Roof replacements are one of the costliest pieces of routine maintenance for the typical homeowner. With a little luck and potentially frequent moves, some homeowners may be able to avoid ever having to replace a roof. However, homeowners who plan to stay in the same house and pay off a 15-year or 30-year mortgage will likely have to replace their roofs at least once and likely two or even three times. It doesn’t have to be that way.

A modern stone-coated Gerard metal roof may outlast your home itself. Made of 26-gauge galvanized steel, coated with an acrylic basecoat embedded with ceramic earth-stone granules and coated with a baked on acrylic glaze, these roofs are built to last. Some experts theorize they will last 50-75 years.

At C & T Siding, we start with structural grade steel roofing panels to create these mighty, durable roofs. The panels are hot-dipped in a zinc-aluminum alloy. The coating provides corrosion protection for up to 50 years and longer in some environments.

The panels are then primed with an acrylic coating and then covered with a basecoat. Gerard’s proprietary basecoat is UV resistant. It bonds the stone granules, which are the final layer of the roof tiles, and adds an extra layer of protection against harmful sun rays and water.

Ceramic-coated stone granules make up the final coating of the Gerard metal roof. While adding an attractive finish, this layer is also UV-resistant. This final coat comes in a variety of colors and styles so your roof can complement your home in the best way possible.

The steel roof panels are rigid enough to withstand some pressure. You can walk on your Gerard roof, for example. The roof will also withstand winds of up to 120 miles per hour. With metal roofing in St. Paul, you don’t have to worry about wicked winter winds. The panels will not burn, and it would require giant hail, larger than 2.5 inches in diameter, to penetrate the steel panels.


Better yet, the steel panels are partially composed of recycled steel. These are environmentally sound roofs, and we take pride in being a friend to the environment. Less than 2% of the waste used to make these roofs goes into landfills, and we only use steel from suppliers with onsite recycling. We purchase most of our roofing materials from vendors who promote recycling, and we personally recycle pallets and paper in our own offices and manufacturing centers.

If you’re a friend to the environment, you can be assured that a stone-coated Gerard metal roof meets LEED certification and comes in 3 certified Energy Star colors. We also recommend our clients reclaim the water that runs off of their new roofs. That water can be used in your garden or to water your lawn.

An elegant Gerard metal stone-coated roof is sure to make your home the envy of the neighborhood. This roof will protect not only your home and the possessions inside of it, while its durability protects your pocketbook from the cost of future roof replacements.