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Metal CF Slate Gives Historic Church a Facelift

When it comes to choosing roofing tiles, quality is key. What is needed is a high-performance product that stays true to the building design and looks great. Whether a designer needs to rejuvenate a facade or is undertaking a new project for an entire building, they want to ensure they're working with the best roofing products on the market.

Gerard provides high performing shingle roof tiles, which are ideal for commercial projects and heritage buildings. Gerard Roofs have a number of benefits, as shown in the recent case study of the St James’ church in Auckland.

Without a vital roof refurbishment, historic St James’ church in Ardmore was in danger of being forced to close. Several of the hardy shingles installed in the 1990s had blown off, causing leaking.

Local business SH Roofing Ltd undertook the new roofing project using Gerard's CF Slate textured finish tile, in the shade of weathered timber for the main roof and bell tower. These tiles are designed to withstand UV rays and high winds, ensuring performance whatever the weather.

The existing tongue and groove sarking and all of the timbers were in good condition, so the metal shingles were installed directly onto the sarking sub-structure with a new underlay. The complete church re-roof took place over four days in March this year.

SH Roofing Ltd owner, Scott Harris said once the scaffolding was up, re-roofing of the church was a straightforward operation. The installation team “set aside four days to remove the old hardy shingles and install Gerard’s CF Slate”.

Project Manager Barry Wrigg said the new roof not only offered superior protection, it also looked great. The exterior now matches the magnificent interior of the church, with its kauri tongue and groove ceiling and exposed beams.

Listed as a Category Two historic building, there were additional aspects to consider as part of the project before work could commence. Using Gerard’s CF Slate tiles made this process effortless as the style of the original roof was never compromised.

Stone-coated pressed metal tiles use new technologies and materials compared to other traditional roofing products, offering several benefits including durability and an attractive aesthetic. Gerard’s CF Slate tiles are ideal for commercial projects and heritage buildings as they retain the look and feel of the original structure. With Gerard’s 30-year warranty, designers also have peace of mind when choosing products. 

For an innovative product for future commercial or heritage building projects, Gerard’s metal shingles are a great choice. Gerard Roofs perform under pressure while giving designers the look they want, guaranteed. 

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