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Looking as new, this country home has been extended and revitalised with a new Gerard Corona Shake roof
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People don't always choose to move when they become dissatisfied with aspects of their existing homes. Sometimes the best solution is a refurbishment, such as the one that has transformed the Bay of Plenty house featured here.

The owners wanted to update their home and to introduce more sun to the interior. But replacing the roof was the first priority, they say.

"We disliked the colour of the old clay tiles and we had always been wary of their weight after the discovery of minor cracks following the Edgecumbe earthquake," they say. "After spending months looking at roofing in new subdivisions in Mount Maunganui and Tauranga, we agreed that Gerard Corona Shake was the most suitable for the style of home we were developing. We also appreciated the insulation benefits of the roofing and its low-maintenance requirements."


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The view of the exterior of a house featuring Corona Shake tiles in charcoal

The tiled roofing now contrasts with the brick home's newly plastered exterior and new aluminium joinery.

Gerard Corona Shake has a flat, clean-lined profile, with a patterned grain. The roofing is available in a range of standard and bold colours, with either a satin or textured finish.

As with other lightweight Gerard Roofs products, specifying Gerard Corona Shake can result in structural cost and labour savings. The 50-year pro-rata weatherproof guarantee also covers coastal locations.

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The view of the exterior of a house featuring Corona Shake tiles in charcoal

For additional information, contact Gerard Roofs, phone 0800 244 766, or visit the websites: www.gerardroofs.co.nz or www.Trendsideas.com.

Aug 24, 2003
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