In the same way as a mirror reflects light, Decra Foil reflects 95% of heat and reduces the flow of heat by 70-80%. With Africa’s hot climate, Decra Foil is an effective barrier to heat entering the home.
Because some 60-70% of heat in a property is generated through the roof, Decra Foil significantly reduces internal temperatures, which can help dramatically reduce the cost of air conditioning by upto 25%. But Decra Foil does much more. Manufactured from high grade polished aluminium and reinforced fibreglass, it acts as a barrier against moisture, water vapour, wind, dust and insects. It also contains fire retardant properties, reducing the risk of damage in the event of fire.
Gerard Ventilation systems can produce savings in your air conditioning usage. By extracting warm air from your home, Gerard Roof Vents combined with Decra Foil can reduce average room temperatures by up to 5°C. Developed to provide high capacity air flow, the Sanitary Vent is ideal for kitchen and bathroom ventilation.
Gerard Cowl Vent meanwhile is a discreet and efficient choice for ventilation, venting an area of 12,500mm².
Each vent is built into a stone coated Gerard Roof tile so that it seamlessly matches the roof, and enjoys UV / colour stability, while the design includes a super fine mesh grill to prevent insects and rain from entering the roof space.
Gerard® Sun Tunnel
Gerard Sun Tunnel brings natural light into the home, providing a healthier environment, while reducing electricity costs.
Mounted in a genuine Gerard profile base, it seamlessly matches your roofs. The lightweight dome captures the suns natural light form any angle and directs it into even the darkest areas of your home. A double glazed diffuser reflects the light through the ceiling fitting which looking like any ordinary light. The energy efficiency of the Gerard Sun Tunnel could see your lighting and energy bills tumbling.
It’s easy to install and comes in 3 ready assembled parts: Roof Section, Attic Section and Ceiling Section.
Allowing natural light to flood into your home, the Gerard Roof Window opens at the bottom to provide extra ventilation, additional headroom and uninterrupted views.
The window is manufactured from polycarbonate with a filter of arcyclic. The combination has a supreme durability and UV resivance, and is impact-proof against all types of rough weather including monsoon rains.
Easy to install, the Gerard Roof Window is available in all Genuine Gerard Roof Tile profile to ensure complete weather security after installation. Measuring 510 x 466mm these windows come with a fully re-inforced timber frame and are offered as an escape window for use in the event of fire.