Recent Review: The hail storm of July 13 trashed our roof to a point where it was no longer serviceable. We were interested in a roofing system that would be visually distinctive like cedar shakes without the drawbacks. Metal roofing systems made sense as an option due to their resistance to wind and hail, their lighter weight, and their visual distinctiveness. We found that Horn Bros. had installed many Gerard roofs in Fort Collins and that their customers were almost universally pleased, both with the Gerard roof and with Horn Bros. service. The job took 4 days from start to finish. The Horn Bros. crew left remarkably little debris around the property -- in the past, we had found stray shingle pieces and roofing nails years after a re-roof. It has been our experience that contractors who pay attention to the little things typically get the big things right, and Horn Bros. certainly fits that bill. They even corrected a flashing installation problem that was missed by the folks who installed the original roof! I would use Horn Bros. again, but this roof won't have to be replaced for quite some time! The only negative I can offer is about the cost of metal roof compared to asphalt shingles or cedar shakes -- if you are replacing a cedar roof you will likely have some additional expense beyond what your insurance company may reimburse; you'll have to determine if the other benefits of metal roofing systems are worth the expense. If your current roof is asphalt, the upgrade charge will be much higher.