This photo, taken after the 1991 Oakland, California
firestorm shows the devastating damage to a neighborhood. Burning embers destroyed all of the homes in the neighborhood, except the masonry home that was roofed with
Gerard Stone-Coated Steel Roofing.
While all of the neighbors fought (without success) to save
their homes by watering down their asphalt roofs, burning embers could not ignite the
steel roof. This single house with the steel roof survived while all others around it were destroyed.