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DECRA Metal Roofing: Testing For Quality Above and Beyond the Competition

Mark GallantNovember 30, 2020
Since DECRA products are engineered to withstand anything Mother Nature can dish out, we submit all products for independent laboratory testing to verify that the ...

What Goes Into a DECRA Metal Roof?

Mark GallantNovember 16, 2020
What Goes Into a DECRA Metal Roof? In the 1940s, the Decraspray company was commissioned to develop a granular spray coating to camouflage shiny metal roofs in Allied ...

10 Things to Know About Metal Roofing

Mark GallantOctober 26, 2020
For most of the 20th Century, metal roofing products were manufactured primarily for industrial and commercial buildings. High-maintenance wood shakes, clay tile, and ...

Understanding Roof Underlayments

Mark GallantAugust 31, 2020
Roof underlayment is an essential part of the complete roof system that provides a weather-resistant backup barrier beneath the roofing surface materials. In this ...

DECRA Stone-Coated Steel: The Best Roofing Material for Fire Protection

Mark GallantAugust 24, 2020
Fire Risk in the US According to 2017 Verisk data reported by the Insurance Information Institute, 4.5 million US homes are at high or extreme risk from wildfire. ...

Department of Energy Study Verifies the Thermal Performance of DECRA Metal Roofing

Mark GallantAugust 10, 2020
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), an acclaimed laboratory dedicated to research for the U.S. Department of Energy, completed a study that provides authoritative ...

What happens when lightning strikes a metal roof?

Mark GallantJuly 6, 2020
Lightning strikes on metal roofs are an understandable concern for homeowners considering an upgrade to a metal roof. Extensive research on lightning protection reveals ...

Supercharge Energy Efficiency With DECRA Metal Roofing

Mark GallantJune 15, 2020
Learn how using advanced underlayments with DECRA Metal Roofing products can increase energy-efficiency by up to 218%. DECRA contracted with R&D Engineering* to compare ...

Do Metal Roofs Rust?

Mark GallantMay 18, 2020
To answer this question, it’s important to note that not all metal roofs are created equal. The rusty roof on your neighbor’s shed? That’s a sheet of corrugated metal. ...

Understanding Wind Uplift Ratings for Roofing

Mark GallantApril 27, 2020
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is off to the fastest start in recorded history and warmer ocean temperatures are expected to generate hurricanes and tropical storms ...