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DECRA Metal Roofing’s Manufacturing Facility: The Heart of Operational Excellence

Trevor UnderwoodNovember 2, 2020
DECRA Innovation Since 1957 DECRA has been the roofing industry’s leading innovator since 1957, with historical roots going back even further to World War 2. That’s when ...

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 ...

Case Study: A 1978 DECRA Tile Roof Passes the Test of Time

Trevor UnderwoodOctober 19, 2020
In 1978, building owner and master roofer Charles Lortle converted an Ottawa apartment building into an upscale condominium complex. Lortie chose DECRA Tile for the roof ...

DECRA: A History of Roofing Resilience

Trevor UnderwoodOctober 12, 2020
When the Decraspray Company was commissioned by Allied Command way back in World War 2 to develop a technique for protecting critical metal-roofed supply and ordnance ...

Strength and Beauty For All Styles With Stone-Coated Metal Roofing

Trevor UnderwoodOctober 5, 2020
For decades, residential architects and master home builders had no choice but to rely on less efficient, less durable, "traditional" roofing materials to fulfill the ...

Modern Wood Shake and Wood Shingle Roofing

Trevor UnderwoodSeptember 28, 2020
The term “wood shingles” is often used interchangeably with “wood shakes” but generally “shakes” for roofing are of a thicker cut than the wood “shingle” with its butt ...

DECRA Case Study: Algonquin Pod Company

Trevor UnderwoodSeptember 21, 2020
In 2012, the Algonquin Pod Company introduced a comfortable, secure, and versatile lodging option that revolutionized the North American camping and tourism industries. ...

DECRA Metal Roofing vs. Standing Seam Metal Roofs

Trevor UnderwoodSeptember 14, 2020
Metal roofing has evolved. There’s no question that metal roofs are the superior choice for durability, energy efficiency, and longevity. Any metal roof can easily ...

Stone-Coated Metal Roofing Tools: Steel Benders and Cutters

Trevor UnderwoodSeptember 7, 2020
Swenson Shear’s line of stone-coated steel cutters and benders can help save time, increase profit margins, reduce material waste, and improve craftsmanship for ...

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 ...