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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 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 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. ...

Stone-Coated Steel: The Best Roofing Material for Desert Homes

Trevor UnderwoodAugust 3, 2020
Elements That Affect Desert Homes Desert home roofs face some of the most challenging extremes of temperature, wind, sand, low humidity, and sunlight exposure. While ...

Are Metal Roofs Energy-Efficient?

Trevor UnderwoodJuly 13, 2020
The roof of a building is exposed to the sun more than any other part of the structure, making the roofing material a critical factor when it comes to energy efficiency. ...

DECRA Case Study - Hearthstone Historic House

Tyler HollidayJune 22, 2020
When the switch was thrown on September 30, 1882, Hearthstone House became the world’s first private residence to be illuminated by electricity generated by an Edison ...

What is the Best Roofing Material for Costa Rica?

Trevor UnderwoodJune 8, 2020
Facing the Variety of Climate Challenges in Costa Rica  With an average latitude just 10 degrees north of the equator, the tropical paradise of Costa Rica has unique ...

Title 24 Cool Roofs For California Homeowners and Building Owners

Trevor UnderwoodMay 11, 2020
As California’s population rapidly increased in the 1970’s and the problems of urban heat islands, air quality, and stressed power grids became all too apparent, the ...

RoofScreen Selects DECRA Metal Roofing to Meet Wind Pressure Design Challenges

Trevor UnderwoodMay 4, 2020
Located in Poplarville, Mississippi, Pearl River Community College sits in the heart of the “Dixie Alley” tornado belt. The region gets hit by an average of 43 tornados ...

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 ...