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5 Factors to Consider Before Remodeling Your Roof

Trevor UnderwoodJanuary 11, 2021
Studies show the average roof lifespan is 25 years, so many homeowners put off the investment for as long as possible when deciding on a replacement. If you're wondering ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

The Ultimate Metal Shake Roof: Traditional Style With DECRA Lifetime Durability

Mark GallantApril 13, 2020
What is Shake Roofing? A Brief History Shake roofing is a relatively modern term which came into use after the advent of mass-manufactured asphalt shingles early in the ...

Increase Home Value and Curb Appeal With DECRA Metal Roofing

Mark GallantApril 6, 2020
How Any New Roof Can Improve Home Value Even the best conventional roofs will require replacement, some as frequently as every 10 to 20 years. An old roof can definitely ...

What Homeowners Need to Know Before a Roof Replacement or Remodel

Mark GallantMarch 16, 2020
Even at the highest end of the real estate spectrum many of today's most sophisticated and elegant homes are encumbered by less than optimal "legacy" roofing systems ...