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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’s the difference between direct-to-deck and batten installation?

Trevor UnderwoodNovember 23, 2020
The choice between direct-to-deck or batten installations will depend on your individual project needs, the condition of the existing roof, and the recommendation of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

What Is Metal Roofing?

Trevor UnderwoodAugust 17, 2020
There was a time not so long ago when words like "elegant" and "sophisticated" rarely appeared in the same sentence as "metal roofing". For most of the 20th Century, and ...

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 ...

Metal Roofing vs. Synthetic Roofing

Trevor UnderwoodJuly 20, 2020
The 1989 Asbestos Ban and Phase-Out Rule launched the synthetic roofing market as manufacturers scrambled to fill the void in a sector where cancer-causing asbestos was ...

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. ...