DECRA – The Original Stone-Coated Steel
DECRA is the original stone coated steel roofing system. The DECRA product line represents a perfect blending of over 50 years of research and practical experience. Offering the ultimate in performance and engineering design is what DECRA roofing systems are all about. DECRA Roofing Systems are made in the U.S.A.
DECRA Roofing Systems has a captivating history dating back to World War II. Frequent bombings on British soil by the German Luftwaffe produced an urgent need to reconstruct many buildings quickly and easily out of makeshift materials. While corrugated metal provided a quick remedy to reconstruct damaged buildings, evening bombing raids continued to be menacing. The Luftwaffe dropped flairs to help illuminate the bombing runs. The British government had to find a company to develop an alternative protective coating material. Industrial chemists from the Decra Spray Company of Kent , England alleviated the problem by developing an emulsion coating.
Throughout the war this coating protected valuable food storage depots that were critical to achieving victory. In the years following the war, various attempts were made to remove the functional coating, which had served its purpose. But, the coating had bonded with the steel so well that removal was virtually impossible. With evidence that the underlying metal had been well preserved, many re-evaluated it’s potential for commercial and eventually residential use.
Over the years, DECRA Roofing Systems has made advancements in production, styles, color, and installation methods, but the product’s origins will forever remain an ingenious solution that has benefited people around the world for over 50 years.
DECRA Shake offers the distinctive beauty and richness of cedar shake while providing durability and longevity. This superior product is available in a diverse range of colors guaranteed to complement any color scheme.
DECRA® SHAKE XD®
DECRA Shake XD, emulating the classic beauty and architectural detail of a thick, rustic, hand-split wood shake, has a unique hidden fastening system and is installed direct to deck.
DECRA Tile, offering the beauty and style of Mediterranean tile, adds a unique elegance to any home. With a long-standing reputation for performance, longevity and versatility, it is an ideal, lightweight alternative to traditional tile products.
DECRA® VILLA TILE
A unique and premium offering, DECRA Villa Tile features the classic beauty, elegance and architectural detail of an old-world Italian tile. Durable, lightweight and a true barrel tile, Villa Tile outclasses the competition. It’s an excellent alternative to clay and concrete tile in areas where freeze-thaw weathering is present.
DECRA® SHINGLE XD®
DECRA Shingle XD has the rich, bold appearance of a heavyweight architectural shingle at a fraction of the weight. With its thick-cut edges and deep, distinctive shadow lines, DECRA Shingle XD provides greater dimensionality and a robust appearance. This profile adds wonderful appeal to traditionally styled homes and is ideal to those who prefer the look of heavy-cut wood shingles.