DECRA shakes are getting more popular in residential roofing with each passing day. Not only that they offer excellent durability and resiliency, but they are also available in a wide range of colors. They can withstand almost anything Mother Nature has to offer. DECRA shakes are metal shakes coated with stone granules and they have proven themselves as one of the top roofing materials available on the market today. That means that they could be perfect candidate next time you decide to replace your roof.
There are four types of DECRA profiles available for installation – shake, tile, shingle and shingle plus. You can choose various color schemes and patterns no matter which profile you pick. That color selection will allow you to easily match your DECRA roofing system color with the color of your property. This way, your property can look amazing with an extra curb appeal and it can even boost the market value of your property. As for protection, once you install DECRA shakes on your property, you can rest easy knowing that your home is fully protected from all outside weather conditions. These shakes have a Class A fire rating, and they can easily withstand winds that can reach up to 120 miles per hour and they are highly resistant to impacts by debris and hailstone. DECRA shakes have deep roots in history as well. They were invented in 1957, but the idea upon which DECRA shakes are based and created is even older. During the Second World War, the British were forced to utilize corrugated metal in construction when they were quickly reconstructing buildings that were damaged or destroyed by the German Luftwaffe. Using corrugated metal in construction was not that strange, but they needed a new way to conceal all that shiny metal. They decided that the best way to cover shiny exposed metal is by coating it in tar and then sprinkle it with stone chips or to use a coating made out of coal emulsion. Coal emulsion coating was designed in such a way that it was resistant to chemical fumes and acid. It was also highly resistant to water vapor. DECRA came to California some 30 to 40 years ago and since then, it was one of the best roofing materials available for residential properties. Homeowners like them because they have so many useful features; they offer high level of protection, they are durable, robust and sturdy, they are available in various colors and patterns, they can be installed directly over old slate roofing material, they can be used to encapsulate dangerous asbestos which means that you won’t have to risk your health and spend large amounts of money on removal.
If you are looking for a roofing material that can protect your home, you, and your loved ones, then DECRA shingles might be the perfect solution for you. Also, if you are looking for a skilled and competent roofer to carry out your Flower Mound DECRA roofing project, then Reilly Roofing is the roofer you need to hire. We have an excellent and experienced crew capable of installing DECRA roof, a trait not many roofers can pride themselves with. Give us a call as soon as possible and your home will be protected by DECRA roofing system in no time.
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