Sunday, January 21, 2007

DECRA Metal Roofing Shingles

By Mark J. Donovan

DECRA’s metal roofing shingles, look like traditional asphalt shingles when installed. The metal shingles are sold in bundles and squares. Each metal shingle is 21” x 52” in width and height and is stone-coated in one of five color variations.

DECRA’s stone-coated metal shingles are much less sensitive to damage. You can walk on them without concern for denting. They are also guaranteed to not be damaged by hail due to their unique construction.

DECRA’s metal shingles weigh approximately one third of standard asphalt shingles. They are extremely light which enables them to frequently be installed over existing asphalt shingle layer(s). As a result, the labor cost savings associated with installing metal shingles can somewhat mitigate their high unit cost.

DECRA metal shingles are installed similarly to regular asphalt shingles, however they include an interlocking mechanism between the top of one course of shingles and the bottom of another. This interlocking mechanism helps to enable DECRA to provide a 120MPH wind warranty with its metal shingles.

To learn more on metal roofing installation and technology see Metal Roofing Installation.

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