DECRA Roofing Systems, Inc., manufacturer of stone coated steel roofing panels, has a new direct-to-deck stone coated steel roofing system, DECRA Shake XD. Emulating the classic beauty and architectural detail of a thick, rustic, handsplit wood shake, Shake XD features DECRA’s "Cut & Tuck" technology and is available in blended colors, Antiqe Chestnut and Pinnacle Grey.
In keeping with the tradition of providing innovative stone coated steel roofing solutions for over 50 years, this DECRA product has easy-to-use components much like the DECRA Shingle system. According to DECRA President/CEO Bo Hudson, "DECRA’s easy to use "Cut & Tuck" technology offers roofing contractors with no previous metal roofing experience the opportunity to successfully install a DECRA stone coated steel roof."
Shake XD has a hidden fastening system and is installed direct to the deck. Shake XD has only 23.4 pieces per square, installs quickly and requires no special tools. Shake XD is the ideal roof, providing the durability and longevity of stone coated steel. The Shake XD panels are walkable and will not crack, split, curl or break like traditional wood shakes. According to Hudson, "It is characteristics like these that set Shake XD apart from other roofing materials by offering value, quality and longevity."
Since the development and introduction of DECRA Shingle in 2001, DECRA continues to develop stone coated steel roofing for the mainstream market with easy to install panels and components utilizing "Cut & Tuck" technology. This technology allows DECRA panels to be cut using standard tools and fit into DECRA’s roofing components without special application. According to Hudson, "It is the simplification of the installation process and the transition to using traditional roofing distribution channels that has given homeowners and building owners throughout North America the opportunity to choose stone coated steel roofing."
DECRA profiles are backed by a 50-year limited warranty, a 120 mph wind warranty, are Class 4 impact resistant, and steel is a non-combustible, Class A rated material.
For information on DECRA Shake XD or DECRA Roofing Systems, visit www.decra.com.