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Is Decra Roofing a Good Choice for Denver?

Denver homeowners experience hail almost every year. After a significant hail storm hits their home they need to decide what they are going to do about replacing their roof. If insurance agrees to pay for a new one, the choices are

  • Do I go with the same roof material and just pay the deductible?
  • Do I upgrade to a hail resistant roofing product and pay extra?
  • Do I go for a long term solution and search for the strongest roofing system out there?

When the home or building owner is researching hail resistant roofing products, they will likely find Decra Stone Coated Steel Roofing near the top of the list. Decra is a well-known and established roofing manufacturer. They are the leader in Stone Coated Steel roofing. Stone coated steel is a unique combination of manufactured steel panels shaped to look like shake roof tiles or slate roof tiles. Then they are then coated with a fine layer of crushed stone and an adhesive. The stone can be colored to give it a decorative finish.

The process of “Stone coating” steel was developed around the World War two era. It was designed to inhibit rust from forming on steel. It also turned out to be good camouflage so it served two important purposes during this time frame. Since then the process has been refined and improved.

Denver’s dry climate is good for this type of material. We don’t get a lot of rust problems. Our dry climate is not good for cedar shake. Real shake dries out too fast. Stone-coated steel can give you the look of a shake roof without the problems.

image of metal shake roof from DECRA
DECRA Shake roof

DECRA stone coated steel can dramatically enhance the look of a home. It is a long term solution that does well in most hail storms. It is not hail proof but it comes close. Stone-coated steel can give you a sophisticated high-end look to your home.

Call New Roof Plus to learn more about the options you would have. We have very experienced and can give you great advice on its benefits and costs.

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