The fire resistant solution from Decra Roofing - A safe roofing solution must be extremely fire resistant to prevent hot embers from external fires spreading. The ideal roof will be lightweight yet strong and securely interlocked to prevent it collapsing if an interior fire becomes established.
Decra Roofing systems are made from sheet steel coated with stone chips. Metal roofs are no more vulnerable to a lightning strike than any other non-metallic substrate. Indeed, the likelihood of a lightning strike is determined only by the height and location of the building.
Earthquakes are tragic reminders of the power of nature. Decra Roofs form strong earthquake resistant structure and its lightweight tiles reduce damage and injury. They have been tested and proven under a wide range of extreme natural conditions.
Ultravoilet and Thermal
Decra Roofing Systems have colour durability that lasts for years. They were designed in New Zealand, which records some of the highest levels of UV light in the world, and have been proven on roofs there since they were first manufactured in 1957.
Storm, Wind and Rain
Extreme weather — including violent storms, strong winds up to hurricane strength, and heavy rain — can cause widespread devastation.
Decra Roofing systems have been proven under all possible and extreme weather conditions around the world including large hailstones and heavy snow loads.
The overall cost of a Decra pressed steel roof is similar to the cost of a long-run iron roof and usually less expensive than a concrete tile roof. Decra roofs are likely to be less expensive than any other type of roof because it won’t require special materials or fastenings to cope with extreme conditions.
50 Years Warranty
The extraordinary durability of a Decra roof is backed up by a comprehensive three-point warranty covering weather resistance, surface coating and installation. We believe our warranty is unsurpassed in Africa.
Decra roof tiles undergo strict testing, part of which is for the quality of run-off water from our roofs. In tests, Decra roof tiles are proven not to add anything to the water that falls onto the roof, and in fact exceed the standards set by the World Health Organisation for drinking water. In short, the water that falls onto the roof is exactly the same as is collected by your rainwater guttering system. However, before use, we recommend that the water should be filtered as leaves and twigs etc. can make their way into your tanks. If used for domestic use, the water should probably be boiled first.
The natural stone coating on Genuine Decra roof tiles, combined with our advanced basecoat technology means a Genuine Decra Roof will produce less sound during heavy rainstorms.
Every Genuine Decra roof tile is fixed though the two tiles above, two tiles below and the tiles on either side, securely into the battens below. This incredibly strong fastening means tiles cannot be lifted by intruders.
At only 7.0Kg/m², a Genuine Decra Roof is much lighter than clay or concrete tiles, and even some other metal roofs. This means it requires less support from the walls of the building and less timber to support the roof. These factors reduce the cost of materials; increase the speed of construction thereby lowering the cost of labour.
Genuine Decra tiles were invented by us on the north island of New Zealand. Being a small island, roofs there are constantly under attack from salt in the air that comes from sea spray. Genuine Decra roof tiles have been developed therefore to withstand salt corrosion, making them the perfect choice for building located near the coast. Our free 50 year Warranty covers buildings in marine environments while other roof tile manufacturers do not.
Decra tiles are fast to install, reducing the cost of labour and creating a water sealed building quicker so that internal fit out can proceed. Our Installer Development Program means your local official Genuine Decra Distributor should be able to recommend a Decra Trained Installer providing a professional finish within budget and completed on time.