Decra Shake


Richness of Wood Shake

Rustic-themed properties rely on the rich color and natural texture of wood.
Unfortunately, wood shake roofs have a lengthy list of issues that require routine maintenance in the form of cleaning, treating for insects, and replacing damaged shakes. They also have substantial shortcomings when it comes to durability and performance, including:

  • Fading to dull gray after brief exposure to the sun and elements.
  • Loosening around the fasteners after repeated exposure to wet/dry cycles.
  • Mold and other bacterial growth that requires chemical treatments.
  • Poor resistance to fire, so much so that wood shake roofs are neither recommended nor insured for homes near fire-prone areas.

DECRA Metal Roofing provides the same rustic look of wood shakes, but with the high-performance strength that only metal can provide. 

  • Metal roofs are engineered to withstand the elements, and have the highest ratings for nearly anything Mother Nature has to offer including hailfirehurricanestornados, high windsearthquakes, and snow and ice
  • The high-performance strength of metal gives DECRA roofs a lifespan that lasts two to three times longer than traditional roofing materials, such as wood shakes and clay tile. 
  • Metal roofs are one of the most energy-efficient types of roofing on the market, so much so they can reduce cooling costs by up to 25%.
DECRA Shake provides the look and feel of cedar wood shakes with the durability and low maintenance of stone-coated steel. This is critical in Costa Rica, where the tropical climate can wreak havoc on traditional wood shakes. DECRA shakes withstand severe wind and retain their vibrant colors for decades without chemical protection.