Sustainablility with DECRA and Stone Coated Steel 

Through responsible design, development and manufacturing of environmentally preferred products, we reduce our ecological footprint along with that of our customers and ultimately the end consumer.



Metal is a beneficial resource


PDF   Ecological Benefits of Metal Roofing
PDF   Steel and the Environment (link to the Steel Framing Alliance)
PDF   Innovative Design - The Solarium House
PDF   G8 Summit Building - The Natural Solution


Contains 25 - 30% recycled content


PDF   Recycled Content of Metal Roofing and Siding Panels
PDF   2007 The Inherent Recycled Content of Today's Steel

Recyclable at end-of-lifeLong product life-cycle
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Tear-off of old roof material not required - diverts old materials from landfills
PDF   Re-roofing Over Asbestos St. Anthony Retreat Center
PDF   Re-roofing Over Slate Helen Hayes Hospital

Member U.S. Green Building Council

  USGBC Website

DECRA’s Contribution to LEED®

PDF   LEED® for Homes
PDF   New Construction / Commercial

World Health Organization Standard Testing (Water Run-off)

  WHO White Paper - Investigation of Rainfall Contact on Roof Tiles


Oakridge National Labs Over the Deck Venting Study

PDF   Cool Roofing Article - Summation


The Effects of Infrared-Blocking Pigments and Deck Venting on 
Stone-Coated Metal Residential Roofs William A. Miller Jan 2006


  PDF   1 Table of Contents / Study Abstract
  PDF   2 Executive Summary
  PDF   3 Introduction
  PDF   4 Steep-Slope Attic Assembly
  PDF   5 Solar Reflectance and Thermal Emittance
  PDF   6 Field Test Results
  PDF   7 Conclusions
  PDF   8 Recommendations

9 References