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sustainble-roofing

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 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
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9 References