Decra, world pioneers of lightweight roofing solutions, have launched to UK specifiers a new satin-finish steel tile. The Elegance tile, which is available in three satin finishes - graphite, mocca and terracotta - adopts the Decra trend of an additional protective coating on its underside which is unique to the brand and gives it even greater longevity. Elegance has been produced using a unique four-stage manufacturing process as opposed to the usual two stages.
Each tile has been cleaned, dried, painted and baked, with a powder coating on the upper surface as opposed to the traditional Decra granular coating.
Weighing just 5.47kg/m2 which is one ninth lighter than the concrete equivalent, but with the same texture, appearance and allure as clay, they can be used on minimal roof pitches - down to 10 degrees - as well as for vertical hanging, giving architects and designers complete design flexibility.
The tiles are backed by another first - a unique 30-year guarantee that covers not just the tiles but also the complete weather security of the entire roof, In addition, they can be backed by the QA+ insurance-backed guarantee for installed systems including materials and labour, again to give specifiers and contractors ultimate peace of mind in today's risk conscious culture Easy to handle and quick to install in all weather conditions, the low-maintenance Decra Elegance satin tile is the latest addition to the comprehensive Decra range - the pantile Classic, extra-thick Plus, the slate double Stratos, and the clay plain tile double Oberon.
As a member of the global Icopal group, all Decra tiles can be complemented by systems for ventilation, underlays and membranes, eaves protection, warm roof insulated tile support and rainwater.