DECRA Roofing Systems is a manufacturer of stone coated steel roofing systems for residential and commercial applications. Decra is headquartered in Corona, CA, and is part of Fletcher Building, a New Zealand company with reported revenue of $9.04 billion in 2016.
DECRA founder Lou Fisher hatched the idea for his company based on the observation that English World War II aircraft hangers were protected from rust and corrosion due to the use of bitumen paint. In 1954 he acquired the rights to manufacture bitumen paint outside the UK and registered Decramastic as a trademark. In 1957 the company, based in New Zealand, produced its first bitumen coated roof tile. In 2000 the company opened an office dedicated to serving the African market. In the United States DECRA operates out of a 104,000 square foot facility in Corona, CA, and has warehouses in Indianapolis, IN, and Arlington, TX.
DECRA invites new contractors to join its JumpStart program, which offers cash rebates, training and support to contractors who are new to DECRA. Contractors enrolled in JumpStart will receive rebates on their first three DECRA installs and bonus incentives on products. The program is open to roofing contractors from the United States and Canada who have not previously installed DECRA products.
DECRA’s stone coated steel roofing panels feature an interlocking design. They feature a wide selection of colors and are available in five different profiles: Shake, which features the looks of cedar shake; Shake HD,with the detail of a thick, rustic, hand split wood shake; Tile, featuring the design of Mediterranean tile; Villa Tile, with the detail of old world Italian tile; and Shingle XD, which has the appearance of a heavy weight architectural shingle.
DECRA Roofing Systems follows an Environmental Management System, which includes several components. A few of these components are: preventing pollution, conserving natural resources and minimizing waste, and encourage environmental improvement throughout the supply chain.
DECRA roofing panels are covered by a lifetime warranty from manufacturing defects, hail damage, and blow-offs in wind speeds up to 120 miles per hour.