Military Goes Metal with DECRA
29 Palms Military Housing Get DECRA Metal Roofing.
The desert is a difficult place to build and work; there are physical and environmental challenges to overcome. In the desert environment of 29 Palms, the military was tearing down old housing and building new homes for personnel. Since this is a military installation there were added challenges.
The first challenge was the environment. The desert of 29 Palms experiences high winds over 90 mph. Because of their unique interlocking design, DECRA panels have a 120 mph wind warranty, and have been tested to a velocity of 150 mph. Furthermore, the interlocking panels provide protection from the elements.
Steel is strong and lightweight. DECRA panels weigh only 125 – 150 pounds per square installed. The lightweight, easy to install characteristics of DECRA panels were important to the health and safety of the installation crew; dehydration and exhaustion are a constant concern in the heat of the desert. The lightweight panels were easy to carry up the roof, but strong enough to permit other trades to work on the roof without damage.
An added benefit of DECRA Tile & Shake is the ability for batten installation. A recent study out of Oak Ridge National Labs confirms that the air space created by a batten installation helps reduce heat build up in attics, and prevent it from moving into the conditioned space; a true benefit for a desert climate. Although the DECRA Villa Tile used in the 29 Palms project is a true barrel tile and is installed Direct to Deck, it allows for a 3 inch airspace. This airspace acts much like the installation used for DECRA Tile and Shake, allowing for airspace to help prevent heat build up in attic space.
DECRA Roofing Systems profiles require little to no maintenance, are fire safe, are attractive in appearance and enhance overall curb appeal. Also, all of the DECRA Roofing Systems steel panels meets sustainability requirements for the military.
Learn more at www.decra.com.
Published at Mon, 02 Oct 2017 20:39:25 +0000