DECRA Roofing Systems was selected by Wall Homes to participate in a March 2009 edition of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Project. The popular television show, which airs Sundays at 8/7c on ABC, focused on “Heroes” during the 2008-09 season.
The Augustin home rebuild project in Keller, TX, was on the fast-track with a 7 day completion from start to finish. The builder, Wall Homes, contacted DECRA about participating in the project. Wall Homes was looking for a barrel tile profile to fit the style of the home with a couple of requirements - it had to install easily and quickly.
DECRA Villa Tile in Rustico Clay was chosen for the project. Villa Tile uses only 25.2 pieces per square and weighs only 160 lbs per square equating to easier handling and quicker installation. By comparison, clay or concrete tile can have over 100 pieces per square and weigh as much as 800 lbs per square – more work required per square for installation and a more cumbersome product to handle. In addition, Villa Tile is made from stone coated steel. Strong and durable, the product allows for foot traffic on the roof and there is no fear of breaking tiles.
DECRA Villa Tile is a great choice for the homeowner, too. With the focus on reducing high energy costs, the 3-1/4” high barrel design of the Villa Tile contributes to the continuous airflow across the deck resulting in less heated air in the attic which equates to less stress on the cooling system, and lower energy consumption.
In addition to being energy efficient, DECRA Villa Tile has upwards of 25% post-consumer recycled steel, a long life cycle and is low maintenance – the family won’t have to worry about their roof. And, like all DECRA profiles, Villa Tile is backed by a 50-year limited warranty, a 120 mph wind warranty, is Class 4 impact resistant, and steel is a non-combustible, Class A fire rated, material.