There’s nothing like living on the coast but with as many benefits as this location brings, there are also serious disadvantages. Inclement weather can cause serious damage, especially to a roof. So how can home and business owners help to protect their buildings by installing a metal roof?

Reasons To Install A Metal Roof On A Coastal Home

DECRA metal roofing is made from high-grade and impact-resistant steel that is stone coated using an acrylic-based bonding formula. This process creates a roof that is far more durable than asphalt, tile, cedar or any other roofing material. Visually, DECRA metal roofs are designed to resemble traditional shingles, shakes, or tiles to suit any style.

Here’s why metal roofing is the best material for a coastal home or business:

DECRA Metal Roofs Provide Protection From The Elements

Here’s how DECRA handles the torrential downpours, hail, and strong winds that come with hurricane season. 


Hail can cause the loss of granules, create soft spots in the roof, split shingles, expose the roof felt, and if large enough, even punch a hole through the roof. 

The strength of a DECRA roof has resulted in a UL2218 Class 4 impact rating, the highest possible impact rating for a roof. The Lifetime Limited Warranty provides coverage for hail damage caused by hail up to 2.5 inches in diameter. 


When a home has a roof made with traditional materials, strong winds can cause the material to loosen and split around fasteners. This exposes the roof deck to the elements. 

DECRA installation involves an interlocking system to keep the shingle, shake, or tile in place. This system uses stainless steel screws that are highly resistant to corrosion. The combination creates a roof that can withstand winds up to 120 mph, protecting the roof deck. 


When rain is driven by the wind under a traditional roofing material, it can cause warping and curling. Additionally, traditional materials are fastened only at the top, and rain blown up and under causes leaks that cause further damage. 

A Metal Roof Has Unmatched Longevity

Depending on the material that has been used a roof built with traditional materials will only last around 10-30 years. A DECRA roof typically lasts between 40-70 years! 

DECRA Helps Improve Energy Efficiency

A DECRA roof can help to reduce the cost to cool a home in the heat by as much as 25%! That’s a huge savings! 

Call Us For Your Metal Roofing Quote

Once you or your contractor has taken measurements, contact our team for a quote. Call 610-466-5482 or email