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Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www. Make a Forum Post. Add a Blog Entry. Recent Reviews Wolverine Wolveri Submit a Product to Review. Ive been hearing talk that these decra shingles are not the way to go. I put on some shingles before three different jobs and never seemed to have a problem. I myself am not completely sold on them.
First of all when they are walked on they dent in. Second, when they are seamed together sometimes they are not flat on each other leaving a gap for water to blow into. As for the snythetic paper they want you to use I think is complete garbage.
Its like plastic and if it rains water will go where you fastened it through roof decking. I know of someone who had this happen to. Has anyone else had problems or is it just me? Im not a fan of the price either. Ive also hear that warrantys are not there when they are needed.
Last edited by AndyWRS; at We are looking for a exp. Top wages, travel and accomodations provided. Last edited by pet; at We started installing Decra shingles in and have approximately sq installed in Eastern Iowa.
We repeatedly had an issue with a leaking roof put on in The customer kept calling after a rain and telling us he had leaks. Not dripping leaks, but his sheeting was wet. He had a walk in attic and would go up and check it out after every rain. Our first inclination was that the water was blowing in the ridge vent. We replaced the ridge vent, still had a problem.
We went back several times and figured out the water was tracking back and wicking down the screws. We filed a claim with Decra, they sent a technician down who said the install was good, and he didn't know why they were leaking. Decra's answer was that we used to big of a screw If you look closely at their installation instructions as they were printed in , they wanted at least 4 screws not smaller than a 8, and for high wind areas they wanted 4 12 screws.
So, we were following the high wind instructions. They also said the screw put in at an angle was tearing the shingles. Once again, they specify the one screw being put in at a 45 degree angle. We sent letters from our attorney, to no avail. We ended up hiring an independent engineer to come look at the project. We had made an agreement with the customer that we would remove the Decra shingles and put on Malarkey asphalt shingles.
The engineer's report states: Water flowing down the face of the panel above returns around the bottom edge where the formed notch is encountered. The water stains show that most of the water that gets into the lap splice is directed to the bottom of the panels and escapes through the weep hole. However, at the top of the lap the panels are screwed together, held apart slightly by the applied aggregate. This narrow gap induces capillary attraction, actively drawing some of the water that gets into the lap up to the fasteners.
We have obviously discontinued installing this product and would recommend that others do not install it either. The company will not stand behind their product. I would be happy to forward a complete copy of the engineers report to anyone who wants to see it.
I agree that decra is not a water tight product. I also agree that synthetic underlayment is total crap And Is just above having no underlayment at all. That combo would be a total nightmare. Very much like Owens Corning Durations and synthetic underlayment combo..
The button caps are rotted off and the paper is looking bad. I was going to split some shakes out of some oak I had, but wow was that hard. I should just shingle it, but I got rid of the chickens for a while. Just registered on the sight. I've had some customers start asking about the Decra product. Haven't installed one yet. If possible could you forward that engineers report. Would be interested to see there evaluation. Originally Posted by barnhartconst. Please forward a complete copy of the engineers report to rdlenear msn.
I am in a situation with needing to repair my roof from a fallen tree. No leaks at this time but fearful of getting defective repair Canyon Brown Decra Shingles that will cause it to start leaking. Original installation was before reported leaking problems. Also are you familiar with the coding printed on the back of the shingles? Is there a way to determine by the coding what replacement shingles might create leaking problems? Hi rdlenear, it will be hard to repair the basic Shingle because of the lock.
I've taken apart the ShingleXD but never the basic Shingle profile. You'll probably have to remove the ridge and work your way down. Too bad we aren't just a bit closer assuming you need a contractor.
Originally Posted by rdlenear. Sounds like stuff they pull. Fletcher Building makes them. I think MS just distributes it. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Search this Thread Advanced Search. Rate This Thread Excellent.
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Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task! Metal Roofing Join Date: Mission Viejo, CA Posts: Decra Shingles We are looking for a exp. Roofing contractor Join Date: Decra Shingles I agree that decra is not a water tight product.
Final Touch Contracting Join Date: Decra Shingles Hello there. Decra Shingles Please forward a complete copy of the engineers report to rdlenear msn. Decra Shingles Hi rdlenear, it will be hard to repair the basic Shingle because of the lock. Originally Posted by rdlenear Please forward a complete copy of the engineers report to rdlenear msn. Decra Shingles Fletcher Building makes them. Switch to Hybrid Mode.
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