People: Contractor, Metal Pro Roofing, Ottawa; engineer, Paterson Group, Ottawa
Products: A total of 16,000 square feet of Decra Shake stone-coated steel roofing in chestnut from Decra Roofing Systems, Corona, Calif., was installed on battens.
Fine Points: The roof on the Saint Tekle Church was a steep A-frame deck with large sloping, curved sections between each of the peaks. Because of the unique shape, the material chosen needed to be flexible enough to hug the contours of the roof. The Decra Shake product was selected for its look, flexibility, and durability. The church is located in an area where freeze and thaw conditions are common, so the material had to withstand the tough Ottawa weather. The project started with a complete tear-off of old cedar shake. The steel Decra Shake then was then installed over the existing battens with use of the scaffolding. The material could be bent and installed over curved surfaces to retain the unique shape of the church’s roof.