Eraj shadaram
12/5/2017
I am working on building a new addition to my house and I need to buy matching roof for my new section. My current roof is made of metal. Please help me identify the brand and model. If this product is no longer on the market, Is there anyway to buy something close to it and integrated to the existing roof? Also, as far as the color, to make the new addition to match with the old one, is it a good idea to paint the entire roof once the new addition is added? if so what kind of paint do you recommend? Thanks for your help. Adam
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
12/5/2017
Looks like a Decra Mediterranean Tile to my eye.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
12/5/2017
Thanks. If that isn't Decra, they should be able to tell you whose it is. Generally, I am not sure that the stone-coated products accept paint well.
Guest User
12/5/2017
That is Sierra Tile, its been out of production for many years. Made in Rancho Cordova in the mid to late 80's. Best you can do to match it is Decra as mentioned by Eric or Metro Tile... they both have a similar profile. I do not believe Sierra Tile was installed outside of California... mostly SAC to San Diego via Cal Pac Roofing who i used to work for.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
12/5/2017
Thanks Andy ... you refreshed my memory a lot.
Guest User
12/5/2017
I wouldn't paint the new tiles they will not match anyway and probably void your warranty. The old could be painted but there are potential issues doing that. A roofer who knows those products can walk on that but getting a painter up there to paint it will just dent the heck out of the roof. Your better off not painting even when they tell you they know how to. I would only let someone paint if i had it in writing that they were responsible for all roof damage they WILL cause. I would also have a metal roofer pre-inspect the job to document any damage then re-inspect after the painting. Remember, replacement panels are not available and the Decra nor Metro tiles interlock with Sierra tiles. Your Sierra tiles are the color called Terra Cotta, i am pretty sure Decra and Metro have something similar. Even if available, new Sierra Tile would stick out like a sore thumb against the old tiles. Your addition shouldn't be an issue, just separate the old tiles from new tiles at a valley or hip and use new tiles in the new area. Also, it is critical your contractor doesn't damage the existing roof tiles during the demo for the new framing. Have them carefully removed and stack them in a safe place to be reused. They will be reused by using screws to re-attach them to the battens through the existing nail holes. Todd...Cal Pac's owner (he and Joe Wilson) at the time developed Sierra Tile to be a made in USA alternative to the NZ based Decra...at that time all the Decra Tile installed by Cal Pac was coming from NZ...pretty sure it was called Decramastic then. It was notably less walk-able and had a very particular sound when you walked on it. Perhaps the double bump nose was an effort to make it more walk-able than the Decramastic.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
12/6/2017
Thanks again, Andy. It's all coming back to me now. I remembered this panels as different because of the "double bump" but I just couldn't remember the full story. Thank you!
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
12/6/2017
Thanks Andy. That's a good eye.

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