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Natural Appearance

Whether it’s shake from a cedar tree, slate quarried from a mountain side, or terracotta molded from clay – our proprietary engineering process has enabled us to create metal casts that look unprecedentedly realistic.

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Inherently Good Natured

True Nature metal tiles are not only true to nature, they’re good for nature as well. Our tiles take inspiration from the outdoors while leaving nature’s resources where they belong. Learn more about the sustainable benefits of metal roofing.

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A Natural Palette

Our design team pulled our palette directly from nature. The variations of tones, shades, and textures mimic natural materials.

Modeled from Nature

Robust edge-sculpting and multi-width imprints remove the manufactured look seen in most metal tiles, creating a more natural appearance. Additional corrugation on our shake profile enhances the tile’s texture and durability.

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We spent years engineering a paint system that is remarkably realistic and withstands the elements

There’s much more to a True Nature roof tile than meets the eye. Each 28-gauge steel metal tile is enhanced by layers of specialized coatings that combine to create a realistic finish that is protected from fading and corrosion in virtually all weather conditions.
Expressence Fluropon Low Sheen Clearcoat
Expressence Fluropon Decorative Ink
Expressence Fluroprime Basecoat
Surface Pre-Treatment
Galvalume Anti-Corrosive Self-Healing Coating
28-Gauge Steel Substrate
Galvalume Anti-Corrosive Self-Healing Coating
Back Coat Pre-Treatment
Corrosion-Resistant Epoxy Back Coat

SMART ENGINEERING

True Nature’s light weight and streamlined design hides features that have been designed through years of development to optimally protect your home.

NATURE-STRONG

True Nature’s Quadra-Loc technology locks our tiles in place on all four sides, with industry-leading profile and lock depth resulting in unprecedented water-tightness and virtually eliminates uplift from winds tested up to a minimum of 215MPH.

COVERAGE
NATURE
INTENDED

When it came to developing a shake and slate metal tile with unprecedented water protection, our engineering team looked to nature for inspiration.

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Water-shedding channels

Capillary action causes water to behave like a sticky substance. Cascading water wants to travel laterally along the edge of a roof tile and seep onto the underlayment. We’ve engineered our proprietary design to lock water into a channel, diverting downward over the tile and away from the underlayment, minimizing the greatest threat to your roof: water damage.

Diagram depicting the diversion of water downward over the roof tile
Diagram depicting the diversion of water downward over the roof tile
Weep Hole

True Nature’s weep holes act as a secondary layer of protection, providing avenues for traveling, trapped water and condensation to drain back down over top of the tile and into your gutters.

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Weep Hole

True Nature’s weep holes act as a secondary layer of protection, providing avenues for traveling, trapped water and condensation to drain back down over top of the tile and into your gutters.

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Drain-savvy ridge caps

True Nature’s proprietary ridge cap system features a 7” wide ridge cap. This allows for a secondary water channel or “beak” that diverts driving rainwater over top of the tile rather than beneath, where it can cause damage to the roof deck.

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Drain-savvy ridge caps

True Nature’s proprietary ridge cap system features a 7” wide ridge cap. This allows for a secondary water channel or “beak” that diverts driving rainwater over top of the tile rather than beneath, where it can cause damage to the roof deck.

The Over-Tile Drainage System

Working together, the various channels and drainage avenues on the interlocked tiles feed rainfall down and over top of the roofing structure, returning rainwater back into the ground as nature intended.