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Truer than Nature

True Nature metal tiles look and work better than traditional materials when it comes to protecting your home

Traditional shake tiles have a tendency to warp, split, mold, and eventually rot. Slate tiles are beautiful but heavy and prone to breakage and algae growth. Terracotta barrel tiles instantly distinguish a home, but like natural slate, their weight adds unwanted stress to a roof.

Natural Appearance

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

Modeled from Nature

Although the material itself is lightweight to minimize pressure on the roof deck itself, detailed sculpting along the edge of each True Nature tile gives it the visual weight of natural materials. This sculpting combined with multi-width imprints also eliminates the manufactured look often seen in metal roofing materials.

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

Expressence
Premium PVDF Coated Metal

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.
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

Signature Matte
SMP Coated Metal

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.
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.
Silicone Modified Polyester (SMP) Resin Topcoat
Silicone Modified Polyester (SMP) Resin Primer
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 Expoxy Back Coat

Cedar Creek Shake & North Ridge Slate

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 Shake and Slate tiles in place on all four sides, with industry-leading profile and lock depth resulting in unprecedented water-tightness and protection from extreme weather.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Coastal Wave

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.

Direct to deck installation

Thanks to its wide back shelf, Coastal Wave tiles install easily without requiring any costly wood strapping. This makes installation considerably faster than competing metal roof tiles. Even when installed over existing asphalt.

A snug fit

One of the reasons why terracotta tiles have stood the test of time is because of the way they nest together, providing no opportunity for rainwater to seep onto the roof deck. Coastal Wave tiles continue the tradition with a high-rising back shelf and a deep front nose that create a snug overlap against water.

Fastener System

Strategic placement of Coastal Wave’s fasteners locks the tiles together to prevent wind uplift and maximize water-tightness. Color-matched fasteners further reinforce the seamless design.

Water Flow-Thru

Water is directed away from the roof deck thanks to Coastal Wave's snug overlap. The tile's high parallel ribbing naturally channels water off the roof.

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