The Little Black Dress is a fashion "must-have" but that wasn't always the case. Black dresses were available but they weren't thought to be the best choice. Black was reserved as the color of attire worn to funerals and during periods of mourning. Then in 1926 Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s debuted her "Little Black Dress" and changed that custom as well as revolutionized women’s fashion.
The same was true in roofing. Black has been used for centuries but because it is often softer than the other natural hues of slate it didn't have the longevity of most other colors. As you might guess, when there is any indication that a product or color won't hold up as well as its counterparts homeowners tend to shy.
When DaVinci Roofscapes debuted imitation slate roofing tiles the issue of other colors outlasting black was a thing of the past. Davinci's 50 standard colors are constructed from a revolutionary polymer and all products come with a 50-year limited warranty. Homeowners wanting a classic look can now have black worry-free.
DaVinci's roof tiles are virtually maintenance free, more cost-effective than natural slate products and have colors (including black) that lasts and lasts. I think that is something even Ms. Chanel would think is revolutionary, don't you?
Color Expert Kate Smith lends her expertise to DaVinci Roofscapes; a company that has manufactured award-winning synthetic slate and shake roofing since 1999. The polymer roofing tiles are virtually maintenance free and far more cost effective than the natural product. DaVinci leads the industry in tile thickness, the tile width variety and the greatest selection of subtle earth-toned colors. Company products have a 50-year warranty and are 100 percent recyclable.