Historic Homes from Coast to Coast

Pennsylvania. Virginia. Iowa. California. All across America you can find historic homes that have been enhanced with DaVinci composite slate and shake roofing tiles.

Up until recent years, restoring a historic home generally meant using original products, like real cedar shakes, clay or slate tiles. Oftentimes that was a tremendous problem. Real cedar roofs can split, cup or attract algae growth in a relatively short time. Real slate and clay tiles are very heavy and can split or crack.

With the introduction of top-quality composite roofing products in the past several decades, historic homes can now have all the long-term beauty of slate and shake roofs without the hassles.

A great example is the Nasratullah home in Mt. Airy, Pennsylvania. The 139-year old home needed a new when the family purchased the house. They researched their options and selected a DaVinci synthetic slate roof in a Sonora blend of terracotta and clay colors to replicate the original tiles on the home's roof.

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In Mill Mountain, Virginia, the Dye family wanted to replicate an original Mediterranean tile roof on their 1929 Italianate-style stone home. They chose DaVinci's Multi-Width Slate roof. "We brightened up the home’s exterior by selecting the Vineyard blend of eight different colors --- dark and medium tan, light and medium gray, light and dark violet, dark stone and dark amber," says homeowner Nancy Dye. "This color combination fits the era of the home and complements our cobblestone driveway and sidewalk, the stone exterior of the house and our copper gutters and snow guards.”

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Midway through the country, in Des Moines, Iowa, the Knoff family decided to replicate the red to gray roofing color with a custom color created by DaVinci Roofscapes for their 300-year-old home. “The bold custom colors created by DaVinci give the house a unified look that complements the detail work of the house trim, siding and stone pathways," says homeowner Carol Knoff.

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Stretching across the country, the Fleur du Lac community in Homewood, California was originally created in 1938 as a private estate for Henry J. Kaiser to serve as his hideaway for himself and the heads of five companies who joined forces to build the Hoover Dam project. Years later the complex was turned into a private condo community. In 2015, the Yacht Club and Boat House were re-roofed with Bellaforté polymer shake tiles. In 2016 project work began on re-roofing the condos on the property.

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"We started with our two most valuable community structures, the Yacht Club and Boat House," says Stewart Dalie, maintenance supervisor and project manager at Fleur du Lac Estates in Homewood, California. "Our plans are to re-roof all of the buildings in the Tahoe Blend over the next five to seven years. We did a tremendous amount of research to determine what roofing products would look realistic in this setting, meet the new codes required for roofs in our area, yet offer us superior qualities and a long life span.

"Selecting the fire- and impact-resistant Bellaforté shake material from DaVinci Roofscapes means we won't have to be concerned with the potential spread of flames should our area ever be touched by wildfires. That's a huge concern for our geographic area. However, not having to worry about wind-blown embers landing on a roof and then catching the building on fire is a tremendous relief."

Learn more about some of these coast to coast projects at Colorful Slate Roof the "Second Star" on Mill Mountain and Modern Roofing Materials Give New Life to Historic Home.

 

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If It's Good Enough to Withstand Hurricane Katrina ...

Want to find a dependable roofing product? Then go visit an area devastated by severe weather. That's what John Adler did.

During his term as HOA president, the need to re-roof 34 units in his bayfront community became apparent. Constructed in the early 1960s, the Mai Kai condo community in Newport Beach, Calif. was exposed continually to salt air and sea spray.

Adler decided that he wanted to see roofs that had withstood other severe weather conditions --- most notably, Hurricane Katrina.

"Before a trip to New Orleans I contacted DaVinci Roofscapes," says Adler. "They gave me addresses of almost a dozen properties in the Garden District of the city which had been deeply impacted by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The area was in bad shape --- except for the addresses given to me with DaVinci roofs overhead. 

"I thought the location was likely among the harshest in the country for roof longevity. I reported the results to my colleagues and the Board then selected a contractor and approved the purchase of the composite shake products from DaVinci."

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The Mai Kai installation project was almost five years ago. Despite strong gale force winds and exposure to coastal conditions, the DaVinci shake alternative roofing products have held up quite well.

"From the day it was installed, the DaVinci roofing has maintained its appearance as a quality material with a very natural look," says Adler. "I think this is the best looking, most practical roofing alternative material I could imagine working in our location."

For more HOA decisions leaning toward synthetic roofing materials, see HOA Selects Polymer RoofingDaVinci Roofscapes Shake Alternative Roof Gains HOA Approval and DaVinci Roofs Crown Condo Communities.

 

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This Old House Guide to Upgrading Your Roof

You know it's time. The signs are all there. Curling tiles. Several leaky areas. Faded coloring. There's no doubt about it ... it's time to replace your roof.

For most homeowners, this is a once (or twice) in a lifetime experience. That means you'll have questions. Fortunately the smart folks at This Old House magazine have created a start-to-finish online guide that gives you sensible information and great insights into different types of roofing options.

This Old House offers an 8-page downloadable lesson entitled "Read This Before You Upgrade Your Roofing."

Our team at DaVinci Roofscapes worked with the editors at This Old House magazine while they created this handy online guide. In a straight-forward way, this piece gives you comparisons of synthetic roofing materials to real slate and shake, asphalt, clay and concrete tiles. It showcases the elements involved in the roofing process and describes "extras" you may wish to consider, such as solar panels, snow guards and rain collection systems.

Most of all the guide provides an easy-to-understand overview of synthetic shake and slate roofing tiles. You'll learn the differences between textures, widths and butts, along with costs and upkeep information.

When it's time to consider a new roof, there's nothing like some straight-forward information to help you get started. At DaVinci Roofscapes we're proud to have partnered with This Old House magazine to provide you with the insights you need for your roofing project.

 

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30% Insurance Savings with DaVinci Roofscapes

Problem: A fierce storm in April of 2015 brought 80 mph winds to the Wichita, Kansas area. The severe winds ripped off part of the expansive roof on the Boorigie home in two different areas.

Solution: Homeowner, Laurie Boorigie, contacted her trusted roofer, Bill McCormack at Eaton Roofing. The company had expertly replaced a roof on their previous home and Laurie confidently relied on McCormack for a new roof recommendation.

"Bill suggested the DaVinci roofing product because it was impact-resistant and had a great reputation," says Boorigie. "I was reluctant at first to put plastic tiles on our house. But, after talking with an architect, I was assured it was a good, reliable product. Then I spoke to our insurance agent with State Farm, and he told us our premiums would go down 30% if we changed to the DaVinci product due to its resistance of high winds, hail, fire and impact!" (See also: Oklahoma Homeowners Get Insurance Discounts with DaVinci Roofscapes Impact-Resistant Roofs)

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The Boorigie family made the switch to a Bellaforté Slate Black roof to top their traditional home with an English flair. The black roofing complements the home's dark shutters and black iron light fixtures. 

"We've received many compliments on the look of our new synthetic slate roof," says Boorigie. "Since we replaced our roof with DaVinci composite roofing three other homes in our neighborhood have done the same thing!

"In Kansas we have very severe weather with high winds, large hail and occasionally tornadoes.  Having an impact-resistant roof gives you some peace-of-mind. We're happy to refer our friends and family to Eaton Roofing based on our exceptional experiences with them. And now we're equally pleased to refer people to DaVinci Roofscapes."

 

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Off it Comes, Up it Goes

If you've ever wondered what the start-to-finish re-roofing process would look like on your home, the team at Dynasty Roofing can give you a good idea. Their online VIDEO shows the removal of a worn-out real cedar shake roof and the replacement process with a DaVinci shake roof.

The team at Dynasty Roofing in Texas has installed more than 50 DaVinci synthetic shake and slate roofs over the last seven years. There are many reasons the company keeps coming back to DaVinci.

"We've found that DaVinci offers a wide selection of colors and profiles while also producing a durable and dependable product to install," says Todd Knight, president of Dynasty Roofing. "Additionally, our crews like it because it is relatively lightweight, which makes it easier and safer to handle during the installation process.

"The fact that DaVinci is easy to handle and install means higher productivity for contractors and their crews. Also, this allows each project to be completed in a timely manner which is always a 'win' for homeowners so they can return to their normal daily routines under the confidence of a beautiful new DaVinci roof!"

Learn more about DaVinci luxury roofing options, see The DaVinci Roof - A Luxury Roof for the Homeowner and Contractor.
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The truth is...

You don't need a polygraph machine to take part in national "Tell the Truth Day." Today is simply the day when people are encouraged to "tell the truth" ... so we're asking you this question: "Wouldn't you REALLY like to have a DaVinci polymer roof?"

If you've ever had dented roof tiles from hail storms, cracked or splitting cedar shakes, or granules from old asphalt shingles falling into and clogging your gutters, we're guessing your answer is "YES!"

"Headaches and maintenance hassles simply disappear when a homeowner invests in one of our synthetic shake or imitation slate roofs," says Tim Gentry, vice president of technical services at DaVinci Roofscapes. "Our composite roofing products are manufactured for beauty plus peace-of-mind for homeowners."

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Why should you invest in a DaVinci Roof?

Consider this. Lightweight roofing systems from DaVinci are impact- and fire-resistant. Right away this means you can potentially save on your yearly homeowners insurance because of the value our tiles bring to your home.

Next, consider your ability to select a roofing color or blend that perfectly complements your home exterior. At DaVinci, you can even create your own personal color blend of tiles (click HERE to see our Color Designer online tool) and we provide top-to-bottom color advice for your home exterior in our free online guides from our color expert, Kate Smith.

So go ahead, tell the truth ... with all these benefits of a DaVinci designer roof (plus our Lifetime Limited Warranty!), wouldn't you really prefer to have a DaVinci roof overhead?

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10 Words ... or Less

How can you sum up DaVinci Roofscapes synthetic roofing products and dedicated service in just ten words? What about five words?synthetic roofing material

We recently asked some of our roofing customers and distributors to meet that challenge. Now we're sharing their responses with you!

  • "Great product, great customer service." - Nathan Hoza, Building Product Sales, Inc.
  • "The best looking product on the market." - Doug Mayne, The Roof Center
  • "I love the color and profile choices!" - Nate Hanken, RSG
  • "You guys ROCK!" - Jesus Padilla, Gannon Roofing Supply
  • "Beautiful synthetic slate tiles." - Heather McDaniel, Cross Timbers Roofing
  • "DaVinci never disappoints." - Andrew Worm, ABP
  • "DaVinci sends samples & information faster than any other company." - Matthew Cascarella, North Atlantic
  • "When you say you'll take care of something, you do." - Thomas Weber, Pacific Supply - Visalia

 

If you're looking for more testimonials on our synthetic slate and composite shake roofing products, we invite you to read these stories: Roofer Insights into DaVinci Composite RoofingDaVinci Composite Roofing Sparks Confidence in Roofers and Roofers Applaud Lifespan & Looks of DaVinci Roofs

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Fireworks and Rooftops

class a fire ratingSparklers. Bottle rockets. Roman candles. It seems like fireworks have always been a key part of July 4th celebrations.

While colorful and exciting, fireworks can also cause severe problems when ignited near dry grass and trees. And, a big concern for those soaring sky-high fireworks is where they'll land.

With drought conditions prevalent in many areas across the country, a single spark from a firecracker landing on a real cedar roof can cause problems. Just as when sparks fly from wildfires and fall on roofs up to a mile away, firework sparks can have potentially deadly results.

For peace-of-mind now and in the future, consider the type of roofing on your house. Synthetic shake and slate tiles from DaVinci Roofscapes are fire-resistant. Even if you take a blow torch to our composite roofing tiles, you won't see the spread of flames (see a flame test video pitting real shake versus synthetic shake HERE).

That resistance to fire (along with impact, high winds, insects and algae growth) is a chief reason why many people invest in a DaVinci roof. Backed by a Lifetime Limited Warranty, our Class A Fire Rated roofing materials are made to last ... and to withstand the sparks flying from both wildfires and July 4th celebrations.

For more details on the advantages of imitation slate and fake cedar shake roofing, see Hassle-Free DaVinci Composite Shake Tiles and What to Look for in a New Roof.

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Made in the USA Synthetic Roofing

synthetic roofing productsToday is "Made in the USA Day" --- the perfect time to focus on the benefits of selecting Made in America products for your home.

How does selecting USA-made products benefit you? By purchasing Made in America products you help support our economy and workforce. Plus you generally receive your products faster than those shipped from overseas.

For your home exterior, when it's time to select new roofing products, remember that DaVinci Roofscapes is based in Kansas where all our manufacturing operations take place. We employ American workers and use base materials from American companies. And, we recycle more than 1.2 million pounds of polymer scrap each year, with a goal of zero amount of scrap going into landfills. (See DaVinci Roofscapes Recycles 365 Days a Year)

Want to see how we regrind our scrap materials so they can be reused? Check out our quick VIDEO online ... and, to see our start to finish manufacturing operation, click HERE.

At DaVinci Roofscapes, we're proud to manufacture our synthetic shake and imitation slate roofing tiles in America ... and we're also proud to share a look at our operations with you!

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Inside a Roofer's Mind

Slate Roofing MaterialsSince 1993, Eaton Roofing and Exteriors has helped Kansas homeowners get new roofs over their heads. The company prides itself on offering a full range of residential roofing services including new roof installation, maintenance and repair. 

For the past dozen years, the team at Eaton Roofing has installed composite roofing from DaVinci Roofscapes. During that time they've put up more than 150 synthetic shake and composite slate roofs. With so much experience on their side, we asked Mark Eaton, president of the company, to share his insights on what a typical homeowner should know about roofing.

"We understand that purchasing a new roof can be a confusing process," says Eaton. "A good roofing company should help you simplify the process as much as possible by helping you select exactly the right materials for your specific roofing needs.

"Once the selections are made, a quality roofer should be efficient, safe and neat on the job site. At our company we tidy up at the end of each day and thoroughly clean a job site at the completion of the re-roofing process. Actually, we strive to leave each roofing job site looking better than it was beforehand!"

At Eaton Roofing, the team deals with many storm-related damaged roofs. According to Eaton, hail-resistance, quality and appearance are the key selling aspects of DaVinci impact-resistant roofs for people in his area.

Here are some other tips offered by Eaton to consider when re-roofing your home:

  • Tip #1 - Get a roofer to thoroughly examine your existing roof and point out specifically where there's damage. If there's hail or other damage to the roof, make sure to have your insurance company come out to evaluate the roof.
  • Tip #2 - Compare the roofer's inspection of damages to the insurance inspection documents to ensure that all damages are recognized and accounted for. If needed, have your roofer meet the insurance adjuster to go over any damages that are found on the roof. Everyone should be on the same page before re-roofing work starts.
  • Tip #3 - Work with your roofers to set up a "safety perimeter zone" around your house so you'll know exactly where they're working and so that you can identify shrubbery or other areas that need extra securing.
  • Tip #4 - During the day(s) of re-roofing, make certain that children and pets are secured. Practice "safety first" for your own family during this process.
  • Tip #5 - Make sure to get the workmanship/manufacturer warranty along with the invoice from your roofer. And, assure that the same invoice is sent to your insurance provider so they know the repairs have been completed. 

 

Need more guidance on selecting a new designer roof? Then check out Top Questions to Ask Your Roofing Contractor.

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Save $$$ Every Year With a DaVinci Roof

shake roofing tilesA freak hail storm. Leaks through the ceiling. Splitting and cupping cedar shake shingles. Burnt tiles from a neighbor's July 4th celebration that had bottle rockets landing on your roof.

These are all things that can make you decide it's time to invest in a new roof. When you make that decision, we hope you will consider the value that DaVinci composite roofing can add to your home.

We're more than "just a pretty roof." We're a roof that helps protect your home. And, we're a roof that can pay you back on your investment. (See New DaVinci Roof = Cash in Your Wallet

This is Insurance Awareness Day --- a good day to remind you that many insurance companies across the country offer appealing discounts when homeowners invest in our synthetic shake and simulated slate roofing tiles.

Why are these discounts offered? Because insurance companies KNOW that our composite roofing products resist impact, fire, insects and high winds ... and they're ready to reward you for deciding to purchase one of our designer roofs.

 

Listen to what homeowners have said about their savings with a DaVinci roof:

"We save about $2,000 a year on our homeowners insurance premiums with AAA since having our DaVinci roof installed. We were in the market for a new roof after a hail storm. Being in Oklahoma I wanted to put something on our roof that would stand up to future storms. The DaVinci roofing product has provided us with the durability to handle our unpredictable weather plus enhanced the architectural look of our home." - Kevin Riley

"Hail severely damaged our original roof. The new engineered polymer Bellaforté Slate roof we had installed got us a discount from State Farm and made our home look more elegant and tailored." - John Simonelli

“After my roof had hail damage, my independent adjuster told me we’d save 25 to 30 percent on our annual homeowner’s insurance because the DaVinci Roofscapes polymer roof we purchased resists severe weather, hail and fire." - Andrew Marenin

"Because these composite roofing tiles are fire resistant and can stand up to severe weather conditions, we’re able to save on our homeowners insurance." - Kathy Bradshaw

 

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New Bellaforté Installation Guides

Looking for guidance when installing Bellaforté Shake and Slate roofing tiles? We've got you covered.

New step-by-step guides are now available online that make it easy to install these composite roofing products.  Each guide discusses the underlayment needed for the roof, nailing options, how to install a starter course and field tile application tips. Diagrams are included along with detailed instructions on pan and step flashing methods. Transition tiles, valleys, hip and ridge, rake and ventilation are also discussed.

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And, if you need these guides in languages other than English, we have you covered there too! The Spanish Bellaforté installation guidelines and Quebec French versions of our Bellaforté guidelines can be found HERE.

N​eed more insights on installation of our composite roofing materials? Just checkout Underlayment and Decking Needs for DaVinci Roofing MaterialsBellaforté 101, and Five Top DaVinci Install Tips.

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Lucky 13 for Kansas Roofer

13 years. That's how long Douglas Fry Roofing, Inc. has been installing synthetic slate and shake roofing from DaVinci Roofscapes.

"We installed the first or second DaVinci roof ever sold in Wichita, Kansas, so we've been a DaVinci fan right from the start," says James Douglas Fry, president of Douglas Fry Roofing. "The quality of the DaVinci products keeps bringing us back. We appreciate the lightweight nature of the tiles for installation, but also their durability and longevity. For our area, you just can't beat the Class 4 impact rating on the DaVinci tiles."

You also can't beat the skill and dedication exhibited by the team at Douglas Fry Roofing. The company is known for its quality workmanship and the fact that they only use fully-trained employees to install their roofs. Plus, when installing DaVinci synthetic shake or composite slate products, they use products designed to last as long as the DaVinci roofing materials --- like stainless steel nails, high-grade underlayments and copper accents.

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"Getting a new roof can be intimidating for a homeowner," says Fry. "A roof isn't something you purchase every few years. So, we work with them on their roofing options and educate people on the type of roofing materials that will stand up to the severe weather that Mother Nature throws our way in Kansas.

"When homeowners are looking for a dependable composite roofing product at a reasonable price, we point them toward Bellaforté. We've found this durable roof has strong longevity, plus it resists fire, impact, moisture and insects. DaVinci products will work hard for a homeowner. With their lifetime limited warranty, it's most likely the last roof a homeowner will ever purchase."

Want to know what other roofers say about our imitation slate and composite shake tiles? See Roofers Applaud Lifespan & Looks of DaVinci Roofs and Heard it on the Roofline...

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Easy-Care Home Improvements for Aging Baby Boomers

Are YOU a Baby Boomer?

Independent and plentiful in numbers, Baby Boomers are a major part of America's housing outlook. With more than 76 million people born between 1946 and 1964, Baby Boomers are either currently in retirement or planning for retirement --- and their living arrangements are a primary consideration.

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According to a survey conducted by Demand Institute of more than 4,000 Baby Boomer households, 63 percent of those surveyed do not plan to move, preferring instead to "age in place." Of those respondents, "low maintenance/upkeep" is rated as the third highest concern for Boomers staying in their current homes.

On the exterior of the house, switching to manmade products requiring little or no upkeep can be exceptionally beneficial for Baby Boomers. From the roof down to the porch, replacement products can be added to homes to make long-term living less stressful in an existing home.

Start with the roof. Synthetic slate and shake roofing tiles have the look of real slate or shake, but with none of the worries. Manufactured to provide years of beauty with no maintenance hassles, composite roofing tiles from DaVinci Roofscapes are impact-, fire-, high wind- and insect-resistant. The polymer roofing materials come in dozens of colors and color blends to complement any home exterior and feature a lifetime limited warranty. (See Slate or Shake --- Which DaVinci Roofscapes Product is for Me?)

Aging homeowners ready to say farewell to the splitting, cupping and cracking problems of real slate or cedar are embracing synthetic roofing products. As a bonus, these synthetic roofing products are so durable that many insurance companies offer discounts on homeowner insurance policies to people investing in synthetic roofing! 

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1.2 Million Pounds and Counting

At DaVinci Roofscapes, we offer 49 different colors of synthetic slate and composite shake roofing tiles. This gives you an abundance of options to get the exact color --- or blend of colors --- you want on your designer roof.

Each time our manufacturing operation changes a color run of polymer tiles, there is a transition between colors. If you remember playing with Play-Doh as a child, it's the same thing. When you're finished with the red and start to put blue through your toy, there's inevitably an overlap ... maybe even creating a streak of color or a purple mixture. That's what happens when we make color run changes.

Polymer roofingThose transition tiles are "off spec" and immediately recycled at our facility in Kansas. They're ground up and moulded into starter shingles, which are generally not visible on a roof.

Why are we sharing this with you? Because June is National Recycling Month. And we believe it's important for you to know that every polymer tile we create is 100 percent recyclable. Because of our efforts, we keep about 1.2 million pounds of polymer scrap out of landfills each year.

Our record-setting recycling efforts include the remolding of more than 696,000 pounds of grinded scrap into starter tiles, and the transfer of 567,000 pounds of scrap to an end-user who makes pallets, crates and totes.

At DaVinci Roofscapes, we look for ways to recycle and reuse every single piece of composite roofing waste in our plant ... and, even on the jobsite. We encourage our roofing customers to return any DaVinci unused imitation slate or fake cedar shake roofing to us after they complete a project. We're happy to recycle and reuse those pieces to help assure that our full cycle of operations is as environmentally friendly as possible. (See Return Those DaVinci Scraps!)

To learn more about our manufacturing operations, see Virgin Versus Recycled Roofing Tiles.

 

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National Safety Month Jobsite Tips

June is National Safety Month ... an excellent time for a refresher course on jobsite safety when installing a DaVinci synthetic slate or composite shake roof.

Here are some tips for roofers to follow when installing our roofs:

Synthetic RoofTip #1 - Start by wearing clothes and shoes that are comfortable, yet sensible for the jobsite. This includes closed-toe shoes or work boots that can give you traction on the roof.

Tip #2 - Always stay harnessed or tethered in when working on roofs. Click HERE for tips from Family Handyman magazine on how to properly use a roof safety harness.

Tip #3 - When nailing or screwing on roofing tiles, always wear safety glasses. Make sure your nail gun is properly cleaned and well-lubricated before each use. And, never rest the nail gun against your body to stop the potential of misfires.

Tip #4 - Don't over-exert yourself. Position materials close to the roof and ladder area to save time and energy. If you're carrying bundles up the ladder to the roof, make your legs do the work, not your back.

Tip #5 - Take time to secure your ladder on a solid, level surface. For the safest angle, place the base of the ladder a quarter of the working length of the ladder away from the wall or other vertical surface Make sure you don’t have to stretch or reach more than your arm’s length while standing on the ladder.

These are only some of the key tips for roofers. For additional roofer safety tips, see 10 Safety Tips for Roofers.

Making the time at each and every jobsite to assure that you and your co-workers are practicing safety measures can have a big impact on your long-term viability as a roofer. Thinking "safety first" can eliminate dangerous situations on the jobsite.

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Sky-High Views of Roofing Projects

The video created and posted by Cedar Roofing Company in Lake Forest, Illinois truly says it all for their company: "When it's time for a new roof, it's time for Cedar Roofing Company."

Take a look at their video online (click HERE) and you'll see the incredible transformations this 35-year old company can accomplish with DaVinci composite shake and synthetic slate roofing materials. No matter where you live, you'll be impressed by how this video showcases the installation of Bellaforté Shake roofing products --- from a unique viewpoint that many homeowners don't get.

Travel "up on the roof" with this video to see the installation of our durable shake roofing materials. Plus, you can see "before and after" images of how a DaVinci luxury roof can change the appearance of a home exterior.

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"Our videos give a wonderful aerial look at the roofing projects we tackle on a daily basis," says Jennifer Makely, marketing manager for Cedar Roofing Company. "We install between 15-20 DaVinci designer roof projects each year. It's one of our more popular roofing products. Homeowners appreciate the high fire and impact ratings of the composite roofing plus the maintenance-free aspect. We keep recommending DaVinci polymer roofing materials because they're trouble-free, have fast lead times and homeowners love the finished look."

Cedar Roofing Company has installed DaVinci roofing products since 2005. Their team of in-house installers prides itself on using quality products, without cutting corners.

"We always look out for our customer's best interests," says Makely. "For many homes that means recommending DaVinci roofing because our positive experiences over the years proves that it's a reliable roofing material that brings beauty to all styles of homes."

Interested in more details on why Bellaforté Shake Shingles = Peace of Mind? Then check out this hurricane preparedness video showcasing the benefits of polymer roofing tiles. Just click HERE.

 

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Denver Roofer Relies on DaVinci Roofscapes

When the wind blows hard, you want a contractor you can depend on. In the Denver marketplace, that contractor is Advanced Exteriors.

"We specialize in full-service storm damage restoration, which includes re-roofing and insurance claim settlements," says Ty Correy, president of Advanced Exteriors. "Since 2009, we've worked with homeowners affected by storms who need replacement roofs. One of our top recommendations is DaVinci Roofscapes."

For the past several years, Correy and his team have installed upwards of 30 DaVinci roofs each year. What makes DaVinci a good option?

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"Once impacted by severe weather, many homeowners make the decision to invest in a premium roofing system," says Correy. "DaVinci offers synthetic roofing products that have an authentic look, lifetime limited warranty, resist hail and high winds. These reliable roofs --- especially the Bellaforté products --- are available as an economical roof replacement (especially when an insurance claim is involved) and they can help differentiate a home in a neighborhood.

"Our company has a great reputation. One aspect of creating that reputation is that we rely on companies like DaVinci that have a longstanding track record of product performance. Our customers depend on us ... and we depend on DaVinci."

Looking for more insurance savings details related to synthetic shake and manufactured slate tiles? Check out Happy Insurance Awareness Day!

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DaVinci Roofing Tops Off Historic Projects

Over the years we've shared dozens of stories on this blog site related to how DaVinci composite roofing has been used to top off historic structures. National Preservation Month in June is the ideal time to shine a spotlight on some of our favorite historic projects that have been re-roofed with our synthetic slate and composite shake roofing materials.

 

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Salmon River Lighthouse

Selected for its durability against strong winds and severe weather, a DaVinci Multi-Width Slate roofing now tops off the Salmon River Lighthouse in Pulaski, N.Y. Built in 1838, the stone structure is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. (See Historic Lighthouse Gets Durable New DaVinci Roof)

 

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Chapel at Dayton Veterans' Administration Medical Center

Built more than 145 years ago, the chapel at Dayton Veteran's Administration Medical Center now has a DaVinci slate roof overhead in a unique design pattern to replicate its original slate roof. The Ohio chapel used both tan and black tiles to re-create a large cross design with a star-studded border on the roof. (See Dayton Veterans Administration Medical Center Gets a New Roof!)

 

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Douglas House

In 1853 the Douglas House in Waukegan, Illinois was constructed to replicate a style the homeowner, Robert Douglas, was fond of from his birthplace in England. After cedar roofing failed, the city invested in a DaVinci composite shake roof to give renewed life to the structure. (See Composite Shakes Replace Real Cedar on Historic Home)

 

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Jean Bonnet Tavern

Located in Bedford, Pennsylvania, the Jean Bonnet Tavern was constructed in the 1760s and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The historic structure received a new DaVinci simulated shake roof several years ago that replicates the tavern's original roof. (See DaVinci Shake on a Bed and Breakfast)

 

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The Roundhouse at DuSable Museum

Following a unique history that includes serving as a horse stable during the 1893 World's Fair, the Roundhouse at DuSable Museum in Chicago now boasts a DaVinci Multi-Width Slate roof. The new roof replicates the original slate roof. Part of the first African American museum campus in the United States, the Roundhouse will soon be home to a library, galleries, technology and language lab and educational spaces. (See A Day ... Or Night ... at the Museum)

 

 

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Roofer Profile: CMR Construction & Roofing

synthetic shakeSince 2000, CMR Construction & Roofing has built a standing for exceptional work and customer satisfaction. A national company licensed in 20 states, CMR professionals are known for their dedication to excellence and working with top-quality products.

For more than a dozen of their years in business, CMR has relied on synthetic slate and shake roofing tiles from DaVinci Roofscapes to help advance its company reputation. Based in Dallas, Texas, CMR installs between 10 and 30 DaVinci roofs a year, with many customers preferring Bellaforté Shake products.

"Homeowners gravitate to the aesthetics of DaVinci products and we've been exceptionally pleased with their performance year-after-year," says Steven M. Soule, CEO of CMR Construction & Roofing. "We specialize in high-end roofing and the quality, pricing and aesthetics of DaVinci polymer roofing certainly matches up with our company standards."

From churches to residential projects, CMR has relied on DaVinci designer roofs for many of their popular projects in the past. The wide selection of colors available from DaVinci, plus the company's ability to create custom colors has closed many sales for CMR.

"One of the largest re-roofing projects our company did with DaVinci roofing relied on the creation of custom colors to replicate the color of a pre-existing roof," says Soule. "The McFarlin Memorial Methodist Church in Norman, Oklahoma had a specific green color and we were able to have DaVinci create that color, making our customer extremely happy."

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Interested in more church stories with synthetic roofing? See Custom Roof Color Answers Church's Prayers and Church Tired of Replacing Copper Roofs.

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