Tips for Selecting a DaVinci Roof

If you're scratching your head trying to make a decision on composite slate versus synthetic shake roofing, we can help. More specifically, Katie Thoele, our Eastern Project Specialist, can help.

On the DaVinci team since 2006, Katie's helped hundreds of people decide on the DaVinci product best suited for their homes. Here are some of her tips. See if any of them "ring true" to your upcoming roof renovation project.

  • Tip #1 - For a Colonial style home, focus on Bellaforté Slate. The simplicity of the home's style works well with the clean, straight symmetrical lines of this synthetic slate product.
  • Tip #2 - Don't be afraid to make a switch. If you have a shake type roof, consider modernizing your home exterior with a simulated slate roof. If you have heavy real slate on your home, a composite shake roof can completely change the look of the home exterior.
  • Tip #3 - If you have something like a Cape Cod style home, choose Single-Width Shake. Usually characterized by real cedar shake roofs (and even siding) the imitation shake product holds up longer and stronger than real cedar. And yes, it can be used for siding too!
  • Tip #4 - Save money with Bellaforté products. You get all the same details as with our other products (for example, Class A fire rating and Class 4 impact rating) but with a more economically-priced roofing tile.
  • Tip #5 - Get peace-of-mind when investing in a DaVinci roof. The synthetic roofing product performs exceptionally well in unique weather conditions, such as hail and high winds. And the Lifetime Limited Materials Warranty means this is the last roof you'll ever have to purchase.

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"Whether you're looking for a single- or multiple-width profile, or a straight or staggered course, DaVinci has the options to fit your project and your budget," says Theole. "The common denominator is that every one of our product lines are made to last, to withstand storms and to hold their beauty for decades to come.

"The other common factor is that all of us in customer service are here to help. Whether a homeowner has a color question or a performance question, you can count on us for speedy assistance."

Contact Katie and the DaVinci customer service team at 800-328-4624.

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5 Homeowner Resources for National Curb Appeal Month

To commemorate National Curb Appeal Month in August, DaVinci Roofscapes has compiled a list of five top curb appeal resources for you.

"Summertime is the perfect point in the year to make improvements to your home exterior," says Michael Cobb, vice president of sales and marketing at DaVinci Roofscapes. "The first step is to carefully look at your home from the 'top down' to see what can be done to enhance its appearance and overall value."

Cobb reminds homeowners that the roof can sometimes offer as much as 40 percent of the visibility on a home exterior. "Take a fast look at your home and you'll most likely see that the roof plays the largest part of your curb appeal view," says Cobb. "If your roof is in poor shape --- if it's missing tiles or has curling shingles --- that makes a negative impact on the overall curb appeal of your home.

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"A new roof, with colors that complement your entire home exterior, can make a positive impact on your home's curb appeal and value. Just imagine a new, low-maintenance composite slate roof on your home with a blend of different shades of gray that sets off the rest of your home. It's a stunning way to add more color and style to a home."

 If it's time to consider a new roof for your home, Cobb and our experts at DaVinci Roofscapes recommend these five free resources to get educated on re-roofing options that can increase the curb appeal of your house:

  • Upgrade Your Roofing from This Old House - easy-to-understand online tutorial of the structure of the roof, options for roofing tiles and environmental considerations. 
  • Top Down ColorTM Visualizer - online tool allows you to upload pictures of your home exterior or use images of 10 supplied home styles. Tool lets you quickly make and see changes to roofing materials and colors, along with adjustments to the home's siding, accessories, doors and windows trim. 
  • FRESH Home Exteriors Color Guide - online guidebook featuring "5 Steps for Finding the Perfect Hues for Your Home." Learn the importance of fixed features, regional colors, the environment, style of the home and "have-to-use" colors when considering the overall curb appeal of your home. 
  • FRESH Color Schemes for Your Home Exterior - online booklet shows step-by-step process for selecting the best exterior color combinations for your home. Tips on adding coordinated color selections for a variety of home styles, including Colonial, Ranch, Bungalow, Victorian, Spanish Mission, European and New American. 
  • Tips for Selecting Roofing Products from Allen Lyle with Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford - overview and tips on selecting roofing materials includes review of features and benefits of composite roofing. 

 

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Farewell Hail and Fire Worries

Time and weather had taken their toll on George and Christine Rossie's real cedar shake roof. After 25 years and several hail storms, they decided to replace it in 2015.

"I think Colorado is the hail capital of the country," says Dr. George Rossie. "The roof was ready to be replaced after some significant hail damage in 2014 ... and we were ready for a worry-free change.

"We're very happy with the quality of this composite shake product, and especially glad to move from a high fire-risk real wood shake roof to one that is both fire- and hail-resistant. As another advantage, once the new DaVinci roof was installed we switched insurance companies and got a significant discount in our homeowner rates for having this new, highly-rated roof."

The team at Advanced Exteriors recommended an impact- and fire-resistant Bellaforté Shake roof in an Autumn Blend from DaVinci Roofscapes to provide the Rossies with peace-of-mind.

The couple's 1930s Tudor-style Denver home has multiple levels, additions and slopes. Some areas are extremely steep while other parts are flat. "Advanced Exteriors handled our roof challenges extremely well," says Rossie. "We love the way this roof turned out. We've received lots of compliments from neighbors and friends and we'd have no problem recommending this synthetic shake roof or Advanced Exteriors to anyone!"

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DaVinci Slate Roof Tops Off Tudor Style Home

Nestled against natural gardens and custom landscaping sits the stunning Tudor-style home belonging to Lou and Lindsey Mannarino. The New Jersey couple enjoy their house, which includes a southwest-style room with an authentic Spanish-style fireplace on the inside and a custom in-ground pool on the outside. It also includes a new DaVinci Roofscapes roof overhead.

"We were looking for a roof to complement the style of our home and the DaVinci Slate roof met all our requirements," says Lou Mannarino. "This roof resists insects, fire and impact, plus it's low maintenance. Exactly what we were looking for in a roof to help protect our family while enhancing the style of our home."

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The appealing exterior of the Mannarino's 8,500-square-foot home includes real stucco, cedar plank and brick. Now topped with composite slate roofing and snow guards, the home has a cohesive, complete look to it.

"We love the look of this roof and how it so closely resembles an authentic slate roof," says Mannarino. "All of our friends and family think it's a real slate roof! This DaVinci roof truly complements the overall look of our home."

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Design Flexibility at Your Fingertips with Top Down Color Visualizer

Have you tried out DaVinci's new Top Down ColorTM visualizer yet? 

 

This free online tool makes it easy to see what your home could look like with a new roof, different colored siding or even changes to the trim and doors!

 

"This tool showcases how the vast array of colorful DaVinci synthetic shake and slate roofs work with color schemes and textures," says Wendy Bruch, marketing manager with DaVinci Roofscapes. "Whether a person is uploading a picture of his or her own home to see how a new exterior color combination will look, or if they're using one of our pre-loaded home styles, they'll be able to quickly distinguish how color from the 'top down' on a house can add tremendously to a home's curb appeal."

 

According to Kate Smith with Sensational Color, the tool serves as a valuable resource to anyone in the building industry.

 

"Imagine being an architect and having the ability to share color palettes for home exteriors with clients in just a few clicks of the mouse," says Smith. "Or think about how a homeowner can decide on changes to the elements of their home exterior and then be able to share those changes immediately online with their contractor. Whether making one modification to a home exterior or embracing a full remodel, this tool is a lifesaver!"

 

Created by DaVinci Roofscapes to showcase different "top down" color options on home exteriors, the free visualizer can be found at www.davinciroofscapes.com/color/designer. Images can be saved to an online account, posted on Facebook or Pinterest or easily shared in a tweet.

 

"It's actually quite fun to dream a bit using this online tool," says Smith. "If you've ever wondered what your home would look like with a new slate roof, different colored or textured siding, or perhaps a bright new front door, this is the way to do it!

 

"Upgrading the curb appeal of your home can make it more valuable to potential buyers or just more personalized for your own tastes. This tool provides a 'no risk' way of seeing how changes to the front of your home can make your exterior either stand out from or blend in with other homes in your area."

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The Last Roof You Will Put on Your Home

When Anthony Walsh gets involved in a re-roofing project, he wants it done right. His company, Durashield, prides itself on ensuring the peace of mind of each customer by providing unparalleled customer service.

As specialists in general contracting and restoration, Durashield gets involved with many exterior restoration projects, including some unique roofing challenges. For the past several years, Walsh and his team have relied on DaVinci Roofscapes composite roofing products as the solution to those challenges.

"DaVinci offers an awesome product that's a great alternative to real cedar shake," says Walsh. "We consult with homeowners about the age and condition of their current roofs to determine if we're dealing with a repair or replacement project. When the decision is made to replace the roof, we recommend DaVinci without hesitation.

"This is a product that is impact- and fire- resistant, needs no long-term maintenance and has a great product warranty. It's the last roof you'll ever put on your house. I would absolutely put a DaVinci roof on my home."

Walsh and his team have installed almost a dozen Bellaforté Shake roofs in the past few years in the Chicagoland area. They've done extreme makeover roofs and also large residential projects with custom copper accents.

"People often come to us after a storm has severely damaged their roof," says Walsh. "That's when we really step up. We work with them through the claim process and provide them with strong options that will put a better roof on their home than they had before. Oftentimes a DaVinci roof is our top recommendation. It's worth every penny for the security and peace of mind it brings to a homeowner."

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Do You REALLY Want to Pay More for Real Cedar?

Shake RoofRecently-imposed tariffs on soft woods transported from Canada to the USA means two key things. First, lesser amounts of wood are crossing the border from Canada to America. Second, the likelihood that the prices of those wood products making it into the USA are rising.

How does that affect the roofing industry? Think about real cedar shake roofs. Much of that product comes to us from Canada.

In recent years homeowners have sought alternatives to real wood shingles because of their inherent problems: rotting, curling, splitting, insect infestations and algae growth. Now there's other reasons to look away from real cedar shake roofs --- availability and increasing costs.

Fortunately DaVinci Roofscapes has an abundant supply of cost-effective synthetic shake roofing tiles. Made of durable polymers, Multi-Width, Single-Width, Bellaforté and Fancy Shake composite roofing from DaVinci resists all the challenges that real cedar roofs experience. Our products will never rot, curl, split or become infested with algae or insects. Plus, they're impact- and moisture-resistant so they're ideal to use in coastal areas. And, if you live in California, you'll be happy to know that our EcoBlend shake tiles meet Title 24 requirements.

Now, what about the price? There's good news there too.

While pricing for real cedar shakes is rising, DaVinci Roofscapes announced price reductions in late 2016 on the company's most popular roofing products. Thanks to operational efficiencies, we've reduced prices from 11 to 16 percent on several synthetic shake product lines. These price reductions mean that pricing of Bellaforté Shake tiles now falls below the cost of many real cedar shingles, but with the added benefit of resistance to fire, splitting, curling, mold and algae.

For aesthetic appeal, long-term low maintenance and ease of availability, you owe it to yourself to research synthetic shake options for your home.

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Standing the Test of Time

Back in 2013 the condo community of Mai Kai decided it was time to re-roof their 34 units located in Newport Beach, California. After decades of exposure to salt air and sea spray, the real cedar shake shingles had simply failed.

After an extensive search process, the board for the community selected synthetic shake tiles from DaVinci Roofscapes.

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How have the composite shake tiles held up to the constant exposure to coastal area weather conditions? Like champs.

"The roof has held up very well," says Lorain Petry, president of the HOA for Mai Kai. "We had our rainiest season in years in 2016 and there were no leaks.  It was a huge test and the roof came through with flying colors."

According to Petry, the aesthetic appeal of the DaVinci shake roof has been applauded by homeowners. "It's been a great addition to the homes in our community," says Petry. "Along with the visual appeal, we appreciate that there haven't been any problems with damaged tile shingles.

"DaVinci offers a low-maintenance composite roofing system that we would highly recommend. It's an excellent product that is standing the test of time and weather conditions for our area."

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No Regrets

Have you ever been asked by a friend how you REALLY like something a few years after you purchase it ... like a car, an upgraded TV or a computer system?

Many times we have to "live with" something for awhile before we truly feel that we can make a recommendation. That's why we've gone back to some homeowners who purchased DaVinci Roofscapes during the past decade to find out how they truly feel about their investment in a designer roof. Here's what they have to say:

 

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"We are completely satisfied with our roof. I would recommend it to anyone who desires a high-quality, attractive roof system for their home."

          -Al Ruggirello, 2015 DaVinci roof purchaser - Traverse City, Michigan

 

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"Investing in a DaVinci roof has freed me from the never-ending depreciation debacle that owners of other roofs get to face. This roof has done rather well. After it was installed I watched hail about 1-1/2" in diameter bounce off of it without leaving a trace."

          -Dean Imel, 2010 DaVinci roof purchaser - Nichols Hills, Oklahoma

 

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"This is the best roof I have ever had the pleasure of being over my head with no worries when storms pass by. We have a wonderful, vibrant roof color and consistently 'no wear' on the roof! It's worth the additional initial cost as a long-term investment and savings."

          -Raymond Knoff, 2012 DaVinci roof purchaser - Vinton, Iowa

 

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"The DaVinci roof has performed perfectly. This was an excellent investment. Lake Tahoe gets severe winter snow storms, and 2016/2017 was one of the worst with about 12 feet of snow. The house and the roof are still intact with the snow just seeming to slide off of the roof."

          -Emilio Ricci, 2010 DaVinci roof purchaser - Tahoe City, California

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Historic 1883 Barn Gets New Synthetic Slate Roof

Travel through the back roads of Ohio and you may come upon the City of Green, near Akron. If you do, make sure to visit Southgate Park.  That's where you'll find a historic barn (134 years old!) with a new DaVinci Roofscapes composite slate roof.

Back in 1883 the timber-framed Standard Pennsylvania style barn was constructed with a real slate roof on the homestead of the Hartong family. After more than a century of service, the worn out slate roof --- and the rotting wood structural support system beneath it --- have finally received a facelift.

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 "After reviewing all our choices it was easy to make the selection of a DaVinci Roofscapes Single-Width composite slate roof," says architect Chas Schreckenberger, AIA and principal of Braun & Steidl Architects.  "The appearance of the composite slate, its lightweight composition, affordability and durability all made it the obvious choice for this project."

The next step required gaining approval on the roofing choice by the City of Green and the Ohio Historic Preservation Office (which awarded a grant to finance the roof's replacement). The challenge of recreating the 1883 date on the roof, plus detailing the entire roofing job for the Hartong barn, required a great deal of collaboration between the team at Absolute Roofing and Construction, Inc. and Braun & Steidl Architects. Started in the spring of 2016, from start to finish, the roof frame reconstruction and tile installation took about six months.

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"There were two significant challenges in this project," says Chris Kamis, president of Absolute Roofing and Construction, Inc. "First, we were working alongside the framing team to make sure the structure was secure and ready for the roof installation. Second, we had to configure the 1883 date carefully.

"The DaVinci product was slightly different in dimension from the original slate, so it took several layouts to accurately recreate the date. The original date on the roof had been very faded, so we had some guidelines. In the end, the roof looks terrific with the 1883 date in Evergreen tile colors showing up beautifully against the Slate Black tile background."

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The completed roof project received the Contractor of the Year Award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry in 2016 in the commercial specialty category.

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New Top Down ColorTM Visualizer from DaVinci Roofscapes®

It's here! DaVinci has just introduced our new Top Down ColorTM visualizer. This handy online tool makes it easy for homeowners, builders, remodelers, contractors and architects to quickly see how the exterior of a home can be changed.

Check out the new tool at www.davinciroofscapes.com/color/designer and enjoy the fun. You'll be able to select products and colors for the home from the roof to the ground!

"Having thousands of colors and a wide variety of product selections at your fingertips with this free online tool provides an exciting view at how a home could look with modifications," says Kate Smith, chief color maven with Sensational Color. "This is a 'must use' tool for anyone in the building industry and for all homeowners thinking of making exterior upgrades."

Fast and simple to use, the Top Down Color visualizer starts by offering the option of uploading your own home exterior image or using one of 10 home styles supplied in the gallery of images.

After selecting the desired home exterior there are five options for making changes to the home exterior --- from the roof down to the front door. Steps for the options include:

                        - Step 1: Select a roof style and color from synthetic slate and shake tile options available from DaVinci Roofscapes.

                        - Step 2: Select different exterior options, such as siding, brick, stone or a painted finish to the home.

                        - Step 3: Select a color for the house trim, including brackets, millwork and shutters.

                        - Step 4: Select a color for the front door.

                        - Step 5: Select a color for the trim on the windows.

Thousands of paint color choices from Sherwin-Williams® and Benjamin Moore® are available on the visualizer. The multitude of colors can be found in the categories related to selecting the home exterior, house trim, front door and window trim
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Custom Green Roof Tops Church

It's hard to visit Norman, Oklahoma and miss McFarlin Methodist Church. Taking up a full city block, the expansive structure includes a sanctuary, fellowship hall, classrooms, atrium and gym.

Originally constructed in 1924, the massive stone church stands out in the community for its landmark green roof. When built, the structure was topped with green Ludowici tile on the roof. After experiencing significant hail damage to the roof over the years, church leaders brought in CMR Construction and Roofing to replace the entire roof. Of key importance was finding a roof that would withstand future severe weather conditions plus replicate the custom green color that had become the church's trademark.

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"We selected DaVinci Roofscapes Multi-Width Slate tiles based on the company's reputation and the quality of the product," says Jon Georgiandis, facility manager with McFarlin Methodist Church. "We've had the DaVinci composite roof up for several years now and have had no problems at all, despite some truly bad storms."

Showcasing DaVinci's unique color capabilities, our team at DaVinci took several of the original Ludowici tiles and created a custom color blend of light, medium and dark greens especially produced for the church project. Once developed, more than 500 squares of the green blend of synthetic slate tiles were used to reroof the historic church.

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At DaVinci, we specialize in colorful roofs. To see more custom color creations see Colorful Custom Roof Projects - Part I. And, if you like churches, visit Historic Church Chooses Bellaforté Shake Roof and  Praying for a New DaVinci Roof for more stories!

 

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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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