Catching Up with Chris Marshall

Who has one of the most travel-intensive jobs at DaVinci Roofscapes? Definitely Chris Marshall. He's the Western Region Manager for our company, which requires him to travel from his home in Kansas City to all points west ... including the Pacific Coast and beyond!

With all his traveling, we were able to catch up with Chris so he could share some of his favorite composite roofing tips and projects with you.

Q: What are three of your favorite DaVinci polymer roofing projects you've seen?

A: It's easy to say "all of them" ... but if I have to choose just three, it would be Fleur du Lac Estates on Lake Tahoe (see Hassle-Free DaVinci Composite Shake Tiles) with beautiful Bellaforté Shake tiles, Utah State University with Fancy Shake synthetic shake shingles on various campus buildings, and Saint Mary Parish in Independence, Missouri.

Q: Why is Saint Mary Parish a favorite?

A: It's one of the oldest Catholic churches in the Missouri Valley, dating back to 1865. Father Matthew Bartulica spent much of his life in Europe. So, when it came time to update the aging slate roof on Saint Mary's, he helped the church chose DaVinci Multi-Width Slate for its towering steeple and DaVinci Single-Width Slate for the main church roof. The result is a stunning designer roof.

Q: What projects are coming up that you're excited about?

A: There's the small, historic Armour Chapel in Kansas City's Elmwood Cemetery that will soon receive a Multi-Width Slate roof plus there's a massive community college campus that plans to replace failing concrete tile with a custom blend of Bellaforté Slate lightweight roofing materials.  So many projects are on the horizon!

Q: What "ace in the hole" tip can you share related to installation of polymer roofing?

A: We've got a great team of experts at DaVinci that installers can call on for any assistance they need. Tyler Storfa (see On the Road with DaVinci's Tyler Storfa) our Western Technical Manager, shows a nifty trick with Bellaforté rake pieces that give it a perfectly uniform look for every edge. We can share those tips with any roofers!

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