Four stars. Five diamonds. Two thumbs up. Everyone likes a good review.
At DaVinci Roofscapes, we're no exception. We're happy to hear from homeowners who are pleased with their new designer roofs featuring our synthetic roofing material. However, we're exceptionally pleased when we hear those same praises from condo communities. Why? Because it means even more consumers are happy!
In Fort Wayne, Ind., our Bellaforté Shake tiles were chosen to replace the rotted wood shake shingles on 207 condo units at Covington Creek. While homeowners loved the look of their cedar shakes, they hated the long-term maintenance issues.
"The homeowners wanted a similar look and color to the original shake roof, but one that would last longer," says Mike Hamilton, RRC, RRO and principal with MartinRiley architects and engineers. "The realistic-looking Bellaforté shake shingles in the Tahoe-VariBlend color of four gray-brown tones best matched the original shake.
"This product is aesthetically pleasing, economical, hail resistant and has solid longevity. These are all qualities that responsible condo owners look for when replacing building products in communities."
In Ohio, Bellaforté Shake roofs again came to the rescue after a severe hail storm damaged all 35 of the condos at Catawba Shores on Lake Erie.
“We’re all extremely pleased with the authentic appearance of these synthetic shake tiles and how they’ve given a fresh, new look to our condos,” says Jim Packard, president of the Catawba Shores Homeowners Association in Port Clinton, Ohio. “More importantly, we feel we made the right selection with DaVinci since these roofing tiles are impact-, hail-, insect-, algae- and fire-resistant. We estimate that we’re saving more than $10,000 per year on the ongoing maintenance costs from our old roof, and we’ve got the peace-of-mind that these roofs will help protect our units from fire and hail."
Composite shake roofing was again the big winner for the 34 condo units in Newport, Calif., when their cedar shakes faded from salt air and sea spray.
“Our research and the recommendation of a design consultant led us to the DaVinci product for its appearance, durability and maintenance,” says John Adler, a member of the Mai-Kai condo board of directors. “We needed a material that could be walked on by various trades people who would need access to the roof in the future. The strength of the product really impressed us and helped influence our decision.
“Based on our experience so far with the product, I’d recommend the polymer slate or shake roofing tiles from DaVinci to another community if they had the same needs we did. Our experience has been positive with the product selection and installation, and we expect long-term satisfaction from this roofing product.”