Want to know some of the best aspects of synthetic slate roof shingles? Then you need to listen to experienced roofers who install DaVinci Roofscapes composite slate roofs.
"We install several DaVinci roofs each year on residential and commercial projects," says Joe Whitmore, vice president of operations for Detail Slate and Tile. "The LeConte Center was the largest project we've had the opportunity to install polymer roofing material and it went very smoothly. The result is a roof that blends in with its natural setting, is very durable, requires virtually no maintenance and will last for decades to come."
The roof Whitmore refers to covers 232,000-square feet of meeting and exhibit space at the multi-purpose LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. 965 squares of simulated slate roofing tiles from DaVinci in a blend of light and dark green tiles complement the facility's Smoky Mountain setting.
Halfway across the country, in Oklahoma City, Jeff McRay is also a fan of synthetic slate roof tiles.
"When it comes to 'painting the house canvas' we try to connect all the roofing elements to provide homeowners with a home exterior that works together beautifully," says McRay, president of McRay Roofing & Exteriors LLC. "The bottom line is that I tell people I've seen the product of the future in the DaVinci polymer roofing. This product offers a combination of authenticity, beauty and durability that's unmatched in the marketplace."
A DaVinci Masterpiece Contractor program member for the past four years, McRay Roofing & Exteriors has installed 25 DaVinci roofs for new construction and replacement roofing projects, with ten additional installations planned in the near future. "This is a lightweight, classy tile that's easy to install and gives peace-of-mind to homeowners," says McRay. "These best-in-class tiles have a Class 4 impact rating, so they can handle almost any kind of tough weather Mother Nature has to offer us here in Oklahoma!"
For more details on these projects, see SRA Architects Specify DaVinci Polymer Roof for New LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge and Featured Project of the Year - McRay Roofing.