Today we're offering a Bellaforté 101 class. This product line is one of our most versatile, dependable and easy-to-install products.
Let's get started. If you're ordering Bellaforté synthetic shake or imitation slate roofing from DaVinci Roofscapes, you'll find there are three different types of tiles in the collated bundles that arrive on the job site.
First, there are field tiles. These are the main tiles that will cover almost the entire roof and they're the most visible on the roof. Field tiles must be laid from left to right. Contractors should draw horizontal lines to ensure that the tiles are aligned properly.
Second, there are rake tiles. These are installed to finish gable ends. The first rake tile should be installed at the gable end so that the butt of the tile is flush with the butt of the first course of the field tiles. The second rake tile should be installed so its tip touches the butt of the second course. Subsequent tiles should be installed similarly.
Finally, there are the hip and ridge tiles. These should be maintained at 12” exposure and can be installed over hips and ridges in two ways: the standard method or the alternative method, both of which are explained in detail in the Bellaforté installation guide.
Here are some other important tips you need to know about Bellaforté synthetic roofing material:
- Our one-piece hip and ridge bundle is composed of 10 pieces and covers 10 lineal feet.
- Our rake bundle has 20 pieces for covering 10 lineal feet.
- The 12-inch starter has 20 pieces per bundle and can cover 20 lineal feet.
- Transition pieces come in 10 per bundle, which can cover 10 lineal feet.
- The field tiles come 10 per bundle. Because Bellaforté is installed at a 12" exposure just 100 tiles are needed per roofing square.
For more details on DaVinci lightweight roofing materials, see Imitation Slate Tiles By DaVinci Roofscapes.