An important feature for those residing in cold climates is having a roof that is wind, fire and freeze/thaw resistant. Natural slate roofs give your home a beautiful and appealing allure; however, this roof can be quite expensive to install and difficult to maintain. At the same time, it is brittle and prone to deterioration by hail, storm and even foot traffic on the roof. Its life span can be compromised due to its tendency to flake and crumble over time when exposed to the elements. One of the best slate roof alternatives on the market today is our composite slate roofs.
In areas where snow and ice are common issues in the winter, we recommend installing snow guards to ensure minimal damage to your property and to reduce potential injuries when ice melts and falls from the roof. Alpine Snowguards in Vermont manufactures snow guards that can be retrofitted for those clients who already have DaVinci tiles installed.
DaVinci believes in retaining the beauty of your home while at the same time keeping it protected without major expense for maintenance or repair. Our synthetic or fake slate shingles have all the natural beauty of real slate yet are strong and sturdy. Many people have a hard time telling the difference between our tile and their natural counterpart as they look almost like real slate. Because they are manufactured using polymer roofing material, they are lightweight and available in a wide array of colors and color blends.
When you add extreme weather protection, practically maintenance free roofing and a 50 year limited warranty together, it makes our tile the perfect material to enhance your property value, add beauty to your building and protect your home at the same time.
“Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” is a familiar line from a wintertime song heard during the holidays, but when it comes to a rooftop, there are many homeowners dreading what Old Man Winter will bring when snow comes falling in real life. With icicles clinging to eaves and snow piled high and heavy on roofs, the material covering your roof needs to be built strong to withstand the possibilities of the damage snow and ice can bring during winter storms.
For our synthetic or fake shake shingles, we highly recommend the use of snow guards to keep snow and ice from shifting and thus creating hazardous conditions for those in its pathway, and from potential roof damage as well.
Alpine Snowguards from Vermont is a great resource for protective guards to keep snow in place and everyone below protected. Even if you already have a DaVinci roofs installed, the snow guards work well with our lightweight roofing materials and can be retrofitted to work with your existing structure.
Installation is easy and can be accomplished quite quickly by experienced roofing contractors. If you would like more information about finding experts in your area, give our customer service a call (800-328-4624) for assistance with finding the right snow guard installer for your building.
The beauty and sparkle of newly fallen snow is quickly diminished when icy snow falls from your roof in a cold, hard plop on your head while walking to your front door or garage. But a freezing scenario of falling roof top ice and snow can quickly be prevented with the simple installation of snow guards. For our synthetic roofing material, we recommend the use of snowguards to provide protection from the consequences of ice and snow falling onto people or vehicles from snowy roofs.
In fact, we have offered plenty of advice and recommendations about what snow guards do and why they are important to property owners. Take a look at three previous posts concerning these vital roof accessories for areas of the country that often find snow and ice in the weather report.
Snow Guard Retrofit – Tim Gentry blogs about customer requests for snow guard retrofitting for steep slopes and our lightweight roofing materials.
Snow Guard Importance – This post discusses why snow guards are so important for rooftops. Think safety first when it comes to tile roofs.
Why Snowguards Matter – Readers learn more about what snow guards do and why they matter for roofs during the winter season.
If you would like more information about whether snow guards are needed for your property, give our Customer Service team a call so they can help you with finding an expert in your area.
Preserving history by renovating historic structures means more than just adding a new coat of paint or planting new flowers in front of the building. Restoring older homes, museums and government buildings links us to past generations and enables us to look forward to a future deeply aware of our connection to our historical origins.
Typically, historically significant structures need extensive work to restore framing, foundation and roofing. When it comes to restoring roofs on 100 year old or more buildings, DaVinci lightweight roofing solutions is on the cutting edge of providing not only a 50 year roof to last for many more years to come but also offers sustainable roofing that protects these buildings with the highest rating of fire, wind and impact available on the market today.
To see why our faux slate roofing is such a favorite for many historic restoration projects, find links below to our past posts detailing how our roofing materials beautifully top older homes, museums and schools throughout the country.
Historic DuSable Museum Gets New Polymer Roof – featured in two parts, this 1893 Chicago museum chose our Castle Gray multi-width slate to authentically replace the natural slate of the original roof.
DaVinci Slate Roof Returns Historic Building to Original Beauty – Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh, New York needed a new roof with durability and protection from the elements. DaVinci slate replaced the original wood shakes and asbestos shingle that covered it from a previous re-roofing project.
Historic Texas Home Gets Slate Roof – Homeowners in Dallas, Texas chose our slate tiles to replace their wood shake and asphalt shingles to preserve the looks and historical accuracy of their 1914 Arts and Crafts style home.