If you're a fan of the DIY network, you may have seen their Blog Cabin series where fans can submit their renovation ideas for different homes in need of repair. Even if you've never seen the show, you will definitely want to tune in on September 29 where you can view our lightweight roofing solutions featured in a one hour special.
The Blog cabin show and sweepstakes features a structure in desperate need of repair. When the network chooses the home it plans to renovate, they completely remodel it from top to bottom and then air different segments of the renovations on a variety of the shows featured on the network. Once complete, the blog cabin is then offered in a contest where fans can enter and win it for themselves.
This year's home is a 1905 Chesapeake Bay Virginia farmhouse beautifully restored and topped with our DaVinci slate tile roof. The special Blog Cabin show featuring our high quality roof will air September 29th so you won't want to miss seeing our green roofing materials in action. With its highly rated impact and wind resistant qualities, we think you'll agree this blog cabin's roof is surrender to maintain its structure and beauty for many years to come.
September is here! Many primary and secondary schools, as well as universities, are already filling up with students eager to learn! DaVinci Roofscapes is proud to manufacture the lightweight roofing material of choice for so many schools.
Below is a list of a few of our featured projects:
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People who are looking to replace their roof with a more environmentally friendly one or even install a roof on brand new construction will often want to know right away what our lightweight roofing systems cost.
Of course when constructing a new building budgeting correctly for the cost of the entire project is necessary so that proper amounts can be allocated for materials, contractors fees, permits and other accessory items. Our roofing tiles are produced to create a cost effective solution to typical roofing materials such as slate or cedar shakes.
By using sustainable engineering design, we have created tiles that take up less space per square than traditional materials and also require less cutting. By needing fewer tiles for the same amount of space and reducing the time that contractors would normally have to spend cutting the roofing product, there is a reduction in budget for material and labor cost as compared to natural wood or slate materials.
Because our simulated slate and wood shake roof tiles are energy efficient and protect buildings from fire, wind and hail damage, the cost is also reduced when looking at the overall expense to clean and maintain the roof. Our unique designs typically cost less for the overall installation and installation expense is recovered in the low maintenance and high efficiency of the tiles.
The actual synthetic slate cost of the project is determined by a number of factors, including the pitch of your roof, the type of DaVinci tiles you want, the exposure that the tiles are laid at, the underlayments used, as well as the geographical location of your home or building needing the roof. Our knowledgeable support staff is available by phone or online to assist you in learning more about how our tiles can meet your building budget. Just give us a call or email to learn more.
If you're in Indiana, check out the design of the new Tower Banks in the Fort Wayne area. They're using lightweight roofing materials for the roof AND the siding!
"The use of low-maintenance polymer roofing tiles, brick and composite features make our banking facilities showpieces in the community," says Julie Bobay, facilities coordinator for Tower Bank & Trust Company.
Architect Amie Lindsay, RA, with Delineation, specified DaVinci multi-width Slate Aberdeen eco-friendly roofing materials for the Fort Wayne Tower Bank locations. Featuring a combination of five colors --- dark gray, light brown, dark purple, green stone and dark stone --- the Aberdeen blend complements the overall design of the bank's exterior.
"We found the idea appealing of bringing some of the roof colors and tiles down onto the sides of the building," says Lindsay. "We also specified the synthetic roofing tile added between the windows on the bank.
"The continuous use of DaVinci roofing tiles around the top perimeter of the building allowed us to design a structure that was both beautiful and easy to maintain. We started working from the top down, with the roof specifications and continued the polymer product as a siding feature."
Lindsay believes Tower Bank truly appreciates having lightweight roofing materials that are also Class A Fire Rated on their structure. "The impressive DaVinci tiles resist insects, fungus, algae, mold, cracking, fading and curling," says Lindsay. "Add to that the product's 50-year limited warranty and you have a bank roof that is not only beautiful but long-lasting."
Hurricane season officially lasts from June 1st to November 30th of each year, and areas of the country that experience the brunt of these volatile storms learn very quickly to stay vigilant and prepared for the sometimes devastating effects of these severe weather conditions.
For those who want to weather these storms with the least amount of damage, it is important to safeguard your surroundings and take steps to protect it from injury prior to hurricane season. Areas of particular concern for every homeowner are the walls, windows and roof of their homes. Wind and rain can make quick work of blowing out windows, damaging exterior walls and shingle roofs. Often people who live in hurricane prone areas will find shingles all over the yard after a strong storm.
We can help prevent the typical damage associated with these storms with our lightweight roofing solutions that are rated Class 4 for impact tests and wind certified to 110 miles per hour. When hurricanes hit, they often blow objects that hit windows, doors and roofing. Additionally, severe thunderstorms often found in these same areas during different seasons will produce hail storms in addition to heavy rain.
Our slate and cedar shake alternative tiles are built to help resist roof hail damage and the impact of blown objects. To see for yourself how high winds and debris can destroy basic roofs, this video demonstrates an asphalt roof under heavy wind as well as how our roofing materials withstand and avoid damage associated with strong winds.