Fake Slate Roof Tiles from DaVinci Roofscapes

Who doesn't like the look of a slate roof? The deep, relaxed colors of washed stone seem to be the perfect fit for roofs and remind one of church steeples and beautiful, old, historically important buildings. We tend to Lightweight roofing systemssee real, quarried stone tiles on the roofs of old buildings because flat, beautiful, slate used to be one of the main types of roofing materials in the United States of America during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. When asphalt shingles were developed, they quickly took over as the most common roof tile due to their much lower costs compared to slate.

Although asphalt shingles are still popular, improvements in technology eventually brought a new player to the table. That new type of tile is made from polymer resins and it's pretty hard to beat as a roofing material. In addition to having the highest fire rating and a Class 4 hail rating, our slate version looks just like the real thing! Contractors express their surprise at how lightweight and pliable DaVinci Roofscapes tiles are and many say that their customers can't believe that the tiles aren't real slate.

Do you have a roof that uses DaVinci Roofscapes slate? Tell us about it in the comments!

To learn more about how DaVinci Roofscapes products can beautify and protect your home, contact DaVinci Roofscapes by email or calling 1-800-328-4624 today.

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How Do You Stagger Lightweight Roofing Materials?

Custom Slate blendOne of the main questions that comes to mind for installation of a new roof is whether or not the tiles will be laid in a straight or staggered pattern. Both can look fantastic and the one you go with ultimately depends upon preference, budget, and the architecture of the structure in question. Although the beautiful Bellaforté slate tiles from DaVinci Roofscapes can only be laid in a straight pattern due to their interlocking mechanism, all of our other roofing tiles can be laid in either a staggered or straight course. While the higher numbers of tiles required for a staggered roof translate to higher costs, staggered coursing can make certain structures look simply breathtaking.

At this point, contractors might be wondering how easy or difficult it is to place lightweight tiles on a roof in a staggered manner. It's actually pretty straightforward to install DaVinci slate and shake in a staggered pattern (even a double staggered pattern), and the process requires little more than taking the right measurements and snapping a chalk line.

The versatility and beauty of DaVinci Roofscapes products makes it possible to create a a stunning roof whether it is straight, staggered, or even double staggered.

To learn more about the benefits of roofing tiles engineered by DaVinci Roofscapes, contact DaVinci Roofscapes by email or calling 1-800-328-4624 today.

 

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Lightweight Roofing Solutions from the Contractor's Point of View

Lightweight Roofing SolutionsRoofing contractors are the best people to talk to when you have questions about methodologies and materials for a new roof. Their ample experience in everything from different roofing materials to installation gives them the type of expertise that you can trust. For this reason, DaVinci Roofscapes regularly features interviews with roofing contractors on our blog. The following are a few of the many things they like about the composite roofing materials offered by DaVinci Roofscapes:

  • Beauty and durability: As Mark White of Northrup Remodeling put it, "When we walk away from a DaVinci job, we understand that we have just provided our homeowner with a roofing solution that will provide a beautiful classic look, with a 50-year warranty that we can stand behind".
  • Realistic look and a Class 4 impact rating: Many contractors state that they enjoy the realistic appearance of DaVinci Roofscapes products, along with their high impact (hail) rating. More than one of our contractors has had multiple customers who can hardly believe that the tiles aren't real slate.
  • Pre-blended color blends: Several contractors like the fact that DaVinci Roofscapes products come in pre-sorted color blends. John Howard of Gentry Roofing says, "I like the fact that the color blends come pre-blended and the fact that the chemical makeup allows the shingles to be flexible and pliable."

To read what other roof contractors have to say about products offered by DaVinci Roofscapes follow these links to their interviews:

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Historical Sites Rely on Polymer Roofing

Preservationist across the country challenged with recreating natural slate and shake roofs for historical projects are relying on man-made polymer roofing tiles. More durable than natural products, polymer roofing tiles, like those from DaVinci Roofscapes, resist fire, impact, high winds and the punishing weather conditions of Mother Nature.

 “Often times historical sites hold onto their original roofs as long as possible thinking they’re staying ‘true’ to the structure,” says Ray Rosewall, president and CEO of DaVinci Roofscapes. “That can be a mistake. As natural slate and shake products age, they break down and are no longer able to protect the building. This can increase the risk of damage to the structure or even susceptibility to fire.

 “These worries can be put aside when replacing natural shake and slate roofs with plastic roofing materials that accurately replicate the original roofs. There are many historical preservationists embracing man-made roofing products because they bring so many advantages to a project --- increased durability, longevity and comparable aesthetics being just a few assets of polymer roofing products.”

Examples of specific projects that embraced the advantages of polymer roofing tiles include:

DuSable Museum Roundhouse

After a proud history that includes serving as a horse stable during the 1893 World’s Fair, the Roundhouse at DuSable Museum in Chicago has now been restored.

Originally built in the early 19th century, the structure’s round shape is made of Joliet limestone and is now topped by a DaVinci Roofscapes polymer slate roof that offers the site a lightweight roofing solution. (Click here to see full story)

 

Olde Liberty Restaurant

When a fire destroyed the historic Olde Liberty Station restaurant in Bedford, Virginia in 2009, owner Harry Leist decided to rebuild the historic landmark using Bellaforté polymer slate tiles on the 107-year-old building.

The original rail station had heavy slate tiles on the roof so Leist ordered DaVinci plastic state roof tiles to recreate the original roof. (Click here to see full story)

 

Peterson House

In Durango, Colo., the milled wood roof shingles on the historic 1880s Peterson House were so worn by time and weather that they had simply crumbled apart. As part of ongoing restoration efforts of the historic structure in 2011, the team at Animas Museum chose a lightweight roofing system.

They requested a Fancy Shake roof made of fake cedar shake in the Mountain blend color because it was ‘spot on’ for the period and the building. (Click here to see full story)

 

Rivers Education Center

In Charleston, S.C., the 1900 Rivers Education Center has been targeted for restoration and reuse. After serving as manufacturing plant and later as a school, the historic site is now being renovated.

A new Bellaforté polymer roof in Slate Gray has been installed to replicate the original roof structure. (Click here to see full story)

 

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Bellaforté – The Same Proven Engineered Polymer Roof Tiles, But a Different Profile

The Bellaforté roof tiles engineered by DaVinci Roofscapes can seem so lightweight and easy to install that some contractors have speculated that they aren't made with the same durable, polymer resin as the Plastic roofing materialsother DaVinci Roofscapes products. Nothing could be further from the truth because they are certainly made of the same, carefully engineered and tested materials as our other quality synthetic shake and slate roof tiles. That resin recipe works so well at keeping homes and businesses safe from the elements that there is no way that our company would use any other polymer for their construction.

The materials are the same, but the way in which Bellaforté tiles do differ from other DaVinci products is in their profile. With a 12 inch width and 15 and a half inch length, they are wider than some slate and shake. Although shorter, Bellaforté tiles have a greater visual exposure which reduces the material needed, shrinking the carbon footprint and delivers outstanding value. They also have a short, 3 inch headlap that makes some contractors wonder if they will stand up to the elements. The snap-fit system and leading edge tab secures every tile to increase wind performance. In actuality, Bellaforté tiles have been tested to stand up to the elements just as well as other DaVinci products and this is demonstrated with the same limited 50 year warranty.

To learn more about the eco-friendly and cost-saving benefits of Bellaforté roof tiles, contact DaVinci Roofscapes by email or call us at 1-800-328-4624 today.

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Beach House Retrofit

Who do you call if you're committed to restoring a 1932 bungalow-style home and want green roof construction? If you're Sylvain Cote with Absolute Green Homes, you contact DaVinci Roofscapes!

Cote requested DaVinci's Bellaforté slate synthetic tiles for this impressive environmentally-friendly retrofit project back in April of 2011. The home, which is scheduled for completion this summer, is scheduled to be the first platinum level LEED Certified Home in Westchester County, New York.

Green Roofing Options

The sustainability and environmental friendliness of DaVinci fake slate tiles drew Cote's attention while she searched for green roofing options for The Beach House. By installing 17 squares of black Bellaforté slate tiles on the 1,810-square-foot home, she's been able to support her overall goal of having a lightweight roofing system that is eco-friendly.

The design, techniques, materials, products and approach used in this project can be applied to other homes in the future to achieve the same environmentally sound living space. Stay tuned and we'll share final pictures of this impressive house renovation project with you this summer!

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Staggered and Straight Lightweight Roofing Solutions Installations

Since our lightweight roofing solutions are one piece roofing tiles, the majority of them can be laid in either a straight or staggered installation pattern.  The only exception, of course, would be our Bellaforté, which is laid straight due to it's interlocking mechanism.

But if you go with DaVinci Multi-Width Slate, Fancy Shake, Single-Width Valoré Shake, Single-Width Valoré Slate or Multi-Width Shake then you can choose to have the tiles laid straight or staggered.

Which one you go with really depends on 3 things:

  1. What you want
  2. The architectural style of your home
  3. Your budget

Some homes, like Georgian-style homes, just call for a straight coursing roof whereas Tudor-style homes look great with a staggered coursing. Staggered coursings do require more material and therefore your synthetic roof cost will be slightly more.

Here's what a straight coursing looks like - all the tiles are aligned at the butt end.

Straight Coursing of Valore Slate

Here's what a staggered coursing looks like. The tiles vary in alignment - they are staggered, in other words.

Slate staggered

Are you a contractor looking for tips on how to install DaVinci lightweight roofing systems with a staggered installation?  You can learn some tips here about how to install a staggered pattern with chalk lines.

Has your customer requested something a little bit different than what our installation guide recommends? Of course, we are used to contractors experimenting with our tiles. Check out this funky stagger pattern that a DaVinci Roofscapes' Masterpiece Contractor in Colorado did.  Here's a double stagger in our DaVinci Multi Width Slate in Aberdeen blend - how fun is this?

DaVinci Multi Width Slate in Aberdeen - Double Stagger

Need further help?  Download our slate installation guide from our website to learn more about the details of straight and staggered installations.
 

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Examples of Lightweight Roofing Material

There may be several reasons why you are looking for lightweight roofing solutions. You might need to replace an existing roof and don't want to beef up the structure so that it can support more weight. You Lightweight Roofing Solutionsmight also like the idea of a lightweight roof, knowing it is not weighing down your home or building.

Here is a list of the most common lightweight roofing solutions:

  • Metal Roofing Materials - metal roofing systems are well known for keeping out water, resisting fire and also for their longevity.
  • Asphalt Shingles - one of the most common roofing materials on the market today, asphalt shingles are known for their durability, their fire resistance and their many colors, types, and manufacturers.
  • Natural Cedar Shake Shingles - known for how well they blend into the environment, they can be long lasting if maintained.
  • Synthetic Roof Tiles - DaVinci roofing systems falls into this category. Our tiles are extremely light weight because they are made from a polymer and have an engineered ribbing structure in the back so that there isn't a density of material.

If, for example, you would like to upgrade the look of your roof from asphalt shingles to the look of Slate, but your roof cannot take on the weight that slate would bring, then our DaVinci Slate might be a perfect option for you.

Here's a break down of how much DaVinci tiles weigh per roofing square (1 roofing square = 100 square feet):

  • Single-Width Valoré Slate - 266-332 lbs
  • Multi-Width DaVinci Slate - 273-342 lbs
  • Bellaforté - 182 lbs
  • Single-Width Valoré Shake - 283-315 lbs
  • Multi-Width DaVinci Shake - 304-342 lbs
  • DaVinci Fancy Shake - 267-356 lbs

Do you have questions about lightweight roofing? Hopefully we can answer them. Please reach out to us Toll Free at 1-855-299-5301.
 

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Lightweight Roofing Systems with Insect/Pest Resistance

Usually one of the advantages of using a polymer material for your roof is that you don't DaVinci Valore Shakehave to worry about bugs and other pests gnawing at the shingles or making their homes in them.

Did you know that in areas like Oregon and Washington, they have to spray chemicals on their natural shake roofs to keep the bugs out?  YUCK!

However, not every man made material is Insect/Pest Resistant like our lightweight roofing systems.  There are some pests and insects that like to go for man-made roofing materials.

However, man-made polymer like DaVinci tiles are not susceptible to many things including, insects, termites, rot, mold, mildew and freeze-thaw damage.

As Mark Clement, host of MyFixItUpLife.com radio show and web site says, "Personally, I can't see why anyone would select a real wood product that is subject to damaging weather conditions, insects and rot when these imitation slate shingles are available."

Because our plastic roofing materials are resistant to insects and pests, it makes it a worry-free and virtually maintenance free roof and when you get a 50-year warranty to go along with it - what's not to love?

What's your roof story?  Please share your DaVinci roof story with us and we'll be sure to feature it on our blog!


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Limitless Lightweight Roofing Solutions - 49 colors & 5 profiles - What's Your Dream?

One of the reasons I enjoy working with our lightweight roofing systems so much is because I never get bored. 

In school, I never quite got the probability lesson in math class, but I don't have to worry about it when it comes to DaVinci because even when you have exhausted all possibilities with our 5 profiles and our 49 different colors, you can even order a custom color. Whoa.

Our lightweight roofing systems come in the following 5 profiles:

Plastic Roofing MaterialsSLATE

SHAKE
Combine those 5 profiles with the never ending color possibilities in our blends and you can create your own custom roof that fits perfectly with your home.

Wanna play around with some roof options and colors?  We have this very fun on-line tool that we call the DaVinci Color Studio where you can do just that!  You can pick from a 2-color, 3-color or 4-color blend and then also see what it looks like in one of our shake profiles and what it looks like in our slate profiles. Design away and have fun!

Do you have one of our limitless plastic roofing materials on your roof?  Which combination of color and profile did you choose?  We want to see the result! Even if you have installation photos - we love those too! Please feel free to share your story here and we will then share it on our blog, so that other readers can see how your project turned out.
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DaVinci Roofscapes Cost Per Square How To Calculate It

When you are looking into green roofing options, like DaVinci Roofscapes, it is important to have an idea of how much it costs.

Green Roofing Options being installedHowever, quoting a number is never simple when it comes to roofing because every roof is different.  For example, a new construction roof is easier and faster to roof than a re-roof because the new construction roof doesn't require tear-off, dumpster fees and more.

So if you are looking to calculate DaVinci Roofscapes Cost Per Square, here are some things that you need to know about your roof.  A local roofer that is experienced in laying piece by piece tiles (rather than asphalt sheets), will be able to give you a more accurate quote.
  • Pitch of roof
  • Exposure that you want the DaVinci tiles laid
  • Whether you want a straight or staggered coursing (this also depends on which of our lightweight roofing systems you decide to go with)
When it comes to figuring out your overall roof costs, there will also be many other factors involved in the cost of the roof, including:
  • Underlayments used
  • Location of roof - is it easy to access?  Will the roofing distributor be able to easily load tiles onto the roof?
  • What kind of flashing do you want?  Copper will cost more.
These questions only address a few standard situations - that's why we say that every roof is unique.

Another item you want to consider when investigating the COST of DaVinci is the long term benefits of going with a 50-year product that requires little to no maintanence.  You can read more about such savings through this blog post, Synthetic Slate Cost More Than Just the Price of Roofing Tile. Want to learn more about the cost of DaVinci?  Check out these blog posts:
Do you need help finding a roofer in your area?  Fill out this form to locate a contractor in your area.  

Are you a DaVinci roof owner?  How much did your DaVinci roof cost you?  Can you give us more details about the job itself?  Please share your DaVinci story!
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Learn More about Plastic Roofing Materials from Tim Gentry

I have a confession.  I love the blog posts that Tim Gentry writes on our blog.  Why?

Well, for one, you've gotta know Tim Gentry.  He's delightful, smart and funny.  So when he writes a blog post like, Baby it's Cold Outside, you want to read it.

You can also pretty much guarantee that by reading Tim Gentry's blog posts that you will learn something about roofing that you didn't know.  He is great about including images that help explain what he is writing about.

For example, check out this post on Ice Dams.
Ice Dams
As a second generation roofer, Tim Gentry is well versed on every kind of roof - not only our lightweight roofing solutions.  So we have an advantage in that he can look at roofs from a more educated position.

He also has been long in charge of our product testing for certifications, so he knows a lot about the capability of our shingles.  Here's an example of his expertise, Class A Fire Rating.

Class A Fire Rating
You've also gotta love his ingenuity and ability to make our product more efficient and workable and therefore, giving roofers everywhere more green roofing options.  Check out what he does to save on waste in his blog post, Installing DaVinci Tiles With No Waste.

Do you have a question or inquiry for Tim Gentry?  Feel free to reach out to him or a member of our technical team through this on-line form.

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Fake Slate Shingles and Snow Guards

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.

Lightweight Roofing SystemsIn 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.
 

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Interview with Stella Amador of Florida Quality Roofing

Thank you to Stella Amador of Florida Quality Roofing for talking to us about our lightweight roofing solutions.

How'd you first discover DaVinci?


Lightweight Roofing Solutions installed by FLORIDA QUALITY ROOFINGI first discovered DaVinci products through a commercial project involving Bahama Breeze restaurants. The restaurants had wooden shakes that needed to be replaced to composite shakes. Our client required the same or better look of wooden shakes but with a longer product life. After researching for such specifications I was introduced to DaVinci, which exceeded my client's demands by offering a 50 year product warranty.

What do you like about DaVinci? Color blends? Shape of tiles? Performance? 


The most impressive aspect of DaVinci products is the overall quality. This includes quality of colors, sustainability, life of the product, and aesthetics.

What's the biggest thing that homeowners say to you about DaVinci?


Simple, it looks beautiful.
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Why do you like DaVinci?

As a DaVinci Masterpiece Contractor I am most proud of being able to deliver customers a product that I know will exceed all of their expectations.

Are there homeowners that you wouldn't recommend DaVinci to?


Cedar Shake AlternativeI would not recommend DaVinci to a homeowner that is looking for an inferior product.

What DaVinci products have you worked with? 

I have worked with the multi-width Autumn Blend Shakes.

Which DaVinci products do you like? Do you have a favorite color blend?

I like the Autumn Blend and New Cedar shakes, they both look great, especially here in Sunny South Florida.

What other roofing products do you install?
  • GAF
  • Certainteed
  • Firestone
  • Sealoflex
  • Tropical Asphalt
  • Tamko
How long have you been in the roofing  business? 

Florida Quality Roofing was established in 2002 as a family owned and operated company. Owner and President, German Duarte is a second generation roofing contractor who followed in his father's footsteps and took over the business after he retired.

We are a fully licensed, fully insured and full service roofing company specializing in comprehensive roofing maintenance programs, commercial re-roofing, residential roofing and repairs.

FQR prides itself in offering a unique roofing experience.

The mission is to properly identify issues, prevent problems, maintain and ultimately help extend the life of a roofing system.  Our focus is in sharing our expertise with our clients in order to guide them to make the best possible choice for their roofing needs.

Do you have a favorite DaVinci job?  In other words, a favorite house or building where you installed DaVinci?  Why is it your favorite? 


Yes, my favorite job was re-roofing the first Bahama Breeze restaurant. I enjoyed it because it was our first project with DaVinci and the results were astonishing. The difference between the previous wood shake roof and the final result with the DaVinci Autumn Blend Shake were immeasurable. Also, our workers were transformed, by our fourth Bahama Breeze they were no longer roofers, they were artisans.
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Are you interested in learning more about our lightweight roofing materials? Please feel free to get in touch with us.
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DaVinci Roofscapes on YouTube

Video is such a great way to make connections, educate and have a lot of fun in the process. The creation of YouTube has certainly taken the Internet by storm with millions viewing the latest funny or educational videos on a daily basis.

If you haven’t had a chance or just weren’t aware, DaVinci Roofscapes has our very own YouTube video channel with plenty of great videos for you to discover more information about our lightweight roofing materials.
DaVinci Roofscapes YouTube Channel

On our channel, you’ll find customer video testimonials as well as a few product review videos from respected home improvement and do it yourself television channels. You will also have the opportunity to see examples of fire and impact testing on video, which demonstrates the effectiveness of our Class A fire rated and Class 4 impact roof tiles.

There are also some handy installation videos that demonstrate installing our slate and shake alternative tiles as well as toeboards. We will be adding to the channel over time so be sure to check often for the latest videos about our roofing product.

To learn the latest about our roofs, be sure to visit our website, and then also follow the links to our Facebook and Twitter pages so you can stay up to date with information we share with our social media followers.

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Fake Shake Shingles and Snowguards

“Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” is a familiar line from a wintertime song heard during the Snow guards neededholidays, 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.
 

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Visit DaVinci Roofscapes on Facebook

If you’re active online, then you surely know that Facebook will let you connect and share with the people in your life. But did you know you can also connect with DaVinci Roofscapes right on our Facebook page? All you have to do is become a fan by liking us on Facebook, and then you’ll have access to the latest news about our lightweight roofing solutions.

FacebookWe are also working on building an online community. We invite you to share your experience and photos of your home or building after installing our Eco friendly roof. We would love to see your DaVinci masterpiece!

As well, if you are undecided on a color for your new DaVinci roof, our friendly color expert is available to review any home photos you submit and offer advice on matching colors to give you just the right curbside effect.

All existing
DaVinci roof owners out there please feel free to share pics of your home or buildings along with comments on your experience with our tile roofs. Everyone benefits with a little commenting and picture sharing whether you are shopping for new roofing materials or already have a roof topped with our tile and want to show it off!

So head on over to our Facebook page, and remember to “Like” us so you’ll be able to follow all the action!

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Class A Fire Rating Roof Options

When it comes to choosing a roof for your home or business, you will definitely want to consider the safety standards used in the product. Because a roof protects your property investment and those inside, knowing that it will hold up against wind, rain and fire is vitally important. While shopping for lightweight roofing solutions, you may often find terms that need a little defining to better understand what they mean.

Lightweight Roofing MaterialsOne such term is Class A fire rating. Essentially, a roof that is Class A fire rated has undergone strict testing by a certified testing facility, one of which is Underwriters Laboratories or UL. These tests certify whether a product meets or exceeds some very strict fire testing standards, categories are assigned from A to C based on the product’s resistance to fire.

Our green roofing materials are Class A fire rated meaning they have attained the highest rating for fire resistance available. In addition, they also have the highest marks in wind and impact testing. What this means to you is that choosing DaVinci tiles for your roofing project means you will be using the highest quality materials available in the marketplace today.

So whether you choose our Valoré, multi-width or Bellaforté in slate or shake, you can count on the fact that the DaVinci roofing materials meet the most stringent of safety standards for your building.

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Why Less Weight Matters in Lightweight Roofing Materials

A lot of homeowners and building owners love the look of natural slate, however, most roofs are not set up to hand the weight of natural slate.  So in order to solve that problem, many roofs are beefed up with trusses and more.

lightweight roofing solutionsHowever, our lightweight roofing solutions are not only a better solution for your time, but also your money.  You do not need to beef up your roof for our slate lightweight roofing systems.

Here's why:
  • DaVinci Slate per square = 240+ lbs
  • Natural Slate per square = 1200+ lbs

In other words, DaVinci slate is less than 1/4th the weight of natural slate.

Because of this drastic difference in weight, you will also find that our synthetic slate cost is considerably less. 

The reason why less weight matters:
  • Less fuel needed to transport it
  • Less labor to haul it to the roof
  • Less expense in transporting it
  • Less material needed for your roof structure

Are you a roofer that likes to install our imitation slate shingles because they are so lightweight?  If so, we would love to learn more reasons why less weight matters when it comes to roofing.  Please feel free to leave a comment in the section below or please contact us directly.
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From The Architect's Corner - Happy New Year, It's Appointment Time!

Design Professionals! It is time to re-visit what you think you know about DaVinci Roofscapes and our lightweight roofing systems. I understand that there are a lot of materials out there, and while projects that involve steep slope roofing may only be a small part of what you do, it is important to stay up on what is new and make sure that your library is stocked with all the latest brochures and technical information. 

Email me (mstone@davinciroofscapes.com) today to set up an appointment with your local roof expert for 2012!

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