It’s Home Improvement Month – How About a New DaVinci Roof!

Environmentally Friendly RoofDid you know that the month of May is Home Improvement Month? Warm weather, bright sunshine and time outdoors means it's time to brighten up your exterior for the summer.

Do you have any projects planned to improve your home this month, or even this year?

Have you considered a new roof? Whether you need to replace a roof because of storm damage or you just have an old roof that needs replacing, you might consider DaVinci's lightweight roofing materials as an option.

When it comes to DaVinci you have several green roofing options:

  • DaVinci Slate - This is our original slate - it comes in 5 different widths and you can choose whichever color blend fits your fancy.
  • DaVinci Shake - This is our original shake - it comes in 5 different widths too and a number of color blends to fit your tastes.
  • DaVinci Fancy Shake - Our Fancy Shake has a more sawn appearance rather than a the hand split look.  It comes in 3 different widths.
  • Single-width Valoré Slate - As the name suggests - this is a single width shingle of our popular Slate.
  • Single-width Valoré Shake - As the name suggests - this is a single width shingle of our popular Shake.
  • Bellaforté Slate and Shake- Our newest line of DaVinci products is our Bellaforté - they are interlocking tiles that look like their natural counterparts - in this case, Slate and Shake.


What DaVinci roof profile do you fancy?  Tell us about your home improvement projects this year in the comments below!


Hurricane Season is Just Around the Corner

DaVinci SlateDoes hurricane season find you worrying about your roof? You don’t have to fret so much if you’re using the right types of materials and take the necessary steps to upgrade your roof’s structure. If you live in an area where high winds are an issue, these two factors should be taken into consideration whether you are roofing or retrofitting.

During a hurricane, high speed wind, hail, water and falling debris can damage your roof. Taking steps to ensure that your roof’s truss is adequately built and that (if you have a gabled roof) the appropriate cover vents and bracings are used. The local codes in each state vary where hurricane ready roofs are concerned so getting a qualified contractor to assess the structural outline of your roof can help to prevent unpleasant surprises. Check with your local contractor to get more information about the types of high speed winds and damages that are most common in your area to avoid making the same mistakes.

Many homeowners are now using imitation slate tiles or polymer shakes instead of natural tiles to get longer service life and enhanced structural performance during a hurricane. DaVinci offers composite roof materials that will resist winds of up to 110 mph. Our roofing tiles adhere to the standards of ASTM D 3161 for wind testing and classification. They are also receive Class 4 Impact Rating and Class A or C Fire Rating (with the proper underlayments).

You won’t need to worry about excess roof weight with our materials. With our lightweight roofing materials you can confidently upgrade your roof to get ready for hurricane seasons. If you are building a new home, extra foundations costs caused by a heavy roof are also dispensed with our composite tiles.



Help Your Roof Survive Spring Storms with DaVinci Slate or Shake - Class 4 Impact Ratings

Spring storms are known to wreak havoc on many homes and commercial buildings in the United States. However, your roof may be spared if you have a DaVinci Roofscapes polymer tiles that offer a Class 4 Impact Rating.  Our lightweight roofing systems meet this specification and can help ensure that the service life of your roof goes way beyond just a few years while guaranteeing your safety.

With the revolutionary impact rating system developed by Underwriter Laboratories (UL), you can have peace of mind during spring storms or hail storms. UL uses what is known as the UL 2218 standard to classify the impact resistance of roofing materials. A class rating of 1 to 4 is assigned, with 1 being the lowest and 4 being the highest. Roofing materials that are classified with a Class 4 Impact Rating have the greatest impact resistance and are less likely to become damaged from impact.  

The type of roof you install may also affect your insurance premiums if you live in a state where roof damage from spring storms or hail is common. How much you can save will depend on your insurance provider. Whether you are considering re-roofing or are in the process of building your home, choosing the right type of roofing material can save you from future headaches. With DaVinci slate and shake green roofing materials, you just might keep your insurance expenses down while ensuring you roof is safe.

Check out our video below to see how the Class 4 Impact rating test works:





DaVinci Multi-Width, Valoré or Bellaforté Tiles?? What's the Difference?

DaVinci offers a wide range of products to accommodate the preference of all customers. With so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out which products to use. From our experience, some of our clients often get confused between our Multi-Width, Valoré, and Bellaforté tiles. A common question we hear from consumers is "do all of your tiles use the same technology?" 

The short answer is yes. Our Multi-Width, Valoré, and Bellaforté tiles are all premier products made from the same technology, the different names simply reflect different profiles. We offer several different styles so that it's easier to find the perfect look for your home or building.

Bellaforté slate and shake tiles feature a patented self-aligning feature that makes it easier to install them. They easily replicate natural slate or natural cedar shakes and special care has been taken to guarantee a natural look.

Bellaforte Tiles


Our Valoré slate and shake profiles also replicate the look of natural slate and wood, are lightweight, and and are a single-width profile that offers a sleek line. 

DaVinci Valore Shake


The Multi-Width line of slate and shake tiles come in 5 different widths and can be installed in a straight or staggered coursing, offering a variety of looks for your roof.

Multi-Width Slate


Once you have chosen your profile, you will want to find the color that best suits your home. Visit our online color studio to view our standard blends or create your own blend to suit your preferences. Be sure you take a look at our

Whether you have small or large project, using the best roofing materials can add value to your home for many years to come.


Great Time to Install Snowguards!

DaVinci Slate with SnowguardsHeavy sheet-like chunks of snow and ice can cause serious damage to property and even cause serious injuries. Sloped roofs are particularly susceptible to these types of avalanches and require special consideration in states that are known to have heavy snowstorms and ice dams. Special devices such as snowguards are generally installed on these roofs to hold snow and ice in place until they melt slowly. When this happens, it is less likely to have any problems with ice or snow falling on people or property.

But are snowguards difficult to install and will you need to change your roof to install them? No. Snowguards are easy to install and with DaVinci Roofscapes fake slate; you can easily retrofit or include them during installation. Our lightweight roofing materials can be used with a wide variety of snowguards. This gives you more flexibility when shopping for these devices without worrying that your roof design will be negatively affected.

It is also important to note that excessive snow and water in eaves and gutters can cause them to become clogged. This can damage your gutter system or the interior of your home by causing leaks. Snowguards help prevent this from happening.

Snowguards also distribute the weight of the snow on your roof to ensure that its structural integrity is not compromised because of overloading. With snowguards and DaVinci’s fake cedar shake installed on your roof, you will get two superb systems working together to give you more comfort and less worry.

For more information on DaVinci Roofscapes products, email or call us at 1-800-328-4624.


Pick Your Profile!

Material choice is an important factor in roofing that not only determines the success of a project, but also whether it is completed according to your preferences. The more choices, the easier it is to align with specific needs and preserve the unique look of a project. DaVinci believes in providing clients with superior lightweight roofing systems that make it easy to find the profile homeowners and building owners want . Our slate and shake tiles are eco friendly and have a Class A Fire Rating (with proper underlayments) and Class 4 Impact Rating.

lightweight roofing systemsDaVinci Roofscapes slate and shake products are available in seven different profiles profiles, which are as follows:

DaVinci Slate (multi-width)
Valoré Slate (single-width)
Bellaforté Slate

DaVinci Shake (multi-width)
Valoré Shake (single-width)
Bellaforté Shake
Fancy Shake

All of our roofing profiles come with a 50-year warranty and they can resist winds of up to 110 mph. You won't have to worry about climbing up on the roof  to do a lot of maintenance, because our products are virtually maintenance free. As well, our tiles are resistant to freeze/thaw cycles, insects, mold, mildew, and fungus.

To learn more about DaVinci Roofscapes products, please email us or call 1-800-328-4624.



Get Great Curb Appeal with DaVinci Slate Roof Tiles

Lightweight Roofing MaterialsLightweight slate roof tiles have achieved a great success in the market and have received many positive reviews from home owners and builders alike. Made out of inorganic materials and polymers, this innovative product is both recyclable and environmentally friendly. Lightweight slate roofing is perfect for homes that have been constructed for heavier roofing systems like concrete tiles and natural slate or even homes that used to have cedar shake shingles.

A composite slate roof by DaVinci provides beauty as well as advanced level protection for your home, all with little to no maintenance required. DaVinci slate is a line of roofing material that is polymer in form, natural in appearance, easy to install, and very durable. In addition to these benefits, DaVinci slate has been proved to be impervious to freeze/thaw cycles and offers Class A fire rating, UL2218 Class 4 impact rating, and wind resistance of up to 110 mph. Besides, who doesn't love a 50-year warranty?

DaVinci slate is ideal for all kinds of commercial and residential construction. Unlike other slate shingles, our composite slate does not crumble, become flaky, or demand a lot of repair, replacement, or maintenance over time.

To learn more about the DaVinci roofing products, send us an email or contact us at 1-800-328-4624.


Spring Time is Almost Here! Is Your Roof Ready?

Polymer Roofing TilesAre your cedar shakes rotting out? Or have your asphalt shingles started to curl or just fall apart? If yes, then it’s time to start looking for new roofing materials.

Cedar roof shingles and natural slate tiles do look great, but with their maintenance issues, spring or summer seasons can be rough after a long, cold, weather filled winter. There is a type of roof that comes with a 50 year warranty and requires almost no maintenance at all... a DaVinci Roof.  We offer polymer based roofing tiles that look like natural slate or real cedar shake roofs but are much more durable.

DaVinci roofing tiles look so similar to natural slate roofs or cedar tiles that it is almost impossible to tell the difference between them. Plus our tiles are eco friendly, so if you want to build a house that doesn’t demand a lot of maintenance and will lessen your carbon footprint, DaVinci will be your best solution.

Our polymer roofing tiles are lightweight and come in a wide variety of profiles and colors. They are made from pure virgin resins and use special pigments and inorganic colors that are infused throughout the tiles. So even if there is constant freezing and thawing at the arrival of spring season, your roof is safe and secure.

What are you waiting for? Get the roof that survives all seasons. Get DaVinci. Call us at 1-800-328-4624


Shawn Bellis of Epic Exteriors in KC Talks "Going Green" with DaVinci's Recycling Program!

Shawn Bellis of Epic Exteriors in Kansas City is one contractor that installs our lightweight roofing systems and regularly recycles.  We love that he does!

Shawn happily shared his experience recycling DaVinci tiles with us in honor of National Recycling Day.

What made you take advantage of DaVinci's recycling program?

DaVinci Recycling ProgramWe recycle at home, so why not recycle at the job site. I have recycled with DaVinci 5 times now.

I originally saw it on the brochure - it's cool that DaVinci openly advertises their recycling program in their literature. The literature says that if you are within 500 miles, that they will make arrangements to bring back waste from jobsites to their plant. (See Recycling Program guidelines for details)

When I went on a plant tour, I was even more motivated to recycle because they showed me the starters made from recycled tiles. However, it's important to distinguish DaVinci's recycled starters are different than their field tiles that are made with virgin polymers.

Do you think that DaVinci's recycling program is easy to follow?

It is easy, and I have already started to implement a process in my company to make it even more convenient.

One way to make it easier would be to have the distributor send a box for recycling with the material for the job. You could put a recycling sticker on it so folks on the jobsite know it's for recycling material.

I always ask for an empty box - the one that the polymer pellets come in - to be shipped each time I get my job order. (If you wish to recycle on your next job ask your distributor to request recycling boxes when order is placed, DaVinci will ship boxes with your order.)

Explaining to installers the importance of recycling is important or they won't respect the program - we have instilled it in our guys. We always put the empty box (where we will put the recycled pieces) centralized on the job site. An added benefit for me is it saves my company from paying for the dump fees.

For the contractor, collecting the recycled pieces gives you the ability to really break down what the waste is. It has allowed me to really verify that the material truly is low waste.

Also, in my opinion, someone that takes the time to recycle at the jobsite will also take the time for good craftsmanship on your job.

Do other roof manufacturer's have similar programs?

There are no other manufactures that I know of that have a recycling program.

Asphalt roofs can be recycled to roads - that's at the dump, not at the manufacturer, though.

Do you tell your clients that DaVinci's simulated slate roofing and simulated shake roofing can be recycled?  Does that matter to them as a home or building owner?

Absolutely - that's what makes me stand out from other qualified installers that install DaVinci - none of them are recycling, so it helps to sell it. 

You can read more about Shawn and his thoughts about our lightweight roofing solutions in the Interview with Shawn Bellis of Epic Exteriors that he did with us for our blog.

For more information about DaVinci Roofscapes products, please visit our website, send us and email, or simply give us a call at 1-800-328-4624.








Sustainable Lightweight Roofing Solutions

Green roofs have become seriously popular since their conception, and why not? A sustainable roof helps in providing a safe, clean environment for your children, grandchildren, and generations to come, plus can help to reduce energy costs for both home and business. It's a wise investment and if the roofing materials are light in weight, they also earn points for reducing carbon emissions related to transportation costs.

The light weight of our products makes them a great sustainable roofing option without taking away such benefits as high fire and wind ratings. Even though our tiles are lighter than natural slate, they are just as strong and require less maintenance. All of those combined features lets us offer a 50 year warranty, and assures the roof on your home or business is going to look beautiful for decades.

Another way that our products earn a "sustainable sticker" is because they are recyclable. The tiles are made with virgin resin (and thus avoid issues associated quarrying or logging), waste from the job site and tiles older than 50 years can be returned to our plant for recycling.

Watch this brief video to see Tom Kraeutler from The Money Pit show talking about some of the benefits that come from using our tiles.

To learn more about the advantages of a DaVinci roof, contact DaVinci Roofscapes by email or calling 1-800-328-4624 today.


Built to Withstand Strong Wind Conditions of Hurricanes and Storms

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.

DaVinci SlateFor 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.


DaVinci Roofing Products

Bellaforte SlatePicking the right DaVinci product can sometimes be a hard choice to make. Our products have high fire and wind ratings, they are lightweight yet extremely durable, come in a huge palette of gorgeous color combinations, and are all made with the same type of polymer resin. However, there are also differences and focusing on them should lead to the right polymer roof tiles for every home and business.

Folks who like the look of slate will love our polymer version of this classic, stone roof material. It comes in both multi-width tiles and single width Valoré tiles that help to reduce installation costs. People who would rather go with traditional wooden shake - minus the fire hazards and maintenance costs - just might adore our shake made from engineered polymer materials. Like our slate, it's available in both multi-width and single-width versions and can have the appearance of clean, machine-sawed shake or more rustic, hand-split tiles. 

Lightweight Roofing SolutionsPeople who would love a roof with beautiful slate or shake that has a small carbon footprint might prefer our Bellaforté tiles. Although our other shake and slate tiles have their own green benefits, the lighter weight of Bellaforté tiles makes them one of the greenest tiles on the block.

Do you have a DaVinci roof? Please send your photos to share on this blog!

Please contact us by email or calling 1-800-328-4624 if you would like to learn more about the benefits of our products.


DaVinci Slate Shingles

Slate is a naturally beautiful stone. It has also turned out to be a great roofing material because it occurs in flat sheets that can be easily crafted into tiles. Fire resistant and downright beautiful, you have to Imitation Slate Shingleswonder why slate isn't found on the roofs of every home and business. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, it was a lot more popular than it is today, but that was before asphalt shingles were invented. As beautiful as slate is, since asphalt shingles cost less, they quickly became, in many places, the most popular roofing material.

However, asphalt still requires a fair amount of maintenance, isn't exactly good for the environment, and tends to blow away during windy weather. Nor does asphalt look as good as slate products. We love the slate look and that's why we developed lightweight, polymer tiles that look just like the real thing, come in even more colors, and won't chip or break like natural slate tends to do. We make them available in several widths and a nearly endless variety of color blends that come in pre-sorted, collated bundles for easier, quicker installation.

Do you have a DaVinci roof? Send us your photos to share on this blog!

To learn more about the benefits of our products, contact us today by email or calling 1-800-328-4624.



DaVinci Roofing: Shakes, Shingles and Slates

At DaVinci Roofscapes, we may not have hundreds of different types of tiles but the main products that we do offer are designed to add beauty to any and every type of structure. Not to mention, the endless variety of color combinations makes each of our products that much more versatile. But, without further ado, here is a quick rundown on our main roofing products:

  • Lightweight Roofing SystemsDaVinci Slate: It's not made of stone, but it sure looks like it and weighs a lot less. It also costs less than slate, comes in more colors, and is just as durable. 


  • DaVinci Shake: It's engineered to resemble the real thing but doesn't trade rustic beauty for a low fire rating and high maintenance. Lightweight and gorgeous, our shake Lightweight Roofing Solutionscan look like the true hand split variety or machine sawn tiles.


  • Valoré: These are slate or shake tiles that come in one, uniform width to help you save money with lower installation costs. 

Lightweight Roofing Solutions


  • Bellaforté: Beautiful tiles that can look like shake or slate, they are designed to use less materials without sacrificing strength, durability, and the high wind and fire ratings that come with all of our products. This reduces their carbon footprint while their design makes for quick and easy installation.


Do you have a home or business that uses our products? Please send us your photos to share on this blog!

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.


Happy 4th of July --- Buy American!

With today being Independence Day, it's important to focus in on all things American --- including manufacturers that support America.

Based in Kansas City, Kansas, DaVinci Roofscapes has been producing 100 percent "Made in America" roofing products for the past 13 years.

"Responsible American consumers can research the products they purchase and make a conscious effort to support our country by purchasing products made in the U.S.A." says Ray Rosewall, DaVinci's president and CEO.

"We provide jobs to Americans, support the economy with the taxes we pay as a company, and produce beautiful, top-quality polymer roofing products that Americans can rely on to help safeguard their homes and families against the wrath of Mother Nature.

"We're so confident in the quality of our lightweight roofing materials that we offer a 50-year limited warranty on every polymer shake and slate roofing tile we produce."

Rosewall goes on to explain that by relying on suppliers located only in the U.S.A., DaVinci is able to support many avenues of the economy.

"There's a natural multiplier effect of our 'Made in America' focus that benefits numerous companies in our country and people,” says Rosewall. “Every roofing tile we sell helps the continued growth of our country's economy. As a result, homeowners purchasing our polymer roofing tiles are contributing to the economic recovery and enhancing the appearance of their own homes."


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.


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.



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:


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)



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.