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
 

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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.

 


 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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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.
 

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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."

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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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