If you're in Indiana, check out the design of the new Tower Banks in the Fort Wayne area. They're using lightweight roofing materials for the roof AND the siding!
"The use of low-maintenance polymer roofing tiles, brick and composite features make our banking facilities showpieces in the community," says Julie Bobay, facilities coordinator for Tower Bank & Trust Company.
Architect Amie Lindsay, RA, with Delineation, specified DaVinci multi-width Slate Aberdeen eco-friendly roofing materials for the Fort Wayne Tower Bank locations. Featuring a combination of five colors --- dark gray, light brown, dark purple, green stone and dark stone --- the Aberdeen blend complements the overall design of the bank's exterior.
"We found the idea appealing of bringing some of the roof colors and tiles down onto the sides of the building," says Lindsay. "We also specified the synthetic roofing tile added between the windows on the bank.
"The continuous use of DaVinci roofing tiles around the top perimeter of the building allowed us to design a structure that was both beautiful and easy to maintain. We started working from the top down, with the roof specifications and continued the polymer product as a siding feature."
Lindsay believes Tower Bank truly appreciates having lightweight roofing materials that are also Class A Fire Rated on their structure. "The impressive DaVinci tiles resist insects, fungus, algae, mold, cracking, fading and curling," says Lindsay. "Add to that the product's 50-year limited warranty and you have a bank roof that is not only beautiful but long-lasting."