Invest in Your Roof

Curling ShakeAre your asphalt shingles curling or your wooden cedar shakes rotting? It may be time to look for a new sustainable roof.

This major home improvement investment requires research --- and an understanding of roofing material options.

"There's only one type of roof I know of that's backed by a 50-year warranty and helps you save on homeowner's insurance, and that's DaVinci synthetic slate and synthetic shake roofing tiles," says Mark Clement, host of MyFixItUpLife.com radio show and web site. "My own home is 100+ years old, so when it was time to replace our shingles, I researched every option available.

"The DaVinci composite slate roofing tiles I installed look better than natural slate tiles. The look is so realistic that people pass by and can't tell the difference between the polymer slate roof tiles and the real slate. They always bet me that these are real slate shingles. I come up a winner every time with these eco-friendly green roofing tiles."

As Clement discovered, DaVinci Roofscapes polymer roofing tiles have many advantages over asphalt shingles, cement tiles and even real slate.

"I appreciate the thickness and realistic look of the synthetic classic slate for our home's style, but I could just have easily chosen the Bellaforte snap-fit environmentally-friendly roof products," says Clement. "Both are made from 100 percent pure resins and have inorganic colors and pigments infused throughout each tile.

Cedar Shake Shingles"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."

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