Bad News for Cupid

Oh no! Cupid has an important job to do, but he's been thwarted by homes with impact-resistant DaVinci Roofscapes polymer shake and slate tiles overhead.

"Time is tight and I'm trying to shoot my love messages to people in homes, but the DaVinci roofs are really getting in my way," says Cupid. "I'm using all my strength, but my arrows are simply bouncing off the DaVinci roofs."

Cupid has discovered what many homeowners have already learned --- DaVinci synthetic slate and imitation shake roofing tiles are Class 4 rated for impact resistance, plus they have a Class A fire rating, so even flaming arrows won't damage them.

"Synthetic roof tiles are durable in all kinds of situations," says Wendy Bruch, marketing manager with DaVinci Roofscapes. "Our roofs normally have to stand up to hail, high winds, snow and other weather conditions that Mother Nature throws at them. So, unfortunately for Cupid, he's going to have to find another way to deliver his heartfelt messages."

The good news for Cupid is that he can see DaVinci roofs in shades of his favorite color --- red --- during his romantic travels.(See Red, Red Roof)

Designer RoofIn Stamford, Conn. the Villa Maria Guadalupe Retreat has a custom terracotta color blend of DaVinci Multi-Width Slate on its roof to accent the restful setting of the Mediterranean-style complex and gardens. (See Terracotta-Hued Roof Added to Villa Maria Guadalupe Retreat).

And, in Greenwood, Penn. homeowner Ellen Greenwood recently had a custom adobe red composite slate roof put on her 1867 white farmhouse to complement a nearby classic red metal roof on a stone barn.

Gillespie Contracting helped Greenwood get the red roof of her dreams. "The owner had a very specific shade of red in mind for her roof and I had confidence DaVinci could deliver," says Bill Gillespie, president of Gillespie Contracting. "The final choice on product selection came down to DaVinci and another faux slate. Mrs. Greenwood compared both products side by side and felt the DaVinci simulated slate roofing was more durable and sturdier than the other option."

Durable, colorful and arrow puncture-proof. A winning combination sure to impress even Cupid.


Mother Nature Hired as Head Designer at DaVinci Roofscapes

As we launch into 2016, the team at DaVinci Roofscapes gives full credit to Mother Nature for the continued success and acceptance of our composite shake and imitation slate roofing products. (See Is it Real or is it DaVinci?)

"In 2015 we recreated all of our composite slate product profiles using Mother Nature as our head designer," says Mark Hansen, vice president of sales and marketing at DaVinci Roofscapes. "The results are an amazingly realistic quarried profile that people have to get up close to in order to determine they're not looking at real slate roofing.

Polymer Slate Roof

"Our synthetic Bellaforté Shake tiles were already created as an exact duplication of real wood shakes. Thanks to their authenticity, polymer shake roofing is our best selling product. With our slate line now perfectly replicating natural slate, we believe 2016 will be another strong year for our company."

Fake Cedar Shake


Hansen points out that growth of DaVinci products overall appears to come as a result of the acceptance and growing awareness of the company's polymer roofing.

"We always say that roofs sell roofs," says Hansen. "We seem to do the best in areas where we have had the longest presence. The more DaVinci lightweight roofing systems installed in a specific market, the more we sell there because people like what they see.

"We hear stories everyday about people stopping homeowners to ask what roofing product is on their home ... then they contact us about replacing their own roofs with DaVinci products."


110,000 Flood Las Vegas

They came from every state in the U.S. and from many countries. Last week more than 110,000 builders, general contractors, remodelers, designers and industry professionals gathered in Las Vegas for the 2016 International Builders' Show. (See DaVinci Roofscapes Synthetic Slate Tiles Predicted to be a Hit at 2016 IBS)

Front and center in the main hall attendees found the booth for DaVinci Roofscapes. From the minute the doors opened each day until closing time every night, our booth was jammed with people looking at our synthetic cedar shakes and imitation slate tiles. The new profiles on our polymer slate tiles were a huge hit ... as were the previews of new, upcoming EcoBlend tiles.

Fake SlateDesigner RoofFake Cedar Shake


In addition to building industry professionals, many media members stopped by the booth, including Dean Johnson with Hometime, Danny Lipford with Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, James and Morris Carey with On the House with the Carey Brothers, and Gary Sullivan with At Home With Gary Sullivan. Some of our team members were on camera and on the radio with these industry experts, talking about the advances of polymer roofing in the industry.


Missed the show? Don't worry, we'll keep you updated right here on all the newest DaVinci products and information in the days ahead!


Heber Valley Visitor Center - Part II

With the decision made to re-roof the Heber Valley Visitor Center with Bellaforté Shake roofing tiles, county leaders turned to Utah Correctional Industries (UCI) for installation assistance. Started in 1997 in conjunction with the Division of Facilities and Construction Management, the roofing program provides job training to low risk inmates who have been cleared and qualified for the work release program.

Fake Cedar Shake"The objective is to enable prisoners to make a contribution to society," says Jason Manwaring, correctional industries supervisor for UCI. "The program helps reduce prison idleness while increasing inmate job skills that can improve the prospects for a successful transition back into the community when they're released.

For the re-roofing of the Heber Valley Visitors Center with simulated shake tiles, UCI inmates, under the supervision of Manwaring and Adam Pierce, learned skills associated with the easy-installation of Bellaforté Shake roofing tiles. "The DaVinci team was very supportive of this project, making it go smoothly for everyone involved," says Manwaring. "This is a product that is very self-explanatory to install and the inmates were able to complete the entire roofing project in less than two weeks."

According to Rachel Kahler with the visitors center, the inmates did exemplary work.

"These individuals were respectful, kind and professional," says Kahler. "Because we're in a high-profile location, we get 25,000 people cars passing us daily on Main Street. Whenever visitors stopped in our center during the roofing process, the inmates ensured the area was clean and the building accessible --- all while working efficiently to have the roof installed in a timely manner."


Heber Valley Visitor Center - Part I

In a unique program coordinated by the state of Utah, ten inmates and their supervisors recently installed a new Bellaforté Shake roof on the Heber Valley Visitor Center. The minimum security inmates from the Lone Peak facility at the Utah State prison completed the polymer roof installation in 10 days with outstanding results.

Constructed in 1992, the alpine-style visitor's center was in dire need of a new roof. "When the team started pressure washing our wood shake roof this past autumn, water began leaking into the building," says Rachel FAke Cedar ShakeKahler, marketing and events manager for the Heber Valley Visitors Center. "The original wood shake roof had deteriorated badly over time and had finally given out.

"After reviewing our options and budget, we decided the best solution was new composite roofing from DaVinci Roofscapes in a Tahoe-VariBlend. These simulated shake tiles beautifully accent our peg-and-groove building. The tiles look extremely authentic. People now stop in our visitors center and ask us about the roof on the building!"

Wasatch County officials relate that Utah Correctional Industries (UCI) program inmates have installed two other roofs on county buildings in the past --- on the courts/jail building in 2014 and on the county administrative building in 2012.  "UCI does very good work," says Mike Davis, Wasatch County manager. "They're responsive and the quality of work is excellent.

"This was the first time our county used DaVinci products and we're exceptionally pleased with their look and durability. The next time we have a county roofing project we'll definitely consider another DaVinci roof."

Stay tuned tomorrow to find out more about the inmate installation program in Utah.


Fires Belong in the Fireplace, Not on Your Roof

Imagine a crackling fire. Dry wood burning that shoots off sparks and a warm glow. Seems nice, right? And it is ... if it's in a fireplace. However, the image changes entirely if you're looking at cedar shake roofing catching fire atop a home.

In drought areas on the West Coast, homeowners with old cedar roofing live with the constant fear that wildfires may send embers onto their natural cedar shake roofs. Even sparks flying in the air from a wildfire a half mile away can have disastrous results for people with shake shingles.

The concern for flame spread on shake roofing materials is so strong that many communities and towns have passed legislation banning the use of real cedar shake roofing for new construction and replacement projects. So, what's a homeowner to do who loves the look of a wood shake roof? DaVinci Roofscapes to the rescue.

Synthetic shake roofing materials from DaVinci have a Class A Fire Rating. Even when a torch is held to them, they simply won't allow a flame to ignite or spread. (See Class A Synthetic Roofs Resist California Wildfires)

Allan Lyle with Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford recently put the product to the test. Watch this VIDEO and you'll quickly discover that the safest way to get the look of cedar on your home is to rely on simulated shake roofing from DaVinci.


Environmentally Friendly Roof



We're Vegas Bound for IBS! Are You?


Are your bags packed and ready to head to Las Vegas?  We're looking forward to sharing our products with everyone at the 2016 International Builders' Show that starts in just a few days in Las Vegas! If you're heading to the show, be our guest with a complimentary 3 day pass to the show! Click here to register (pass is for exhibits only) and make sure that visiting us in C2136 is tops on your list. 

From January 19-21 we'll showcase our popular Single-Width Slate 12-inch tile, Multi-Width Slate and Bellaforté Slate polymer roofing tiles in our expansive booth. 

"All three of our durable slate composite roofing profiles now boast a truly authentic quarried look," says Ray Rosewall, CEO and president of DaVinci Roofscapes. "The enhancement to the Single-Width profile was so positively received (see DaVinci Roofscapes to Launch New Profile at 2015 International Builders' Show) that we've taken the steps to offer all of our slate tiles with thicker, more realistic profiles that accurately replicate real slate.

"These new profiles offer exceptional curb appeal value to a home. When looking up at a roof with these tiles it's difficult for someone to differentiate between these synthetic slate profiles and real slate."

Details on the edges of the DaVinci slate tiles now have a more accurate quarried look that replicates natural slate. Deeper impressions in the tiles make them appear thicker, even though they're the same weight as the previous tiles.

"This is just one example of how we're continually refining our products and making improvements that enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of DaVinci polymer roofing products," says Rosewall. "As with all our polymer roofing materials, these three slate profiles resist impact, fire and severe weather conditions.


Picking the Brain of a Roofing Expert

Shawn Wittenberg knows roofs ... and he knows a great deal about DaVinci Roofscapes. Having installed 40 DaVinci composite roofs over his career, he's the expert you want to connect with if you need insights on polymer roofing. So, we're bringing his expertise right to you!

Q: Your company, Duration Construction, generally installs roofs within a 50 mile radius of St. Louis. What type of roofing projects does your team do?

A: We install a variety of specialty roofs in residential and commercial markets. And, we're expanding to Kansas City, Omaha and Illinois.

Polymer RoofingQ: When did you start installing DaVinci roofs?
A: I began installing DaVinci lightweight roofing systems in 2004. I recently drove by the first DaVinci roof that I installed more than 10 years ago and it still looks great!

Q: What do people seem to appreciate most about simulated shake roofing and slate roof alternatives from DaVinci?

A: People love how well the DaVinci product replicates the look of real slate and cedar shake roofing. They also appreciate the ability to get the look they want with the wide range of available colors. Other key factors that help sell this product are its durability and virtually maintenance-free aspects.

Q: What about homeowner insurance discounts?

A: Absolutely. I've found that most insurance companies give discounts when there's a composite slate roof or synthetic shake roofing overhead. Sometimes the discount can reach upwards of 22 percent off annual premiums.  That's really significant for a homeowner and something that should be considered when investing in a DaVinci designer roof.

Q: What would you tell your friends and family if they asked you about DaVinci roofs?

A: I tell anyone (and everyone!) that DaVinci is one of the most durable and best-looking manufactured roofing products on the market.  It's my top choice next to real slate.


Unique Church Roof Accented with Synthetic Shake Roofing

One of our favorite church roof renovation projects at DaVinci Roofscapes took place in Johnson City, N.Y in 2011. That's when the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church got new simulated shake roofing. (See Polymer Shake Roof Accents Ukrainian Church)

Shake RoofingWhat makes this such a special project? The traditional Ukrainian design of the church structure. Topped by three 80-foot tall domes, the massive building looks like it's made completely of wood shakes on the siding and roof. But, look closer and you'll see that the roof is really made of our synthetic shake tiles.

Church leaders say that the architectural style of the landmark church mimics those structures found in the Ukraine. And, the composite shake roofing is a perfect match to the original cedar shake roof.

"The new polymer shakes look almost identical to the older wooden ones, but these will last so much longer," says Rev. Teodor B. Czabala, Jr. "The wood exterior of the church has been cleaned and stained, so now the structure looks perfect. We're both amazed and pleased that these man-made roofing tiles could have such a positive and beautiful impact on our facility.

"We searched for a product that would not need replacing for many years. Our research brought us to the DaVinci shake roofing tiles. We're thrilled with the 50-year limited warranty on the product and how these polymer tiles have already stood up to the weather conditions in our area."


Roofs Sell Roofs

Spend time with Mark Hansen, VP of Sales and Marketing at DaVinci Roofscapes and you'll quickly find he has a favorite saying: Roofs Sell Roofs.

"When it comes to DaVinci, once people see our polymer roofing installed on a project, they start asking questions and it leads to another sale, then another and another, and so on," says Hansen, who joined the company in 2008. "We routinely hear from homeowners who have recently had a DaVinci designer roof installed on their home who tell us people stop by to ask them about their roofs.

"We end up selling the most product in geographic markets where we have been the longest, because those simulated shake roofing and imitation slate roof projects end up selling more roofs. It's a wonderful multiplier effect!"

Having traveled around the country regularly as part of his job, Hansen gravitates to residential projects where the selected composite roofing profile and color best reveal the character of a home. For example, he tends to like DaVinci Single-Width Slate on classic architecture while preferring multi-width slate or shake products on less formal home designs.

"DaVinci has a niche in the marketplace as one-stop shopping for lifetime roofing systems with amazing aesthetics," says Hansen. "Our roofing materials and color palettes are broad enough to allow us to accommodate almost any residential design."

When it comes to his favorite commercial projects, Hansen prefers the look of Bellaforté products. "Two of my favorites are the Fleur du Lac Estates and Hotel Breakers projects," says Hansen.  "They both used Bellaforté tiles in an amazing architectural fit to the properties. These Class A Fire Rated shingles are perfect for commercial projects. They have a strong warranty, resist impact and severe weather conditions, and perfectly complete a project."


Fat-Free Composite Roofing

Counting calories and headed to the gym this month? You're not alone. January is the post-indulgence month. It's also Diet Month, Fat-Free Living Month and Fiber Focus Month. So, it's only natural that it's also Oatmeal Month and Prune Breakfast Month!

Polymer RoofingIf you get just halfway into the month and get fed up with a healthier lifestyle, then consider celebrating on January 17th --- Ditch Your New Year Resolutions Day.

Here's one 2016 resolution you'll want to keep. Don't let your roof go on a diet. If your asphalt roofing tiles are looking too "thin" and are shedding their granules faster than you're shedding pounds, then this is the year to invest in durable polymer roofing from DaVinci Roofscapes.

Our imitation slate shingles and cedar shake alternative tiles are long-lasting and beautiful. And, when you select EcoBlend composite roofing tiles you will also be able to save money on your long term energy bills ... which is a smart decision you can make on January 10th --- National Cut Your Energy Costs Day. Or, consider waiting for January 13th to invest in synthetic roofing material for your home --- Make Your Dreams Come True Day!

Need more details to make a 2016 polymer roofing decision? Then see To Slate, or Not to Slate ... That is the Question and Save $$$ With an Eco-Friendly Roof.


New Roof in New Year? We've Got You Covered!

Does a new year mean there's a new roof in your future? If that's the case, then DaVinci Roofscapes can help.

There's no better time to invest in polymer roofing from DaVinci. Why? Because we recently enhanced the profiles of all our simulated slate roofing products. The new refined profile has a more quarried look that closely resembles natural slate. You can choose from:

DaVinci Roofscapes Multi-Width Slate - Available in 12", 10", 9", 7" and 6" widths, bundles of the sustainable roofing product arrive at the job site pre-sorted by color and size, eliminating on-site sorting and guesswork. The composite slate is crafted to display rough edges and natural stone-like surface textures and comes at an impressive 1/2" tile thickness.

Bellaforté Slate - Includes a leading edge tab and a self-aligning ledge to help reduce the installation time for the composite slate products. A square of Bellaforté slate roof shingles (with 100 pieces per square) weighs just 190 pounds. This lower tile weight helps reduce installation time and transportation costs.

Single-Width Slate - Offers exceptional aesthetics and performance at a value-driven price point. These imitation slate tiles are available in a 12" tile width with a 1/2" thickness and are modeled after natural slate pieces.


Fake Slate


If a synthetic shake roof is in your future, you've also come to the right place. Our fake cedar shake tiles have been created as an exact duplication of real wood shakes. Thanks to their authenticity, composite shake roofing is our best selling product. Just look at all the options we offer:

DaVinci Multi-Width Shake - Available in 9", 8", 7", 6" and 4" widths along with a virtually limitless color palette, the multi-width cedar shake roof features both wavy and straight grains throughout the blend for an authentic appearance. Multiple widths of the 5/8" profile on the tiles help create a more natural, non-repeating appearance that can be laid in either a straight or staggered pattern.

Single-Width Shake - 9" tile width offers exceptional aesthetics and performance at a value-driven price point.

Bellaforté Shake - Features a leading edge tab and a self-aligning ledge, which help reduce the installation time for the products. At a one-inch average tile thickness, Bellaforté Shake roofing tiles are reminiscent of natural jumbo shakes.

DaVinci Fancy Shake - Luxury roof tiles provide a more refined cedar look when compared to traditional hand-split shake. With the clean, smooth look of a machine-sawn shake, Fancy Shake is available in 12", 7" and 5" widths with a tile thickness of 7/16". Using multiple widths helps create a more natural, non-repeating appearance that can be laid at a straight or staggered pattern.


FAke Cedar Shake


Need more help? No problem! See Shaking Up Your Roof with Unlimited Possibilities and Don't Panic! DaVinci Roofscapes Has The Answer.




DaVinci Roofscapes Products Shake Up Lake Tahoe Cabins

What roofing color would you select for a cabin and boathouse project if it sat near the shore of Lake Tahoe? Well, Tahoe-VariBlend, of course!

The story begins with Nancy and Tim Gilbert acquiring a 1929 cabin in the old summer community of Elk Point on the Nevada Fake Cedar Shakeside of Lake Tahoe. Their goal was to renovate and restore the log cabin to the period. At the same time they built a new boathouse, also designed with a rustic look.

"Cedar shake roofs are no longer allowed in the Tahoe Basin as they are prone to fire," says Tim Gilbert. "DaVinci Roofscapes was the answer to our design concerns and fire prevention requirements."

Fire- and impact-resistant, DaVinci synthetic roofing material has been growing in popularity in recent years throughout California, Nevada and other areas concerned with wildfire spread. The Class A Fire Rated simulated shake roofing perfectly replicates real cedar shake roofing, yet has built in additives that allow the manmade product to give peace-of-mind to homeowners. (See also Playing with Fire)

"We wanted a roof that looked like cedar shake to complement the rustic architecture of the cabins," says Gilbert. "The roof is a major focal point of exterior design, so we're very pleased with our selection of DaVinci and the Tahoe-VariBlend. It looks like real cedar and fits into the environment nicely.

"Based on our initial experience with the composite shake product, we would recommend DaVinci to those who want the look of cedar shake without the fire hazard of cedar roof shingles."


Catching Up with Chris Marshall

Who has one of the most travel-intensive jobs at DaVinci Roofscapes? Definitely Chris Marshall. He's the Western Region Manager for our company, which requires him to travel from his home in Kansas City to all points west ... including the Pacific Coast and beyond!

With all his traveling, we were able to catch up with Chris so he could share some of his favorite composite roofing tips and projects with you.

Q: What are three of your favorite DaVinci polymer roofing projects you've seen?

A: It's easy to say "all of them" ... but if I have to choose just three, it would be Fleur du Lac Estates on Lake Tahoe (see Hassle-Free DaVinci Composite Shake Tiles) with beautiful Bellaforté Shake tiles, Utah State University with Fancy Shake synthetic shake shingles on various campus buildings, and Saint Mary Parish in Independence, Missouri.

Q: Why is Saint Mary Parish a favorite?

A: It's one of the oldest Catholic churches in the Missouri Valley, dating back to 1865. Father Matthew Bartulica spent much of his life in Europe. So, when it came time to update the aging slate roof on Saint Mary's, he helped the church chose DaVinci Multi-Width Slate for its towering steeple and DaVinci Single-Width Slate for the main church roof. The result is a stunning designer roof.

Q: What projects are coming up that you're excited about?

A: There's the small, historic Armour Chapel in Kansas City's Elmwood Cemetery that will soon receive a Multi-Width Slate roof plus there's a massive community college campus that plans to replace failing concrete tile with a custom blend of Bellaforté Slate lightweight roofing materials.  So many projects are on the horizon!

Q: What "ace in the hole" tip can you share related to installation of polymer roofing?

A: We've got a great team of experts at DaVinci that installers can call on for any assistance they need. Tyler Storfa (see On the Road with DaVinci's Tyler Storfa) our Western Technical Manager, shows a nifty trick with Bellaforté rake pieces that give it a perfectly uniform look for every edge. We can share those tips with any roofers!


Designer Relies on DaVinci Roofscapes

The Red Ledges private mountain community near Park City, Utah showcases a wide variety of home designs from Kevin Price Designs. Many of the homes feature luxury roofs from DaVinci Roofscapes.

Composite RoofingThe stunning home designs in Red Ledges display the perfect blend of natural beauty and upscale amenities. Relaxing waterfalls, fire pits and spacious spaces have been incorporated into many homes, including #110 Red Ledges, Price's first design to incorporate more contemporary elements into a home in the community.

"This is one of my favorite designs in Red Ledges and I'm thrilled that the homeowners have DaVinci Roofscapes simulated shake roofing to top off the design," says Kevin Price. "The composite shake perfectly complements the mountain traditions of the Red Ledges design guidelines while providing a low-maintenance roof that the homeowners love."

Price has worked with various engineers and builders to design many of the custom homes in Red Ledges, with styles ranging from contemporary to rustic in architecture. (See Utah Homeowners Appreciate DaVinci Roof)

"Within the Red Ledges community I've designed homes with outdoor entertainment areas for one family that loves outside activities and then creating interior sanctuary settings for another client," says Price. "Everyone wants their ultimate dream home with minimal maintenance involvement. That's another big reason I repeatedly specify DaVinci roofs. With a lifetime limited materials warranty these roofs will last for decades.

"Of all the roofing materials I've reviewed in my 35 years of design work, the DaVinci product makes the most sense to me. It's visually powerful, durable for our environment and perfectly complements my designs."


Featured Project - Okotoks, AB

As a shake alternative product, it would be difficult to fit in on a rustic style home without roof tiles that are extremely textured and realistic. This project features Multi-Width Shake in the Mountain Blend, which means the tiles come in 5 widths - 9", 8", 7", 6" and 4", in dark gray/brown tones. When you order a DaVinci Roof, all bundles are pre-sorted in our factory which makes it easy for the installer to create an even look. The tiles are also Class A Fire Rated, Class 4 Impact Rated, Wind Certified to 110 mph, as well as come with a Lifetime Limited Warranty

Canmark Contracting
Calgary, AB


Hassle-Free DaVinci Composite Shake Tiles

When it was time for homeowners at the historic Fleur du Lac Estates in California to select new roofing materials, they looked for a product that would mimic the look of real cedar, but bring them advantages to protect their homes and buildings from Mother Nature. After a comprehensive search, they determined that the Class A fire and Class 4 impact ratings of Bellaforté polymer shake tiles from DaVinci Roofscapes met their needs.

"We started with our two most valuable community structures, the Yacht Club and Boat House," says Stewart Dalie, maintenance supervisor and project manager at Fleur du Lac Estates in Homewood, California. "Our plans are to re-roof all of the buildings in the Tahoe Blend over the next five to seven years. We did a tremendous amount of research to determine what roofing products would look realistic in this setting, meet the new codes required for roofs in our area, yet offer us superior qualities and a long life span.

Polymer Shake Roof


"Selecting the fire- and impact-resistant Bellaforté shake material from DaVinci Roofscapes means we won't have to be concerned with the potential spread of flames should our area ever be touched by wildfires. That's a huge concern for our geographic area. However, not having to worry about wind-blown embers landing on a roof and then catching the building on fire is a tremendous relief."

The Class A fire and Class 4 impact ratings of the Bellaforté tiles bring peace-of-mind to residents within the community. The durable roofing tiles have the appearance of natural hand-split cedar shake with slanted sawn edges and staggered lengths, but with the hassle-free qualities of a manufactured product. At a one-inch average tile thickness, Bellaforté Shake roofing tiles remind many residents of jumbo cedar shakes prevalent in the Lake Tahoe area.

Need more information on cedar shake alternative tiles? See DaVinci Shakes Up Cedar Shake Roofing Option.


Listening to What Homeowners Say About DaVinci Roofscapes

Fake SlateGo ahead. Ask a DaVinci Roofscapes homeowner what they have to say about their composite roofing ... just get ready for an earful.

"The DaVinci slate looks like authentic slate but it’s completely man-made," says Dan Baer in California. "I’m thrilled with the quality of the product, the custom color we selected and the fire-resistancy of this polymer roof.”
How happy was Baer with his new imitation slate shingles from DaVinci? So happy that he threw a roof party! (see Homeowner Celebrates Fire-Resistant Bellaforté Roof)
“I want everyone to reach out, touch this roof and see why we’re so excited," proclaims Baer. "The real celebration is that we now feel safer in our home and have the added confidence that this roof will require almost no maintenance hassles. This was an investment I was happy to make because the benefits are so great.”
Polymer Slate RoofIn Texas, Kathy Telecky also likes to talk a great deal about her fake slate roof. (see Historic Texas Home Gets Faux Slate Roof)
"We did what most homeowners do when searching for product options --- we turned to the Internet,” says Telecky. “After searching for faux slate shingles, we found that many companies produced these products, but our research showed that most of them warp over time.

“We discovered that only the slate tiles produced by DaVinci Roofscapes are uniquely designed to resist warping, fading, curling and cracking. And, these polymer tiles are fire and impact resistant, so we never have to worry about how our intense Texas heat or hail storms will affect them.”


Driving Over DaVinci Roofscapes Polymer Roof Tiles

Seeing is believing. And, for Allen Lyle with Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford show, testing a product is really believing.

Because he wanted to truly understand the durability of DaVinci Roofscapes polymer roof tiles, Allen decided to put them to the test --- with fire, freezing, sledge hammers and even by driving a car over our synthetic slate product.

What happened? Nothing.

Watch the video above or click HERE to see how Allen blow-torched, hammered on and drove over DaVinci plastic roofing materials. You'll discover exactly what Allen did --- that our composite roofing materials are Class A Fire Rated and made to withstand fire, severe weather conditions and heavy impact. That includes everything that Mother Nature --- and Allen --- can throw at them!


Featured Project - Edwards, CO

Fake Cedar ShakeTCC Roofing Contractors out of Eagle, Colorado knows their way around installing the synthetic roofing material by DaVinci Roofscapes. With dozens of projects under their belt they have become familiar with both our slate and shake lines, as well as using the proper snow retention with our products, and also, as featured previously on our blog, using our polymer slate tiles with solar panels

This project features Multi-Width Shake in the Autumn color blend on a large roof located in Edwards, CO. Pad style snow guards were incorporated onto the roof to prevent snow slides this winter when heavy snow fall becomes common.

TCC Roofing Contractors, Inc