Bellaforté Shake Roofs Top 207 Covington Creek Condos

Cracked, rotted and algae-engulfed real cedar roof shingles have topped the 207 condo units at Covington Creek in recent years. The stained, curling and shrunken wooden cedar roofing tiles have now been replaced with Bellaforté Shake polymer roof tiles, giving new life and a renewed look to the 31 buildings in the Fort Wayne, Indiana community.

"The old, less-than-functional cedar shake shingles devalued this property and truly needed to be replaced," says Mike Hamilton, RRC, RRO and principal with MartinRiley architects and engineers. "Our firm had previously specified DaVinci Roofscapes synthetic slate roofing for another project and we were happy to present the low-maintenance shake roofing option to the Covington Creek condo committee.

"The homeowners wanted a similar look and color to the original cedar shake roof, but one that would last longer. The realistic-looking Bellaforté shake shingles in the Tahoe-VariBlend color of four gray-brown tones best matched the original shake."

For roofing installer Terry Minser, the selection of the Bellaforté simulated shake roofing made his job easier. "This condo project has a lot of mansard roofing applications, plus small, tight areas requiring roofing," says Minser, owner of Minser Enterprises. "The Bellaforté shake alternative shingles work well with all of the different roof slopes at Covington Creek, saving us time and labor. We've installed DaVinci composite roofing products on other roofs and the results are always the same --- a professional-looking product that enhances the overall project."

Lightweight roofing solutions from DaVinci are extremely popular for condo projects nationwide. See California’s Mai-Kai Condos Stand Out with New DaVinci Multi-Width Shake Roofing for another feature project!

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From the Architect's Corner - Free Online Learning!

Have you ever wondered what a color expert would tell you if you asked the question, "What order should I go in when selecting exterior colors for my home?"

According to Kate Smith, DaVinci Roofscapes' color expert, the correct order is roof, siding, windows, front door, trim then garage door. Unless the home is brick or stone, the largest fixed feature is probably the roof, so you will want to start there. 

Interested in learning more? Are you a professional in need of a continuing education credit? Jump over to AEC Daily's website to take our course, The FRESH Approach to Choosing Exterior Colors. It is free and available online 24/7.

 

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Simulated Shake Roofing Without the Hassles of Real Cedar Roofing

What's that disgusting black and green coating you often see on cedar shake roofing products? Mold. Fungus. Algae. And, it can even grow in yellow, sickly green and red colors. That's NOT the kind of color you want on your roof!

Homeowners who desire the beauty of cedar roofing without the rainbow of growth problems can turn to DaVinci Roofscapes for a shake alternative with all the right colors. Made of virgin polymers that resist algae, mold, fungus and insects, DaVinci synthetic shake shingles come in dozens of standard colors and eye-pleasing color blends.

Fake Cedar Shake

 

Forget about the worries of rotting wood, decay and fire hazards. DaVinci fake cedar shake tiles resist impact, high winds and fire, along with fading, curling and ugly mold growth. And, because each DaVinci shake blend is formulated from different wood tones -- with both wavy and straight grains throughout the designer roof blend -- you get a natural variation in colors to give you a realistic shake tile roof look. (See Shaking Up Roofs)

Need another reason to have DaVinci simulated shake roofing overhead? Then consider this: DaVinci products have a Class A Fire Rating and a Class 4 Impact Resistance Rating to help withstand whatever Mother Nature sends your way. Package all that together with a 50 year roof warranty and you'll turn green with envy ... and that's a color we CAN get on your luxury roof!

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From The Architect's Corner - Come See Us at the Texas Society of Architects Convention November 6-7

If you are in Houston on November 6-7 for the Texas Society of Architects Convention and Exhibit, be sure to swing by booth #419 to see what's new at DaVinci Roofscapes and our luxury roof products. We can't wait to see you there! 

 

Happy Friday, Architects!

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Chicago Housing Market Rebounds with High-End Projects

Smart business practices and an impeccable track record have paved the way for Smart Roofing, Inc. to take advantage of strong Chicago area residential project growth in 2014.

With more than 13,000 roofing projects completed in the past 21 years, Smart Roofing has deep roots in the Chicago marketplace. The company's dedication to using quality products --- including polymer slate and synthetic shake roofing tiles from DaVinci Roofscapes --- has positioned it to take advantage of new construction and remodeling projects.

"There are more calls than we can handle this year," says Rich Bondarowicz, co-founder and vice president of Smart Roofing out of Chicago. "Our market has rebounded beautifully and we're working on several new 6,000+ square foot roofing projects right now. Due to our reputation for quality roofing, even in the downturn years we were doing fairly well, but now we're experiencing incredible growth."

Smart Roofing specializes in high-end residential roofing projects within a 50-mile radius of Chicago, but also works on remodeling and commercial projects. Their team of 20 full-time roofers are specially-trained for installations of a variety of roofing products, including eco friendly roof projects with composite roofing tiles.

"We've installed a variety of DaVinci polymer roofs in the past five years on everything from spec homes to remodels to commercial projects," says Bondarowicz, whose company is a member of the DaVinci Masterpiece Contractor program. "There are two types of homeowners these man-made roofs really appeal to in our area. The first is a customer who has wood shake and hates the annual maintenance hassles. These people are tired of rotting or decaying wood product, but love the look of shake. They embrace the DaVinci polymer shake roofing options because of their authentic look and low maintenance.

"The second customer is serious about getting a slate roof, but is turned off due to the cost, weight and potential for hail damage. For these folks the DaVinci slate tiles become the ideal solution because the polymer tiles are cost-effective, lightweight, resist hail and strong winds, and have a 50-year warranty. It's a win-win scenario."

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Composite Roofing Insights from Joe Hall Roofing

Located in Arlington, Texas, Joe Hall Roofing has been an established roofing company for more than 30 years. The family-run business, which is a member of the DaVinci Masterpiece Contractors program, installs a variety of roofing in north Texas and the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

One of the specialties of Joe Hall Roofing is to find lightweight roofing solutions for their customers. Many of these solutions include DaVinci Roofscapes polymer roofing products.

To gain the insights of this valued customer, we asked Brett Hall, president of Joe Hall Roofing, to share his thoughts on synthetic roofing material with us.

Q: How many DaVinci luxury roofs does your company install each year?
A: About 10 in our Texas marketplace. We find there are many advantages to these designer roofs for our clients, including the aesthetics required for large/steep roof designs, hail resistance, insurance discounts and the equity value the roof brings to the property.

Q: What keeps you coming back to DaVinci polymer roof tiles for your projects?

A: The performance and upscale appearance is critical in "high-end" roofing. It's almost like the roofing contractors are very aware of strong performance and the consumer is very aware of appearance. This product just makes everyone satisfied.

Q: What does being a DaVinci Masterpiece Contractor program member do to help you grow your business?

A: The DMC program is a real statement of know-how and confidence. The percentage of DMCs in any given market is small and selective ... and that alone promotes your company.

Q: What advice do you have for roofers outside your area for growing their business by selling and installing DaVinci products?

A: There are people who buy Toyotas, Fords and Chevy's. There are also people who buy a Lexus, BMW and Mercedes. Develop your business as one who can sell top-end and bottom.

See DaVinci Masterpiece Contractors for more details on the DaVinci program for contractors installing our green roofing options!

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From the Architect's Corner - A Helpful Tip

A new, composite shake or slate roof can change the entire look of your project. Unless your client routinely does major exterior changes (or their next door neighbor already has a DaVinci roof on their home - which hey, happens!), there may be some anxiety over which color to choose and how it will look once installed. Recently I was contacted by a local architect who is shopping for his own new roof and knew to call us when he decided to look into synthetic shake roofing material. When I followed up with him a few weeks later he said the tiles had arrived and were nailed up onto his roof so he could observe the color in the morning and afternoon light, and on sunny and cloudy days. This is sound advice that our Color Expert, Katie Smith, has said time and time again. Lighting matters, and what you see on your computer screen or on a conference room table under fluorescent lighting will not be what you get as the end result. Have your clients put the material outside, next to any other fixed features such as the siding products. Let it soak in for as long as possible so when they make their choice, they can be sure it is the right one. 

Interested in obtaining some samples? Contact Us!

Happy Friday, Architects!

Polymer Roof Tiles

 

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DaVinci Composite Shake: Seeing is Believing

Homeowner Linda Merrihew did not want a composite roof. Then she saw DaVinci Roofscapes simulated shake roofing tiles on a home and her mind was changed.

"After we visited a few locations so I could actually see it on an entire roof (and not just a picture or a piece), I loved it," says Merrihew, a resident of Tualitin, Oregon. "It looked so real and I thought it would be perfect on our five acres with all the trees always dropping needles and leaves. I was right. They just slide right off!"

Most importantly, Merrihew always had the dream of a grey house ... and she was able to reach that dream with a custom blend of three grey fake cedar shake tiles created for a DaVinci Multi-Width Shake roof.

"I thought if I started with a grey roof I would work my way down," says Merrihew. "Our roof is a huge portion of our house so a single color would have been boring and overpowering. The tri-color grey blend is subtle but just enough to break it up and make it look unique. I love it!"

 

Merrihew's home is now painted a pale grey with grey shutters and trim. Although she may not have known it at the time, she was adhering to the "top down" color advice offered by national color expert Kate Smith, who always recommends starting at the roof and working down with color combinations on a home exterior. (see Adding Color to the Exterior of the Home)

How satisfied is Merrihew with her new luxury roof? "I absolutely LOVE the look, and everyone who sees it is totally impressed," says the homeowner. "My son was a 'Street of Dreams' builder last year and he wishes he had known about this roof sooner!"

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On the Road with DaVinci's Tyler Storfa

From Kansas City to San Jose (and everywhere in between!) you'll find DaVinci's Tyler Storfa on the road three or more weeks each month conducting contractor training programs.

"Each lightweight roofing systems training session is different because we customize our programs to the exact needs of our customers," says Tyler, the Western Technical Services Manager for DaVinci Roofscapes. "Whenever possible we prefer to be as hands-on as possible to actually show how our polymer roofing products are installed.

Tyler, who has traveled recently to Portland, Sun Valley, Los Angeles, Wyoming and Colorado for imitation slate and shake training programs, still gets excited by each on-site session.

"I had a great training day with Elite Roofing's crews outside of Seattle recently," says Tyler. "They're really enthusiastic about offering Bellaforté Shake as a cedar shake alternative. The areas of the west with natural cedar are excited to offer a beautiful and permanent roofing solution while keeping the appearance of heavy cedar shake roofing.

"My goal is to make the people being trained as comfortable as possible with our composite roofing products and help them develop the confident to tackle a roofing project while knowing what to expect of their time and materials. We go over it all --- field and trim pieces, common pitfalls and savings tips."

So, what does Tyler recommend for a cost savings tip? "With a little care, the 'standard' home has very little waste when using our sustainable roofing products," says Tyler. "I usually recommend about three percent for cuts and waste on a normal project. Also, the use of cordless saws is ideal for saving time and making accurate cuts."

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From the Architect's Corner - Vertical Applications

Cedar roof shingles are commonly used as siding and on mansard roofs. But with the shake look comes those pesky bugs, broken shakes (after even small hail or wind storms), and maintenance to keep them from looking in disarray. In working with architects, I see all kinds of photos or renderings of homes where a portion of where their clients want to tile is essentially a vertical wall. What we offer is the look of shake, but with little or no maintenance and will last 50 years. Pictured below is a mansard roof where they used Bellaforté Shake in the Mountain VariBlend.

Fake Cedar Shake

 

Happy Friday, Architects! 

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Condos, Churches and Colleges ... Oh My!

At DaVinci Roofscapes you'll find us "topping" off all types of commercial projects around the country from banks to shopping centers to hotels.

Imitation SlateLeading our effort to share the attributes of polymer roofing products with commercial project managers is Mike Ward, our national sales manager in charge of vertical markets. Mike's favorite acronym to throw around these days is "TCO" ... and here's why:

Q: Mike, what does "TCO" stand for?

A: TCO stands for Total Cost of Ownership. This is what property owners, investors and other stakeholders look at carefully when making a purchasing decision. It involves an analysis of the total cost of making a product investment.

Q: How does TCO relate to DaVinci's synthetic roofing material?

A: A TCO analysis involving a decision on roofing products for a theme park, condo community or even a restaurant evaluates how much the roof costs versus the long-term payback potential. For DaVinci composite roofing, we fare great because our imitation slate and shake alternative tiles are low maintenance products backed by a 50 year roof warranty. We also score high because our luxury roof products never need to be treated for mold, insects or algae.

Q: What other aspects help DaVinci roofs be a good investment for commercial projects?
A: Actually, the same features that make the slate alternative and simulated shake roofing good for homeowners make it even better for commercial projects. For example, DaVinci tiles have the highest impact rating, are fire-resistant and can even be power washed. Our sustainable roofing tiles resist water absorption, curling, cracking and fading ... making them durable for many years.

Simulated Shake RoofingQ: What are some easy-to-recognize commercial projects where the general public might see DaVinci synthetic roofing material?

A: That's easy. Various restaurant chains such as Cheddars, Bahama Breeze and Starbucks; some Bass Pro Shops, The North Face store, along with well-known institutions such as Notre Dame, Mount St. Marys College and the campuses of the State University of New York.

Q: Finally, where can people find you if they're interested in DaVinci products for commercial projects?

A: I'm always happy to talk about commercial projects and our eco friendly roof systems. Call me at 1-888-362-4957.  

For more details on green roof construction, see DaVinci Roofscapes Goes Commercial!

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Contractors "Hail" DaVinci Roofscapes

What do quarters, golf balls, grapefruit and tennis balls all have in common? The answer is that they're all used to describe the size of hail that comes down during severe weather.

Back in 2010, Thad Jennings, president of Jenco Roofing out of Oklahoma City described some of the worst hail storms he'd seen in the city's history. "There were hundreds of destroyed roofs everywhere," says Jennings. "Every ceramic, concrete, metal, asphalt and composite roof I’ve seen in this area has been damaged by the hail storms.

“However, the synthetic slate DaVinci roofs we’ve installed over the past several years on homes in the same area are completely unaffected. It’s like a Superman roof that nothing can touch. The synthetic roofing material looks like it was just installed yesterday."

In another area of Oklahoma, roofing installer Jim Hofegartner believed this was the worst hail storm he’d witnessed during his 35 years as a roofer. (See: Grapefruit-Sized Hail Bounces Off DaVinci Synthetic Roofs)

“There were grapefruit-sized hail and 60 mph winds that pounded our area,” says Hofegartner, president of Central Roofing and Construction Company in Luther, Okla. “A DaVinci Aberdeen slate roof we installed a few weeks prior to the storm in Nichols Hills received minimal damage --- especially compared to the concrete tile roof next door that was totally destroyed.”

Manufactured Slate

 

According to Hofegartner, the windows and siding of the home were broken and chipped, but the major sections of the simulated slate roofing was not damaged. “We’ve had several homeowner association representatives come by to see this roof along with other people in the neighborhood,” says Hofegartner. “They’re all impressed with how well this synthetic slate roofing stood up to these severe weather conditions. I expect this will positively influence people to invest in polymer roofs now that they have to replace their ruined roofs.”

Standard simulated slate roofing and composite shake style roofing tiles manufactured by DaVinci are Class 4 impact rated, meeting the UL 2218 Impact Test. The 50 year roof limited warranty of the luxury roofs brings added peace-of-mind to homeowners. (See Tennis Balls of Ice Demolish Roof)

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From the Architect's Corner - Digital Architectural Binder

Going paperless? Need a quick update to an existing DaVinci Roofscapes architectural binder? Our website offers all documents found in our binders in one convenient place. Click here to get to our online binder and download the latest brochures, installation instructions, testing certifications and green information on our steep slope roofing materials. 

Happy Labor Day, Architects! 

Polymer Roof Tiles

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Figuring Waste for DaVinci Polymer Roofing Tiles

Deciding how much waste should be figured for the different DaVinci roofing products requires the contractor to answer a few questions.Polymer Roof Tiles

  1. Can the installers be counted on to be careful and save material where they can?

  2. If they cut a tile for a valley will they use the remnant on the corresponding hip?

  3. On Multi-width installation will they measure for the correct tile on the gable end or will they cut the tile and throw away the rest as waste?

  4. On Single-Width will they use the cutoff portion from the right side of a gable and use it on the left?

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If the answer to all of these questions is yes then DaVinci Multi-Width Slate and Shake can be installed with < 1% waste; unless there are valleys in the roof which don’t have corresponding hips. In that case there is 1 square of waste for every 100 linear feet of valley (that counts both sides of the valley). Single-Width Slate and Shake can be installed with < 2% waste with the same stipulation as above.

Bellaforté Slate and Shake will have more waste than our other products because often times the remnant of a cut cannot be reused. A good rule of thumb for the Bellaforté products is 4% waste with a conservative installer but that can go up to 8% if the installers are not conscientious about saving material.

For tips to help eliminate waste in valleys, please read Installing DaVinci Tiles With No Waste.

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FREE Roofing!

That’s right … YOU can win a prize package worth $25,000 of durable and beautiful Bellaforté Shake or Bellaforté Slate roofing tiles. And, you have three chances to win!

Enter The Great TOH Giveaway sponsored by This Old House magazine for the chance to win more than $727,000 in prizes. Three of those top prizes are $25,000 packages of DaVinci Roofscapes composite roofing tiles!

There are two ways to enter. Simply purchase the August 2014 issue of This Old House magazine, scan the pages using the Blippar free app available on iTunes and you’re entered into the drawing. Or, visit www.thisoldhouse.com/win to enter online. And, you can increase your chances to win your luxury roof by entering every day through September 1st!

Just imagine ... you get the call this autumn that you have the winning entry. Then your roofing headaches just dissolve. First you get to decide if you'd like composite shake or composite slate roof in the Bellaforté family. Then you choose a color or color blend. After that, find an installer and get that designer roof up on your home!

Don’t miss out … this is THE coolest contest to enter this summer!

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Seeing Double: The Ward Boys

At DaVinci Roofscapes, we're fortunate to have the dynamic duo of brothers Bryan and Mike Ward on our team.

Bryan started with us in 2004 as the Injection Molding Manager and is now Vice President of Operations at company headquarters in Lenexa, Kansas, overseeing our polymer roofing manufacturing departments and warehouse functions. His brother Mike (one of three Ward Designer Roofbrothers) joined DaVinci as the Eastern Regional Sales Manager in 2009. Today he's heading up the national sales effort.

What do these talented brothers bring to DaVinci? According to Bryan, "Mike is passionate and extremely competitive in everything he does. This is important in sales and Mike is the most competitive, driven, customer-focused sales person I know."

From his side of the country in New Jersey, Mike also has praises for his little brother. "Bryan is smart and completely dedicated to manufacturing the best high-performance composite roofing product in the industry. He's inventive (his name is on several DaVinci patents to prove it!) and never tires of working to continually improve operational efficiency and quality control."

Both Ward Boys have their favorite aspects of their jobs --- and of projects involving the company's lightweight roofing systems.

"Our Multi-Width Shake roofing is on several buildings at Camp David, our U.S. presidential retreat," says Mike. "It makes me proud to be the chosen synthetic slate roof tile for such a significant national landmark."

Bryan has his own favorite. "We had a homeowner that wanted a custom blend to match their paver stones for their Victorian-style home," says Bryan. "This dedicated couple came to our plant so we could develop the custom Bellaforté Slate VariBlend product while they were there. The wife was so pleased she literally hugged the shingles we had produced!"

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Ask a Contractor About DaVinci Polymer Roof Tiles

Want to get true feedback on what industry professionals think about DaVinci Roofscapes polymer roof tiles? We thought so ... and so, check out the quotes we have below from roofers and contractors who have worked with our imitation slate and composite shake roofing products over the years!

  • “I’ve primarily installed asphalt shingle roofs in the past, but given my experience with the DaVinci product, I’m definitely ready to sell and install synthetic roofing tiles. The Bellaforté product was easy to install and is a great, cost-effective option for homeowners looking to protect their homes with a durable, aesthetically-pleasing roofing product.”  ~ Donny Dewey, owner of Superior Roofing of Oklahoma.

  • “Our installation team was very comfortable installing the DaVinci tiles and the finished look is outstanding. I’ve been recommending this product to everyone I speak with because I believe it has long-term benefits for both residential and commercial projects.”   ~Mark T. Clark Sr., chairman of the board of Tolberts Roofing

  • “In Colorado, there’s always pressure to get roofing projects finished before the snow starts. This project required 400 squares of DaVinci synthetic slate tile. We began installation in late August and the project was completed in October. Both the Design Review Board at Beaver Creek and the homeowners association for the town homes had to approve the product choice and the color before we could begin. There’s a standard six-blend ‘Beaver Creek style’ throughout the village area that DaVinci was able to match up perfectly.”  ~ Mark Belitt, owner and vice president of Arapahoe Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc.

  • "I’ve been installing roofs for 28 years and the authenticity of the DaVinci synthetic roofing tiles we used is one of the best advances I’ve witnessed in this industry.”  ~ Chris Boyd with CM Boyd Authentic Design

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Want more insights? Check out DaVinci Roofs Crown Condo Communities and DaVinci Roofscapes Get A+ in the Classrooms.

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From the Architect's Corner - Utilize Our Local Support

I work with architects every day, offering all the support I can over the phone or via email, all from my office inside the DaVinci Roofscapes manufacturing headquarters. In most markets in the US and Canada I work in tandem with a local DaVinci Sales Representative as well. His or her job also includes working with the design professional on the specifications for your projects, assisting with sales presentations to your clients or design review boards, and providing product education. Aside from that, knowing your local luxury roof expert will ensure you have accurate pricing information, referrals to local contractors, and up to date samples and materials for your library. Contact me today to set up an appointment with your local DaVinci representative.

Happy Friday, Architects!

Bellaforte Shake

 

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Troubled Shake Shingle Bridge Over Calm Waters

One of the most famous sites in Switzerland is the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne. This 204-metre long covered wooden bridge was constructed in 1333 to defend against any attack that might come from nearby Lake Lucerne.

In 1993 fire destroyed the bridge, but locals quickly had it rebuilt because of its prominence in the city. What a shame that almost 20 years ago the reconstruction couldn't include a synthetic cedar shake roof.

While picturesque, the natural cedar shake roof on the bridge is covered with algae and heavy winter storms have taken a toll on the bridge. Perhaps when it's time to replace the cedar roof shingles the Swiss will consider Multi-Width Shake roofing tiles from DaVinci Roofscapes.

Created to accurately resemble shake tile roofs, the DaVinci synthetic shake roofing product comes in six different natural color blends and resists algae, insects, moisture and mold. The hand-split composite shake roofing tiles from DaVinci are carefully crafted to guarantee a sustainable roofing product.

Polymer ShakeThe multiple widths (4-, 6-, 7-, 8- and 9-inches) of the fake cedar shake help create a more natural, non-repeating appearance that can be laid in a straight or staggered pattern. And, both wavy and straight grains are blended throughout for an authentic look.

Backed by a 50-year limited warranty, DaVinci shake alternative roofing tiles are impact and wind resistant. Plus, they have a Class A fire rating ... which would give this bridge with a fiery history peace-of-mind for the future.

Want to shake up your roof? See Swing, Shag, Shuffle and Shake and Shake, Rattle and ... DaVinci.

 

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Homeowners Want Durable Roofs

Results of a nationwide consumer study, conducted by Harris Interactive©, show that 88 percent of the respondents indicate that the durability of a roofing product will have “a lot of influence” on the product they select when it comes time to purchase a new roof.

In the 2011 DaVinci Roofscapes’ Homeowners Exterior Preferences Study, more than 1,000 homeowners overwhelmingly indicated that durability and longevity were the two key aspects that will influence the type of roof they purchase for their homes in the future.

“Extreme weather events have increased in frequency and severity in the past decade and that has changed the way people think about their roofs,” says Ray Rosewall, CEO and president of DaVinci Roofscapes. “Damaging winds and hail are increasing in frequency and severity and are now occurring in almost every state. With the dramatic weather changes we’ve experienced recently it’s no wonder homeowners name durability as their number one influencer when considering the purchase of a new roof.”

 

When do homeowners plan to replace their roofs and what influences that decision? In the same study, 65 percent of homeowners indicated they would be prompted to replace their roof if it became damaged from severe weather. (See Weather Concerns Top-of-Mind with Homeowners When Making Plans to Replace Roof) Another 23 percent reported that their current roof is old and will soon need to be replaced, with an additional 13 percent indicating that their roof is near the end of its warranty and needs to be replaced.

Top 10 Influencers

Homeowners ranked the following factors as having “a lot of influence” in the decision-making process for the type of new roof to purchase:

  • 88 percent – Durability

  • 83 percent – Longevity/Built to Last

  • 72 percent – Low/No Maintenance

  • 71 percent – Resistant to Severe Weather

  • 69 percent – Has a Warranty

  • 57 percent – Fire Resistancy

  • 55 percent – Material Roof is Made Out of

  • 50 percent – Price

  • 41 percent – Colors Available

  • 24 percent – Complements the Neighborhood Setting

“Everyone is cost conscious but it’s interesting to see that homeowners are putting more value on the inherent quality and durability of the alternatives when looking at the cost of a new roof,” says Rosewall. “We believe this truly reflects the thought process of the homeowner that a roof is an investment in their home, and as such, they will get more value from a quality roof versus a lower cost bargain-basement priced roof.

“Every feature rated by homeowners on this top 10 list of roofing purchase influencers is available in our polymer shake and synthetic slate roofing tiles. With a 50-year roof, DaVinci designer roof tiles are a solid investment in an easy-care luxury roof that’s built to last and give the homeowner peace-of-mind.”

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