Class A Fire Rated Polymer Roofing Eases Worries for West Coast Residents

Smokey the Bear is not a happy camper. Incredible drought conditions on the West Coast mean many woodland areas are suffering from wildfires.

Eco Friendly RoofFor many homeowners with cedar shake roofing, the threat of flying embers from those wildfires that could ignite their cedar roofing is a constant worry during summer months. Fortunately for homeowners, DaVinci Roofscapes offers Class A Fire Rated synthetic shake roofing that looks just like real shake roofing, but resists fire.

"More than fifty homes burned in our area during one wildfire," says Dan Baer, a California homeowner. "If the winds had been stronger, our home would have been included. Our old shake roof was a tinderbox waiting to ignite. Our new Bellaforté polymer tiles are rated Class A for fire retardance, which gives us tremendous peace-of-mind.”

In Nevada, homeowner Mary Katherine Hirsh feels the same way. After she was evacuated from her home in 2011 due to a firestorm sweeping through her Reno neighborhood, she decided her old wooden cedar roof shingles had to go.

"The idea that a stray cinder landing on my roof could ignite the entire home was scary,” says Hirsh, a Nevada resident. “I immediately started researching roofing options and focused in on fire-resistant polymer roofing tiles from DaVinci Roofscapes.”

For more information on synthetic shake shingles, see Playing with Fire.

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From the Architect's Corner: Can You Tell the Difference?

For the last 15 years we have made it our mission to make the most authentic polymer slate and shake composite roofing tiles on the market. You know you've succeeded when time and time again you send homeowners, contractors, and architects out to see the products installed on a nearby home or business and their response is, "I drove right by it! It looked like natural slate and I was looking for a plastic slate." Or when you're standing in a tradeshow booth and people absentmindedly stop and touch the material, and end up blown away because it didn't feel like the slate or wood they were expecting to feel. 

I recently received this picture from a member of our DaVinci Masterpiece Contractor Program (Featured Project to come!) and had to share. With the copper gutters and flashings, these Multi-Width Slate tiles in the European Blend have the authentic look that people seeking a roof in our category require. If you were driving by and saw this roof, what would you think? 

Happy Friday, Architects!

Simulated Slate Roofing
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Low Maintenance and Durability Key Selling Features for Polymer Roofing in Northwest

In the damp climate of the Pacific Northwest, algae and moss accumulation on cedar shake roofs is a common concern. For some homeowners tired of maintaining and constantly cleaning these pesky growth formations from their roofs, easy-care polymer roofing tiles are their new best friends.

"Natural slate and cedar shake roof shingles can be increasingly difficult to maintain over time in this environment," says Jordan Eades, president of HOPE Roofing & Construction. "When homeowners see the advances of man-made polymer roofing tiles they get almost giddy with the idea that they'll be spending much less of their valuable time and money on maintenance to remove unsightly moss and algae from their roofs."

In recent years Eades and her team have started offering synthetic shake and imitation slate roofing tiles from DaVinci Roofscapes. At the 2015 Building, Remodeling and Energy Expo in Sequim, Wash., Eades received overwhelming interest in the DaVinci product showcased in their booth.  

"We're seeing that more and more customers want long-lasting and low maintenance features in their roofs," says Eades, whose company is headquartered in Port Townsend, Wash. "The Bellaforté roofs we're installing offer those advantages plus the look is very realistic. The beauty of these tiles coupled with the lifetime warranty are features that homeowners in our area are very excited about."

Want to learn more about lightweight roofing tiles from DaVinci and what contractors think of our environmentally friendly roofs? Then see Out of the Mouths of Contractors.

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DaVinci Synthetic Roofing Material Can Stand the Test of Time

Summer has always been my favorite time of the year. It invokes childhood memories of the days I used to spend at my grandmother’s house in north Louisiana. There was a grocery store down the road called the Dixie Dandy and their chocolate covered ice cream bars were the best ever!

The heat was sweltering, but we never stayed inside. I mean, come on! It’s summer vacation! I played outside from dawn to dusk.

One of the craziest things I remember was how, on a hot day, a storm blew in rather suddenly, and even though the thermometer was showing 90-degrees, big nuggets of ice started raining down from the sky! Hail storm!! Yes, that was summer down south.

Eco-Blend Fake SlateI had the opportunity to re-visit that small Louisiana town recently, and between the scorching sun, many more hail storms and the strong winds that accompanied them, I noticed many of the houses were looking a little worse for the wear, especially the roofs.

It’s unreal what Mother Nature can do to a traditional shingle, slate or cedar shake roof. Curled edges, missing tabs, faded colors, cracked and split edges…..if this describes your roof, then it’s past time for a change.

Before spending your hard-earned money on another rooftop that starts to degrade the minute it’s sitting out in the elements, do a little homework and look into low-maintenance polymer roofing from DaVinci Roofscapes.

All those natural elements I talked about don’t stand a chance against a synthetic shake or composite slate roof. These lightweight roofing tiles are fade-resistant and the color runs completely through them.

Hail stones the size of golf balls? Not a dent! Hurricane force winds? They won’t budge! Aside from the fact that a polymer roof is going to last longer, it’s also going to look better and stay that way for years beyond that of a traditional roof. This is an added bonus, because it adds value and curb appeal to your home. (See Superman Roofs)

By the way, there’s a big difference between “standing out” and “sticking out” (like a sore thumb) and a composite slate roof  or simulated shake roofing from DaVinci stands out.

I would defy anyone to drive down the road and be able to tell the difference between a DaVinci fake slate roof and genuine slate, or DaVinci composite shake and a true cedar shake roofing. It looks that good!

One final thought to consider when choosing which product is right for you. DaVinci’s EcoBlend tiles have an Energy Star rated version called Cool Roof that actually helps reflect sun and heat away from the roof which, in turn, will reduce the load on your AC. That means your roof can positively impact your home's energy efficiency, the lifespan of your cooling unit AND help reduce power consumption to keep the house cool.

The moral of my story? Time will march on. I’m not a kid anymore…the recipe for the perfect Dixie Dandy ice cream bar is gone forever…but the right synthetic roofing material will stand the test of time well into the future.

Allen Lyle
Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford
Radio Show Co-Host - See more at: http://blog.davinciroofscapes.com/blog/friends-and-partners#sthash.Wt3sffvV.dpuf

Allen Lyle
Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford
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From the Architect's Corner - Come See us at CONSTRUCT 2015

If you plan on attending the Construction Specifiers Institute convention in St. Louis this fall, set aside some time to come and see the DaVinci Roofscapes booth at booth #637. We will be there ready to discuss our lifetime roof options, and armed with plenty of polymer roofing information and product samples, including our new Single-Width and Bellaforté Slate profiles. The exhibit hall is open October 1-2, 10:30-4:30. I look forward to seeing you there! 

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Happy National Roofing Week!

The National Roofing Contractors Association has designated July 5 - 11 as the Second Annual National Roofing Week. The special focus on this week is the importance of hiring professional roofing contractors and making informed decisions about maintaining or replacing a roof system.

As we talk about regularly, the roof is one of the most important components on a home or business. If a roof fails, whether due to storm damage or old age, the entire structure is compromised. That's why DaVinci Roofscapes recommends that you make it a yearly goal to examine and evaluate your roof --- and what better time to do so than National Roofing Week!

We've shared these tips before, but they're worth repeating:

Fake Cedar ShakeTip #1 - If you're able to easily see all areas of your roof yourself, use either a ladder or binoculars from across the street, and look for problem areas. Missing or broken shingles or shingles "flapping" in the wind are all signs that your roof needs immediate help.

Tip #2 - If you have steep slope roofing or a roof with multiple valleys, or you're not able to see all areas of your roof, then hire a professional roofing contractor to inspect your roof. They have the proper safety equipment to accurately inspect your roof and know exactly how to look for rodent and animal damage around chimneys along with worn out areas of the roof.

Tip #3 - Check the sides of your roof. The southern exposure weathers significantly faster than the other sides of the roof, so make sure to carefully examine this area. Also, shallower pitches weather faster than steeper pitches. So again, if your roof has a shallow pitch --- like a shed dormer --- make certain you can clearly see it to get a true indication of the condition of your roof. If you have a real cedar roof, consider your geographic location.

Tip #4 - Consider your geography. If you live in areas prone to hail, then impact resistant polymer roofing is a great choice. Or, if you live in the western portion of the country where wildfires are a problem, then having Class A Fire Rated imitation slate or simulated shake roofing is a great choice. Along with helping protect the home, these fake cedar shake and slate alternative roofs oftentimes come with a homeowner insurance discount.

Need more tips? Check out 6 Signs of a Failing Roof: How to Tell if You Need a New Roof.
 

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DaVinci Proud

July seems to be the ideal month to focus on American traditions --- and American-made products.

Naturally we celebrate Independence Day on July 4, but we also celebrate Made in the USA Day on July 2. At DaVinci Roofscapes, where we make all our polymer roofing products in Lenexa, Kansas, we happily celebrate both occasions!

By manufacturing every one of our composite roofing products in the United States, we help keep Americans working. Our company supports the economic structure of our country. And,  because we make our imitation slate and synthetic shake roofing product in America, we can get those roofs delivered quickly to our customers. (See Happy 4th of July --- Buy American!)

"We're part of the multiplier effect because our 'Made in America' commitment also means we purchase from suppliers located only in the United States," says Ray Rosewall, president and CEO of DaVinci Roofscapes. "So, with every roofing tile we sell we're helping our economy to expand in many, many ways."

You'll find DaVinci Roofscapes on thousands of homes and commercial projects "from sea to shining sea" in our country.  "DaVinci roofs are on the Dayton Veteran's Administration Chapel, several college campuses, in theme parks and even on the William Penn home," says Rosewall. "The successful reach of our designer roof products into the daily lives of Americans makes all of us at DaVinci extremely proud."

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DaVinci Roofscapes Masterpiece Contractor Program Member - Heiland Roofing & Exteriors

During the early stages of DaVinci Roofscapes, roofer Mike Heiland was one of the first contractors to offer and install our polymer roof tiles. A roofer for more than 25 years, Mike and his company, Heiland Roofing & Exteriors, have been installing roofs throughout Kansas since 1987.

Polymer Roof TilesWhen we started our DaVinci Masterpiece Contractor Program (DMCP) in 2007, we invited Mike to join immediately. Now we're sharing his thoughts on our DMC program with you.

Q: What has it meant to your company to be part of our DMC Program?

A: It's a tremendous experience for our company. When we tell people of our DMC Program status, it brings us instant credibility. We received great training in the DaVinci plant and we stay on top of advances and new products from DaVinci. Because our company has grown right alongside of DaVinci, we've got our heart in every project using these polymer roofing tiles.

Q: What do you think is the best overall feature of the DMCP membership?

A: Our status as a DMCP member gives us a selling advantage over the competition in our marketplace that can't be beat.

Q: If a roofer in New Jersey, Arkansas or Utah asked you if they should become a DMC Program member, what would you tell them?

A: I really believe that, if you're fortunate enough to qualify for the DMC program, then you should go for it. DMCP membership is restricted, and it sets you apart in your market. It's a no brainer for any roofer who wants to increase their sales.

To see what another DMCP member has to say about DaVinci manufactured slate tiles and fake cedar shake roofing, read DaVinci Masterpiece Contractor Profile: McRay Roofing.

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Accessorizing Your Designer Roof

Think accessories are just for the fashion industry? Think again.

Polymer Roof TilesIf you're a roofing installer looking to finish a course, rake end or valley with a solid piece of synthetic slate or shake, you're looking for roofing accessories. Fortunately, DaVinci Roofscapes has just what you need in our multi-width imitation slate and synthetic shake product lines!

While a solid accessory tile is not required for a successful roof application, we recognize that some installers prefer to use it as an option. The solid tile is just another method of blending the appearance of cut tiles to give a polished look to a finished luxury roof project.

Offered in several colors, our solid slate accessory tiles and are 18-inches long and 12-inches wide and solid shake accessory tiles are 22-inches long and 12-inches wide

Remember that the unique design of DaVinci slate roof tiles and cedar shake alternative tiles has ribbing to provide improved flexibility and reduced weight. (see Solid Polymer Roof Tiles) This allows us to create a thick profile that is lightweight - the rib structure helps the tile have less mass than it otherwise would which makes the deck cooler than a solid tile would be to help keep both the tile and roof deck cooler.

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Roofing Magic

Home renovations can be a bit like magic. One day you're living with an outdated kitchen with aging appliances, and weeks later that space is transformed into an inviting kitchen area with new cabinets, sinks and appliances.

Fake Cedar ShakeA re-roofing project can have similar positive results for your home ... especially if your cedar shake roof is splitting, curling or insect-infested.

DaVinci Roofscapes to the rescue! Our synthetic shake roofing materials are carefully crafted using virgin resins to guarantee a sustainable roofing product. And, they come with a lifetime warranty, so you know you're gaining long-term peace of mind when investing in our composite shake shingles.

Need proof? Just read what one Minnesota homeowner had to say about his roofing transformation project.

"I wanted something that looked like real wood shakes but performed better," says homeowner Thomas Meyers of Prior Lake, Minn. "I was tired of our older wood shakes deteriorating with different weather conditions. Plus, mold would accumulate on the wood shakes and the shakes were fading. Overall, dealing with this roof was a huge headache.

"After doing research on DaVinci Roofscapes and discussing the product with our contractor, we decided our best option was the Bellaforté Shake product that resists impact, wind, algae and mold.

"Overall our roof plays a major role in the architectural style of our home. Having a new roof that we won't have to worry about warping, mold or storm damage is terrific. I'd definitely recommend the roof to family and friends, and I believe the Bellaforté Shake product is a sensible long-term investment for our home."

Here's a bonus tip: Roof Replacement: Do Your Research Before You Buy!

 

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Happy Homeowner Sings Praises of DaVinci Roofscapes Synthetic Shake Roofing

April 2, 2015 brought a microburst to Wichita, Kansas that caused major devastation. To homeowner Donna Westhoff the storm felt more like a tornado. Here's her story:

Luxury Roof"We didn't believe it was straight line winds because the 25-foot pine tree in our front yard was bending back and forth," says Westhoff. "Little did we know 29 power lines in front of our development were being broken off by those winds.

"To our joy and surprise, the new DaVinci Roofscapes synthetic shake roof, installed in December of 2014 by Heiland Roofing, had only one end cap gone from the winds. Many of our development neighbors had major shingle loss and some had structural roof damage.

"Within the last year our development added DaVinci as an approved shingle. Thanks goodness. Prior that they had only allowed wood cedar shakes, tile or concrete shingles. Most, if not all, of our neighbor's roofs consisted of these materials. Our DaVinci shingles survived the storm and were perfect except for one!

"We had replaced a 15-year old concrete shingle roof after years of leaking problems, and were we ever glad! We have a beautiful roof, but more importantly we have peace of mind.

"Not only did our contractor install our new roof in less than three days, but our DaVinci composite shake shingles came through and held up when we needed them most. The shingles are beautiful and durable and we would recommend them to anyone."

Learn more about the luxury roofs installed by Heiland Roofing at Featured Project of the Year - Heiland Roofing & Exteriors.

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Talking with Aaron Adams

For the past four years Aaron Adams has seen hundreds of DaVinci Roofscapes projects firsthand. In his role as Central Region Manager for DaVinci, Aaron routinely travels from Texas to Wisconsin to New Mexico (and all states in between!) to support the needs of polymer roofing customers for DaVinci.

Q: In your travels, what do you see as the "mood" of roofers during the past few months?
A: Overall the mood is positive. The demand for good installation crews is up, which is a good indicator of the market being on the rise.

Q: Bad weather has kicked in early this year in your region. How are DaVinci synthetic shake and slate alternative roofs holding up?

A: Omaha, Oklahoma City and the Dallas/Fort Worth areas have all seen significant storms so far this season. Fortunately all our DaVinci Masterpiece Contractor program members have reports that the DaVinci sustainable roofing tiles they have previously installed have weathered the storms well. Now those same roofers are selling even more of our lightweight roofing systems to homes that need new roofs after those storms.

Q: What are some upcoming commercial projects in your region that will use composite roofing from DaVinci?

A: There are two great ones in Illinois I'm excited about. The Garlands is a long-term assisted living facility in Barrington that's going to have Single-Width Slate roof tiles in a custom blend. In Mettawa there's an equestrian training facility at Always Faithful Stables. They're also getting the Single-Width Slate roof shingles.

Q: If you had to pick a favorite DaVinci roofing project in your marketplace, which would it be?

A: Definitely the Dayton VA Church. I think that's a great example of how our imitation slate tiles can be used to restore the aesthetic integrity of a historic building. (See Contractors Go to Church with DaVinci Roofscapes)

 

 

 

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DMC Profile: Rob Capkovic

Two key words describe roofer Rob Capkovic: Passionate and Busy.

A DaVinci Roofscapes Masterpiece Contractor program member, Rob is owner of Capkovic Brothers Roofing, Inc. out of St. Louis. Started in 2002, his company employs 10 roofers who are in constant motion installing roofs throughout the metro St. Louis area.

"Repairing roof hail damage keeps us very busy throughout the year," says Capkovic. "We're also busy with normal replacement projects and we're absolutely passionate about bringing the industry's leading products to our customers at compelling value."

Fake ShakeOne of the roofing products Capkovic feels strongly about is polymer roofing from DaVinci. "The composite roofing from DaVinci looks beautiful and holds up to so many different kinds of weather conditions," says Capkovic. "We've done almost a dozen roofs on homes plus a country club and a church --- they all have imitation slate shingles on them.

"We've found the DaVinci lightweight roofing tiles are very 'installer friendly.' Most recently we've been involved with the roofing of a spectacular new home in the Turkey Ridge community. The homeowners first had us install the synthetic shake product on a pavilion on their property and then we roofed their new home with composite shake. These folks made the right decision with DaVinci --- it's a product that adds curb appeal to the home with a terrific lifetime limited materials warranty."

For more contractor insights on lightweight roofing materials, see Profile: Turner Morris Roof Systems and DaVinci Masterpiece Contractor Profile: McRay Roofing.

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DaVinci Roofscapes Supports Recycling Efforts

National Recycling Month is a great time to think about the pros and cons of recycling as it relates to composite roofing.

On the "con side" would be manufacturers that use recycled products to create their roof shingles. You won't find that at DaVinci Roofscapes. Our composite slate and synthetic shake roof tiles are made from 100% virgin polymer resins ... and there's nothing recycled in there! This provides you with dependable beauty throughout each tile.

Another "pro" on the DaVinci checklist is that we offer a jobsite recycling program. Unused lightweight tiles and scrap material can be shipped back to our Kansas manufacturing plant where we'll use them to recycle into starter tiles for projects. (see Reduce Jobsite Waste with DaVinci Roofscapes)

At DaVinci, our green roofing options extend to how we operate our facility every day. That's because, as part of our daily manufacturing operations, there are usually a certain amount of scrap materials. We don't trash those products, we recycle them -- more than 300,000 pounds of polymer roofing tile scraps are recycled each year into starter tiles. (see Happy Earth Day!)

This month, we encourage you to do your part to recycle. And, we want you to know that we're doing our part too!

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Don't Panic! DaVinci Roofscapes Has The Answer

Don't panic! Even though it's International Panic Day, remain calm and we'll explain how to make roofing decisions easier with the wide variety of composite roofing options from DaVinci Roofscapes.

While selecting a new designer roof can seem overwhelming with all the options in the marketplace, it's easy to make DaVinci your one-stop location for composite shake and imitation slate roofing tiles. Here's a fast overview of our full product offering:

 

Fake Slate
 

DaVinci Multi-Width Slate: Our multi-width profile is available in 12", 10", 9", 7" and 6" widths with 1/2" tile thickness at butt and 1/8" thickness at tip.

DaVinci Single-Width Slate: Available in 12" tile widths, the 1/2" tile thickness of this slate is twice the thickness of other synthetic slate tiles. Our VariBlend technology is used when creating this tile to form slightly varying shades from tile to tile for an authentic slate look.

Bellaforté Slate: A high performance, interlocking shingle that has superior wind resistance. Bellaforté tiles are 12" in width with 1/2" tile thickness at butt and 3/8" thickness at tip.

 

Fake Cedar Shake
 

DaVinci Multi-Width Shake: Available in 9", 8", 7", 6" and 4" widths that can be installed in a non-repeating fashion in either a straight or staggered pattern. A deep 5/8" profile has both wavy and straight grains throughout the blend to create enviable shadow lines.

DaVinci Single-Width Shake: 9" shake alternative tiles resemble hand-split cedar shake roofing. The 5/8" profile deepens shadow lines replicate real cedar roofing.

Bellaforté Shake: The 12" tile width with multiple profiles simulates a multi-width, staggered rough hewn wood shake. And, at 1" average tile thickness, Bellaforté Shake designer roof tiles are reminiscent of natural jumbo shakes.

Fancy Shake: With a clean, smooth look replicating machine-sawn shake, these 7/16" thick shake shingles provide a polished beauty for your roof. Available in 12", 7" and 5" widths with bundles arriving at the job site pre-sorted by color and size, eliminating on-site sorting and guesswork.

Need more details on polymer roof tiles? See Multi-Width or Single-Width, Slate or Shake…

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Here When You Need Them --- the DaVinci Roofscapes Tech Team

You're getting ready to install a DaVinci Roofscapes designer roof and you have a question that you can't easily find the answer to on our website. What do you do? Call the experts in our Tech Department!

Polymer Roof TilesTim, Eric and Tyler have decades of roofing experience to share with you. Whether you're looking for cold weather installation tips or have a question about the green roofing materials you're installing, they're available to support you.

Get to know our top three key polymer roofing guys. Here's a fast introduction!

Tim Gentry - Vice President of Technical Services
Tim has 40+ years of roofing experience, including cedar, asphalt, tile and slate roofing. Before joining DaVinci, he owned his own roofing company. Tim has been with DaVinci since our company started and has in-depth knowledge of engineered polymers, steep slope roofing and the composite roofing market.

While Tim plays a key role aiding in the design and technical processes of DaVinci tiles, he also manages all of our product testing and certifications, works on the Product Development Team, conducts installation training, meets with contractors, and heads up warranty and customer satisfaction inquiries.
 

Eric Salvesen - Central Technical Services Manager

Eric brings a wealth of hands-on building industry experience with him to our company. After putting himself through college as a roofer, Eric spent several years on the distribution side of the business. He supports our internal staff along with contractors, distributors, architects, developers and homeowners in the central portion of the United States. (see On the Road with DaVinci's Eric Salvesen)

You'll see Eric at sales/installation trainings and demos, jobsites and presentations for design engineers, architects and consultants. He's here to help you solve your roofing challenges and to provide insights on when, where and how to best use DaVinci synthetic roofing material.
 

Tyler Storfa - Western Technical Services Manager

Tyler joined the DaVinci team in 2013 after spending 10 years as a technical rep in the field showcasing proper tile installation procedures to contractors, architects and building officials. He has experience in roofing product testing, underlayments and snow retention systems for roofs.

As a technical support representative for DaVinci, Tyler assists with unique and unusual details of installation projects, finding permanent solutions to roofing issues and dealing with cost effectiveness issues. His chief goal is to "take the mystery out of our polymer roofing materials" so that contractors and distributors understand and feel comfortable with DaVinci lightweight roofing solutions.

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DaVinci Roofscapes: Proudly Made in America

At DaVinci Roofscapes we fly the American flag proudly on June 14th --- Flag Day --- and every other day of the year. That's because we're a Made in America company.

Made in AmericaEvery one of our imitation slate tiles and simulated shake roofing pieces are made in Lenexa, Kansas at our company headquarters. For 16 years we've hired American workers and remained dedicated to keeping the manufacturing of our polymer roofing products contained completely in the United States.

What does that mean to you? Faster service and delivery of our composite roofing products --- when you need them and where you need them. Flexibility for us to work with you quickly to design a custom color or support a challenging roofing installation project. Focus on your specific color needs by using Made in America resins to manufacture our 50 different colors of lightweight roofing materials.

“We’re extremely proud that all of our products are made in the United States and that we support our economy by providing jobs for hard working folks around the country,” says Ray Rosewall, president and CEO at DaVinci Roofscapes. “We’re part of the multiplier effect because our ‘Made in America’ commitment also means we purchase from suppliers located only in the United States. So, with every roofing tile we sell we’re helping our economy to expand in many, many ways.”

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DaVinci Roofscapes Shake Alternative Roof Gains HOA Approval

After more than two decades, the cedar roofing on Jim and Janice Steinlage's home had become faded and was simply worn out. Eager to get the same cedar shake roof look for their Kansas home but with a longer lifespan, Jim Steinlage hit the Internet to research his options. That's where he discovered DaVinci Roofscapes.

Fake Cedar ShakeAfter deciding to invest in composite shake roofing, the couple's next hurdle was their homeowner's association.

"The most challenging part about this process was getting our HOA to approve our synthetic shake selection since we were the first in our community to request this type of polymer roofing," says Steinlage. "After getting them materials and details on quality references, we were happy that the approval went through within three weeks.

"We were the first in our community to get simulated shake roofing, but we're betting we won't be the last!"

What was the easiest part of the re-roofing process for the Steinlages? "Selecting the shake roofing materials that were perfect for our home," reports Steinlage. "The selections and quality available from DaVinci were great, and we chose a Bellaforté Shake in the Tahoe-VariBlend to match the color of our home and our landscaping.

"Everyone thinks the fake cedar shake on the roof looks awesome. We've told several people that this product looks great, is of great quality and has a terrific long-term warranty that means this is the last roof we'll ever put on our home!"

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Composite Roofing Chatter

What are contractors and roofers saying about DaVinci Roofscapes polymer roofing materials? Read on ...

“DaVinci gives residents the look of cedar shake, but with a much longer life span. Also, the product is not combustible and provides better protection from fire than real cedar shake."
                                    Ken Bowman - Blue Ridge Roofing

 “Our installation team was very comfortable installing the 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. - Tolberts Roofing

 “I’ve worked with the DaVinci product before in our area and felt the long-term value these polymer tiles would bring to the Animas Museum project would be ideal. Each tile has a refined cedar look, much like a machine-sawn shake shingle, so it blends in perfectly with our mountain setting. Plus, the tiles resist insects, fungus, algae, mold, cracking, fading and curling.”
                                    Tony Whittle - TL Roofing

“We’ve done numerous re-roofing jobs with slate and shake profile tiles from DaVinci Roofscapes. When we’re bidding on a job, we showcase these DaVinci products because they look great when properly installed, offer an excellent warranty and have a Class 4 impact rating which is very important in our area."

                                    Mark Bloyer - Bloyer Roofing

Shake Alternative

 

Read more about what roofing professional say about synthetic roofing material at Out of the Mouths of Contractors.

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Strong and Beautiful ... Bellaforté Synthetic Roofing Materials

Fake ShakeHere's your Italian lesson for the day. "Bella" means "beautiful" in Italian ... and "forte" means "strong." So, it's no surprise that when we named our newest composite roofing product a few years ago we came up with Bellaforté --- a beautiful and strong luxury roof product for both homes and commercial projects.

Bellaforté polymer roofing makes installation easy while saving materials and cutting down on installation costs. How do we do this at DaVinci Roofscapes?  The Bellaforté self-aligning ledge on the back of each composite shake or imitation slate tile allows roofers to reduce installation time while assuring consistent installation quality.

That's impressive, but it's not all Bellaforté has going for it. The snap-fit tile creates a built-in rain gutter and the leading edge tab secures every tile to drastically improve wind performance.

The durability of Bellaforté lightweight roofing materials is also impressive --- at 1/2" thick, the Bellaforté Slate roofing tiles are twice the thickness of most other synthetic slates. And, if you're looking for a shake alternative product, the Bellaforté Shake tile is 1" thick with multiple profiles. This allows roofers to give a multi-width staggered look to the roof even though the tiles are all the same 12" width.

For more information on Bellaforté plastic roofing materials, see DaVinci's Bellaforté Roof Tiles Revolutionizing Roofing

Arrivederci!

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