Toronto Home Boasts Stylish Synthetic Slate Roof

Sitting proudly within the High Park area in Toronto you'll find a unique home built with Victorian, French and Italianate architectural styles. Constructed in 1889 by a local architect, the historic home now belongs to Scot Steele.

"The 20+ year old black asphalt roof was showing signs of wear and it was time to make upgrades before the next winter," says Steele, an executive vice president with CBRE Limited, a real estate brokerage firm. "I sourced the DaVinci product through the Internet and had a great experience."

Steele hired Green Leaf Roofing to re-roof his historic home. "The look of slate was an obvious choice to complement this home's style," says Paolo Galloro, sales manager with Green Leaf Roofing. "Scot found the DaVinci Single-Width Slate tile had the best profile available in a synthetic roofing product.

"Our company has installed the DaVinci product in the past and we've found it installs easily, just like other roofing materials. We handle both residential and commercial roofs and can definitely see this product working on multiple projects in our area."

From Steele's perspective, he selected the Smokey Gray color to complement the red brick exterior of his 127-year-old home.

"I had roof cresting, otherwise known as finials, added to the top of the new roof line to truly reflect the historic nature of this home," says Steele. "I love the way the composite slate roof looks and have already recommended this roofing to others. People see it from the street and they can't believe it's not real slate!"

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From the Architect's Corner - a Helpful Tip

A product's sample in the hand is about the best thing you can provide your clients when choosing colors for the exterior of their home. It is important to remember to take your samples outside and put them in the natural light. Be sure to leave them there for a day or two and view them in all different lights and shadows. This will allow you to have a better idea of what the color will look like once the products are installed.

Click here to read more FRESH tips for choosing exterior color from our Color Expert, Kate Smith.

 

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Happy Friday, Architects!

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Knock, Knock ...

Knock, knock ... who's there?

If you have a DaVinci slate or shake roof, that's not the start of a bad joke ... it's a way of life.

"I've had people drive by my home, look at my roof, stop and ring my doorbell asking questions about my DaVinci Multi-Width Shake roof!" says Robbin Torrey, a California homeowner. And she's not alone.

Polymer Slate RoofIn North Carolina, where Kathy Ziprik had a Bellaforté Slate roof installed several years ago after an unusual hail storm destroyed her asphalt shingle roof, she gets roofing questions at the most unusual times. "When I host a garage sale I continually get more questions on the roof than on what I'm selling," says Ziprik. "I've started passing out some extra DaVinci shingles that were left over in my garage after the installation.

"It doesn't stop there. Neighbors still come by to ring my bell and ask about the roof. When I have contractors or plumbers come to do work in my home, it's completely predictable that the first thing they'll ask about is what kind of roof I have on my house!"

What's all the fuss about? For most people, even though DaVinci products have been on homes for almost two decades, they're not used to seeing a product that looks so close to real slate or shake.

"EVERYONE who comes up our driveway comments on our designer roof --- friends, family, delivery drivers and service professionals," says homeowner Rob Fanjoy. "They all rave about how great it looks and can't believe it's not real slate. Our DaVinci imitation slate roof has held up to four incredibly challenging Maine winters so far and looks like it did the day it was installed."

Want to get people knocking at your door? Read what other satisfied DaVinci customers have to say at  Omaha Homeowners Embrace DaVinci Roofscapes.

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How Does Made in America Roofing Benefit ME?

Have you ever tried calling a company about a product warranty and ended up speaking with someone in Asia? Or, have you had a question about the product you purchased and found out your call was routed to India for technical support?

 

 

Today is American Made Matters Day ... and it matters for many reasons. Along with the fact that American-Made products support the USA economy, it's generally easier to contact and work with companies in America than those overseas.

At DaVinci Roofscapes our entire operation is based in Lenexa, Kansas. That's where we manufacture all our synthetic shake and polymer slate roofing products. And, that's where our corporate office is located along with all of our customer support and technical team members. So, when you're calling us for assistance, you're connecting with someone in Kansas.

Why else does it matter to purchase Made in America products? Because you can usually get them quicker. Think about it ... if products are made in and shipped from outside the USA it takes time and increases the cost of the product to get it to you. By shipping out of Kansas, which is centrally located in America, we can get our composite roofing products into your hands much faster than products that might be coming from China or Europe.

Finally, Made in America evokes a sense of pride for a purchaser. Pride in supporting our USA workers and our economy. When it's time to purchase your next roof, make sure it's American Made. (See DaVinci Proud and Red, White & Blue ... and Green)

 

 

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Dreaming of a Famous Re-Roofing Project

The Taj Mahal. Buckingham Palace. The Empire State Building. Hearst Castle. These famous landmarks all have one thing in common: a roof overhead.

Just for fun, we asked some of our DaVinci Roofscapes team members to "dream a little" and tell us which famous building they would re-roof with our synthetic slate or shake roofing products if they had the chance. Here are some of their responses that may help to transform famous structures in the future! And, by the way ... which famous building would YOU re-roof with our polymer tiles?

"It must be the roof that the Mona Lisa is looking at ... that's why she has that smile!"

Ray Rosewall
President and CEO, DaVinci Roofscapes

 

"The AT&T Stadium in Dallas. And I'd do a custom design with the Dallas Star out of contrasting roof tiles because it would look stunning."

Aaron Adams
Central Regional Manager, DaVinci Roofscapes

 

"Too many to choose just one building, but I'd definitely pick a historic hotel, like the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec or the Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone National Park."

Mike Ward
Northeast Regional Manager, DaVinci Roofscapes

 

"Absolutely The White House. By upgrading to a DaVinci slate roof this famous building would benefit from the technical advances that make it a long-lasting, eco-friendly roof."

Kate Smith
Chief Color Maven, Sensational Color

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Featured Project - Wichita, Kansas

This year the Sunflower Travel Group's building needed a roof replacement, so they turned to Heiland Roofing & Exteriors for some recommendations. Heiland has installed dozens of DaVinci polymer shake roofs in the Wichita area, many of them because of nasty storms that have come through the area in the last couple of years. For this building, they installed Bellaforté Shake in the Tahoe Blend. Bellaforté Shake has the authentic appearance of jumbo cedar shakes, but without the hassle of yearly maintenance, mold/algae growth, damage due to wind and hail, or any of the other problems that natural cedar shakes have through out their (short) lifespan. This means that the roof can go up, and stay up, without much upkeep burdening the business owners.  

Heiland Roofing & Exteriors
316-686-8200
www.heilandroofing.com

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Historic Lighthouse Gets Durable New DaVinci Roof

Constructed in 1838, the Salmon River Lighthouse in Pulaski, N.Y. has survived more than 175 challenging winters. Located at the convergence of the Salmon River and Lake Ontario, this sturdy stone structure (also known as the Selkirk Lighthouse) was elected to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

Polymer SlateThroughout its long history, the lighthouse (which can now be rented for overnight stays), depended on an assortment of roofs to help protect it from gale force winds, snow, sleet and torrential rains. (See When the Winds Blow ... )

"Weather conditions at the lighthouse take a hard toll on roofs," says Mike Barnell, representing the family owners of the lighthouse and adjacent marina property. "The 1990s asphalt roof was simply worn out. We started thinking about replacing it a few years ago. That's when I discovered composite roofing. The durability of synthetic roofing has a strong appeal to us given the brutal exposure the lighthouse has to Lake Ontario weather conditions."

After researching roofing options, Barnell selected Multi-Width Slate roofing from DaVinci Roofscapes.

"We chose this composite roofing for more than just its exceptional resilience," says Barnell. "We feel it's an important design element for the lighthouse and the roofing projects planned for new construction projects on the property. We're looking forward to adding a restaurant, shoreside structures supporting the marina operations and additional cottages."

To complement the stone walls of the lighthouse, the owners selected DaVinci's Brownstone blend and requested Dark Purple tiles be added to create a custom color.

"The Selkirk Lighthouse needed many repairs when our families acquired the property," says Barnell. "The roof was a priority for us since we needed to protect the structure itself from rain, snow and winds coming off Lake Ontario.

"We identified the custom color blend and composite slate we wanted to use in the summer of 2015. By then however, the weather was already turning so we put the project off until this year. Now that the reroofing project is complete, it's comforting to know that the Selkirk Lighthouse will be protected by its new DaVinci roof until well after the lighthouse's 200th anniversary in 2038."

 

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Take a Mulligan on Your Roof

Don't you wish you could sometimes "take a mulligan?" If you're looking for the right time to have a "do over" on your roof, then today's your day --- it's National Mulligan Day!

This is the day to give yourself --- and your roof --- a second chance at making each other happy.

Class A Fire RatedWhether you're considering a new roof because your old one has failed and is leaking, or if it just doesn't help the curb appeal of your home, now is the time to research options ... like synthetic roofing from DaVinci Roofscapes.

Sometimes in life you're forced to have a "do-over" on your roof. That's what happened to Harry Leist, owner of Olde Liberty Station restaurant in Virginia. When a fire destroyed his renovated 1890 train-station-turned-restaurant, Leist decided to rebuild -- and do away with the heavy slate tiles that were on the original structure.

The fire in 2009 had Leist thinking that man -made polymer slate tiles with a Class A fire rating would be a good option for the rebuild.

"This roof is terrific --- it looks the same as it did the day the job was finished," says Leist. "Our Bellaforté imitation slate roof has held up extremely well despite some really high winds of more than 50 mph along with some truly deep snowfalls we experienced here in Virginia during the past seven years.

"There are no leaks or any other problems with our roof. If I had to make this decision all over again, I would do the same thing. The DaVinci composite slate roof looks terrific and does what it's supposed to do."

If you're ready to "take a mulligan" on your roof, contact us at DaVinci Roofscapes. And, to learn more about other successful re-roofing products, see Condo Community Chooses Impact- and Fire-Resistant DaVinci Polymer Roofing Tiles and Out of the Mouths of Contractors.

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Five Years Later: Report on DaVinci Slate Roof

When Rob and Holly Fanjoy moved to Maine five years ago they looked up ... and saw that their new home absolutely needed a new roof.

Given the harsh winter weather Maine gets each year, they knew a reliable roof was needed. They selected a Multi-Width Slate roof in a Vineyard blend from DaVinci Roofscapes. (See Maine Challenge)

 

After five tough winters, we checked in with homeowner Rob Fanjoy to see how his synthetic slate roofing has held up.

Q: What type of weather conditions has your roof been exposed to since 2011?

Fanjoy: The weather in Maine has been atypical the past several years. A bitterly cold winter with several feet of snow would be followed by a cool summer with drenching rains. The next winter was very icy, followed by a brutally hot and humid summer. Through it all, our imitation slate roof has held up perfectly and retains its beautiful appearance.

 

Q: You researched DaVinci roofs quite a bit before making your roof selection. Has the DaVinci product lived up to your expectations?

Fanjoy: No. Actually, it has exceeded our expectations. We set the expectation bar very high for this roof. The performance and aesthetics are top-notch and we have absolutely zero complaints.

 

Q: What would you say to someone asking your opinion on whether or not to invest in a DaVinci roof?

Fanjoy: I would wholeheartedly recommend a DaVinci roof to anyone looking to replace their old roof --- and I often have! I tell them the initial higher cost is more than worth it when you factor in the durability, worry-free performance and fantastic curb appeal. The beauty and longevity of these synthetic slate shingles make them a great bargain!

 

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Roofing Magic: Transformation of Historic Roof with Modern Materials

As the new owners of a 137-year old home in Mt. Airy, Pa., the Nasratullah family knew the original terra cotta roof had to go. They hesitated, not wanting to give up the historic look of the roof, but it was in bad shape. That's when they learned about synthetic roofing materials.

"A very good friend has composite roofing tiles installed at his home and he highly recommended his roofer and the product," says Ahsan Nasratullah. "We selected the Sonora blend of terracotta and clay colors to replicate the original tiles that were still on the roof."

 

Replacing the old roof tiles took time and patience. The original tile roofing had to be stripped down and disposed of and the entire project took nine months to complete.

"After handling the countless issues with the roof structure itself, installing the DaVinci Roofscapes synthetic slate tile was a breeze," says Rich Bennett with Bennett Construction. "Our team was able to tackle all these challenges and bring the home back to its former glory. This home now represents the perfect combination of old world construction and modern materials."

For more information on synthetic slate shingles, see Choosing Polymer Slate Tiles Over Real Slate Roofing Shingles.

          

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Polymer Roofing vs. Slate, Shake, Asphalt, Clay and Concrete

 

Durable: able to exist for a long time without significant deterioration; lasting.

There you have it. Webster's Dictionary has defined synthetic roofing from DaVinci Roofscapes for us.

Our cedar shake alternative and imitation slate tiles are manufactured to last --- and they're backed by a lifetime limited warranty.

Interested in how our durable, impact- and fire-resistant polymer roofing compares to other real and man-made products? Here's a fast look at the pros and cons of some competitive roofing products:

NATURAL SLATE:

            Pros: Doesn't burn; strong durability
            Cons: Heavy and brittle; requires beefy rafters and skilled roofers for installation; expensive

REAL SHAKE:

            Pros: Turns colors and fades when exposed to the sun; lightweight
            Cons: Vulnerable to fire, hail and moss growth; short lifespan; can crack and split

ASPHALT:

            Pros: Lightweight; inexpensive; fast to install
            Cons: Sheds granules; short lifespan; thin shadow lines

CLAY:

            Pros: Fireproof; long life span
            Cons: Heavy; brittle; expensive; requires heavy rafters and skilled roofers for installation

CONCRETE:

            Pros: Fireproof; unaffected by the sun; many shapes
            Cons: Heavy; vulnerable to freezing weather

Naturally we're firm believers in composite roofing for durability. You will be too once you hear how we make our polymer roof tiles.

Each shingle starts with pellets of colored plastic polymer blended with ultraviolet inhibitors and fire retardants. The mix is heated into a liquid state and then injected into a hot steel mold. Next, up to 1,000 tons of hydraulic pressure produces a tile of uniform density with a crisp, flawless profile.

That tile pops out of the press, is cooled, inspected and collated by color blend before being shipped. Want to see this operation in action? Here's our plant tour video:

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After the Storm ... Synthetic Roofing

Art Reichert remembers clearly the tornado that hit his Illinois community a few years ago.

"The roof peeled off my home like a house of cards falling," says Reichert, a resident in the Prestwick community in Frankfurt, Ill. "It was amazing to see the devastation to our area."

Polymer SlateAfter the storm, Reichert started searching for a replacement roofing product to help protect his 12,000 square foot home. That's when he learned about composite slate roofing from DaVinci Roofscapes.

"Art was looking for a synthetic slate roof that preserved the character of his house," says Scott Owen, president of Owen Enterprises and the roof installer for the project. "There were numerous extruded concrete roof tiles missing and damage to his roof from where the falling tiles had been lifted and displaced by the tornado.

"He especially liked the authentic look of the DaVinci Single-Width slate, the reflectivity and lightweight aspects of the product. I've installed more than 30 DaVinci roofs in the past 15 years, so I know it's a good product. Plus it's Made in America, which is important to us so we can support the U.S. economy."

Owen recalls using body harnesses and an articulating boom (a type of mobile crane) to tackle the roofing project at Reichert's home. Along with proper safety precautions he offers this tip to other roofers: "Watch the DaVinci installation videos and look at the installation manuals on their website," says Owen. "These are very useful and can help save you time on the jobsite."

In a unique twist to this story, Reichert served on the board when the Prestwick community decided to replace the old roof on their club house this year. He made the recommendation for Bellaforté Shake roofing from DaVinci ... so now he's not the only one in the neighborhood with durable synthetic roofing overhead!

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Modern Roofing Materials Give New Life to Historic Home

Challenge: How do you recapture the vibrancy of a Terra Cotta roof after it has deteriorated on a home for more than a century?

Solution: Install a Sonora-VariBlend Single-Width Slate roof that combines three colors of slate: Medium Terracotta, Dark Terracotta and Light Clay.

Slate AlternativeAs the fifth owners of the 137-year old home in Mt. Airy, Pennsylvania, the Nasratullah family was searching for a new roof that would complement the design of their historic home. The solution came when they listened to roofer Rich Bennett's suggestion of using DaVinci Roofscapes.

"A very good friend used Rich to install DaVinci roofing tiles at his home close to our house and highly recommended his company," says Ahsan Nasratullah. "We selected the Sonora blend to replicate the Terra Cotta colored tiles that were still on the roof. The majority of the roof was original with some areas replaced and maintained by previous owners. It was a hodge podge collection.

"Now the new synthetic slate roofing complements the house in a way the original architect had intended."

Replacing the old roof took time and patience. The original roof had to be stripped down and disposed of ... and structural nightmares beneath the roofing tile had to be addressed. Between the structural remodeling, weather, detail and copper roof work, working on a turret, and the simulated slate roof installation, it took nine months for the completion of the project.

"After handling the countless issues with the roof structure itself, installing the DaVinci tile was a breeze," says Rich Bennett with Bennett Construction. "Our team has a combined 60 years of roofing experience, so we were able to tackle these challenges and bring the home back to its former glory.

"This home now represents the perfect combination of old world construction and modern materials."

Can't get enough of colorful roofing systems? Then see Red, Red Roof and Is that a Peacock on the Roof?

 

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Virgin Versus Recycled Roofing Tiles

Have you ever wondered why DaVinci Roofscapes uses only virgin polymer for our field tiles?

Virgin polymers are consistent. They're the purest form of plastic so we know we can control the quality of our field roofing tiles when using virgin polymers.

It's important to know that every time plastic is reheated or reformed, it loses some of its strength and performance predictability. By using only virgin polymers, we can control the quality of imitation slate and composite shake roofing tiles that we sell. Take a walk through our manufacturing process in the video below.


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All of our incoming raw materials at DaVinci are thoroughly tested and must match our stringent specifications or we don't use the product. Knowing that our pure polymer makes the best looking and performing composite roofing tiles, we don't settle for less than the best. This is what makes DaVinci stand above the rest of the roofing manufacturers in our industry.

For our starter tiles (which are generic in color and hidden under field tiles on the roof) we do use recycled content. But, we only use product recycled at our own facility, so we're not bringing in outside product.

 

 

For these starter tiles, we sort our scrap regrind into different color batches. Then we regrind this scrap and produce our starter tiles. By only using our own product in recycling, we know there's only a one-step generation of recycling, and the original pieces that are going into our starter tiles were made according to our quality standards.

Interested in learning more about virgin and recycled plastics? There's a great article on the DeepRoot website that can provide you with details. Click HERE for a fast link!

And, to learn more about our comprehensive recycling capabilities at DaVinci, see 2016 Earth Day: DaVinci Roofscapes Recycled 800,000 Pounds of Polymer Last Year.

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Featured Project - Pebble Beach, CA

California wildfires have been all over the news these last few months. In June, fires in Monterey County burned down dozens of homes and thousands of acres as firefighters fought to save homes and preserve land. As people start to rebuild, many more are facing a reality that non-fire rated exterior building products just aren't going to be an acceptable option anymore. 

DaVinci Roofscapes polymer slate and shake roofing products are Class A Fire Rated. This means that our products have undergone extensive fire testing using the ASTM E 108 test standard at the Class A Level, which is the best available for roofing products. Our VP of Technical Services, Tim Gentry, writes more about this test which you can read here

This project was recently installed by Denison Roofing and is located in Pebble Beach, California. The product is Bellaforté Slate in the Castle Gray color blend. 

Denison Roofing
831-659-4677

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Why DaVinci for a Roof Replacement?

If you're a regular reader of our blogs, you know by now that DaVinci is a smart choice for roofing. Our products resist severe weather, impact, high winds, hail and flame spread. And, our realistic-looking slate and shake roofing tiles come in 50 colors plus an assortment of color blends.

Those are all great reasons to invest in composite roofing. Now let us give you some more.

Polymer Roof TilesAccording to Mark Dalrymple, president of Butcher and Butcher Construction in Michigan, the lightweight aspect of DaVinci products should be considered when thinking about a roof replacement.

"In comparison to natural slate, the DaVinci slate products would be a smart decision on existing structures that are not built to support the weight of natural slate," says Dalrymple. "Also, when a project is budget-driven, DaVinci is a great selection for its lower installation costs.

"Natural slate can be more time consuming with sorting of the sizes and colors, and also with cutting of the slates. The ease of installing DaVinci slate tiles straight out of the bundle with presorted colors and having the bundles presorted for rain line space really can save costs and time in comparison to natural slate."

Not to worry if you're looking at synthetic shake shingles from DaVinci. Dalrymple says that the DaVinci composite shakes are also a great choice in place of natural cedar roofing on many projects.

"DaVinci shake products do not require the individual coursing felt that natural cedar shakes do," says Dalrymple. "This cuts out some material costs and eliminates one step in the installation process.

"The presorted shake bundles can really save on time, and the marked fastening points help make fastener installation quick and correct. Finally, with the lifetime limited warranty, the DaVinci shakes will last much longer than most cedar roof systems."

Still not convinced? See How Could Imitation Slate Be Better Than the Real Thing?

 

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To Stagger, or Not to Stagger ... That is the Question

Straight, staggered or custom staggered. What's your preference?

When purchasing DaVinci Roofscapes synthetic slate roofing tiles, it's important to determine before ordering your composite slate shingles exactly what type of coursing you plan to have on a roof. That's because the coursing can affect the amount of product needed along with the overall appearance of the roof.

A quick education can help you know the differences between the coursing options.

Straight Coursing is when a roofer snaps a chalk line on the underlayment and then installs every tile on the line. The first course of slates is laid directly on the starter tiles. The simulated slate roofing tiles should be laid out directly as they come out of the bundle (also known as rack-style, stairstepping or pyramiding) to prevent the same size shingle from being placed on top of another.

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Staggered Coursing is when a roofer snaps the chalk line (again on the underlayment and not on the tiles) and then "drops" every other tile down an inch. The alternating placement of the tiles makes them appear staggered.

Slate Alternative

 

Custom (or Double) Coursing can be achieved when a roofer creates their own staggered look. They may start by snapping a chalk line as the beginning location and then drop tiles down every inch (or even two) in a random manner.

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A few key notes about coursing:

  • Bellaforté Slate tiles cannot be staggered; they have to be placed in a straight course. That's because the tiles are self-aligning.
  • Never use red chalk. It may permanently discolor the polymer slate.(See Using The Right Color Chalk Line Makes a Difference)
  • For more installation details, view our installation guides by clicking HERE.

 

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Colorful Imitation Slate Shingles from DaVinci

Go ahead and imagine it ... a new composite slate roof sitting atop your home. Now close your eyes. What colors do you imagine for your polymer slate roof?

Whether your answer is Dark Gray, Light New Cedar or even Dark Violet ... at DaVinci Roofscapes we offer 50 standard roofing colors to make your dreams come true.

Designer Roof

 

One of the most fun elements for homeowners when purchasing new synthetic slate roof shingles is picking a color that works well with their home exterior. Our color expert, Kate Smith with Sensational Color, offers great advice on how to select the color that's right for your home (see Top Tips from Color Expert Kate Smith and "Top Down" Color Message from Kate Smith).

One of our key tips is to look at your home from the "top down" to determine a color that will serve as the perfect accent for your home's style. Don't know how to start? Then download our free e-guide: FRESH Color Schemes For Your Home Exterior.  There are lots of color options in the booklet that match up with different styles of homes. Best of all, we take you from the top of your house down to the lawn, so you get color recommendations for your roof, siding, shutters, door and trim!

Here's another tip: you don't have to select just one of our 50 colors. Our blends of two or more colors are especially popular because they add visual depth and character to the roof. For example, a Bellaforté Slate roof in the European-VariBlend includes Light Gray, Medium Gray, Dark Gray and Dark Purple. Or, you could select an imitation slate roof in a bright Sonora blend of Light Terracotta, Medium Terracotta, Dark Terracotta, Light Clay and Dark Clay!

Whichever color (or colors!) you select for your DaVinci polymer slate roof, we're here to make the process a colorful and fun experience. Visit our Color & Inspiration section of our website for more color assistance and ideas!

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EcoBlend Roof Meets Needs of California Homeowner

When it came time to move from San Francisco to Pebble Beach, Calif., the Hines were uttering the famous real estate mantra: location, location, location.

Cool Roof ShinglesThe couple fell in love with a home that had the perfect location, but needed lots of work ... probably more work than they expected.

Even though the home was just 31 years old, it had sat abandoned for several years. As a result, it required new floors, landscaping, windows, fencing and a roof. And that's just for starters.

"The old cedar shingles were in terrible shape," says Ray Hines. "They were turned up like potato chips, falling off and rotting."

Hines headed to a roofer he trusted --- Bob Denison with Denison Roofing --- for advice.

"The owners wanted to change the look of the roof and asked for my advice," says Denison. "I explained that the best product they could select would be a Bellaforté Slate roof from DaVinci Roofscapes. I've installed this synthetic roofing product in the past with great success."

To help make their home more energy efficient, the Hines selected the Castle Gray-EcoBlend product that is ENERGY STAR® rated and has been approved by the Cool Roof Rating Council to reflect sunlight and heat away from a home. All six EcoBlend color blends offered by DaVinci also meet Title 24 requirements in California. (See DaVinci Roofscapes Introduces Four New EcoBlend Colors for Cool Roofs)

"We're glad we listened to our roofer," says Hines. "The team at Denison Roofing did a terrific job and we love the new roof. Many of our neighbors have complemented it and we'd strongly recommend this good-looking, hard-working roofing product!"     

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Featured Project - Fort Worth, TX

Polymer SlateThe hail storms of 2016, while certainly a burden for many, are also an opportunity for people to replace their low impact rated roof (asphalt, slate, shake, tile, etc) with a Class 4 Impact Rated composite slate or shake roofing tile. Are you affected by a recent hail storm? Our advice - have patience. Tim Gentry, our VP of Technical Services and a long time roofing contractor, points out that just because your roof has been totaled in a storm, doesn't mean it is going to leak the next time it rains. The reality is, you likely have time to do your research and find a good, local installer to do you roof. Things are heating up in Texas where recent storms have homeowners looking for a contractor, researching roofing materials, and looking at going through this process all over again. This project was recently installed by Texas Tile Roofing out of Fort Worth, and for it they went with Single-Width Slate in the Slate Gray color blend. Thank you for sharing with us TTR! 

Texas Tile Roofing
817-838-6100
www.texastileroofing.com 

 

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