Visit Booth #1275 at IRE!

Looking for the best of the best at IRE next week? Then stop by the DaVinci Roofscapes booth #1275 to see our newest polymer slate roofing profiles. As a bonus, we're previewing new EcoBlend colors that will be available by mid-March.

Why should you spend time at the DaVinci Roofscapes booth? Because seeing is believing.  Come see the newly-enhanced slate profile on our Single-Width Slate 12-inch tile, Multi-Width Slate and Bellaforté Slate polymer roofing tiles. When you see first-hand the depth of the profiles, the shadow lines and the realistic look of slate, you'll be convinced that these synthetic slate tiles will look great on your next project.

"These new profiles offer exceptional curb appeal value to a home or commercial project," says Ray Rosewall, CEO and president of DaVinci Roofscapes. "When looking up at a roof with these tiles it's difficult for someone to differentiate between these synthetic slate profiles and real slate."

Don't forget ... February 17 - 19, when you get to the West Hall at the Orange County Convention Center, head to booth #1275. You'll be glad you did!

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Featured Project of the Year - EPIC Exteriors

We're on week three (of four) of blogs showing off the four Featured Projects of the Year leading up to this year's International Roofing Expo (Click HERE to see week one and HERE to see week two). Up this week is a home located in the exclusive city of Mission Hills, Kansas installed by EPIC Exteriors out of Kansas City. This home was one of the first in the area to use our newest color blend, Smokey Gray. Smokey Gray was introduced last year as the 50th color added to our color line, and provides a classic look in the Single-Width Slate. 

This home also has an architectural detail you don't see every day - a turret. At DaVinci Roofscapes we know turrets can be labor intensive, so we offer the option of a custom turret package. With the custom package the contractor sends us the measurements of the turret and we custom cut each piece and create a layout for a more detailed installation guide. 

Come by booth # 1275 at the IRE February 17-19th to see this project, along with the other three winners, featured in our booth! Congratulations EPIC Exteriors! 

EPIC Exteriors
913-712-8342
www.epicexteriorskc.com

 

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10-Story High Steeple Gets New DaVinci Slate Roof

Third-generation steeplejack Tony Stratton loves a challenging church roof project. So, when he was contacted to install DaVinci Multi-Width Slate roofing tiles on the 110-foot tall steeple on St. Mary's Catholic Church in Independence, Missouri, he jumped at the chance.

Fake Slate"We're an 'old school trade' with one foot in the past and one foot in the future," says Stratton, owner of Inspired Heights out of Rockford, Illinois. "We combine the techniques of long-ago with the technologies of today. This allows us to offer a less invasive, more affordable restoration for church roofs and steeples."

The non-intrusiveness of Inspired Heights is exactly what appealed to Rev. Matthew Bartulica. "We didn't want scaffolding or a crane to obscure the steeple during the re-roofing," says Rev. Bartulica of St. Mary's. "Inspired Heights did it the old fashioned way --- they used pulleys and ropes. That saved on our budget and just 'felt right' for this project."

According to Stratton, this was the first time his company had used DaVinci Roofscapes composite roofing tiles for a church project, but it won't be the last.

"We've installed real slate on lots of churches and found that it's heavy and awkward to mount," says Stratton. "The DaVinci slate product has a natural slate look, plus it was lighter in weight and came in different widths, adding to its natural look, unlike other comparable products. We were grateful that we didn't have to worry about the tiles 'curling' like other synthetic tiles because the ridging in the back of each tile helped keep it more stable.

"We're impressed with the DaVinci roofing and hope to use it again in the future. It's a great example of what we like to refer to as matching up modern technological advances for products with our old school steeplejack trade."

Looking for more examples of synthetic slate roofing and polymer shake on churches? See  Praying for a New DaVinci Roof and Steeple People.

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Bad News for Cupid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mother Nature Hired as Head Designer at DaVinci Roofscapes

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

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

Polymer Slate Roof

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

Fake Cedar Shake

 

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

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

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

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DaVinci Synthetic Slate Roofing Tops Off Nursing Education Center at Thomas Edison State College

When the doors open at the Nursing Education Center at Thomas Edison State College in early 2016, students, faculty and area residents will be impressed with how well the new three-story structure fits into the overall campus design. Capping off the $26.2 million building sits a single-width slate polymer roof from DaVinci Roofscapes.

Polymer Slate Roof"We needed to reduce the weight and costs of the roof installation on the new Nursing Education Center, so we specified a polymer slate product," says Stephen Doyle, AIA, LEED AP with Clarke Caton Hintz in Trenton, N.J. "We were looking for a material with good roof reflectance values since the project is seeking LEED certification. And, we were looking for a product with exceptional warranties. DaVinci Roofscapes delivered all of these features and benefits.

"The DaVinci slate shingles have helped add a sense of timelessness to the project and fit well within the historic context of this site. We found they have the thickest profile simulating traditional slate roofing --- better than other polymer slate products we've seen. The color options also allowed us to identify the Castle Gray-VariBlend of two shades of gray. This coordinates very well for this project and location."

For installation of the designer roof, the team turned to Advanced Roofing and Sheet Metal Company, professionals at commercial roofing projects in the north and central New Jersey areas.

"Our crew of six completed the polymer slate roofing installation in October," says Jake Arnold, project manager with Advanced Roofing and Sheet Metal Co. out of Bellville, N.J. "We've installed several other DaVinci roofs in the past, so we knew the quality of the product we were working with on this structure.

"We take our time to get it right on every roofing project.  This one was no exception. The reward is at the end. We look up at this beautiful roof now and know that it will proudly reflect our workmanship, the quality of the roofing product and the overall design of the Nursing Education Center."

Sustainable roofing by DaVinci can be found on other campuses across the country. See "Fighting Irish" Fan of DaVinci Polymer Slate Roof and DaVinci Slate Roofs Specified on Washburn University Buildings.

 

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110,000 Flood Las Vegas

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

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

Fake SlateDesigner RoofFake Cedar Shake

 

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

 

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

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Composite Slate Roofing Tops St. Louis Estate

Roof envy.  That's what neighbors have for a stunning DaVinci Multi-Width Slate roof on the estate of a St. Louis homeowner.

Installed by Duration Construction, the custom blend of simulated slate roofing includes 25% Slate Gray, 20% Light Gray, 20% Dark Stone, 20% Green Stone and 15% Dark Purple. The distinctive custom blend was requested by the homeowners to get the exact look they desired.

"One of the unique aspects of working with DaVinci Roofscapes is that people are not locked in to any dictated color choices," says Shawn Wittenberg, president of Duration Construction. "There are 50 colors to choose from and DaVinci can easily create a custom blend like they did for this project. That means our customers are always happy with their roofing choices." (See 3 Reasons A Custom Color Could Be The Best Choice For Your Project)

 

Designer Roof

 

For this estate, Wittenberg and his team installed DaVinci slate alternative roofing materials on three structures on the property: the main house including two wings, the pool house and a barn. They replaced a different roof system that was cracking, breaking and had severe color fade issues.

"I've installed more than 40 DaVinci roofs over the years and I'm certain these homeowners will be happy with these synthetic slate shingles," says Wittenberg. "I've found that DaVinci products hold up extremely well compared to all the other brands I've used in the past. Most importantly, I've never had a single call back with any problems with a DaVinci roof.  That speaks volumes for the quality and durability of the product.

"I stick with DaVinci composite roofing products for many reasons. Tops on my list is that it looks amazing, it's easy to install and homeowners have a lifetime warranty on the materials!"

 

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Featured Project - Heber City, UT

Polymer slate roofing materials by DaVinci Roofscapes have been used on many high end multi-family homes. One thing the HOA usually can agree on is that both our slate and shake products have an exceptionally realistic appearance, and with our proven track record, are durable and long lasting.

This new construction multi-family project was installed by On Top Roofing out of Park City, UT and is located in beautiful Heber City, Utah. The product used was Multi-Width Slate in the Slate Gray color blend. Multi-Width Slate comes with 12", 10", 9", 7" and 6" tiles and in 12 standard color blends. Each bundle is blended at the factory for size and for color so the installer doesn't have to do as much hand sorting at the job site. 

On Top Roofing
435-615-8669
http://www.ontoproofing.net

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We're Vegas Bound for IBS! Are You?

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Class A Fire Rated Roof Atop Ohio Hospital

When checking into a hospital room, some patients might "check out" the bed controls or TV remote. These days, patients at Mount Carmel New Albany in Ohio are more likely to check out the imitation slate roof above the two-story facility.

In May of 2015 the hospital had a new Bellaforté Slate roof in Smokey Gray installed. Housing 60 patient rooms and eight operating rooms, Mount Carmel New Albany specializes in outpatient and inpatient orthopedic, neurologic and musculoskeletal care. The 117,668 square feet of the hospital are now topped by DaVinci Roofscapes roofing tiles that add both an element of aesthetic appeal and safety to the structure.

Fake Slate Roof  Polymer Roofing Tiles

 

Bellaforté Slate and synthetic shake roofing tiles are ideal for commercial structures like hotels, restaurants and hospitals. The composite roofing has achieved a Class A Rating for fire retardance in the ASTME E 108 fire test and withstands straight line winds up to 110 mph in the ASTM D 3161 test. The polymer roof tiles also resist impact, severe weather conditions and wind-driven rain. (See Tests Done on Bellaforté Slate)

Next time you're "checking in" to a hospital, look up ... and first check out the roof! 

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Picking the Brain of a Roofing Expert

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q: What about homeowner insurance discounts?

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

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

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

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Roofs Sell Roofs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fat-Free Composite Roofing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Fake Slate

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

FAke Cedar Shake

 

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

 

 

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DaVinci Roofscapes Synthetic Slate Tiles Predicted to be a Hit at 2016 IBS

Plan to stop by booth C2136 during the 2016 International Builders' Show in Las Vegas next month to view the full selection of newly-enhanced slate tiles from DaVinci Roofscapes.

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

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

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

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

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

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Realistic Profile Imitation Slate Tiles

Patios. Walkways. Stairs. Flooring. To us, this sounds like a good use for real slate. But for roofs? No way.

As you might guess, real slate is very, very heavy. Plus, it has a tendency to be brittle and crack or break --- especially if hail pounds down on it or a tree limb crashes onto it.

So, before you ask a roofing contractor to bid on the back-breaking (and rafter-bending) project of installing real slate roof tiles on your home, think about a slate alternative.

DaVinci Roofscapes offers three different imitation slate shingles. Each one is Class A Fire Rated, resists impact and damage from hail and severe weather, and is backed by a lifetime limited materials warranty. Our simulated slate roofing also comes in a multitude of colors and color blends to complement the style of your house. Whether you prefer basic black or a blend of several colors, we have the polymer slate for your home! (See Which DaVinci Slate is Right for My Home)

Now available with even more realistic slate profiles, here are the slate lightweight roofing solutions offered by DaVinci:

Fake Slate

 

DaVinci Multi-Width Slate: Our multi-width profile comes in 12", 10", 9", 7" and 6" widths. Bundles of the fake slate tiles arrive at the job site pre-sorted by color and size, eliminating on-site sorting and guesswork.

DaVinci Single-Width Slate: Single-width synthetic slate roofing tiles come in a consistent 12" tile width that provides the beauty of a clean, simple design.

Bellaforté Slate: Our 12" wide Bellaforté Slate tiles include a leading edge tab that helps secure every slate shingle to the next to improve wind performance. The snap-fit tiles also create a built-in rain gutter. 

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Showtime! Imitation Slate Roof Takes Center Stage

Break out the popcorn and settle in for a double feature!

Tim Carter, founder of AsktheBuilder.com has completed the installation of his imitation slate roof using DaVinci Roofscapes Single-Width Slate tiles.  We've followed Tim through his headaches with his old aging and problematic asphalt shingles (see Roof Busters! and Roofing Dreams Do Come True) and now he's sharing his finished roofing project with us.

See video #4 that gives an overview of Tim's new slate alternative roof:


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And then, for your double feature viewing, check out the final video showcasing the completed project:


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"This is a stunning fake slate roof that I'm proud to have on my home," says Carter. "Everyone coming up our driveway stops and stares.  They can't believe it's not real quarried slate.

"We live in New Hampshire, which is nicknamed 'the granite state.' This slate alternative roof looks so perfect that it beats any real stone I've ever seen! And, we're thrilled that it comes with a lifetime limited materials warranty so we'll never have to worry about our roof again!"

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Polymer Slates --- Easy as 1-2-3

Click HERE  (or watch video below) to see how Tim Carter, with AsktheBuilder.com, explains his new DaVinci Roofscapes Single-Width Slate roof.

According to Tim, it's as easy as 1-2-3 ... first there's the starter shingle, then a DaVinci composite slate shingle and then hip shingles. Tim installed the synthetic roof shingles himself and he's proud of his journey from being an asphalt shingle roof homeowner to a composite slate roof homeowner.

"When people drive up to our house, the first thing they ask us is what kind of roof we added," says Carter. "This is a stunning transformation. This new polymer slate roof is attractive and eye-catching.  Best of all, I know it will last us for decades to come!"

See the first two videos on Tim's journey by clicking HERE and see what he has to say about DaVinci products at Roofing Dreams Do Come True.

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Listening to What Homeowners Say About DaVinci Roofscapes

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

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

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

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