Vilas, North Carolina is a rustic community so our synthetic cedar shake products fit right in. Contractor Stacy Stines Roofing has installed several roofs in this area and is pleased with the results, as recapped in a recent interview. Some highlights:
What do you like about DaVinci? Color blends? Shape of tiles? Performance?
I love everything about it. I love the profile and the depth it offers, especially from the ground. I like that you can bend the tiles slightly and lift them up if you need to and not worry about them cracking or breaking. I like the ridge cap because it covers a lot more and it's bendable.
In one of the gated communities we work in, they only allow one style and color blend - they allow DaVinci Shake in Tahoe and we are required to use the stagger pattern.
What advantages are there to installing composite shake versus natural shake?
Well, the weather here is #1. We get as much as rain and as we do sun. With the amount of trees we have around, natural wood roofs constantly stay wet and never dry out. So there are a lot of bug problems as a result. We have carpenter ants and a lot of times, when we tear off an old wood roof, the roof is crawling with them, but not with DaVinci because it doesn't absorb water.
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Stacy Stines Roofing