Installing DaVinci Tiles With No Waste

I often get calls from contractors about how much waste they should add to their bid when figuring multi-width DaVinci Slate or DaVinci Simulated Shake roofing products. Although I don't know how often I'm believed, my answer is "there is no waste on a hip roof and one square for every 100 lineal feet of valley on a gable roof". Installing DaVinci tiles with no waste is a huge competitive advantage when compared with other steep slope systems where 10% or more waste factor is common. 

I have already discussed how to use a combination of our plastic slate tiles to avoid waste on gable ends in a previous tip. Another way to avoid waste is when cutting tiles for valleys. When I cut tiles for valleys I find the correct angle and cut all my tiles with a circular saw. 

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I then use all the valley cuts shown on the right in my valleys and then the cuts  that are leftover are the perfect angle to use to finish the hips. Not only does this save material but it also saves time. 

 

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Name: BOB BRUCE
Time: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

ON WASTE ON DA VINCI SLATE ON A HIP ROOF . HOW DOES YOUR THEORY HOLD UP WHEN ROOF SURFACE IS A TRAPEZOID 5.5LF AT RIDGE,11LF AT EAVE 13LF AT HIP AND 10LF AT VALLEY.
Name: DaVinci Roofscapes
Time: Monday, June 16, 2014

Bob,

My thought is that there is nearly always a hip that corresponds with each valley cut. In that case there is no waste. If the angle that the valley tile is cut does not have a corresponding hip, the amount you cut is waste. Based on the measurements we have been provided the valley cuts are steeper than the hip cuts. Certainly some but not all of the hip cuts could be used. Also, seeing that you have 3 linear feet more of hip than valley you will need additional pieces. 1 bundle should be enough to address the additional needs.

Zach Stopyro
National Senior Technical Services Manager DaVinci Roofscapes, LLC zstopyro@davinciroofscapes.com
Name: Miguel Ramirez
Time: Thursday, April 23, 2015

I have a roofing company and one of my contractors wants to install a Da Vinci Bella fonte titles, is there any website where I can watch a video of how to install it . Thanks for your time.
Name: DaVinci Roofscapes
Time: Monday, April 27, 2015

Hi Miguel,

We do have installation videos online on our youtube channel. Here'a link to our Bellaforte Installation video: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBrSpC4CjdbIoaf32uCsXCYtGY2ODsXML

As well, please visit our Professional Toolbox on our website - we have several installation instruction documents on this page: http://www.davinciroofscapes.com/professional/contractor/installation-details/

And always feel free to call our Customer Service department for additional assistance.

Best of luck!
The DaVinci Roofscapes Team

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