A big thank you to Mark of Northrup Remodeling for letting us interview him for our blog!
How'd you first discover DaVinci?
A local rep contacted us about the DaVinci product back in 2006 and we were intrigued immediately by it’s looks and it’s longevity.
What do you like about DaVinci? Color blends? Shape of tiles? Performance? Which DaVinci products do you like? Do you have a favorite color blend?
We do a lot of high end roofing and exterior projects and DaVinci has been a great way to provide a slate look without having to have the roofing structure re-engineered. I prefer the multi-width slate in the “brownstone classic” because these colors feel more natural and subtle. We also get a fair amount of hail in Minneapolis and we love that DaVinci has a Class 4 impact rating as well as a 50-year warranty.
What's the biggest thing that homeowners say to you about DaVinci?
Homeowners love the look of DaVinci and that it will be the last roof that they will ever have to put on their home. It’s a classic look that will last a lifetime.
Why do you like DaVinci?
I like that DaVinci has come up with a solution in providing an impeccable look with outstanding durability, this is a product that we can install with complete confidence. When we walk away from a DaVinci job we understand that we have just provided our homeowner with a roofing solution that will provide a beautiful classic look with a 50-year warranty that we can stand behind.
Are there homeowners that you wouldn't recommend DaVinci to?
I believe that there’s a DaVinci roof that can be complimentary to any style of home. With the options that are available, DaVinci can be affordable to just about everyone.
What DaVinci products have you worked with?
We have worked with all of the DaVinci products, from the multi-width slate to the shake. We love the versatility that comes with DaVinci
What other roofing products do you install?
We install Slate, Cedar, Spanish tile, concrete tile, standing seam and asphalt. DaVinci has been a great addition to the products that we offer.
How long have you been in the roofing business?
I personally have been in the roofing business for 26 years and started Northrup Roofing and Exteriors 11 years ago. I was pleased to see a product like DaVinci come into our market so we could provide our homeowners with an alternative to a costly and very heavy slate roof.
Do you have a favorite DaVinci job? In other words, a favorite house or building where you installed DaVinci? Why is it your favorite? Could you send photos so we can include them in the post?
One of the better looking jobs that we completed was in Minneapolis. It was a multi-width slate black that we installed with copper accessories and snow guards. This job came out looking beautiful and the homeowner was ecstatic with the results.