Interview with Travis Herritz of Springer Exteriors of Prior Lake, MN

Springer ExteriorsTravis Herritz owns Springer Exteriors in Prior Lake, MN and has installed several DaVinci roofs, so we asked him for an interview.  Travis was also kind enough to send along some photos of his DaVinci green roof systems that he has installed - they can be found throughout this interview.  Thank you to Travis for the interview!

DaVinci Lightweight Roofing SystemsIf you live in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, you can reach Travis via phone at 952-440-1997 or through his website, www.springerexteriors.com

How did you first discover DaVinci?

I was looking for a product about 5 years ago that was a good alternative to slate but was still a quality product that would last a long time.

What do you like about DaVinci? Color blends? Shape of tiles? Performance?


I like that it has the most realistic look of slate of any product on the market, the Class 4 hail rating, ease of installation compared to other comparable products.

What's the biggest thing that homeowners say to you about DaVinci?


Plastic Roofing MaterialsWow! I thought that it was slate. It looks so real.

Are there homeowners that you wouldn't recommend DaVinci to?

No. Obviously there is a price point to this product like any other but if I have a homeowner that is looking for the best value in the roofing industry, this is what they are looking for.

What DaVinci products have you worked with?

Blend colors, Bellaforté, Solid colors in standard slate

Which DaVinci products do you like? Do you have a favorite color blend?

Fake Slate RoofI prefer the slate tiles.  No preference on color.

What other roofing products do you install?


Most others...asphalt, cedar, metal

How long have you been in the roofing  business?

Since 2003 I have owned Springer. I have been in the industry for 13 yrs.

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?

I have 2 for different reasons. The one is VERY steep and was very detailed.  The other one is very large and shows the large variety of roof details the product can be utilized. 

Are you interested in learning more about our plastic roofing materials?  To learn more about our lightweight roofing solutions, please don't hesitate to contact us.


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