DaVinci Roofscapes tiles are designed and engineered with many factors in mind. Our styles and colors are meant to bring classic beauty to any roof. The polymers used to make our tiles are engineered and tested to stand up to the elements and last longer than any natural slate roof. As well, DaVinci tiles are designed so any trained roof installer can quickly and easily learn how to install both our shake and fake slate products. Perhaps most of all, our tiles are engineered with strength in mind which shows in their thickness and structure. For example, if you look at the underside of a DaVinci tile, you will see a rib-like structure. This rib design was specifically created to help our tiles stand up to elements that would tear, bend, and break other roofing tiles.
However, despite the utility, some people might feel that the ribbed structure takes away from the beauty of the tiles. Although you can't see it on most parts of the roof, it can be visible at rake edges. But, there is an easy solution for keeping the ribbed structure of DaVinci tiles out of sight by using our solid tiles at the rake edges.