It's important to take pride in and protect historical districts. The homes and businesses in those older parts of a town are like a snapshot into the past and the architecture is typically beautiful. However, the downside to hundred year old buildings is that, if they haven't been recently restored, they need more maintenance than newer structures. A Historic District Commission can also ensure that the maintenance can't be just any old fix, but has to comply with rules meant to preserve the appearance of the district. In other words, if all of the roofs are supposed to use slate of a particular color, they can only be covered in tiles meeting those specs and nothing else.
This can be a challenge for owners, business owners or churches (like St. Clement Eucharistic Shrine in Boston pictured) who prefer to use a different material for the roof as those materials won't be allowed. They either need to go with real, stone slate that is expensive to buy and maintain (if the right color can even be found), or buy polymer products that meet specifications. Luckily, DaVinci tiles look so much like real slate and shake that they fall within guidelines for most historic districts. Our huge sampling of colors, color blends, and ability to create custom colored tiles also help match the hues stated in any historical guidelines. These factors make our products a popular choice for renovations in such historical districts as Concord, Massachusetts.
To learn more about the benefits of using DaVinci Roofscapes products in historical districts, contact DaVinci Roofscapes by email or calling 1-800-328-4624 today.