High altitude climates can be rough on natural roofing products, like natural slate and natural shake. As a result, many mountain communities look for a slate alternative so that they can still get the look they want without the headache of the maintenance of natural products in such a climate.
However, not all slate roof alternatives work for a roof in these harsher climates - cement based products, for example, take on water and can become quite heavy as a result. Also because they take on water, they are prone to cracking and breaking and therefore become a maintenance nightmare.
However, 100% virgin polymer roofing tiles like DaVinci are a perfect match because they do not absorb water and therefore DaVinci isn't prone to problems that are caused on roofs due to freeze and thaw issues in these mountain environments.
The Chapel at Beaver Creek is a popular venue for weddings because of the natural surroundings as well as the simple elegance of the building itself. To maintain that simple elegance, The Chapel at Beaver Creek went with DaVinci Slate.
Do you live in Beaver Creek or have you traveled there recently and wondered what sort of product it had on the roof? Would you like to receive more information about our green roofing options? Please feel free to get in touch with our customer service department.