A few weeks back we caught up with Aaron Adams, Central Region Manager for DaVinci Roofscapes, during one of his rare trips home. He spends many days traveling to roofing job sites to support our customers and can routinely be found anywhere from Minnesota to South Dakota to Louisiana.
Aaron’s back in town again, so we’re sharing more of his insights on the roofing industry.
Q: When you’re on the jobsite, what are roofers telling you about the ease or challenges of installing DaVinci polymer roofing products?
A: Roofers equate our roofing tile install to a slightly faster cedar shake roof. Faster because they don’t have to cull broken or knotted pieces, felt interlay is not typical, and they can be fastened with gun nails. One of the challenges they face is making sure new crews know how to hide cuts effectively.
Q: How do you see homeowners responding to DaVinci roofing materials?
A: The homeowners I’ve met with love the aesthetics of the polymer shake and composite slate. They look forward to not dealing with the ongoing maintenance of products like cedar shakes. Another piece of feedback I’m getting is that homeowners are relieved that they’ll never again have to deal with bug infestations (like silverfish or termites) that they’ve had in the past with cedar shake roofing.
Q: What about the number of colors available in DaVinci products — how do homeowners respond to having 50 standard color options?
A: Homeowners really seem to love the options and the ability to personalize their designer roof for their own home. Being able to put together a truly unique color combination that ideally suits their taste using the Color Designer Tool is a big hit.
Q: If you could sum up the message of DaVinci sustainable roofing products in one sentence, what would it be?
A: From color, virtually any steep slope roofing architectural design, severe weather conditions or green roofing options, DaVinci composite roofing products are up to the challenge!