Lucky. That's how Sally and her husband Mike feel about softball-sized hail totally destroying their asphalt shingle roof.
"Our roof was just seven years old with a 50-year warranty," says Sally, a Kansas homeowner. "After a severe storm, our roofer and insurance adjuster assessed the damage. Both concluded that, in addition to the hail damage, our roof had faulty asphalt shingles and didn't hold up to the Midwest summer heat. They appeared to be cracking along horizontal lines across large expanses of the roof.
"We happened to be very lucky that the hail storm totaled our roof, because clearly it wasn't going to last the promised 50 years!"
To get a 50 year roof that would truly hold up, Sally and Mike turned to DaVinci Roofscapes. "Upon researching these polymer roof tiles we were very excited about the longevity of the composite slate, energy savings, design of the simulated slate roofing that allows for air circulation, the authentic look of the imitation slate roofing and its resistance to hail, fire and high winds," says Sally. "We also get a reduction on our insurance premium because we selected this best-in-class roof!"
For the designer roof on their historic revival Queen Anne Victorian home, Sally and Mike selected a combination of Bellaforté Slate and DaVinci Multi-Width Slate in a custom blend of both Mountain VairBlend and Mountain.
"Our home is just seven years old, but it's built to resemble a turn-of-the-century home," says Sally. "The DaVinci synthetic slate shingles now on the roof add to the beauty of our home and we can count on this composite roofing to truly last through 50 years of Midwest weather!"