Following the specification of DaVinci shake roofing on the new Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate, the team at Benton Roofing got started on installation of the multi-level roof. From start to finish, the massive roofing project took nine months to complete, with 45 days dedicated to installation of the synthetic Bellaforté Shake roof.
"Photo courtesy of The Biltmore Company"
"The multiple roof lines on the project give the hotel an appealing look," says Caleb Benton, president and owner of Benton Roofing. "The project went smoothly and the roofing material was easy to install.
"These roofing tiles are the perfect fit for this hotel since they're impact- and fire-resistant, plus they're basically maintenance-free. This was our first time installing DaVinci products and we were impressed."
Although the Asheville area is not known for large amounts of snowfalls, the hotel designers took extra caution to specify snow guards be installed on the roof in key public areas. Manufactured by Rocky Mountain Snow Guards, the snow guards on the Village Hotel help prevent any collected snow from sliding off the roof in large pieces onto walkways.
Now open for more than a year, the Village Hotel provides easy access for visitors to the estate's gardens, 10 shops, 15 dining venues, winery, equestrian center and outdoor activities. The main feature of the estate, Biltmore House, has 250 rooms with tours available daily. America's largest home and its surrounding grounds feature breathtaking scenery during all seasons. For more information on the Village Hotel and Biltmore Estate, visit www.biltmore.com.