Florida residents Mary and Larry Anderson have just completed an exciting project: a new 9,000-square-foot waterfront house in Jupiter, Florida.
The dream home features a four-car garage, guest house connected by a breezeway, dock, expansive landscaping and distinguished copper roofs. It also features a Bellaforté Shake roof in Mountain VariBlend.
“My wife was researching faux slate tiles on the Internet and found DaVinci,” says Larry Anderson. “We ended up using the composite shake product and it looks absolutely beautiful — better than the real thing!”
A key element of the selection of DaVinci roofing for this Florida coastal design home (which boasts touches of Martha’s Vineyard and the Hamptons style architecture!) was the product’s ability to meet stringent south Florida building codes.
“We already knew the composite tiles would be resistant to salt air, which was a big bonus,” says Anderson. “But the fact that it meets Miami Dade Code approvals was the icing on the cake.”
Rated to withstand winds up to 110 mph, the Bellaforté Shake roofing product is also Class 4 impact rated and meets Class A fire resistance standards. The one-inch tile thickness and 12-inch tile width provide an authentic replica to real cedar shakes, except the faux shakes resist cracking, fading, mold, algae, fungus and insects.
The roof on the sprawling home (which encompasses 12,000-square-feet when considering the porches and breezeways) was installed by Sun Catcher Roofing out of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The company also added three large copper cupolas and copper valley metal and flashing.
“This composite shake roof with the copper accents really creates an outstanding finish to the Anderson’s home,” says Dave Neddeff, owner of Sun Catcher Roofing. “The quality of the synthetic tiles, the manufacturer’s lifetime limited material warranty and the simplicity of installation all make this a dream roof for a dream home.”