The second week of May is National Historic Preservation Week — and at DaVinci Roofscapes, this is a celebration we really support!
Many historic restoration projects nationwide feature green roofing options from DaVinci, including DuSable Museum, Printers Union Home, Animas Museum and St. Clement Church.
One of our favorite residential projects involves the replacement of a roof on a 111-year-old Queen Anne style home in Vinton, Iowa.
Homeowners Carol and Ray Knoff had previously found a 300-year-old roof tile from a historic home in Des Moines. They decided to replicate the red to gray roof coloring and came to DaVinci Roofscapes for assistance.
“We knew we’d need a top-quality roofing manufacturer to custom create the color for the slate tiles on our home so we started to research options,” says homeowner Carol Knoff. “All of our investigative work brought us to DaVinci Roofscapes. The team there worked with us to develop a color combination of Midnight Gray and Cottage Red that really ‘pops’ and gives a positive first impression of our home while helping define the roof lines and architectural style.”
For the complex, multi-pitch roof areas of their home, the Knoffs selected Bellaforté Slate polymer tiles. The tiles feature a patented fastening system for precise installation and superior wind performance. The 12-inch slate Bellaforté roofing tiles, which are backed by a 50-year limited warranty, have achieved some of the strictest testing ratings in the country, including the Miami Dade Notice of Acceptance (NOA) and Florida Building Code (FBC) qualifications.
A portion of the Knoff’s historical home features a three-story tower with a music and sitting room on the top floor, capped with an old-fashioned turret. DaVinci Multi-Width Slate was installed on the cone-shaped portion of the roof to both accent the turret and complement the single-width Bellaforté Slate used on the majority of the home.
“It’s wonderful to now have this new custom color polymer slate tile on our roof,” says Knoff. “The bold custom colors created by DaVinci give the house a unified look that complements the detail work of the house trim, siding and stone pathways.”
DaVinci Faux Slate Roofing a Favorite for Historic Restoration Projects gives you more details on designer roof solutions from DaVinci!