Horn Brothers Creates Lightweight Roofing Solutions

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Centennial, Colorado needed help. Their roof, steeple and sides of the building complex had all suffered hail damage and needed to be replaced.

Polymer ShakeDuring the search process the church committee met with Francis Ruesta, a sales consultant and estimator for Horn Brothers Roofing out of Denver, Colorado. Having completed 22 DaVinci Roofscapes composite roofing installations within the past eight months, the company was quick to recommend the company's product as a solution for the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church.

"We install so many DaVinci roofs because the product is so impressive," says Ruesta. "With this project it made sense for the Bellaforté Shake to be used on the roof and for the Multi-Width polymer shake to be used on the steeple and for the siding.

"The logistics of working safely on the 86-foot high steeple were amazing. We hired a 110-foot lift to make that part of the project go smoothly. We also needed to work around several pieces of stained glass, custom skylights and old copper fittings. Now that it's done, the church complex looks just remarkable. We could not have achieved that look with any other roofing/siding product on the market."

From the church's prospective, the finished project is a stunning success. With snow fences and snow guards added above all key pedestrian walkways and landscaping, the church is ready for its first round of winter weather.

"We got the sense right from the start that the goal from everyone at DaVinci and Horn Brothers was that they planned to do this project right," says Jim Wolfe, a 30-year member of the church. "This polymer roofing product looks very close to the original wood shake we had, which was a major goal of ours. However, we know this composite roof is going to perform better than real cedar shakes.

"It's especially fun to watch the reaction of our church members as they see the roof. It's so realistic looking that half of them believe we used true cedar shakes. Because we invested the time to research all the roofing options available we're convinced we selected the very best product for our church. Now we're set for future generations."         

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