After a severe hail storm damaged all 35 roofs in the Catawba Shores community in Port Clinton, Ohio, residents banded together to find a replacement roofing product that could hold up to severe weather. Thanks to their selection of Bellaforté Shake polymer roofing tiles, carefree living has returned to Catawba Shores.
“Our community was constructed in 1985 on the shores of Lake Erie, so we expected to get more ‘life’ out of our natural shake roofs that we did,” says Jim Packard, president of the Catawba Shores Homeowners Association. “The hail damage caught us by surprise. But we quickly learned that real wood shakes just don’t hold up against Mother Nature.”
After researching the community’s options and meeting with a contractor from Industrial Tech Construction and a representative a DaVinci Roofscapes, the Catawba Shores community committed to the man-made Bellaforté Shake roofing tiles.
“We’re all extremely pleased with the authentic appearance of these synthetic shake tiles and how they’ve given a fresh, new look to our condos,” says Packard. “More importantly, we feel we made the right selection with DaVinci since these roofing tiles are impact-, hail-, insect-, algae- and fire-resistant. We estimate that we’re saving more than $10,000 per year on the ongoing maintenance costs from our old roof, and we’ve got the peace-of-mind that these roofs will help protect our units from fire and hail.”
The 12-inch Bellaforté Shake tiles feature multiple profiles that enable roofing contractors to create a staggered appearance that simulates a natural rough hewn wood shake roof. The tiles feature slanted sawn edges and staggered lengths. Snap-fit tabs are molded into each tile for easy installation and self alignment. The roofing tiles come in 49 colors and a selection of five color blends, including Abruzzo, Tuscano, Verona, Harbor Gray and Espresso, which was the color selected and installed on the Catawba Shores condo units.