Students at New Residence Hall at The College of New Jersey slept easily when Hurricane Sandy whipped through New Jersey last year. Why? Because a DaVinci Roofscapes polymer roof overhead helped keep them safe and secure.
“There was lots of damage in this area and other roofs on the campus had problems with the storm, but not the DaVinci roofs,” says Gerald Strober, president of Strober Roofing & Metal Works. “We installed a Valoré Slate roof on this residence hall in 2011 in a Milano blend of roofing tile colors, including light, medium and dark gray mixed in with dark purple tiles. There are about 250 students living here and they all now benefit from the impact-resistant roof overhead.”
Strober and his team also installed a new impact-resistant DaVinci Slate roof on the school’s Packer Hall in the summer of 2012 — home of the aquatic center and Media & Technology Support Services program. For this project officials selected a Weathered Green blend of five colors, including light and dark green, dark tan, along with green and dark stone. Both structures are part of the 289-acre campus that includes 39 major buildings that accommodate an enrollment of 6,200 undergraduate students.
“The College of New Jersey asked me what I recommended as the best roof for these re-roofing projects and I said it had to be DaVinci,” says Strober, whose company has been providing roofing services since 1928. “The officials at the school did their research and agreed with my recommendation. From there we picked out colors to complement the campus setting and got started with the installation project.”