When constructing their new home, the Kolovos family knew they liked the look of real slate for their roof. After doing online research, they found a great alternative: composite slate roofing tiles from DaVinci Roofscapes.
“We really liked the look of the Single-Width Slate tiles from DaVinci,” says Chris Kolovos. “We feel that the Smokey Gray color of the composite slate tiles truly complements our home’s design.”
The two-story French Chateau style house constructed for the Kolovos family is located in Voorhees, New Jersey. With almost 7,000 square feet under the roof, the home serves as a refuge for the busy family.
Easy, Fast Installation
Installed by Fletcher Roofing, the Single-Width Slate roof allowed the roofing team to streamline operations. The uniform size of the composite slate tiles allowed for speedy installation and reduced waste on the job site.
“This was our first DaVinci roof installation and it was fairly easy,” says Mike Fletcher with Fletcher Roofing. “The customer wanted a certain look — staggered bottoms and no straight peak lines. We used the solid one-piece cap system along with a four-inch shingle to cover the rubber roofing on the upper flat roofs. This finished off the roofs nicely. Finally, we added snow cleats to the roof in case of excessive snow fall.”
Benefits of a Composite Slate Roof
Like other DaVinci roofing products, synthetic slate tiles for the Kolovos home are constructed of a composite material made of pure virgin resins, UV and thermal stabilizers as well as a highly-specialized fire retardant. The result is a state-of-the-art 12” wide tile that proves the greatest degree of color control and consistency in the manufacturing process. The homeowner gets an end product that endures beautifully in any weather.
Because the Kolovos selected composite slate tiles, they can rest easy.
While real slate tiles are not immune to the ravages of time (or hail), composite slate tiles laugh off bad weather and aging processes. There’s no worry that tiny fissures that occur in natural slate (which come as a result of freeze and thaw cycles) will occur in composite slate tiles. Impressive half-inch thick DaVinci slate products defy the elements for decades of enduring and worry-free beauty.
“We’ve installed custom roofs for more than 40 years,” says Fletcher. “I can truly see that these composite slate roofing tiles are a great option to real slate roofs. They’re lighter in weight and easier to install than real slate, plus the Lifetime Limited Warranty really gives homeowners peace-of-mind.”