Take a survey of what surprises people the most about having a new DaVinci Roofscapes composite roof and we're betting you'll be amazed at the answer.
“My neighbors stop me all the time to ask about the roof," says homeowner John Mastronardo. "They’re surprised to discover it’s a synthetic product. You can see the wheels turning in their minds when we talk about the product. There are so many of my neighbors who have old slate roofs that need replacing. I’m quite certain we’ll see a growing number of these roofs in this neighborhood in the coming years.”
That's correct. We hear it all the time. People recently purchasing either our synthetic shake shingles or composite slate tell us that they quickly become the talk of the neighborhood — almost like roofing celebrities!
"There's not a week that goes by when someone passing by doesn't remark on our 'real slate' roof," says Kansas homeowner Michael Klappa. "I enjoy explaining about the benefits of our polymer roof and have no worries now about future storms in our area. This roof can handle it."
In Oklahoma, Terri Underhill did more than just ask her neighbor about the new composite slate roof on their home — she took action.
"When I saw my neighbor's DaVinci roof and found out it wasn't natural slate, I knew I could have the roof of my dreams," says Underhill.
Underhill's roofing dreams started in 2006 when she saw the dramatic change a new DaVinci Multi-Width Slate roof had on the home of her neighbors, Anita and Chuck Musgrave. Unhappy with the composite green shingles on her home, Underhill started her "dream file" of potential roof pictures in preparation for her reroofing project. (See Roof Envy – A Tale of Two Roofs)
"I quizzed my neighbors, the Musgraves, on their home and then looked at 15 homes with DaVinci roofs throughout Oklahoma to see which color I liked best," says Underhill. "Next, while traveling through Texas, my husband and I looked at another 15 roofs. I took pictures of each one and ended up choosing the Aberdeen blend because I wanted the staggered roofing tiles to really show up."
Installed in 2010, the Aberdeen color blend selected by the Underhills for their roofing tiles features five different colors for an eye-catching combination: Dark Gray, Light Brown, Dark Purple, Green Stone and Dark Stone.
"We believe it's a complement that Terri liked our roof so much that she was determined to have a similar DaVinci roof," says Chuck Musgrave. "We selected this impact-resistant roof because we were tired of hail damaging the original cedar shake shingles on our home. Since having the polymer roof installed, we haven't had that problem at all.
"We still have roofers and contractors come by to show our roof to their potential customers. Both Anita and I love the look of the roof and couldn't be more satisfied with DaVinci Roofscapes."