Roofing Magic: Transformation of Historic Roofs with Modern Materials

August 10, 2016

As the new owners of a 137-year old home in Mt. Airy, Pa., the Nasratullah family knew the original terra cotta roof had to go. They hesitated, not wanting to give up the historic look of the roof, but it was in bad shape. That's when they learned about synthetic roofing materials.

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Polymer Roofing Stands Up to Microburst

June 10, 2015

The morning of April 2, 2015 started out clear and sunny for residents at the Harbor Isle community in Wichita, Kansas. By evening, a powerful microburst with winds reaching up to 100mph destroyed a bulk of the roofs in the subdivision --- except the polymer roofing installed by Heiland Roofing.

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Polymer Roof Caps Off Mixed Texture Home

September 15, 2014

After almost a quarter of a century with wood shingles overhead, the Butler family decided to "shake up" their roof. Rather than simply replace their cedar shakes, the homeowners opted for a combination of metal and polymer shake tiles on their roof to complement the brick, cedar and copper textures on the home's exterior.

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First-Time DaVinci Installer Sold on Polymer Shakes

January 28, 2014

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - A recent Mill Creek, Washington re-roofing project provided Larry Haight’s Residential Roofing the opportunity to install DaVinci Roofscapes polymer shake roofing tiles to replace worn-out natural cedar shakes. Based on the successful installation, it won’t be the last time the company recommends DaVinci products. “Many homeowners in our area are tired […]

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Black Slate Polymer Roof Helps Keep Home Green

January 7, 2014

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - The transformation of a 1932 beach home in South Salem, N.Y. has neighbors green with envy. That's because the renovation project has resulted in a home that has earned three key "green" designations: ENERGY STAR® Certified Home, LEED Platinum Certified Home and Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Certified Home. The Beach […]

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Shaking Up Utah Roofs

December 11, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Designer Kevin Price is seeing red — as in the Red Ledges community in Heber City, Utah. Price has shaken up the development by designing 22 custom homes, many with DaVinci Roofscapes polymer shake roofing tiles. “This development started with the edict that all roofs must be natural wood shake,” says […]

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Architect Finds DaVinci Polymer Shake Roof Ideal for Coastal Setting

November 7, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Salt air, sea spray, fog and high humidity are just some of the coastal conditions architect David Schultz had to consider when recently redesigning a three-story New England Cottage style home for a client in Cape May, New Jersey. To top off the 8,000-square foot custom home, Schultz specified weather-resistant shake […]

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Realtor Roofing Tips

October 22, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Experienced realtor Sharon Sigman knows which products add value to a home and make it more sellable in the future. So, when it came time to have the roof replaced on her own home, Sigman did her research and ordered a Bellaforté Shake roof from DaVinci Roofscapes®. “The wood shake shingles […]

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Re-roofing After Hurricane Isaac

October 15, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - The winds and rain from the remnants of Hurricane Isaac in 2012 did so much damage to Michael and Angela Klappa’s home that they had to replace their windows, interior walls, major sections of stucco siding and roof. Vowing never to go through that type of weather-related damage again, the Klappas […]

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Bellaforté Roofing Stands Up to Rough Calgary Weather

October 3, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Rugged weather takes a heavy toll on a home’s exterior in Calgary. On the edge of Alberta’s Hailstorm Alley, and with winter temperatures often below 20 degrees for several months at a time, people here are extremely cautious about the products they select to help protect their homes and their families. […]

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Roof Envy

September 17, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Oklahoma homeowner Terri Underhill was jealous. After seeing her neighbor’s new DaVinci Roofscapes polymer slate roof she had a bad case of “roof envy” — and she knew what had to be done. “When I saw my neighbor’s DaVinci roof and found out it wasn’t natural slate, I knew I could […]

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Colorful Slate Roof Stands Out on Mountain Home

August 27, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - From their patio area sitting atop Mill Mountain, Kevin and Nancy Dye have a sweeping view of downtown Roanoke, Va. The only home high up on the north side of the mountain, the landmark property sits just below the famous illuminated Mill Mountain Star, making it a much-seen location. When the [â¦]

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Lakeside Condo Community Relies on Bellaforté Shake Roofing Tiles

July 25, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Expansive views and direct access to Lake Erie make the Catawba Shores lakeside community an ideal living location ... except when a severe hail storm damaged all 35 of the condo roofs last year. Now, with the recent installation of replacement Bellaforté Shake polymer roofing tiles, carefree living has returned to […]

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Polymer Slate Roof Eases Homeowner Concerns

June 20, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - After Mary Katherine Hirsh was evacuated from her home in November 2011 due to a firestorm sweeping through her Reno neighborhood, she knew it was time for a new roof. According to a local fire official, the original 42-year-old wooden shakes on her Country French style home were a tinderbox waiting […]

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DaVinci Multi-Width Shake Roofing Tiles Installed on Mai-Kai Condos in California

June 11, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Perfectly situated with water views of Newport Bay, the Mai Kai condo community in Newport Beach, Calif. has all the benefits of waterfront living — including the constant salt air and sea spray from the Pacific Ocean. So, when the real wood shake shingles on the 34 units deteriorated over time, […]

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Colorful Roof Complements Home Exterior

May 9, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - When a severe hailstorm ruined the roof on her 13-year old home, Texas resident Mercedez Tylock decided to "make lemonade out of lemons." The professional interior designer turned her talents to the outside of her home and created a new exterior. Tylock started "from the top down" by selecting a Multi-Width […]

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Polymer Roof Investment Pleases Oregon Homeowner

May 1, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Homeowner Henry Bretthauer does his research and carefully weighs options before making purchasing decisions. That's why it didn't surprise his family and friends that it took 643 days for him to investigate and decide on his new DaVinci Roofscapes® Multi-Width Slate roof. "The original wood shake roof on our 20-year old […]

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Traffic-Stopping Polymer Roof Installation in Canada

April 3, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - The installation of the first DaVinci Roofscapes® polymer roof in Thunder Bay, Canada has caused quite a stir — and a traffic jam. During the six-day installation process of a Bellaforté Slate roof on the home of Barry George, both car and foot traffic came to a standstill in front of […]

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Custom Sky Blue Valoré Slate Roof Enhances Minnesota Home

March 25, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - To meet the specific needs of homeowners, sometimes building industry professionals need to get creative. That's what Tom Sullivan did when his clients requested a sky blue colored slate roof to remind them of their native Russian architecture. "This family loves the European influence, so when they were constructing their white […]

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Colorado Resident Saves 25 Percent on Homeowner Insurance with Polymer Shake Roof

January 22, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - There are many reasons Andrew Marenin cites for being thrilled with his new Bellaforté Shake polymer roof. The appearance, value and neighbor envy are a few — but the discount he'll get on his State Farm® homeowner's insurance is perhaps the best reason. "After my roof had hail damage, my independent […]

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Historic Home Gets 21st Century Roof

December 5, 2012

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - When Irene Darocha relaxes in her West Chester, Pa. home, she's not alone. History surrounds her. Built in 1860, her historic home sits on land deeded to the original property owner by William Penn. "We're really caretakers of this home," says Darocha. "We're just the fourth owners of this house in […]

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Polymer Shake Roof Blends in With Lakefront Home

November 7, 2012

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - After a storm damaged their old cedar shake garage roof, homeowners Barbara and Thomas Meyers decided it was time to invest in a new roof for their entire home. Not wishing to worry about severe weather affecting another roof in the future, they selected the new Bellaforté Shake polymer roof with […]

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Custom-Color Polymer Roof Crowns Condo Community

October 9, 2012

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Ask any condo resident at Jupiter Ocean Grande what they know about roofing and they'll tell you this: salt laden air off the Atlantic Ocean is tough on a metal roof. The Jupiter, Florida residents discovered the hard way that the metal roofs on their high-rise homes and facility buildings started […]

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Roofer Sees Preferences Shift in Roofing Products

September 27, 2012

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Second generation roofer Stacy Stines remembers when his father started the family business in 1978 with a focus on using real wood shakes for roofs. Over the years Stines has seen a change — and a growing preference amongst homeowners for longer-lasting polymer roofing products. "Half of the roofs I install […]

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Vintage Home Gets Custom-Color Roof

August 13, 2012

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Homeowners Carol and Ray Knoff knew exactly what they wanted when they decided to replace the roof on their 111-year-old Queen Anne style home. They had previously found a 300-year-old roof tile from a historic home in Des Moines, and they wanted to replicate the red to gray roof coloring. Plus, […]

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Tennis Balls of Ice Demolish Roof

April 12, 2012

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - After a ferocious hail storm destroyed the 80-year-old clay roofing tiles on his home in 2010, homeowner Dean Imel described the storm as "tennis balls of ice" that pounded his community. "This was the worst hail storm I'd ever seen," says Imel, who lives in Nichols Hills, Oklahoma. "The ground was […]

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Historic Texas Home Gets Faux Slate Roof

August 1, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - As climatic conditions have changed over the past several years, Texas has become a very dry state. So, when the Telecky family decided to replace the roof on their historic 1914 home in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, they sought out fire-resistant alternative roofing products. "The home originally had wooden shake shingles, […]

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Alabama Home Transformed with Synthetic Shake Roof

April 19, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Two months ago if you drove up to the Gapultos home in Russellville, Alabama you'd swear aliens had chewed off part of their cedar shake roof. Just 12 years after being installed, several shakes were missing, while others were curling up badly. The entire roof was faded, stained and had suffered […]

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DaVinci Roofing Tiles Installed on N.J. Home for Injured Service Man

November 11, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Homes for Our Troops, the non-profit organization that constructs homes at no cost for severely injured service people, has selected DaVinci Slate gray roofing tiles and solar panels from Solar Living, Inc. for its first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) qualified project. The 1,837 square-foot home is being constructed […]

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DaVinci Slate Roof Survives Massive Kansas Tornado

October 25, 2009

KANSAS CITY, Kan.- As an F4 tornado thundered by overhead on June 11, all Jeff Lord and Karen Hudson could think about was the damage it was surely doing to their home in Manhattan, Kan. Like all Midwesterners who live with the threat of tornadoes each spring and summer, they expected major roof repairs at […]

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Elk Track Town Homes in Beaver Creek

August 4, 2009

Kansas City, KAN. - Roofing symmetry is one of the key goals for homes and buildings in the resort community of Beaver Creek, Colorado. A specific blend of green, tan and gray colors keeps a unified look to the area. At Elk Track Town Homes of Beaver Creek, 16 units were recently re-roofed using a […]

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The Shires of Inverness

March 25, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - For residents of the 166 town homes at The Shires of Inverness, it's sometimes a challenge to gain a consensus on improvements or to make a change in architectural features. That's because the Illinois community includes seven individual homeowner associations plus a master homeowner board of directors. However, in a united […]

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