A Green Ho-Ho-Home

December 18, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – When Santa scrambles up the new roof at the Hageman house this Christmas Eve in Narragansett, Rhode Island, he may like the roof so much that he decides not to slide down the chimney! Following a plan to build a green/sustainable house, the Hageman family

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DaVinci EcoBlend Roofing Tiles Receive Multiple Awards

November 17, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – DaVinci Roofscapes®, the leading manufacturer of synthetic roofing tiles made in America, has been recognized with two awards presented by top industry publications. Both Building Products and HANDY magazines recently presented awards to the company for their new environmentally-friendly DaVinci EcoBlend® roofing colors. The roofing tiles

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DaVinci Salutes Homes For Our Troops in N.J. Ceremony

November 16, 2009

On Tuesday, November 10, 2009, Cpl Visnu Gonzalez, a paralyzed veteran, came home. On that day, John Gonsalves, founder of Homes for Our Troops, presented Gonzalez with the keys to his custom-made home in Hillsdale, N. J. Thanks to the help of volunteer labor and materials, Gonzalez received his new

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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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DaVinci VariBlend Introduced

October 20, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – DaVinci Roofscapes®, a leading manufacturer of synthetic roofing tiles, has launched a new inline color process called DaVinci VariBlend™. Available in DaVinci’s Bellaforté®, Valoré Shake™ and Valoré Slate™ product lines, DaVinci VariBlend tiles include slight variations of grays, greens and browns crafted into each tile to

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Vertical Roof Installation

September 21, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Look at the eight buildings that create the Smith and Mohawk Residences at the State University of New York (SUNY) campus in Canton, N.Y., and you're liable to tilt your head. That's because the structures all feature unique mansard roofs that reach from the top of the buildings down more than […]

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Vertical Roof Installation

September 21, 2009

Look at the eight buildings that create the Smith and Mohawk Residences at the State University of New York (SUNY) campus in Canton, N.Y., and you’re liable to tilt your head. That’s because the structures all feature unique mansard roofs that reach from the top of

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Swapping Out: Choosing Synthetic Slate Tiles Over Real Slate Roof

September 3, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – When John Mastronardo purchased a 1920s English Tudor style home in the West Mount Airy section of Philadelphia last year, he knew that replacing the original slate roof would be one of the first major changes he made. “My house inspectors, architect and roofer all encouraged

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Home Synthetic Home

August 28, 2009

MILLS RIVER, N.C. – Who imagined when children first started constructing toy houses out of plastic LEGO® pieces, that they would be foretelling our future? During the past decade, “Home Sweet Home” has quickly turned into “Home Synthetic Home” with the rising appeal of durable building products made of vinyl,

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Solid Accessory Tiles from DaVinci Roofscapes

August 11, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – To enhance the versatility of its Valoré Slate, Valoré Shake and multi-width product lines, DaVinci Roofscapes® has introduced solid synthetic slate and shake accessory tiles. “The unique design of the DaVinci product lines has ribbing to provide improved flexibility, reduced weight and create a thermal barrier,”

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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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West Coast Homeowners Rely on Synthetic Roofing

August 4, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Ask Emilio Ricci why he selected synthetic shake tiles to re-roof his Tahoe City, Calif. home and his one-word answer comes swiftly. Wildfires. “Our insurance company basically told us to get rid of the original cedar shake roof or they would drop us,” says homeowner Emilio

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All About The Roof

July 28, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Throughout the mountainous areas of Nevada and California, home designs go far beyond simplistic. They capture incredible views while blending effortlessly into the landscape. Geometric-shaped homes, A-frame getaways and multi-level vacation homes bring the focus clearly on the roofs of these mountainside retreats. “In our area,

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Turret Packages from DaVinci Roofscapes

July 23, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Rather than scratch their heads in frustration, architects, roofers, builders and remodelers are now embracing the opportunity to create customized turrets for their commercial and residential projects. Thanks to the DaVinci Turret Package, mastering a turret roof structure is now a painless, trouble-free project. “We can

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Oceanside Restaurant Ready for Severe Weather

July 14, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Despite its coastal location and the potential for severe weather anytime throughout the year, the owners of the new Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant in Kill Devil Hills aren’t worried. The 12,100-square-foot building on the Outer Banks of North Carolina is protected by an impact-resistant roof from - See more at: http://mediaroom.davinciroofscapes.com/news-releases/nr-2009/#sthash.t5SuUdke.dpuf

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Oceanside Restaurant Ready for Severe Weather

July 14, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Despite its coastal location and the potential for severe weather anytime throughout the year, the owners of the new Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant in Kill Devil Hills aren’t worried. The 12,100-square-foot building on the Outer Banks of North Carolina is protected by an impact-resistant roof from

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Rainbow of Roofing Colors

July 9, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Pumpkin Patch. Blueberry Harvest. Sunset Gold. If you can visualize it, DaVinci Roofscapes® can create the perfect-match custom color for your roofing tiles. The company, which specializes in manufacturing synthetic slate and shake tiles, has the capability to create any conceivable color for the roof of

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10 Years = 50 Million Roofing Tiles

June 29, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – DaVinci Roofscapes®, the leader in synthetic roofing tiles, calculates that the company has manufactured approximately 50 million roofing tiles since their launch in 1999. That’s enough tiles to cover the roofs of 9,000 average sized homes! “The popularity of synthetic roofing products has grown dramatically in

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Italian Lesson for Homeowners: Valore = Value

June 24, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Budget-conscious homeowners have a cost-effective way to gain durable synthetic roofing tiles for their homes. DaVinci Valoré Shake and Valoré Slate products are backed by a 50-year warranty and offer protection from severe weather, fire and falling trees. “Valoré means ‘value’ in Italian,” says Ray Rosewall,

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

June 8, 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

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High Definition Sample Boards Now Available From DaVinci Roofscapes

May 29, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Roofing installers, remodelers and builders nationwide who are tired of lugging around heavy roofing sample boards now have reason to celebrate. The new high definition sample boards from DaVinci Roofscapes® are lightweight and have state-of-the-art high definition digital reproductions of DaVinci Slate, DaVinci Shake and DaVinci Fancy Shake.

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Synthetic Roofing Tiles Selected for The Shires of Inverness

May 20, 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

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Keeping Your Roof Overhead

May 18, 2009

2009 Hurricane Season Starts June 1 KANSAS CITY, KAN. – When hurricane-force winds blow, it’s critical that your home’s roof stay intact. As one of four key “force intrusion areas” of the home (along with windows, entry doors and garage doors) severe winds can compromise your roof during a storm

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Synthetic Roofs: A Smart Investment

May 11, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – How can you invest money in your home that will absolutely pay back by adding value to the house and protect your prized possessions? Just look up at your roof. According to experts at DaVinci Roofscapes®, there are many good reasons to look twice at the

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New Valore Shake and Valore Slate Roofing Tiles Available

May 6, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – DaVinci Roofscapes®, the leader in synthetic roofing tiles, has introduced two new value priced roofing tile solutions. Valoré Shake, a nine-inch wide roofing tile with the appearance of hand-split cedar shake, and Valoré Slate, a 12-inch wide roofing tile resembling natural slate, are now available throughout

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DaVinci Designated Gold Sponsor in Green Life Smart Life Project

May 6, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – DaVinci Roofscapes®, the leader in synthetic roofing tiles, has supplied the company’s award-winning line of DaVinci EcoBlend™ roofing tiles for the Green Life Smart Life home project in Narragansett, Rhode Island. The 4,300-square-foot ocean view home was constructed to LEED® standards and features a multitude of

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Weather Woes … When the Wind Blows

April 14, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Despite an aggressive start to the 2009 tornado season, homeowners with synthetic roofing tiles are breathing a bit easier than their neighbors. Resistant to straight line winds tested at 110 mph and Class 4 rated for impact resistancy, DaVinci Roofscapes® synthetic roofing tiles provide homeowners in

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DaVinci EcoBlend Colors Introduced

April 6, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – DaVinci Roofscapes®, the leader in synthetic roofing tiles, has launched a new line of DaVinci EcoBlend™ colors that have been rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) to reflect sunlight and heat away from the home. According to CRRC, homeowners can recognize an average energy

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Class A Synthetic Roofs Resist Wildfires

March 30, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – January and February records show that the start of 2009 has seen the least amount of moisture since the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) started keeping records in 1895. The extremely dry weather, mixed with strong winds, represents the perfect recipe for wildfires. According to

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Installation Videos Available from DaVinci Roofscapes

March 26, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Roofing installers, remodelers and builders nationwide can now learn the step-by-step installation techniques for synthetic slate and shake roofing tiles on a new installation video available free from DaVinci Roofscapes®. “This overview DVD includes easy-to-follow sections on roof preparation, eaves flashing, underlayment, gable flashing, starter tile

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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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You Know It's Time to Replace Your Roof When

March 15, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Gaping holes and messy leaks are two obvious signs that a roof needs to be replaced. But, sometimes the signs are less obvious. According to experts at DaVinci Roofscapes®, there are some "insider tips" for knowing when it's time to replace your roof. Certainly if your

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Recycling Program Available from DaVinci Roofscapes

March 5, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – DaVinci Roofscapes®, the leader in synthetic roofing tiles, has introduced a new job site waste recycling program. For all roofing projects located within 500 miles of the company’s Kansas City manufacturing facility, DaVinci will pay to have unused and waste DaVinci Slate, Shake and Fancy Shake™

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WANTED: Strong and Long Warranties

March 2, 2009

MILLS RIVER, NC – Now, more than ever before, homeowners making large home improvement changes should take the time to carefully review product warranties. That’s the advice of representatives from several leading building product manufacturers. “Unfortunately we are in economic conditions in our country that are exceptionally difficult for some

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DaVinci Roofing Tiles Approved for Commercial Use in Lee’s Summit, Missouri

February 9, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Mayor Karen Messerli and the City Counsel of Lee’s Summit, Mo. recently voted to allow DaVinci Roofscapes® synthetic slate and shake roofing tiles to be installed on all future commercial projects. The decision removes a previous restriction that allowed only concrete tile used on roofs of

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Fancy Shake Roofing Tiles Gain Miami Dade County Approvals

February 6, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – After passing a multitude of testing conducted by PRI Construction Materials Technologies, LLC, Fancy Shake synthetic roofing tiles by DaVinci Roofscapes® have achieved Miami Dade County Acceptance. Testing results show that the synthetic cedar shake roofing tiles can withstand high velocity hurricane winds, accelerated weathering and

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Revolutionary New Bellaforte Roofing Tiles Introduced

February 1, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – DaVinci Roofscapes®, the leader in synthetic roofing tiles, has introduced the patented Bellaforté™ product line. The new synthetic tiles incorporate several patented features, including an integrated rain gutter, leading edge tab and rain dam, in an authentic 12-inch slate profile. Bellaforté roofing tiles use twenty percent

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New Bellaforte Roofing Tiles Introduced at 2009 International Builders’ Show

January 29, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – DaVinci Roofscapes®, the leader in synthetic roofing tiles, will introduce the new Bellaforté™ slate product line at the 2009 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas on January 20-23, 2009 in booth #S9520. The new synthetic tiles incorporate several patented features, are interlocking and will be available

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Roofs That Laugh at Mother Nature

January 21, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – According to The National Climatic Data Center, Mount Washington, N. H. currently ranks as the coldest city in the United States. With an average annual temperature of just 27.2 degrees F. and 260.6 inches of snowfall, residents of Mount Washington may not be able to have

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Roofs That Laugh at Mother Nature

January 21, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Hail? Ha! High winds? Double Ha! Whether Mother Nature throws hurricanes, tornadoes or other forms of severe weather at DaVinci Roofscapes® products, the roofing tiles simply laugh in her face. Made of synthetic materials that are tested to withstand fire, wind, rain, impact and hail, DaVinci

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Bone-Chilling Cold Doesn’t Stop Winter Roofing Installation

January 10, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – According to The National Climatic Data Center, Mount Washington, N. H. currently ranks as the coldest city in the United States. With an average annual temperature of just 27.2 degrees F. and 260.6 inches of snowfall, residents of Mount Washington may not be able to have

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