Contractor Offers "Start-to-Finish" Roofing Project Overview

December 12, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - When contractor Rob Fanjoy moved into his home in northern Maine, he knew the roof would be the first thing that needed replacing. It was an old asphalt shingle roof that was failing badly. Despite being in place less than 15 years, the shingles were curling, crumbling and cracking. Plus they […]


Reindeer-Resistant Roofing High on Santa's Wish List

November 29, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Everyone knows that Johnny will ask for a new bike this holiday season and Suzy will beg for a talking doll. But, what does Santa want? "My job on December 24th would be so much easier if people would plan ahead and have reindeer-resistant roofing on their homes," says Santa Claus. […]


DaVinci Roofscapes® Sales Increase in 2011

November 10, 2011

Polymer Roofing Manufacturer Sees Long-Term Success with Bellaforté KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Despite a challenging housing economy, DaVinci Roofscapes®, the color leader in the polymer roofing industry, anticipates strong sales growth in 2011, thanks in large part to the success of its patented snap-fit Bellaforté® product line. "We expect Bellaforté sales to grow at least […]


Historic Church Gets High-Tech Polymer Roof

November 3, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Thanks to the efforts of volunteer church members, the St. Clement Eucharistic Shrine in Boston now has a new roof overhead. Scrambling high atop the famous Roman Catholic Church on Boylston Street, the church members replaced heavy, old slate shingles with lightweight polymer tiles from DaVinci Roofscapes®. "The research I did […]


Five Trends Impacting Home Exterior Colors and Materials from 2012 - 2015

October 25, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - According to national color expert Kate Smith, people have conflicting emotions regarding their homes during these economically challenging times. Homeowners want to embrace their need for change and feel positive about their living space by purchasing new products, while at the same time being financially and environmentally responsible. Smith believes the […]


DaVinci Slate Roof Returns Historic Building to Original Beauty

October 25, 2011

KANSAS CITY, Kan.--Maryann Pilon, director of facilities at Mount St. Mary College in the quaint hills of Newburgh, N.Y., had a unique problem. A campus building needed a new roof, but not just any roof. Naturally, it had to provide top-rate durability and weather tightness--but it also had to reflect the 140-year-old building's historical significance. [â¦]


Polymer Shake Roof Accents Ukrainian Church

October 11, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Visitors to the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Johnson City, N.Y. are immediately captivated by the traditional Ukrainian design of the church structure. Topped by three 80-foot tall domes, the massive building looks like it's made completely of wood shakes on the siding and roof. But, look closer and you'll […]


California Architect Utilizes Bellaforte to Help Achieve LEED Qualification

October 6, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – When Anthony Demattei, AIA, LEED AP and principal partner at Demattei Wong Architecture decided to transform his 1960s ranch-style house, he pledged to create a home that would pass the most stringent criteria for LEED for Home Platinum Certification. The exhaustive renovation of the 4,000-square foot


DaVinci Roofscapes Enhances Online Color Studio

October 3, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – DaVinci Roofscapes®, the color leader in the polymer roofing industry, has enhanced its popular online DaVinci Color Studio by adding several new free services. An interactive advice component with a national color expert, a downloadable 30-page Color Guide and the ability to create custom roof blends


“FRESH Home Exterior Colors” Guide Now Available

September 26, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – The new 30-page FRESH Home Exterior Colors guide is now available online to help homeowners, remodelers and builders select the perfect colors for the exterior of the home. Written by national color expert Kate Smith of Sensational Color, the free downloadable tool is designed to make


Keep Your Home Exterior in Top Shape

September 8, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KS - Feel like cheating? Forget what the inside of your home looks like for just a bit and focus on your home’s exterior. “The exterior of your home makes a lasting and daily impression on your friends and family, along with your neighbors,” says Mark Clement, professional contractor


Polymer Tiles Selected for Roof and Siding of Tower Bank Locations

August 17, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – The leadership group at Tower Bank in Indiana has seen rapid expansion since starting their bank in 1999. Not surprisingly, this forward-thinking team was excited about the new bank designs created by architects that called for low-maintenance DaVinci Roofscapes® tiles to be used on both the


DaVinci Polymer Roof Helps Renovated School Meet Building Code Requirements

August 11, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Historic structures can be found in abundance throughout South Carolina, one of America’s 13 original colonies. In Charleston, where Fort Sumter played a major role in the start of the Civil War, it’s commonplace to preserve those older buildings for ongoing use through the years. The


Cool Southwestern Style

August 3, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – If you find summer’s sizzling temperatures appealing and you gravitate to warm, earthy color tones, then it’s time to consider adding some southwestern style to your home’s exterior. “A terracotta-colored roof can call to mind the casual and rustic setting of the southwest even if your


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, […]


Color My Home

July 27, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KS – Show me the color! That’s become one of the most common requests for homeowners in today’s marketplace as people look to add more colorful features to their homes as part of remodeling and new construction projects. “A well-chosen color scheme for a home’s exterior can bring


Family-Owned Businesses Work Together in Fire Aftermath

July 26, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - For almost 50 years the Spalliero family has served up authentic southern Italian and American cuisine at Yesterday's Restaurant in Hazlet, N. J. That service stopped on March 14, 2010 when a late-night fire closed the restaurant for eight months. There was never a doubt that


“Born in the U.S.A.” Roofing Colors

July 20, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Several hundred miles north of Asbury Park, N. J., where Bruce Springsteen originally sang his heart out about being “Born in the U.S.A.” lies a region known as “Slate Valley.” The 24-mile long, six-mile wide area stretching northward from Granville, N. Y. and Rupert, Vt. to Fair


New Roof an Answer to Many Prayers

July 15, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Since 1881, thousands of people have gathered under the roof of St. Patrick’s Church in Terra Haute, Indiana. Oftentimes that aged roof leaked. But today, after the successful installation of new Bellaforté slate roofing tiles, three of the original four structures have new roofs overhead. Raising


Made in the U.S.A.

June 28, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Do you know where your home’s roof was made? If you have a polymer DaVinci Roofscapes® slate or shake roof, it was created in Kansas City, Kansas — in the heart of the United States of America. “In today’s challenging economic environment, it’s more important than


Think “FRESH” When Selecting Roof Colors

June 16, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – National color expert Kate Smith recommends that homeowners and roofing contractors think “FRESH” when selecting the best colors for the roof. She recommends people use the acronym “FRESH” to consider: Fixed Features Regional Colors Environment and Surroundings Style of the Home Historic Colors “Considering these five


Roof Party

May 11, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – What does a homeowner do when he’s so happy with his new Bellaforté roof that he wants to share it with family and friends? If that homeowner is Dan Baer, he throws a roof party! “We’re hosting a party on our balcony to celebrate our new


Pay Dirt: Roofing Color Inspiration from Soil

May 10, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – When Scarlett O’Hara grabbed a fistful of dirt and proclaimed, “As God is my witness, I will never go hungry again!” is it possible she was thinking that the red clay of Tara would make a good color for her old plantation house’s roof? Hardly, but


Prepare the Home for 2011 Hurricane Season

May 7, 2011

MILLS RIVER, N.C. – Batten down the hatches — plus the windows, the doors and the roof. Hurricane Season 2011 starts on June 1, and based on expert predictions, it could be a whopper. At Colorado State University, forecasters believe the number of named storms will reach 16, and they


Home Improvement Month Upgrades

May 5, 2011

MILLS RIVER, N.C. – Feel like cheating? Forget what the inside of your home looks like for just a bit and focus on outside enhancements during May’s National Home Improvement Month. “The exterior of your home makes a lasting and daily impression on your friends and family, along with your


Prepare Your Home for Harmful Hail

April 20, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – During Tornado Awareness Month in April, homeowners nationwide should take steps to prepare their families and their homes for the potential of severe weather, including damaging hail. “Personal safety is the top priority, and people should definitely follow instructions from local officials during severe weather conditions,”


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 […]


Historic Roundhouse at DuSable Museum Gets New Polymer Roof

April 12, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - After a proud history that includes serving as a horse stable during the 1893 World's Fair, the Roundhouse at DuSable Museum in Chicago has now been restored. Originally built in the early 19th century, the structure's round shape is made of Joliet limestone and is now topped by a DaVinci Roofscapes® [â¦]


“Cool” Versus “Warm” Home Exteriors

April 4, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – The popular question in the 1970’s was “what’s your sign?” In today’s culture, that question has turned into “what’s your color?” According to national color expert Kate Smith, people tend to identify their personalities with specific colors, all of which fall into either the “warm” or


Colorful Baby Boomers

March 25, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – When it comes to baby boomers, forget about bland lifeless colors. According to national color expert Kate Smith, today’s homeowners in their 40s and 50s are throwing off their vanilla lifestyles to embrace colors on their homes and roofs as a way to express themselves. “In


Don’t Hide Your Gray!

March 1, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Baby boomers and homeowners of all ages should forget about hiding their gray and embrace “going gray” — at least on their roofs. That’s the advice of national color expert Kate Smith with Sensational Color. “When you look at your home’s exterior it’s completely acceptable to


Color My Roof

January 25, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Does a green polymer tile roof work with a red brick house? Not likely. Will that same green roof be a better match for a white clapboard home? Absolutely. “Selecting roofing colors that complement the rest of the home’s exterior can be challenging for some people,”


DaVinci Roofscapes Successfully Introduces New Roofing Colors at 2011 IBS

January 18, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – DaVinci Roofscapes®, the leader in synthetic roofing tiles, successfully showcased the company’s newest roofing colors and blends at the 2011 International Builders’ Show in Orlando during the week of January 10, 2011. The DaVinci exhibit featured the company’s revolutionary Bellaforté line of interlining and self-aligning slate tiles,


Coast-to-Coast Hotel Roof Projects

January 5, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Sitting royally in the heart of Atlanta's prestigious Buckhead section is the five-star St. Regis Hotel. And, sitting atop the roof of the hotel's famous Paces 88 American Bistro restaurant are weather-resistant synthetic roofing tiles from DaVinci Roofscapes®. "We got the call in early 2009 that the St. Regis wanted to [â¦]


DaVinci Roofscapes Launches Color Design Program

January 5, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Homeowners who are sometimes paralyzed with the fear of making the “wrong choice” of a color for a replacement roof can now relax. DaVinci Roofscapes®, a leader in the polymer roofing industry, has launched the comprehensive DaVinci Color Design Program. Anchored by national color expert Kate


DaVinci Roofscapes Introduces New Roofing Colors

January 3, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – DaVinci Roofscapes® recently introduced eight new colors and eight new color blends to their impressive offering of durable polymer slate and shake roofing tiles. With the addition of these colors, the company now offers the largest roofing color selection in the industry with a total of


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