Reindeer-Resistant Roofing High on Santa's Wish List

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. "I'd certainly be a great deal jollier if I could count on those roofs being able to handle the 7,000 or so pounds that I land on with my sled, the nine reindeer, and all those toys — to say nothing of the extra weight I've gained over the summer!"

The earth-bound elves at DaVinci Roofscapes® are responding to Santa's request. "Our polymer slate and shake roofing tiles have been tested to handle high impact and heavy weights, so we're confident that Santa is in for a smooth arrival when landing on homes with DaVinci roofs," says Ray Rosewall, president and CEO of DaVinci Roofscapes in Kansas City, KS.

According to experts at the North Pole, reindeer hooves adapt to the different seasons. During the winter months, the rims of the hoofs are more exposed to help the reindeer cut into the ice and crusted snow to keep them from slipping.

"Blitzen and Donner have especially been eating well this year, so when they touch down on a roof I want to make sure they can land safely," says St. Nick. "I saw the DaVinci shake roof from the sky last year on my travels. It's really beautiful and I understand it will easily handle the weight of my team. And, since the roofing tiles are impact-resistant, we don't have to worry about the reindeer gouging them with their hoofs or damaging them."

The polymer roofing tiles manufactured by DaVinci are Class 4 impact rated, making it possible for them to handle severe weather conditions and unscheduled sleigh landings. The roofing tiles have passed the highest rating wind tests, so even if weather conditions are blustery on December 24th, Santa will have no difficulties landing on the secure DaVinci roofs.

"If Santa had an approval process for roofs I believe our products would be at the top of his list," says Rosewall. "An important factor in making Santa's 'good list' is that our products are designed to remain flexible at extreme temperatures, and have passed the freeze-thaw ICC-ES Test (Acceptance Criteria AC07, section 4.9) with exposure to temperatures from -40 F to 180 F in 22 hour cycles for approximately a month."

"My personal wish list for this Christmas Eve is for good weather, wide chimneys and DaVinci roofs on homes," says Santa. "People can cut back on offering me cookies and milk ... as long as they invest in a roof that makes it easier for me to safely deliver their gifts."

DaVinci Roofscapes has manufactured award-winning synthetic slate and shake roofing since 1999. The polymer roofing tiles are virtually maintenance free and far more cost effective than the natural product. DaVinci leads the industry in tile thickness, the tile width variety and the greatest selection of subtle earth-toned colors. Company products have a 50-year warranty and are 100 percent recyclable. DaVinci proudly makes its products in America and is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, the Cool Roof Rating Council and the U.S. Green Building Council. For additional information call 1-800-328-4624 or visit our website.



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