Bone-Chilling Cold Doesn’t Stop Winter Roofing Installation

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 many exterior home improvement projects done during the winter, but installation of DaVinci Roofscapes® synthetic roofing tiles isn't one of them.

"Many roofing products must be seasonally installed, but the unique composition of DaVinci roofing tiles resists temperature extremes, making it possible to install the slate and shake roofing tiles in all types of weather," says Ray Rosewall, president and CEO of DaVinci Roofscapes. "Even if the temperature drops to 21 degrees, if the DaVinci Masterpiece Contractor can access the roof of a home or business, they will be able to install this product."

Virtually maintenance-free, DaVinci roofing tiles have no freeze/thaw issues. In addition, they resist fire, high wind and high impact. The recyclable tiles are made of 100 percent pure virgin resins to guarantee a sustainable product. Designed to provide lasting value, the roofing tiles have consistent color blended throughout and come with a 50-year warranty.

"All DaVinci roofing products 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," says Rosewall. "They have also passed the accelerated weather ASTM 4798 test that replicates 4,500 hours of exposure. This is the equivalent of six months exposure to extreme temperature conditions, moisture and thermal shock. The successful results of these tests mean that roofing contractors in any cold climate area can install a DaVinci roof 12 months a year."

Top Ten Coldest and Snowiest Cities

Wondering where the coldest cities are in the United Stated? According to The National Climatic Data Center, here is the top ten list of coldest cities with their average temperatures:

  1. Mount Washington, N.H. ~ 27.2 F average temperature
  2. International Falls, Minn. ~37.4 F average temperature
  3. Marquette, Mich. ~ 38.7 F average temperature
  4. Duluth, Minn. ~ 39.1 F average temperature
  5. Caribou, Maine ~ 39.2 F average temperature
  6. Sault St. Marie, Mich. ~ 40.1 F average temperature
  7. Grand Forks, N.D. ~ 40.3 F average temperature
  8. Alamosa, Colo. ~ 40.8 F average temperature
  9. Williston, N.D. ~ 40.9 F average temperature
  10. Fargo, N.D. ~ 41.5 F average temperature

Cities receiving the most snowfall in the United States yearly include:

  1. Mount Washington, N.H. ~ 260.6 inches of snowfall
  2. Blue Canyon, Calif. ~ 240.3 inches of snowfall
  3. Marquette, Mich. ~ 144.1 inches of snowfall
  4. Syracuse, N.Y. ~ 118.1 inches of snowfall
  5. Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. ~ 117.4 inches of snowfall
  6. Caribou, Maine ~ 112.3 inches of snowfall
  7. Mount Shasta, Calif. ~ 104.9 inches of snowfall
  8. Flagstaff, Ariz. ~ 100.6 inches of snowfall
  9. Lander, Wyo. ~ 100.1 inches of snowfall
  10. Sexton Summit, Ore. ~ 97.8 inches of snowfall

DaVinci Roofscapes Slate and Shake product lines are embedded with state-of-the-art UV stabilizers, have passed extensive industry testing and are easy to install. No special tools or training are required to install DaVinci synthetic roof products and tiles come pre-bundled with varying widths for hassle-free installation. DaVinci products resist curling, cracking and fading, mold, algae, fungus and insects under normal conditions. Additionally, DaVinci roofing tiles resist water absorption, which eliminates freeze-thaw issues and allows for installation in all weather conditions.

DaVinci Roofscapes has manufactured award-winning synthetic slate and shake roofing since 1999. The polymer roofing tiles are 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. For more details on extreme climates in the United States, visit


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