DaVinci Roofscapes Re-Enlists with Homes for Our Troops


KANSAS CITY, KAN. - DaVinci Roofscapes®, the leader in synthetic roofing tile production, has renewed its commitment to support the non-profit organization, Homes for Our Troops. As a returning corporate sponsor for 2010, DaVinci will supply synthetic slate and shake roofing tiles for a variety of project homes for severely injured service people returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

"We are honored to play a role through Homes for Our Troops in helping our valued service people gain living arrangements specially tailored for their needs," says Ray Rosewall, president and CEO of DaVinci Roofscapes. "Our company will donate the roofing tiles for five unique homes this year, including two projects in Oregon that will be LEED certified homes."

To start the year, 610 bundles of patented DaVinci Bellaforté Villa roofing tiles in shades of gray are being donated to a home under construction for Cpl. Joshua Lindsay. While on a patrol for his Army battalion in Iraq in 2005, Lindsay was shot and then hit by two 81mm mortars. As a result of the attack, Lindsay is a paraplegic. Homes for Our Troops is currently constructing his specially adapted home in Cumming, Georgia so that he can be close to the Shepard Center in Atlanta.

Roofer Terry Williamson, a DaVinci Masterpiece Contractor, and several of his co-workers, plan to donate several days in early February to help install the snap fit, self-locating Bellaforté product on the Lindsay home. The Bellaforté slate roofing tiles have recently achieved some of the strictest testing ratings in the country, including the Miami Dade Notice of Acceptance (NOA) and Florida Building Code (FBC) qualifications.

"DaVinci's products perfectly complement our goals for creating top-quality, low-maintenance homes for our returning service men and women," says John Gonsalves, president and founder of Homes for Our Troops. "We are looking forward to using the Bellaforté roofing tiles in upcoming projects in Georgia, Kansas and Missouri during the first quarter of 2010. And, we believe the traditional slate and shake DaVinci tiles will help us achieve the LEED certification for homes this year in Parkdale and Sandy, Oregon.

"A safe, secure roof over the heads of our injured and disabled service people means everything to them. Our goal is to support our returning military members with the best homes possible. We're grateful that DaVinci's team is helping make this happen."

Homes for Our Troops has constructed or remodeled more than 45 homes nationwide since the non-profit organization began in 2004. Each home is built at no cost to the injured serviceperson and is constructed with donated products, land manpower. Homes for Our Troops has been recognized by the American Institute of Philanthropy for their excellence as one of only five "Top-Rated Veterans and Military Charities" in the organization's listings.

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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