Invest in Your Roof
KANSAS CITY, KAN. – If your asphalt shingles are curling or your wooden cedar shake shingles have rotted out, it's time to look for a new roof. This major home improvement investment requires research and an understanding of roofing material options to make the best selection for your home.
"There's only one type of roof I know of that is backed by a 50-year warranty and helps you save on homeowner's insurance, and that's synthetic slate and shake roofing tiles," says Mark Clement, host of MyFixItUpLife.com radio show and website. "My own home is 100+ years old, so when it was time to replace our shingles, I researched every option available.
"The DaVinci slate roofing tiles I installed look better than natural slate tiles. The look is so realistic that people pass by and can't tell the difference between them and real slate. They always bet me that these are real slate shingles. I come up a winner every time with these eco-friendly roofing tiles."
As Clement discovered, DaVinci Roofscapes® synthetic roofing tiles have many advantages over asphalt shingles, cement tiles and even real slate. "I appreciate the thickness and realistic look of the synthetic classic slate for our home's style, but I could just have easily chosen the Bellaforté® snap-fit synthetic slate," says Clement. "Both are made from 100 percent pure resins and have inorganic colors and pigments infused throughout each tile. The idea that I could get a custom color to match my exterior really got my attention."
While this professional contractor chose to install synthetic slate tiles, the cedar shake style also caught his attention. "Testing shows that DaVinci shake roofing tiles last two to four times longer than real cedar shakes," says Clement. "They offer superior impact performance and maintain fire resistance over the entire product life cycle as opposed to their wood counterparts. Given that type of protection for the home, I can't see why anyone would select a real wood product that is subject to damaging weather conditions, insects and rot."
The recyclable synthetic roofing tiles are environmentally-friendly and can be requested in DaVinci EcoBlend® colors that actually help make the home more energy efficient. The award-winning EcoBlend products have been rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) to reflect sunlight and heat away from the home.
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, and a sponsor of Homes for Our Troops. For additional information call 1-800-328-4624 or visit our website.