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Cedar roofing shingles are a favorite of many homeowners for their natural, rustic appearance. In America, wood roof shingles and cedar shakes date back to the Colonial Period when they were the roofing system of choice. Wood roof shingles are commonly cut from red cedar and sawn uniformly. Cedar shakes are also frequently hand-split, creating a more rustic appearance. Unfortunately, for all their visual appeal, real cedar shake shingles suffer from a variety of weathering, durability, and safety issues that affect natural wood over time. Real cedar shake shingles are a common fire hazard that have homeowners and insurance companies apprehensive over their continued usage.
DaVinci Roofscapes has created a line of polymer-composite synthetic shake tiles that offer all of the natural, rustic beauty of real cedar shingles - but without any of the natural drawbacks of real wood. Through a state-of-the-art polymer chemistry, DaVinci has developed a shake shingle that offers a durability never before seen in a wood shingle. The appearance of these shingles is that of a sophisticated, natural cedar product in both hand-split and machine-sawn varieties.
Each DaVinci composite roof shingle is lightweight, impervious to freeze/thaw cycles, impact resistant, maintenance free, color fade resistant, Class A fire rated (with specified underlayments), UL 2218 Class 4 impact rated, and wind resistant to 110 mph.
The DaVinci Multi-Width Shake is reminiscent of the texture of natural cedar shakes, with displays of deep-grained surfacing that reflect the natural textures and appearance of a "premium shake" shingle. In fact, the DaVinci Multi-Width Shake is so natural in appearance that your composite shake roof will leave your friends and neighbors wondering if woodsmen personally chiseled the tiles from trees in an old-growth forest. They will never guess it is artificial.
The DaVinci Fancy Shake is a line of polymer shake roof tiles that provides a refined re-sawn cedar shingle appearance. The Fancy Shake is a pristine shingle, with the clean smooth look of artfully hand-sawn cedar shingles.
The DaVinci Cedar Shakes are beautiful and long-lasting composite shake shingles available in Single-Width and Multi-Width varieties. There is a full-spectrum of authentic cedar colors to choose from, as well as a number of pre-designed roofscape blends - each virtually maintenance free and backed by a 50-year limited warranty.
With beautiful varieties to choose from, high durability, and easy installation, DaVinci composite shake shingles are always a striking accent to your home.