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At DaVinci Roofscapes we compound, mold and finish lightweight tiles in our own Kansas City, Kansas facility to save energy and transportation cost then utilize the energy we do consume to help heat the plant in cooler months. We use 100% pure virgin resins in our roof tiles to guarantee a sustainable product. Any materials that fail to meet finished specs are recycled for use in our starter tiles. And of course, every DaVinci tile is 100% recyclable.
We also understand that endurance and low life cycle cost are the keys to sustainable design. Roofs needing frequent maintenance and replacement after only 15-20 years consume valuable energy and resources from manufacturing through removal and disposal, and they increase landfill problems. DaVinci Slate and Shake roofs are virtually maintenance-free and backed by a 50-year warranty.
Every time someone chooses a DaVinci roof over wood shakes, trees are saved - often young growth cedars that are difficult to harvest, produce low-quality shingles and further deplete our limited resources. DaVinci Shakes also offer a Class A fire rating.
Natural slate roofs present other problems. The quarrying process consumes large amounts of labor and fuel and can be harmful to the local ecosystem. Up to 15% of natural slate tiles also crack or break up during installation so waste is significant. Because DaVinci tiles weigh one-third as much as natural slate of comparable thickness, transportation energy costs and carbon emissions are lower.
Asphalt roof shingles require much more oil to produce than DaVinci products. The petroleum content in our products is a by-product of gasoline refinement - one that in the past was simply burned off. And compared to an asphalt roof that has to be replaced two to three times as often, DaVinci roofs contribute less to landfills and use less of the earth's resources.