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Posts by Tim Gentry


New tricks to installing polymer slate and shake

Some say “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”. Not that I’m an old dog, but some around here… Read More


Snow Guards, Snow Guards, Snow Guards

If you read my blog or any of the other blog writers on the DaVinci website it is hard escape… Read More


Bellaforté installtion tip

By now many roofing contractors know how easy DaVinci’s Bellaforté is to install. For those contractors that haven’t yet had… Read More


Boston Hips

One of the things that make DaVinci synthetic slate tiles look great is their uncommon thickness when compared with steep… Read More


New Beaver Tail Product

DaVinci Roofscapes has just completed testing on our newest simulated shake roofing product. The new product is called Beaver Tail. It can… Read More


Bellaforte Makes More Money for Contractors

Roofing contractors are excited about how Bellaforté is helping their business. Contractors who have started installing DaVinci’s Bellaforté product know that… Read More


Bellaforté Slate feedback

Now that we are getting our new composite slate product, Bellaforté, installed in many places throughout the country I’m starting… Read More


Roof Eyebrow

Roofs can come in many shapes and sizes. Sometimes I think architects spend most of their time just trying to… Read More


Using the right chalk line color

Over the years I have seen many steep slope roofing installations where the installer used red or black chalk when snapping chalk… Read More


DaVinci Solid Tile

DaVinci cedar shakes are a  composite shake with a very thick profile. In fact, DaVinci synthetic shake shingles are 5/8″ at… Read More


Snow Retention for Roofs

  With the record breaking winter of 2009-2010 nearly behind us I think it is a good time for me to… Read More


Funky stagger with Imitation Slate Tiles

As a roofing contractor I love the fact that DaVinci Roofscapes imitation slate tiles are so versatile. With the great… Read More

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