“Born in the U.S.A.” Roofing Colors
KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Several hundred miles north of Asbury Park, N. J., where Bruce Springsteen originally sang his heart out about being “Born in the U.S.A.” lies a region known as “Slate Valley.” The 24-mile long, six-mile wide area stretching northward from Granville, N. Y. and Rupert, Vt. to Fair Haven, Vt. is the true home to “Born in the U.S.A.” slate roofing colors.
The chemical and mineral composition of the veins of slate in this area produce a rare variety of colors — green, gray, gray black, purple, mottled green and purple, and red. This small region is the only place in the world where these natural slate colors are found.
“Move westward on the map to Kansas City and you’ll find this rainbow of slate colors can also be found in what I like to call the ‘Colored Polymer Slate Capital’ of the world,” says national color expert Kate Smith, president of Sensational Color. “DaVinci Roofscapes, which manufactures all its products in the U.S.A., has perfectly duplicated these rich colors in their polymer slate roofing tiles.
“The advantage here is that a homeowner no longer has to have heavy, brittle natural slate on their homes to achieve the colors originally found in Slate Valley. Now the authentic colors and tiles are available in composite roofing products. Even better, the man-made tiles are created to resist impact, all types of weather, and fire, so they help protect the home from almost anything Mother Nature throws at them!”
Smith relates that there are 49 roofing colors available from DaVinci, all inspired by nature. There are also 28 standard color blends and homeowners can also create their own custom colors or blends. Each polymer roofing tile resists insects, fungus, algae, mold, cracking, fading and curling.
According to the Slate Valley Museum, located in Granville, N.Y., slate deposits were originally discovered in 1839 near Fair Haven, Vt. “Slate has a long, proud history in the United States that spans almost 175 years,” says Smith. “Now there’s a new history being made in America. The DaVinci slate roofing tiles made in Kansas City are the next generation of colors and materials to proudly adorn homes across the country.”
DaVinci Roofscapes 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.