Colorado Resident Saves 25 Percent on Homeowner Insurance with Polymer Shake Roof

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – There are many reasons Andrew Marenin cites for being thrilled with his new Bellaforté Shake polymer roof. The appearance, value and neighbor envy are a few — but the discount he’ll get on his State Farm® homeowner’s insurance is perhaps the best reason.

8496-E-Otero-Lane-Cropped-300×229“After my roof had hail damage, my independent adjuster told me we’d save 25 to 30 percent on our annual homeowner’s insurance because the DaVinci Roofscapes® polymer roof we purchased resists severe weather, hail and fire,” says Marenin, a resident of Centennial, Colo. “After seeing my new roof, he was so impressed by its quality and reasonable pricing that he told me he was seriously considering getting this product for his own home!”

In addition to the long-term savings, Marenin was pleased that his new roof sailed smoothly through the approval process with his homeowners association. “Our neighborhood association can be extremely particular on architectural detail and changes on homes in our area,” says Marenin. “However, these shakes are so authentic-looking that they received instant approval.”

After viewing the new Bellaforté Shake products at a trade show, Marenin connected with several roofing installers and did extensive research on Bellaforté Shake. “Sometimes it’s hard to visualize how a product will look on your home,” says Marenin. “This problem was eliminated completely when a DaVinci sales representative came to my house with a three-by-five foot display on the back of his truck. Seeing this large expanse of the product convinced me that this was the roof for my house. His display truly sold me on the product.”

Throughout the selection process Marenin kept in touch with the DaVinci customer service department asking questions and gaining color samples of the Bellaforté Shake product. “The excellent service we had from the DaVinci team when selecting our Tuscano color blend was impressive,” says Marenin. “We previously had a 22-year-old natural cedar shingle roof on our home. We loved the look, but we wanted a replacement product that would easily handle most hail storms and last longer than real wood. The Bellaforté Shake product met all our needs.”

With the reroofing project behind him, Marenin is enjoying his new roof from both the inside and outside of his home. “I can really tell that this particular roof has helped retain the heat in the home and acts as a terrific insulation factor,” says Marenin. “And, I can’t work in my front yard without several neighbors stopping by to comment on the look of the roof. This started during the installation process and hasn’t let up. Our new roof has given us celebrity status in our neighborhood!”

About Bellaforté Shake

Bellaforté Shake polymer roofing tiles replicate hand-split real cedar shakes with slanted sawn edges and staggered lengths. The 12-inch tiles feature multiple profiles that enable roofing contractors to create a staggered appearance that simulates a natural rough hewn wood shake roof. The product’s patented features, which include a leading edge tab and a self-aligning ledge, help reduce the installation time for the Bellaforté Shake product. The tiles resist warping, mold and impact, along with many weather conditions.

Bellaforté Shake roofing tiles come in 49 colors and a selection of five color blends, including Abruzzo, Espresso, Tuscano, Verona and Harbor Gray.

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 limited 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. For additional information call 1-800-328-4624 or visit


PHOTOGRAPHY: Contact Kathy Ziprik at or 828-890-8065 for additional images from this project.