Composite Slate Roofing Options for Every Home
For almost two decades DaVinci Roofscapes has been an industry leader in composite slate options for homes. From coast to coast, homeowners have discovered that the look of slate can be easily attained for their roof without the high costs, heavy weight of slate and long-term maintenance hassles.
As many people know, real slate roofs are not immune to the ravages of time … or hail. Tiny fissures make natural slate susceptible to damage caused by freeze and thaw cycles. Fortunately, DaVinci composite slate products defy the elements for decades to provide enduring quality and worry-free beauty for a home.
Three Composite Slate Options
DaVinci offers the beauty of natural slate in three different tile options. This gives you the ability to meet your aesthetic vision for your home while respecting your budget.
DaVinci Multi-Width Slate: Our multi-width profile is available in 12″, 10″, 9″, 7″ and 6″ widths with 1/2″ tile thickness at butt and 1/8″ thickness at tip. Our most authentic-looking and versatile option, DaVinci Multi-Width composite slate tiles set the high mark for luxury. Laying tiles of multiple widths in a straight or staggered pattern creates the most nature, non-repeating appearance possible.
DaVinci Single-Width Slate: Available in 12″ tile widths, the 1/2″ tile thickness of this slate is twice the thickness of other synthetic slate tiles. Our VariBlend technology is used when creating this tile to form slightly varying shades from tile to tile for an authentic slate look. Single-Width synthetic slate tiles add a budget-friendly touch of tradition to a home. These attractive slate times can be installed in either a straight or staggered pattern. The uniform tile size and impact-resistant composite construction work to reduce waste and speed up installation.
Bellaforté Slate: A high performance, interlocking shingle that has superior wind resistance, Bellaforté tiles are 12″ in width with 1/2″ tile thickness at butt and 3/8″ thickness at tip. This tile includes a leading edge tab that helps secure every slate single to the next to improve wind performance. The snap-fit tiles also create a built-in rain gutter. Bellaforté Slate makes uncommon beauty considerably more attainable. The innovative design of Bellaforté tiles require less overlap (reducing waste and cost), making it a stylish upgrade that won’t bust the budget.
Natural Slate Versus Composite Slate
You love the look of slate … who doesn’t? Natural slate is a strong product, and it doesn’t burn. However, it’s also heavy and brittle. It requires a beefy rafter system underneath to hold its weight and skilled roofers for installation.
If you’re eager to have the look of slate on your home and need some guidance on what product to select, visit the eight-page downloadable lesson entitled “Read This Before You Upgrade Your Roofing” guide gives you sensible information and great insights into different types of roofing options.
You’ll learn about the elements involved in the roofing process, product comparisons and the “extras” you may wish to consider, such as solar panels, snow guards and rain collection systems. Most of all, the guide provides an easy-to-understand overview of synthetic shake and slate roofing tiles. You’ll discover the differences between textures, widths and butts, along with costs and upkeep information.
Benefits You Can Trust
Every DaVinci composite slate shingle is manufactured to achieve a Class 4 rating for impact resistant. The durable tiles are constructed of a composite material made of pure virgin resins, UV and thermal stabilizers, as well as a highly-specialized fire retardant.
As a result, DaVinci composite slate tiles have passed the Miami Dade County Acceptance (High Velocity Hurricane Winds) and the Texas Department of Insurance requirements, showing that the roofing tiles can withstand hurricane force winds.
Backed by a lifetime limited warranty, DaVinci synthetic slate tiles are rated Class A for fire retardance. Along with being fungus and algae resistant, the tiles have achieved the highest rating for straight line wind testing at 110 mph. In whatever form Mother Nature comes calling, these impressive roofing tiles are ready to handle severe weather conditions.
Colorful Slate Options
In addition to the selection of a composite slate tile, the enjoyable decision of a color or blend helps set your roof apart. Whether you choose a single color (like our popular Slate Gray or Slate Black) or create your own blend of colors using our Top Down Color Visualizer, you’re in for a treat.
DaVinci state-of-the-art tiles are crafted with the greatest degree of color control and consistency in the manufacturing process. The result is an enduring roof that performs beautifully in any climate.
As for the roofing color you select, consider that it should harmonize with the other exterior colors on your home. To make life easy, we offer free tips from professional color expert Kate Smith on our website. You can download our FRESH Exteriors e-books, see our FAQ section or even send your personal home color questions to Kate.
When it comes to roofing materials, you’ve got plenty of options with DaVinci composite slate. Our composite slate roofing tiles blend state-of-the-art materials with an artist’s touch.
You simply won’t find a better looking, or better performing, composite roof at any price.
Do Your Research
If you love the look of slate, but you’re worried about the cost and weight of natural slate, visit our DaVinci Slate Comparison Guide to get fast insights as to the differences between real slate roofs and composite slate roofing. This easy-to-view chart outlines the differences (and similarities) between the beauty, labor and performance of natural slate roof tiles versus imitation slate tiles.
And, if you’re concerned about the environment, check out our Sustainability & Environment website page before making a decision on your roofing materials. You’ll find that composite slate roof products from DaVinci Roofscapes are 100% recyclable. We also offer DaVinci Cool Roof tiles that reflect sunlight and heat away from your home. These environmentally-friendly roof tiles reduce the energy needed to heat and cool your home.
To further help you make a slate roofing decision, we’ve broken down the features and benefits of our composite slate products on our Products website page. Click HERE and you’ll find tabs with available colors, features overview, maintenance & installation, and safety & warranty information for every slate product we produce.
What Homeowners are Saying
We’re making it easy to gain insights into what homeowners think about their DaVinci composite slate roofing projects.
- Interested in creating strong visual interest to accent their large home, Holly and Rob Fanjoy selected a composite slate roof from DaVinci in the multi-width profile. A combination of eight colors in the Vineyard blend caught their eye to truly draw attention to their Maine home.
- Tim Carter, founder of AsktheBuilder.com, knows roofs. So, when it came time to replace the failing asphalt shingle roof on his own home, he turned to DaVinci for a Single-Width Slate DaVinci roof.
- Living in Kansas means being prepared for severe weather situations. In April 2015, a sunny day in Wichita turned dangerous when a powerful microburst with winds reaching up to 100 mph destroyed a bulk of the roofs in the Harbor Isle subdivision. The majority of concrete tile roofs were severely damaged; three DaVinci roofs were basically unharmed.
Looking for more homeowner insights? Visit our testimonials sections on our site. We’re confident you’ll be impressed with the synthetic slate choices available from DaVinci.
Wherever you call home, a DaVinci roof lives up to your vision of beauty and stands up to the challenges of weather conditions in your area.