Downtown Vail a “City of DaVinci Roofs”
KANSAS CITY, KAN. – The iconic Clock Tower in the center of picturesque Vail Village in Colorado now boasts a new polymer slate roof — just in time for the winter weather. The new roof on the Clock Tower blends in perfectly with other DaVinci roofs that help create a unified look to the downtown Vail community.
“The Clock Tower roof might not have made it through another winter with the existing roof,” says Alberto Ortega, vice president of Plath Construction, Inc. in Eagle, Colo. “We got the new DaVinci Multi-Width Slate roof installed in late November just before the start of snow season. These polymer slate roofing tiles resist extreme weather conditions and are basically maintenance-free, so they should last for decades.”
The roofscape of Vail is dotted with projects completed by Ortega and his team during the past few years. Several of the buildings feature DaVinci’s Castle Gray color blend of light, medium and dark gray tones to create a cohesive appearance. The Vail Transportation Center, Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum and several government buildings are all close to the Clock Tower and feature roofs with DaVinci Slate products in the Castle Gray blend. Plath Construction has also installed the DaVinci Shake product on a deli building in the downtown area and on the upscale Talisman Condominium project in the heart of the Vail Village.
“The Clock Tower has been a key focal point in the heart of Vail’s retail district since the 1960s and is visible in every direction,” says Ortega, a DaVinci Masterpiece Contractor program member. “That’s one reason why adding the DaVinci roof to this project was important — it helps tie together visually the look of the downtown area.
“Aesthetic appeal is just one reason the DaVinci products are repeatedly chosen for projects in Vail. Their excellent long-term performance in our demanding roofing environment of an 8100-feet elevation makes them a smart choice for our businesses, landmarks and homes.”
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 our website.