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Our Neighborhood Association just approved DaVinci for the 17 homes in our development when the roofs are replaced. All homes currently have wood shingle roofs of varying ages. My neighbor and I will be the first to replace our existing roofs. We need help selecting the specific product, installation pattern, and color, which will most closely resemble our existing roofs, and look best on our homes. I’ve attached 3 pics of my home (front and rear) as well as 2 pics of neighboring homes. Thank you. Craig Omaha, Nebraska Product: Multi-Width Shake or Bellaforté Shake
Dear Mr. Hergott,
It is great news that your Homeowner’s Association (HOA) has approved DaVinci Roofscapes products for all homes. As one of the first to select your roof type and colors you will be an example for your neighbors to refer to as others in your neighborhood replace their roofs so it is important for us to guide you on making a great selection.
I looked at all of the pictures that you sent of both homes in the development. It looks like the original cedar have changed in color as they have aged to brownish gray and the shakes are not as even as they once were. With the DaVinci product these are two concerns you will not have in the future. The color and look will remain basically the same for the life of the roof.
Since that is the case if you like the look of the aged shakes over how they looked when they were brand new then that is the look you will want to go for. I prefer the aged look for the homes in your neighborhood over the new cedar because it appears to me that the new cedar would not have enough contrast to the color of the bricks. Worry less about matching the existing color per se and more about finding a color that has a similar feel that you can love for many years to come.
My first thought is to go with either a Multi-Width or Bellaforté tile in Weathered Gray. This color has the warm look of aged wood. The Bellaforté has a bolder texture where the Multi-Width can be installed straight or staggered depending on the amount of texture/pattern desired.
If you prefer a deeper tone on the roof then a second option is Tahoe. Tahoe is darker and more brown in color than the weathered gray. It would give you more contrast between your roof and main color of the home(s) but it would still blend into the surroundings nicely.
In either case you will want to view the actual colors in outside of your home to get a true idea of how they are going to look before making your final decision.
Kate Smith DaVinci Roofscapes Color Expert
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