New Bellaforte Roofing Tiles Introduced

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – DaVinci Roofscapes®, the leader in synthetic roofing tiles, will introduce the new Bellaforté(TM) slate product line at the 2009 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas on January 20-23, 2009 in booth #S9520. The new synthetic tiles incorporate several patented features, are interlocking and will be available in a 12-inch slate profile. The patented Bellaforté roofing tiles use twenty percent less material than traditional synthetic and natural slate shingles. They simplify installation speed and lower the overall cost for builders, remodelers, roofing contractors and homeowners.

DaVinci will also showcase its new Fancy Shake(TM) roofing tiles at the show. Offering a machine-sawn cedar look, Fancy Shake products provide a more refined appearance on homes than a traditional hand-split cedar shake. The pristine shake has a clean, smooth look on both sides and is available in four unique color blends — Autumn, Mountain, Tahoe and Weathered Gray.

Another popular DaVinci product, DaVinci Shake(TM) roofing tiles, will be showcased in the company’s booth. Introduced in 2005, DaVinci Shake roofing tiles offer the authentic beauty of natural wood shake shingles. A 5/8-inch profile and deep-grained surface reflect the natural textures in rough-hewn cedar and provide a deep shadow line. DaVinci Shake is offered in five color blends and features widths of 4-, 6-, 7-, 8- and 9-inches. Combined with the mix of straight and wavy profiles, this creates a non-repeating appearance to capture the realistic beauty of natural wood shake.

DaVinci’s original product line, DaVinci Slate(TM) roofing tiles, will be on exhibit at the show. Modeled from actual slate and hand finished to add a craftsman’s touch, each tile features a classically coarse surface and naturally rough edges that imitate slate’s intrinsic imperfections. Each roofing tile is a half-inch thick, twice the thickness of most other synthetic slate products. DaVinci Slate roofing tiles are available in two popular solid colors and nine exclusive blends that reproduce the classic look of a hand-sorted natural slate roof.

DaVinci Slate is offered in a standard mix of five individually molded tiles in widths of 6-, 7- 9-, 10- and 12-inches. This provides a non-repeating, natural appearance that eliminates the “man-made” look found in other synthetic products. Only DaVinci offers a 4-inch shingle that can be used with roofing architectural features (such as turrets), saving time during installation and creating a more finished appearance.

Virtually maintenance-free and backed by a 50-year limited warranty, DaVinci Roofscapes Slate and Shake product lines are embedded with state-of-the-art UV stabilizers, have passed extensive industry testing and are easy to install. No special tools or training are required to install DaVinci synthetic roof products and tiles come pre-bundled with varying widths for hassle-free installation. DaVinci products resist curling, cracking and fading, mold, algae, fungus and insects under normal conditions. Additionally, DaVinci roofing tiles resist water absorption, which eliminates freeze-thaw issues and allows for installation in all weather conditions.

DaVinci Roofscapes has manufactured award-winning synthetic slate and shake roofing since 1999. The polymer roofing tiles are 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. For additional information call 1-800-328-4624 or visit our website.