Rainbow of Roofing Colors
KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Pumpkin Patch. Blueberry Harvest. Sunset Gold. If you can visualize it, DaVinci Roofscapes® can create the perfect-match custom color for your roofing tiles. The company, which specializes in manufacturing synthetic slate and shake tiles, has the capability to create any conceivable color for the roof of a residential or commercial project.
“We’ve created a Fired Brick red roof for Bass Pro shop in Phoenix, a Royal Blue shake roof for the Church of the Realization in California, and a Chateau Blue slate roof for a homeowner in New York,” says Bryan Ward, director of operations at DaVinci Roofscapes. “If someone has a sample of the color they desire — whether a fabric swatch, a paint chip color or even the hair off a golden retriever, we can match it.”
While most requests come to DaVinci for just a single custom color, Ward remembers that one project required seven different variations on a single color. One of the most challenging projects his team has ever worked on, they matched antique clay tiles that had discolored over time for a synagogue in Long Island. To achieve the same weathered look, seven variations of terra cotta colors were manufactured and blended together on the roof.
Masters of Color
By mixing selected pigments into color concentrates that are then added into the tile molding process at DaVinci, the company can develop any color a homeowner, roofer or developer may want on a project. “The true beauty of this process is that roofs can be customized to complement or accentuate the design of any home or commercial project,” says Ward.
“For the most part, once a new custom color has been created, it goes into our existing inventory of colors. These new color additions are available to anyone. We once developed a custom red color that matched a cement tile for a condo association in St. Thomas. That color has since become popular for other projects in the United States.”
Mix it Up
For those people who want to “mix it up” using the 19 existing DaVinci standard palette colors, the company offers a unique Custom Blend Tool at the DaVinci web site (see the Professional Section for Architects at www.davinciroofscapes.com). Site visitors can quickly “mix and match” traditional DaVinci colors on-screen into different blend combinations. Within seconds, you can see how two, three, four or five unique standard colors would look when blended together on a roof.
“You can try out a three-color blend of Dark Amber, Green Stone and Light Gray,” says Ward. “Or you can see what just two colors of Light Purple and Dark Violet would look like. There are hundreds of combination options for creating a personalized blended roof using our standards colors that can set a project apart in the marketplace.”
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 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.