Keeping Churches Safe
When many church members bow their heads in prayer, they’re often thanking God for the roof over their heads. During Church Safety and Security Month in October, churches nationwide are encouraged to think about securing their churches and making them safer. One of the best ways we know to do this is to replace old rotting roofs with fire-, impact-, high wind and insect-resistant composite slate and shake roofing tiles.
For more than a decade we’ve proudly supplied durable, dependable DaVinci Roofscapes products to churches across the nation. From the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Church in Johnson City, NY to the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in San Angelo, TX to the small St. John’s Chapel renovated by a single man in Montgomery, MN, our composite slate and shake roofing tiles grace the roofs of dozens of churches in North America.
Along with being selected for their appealing looks, our roofing tiles are chosen to bring security and peace-of-mind to church congregations. Here’s what some church leaders have to say about their DaVinci Roofs:
“We selected the DaVinci products because of their aesthetics and resistance to impact and hail. Because our previous roofs were destroyed in hail storms we placed special emphasis on finding a top-quality roofing product that would have a 50-year limited warranty. We don’t want to deal with this issue again in our lifetimes.”
-Jim Wolfe – Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Centennial, CO
“We’ve had no problems with the roof. There has been lots of wind, snow and rain in the past five years. We’ve never had a leak and it looks just as great today as the day it was installed. We consider the DaVinci roof a good investment. The roof accents the church. A real slate roof would have been too costly; asphalt would not have given us the visual appeal that the composite slate gives us.”
-Father Peter Grover – St. Clement Eucharist Shrine, Boston, MA
“Frankly, we chose DaVinci polymer roofing because it was one of a very few products that were on a pre-approved materials list issued by the Denver Historic Landmark Preservation Commission. This commission must approve any exterior changes for a structure before a building permit can be issued.”
-Judy Allison – St. John’s Cathedral, Denver, CO
“Our church dealt with the high mounting costs of maintaining our real slate roof for many years. The slate needed constant attention and wasn’t energy efficient. After we saw the authentic appearance of the DaVinci product, we knew we’d found the solution to our problem.”
-Rev. Joe Ashby – Grace Episcopal Church, Mansfield, OH
“We selected DaVinci Roofscapes Multi-Width Slate tiles based on the company’s reputation and the quality of the product. We’ve had the DaVinci composite roof up for several years now and have had no problems at all, despite some truly bad storms.”
-Jon Georgiandis – McFarlin Methodist Church, Norman, OK
“Our entire town is on the national historic register and we had to receive permission from the Historic Architectural Review Committee to use the DaVinci roofing product. Because the product looked so authentic to real cedar shakes and had a better fire rating than wood shingles, the committee made the decision for the first time ever to allow polymer roofing tiles on a structure in our city.”
-Dave Harter – First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville (Ore.)