Spring — and Slate — Are in the Air

Winter weather has finally melted away and it’s time for a new roof. Your old natural slate roof took quite a beating during the harsh weather these past few years and you’re ready to replace it.

Not so fast.

Before having a new slate roof put on your home, you owe it to yourself to research the benefits of simulated slate roofing products — like Multi-Width DaVinci Roofscapes and Bellaforté slate products.

Warranted for 50 years, DaVinci Roofscapes composite slate roofing tiles have many advantages over natural slate products. They don’t crack and chip off like natural slate, are easier to maintain and won’t break your budget.

Polymer slate from DaVinci comes in three profiles:

  • Multi-Width DaVinci – this is our original product. It comes in 5 different widths – 12″, 10″, 9″, 7″ and 6″ widths…bundles arrive at the job site pre-sorted by color and size.
  • Single-Width Valoré – we came out with single-widthafter we received requests from a number of homeowners to have a product that was one size only – 12″ tile width and same as the Multi-Width – the bundles come job site ready and pre-sorted by color blend.
  • Bellaforté – we came out with Bellaforté for even easier installation as well as a product that had superior wind resistance performance.  Bellaforté tiles are 12″ tiles as well.


Since DaVinci offers a manufactured slate tile, you can be assured of excellent test results and certifications. Plus, DaVinci products are so realistic-looking that many people can’t tell the difference between natural slate and synthetic slate roof tiles.

“The DaVinci slate roofing tiles I installed look better than natural slate tiles, says Mark Clement, host of MyFixitUpLife. “The look is so realistic that people pass by and can’t tell the difference between them and real slate. They always bet me that these are real slate shingles. I come up a winner every time with these eco-friendly roofing tiles.”

For more information on DaVinci lightweight roofing solutions, see How Could Imitation Slate Be Better Than the Real Thing?