What a Difference a Year — and a Polymer Roof — Make for One Coastal Homeowner

In November of 2009, the Hageman family moved into their 5,300-square foot Green Life Smart Life home in Narragansett, Rhode Island. During the past 12 months, their coastal home has been subjected to tropical storm winds, a blizzard, hail and heavy rainfall.

What’s protected the family from the elements? Their DaVinci composite slate roof.

“Our LEED-H Gold certified home appears to just laugh at the weather,” says homeowner Joe Hageman. “In particular, our DaVinci EcoBlend environmentally friendly roof has held up remarkably well. Despite hail storms and wind gusts of up to 60mph on the bay, this polymer roof is as perfect today as when it was installed.

“We have some tough nights when I expect to wake up and find shingles blown off the house, but it never happens with the green roof construction we used. The durability of these imitation slate tiles is simply amazing.”

For the Hagemans, weather resistance is only one major reason they selected DaVinci composite slate roofing products. The other is to help the family harvest rainwater.

“We selected our synthetic slate roof because the tiles do not release toxins which could potentially run off into the water system,” says Hageman. “The rainwater collected from the composite slate roof over our home travels to an interconnected gutter system that directs all the water to our 5,000-gallon underground storage tank. We use the pure water from our simulated slate roof as needed to support our landscaping efforts.”