2010 Roofing Round-Up

November 29, 2010

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – If homeowners had a theme song dedicated to their re-roofing projects in 2010, it would most likely be Frank Sinatra’s “I Did It My Way.” Year-end research at DaVinci Roofscapes® shows that the most popular selling product for the polymer slate and shake roofing tile company


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

November 22, 2010

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – 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 — all typical of southern New


S.H.A.R.P. Rebuilding Efforts Begin in California

October 5, 2010

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – With last summer’s devastating wildfires still on everyone’s minds, California residents have begun the process of rebuilding their lives … and their homes. Many homeowners throughout the state are taking this opportunity to build S.H.A.R.P. … Sensible Homes with Advanced Roofing Polymers. “Impact- and fire-resistant polymer


DaVinci Roofscapes Launches New Website

September 29, 2010

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – DaVinci Roofscapes®, one of the leading manufacturers of polymer slate and shake roofing tiles in the nation, has updated and launched a new website at www.davinciroofscapes.com. Designed to assist homeowners, architects and roofing contractors, the website includes complete information on every DaVinci product line, including the


Award-Winning Renovation Project Features DaVinci Synthetic Slate Roofing Tiles

September 2, 2010

When Tim Wahl moved into his 1950s California-split-style Kansas City home three years ago, he had a vision. Wahl imagined the entire house being completely remodeled inside and out. Now complete, the successful transformation has received the Remodel of the Year project award from Kansas City Homes & Gardens magazine.


Captain George's Seafood Restaurant

August 18, 2010

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Despite its coastal location and the potential for severe weather anytime throughout the year, the owners of the new Captain George's Seafood Restaurant in Kill Devil Hills aren't worried. The 12,100-square-foot building on the Outer Banks of North Carolina is protected by an impact-resistant roof from DaVinci Roofscapes®. Tested to withstand [â¦]


Invest in Your Roof

August 17, 2010

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – If your asphalt shingles are curling or your wooden cedar shake shingles have rotted out, it’s time to look for a new roof. This major home improvement investment requires research and an understanding of roofing material options to make the best selection for your home. “There’s


100-Year-Old Slate Roof Replaced with DaVinci Synthetic Roofing Tiles

August 10, 2010

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - When roofer Chris Boyd saw the Mohawk Avenue School in Sparta, N.J. a year ago, he smiled. The roof was in bad shape and still had its original 100-year-old slate tiles on the building. "We specialize in authentic historic design roofing work and this project totally fit our capabilities," says Boyd [â¦]


Class A Synthetic Roofs Resist California Wildfires

July 30, 2010

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Thousands of anxious people in northern Los Angeles County today are being evacuated from their homes due to raging wildfires that started late Thursday southwest of Palmdale. Perhaps the only homeowners experiencing some sense of calm are those who previously made the investment in Class A


St. Regis Hotel and Residences

July 28, 2010

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – When the five-star St. Regis Hotel and Residences opened in Atlanta in 2009, the property became an instant landmark. With 151 guest rooms and 53 permanent residences, the expansive facility was critically acclaimed as the ideal design statement to complement its prestigious Buckhead setting. Rabun Rasche


Roof Advisor Makes Life Easier for Homeowners

July 22, 2010

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – When Larry Miller speaks, Seattle homeowners listen. With more than 40 years experience in the roofing industry, Miller now specializes in laying the groundwork to make it easier for consumers to reroof their homes. “We serve as residential roof consultants offering free, unbiased advice, independent oversight


Chapel Roof Pattern Created with DaVinci Synthetic Slate Roof Tiles

July 6, 2010

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Almost 140 years after it was built, the chapel at the Dayton Veterans Administration Medical Center has a new roof. The original roof, constructed out of slate, boasted a large cross with a star-studded border in light colors on the background of black slate. That roof was long ago replaced with […]


Tornado Worries for Long Island

July 1, 2010

Weather Woes … When the Wind Blows KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Last week people in Great Neck, Long Island discovered what it’s like to live in Tornado Alley. When a tornado struck their neighborhoods on June 24th, most residents feared for their lives … and their homes. “Midwestern residents deal


Synthetic Shake Roof Transforms Alabama Home

June 16, 2010

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Two months ago if you drove up to the Gapultos home in Russellville, Alabama you’d swear aliens had chewed off part of their cedar shake roof. Just 12 years after being installed, several shakes were missing, while others were curling up badly. The entire roof was


Homeowner Recycles Synthetic Roof Tiles

June 4, 2010

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Bill Lowell is doing his part to help the environment. He’s currently renovating his Minnesota home with a recycled blue jean product for sound insulation, a geo-thermal closed loop heating/cooling system, a grey-water system using recycled water to flush toilets and a DaVinci synthetic slate roof.


Out of the Ashes

May 25, 2010

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - When a fire destroyed the historic Olde Liberty Station restaurant in Bedford, Virginia in September of 2009, owner Harry Leist vowed to rebuild. Just five months later the popular restaurant reopened its doors â with a new roof overhead and a long line of waiting customers. "This building is a landmark [â¦]


Saving Every Drop

April 28, 2010

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Builders, remodelers and homeowners eager to maximize natural resources are hoping for rainy weather. The environmentally-friendly efforts of these concerned people rely on harvesting rainwater as a major initiative toward reducing water and energy costs by homeowners. What is the most popular collection point for rainwater?


Hail Bounces Off DaVinci Synthetic Roofs

April 12, 2010

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – As seasonal severe weather conditions intensify throughout the Midwest, many people wonder how they can protect their homes from hail associated with strong storms. Sometimes reaching the size of softballs, hail can destroy a standard roof in less than 10 minutes. “Being safe and secure comes


Grapefruit-Sized Hail in Oklahoma Bounces Off Davinci Synthetic Roofs

March 28, 2010

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Homes and businesses throughout Oklahoma have taken a beating during the past several weeks with grapefruit-sized hail. While many roofs look like Swiss cheese due to the impact of powerful hail storms, some homes with DaVinci synthetic roofing tiles were unaffected and look brand new. Oklahoma


Hail Bounces off DaVinci Synthetic Roofs

March 18, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Kan., May 18 — PRNewswire — As seasonal severe weather conditions intensify throughout the Midwest, many people wonder how they can protect their homes from hail associated with strong storms. Sometimes reaching the size of softballs, hail can destroy a standard roof in less than 10 minutes. “Being


Is Your Roof Ready for Hurricane Season?

March 18, 2010

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – If you live in a coastal area prone to severe weather, it’s time for your yearly roof check-up. “National Hurricane Preparedness Week is the ideal time each year to inspect and evaluate the condition of your home’s roof,” says Ray Rosewall, president of DaVinci Roofscapes®. “Homeowners


Bellaforte = Strong and Beautiful in Oklahoma

March 3, 2010

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – In Italian, Bellaforté translates to “beautiful and strong.” In Oklahoma, homeowner Kathy Bradshaw discovered that the translation means the exact same thing. “We looked into many options when deciding to replace the asphalt shingle roof on our home,” says Bradshaw. “Our research brought us to the


Bellaforte Roofing Tiles Installed on Homes for Our Troops Project in Georgia

February 25, 2010

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – All hands were “on deck” — the roof deck, that is — during the weekend of February 20-21 as DaVinci Bellaforté synthetic roofing tiles were installed on the new home of Cpl. Joshua Lindsay. As part of the Build Brigade coordinated by the non-profit group Homes


DaVinci Roofscapes Re-Enlists with Homes for Our Troops

January 26, 2010

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – DaVinci Roofscapes®, the leader in synthetic roofing tile production, has renewed its commitment to support the non-profit organization, Homes for Our Troops. As a returning corporate sponsor for 2010, DaVinci will supply synthetic slate and shake roofing tiles for a variety of project homes for severely


DaVinci Roofscapes Introduces New Products at 2010 International Builders’ Show

January 8, 2010

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – DaVinci Roofscapes®, the leader in synthetic roofing tiles, will showcase the company’s newest products at the 2010 International Builders’ Show, including DaVinci EcoBlend™, Valore Shake™ and Valore Slate™ roofing tiles. Located in booth #N1115, the DaVinci exhibit features the company’s revolutionary Bellaforté line of interlining and


Bellaforté Synthetic Roofing Tiles Achieve Miami Dade Notice of Acceptance

January 6, 2010

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – DaVinci Roofscapes®, the leader in synthetic roofing tiles, has earned a Miami Dade Notice of Acceptance (NOA)* for their patented Bellaforté® slate product line. The roofing tiles, which already meet the Florida Building Code (FBC) qualifications, have met wind resistance testing of up to 175 mph


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