New LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge

December 19, 2013

Opened in late 2013, the new multi-purpose LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge in Tennessee includes 232,000-square feet of meeting and exhibit space in a sprawling lodge-type setting. Topping off the impressive structure is 965 squares of Valoré Slate polymer roofing tiles from DaVinci Roofscapes in the Verde blend of light and dark green tiles to [â¦]


SRA Architects Specify DaVinci Polymer Roof for New LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge

December 19, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Opened in late 2013, the new multi-purpose LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge in Tennessee includes 232,000-square feet of meeting and exhibit space in a sprawling lodge-type setting. Topping off the impressive structure is 965 squares of Valoré Slate polymer roofing tiles from DaVinci Roofscapes in the Verde blend of light and [â¦]


Shaking Up Utah Roofs

December 11, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Designer Kevin Price is seeing red — as in the Red Ledges community in Heber City, Utah. Price has shaken up the development by designing 22 custom homes, many with DaVinci Roofscapes polymer shake roofing tiles. “This development started with the edict that all roofs must be natural wood shake,” says […]


Double-Digit Growth Projected for DaVinci Roofscapes® in 2013 and 2014

December 3, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Following a year of housing market recovery, DaVinci Roofscapes®, manufacturers of polymer slate and shake roofing tiles, expects to end 2013 with top line sales increases in the double digits over 2012. And, the company anticipates experiencing double digit growth again in 2014. “Our product offering was ideally positioned to immediately […]


"Fighting Irish" Fan of DaVinci Polymer Slate Roof

November 19, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Located near the famous University of Notre Dame Main Building sits the Sara Bea Learning Center for Students with Disabilities. The large structure provides accommodations for students with disabilities attending the university, houses the campus mail distribution center and is home to a back-up generator system. Failing asphalt shingles and venting [â¦]


Architect Finds DaVinci Polymer Shake Roof Ideal for Coastal Setting

November 7, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Salt air, sea spray, fog and high humidity are just some of the coastal conditions architect David Schultz had to consider when recently redesigning a three-story New England Cottage style home for a client in Cape May, New Jersey. To top off the 8,000-square foot custom home, Schultz specified weather-resistant shake […]


Flying Pumpkins Won't Impact DaVinci Roof

October 29, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KS - What’s the worst job to have around Halloween when pranksters are engaged in everything from decorating trees with toilet paper to egging homes? Try being the principal of a high school or the dreaded math teacher who fails the star quarterback in his class. From the unhappy surprise of yards decorated […]


Realtor Roofing Tips

October 22, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Experienced realtor Sharon Sigman knows which products add value to a home and make it more sellable in the future. So, when it came time to have the roof replaced on her own home, Sigman did her research and ordered a Bellaforté Shake roof from DaVinci Roofscapes®. “The wood shake shingles […]


Re-roofing After Hurricane Isaac

October 15, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - The winds and rain from the remnants of Hurricane Isaac in 2012 did so much damage to Michael and Angela Klappa’s home that they had to replace their windows, interior walls, major sections of stucco siding and roof. Vowing never to go through that type of weather-related damage again, the Klappas […]


Bellaforté Roofing Stands Up to Rough Calgary Weather

October 3, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Rugged weather takes a heavy toll on a home’s exterior in Calgary. On the edge of Alberta’s Hailstorm Alley, and with winter temperatures often below 20 degrees for several months at a time, people here are extremely cautious about the products they select to help protect their homes and their families. […]


Roof Check Recommended During Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12, 2013

October 2, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - During Fire Prevention Week (October 6-12, 2013) experts at DaVinci Roofscapes remind homeowners to carefully inspect their roofs — especially if they have flammable cedar shake roofs. “With the number of major wildfires in the United States increasing each year, roofs made from wood can increase the risk of a catastrophic […]


Historic Oregon Church Gets Modern Polymer Roof

September 24, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Founded in 1852, the old mining town of Jacksonville, Oregon prides itself on keeping its city structures historically accurate. So, it was welcome news when the townâs Historic Architectural Review Committee approved a DaVinci Roofscapes polymer shake roof to replace the decaying cedar shakes on the roof at the historic First [â¦]


Roof Envy

September 17, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Oklahoma homeowner Terri Underhill was jealous. After seeing her neighbor’s new DaVinci Roofscapes polymer slate roof she had a bad case of “roof envy” — and she knew what had to be done. “When I saw my neighbor’s DaVinci roof and found out it wasn’t natural slate, I knew I could […]


New Polymer Valore Slate Roof for Historic Union Printers Home

September 10, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Fondly known in Colorado Springs as the "Castle on the Hill," the Union Printers Home has a long history of caring for people. Built in 1892 by members of the International Typographical Union to offer specialized health care to their union members, the facility today serves the general public with a [â¦]


Colorful Slate Roof Stands Out on Mountain Home

August 27, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - From their patio area sitting atop Mill Mountain, Kevin and Nancy Dye have a sweeping view of downtown Roanoke, Va. The only home high up on the north side of the mountain, the landmark property sits just below the famous illuminated Mill Mountain Star, making it a much-seen location. When the [â¦]


Timeless Roof Colors

August 15, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - According to national color expert Kate Smith, the most timeless roofing colors used on American homes include black, gray and cedar. And, colors that are gaining popularity in "shaking up" today's roofs include shades of green, clay and terracotta. "Black never goes out of style for any use," says Smith, president […]


Classic Restorations Adds New Roof to Villa Maria Guadalupe Retreat

August 6, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - The restful setting of the Villa Maria Guadalupe Retreat in Stamford, Ct., now has a new roof overhead that perfectly complements the structure's Mediterranean style architecture. Thanks to the expert roofers at Classic Restorations Inc., a polymer Multi-Width Slate roof from DaVinci Roofscapes® has been added to the rambling structure. Sitting […]


Free "FRESH Color Schemes for Your Home Exterior" Online Guide Available for Homeowners

July 31, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KS – DaVinci Roofscapes® and Sensational Color have introduced a new free 36-page FRESH Color Schemes for Your Home Exterior downloadable guide online to help homeowners select colors that enhance the exterior features of their homes. Written by national color expert Kate Smith of Sensational Color, the guide explores color options for seven […]


Lakeside Condo Community Relies on Bellaforté Shake Roofing Tiles

July 25, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Expansive views and direct access to Lake Erie make the Catawba Shores lakeside community an ideal living location ... except when a severe hail storm damaged all 35 of the condo roofs last year. Now, with the recent installation of replacement Bellaforté Shake polymer roofing tiles, carefree living has returned to […]


Steep Roof Pitch No Problem for Roofer Installing Polymer Shake Tiles

July 17, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Roofer Guy Galitski is used to roofing challenges. President of G.G. Roofing since 1977, Galitski has installed thousands of roofs in his career. So, when a homeowner in San Juan Capistrano needed to reroof her steep slope roof, Galitski and his team eagerly tackled the job. "We used Bellaforté Shake polymer [â¦]


$50,000 Worth of Bellaforté Roofing Tiles Available in The Great TOH Giveaway

July 15, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KS - For a second year, DaVinci Roofscapes®, the nation's leader in polymer roofing tile colors, has partnered as a major sponsor with This Old House Ventures on The Great TOH Giveaway. DaVinci will contribute $50,000 worth of Bellaforté roofing tiles as part of the giveaway in the August 2013 issue of This […]


Virginia Roofing Firm Relies on Valoré Slate

July 2, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Nathan Barbuto, Jr. and his team at Nathan's Roofing, Windows & Siding have found their "sweet spot" for roofing projects in Henrico County, Virginia. The family-owned company has been able to complete more than 20 roofing jobs in the last two years by offering polymer Valoré Slate roofing tiles for new [â¦]


Polymer Slate Roof Eases Homeowner Concerns

June 20, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - After Mary Katherine Hirsh was evacuated from her home in November 2011 due to a firestorm sweeping through her Reno neighborhood, she knew it was time for a new roof. According to a local fire official, the original 42-year-old wooden shakes on her Country French style home were a tinderbox waiting […]


DaVinci Multi-Width Shake Roofing Tiles Installed on Mai-Kai Condos in California

June 11, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Perfectly situated with water views of Newport Bay, the Mai Kai condo community in Newport Beach, Calif. has all the benefits of waterfront living — including the constant salt air and sea spray from the Pacific Ocean. So, when the real wood shake shingles on the 34 units deteriorated over time, […]


Tennessee Homeowners Wins $5,000 Cash Prize in DaVinci Roofscapes® "Shake it Up" Exterior Color

May 29, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Dennis and Pat Hodkinson, of Paris, Tenn., have won the $5,000 cash grand prize in the nationwide DaVinci Roofscapes® "Shake it Up" Exterior Color Contest. The Hodkinsons were named the contest winner after receiving more public votes than four other finalists out of 757 online votes cast. They can now use […]


Prepare Your Home for 2013 Hurricane Season

May 23, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KS - With memories of Hurricane Sandy still fresh in people's minds, homeowners are encouraged to take a "top down" approach to preparing their homes for the start of the 2013 Hurricane Season. "Hurricane Sandy caused more than $71 billion in damages and impacted millions of people last October," says Jill Hasling, president and […]



May 23, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Inspired by their love of warm earth-tone colors and touches of safari-themed items found inside their home, Jack and Angie Craig transformed the outside of their colonial-style house with stand-out paint colors and a custom-color roof design created by DaVinci Roofscapes® and Epic Exteriors. Designed to have a "European Cobblestone" feeling, [â¦]


Voting Now Open for DaVinci Roofscapes® "Shake it Up" Exterior Color Contest

May 13, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Public online voting is now available for the DaVinci Roofscapes® "Shake it Up" Exterior Color Contest. From May 13 - 26, 2013 people are encouraged to visit the DaVinci Facebook page at to select from one of five finalists in the contest. The winner, which will be announced on June […]


Colorful Roof Complements Home Exterior

May 9, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - When a severe hailstorm ruined the roof on her 13-year old home, Texas resident Mercedez Tylock decided to "make lemonade out of lemons." The professional interior designer turned her talents to the outside of her home and created a new exterior. Tylock started "from the top down" by selecting a Multi-Width […]


National Home Improvement Month Tips for Homeowners

May 1, 2013

AMBLER, PA - While springtime was slow to arrive this year, the warmer weather is now here just in time for May's National Home Improvement Month. With so many home projects to tackle, where do you start? According to Mark Clement, a professional contractor and host of MyFixitUpLife home improvement radio show, begin by selecting […]


Polymer Roof Investment Pleases Oregon Homeowner

May 1, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Homeowner Henry Bretthauer does his research and carefully weighs options before making purchasing decisions. That's why it didn't surprise his family and friends that it took 643 days for him to investigate and decide on his new DaVinci Roofscapes® Multi-Width Slate roof. "The original wood shake roof on our 20-year old […]


Homes Face Wicked Weather Woes

April 17, 2013

AMBLER, PA – Whether you believe in global warming or just think our weather patterns have been stretched to extremes in recent years, there's no doubt that homeowners nationwide need to prepare their homes for tougher weather conditions. Mother Nature's fury was felt extensively by homeowners during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, just as the mega-blizzard […]


Major Retail Location Uses DaVinci EcoBlend® Roof to Meet LEED Requirements

April 9, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Even though The North Face® retail store in Victor, N.Y. opened less than five months ago, the structure looks like it's been part of the landscape for a decade or more. Thanks to the intentional efforts of the retailer's construction team to select products that complement the historic setting of the [â¦]


Traffic-Stopping Polymer Roof Installation in Canada

April 3, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - The installation of the first DaVinci Roofscapes® polymer roof in Thunder Bay, Canada has caused quite a stir — and a traffic jam. During the six-day installation process of a Bellaforté Slate roof on the home of Barry George, both car and foot traffic came to a standstill in front of […]


Tips for Shaking Up Your Home's Exterior with Color

April 2, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - If you're eager to add a splash of color to your home's exterior, but don't know where to start, take some tips from designer/contractor Theresa Clement and start small by adding color accents outside your home. "Select a color you love and then paint a bench, your door knocker or flower […]


Custom Sky Blue Valoré Slate Roof Enhances Minnesota Home

March 25, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - To meet the specific needs of homeowners, sometimes building industry professionals need to get creative. That's what Tom Sullivan did when his clients requested a sky blue colored slate roof to remind them of their native Russian architecture. "This family loves the European influence, so when they were constructing their white […]


DaVinci Roofscapes Launches "Shake it Up" Exterior Color Contest

March 18, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - DaVinci Roofscapes®, the color leader in the polymer roofing industry, launches a home exterior color contest on March 18, 2013. Open to all homeowners nationwide, the "Shake it Up" Exterior Color Contest includes a $5,000 cash grand prize to help the winner add color to the exterior of his or her […]


Polymer Roofing Tiles Enhance Historic Town

March 14, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Business owners in the Chicago suburb of Beverly, Illinois take pride in maintaining the historic feel of their small community. So it was really no surprise when property owners Ed and Kim Bonk decided to upgrade their downtown building space with a new roof.


Cedar Shakes Take Back Seat to Polymer Shake Tiles

March 4, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Since 1990, more than 200 rustic log cabins have created the Stonebridge Log Home community in Todd, N.C. The 500-acre mountain community once relied on all-wood cedar shakes for the roofs on their homes â but not anymore. Almost a decade ago the property owners association for the community adopted rules [â¦]


New Polymer Roofs at The College of New Jersey

February 19, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - When high winds and severe weather from Hurricane Sandy whipped through New Jersey in October 2012, students at New Residence Hall at The College of New Jersey slept easily. The recently-installed DaVinci Roofscapes® polymer roof overhead helped keep them safe and secure.


Roofer Recommends Polymer Roofs for High-End Homes

February 6, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Roofer Mark Bloyer knows how to be competitive in his southern Kansas marketplace. He targets customers interested in quality — and then provides them with top-quality service and authentic-looking polymer roofing tiles boasting long-term warranties. "We've done numerous re-roofing jobs with slate and shake profile tiles from DaVinci Roofscapes that are […]


Bellaforté Shake Tiles Generate Four Times More Sales than Anticipated

February 4, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - In the six months since being introduced to the marketplace, Bellaforté Shake polymer roofing tiles from DaVinci Roofscapes have quadrupled the anticipated sales figures for the new product. "When we launched Bellaforté Shake in June of 2012, we knew it was a great roofing tile, but even we're surprised at the […]


Downtown Vail a "City of DaVinci Roofs"

January 31, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - The iconic Clock Tower in the center of picturesque Vail Village in Colorado now boasts a new polymer slate roof just in time for the winter weather. The new roof on the Clock Tower blends in perfectly with other DaVinci roofs that help create a unified look to the downtown.


New CEU Course Offered by DaVinci Roofscapes®

January 24, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - DaVinci Roofscapes®, the color leader in the polymer roofing industry, has partnered with national color expert Kate Smith, CMG of Sensational Color, to offer a customized color course for architects, designers and industry professionals. The free online course, entitled "The FRESH Approach to Choosing Exterior Colors," takes approximately one hour to […]


Colorado Resident Saves 25 Percent on Homeowner Insurance with Polymer Shake Roof

January 22, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - There are many reasons Andrew Marenin cites for being thrilled with his new Bellaforté Shake polymer roof. The appearance, value and neighbor envy are a few — but the discount he'll get on his State Farm® homeowner's insurance is perhaps the best reason. "After my roof had hail damage, my independent […]


New Videos from DaVinci Roofscapes

January 16, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - With the addition of several newly-created custom videos, there's something for everyone at the DaVinci Roofscapes® website. Roofers and contractors can gain step-by-step tips on installing Bellaforté® slate and shake products on a new video, homeowners can learn how to select the ideal colors for the exterior of their homes, and […]


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