Bellaforte = Strong and Beautiful in Oklahoma
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 DaVinci Roofscapes web site. The Bellaforté roof that's now on our house is absolutely beautiful — it's the icing on the cake for our 3,800-square foot ranch-style home."
Bradshaws' decision to have the synthetic roofing tile installed on her home has impacted both her pocketbook and the neighborhood in a positive way. "Because these tiles are fire resistant and can stand up to severe weather conditions, we're able to save on our homeowners insurance," says the Bradshaw. "And, one of our neighbors was so impressed with the look and quality of the roof that they've scheduled to have Bellaforté tiles installed on their home this month."
Roofer Admires Weather Resistancy
For roofer Donny Dewey, the request from the homeowner for a synthetic roof came as a bit of a surprise. "I've primarily installed asphalt shingle roofs in the past, but given my experience with this product, I'm definitely ready to sell and install synthetic roofing tiles," says Dewey, owner of Superior Roofing of Oklahoma. "The Bellaforté product was easy to install and is a great, cost-effective option for homeowners looking to protect their homes with a durable, aesthetically-pleasing roofing product."
Dewey and his crew handle mostly weather-related re-roofing projects throughout all of Oklahoma. "We get some terrible storms through here with severe hail and high winds that tear asphalt shingles right off the roofs," says Dewey. "DaVinci's synthetic products are so durable that I imagine they just laugh at Mother Nature and what she throws at them."
Bellaforté on the Roof
Backed by a 50-year warranty, the patented snap-fit, self-locating Bellaforté roofing tiles include an integrated rain gutter, leading edge tab and rain dam. The 12-inch slate Bellaforté roofing tiles have achieved some of the strictest testing ratings in the country, including the Miami Dade Notice of Acceptance (NOA) and Florida Building Code (FBC) qualifications.
Bellaforté roofing tiles use twenty percent less material than traditional synthetic and natural slate shingles, saving resources and reducing the tile weight. A square of Bellaforté roofing tile weighs just 185 pounds, helping reduce both installation time and landfill load due to reduced construction waste.
"Once you get the hang of the snap-fit aspect of the Bellaforté tiles, the installation is really fast," says Dewey. "The way the tiles self-align is impressive. I've installed roofs since 1985 and this product has taught me that there are new options in the marketplace that are valuable for both installers and homeowners."
DaVinci Roofscapes has manufactured award-winning synthetic slate and shake roofing since 1999. The polymer roofing tiles are virtually maintenance free and far more cost effective than the natural product. DaVinci leads the industry in tile thickness, the tile width variety and the greatest selection of subtle earth-toned colors. Company products have a 50-year warranty and are 100 percent recyclable. DaVinci proudly makes its products in America and is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, the Cool Roof Rating Council and the U.S. Green Building Council. For additional information call 1-800-328-4624 or visit our website.