First-Time DaVinci Installer Sold on Polymer Shakes
KANSAS CITY, KAN. - A recent Mill Creek, Washington re-roofing project provided Larry Haight’s Residential Roofing the opportunity to install DaVinci Roofscapes polymer shake roofing tiles to replace worn-out natural cedar shakes. Based on the successful installation, it won’t be the last time the company recommends DaVinci products.
“Many homeowners in our area are tired of the continued maintenance involved with real cedar shake roofs,” says Michael Haight, president of Larry Haight’s Residential Roofing out of Redmond, WA. “This was the same situation with our Mill Creek customer. They wanted to keep the cedar shake look without going back to real cedar roofing.”
Haight and his team have specialized in residential roofing for more than 29 years, so they’ve dealt with cedar roofing issues in the past. “As with many other homeowners, this particular homeowner decided to replace their roof because the old material was worn out and they didn’t want any leaks. At the same time they decided to install eight new skylights and new gutters. This was a dream project working with the realistic-looking DaVinci Multi-Width Shake polymer roofing tiles.”
DaVinci Multi-Width Shake displays the texture of natural cedar shake with a deep-grained surface. Available in 9″, 8″, 7″, 6″ and 4″ widths along with a virtually limitless color palette, the multi-width shake product features both wavy and straight grains throughout the blend for an authentic appearance. Multiple widths of the 5/8″ profile on the tiles help create a more natural, non-repeating appearance that can be laid in either a straight or staggered pattern.
For their roof, the Mill Creek homeowners chose to modify the standard Tahoe blend to create a custom color blend that includes dark, medium dark, medium light and light Tahoe colors. The earthy combination complements the home’s brick exterior and tree-covered setting.
According to the non-profit organization, The Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau, the longevity of a roof depends on many things: the grade and quality of the product used, the quality of the application, climate, salt-water proximity, exposure and maintenance. The bureau estimates the live span for natural cedar roofs is approximately 30+ years if well maintained. With no maintenance requirements, polymer shake roofs from DaVinci are backed by a 50-year limited warranty.
“This particular roofing project has generated a lot of leads for our company,” says Haight. “I think we’ve got a win-win situation going here for homeowners in our area. Between the impressive warranty that comes with the DaVinci product and our company’s lifetime workmanship warranty on all re-roof and gutter installs, the combination brings peace-of-mind to our customers.”
Each DaVinci polymer roof shingle is lightweight, impervious to freeze/thaw cycles, impact resistant, maintenance free, color fade resistant, Class A fire rated (with specified underlayments), UL 2218 Class 4 impact rated, and wind resistant to 110 mph. All DaVinci polymer tiles resist water absorption, which eliminates freeze-thaw issues and allows for installation in most weather conditions.
The experienced team members at DaVinci Roofscapes develop and manufacture industry-leading polymer slate and shake roofing systems with an authentic look and superior performance. DaVinci leads the industry in the greatest selection of colors, tile thickness and tile width variety. The company’s reliable products have a 50-year limited warranty and are 100 percent recyclable. All DaVinci high-performing roofing products are proudly made in America where the company is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, the National Association of Roofing Contractors, the Cool Roof Rating Council and the U.S. Green Building Council. For information call 1-800-328-4624 or visit www.davinciroofscapes.com.