Historic Rutherfurd Hall Gets Synthetic Slate Roof

October 10, 2017

Rutherfurd Hall in Allamuchy Township, N.J. has quite a history. Designed by famed New York architect Whitney Warren (whose company designed Grand Central Terminal in New York City) and landscaped by the Olmsted Brothers (sons of Frederick Law Olmstead) the massive Tudor-style home was constructed in 1904 for the Rutherfurd family. After changing ownership in the 1950s, the structure was used as a residence and nursing home for nuns, and was sold 10 years ago to the local Board of Education, which now operates it as a cultural center and museum.


Historic 1883 Barn Gets New Composite Slate Roof

August 15, 2017

Back in 1883 a timber-framed Standard Pennsylvania style barn was constructed with a real slate roof on the homestead of the Hartong family, located in the City of Green, Ohio. After more than a century of service, the worn out slate roof --- and the rotting wood structural support system beneath it --- have finally received a facelift.


Historic Selkirk Lighthouse Gets Durable New Roof

October 10, 2016

Constructed in 1838, the Salmon River Lighthouse in Pulaski, N.Y. has survived more than 175 challenging winters. Located at the convergence of the Salmon River and Lake Ontario, this sturdy stone structure (also known as the Selkirk Lighthouse) was elected to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1979.


Roofing Magic: Transformation of Historic Roofs with Modern Materials

August 10, 2016

As the new owners of a 137-year old home in Mt. Airy, Pa., the Nasratullah family knew the original terra cotta roof had to go. They hesitated, not wanting to give up the historic look of the roof, but it was in bad shape. That's when they learned about synthetic roofing materials.


DaVinci Roofscapes Goes to Court

March 12, 2015

The 1885 Carroll County Courthouse in Carrollton, Ohio has seen its share of history. Now, thanks to the installation of DaVinci Roofscapes polymer slate roofing tiles, the old chipped natural slate roof that was atop the three-story courthouse is part of that history.


Historic St. Paul's Cathedral in Oklahoma City Gets Fire Brick Red Polymer Roof

October 16, 2014

Almost two decades after the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, the heavily-damaged St. Paul's Cathedral and Parish House near the blast site finally have new, long-lasting polymer roofs overhead.


Church Renovation Includes DaVinci Roof Donation

January 16, 2014

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - A small, worn-down 1850s church in Montgomery, Minnesota has gotten quite a bit of attention over the past few years thanks to local resident Greg Thomas. After being diagnosed with stage four cancer in 2009, Thomas came to the dilapidated church to sit on the closed structureâs steps and reflect. Thatâs [â¦]


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¦]


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¦]


DaVinci Slate Roof Returns Historic Building to Original Beauty

October 25, 2011

KANSAS CITY, Kan.--Maryann Pilon, director of facilities at Mount St. Mary College in the quaint hills of Newburgh, N.Y., had a unique problem. A campus building needed a new roof, but not just any roof. Naturally, it had to provide top-rate durability and weather tightness--but it also had to reflect the 140-year-old building's historical significance. [â¦]


Historic Roundhouse at DuSable Museum Gets New Polymer Roof

April 12, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - After a proud history that includes serving as a horse stable during the 1893 World's Fair, the Roundhouse at DuSable Museum in Chicago has now been restored. Originally built in the early 19th century, the structure's round shape is made of Joliet limestone and is now topped by a DaVinci Roofscapes® [â¦]


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¦]


Vertical Roof Installation

September 21, 2009

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Look at the eight buildings that create the Smith and Mohawk Residences at the State University of New York (SUNY) campus in Canton, N.Y., and you're liable to tilt your head. That's because the structures all feature unique mansard roofs that reach from the top of the buildings down more than […]


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