Apartment Complex Appearance Enhanced with Composite Shakes
Built in the mid 1960s, Pinehill Park Apartments is ready for a facelift. Because the exterior features a mansard roof application, the old deteriorating real cedar shakes are top on the renovation list.
“We were lucky the shakes stayed in fairly reasonable condition over the years,” says Howard Friedman, owner of Pinehill Park Apartments in Bellevue, Nebraska. “However, in recent years the shake edges started to erode. This makes the entire façade tired looking.”
Choosing Long-Term Durability
Friedman reviewed a wide variety of replacement product options. These include wood shakes and steel. Ultimately he selected synthetic shake shingles from DaVinci Roofscapes. The composite shakes are made from virgin resins, UV and thermal stabilizers plus a highly-specialized fire retardant. The roofing tiles all resist splitting, cracking and fading. After that, they also resist insects and impact.
“I chose the DaVinci Shakes for their durability, fire rating, and curb appeal value,” says Friedman. “The DaVinci Shakes will be more durable and last longer than asphalt shingles. In addition, I won’t have any maintenance headaches with these composite shakes.”
DaVinci: The Only Choice
To install the new mansard roofing on the 204-unit apartment complex, Friedman hired The Rooferees at John Higgins WeatherGuard in Omaha. This team completed 50 DaVinci projects in 2021. They enjoy the mansard roofing challenge.
“This is a progressive project for us,” says Trent Lovewell with The Rooferees. “We started in early December. Depending on weather, we will probably finish in the Springtime.
“We told Howard that the DaVinci product was really the only choice he could make to assure there would be no re-roof work done down the road. Despite the demanding weather conditions of our area, we’ve seen the DaVinci roofing tiles hold up extremely well on projects year-after-year. In addition, they’re backed by a Lifetime Limited Material Warranty. This will give Howard peace-of-mind for many years to come!”
Adding Curb Appeal
For Friedman, one of the most important aspects of the new roof installation is enhancing the curb appeal of the apartment complex.
“This structure is built on a hill,” says Friedman. “As you approach Galvin Road, you see the building’s mansard roof quite easily.
“When the new roof is complete, I expect the apartment complex to be very eye-catching. This will help us attract new residents. At the same time, it will make our current residents proud of where they live.”