Brick Siding + Composite Shake Roofing = Low Maintenance Home Exterior
How do you get a truly maintenance-free home exterior? Follow the lead of Dale and Donna Young. The homeowners purchased a brick home and then put a composite shake roof on the top.
“The cedar roof was failing when we bought the house,” says Donna Young of North Barrington, Illinois. “It was 20 years old and in poor condition.
“Some areas of the real cedar roof were rotting and splitting. Other areas were distorted in shape, cupping or curling. In addition, moss and mildew were problematic. We knew the real cedar roof had to go.”
To accent their brick home exterior, the Youngs selected Bellaforté Shake composite roofing in a Tahoe blend of four brown shades. The roofing material was recommended by their Property Owners Association at Wynstone. Modeled from actual shake for natural, non-repeating beauty, Bellaforté resists fading, rotting, cracks and pests. Plus it’s earned Class 4 Impact and Class A Fire ratings.
“The impact and maintenance-free nature of the DaVinci Roofscapes roofing products are highly beneficial,” says Young. “And a big plus is that the composite roof qualifies us for a discount on our homeowners insurance. We’re saving about 10% with State Farm each year thanks to this roof.
“The DaVinci product is superior to real cedar. Importantly, it’s just as aesthetically pleasing as cedar, but without the maintenance or hassles.”
Standing Up to Bad Weather
The new composite shake roof was installed in the summer of 2017. Since then, the North Barrington area has experienced some strong hail and high wind conditions.
“We’ve had no problems at all with the Bellaforté roof,” says Young. “The DaVinci roof is as attractive today as it was when first installed. Plus, the composite roof improves the curb appeal and increases the value of our home.”
Kudos to the Roofers
Working with an experience crew made the roofing experience even better for the homeowners.
“Anthony Walsh and his team at DuraShield are top notch,” says Young. “They provided excellent service and high quality work. The crew was proficient, timely and clean.
“Really, I’ve got to say that the customer service and follow up with Durashield was unparalleled. They did a fantastic job working with our insurance company for nine months to guarantee we were not being short-changed.
“We simply had the best experience with both DuraShield and DaVinci. As a result, we’ve recommended the product and roofer to friends and neighbors. We’re now one of many in our neighborhood that have made the switch to DaVinci roofing.”