Colorful “Safari Home” Features Custom DaVinci Roof
Inspired by their love of warm earth-tone colors and touches of safari-themed items found inside their home, Jack and Angie Craig transformed the outside of their colonial-style house with stand-out paint colors and a custom-color roof design created by DaVinci Roofscapes and Epic Exteriors.
Designed to have a “European Cobblestone” feeling, four earthy colors of polymer roofing tiles staggered on the Craig’s roof create an inspiring pattern. By using a custom blend of Light Clay, Medium Light Autumn, Medium Autumn and Black, the homeowners were able to make an exterior design statement with their roof and work “from the top down” to add color to their home.
“We had 49 roofing colors to choose from with DaVinci and got very creative to come up with the exact custom color blend we thought would complement our house,” says Angie Craig of Westwood Hills, Kansas. “The new roof replaced a solid black asphalt shingle roof and motivated us to get rid of the boring white paint on our home. We replaced it with a stunning golden amber paint and then added new black accent trim to match the new rounded black gutters. The newly-installed shutters and doors have unique wrought iron elements incorporated into them. This was really a full house transformation!”
Bellis and his team removed three layers of old asphalt shingles (more than 1,000 pounds per square) and the original wood roof layer. With the blank canvas of the roof to fill, the Epic Exteriors workers then installed the colorful Multi-Width Slate roofing tile to get the look desired by the Craigs.
“Seeing this dream come to life for the Craigs was exciting,” says Bellis. “Our team has installed many DaVinci roofs in the Kansas City area, but this was truly the most creative use of color we’ve been involved with so far. As each row of the slate tiles were put in place you could see the vision Angie and Jack had turn into reality.”
According to Craig, all of her home’s elements lean toward the eclectic side, from the exterior shutters to the interior rugs. “We wanted to add more pizzazz and interest to our home and the colorful DaVinci roof was the perfect starting place to achieve our goal,” says Craig. “Not a day goes by that a neighbor doesn’t stop in awe at what we’ve achieved on the exterior of our home. And, in our minds, it all starts at the roof with the color and excitement flowing downwards from there!”