Composite Shake Roof Helps Homeowner Fall in Love with Her House Again

Homeowner Jane Danzo takes great pride in the appearance of her 1910’s “manor style” home in Victoria, British Columbia. She originally loved the look of her real cedar roof, but in recent years that look changed. That’s when she decided to invest in a composite shake roof from DaVinci Roofscapes.

“The real wood shakes were very brittle and gave the home exterior an undesirable appearance,” says Danzo. “The appealing appearance of fake thick shakes and their durability were factors in making this choice.”

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Trust Your Roofer

As Danzo decided to make the change to composite shake roofing, she relied on her roofer, Caleb Friesen with Custom Roofing, for advice.

“The incredible attention and assurance given by Caleb was a motivating factor to make this change,” says Danzo. “The highlight of Custom Roofing really is its owner. Caleb’s manner is such that it inspires trust and confidence. He goes the extra mile to satisfy the customer.”

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Selecting Bellaforté Shake

For this project, Frisen recommended Bellaforté Shake composite roofing tiles in a Mountain blend of colors. As Danzo discovered during installation of her roof, it’s the little things that make Bellaforté Shake such a remarkable product.

The staggered edges, color variation and dramatic shadows all contribute to a truly realistic look. Streamlined, time-saving installation and a wide selection of color options all make Bellaforté a winning composite shake choice for a home.

Designed with a snap-fit tile that creates a built-in rain gutter, Bellaforté simulated shake roofing tiles feature a leading edge tab that secures every tile to drastically improve wind performance. The 12″ tile width with multiple profiles simulates a multi-width, staggered rough hewn wood shake. And, at 1″ average tile thickness, Bellaforté Shake designer roof tiles are reminiscent of natural jumbo shakes.

Upgrading the Look of a Home

“This composite shake roof is totally appropriate for this neighborhood, which is one of the exclusive residential areas of Victoria,” says Danzo. “The new roof looks terrific. We’ve had a number of compliments on the roof and inquiries on what the materials are that we used.”

Located near the ocean, Danzo’s 6,000-square-foot home sits on about an acre of landscaped property. While living in the home for almost four decades, the Danzos have done several renovations. The last was made to bring the overall home up to the highest possible standards to complement other homes in the neighborhood.

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“In the 38 years that we’ve lived in this house with major renovations and additions going on, we’ve never permitted a ‘trade’ sign on our boulevard,” says Danzo. “That is until Custom Roofing. Their discrete sign was appropriate, and our allowing it reflects on how we feel about this roofing company.

“The following qualities define Custom Roofing: their respect for property and personal wishes, their efficiency in getting the job done, and their excellent communication skills. I would highly recommend this team and the DaVinci product to friends and family. They both truly exceeded our expectations.”

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