Custom Sky Blue Single-Width Slate Roof Enhances Minnesota Home

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – To meet the specific needs of homeowners, sometimes building industry professionals need to get creative. That’s what Tom Sullivan did when his clients requested a sky blue colored slate roof to remind them of their native Russian architecture.

“This family loves the European influence, so when they were constructing their white brick home they absolutely knew they wanted a slate roof in a bright, sky blue,” says Sullivan, director of commercial sales at Storm Pro Exteriors in Minnesota. “Fortunately I had heard of the custom color capabilities offered by DaVinci Roofscapes® for their realistic-looking shake and slate roofing tiles made of polymer. This was the ideal solution for my clients.”

Sullivan and his clients selected single-width Slate roofing tiles in a custom sky blue color for the complicated roof design. “There are a variety of flat roof portions on this three-story home along with several bell mansard applications,” says Sullivan. “The mansard roofs were installed using half-inch sheeting which is ideal for the application of the lighter-weight single-width tiles. We built two levels of soffits under the mansard roof areas and added 36 LED can lights, so this was an extensive roofing project.”

The finished 9,000-square foot custom home in the Lake Minnetonka area of Minnesota took nine months to complete and shines out with its European influence. “The beautiful two-stepped roof design truly enhances the architectural characteristics of this home,” says Sullivan. “I’d recommend this roofing product to anyone because of its realistic appearance, 50-year limited warranty and the ability to get the custom color that the homeowner desired. Plus, the installation went so smoothly that I’m looking forward to using DaVinci products on future projects.”

single-width synthetic slate roofing tiles are made using DaVinci’s proprietary VariBlend(TM) technology to form varying shades from tile to tile creating an infinite number of color shades. Each single-width synthetic slate roofing tile is carefully crafted using only virgin polymer resins to guarantee a sustainable product. single-width Slate tiles come in 12-inch tile widths with a half-inch tile thickness, making it a lightweight yet realistic slate roofing tile option.

Located in Mound, Minn., Storm Pro Exteriors has been in business for 11 years and specializes in insurance restoration. For more information, visit

DaVinci Roofscapes has manufactured award-winning synthetic slate and shake roofing since 1999. The polymer roofing tiles are virtually maintenance free and far more cost effective than the natural product. DaVinci leads the industry in tile thickness, the tile width variety and the greatest selection of subtle earth-toned colors. Company products have a 50-year limited warranty and are 100 percent recyclable. DaVinci proudly makes its products in America and is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, the Cool Roof Rating Council and the U.S. Green Building Council. For additional information call 1-800-328-4624 or visit