DaVinci Hits Homeowners’ Roofing Sweet Spot

Residential European
“We could have spent less for an asphalt roof. Or, more for a slate roof. But DaVinci slate hit the sweet spot for us.” Those are the words of satisfied homeowner Joseph Curran.

The Connecticut resident didn’t start out that happy. His 25+ year old asphalt roof was failing. Worse yet, squirrels were living in his attic. They had gnawed their way in through openings in the roof wall lines. When they started scratching loudly against the ceiling at night, that was Curran’s tipping point.

“I searched the top vendors for various roofing options,” says Curran. “That’s when I discovered DaVinci Roofscapes.”

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According to Curran, he and his wife liked the look of slate, and considered it as an option. However, they didn’t want to deal with the need to reinforce the roof to support the heavy weight of slate. That led them to seek out alternative roofing materials.

When they met with Gunner Roofing, they found out that they didn’t have to go the way of asphalt shingles or real slate to get what they were looking for. “We recommended DaVinci Single-Width Slate in a European blend as a cost-effective option,” says Andrew Prchal, president of Gunner Roofing, a DaVinci Masterpiece Contractor. “That allowed the Currans to upgrade from a traditional asphalt to a lower maintenance synthetic roof.”

In addition to being low maintenance, the DaVinci roof resists salt air and sea spray, which is a large concern to Curran, since his home sits right on the Long Island Sound. And, if there’s stormy weather the family no longer has to worry. The composite slate roof stands up to high winds, hail and torrential rains. The impact- and fire-resistant roof is so durable it meets the demanding standards of Miami-Dade County code testing.

The All-Round Roofing Sweet Spot

Installing the new composite slate roof took two weeks for the Gunner Roofing team. Despite some bad weather, the crew was dedicated to kicking the squirrels out and getting the new roof up.

“The Gunner team did a very good job on a pretty challenging project,” says Curran. “Our roof has a lot of angles, skylights and snow guards. They listened to all of our concerns and finished the punch list of items to our satisfaction. When our existing wooden tool shed proved too rotten to support the new roof, they even rebuilt it and then put the new roof on!

“I’ve already recommended Gunner Roofing to several family and friends. Their pricing was transparent and their reputation is well earned.

“As for the new composite slate roof, I think it has improved the look of our home. It’s got all the benefits we’re looking for, minus the squirrels, so it definitely hits our sweet spot!”