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Kansas City, KAN. – Roofing symmetry is one of the key goals for homes and buildings in the resort community of Beaver Creek, Colorado. A specific blend of green, tan and gray colors keeps a unified look to the area.
At Elk Track Town Homes of Beaver Creek, 16 units were recently re-roofed using a custom blend of colors created by DaVinci Roofscapes. Named the “Beaver Creek Blend,” the durable synthetic slate tiles were installed by the team at Arapahoe Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc. during the autumn of 2008.
“In Colorado, there’s always pressure to get roofing projects finished before the snow starts,” says Mark Belitt, owner and vice president of Arapahoe Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc. out of Broomfield, Colorado. “This project required 400 squares of synthetic slate tile. We began installation in late August and the project was completed in October.
“Given the fact that we had to remove an old concrete tile roof, rebuild a cold roof, incorporate snow retention systems including clips and fences, and work with large eave systems, we were extremely pleased to get this project done in this timeframe. The prep work that started earlier in the summer really paved the way for us to get the roof up in record time.”
Each of the town homes in the community sells for between two and five million dollars, so the investment of custom roofing colors is essential. One of the key reasons DaVinci synthetic roofing tiles were selected for the Elk Track Town Homes projects was the company’s ability to custom match the colors of the tiles to the existing roofs in the community.
“Both the Design Review Board at Beaver Creek and the homeowners association for the town homes had to approve the product choice and the color before we could begin,” says Belitt. “There’s a standard six-blend ‘Beaver Creek style’ throughout the village area that DaVinci was able to match up perfectly.”
Meeting the custom color desires of the community is a challenge the engineering team at DaVinci enjoys. “We’ve created a Fired Brick red roof for Bass Pro shop in Phoenix, a Royal Blue shake roof for the Church of the Realization in California, and a Chateau Blue slate roof for a homeowner in New York,” says Bryan Ward, vice president of operations at DaVinci Roofscapes. “If someone has a sample of the color they desire — whether a fabric swatch, a paint chip color or even the hair off a golden retriever, we can match it.”
At Davinci, experts can develop any color a homeowner, roofer or developer may want on a project by mixing selected pigments into color concentrates that are then added into the tile molding process. “The true beauty of this process is that roofs can be customized to complement or accentuate the design of any home or commercial project,” says Ward.
“For the most part, once a new custom color has been created, it goes into our existing inventory of colors. These new color additions are available to anyone. We once developed a custom red color that matched a cement tile for a condo association in St. Thomas. That color has since become popular for other projects in the United States.”
For those roofers who want to “mix it up” using the 19 existing standard palette colors offered by the company, there’s a unique Custom Blend Tool in the Professional Section for Architects at www.davinciroofscapes.com. Site visitors can quickly “mix and match” traditional colors on-screen into different blend combinations. Within seconds, you can see how two, three, four or five unique standard colors would look when blended together on a roof.
“You can try out a three-color blend of Dark Amber, Green Stone and Light Gray,” says Ward. “Or you can see what just two colors of Light Purple and Dark Violet would look like. There are hundreds of combination options for creating a personalized blended roof using our standards colors that can set a project apart in the any marketplace.”
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 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 our website.
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