New Polymer Roofs at The College of New Jersey

When high winds and severe weather from Hurricane Sandy whipped through New Jersey in October 2012, students at New Residence Hall at The College of New Jersey slept easily. The recently-installed DaVinci Roofscapes® polymer roof overhead helped keep them safe and secure.

“There was lots of damage in this area and other roofs on the campus had problems with the storm, but not the DaVinci roofs,” says Gerald Strober, president of Strober Roofing & Metal Works and a member of the DaVinci Masterpiece Contractors program. “We installed a single-width Slate roof on this residence hall in 2011. There are about 250 students living here and they all now benefit from the impact-resistant roof overhead.”

Strober and his team also installed a new DaVinci Slate roof on the school’s Packer Hall in the summer of 2012 — home of the aquatic center and Media & Technology Support Services program. Both structures are part of the 289-acre campus that includes 39 major buildings that accommodate an enrollment of 6,200 undergraduate students.

“The College of New Jersey asked me what I recommended as the best roof for these re-roofing projects and I said it had to be DaVinci,” says Strober, whose company has been providing roofing services since 1928. “The officials at the school did their research and agreed with my recommendation. From there we picked out colors to complement the campus setting and got started with the installation project.”

For New Residence Hall, the school selected a Milano blend of roofing tile colors, including light, medium and dark gray mixed in with dark purple tiles. The project required Strober and his team to install scaffolding around the entire structure and took six weeks to complete. A year later Strober was asked to reroof the Packer Hall complex. For this project school officials selected a Weathered Green blend of five colors, including light and dark green, dark tan, along with green and dark stone. This project took just four weeks to complete.

“We’ve been installing the DaVinci product in our area for about seven years now, so we know we’re recommending a quality product to our clients,” says Taylor Strober, vice president of the company. “These are quality tiles that hold up well in all types of weather conditions. We’re hoping to return to The College of New Jersey in the future for additional reroofing projects with the DaVinci slate products. They add long-term durability to the campus structures and enhance the overall look of the property.”

Located in Ewing, New Jersey, The College of New Jersey was founded in 1855 and offers a strong liberal arts core of programs through seven schools. Approximately 95 percent of the students come from New Jersey.

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 our website.