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Don’t look up to see the new Select Shake roofing on the Edina West Condos. Look straight ahead.
These composite tiles are applied in a mansard style throughout the condo community. In other words, they slope over the sides of the roof itself. The result? Residents and visitors see more of the beautiful details of the Aged Cedar simulated shake tiles.
All around the four brick buildings at Edina West the old, damaged cedar shakes are now gone. In their place are multi-width composite tiles. They have the authentic look of real cedar. Designed with care from natural wood profiles, Select Shake tiles have many advantages over real wood.
The composite tiles resist fading, rotting, cracking and insects. They also resist fire, impact and severe weather conditions. In addition, they are backed by a 50-year warranty on the condos.
A new look with dependable attributes is just what residents at Edina West Condos were searching for when they decided to replace the old cedar shakes on their buildings.
“DaVinci was recommended by a reliable local supplier,” says Elgin Manhard, a resident of Edina West Condominiums in Edina, Minnesota. “The durability and appearance of the Select Shake roofing makes this product ideal for our buildings.
“Residents are very pleased with the new composite shakes. They’re a vast improvement over the 50-year old worn-out real cedar shakes we had before.”
There are 164 condo units at Edina West. They are connected by closed walkways between four different buildings. The Select Shake product is installed on all the roofs on the connecting walkways and the main entryways. In addition, the composite shake has been put up as an accent detail around the first floor of the buildings.
“This was a great job,” says Carey Lifson with Sela Roofing. “You could quickly see the improvements happening. The mansard-style application is very visible. Residents could see the results immediately. And, they loved what they saw!”
The DaVinci Select Shake product line comes in 8 color blends. This includes Autumn, Chesapeake, Mountain, Tahoe and Weathered Gray. There are 3 more color blends. They come from the DaVinci Nature Crafted Collection. These include Black Oak, Mossy Cedar and the color chosen for this project, Aged Cedar.
Colors in this collection reflect different progressive aging processes found on real shake shingles. The colors recreate the natural warmth of older woods. They reflect a patina that used to only be created by time and exposure to the elements. As a result, the multi-width tiles look like real aged cedar shakes.
DaVinci Select Shake tiles come in 8- and 10-inch widths. Each shake is 22-inches long. They have a 5/8-inch thickness. The 10-inch wide pieces have a simulated keyway. This gives the appearance of 4- and 6-inch width shakes placed together.
Above all, the unique tile design of DaVinci Select Shake allows for fast installation. Therefore, residents at Edina West and at other projects across the country, can see their new roofs “shake up” quickly.
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