Shaking Up Utah Roofs
Designer Kevin Price is seeing red — as in the Red Ledges community in Heber City, Utah. Price has shaken up the development by designing 22 custom homes, many with DaVinci Roofscapes polymer shake roofing tiles.
“This development started with the edict that all roofs must be natural wood shake,” says Price, president of Kevin Price Designs in Park City, Utah. “That just didn’t make sense to me. Natural wood shake is a fire risk not worth taking. And, it doesn’t hold up well in this part of the country. I lobbied Red Ledges to try an alternative roofing product. Of the options, DaVinci Roofscapes was a clear cut ahead of every other product.
“They approved the DaVinci shake polymer tiles immediately when they saw the realistic look of the shake shingles. Since then I’ve specified it on every home I’ve designed in Red Ledges. Now I’m working on getting DaVinci slate roofing tiles specified in the same development.”
Red Ledges Community
According to Price, the designs of his 5,000-square-foot homes are dictated by the views and the personalities of his clients. The commonality of the designs in Red Ledges is that they all capture stunning Timpanogos Mountain vistas and are created to complement the natural landscape.
“I only specify natural products for exterior siding on homes at Red Ledges,” says Price. “There’s cedar siding, natural stone, rusted or reclaimed metals. What amazes me is that the DaVinci roofs blend perfectly with these natural products. Since the roof in this desert setting takes the most abuse from the sun and weather, it needs to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The Multi-Width Shake and Single-Width Shake roofing products we’ve been using capture both desires perfectly.”
DaVinci Shake composite roofing has the texture of natural cedar shake with a deep-grained surface. The product comes in a full spectrum of authentic cedar colors. Each tile is crafted using virgin resins to guarantee a sustainable product. A variety of color blends is also available with both wavy and straight grains used throughout the blend for an authentic look. All DaVinci roofs resist impact, fire, algae and insects.
Kevin Price Designs
A designer for more than 35 years, Price specializes in custom residential projects, like those found in Red Ledges. “For the most part I work off of referrals from past customers and real estate agents who have seen my work,” says Price. “I spend a lot of time getting to know my clients personally so I can create a one-of-a-kind living space for them.
“Within the Red Ledges community that means designing homes with outdoor entertainment areas for one family that loves outside activities. Then for another client I create interior sanctuary settings. Everyone wants their ultimate dream home with minimal maintenance involvement. That’s another big reason I repeatedly specify DaVinci roofs. With a Lifetime Limited Material Warranty these roofs will last for decades.
“The bottom line is that the DaVinci products make my homes look good … and that’s good for my reputation and business.”