Sunflower Travel Shakes Up Their Roof
At this time of year, who wouldn’t want to escape to Hawaii, Jamaica or the Cayman Islands? Devin Hansen and his team at Sunflower Travel make those dreams come true.
Established in 1969, the Sunflower Travel location in Wichita, Kansas is ready to celebrate its first year anniversary with a Bellaforté Shake roof overhead. Installed in February of 2016, the Tahoe-VariBlend roof with four shades of brown, brings peace-of-mind to the team at Sunflower Travel — both during winter weather and when the Kansas hail and winds kick up later in the year.
“The previous real wood shake shingle roof we had was 18 years old and in terrible shape,” says Hansen, owner and president of Sunflower Travel. “We’re part of an office complex with eight buildings so we needed a roof that would match up closely with the other roofs.
“When we first started exploring our re-roofing options there was a restriction in place that allowed only wooden shake shingles. The features and benefits of the DaVinci roof won over the Board that picks the roofing materials so we were able to invest in our first choice — the Bellaforté Shake polymer roof.
“We chose this DaVinci product because it was the closest match to the existing roofs. The warranty was impressive and the low maintenance aspect very appealing to us.”
While Sunflower Travel is currently the only building with a DaVinci roof, others in the complex will seek replacement roofs in the future — and they’re most likely to also select the Bellaforté Shake.
“Our new synthetic shake roof looks awesome,” says Hansen. “Almost all the other building owners have remarked how close in color and style the new polymer roof looks compared to all the other structures that still have wooden shake shingles.
“By investing in this DaVinci roof we got exactly what we wanted: a product that looked like a real shake shingle but is more up-to-date and durable.”