Synthetic Shake Roof Updates Home’s Appearance
Gerardo Contreras’s roof was in trouble long before he moved into his home in 2020. The real cedar shake roof had not been maintained properly by previous owners. In addition, it had experienced storm and wind damage. Plus, hail had impacted the roof and gutters.
“Weather conditions had not been kind to this roof,” says Contreras. “We lived with it for only a short period of time before the leaks, old age and overall damage became too much. We needed a solution.”
The Mundelein, Illinois, homeowner didn’t have to look far for his solution. Neighbors and friends told him about high-performing synthetic shake products from DaVinci Roofscapes. Not only would a synthetic shake roof update the home’s appearance, it’s made to withstand severe weather and high winds. The authentic-looking shake roof tiles also have a Lifetime Limited Material Warranty.
“We decided to invest in the DaVinci roofing product because of its durability, quality and overall ratings,” says Contreras. “The look of the product is very realistic. It immediately made our house look newer and increased our curb appeal.”
Shaking Up the Neighborhood
The task of replacing the roof fell to the team at American Restoration Group, Inc. out of Schaumburg, Illinois.
“The homeowners did their research prior to meeting with us,” says Peter Pesce with American Restoration Group. “They had seen their neighbors getting DaVinci synthetic shakes and really liked what they saw. While they knew the basics about the products, we educated them on the roofing tile product lines, the warranty and installation.”
As the project got underway, the most challenging part for Pesce was doing an accurate take off of the project. He wanted to make sure they had enough products ordered with the waste calculation being as accurate as possible. Similarly, he carefully calculated the number of snow guards needed for the project.
“This was a three-day project,” says Pesce. “Every day you could see the transformation taking place. Since the home is in a corner lot, you can view the roof from many different angles. The DaVinci Shake in the Aged Cedar color greatly improves the aesthetics of the house. If there was one phrase to describe this roof, it would be ‘The Clean Look.’”
With the project complete, the synthetic shake roof updates Contreras’ home. He also feels greater peace of mind with the new DaVinci roof overhead.
“The availability, knowledge and professionalism of the American Restoration Group really impressed me,” says Contreras. “They provided us with a roof that has changed the appearance of our home.
“From beginning to end the roofing team was a pleasure to work with. I’ve already recommended them to many family and friends. This has been a very positive experience. We really like the look and durability of the new DaVinci Shake roof. And we just can’t say enough good things about the American Restoration Group. This was a winning combination for us!”