Third Time’s the Charm
If you live in Omaha, Nebraska, your roof has to be resilient. The high probability of hail each year makes most roofing materials whimper in pain.
Homeowner John Reed has discovered that when it comes to roofing, it’s worth making the investment in a composite roof. “We’ve lived in our home since 2006,” says Reed. “Since that time we’ve just had our third — and hopefully last — roof installation. Hail storms just destroyed our first two asphalt shingle roofs.”
Reed’s 1924 Tudor-style home isn’t the only one in his area to suffer from Mother Nature’s fury.
“There must be at least 25 percent of the homes in our neighborhood that now have composite roofing,” says Reed. “It comes down to this. If you plan on living in your home a long time in Omaha, then the DaVinci Roofscapes product is the way to go.”
Bellaforté: A Better Roof
Along with hail headaches during the past 14 years also comes re-roofing deductibles. Each time Reed had to replace his damaged roof, he was paying upwards of $10,000.
“When we had the baseball-sized hail damage on the roof again in 2017 we said enough was enough,” says Reed. “That’s when we got serious about searching out a better roof.
“The impact-resistant Bellaforté Slate roofing we now have on our roof looks nicer than the previous asphalt roofing. It fits the style of our home better. And, now we get about $1,000 off our homeowner insurance premiums every year with DaVinci. This is an investment for any Omaha homeowner.”
Composite Roofing Experts
The team at Red Rhino Roofing took on the task in 2018 of replacing Reed’s roof. Given the company’s geographic location, they’re especially experienced at installing DaVinci composite roofing.
“Personally, I’ve been installing DaVinci roofs for about 20 years,” says Don Hellbusch, partner and project manager at Red Rhino Roofing. “With the continual hail damage in this area we’re constantly bidding out re-roofing projects. We end up installing almost 20 DaVinci composite roofs each year.”
For the Reed home, it was a special pleasure for the Red Rhino team to do the replacement roof.
“The many changes in planes on this roof posed a challenge that we embraced,” says Hellbusch. “As we were installing the Slate Gray you could just see how this color fits the homeowner’s vision for the home.
“And, just like many of their neighbors, the Reeds now have a showcase roof on their home … and one that won’t need to be replaced for many years to come.”