This Old House Winner Gets New Synthetic Shake Roof

For Liz Weinberger, learning that her old house was a winner in the 2014 Great Giveaway sponsored by This Old House magazine was very welcome news. (See You Get a New Roof … and YOU Get a New Roof … and YOU GET A NEW ROOF!)

"We were quite surprised to learn we had won the new DaVinci Roofscapes designer roof," says Weinberger, who lives in Wisconsin. "We bought a foreclosed home fairly recently and almost everything needs to be fixed, replaced or updated."

Weinberger and her boyfriend (who installed the polymer roof tiles himself!) selected Bellaforté Shake for their 80-year old farmhouse-style home in the Tahoe blend of four colors.

While not everyone may feel confident enough to install a luxury roof themselves, the leading edge tab on every Bellaforté tile makes it easy to secure each tile to the next one. The polymer shake tiles come in multiple profiles to simulate a multi-width staggered rough hewn wood cedar shake. And, as with other DaVinci products, the Bellaforté Shake is Class A Fire Rated and resists high wind, impact, severe weather conditions and insects.

"We love the new look," says Weinberger. "We are still in the process of renovating our front landscape but this has been a big kick start to jazzing up our exterior."