Unifying a Property with Composite Shake Roofing

When most homeowners decide to replace their roofs, they’re looking at just their home. Not Jack and Pat Shelton. They made the decision to invest in DaVinci’s Bellaforté Shake roofing for their home, two barns, a pool cabana area and several outbuildings.

“It was time to make a change,” says Jack Shelton of Wichita, Kansas. “The previous shake shingles were 23 years old and deteriorating.”

A higher view of the Shelton's property, complete with DaVinci's Bellaforté Shake on all the buildings.

Searching for a Solution

As the Sheltons searched for replacement roofing products, they contacted Douglas Fry Roofing, a roofer they had previously used. That’s when James Fry introduced them to DaVinci’s Bellaforté Shake composite roofing from DaVinci Roofscapes.

“We were looking for a low-maintenance product that could withstand the weather we get in Kansas,” says Shelton. “The roofing warranty is reassuring, and it’s good to know the composite shakes withstand impact, severe weather and fire.

“Mostly though, once we saw the Bellaforté Shake tiles, we really liked their looks. We think the composite shakes provide a nice accent on all our buildings. The Mountain color of these tiles has unified the look of our entire property.”

The Shelton's stately house, complete with DaVinci's Bellaforté Shake.

Relying on DaVinci

According to Fry, the challenge on the Shelton’s home was the pitch of the roof.

“The roof pitch is 12/12 and access to the roof for tear off, clean up and installation was challenging,” says Fry. “We took extra care for the landscaping around the home to assure there was no damage.

“Our team installs about five large DaVinci projects a year. It’s one of our most dependable roofing products. And, in this situation, the aesthetics for the entire property were beautifully impacted by installing the Bellaforté Shake product.”