Virginia Roofing Firm Relies on Single-Width Slate

Nathan Barbuto, Jr. and his team at Nathan’s Roofing, Windows & Siding have found their “sweet spot” for roofing projects in Henrico County, Virginia. The family-owned company has been able to complete more than 20 roofing jobs in the last two years by offering polymer single-width  Slate roofing tiles for new construction and replacement projects.

“The quality and authenticity of this DaVinci Roofscapes product matched with its affordability has allowed us to carve out a successful business niche in our area,” says Nathan Barbuto, Jr., owner and president of Nathan’s Roofing, Windows & Siding out of Glen Allen, Va. “This product has helped increase our sales while providing homeowners with a premium impact-resistant roof that helps protect their home from severe weather.

“single-width Slate is the primary style choice in the Richmond area for our customers. We back up the product with the 50-year Masterpiece Warranty that completely covers the homeowner for material and labor during the first 15 years of the warranty should there be a product defect that causes a roof leak. That’s an impressive offering we’re pleased to stand behind.”

In business since 1991 with his wife Debbie as a partner, Barbuto and his company does many of its single-width Slate installations in medium- to high-end subdivisions in western Henrico County.

“As soon as we learned about the single-width product we knew we had uncovered a terrific business opportunity for our marketplace,” says Lee Baughn, office/project manager at Nathan’s Roofing, Windows and Siding. “We have increased our competitiveness and our sales by offering this quality product. We sell the benefit of the warranty along with the experienced quality of our company’s installation.

“Most importantly, we believe in this product. The finished appearance and minimal-maintenance aspect are greatly appreciated by our customers.”

Modeled to replicate slate tiles, single-width Slate single-width roofing tiles are crafted using 100 percent pure virgin resins to provide a sustainable product. The 12-inch wide tiles have a half-inch thickness that is twice the thickness of most other synthetic slates. As with all DaVinci products, single-width Slate tiles resist fire, curling, cracking, fading, mold, algae, fungus and insects.

single-width Slate polymer roofing tiles are available in the full spectrum of 49 authentic colors. single-width utilizes DaVinci’s proprietary VariBlend(TM) technology to form varying shades from tile to tile creating an infinite number of color shades. Each single-width Slate blend melds multiple color tones to create a natural variance in color, enhancing the realistic appearance and fits beautifully with its surroundings.

“We had installed a few of the DaVinci Multi-Width roofs several years ago, but it wasn’t until we focused on the single-width Slate products that our business with polymer roofing really began to grow,” says Barbuto. “Now we’ve started to do a few projects with the company’s very realistic-looking roofing tiles. We think these products may be a way for us to strengthen our position in the Richmond marketplace even further in the future.”

DaVinci Roofscapes has manufactured award-winning synthetic slate and shake roofing since 1999. The polymer roofing tiles are virtually maintenance free and far more cost effective than the natural product. DaVinci leads the industry in tile thickness, the tile width variety and the greatest selection of subtle earth-toned colors. Company products have a 50-year limited warranty and are 100 percent recyclable. DaVinci proudly makes its products in America and is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, the Cool Roof Rating Council and the U.S. Green Building Council. For additional information call 1-800-328-4624 or visit