Why I Choose DaVinci Multi-Width Slate for My English Cottage Renovation

Imagine taking off the second floor of your home. And then rebuilding it. For fun. That’s the passion that my husband Gabriel and I bring to our remodeling projects.

During the past seven years, we’ve renovated every square inch of our 1930 English Cottage. Located in Evanston, Illinois, the project is almost done. A final step is adding a stately DaVinci Multi-Width Slate roof overhead in a Weathered Green color blend.

Why the Change?

We’re making the change to add more space on the second floor, while making period correct design choices. Our vision is simple. We want to update the English Cottage with modern features and create a space that works for our family’s needs.

We understand that our surroundings impact the way we feel, connect and host others in our home. We are very passionate about creating a cozy, inviting space.

Weathered Green DaVinci composite roofing gives this cottage an authentic slate look without the maintenance.
Why a Composite Slate Roof?

As we considered options for our brick home’s roof, we discovered DaVinci products.

We have a corner lot. Our home stands out in our community. Many people recognize our home’s turret, gas light and red door. We wanted to add another level of charm by installing a beautiful slate roof that felt authentic to the English Cottage.

The realistic detail of the DaVinci product, plus its lightweight nature, met our needs. It’s an affordable option to real slate and looks charming on the English Cottage. We get tons of compliments everyday on our faux slate roof from neighbors and friends.

Why the Weathered Green Color?

Built more than 90 years ago, the English Cottage exterior boasts brick, stucco and trim. The blend of colors and products adds realism to the home. So, it makes sense to have a spectacular blend of colors — Light and Dark Green, Green Stone, Dark Tan and Dark Stone — topping the roof.

We wanted a color for the roof that felt connected to the aged brick and stucco. Still, we need it to provide a unique stand-alone detail to this charming cottage. The deep tones of the Weathered Green blend provide an understated punch of color to the house!

Installed by Etruscan Guttering and Roofing, the composite slate product was also added above the detached garage/office to complement our cottage.

Why DaVinci?

This “labor of love” renovation project will soon be complete for our family. Then we plan to relax. That includes forgetting maintenance work. After all, we’ve already put in seven years of “hard love labor” on the English Cottage.

We’re at a point where we’re simply ready to enjoy this special place. Many of the products we selected, like the DaVinci composite roofing, were chosen because they need little maintenance. The roof, in particular, is very durable. And, with a Lifetime Limited Materials Warranty, we don’t anticipate having any maintenance concerns in the future!

Guest blogger Christine Bridger is the author of the Company + Cottage website.