Worn Down. Worn Out. Worn Away.

After 27 years of service in Chicago weather conditions, the real cedar shake roof on the Hanck home was simply worn out. Not willing to give up the cedar look they love atop their Prairie-style home, the family invested in a polymer shake roof from DaVinci Roofscapes.

“We’ve been in our home about 18 years,” says Dave Hanck of Yorkville, Ill. “The last roof treatment we had was about three years ago, and we knew it was a band-aid approach to getting a few more years out of the roof.

“While I was up on the roof recently staining the chimneys, I could tell how badly the cedar shakes had deteriorated, even with the maintenance treatment, which was costing us $2,500 every five years or so. That’s when I decided it was time to make a change.”

Sticking with Style

After learning about durable DaVinci products from a neighbor who had a DaVinci roof installed in 2017, Hanck contracted with Naperville Exterior to have a new Bellaforté Shake roof installed. The weathered gray color of the composite shakes mimics the original cedar shakes on his home.

“We just couldn’t put an asphalt roof on our Prairie-style home,” says Hanck. “That just wouldn’t look right. We needed a substitution for the real cedar shakes that was low-maintenance, durable and long-lasting. The polymer shake from DaVinci was just the answer.”

Polymer Roofing … Something Better

Ethan Pleshar, owner of  Naperville Exterior, says that Hanck’s experience is very typical for homeowners in the Chicagoland area.



“Real cedar shake is very difficult to get a good life out of with our Chicago weather,” says Pleshar. “We install about six DaVinci roofs a year and offer this product line exclusively for composite roofing.

“Homeowners who are fed up with real cedar shakes gravitate to ‘something better’ for their homes. That search leads them to DaVinci products.”

Designed for years of worry-free beauty on a home or commercial building, DaVinci products authentically replicate the look of natural slate and shake materials. Made of pure virgin resins, UV and thermal stabilizers plus a highly-specialized fire retardant, the composite products are crafted with the highest degree of color control and consistency in the manufacturing process.

Polymer shake tiles from DaVinci are engineered to stand up to extreme weather conditions, including those experienced in the Chicago marketplace. Each product has a Class A fire rating, Class 4 impact rating and resists fading, splintering, cracking, pests and high winds.

Impressive Warranties

Servicing the Chicago suburbs since 2002, Naperville Exterior matches the Lifetime Limited Warranty offered by DaVinci with its own impressive warranty. They offer a labor warranty on roofing installation for the life of the home for the person owning the home at the time of the roofing’s installation.

“I don’t think any other roofers have such a comprehensive and impressive labor warranty,” says Pleshar. “Now homeowners like the Hancks have complete peace-of-mind related to both their new polymer roof and the installation of the DaVinci product!”