Perfectly situated with water views of Newport Bay, the Mai Kai condo community in Newport Beach, Calif. has all the benefits of waterfront living --- including the constant salt air and sea spray from the Pacific Ocean. So, when the real wood shake shingles on the 34 units deteriorated over time, the homeowner’s association decided to replace them with polymer shake roofing tiles from DaVinci Roofscapes®.
And the winner is … Dennis and Pat Hodkinson, of Paris, Tenn., have won the $5,000 cash grand prize in the nationwide DaVinci Roofscapes® “Shake it Up” Exterior Color Contest. The Hodkinsons were named the contest winner after receiving more public votes than four other finalists out of 757 online votes cast. They can now use the cash prize to help add color to the exterior of their home.
May 26 – June 1, 2013: National Hurricane Preparedness Week
When a severe hailstorm ruined the roof on her 13-year old home, Texas resident Mercedez Tylock decided to “make lemonade out of lemons.” The professional interior designer turned her talents to the outside of her home and created a new exterior.
KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Homeowner Henry Bretthauer does his research and carefully weighs options before making purchasing decisions. That’s why it didn’t surprise his family and friends that it took 643 days for him to investigate and decide on his new DaVinci Roofscapes® Multi-Width Slate roof.
While springtime was slow to arrive this year, the warmer weather is now here just in time for May’s National Home Improvement Month. With so many home projects to tackle, where do you start? According to Mark Clement, a professional contractor and host of MyFixitUpLife home improvement radio show, begin by selecting those projects that give your home a curb appeal “pick-me-up” while also enhancing the functionality of your house.
Although The North Face® retail store in Victor, New York, opened less than five months ago, the structure looks like it’s been part of the landscape for a decade or more. The retailer’s construction team selected products that complemented the historic setting of the area, so that The North Face store fits its location very naturally.
Whether you believe in global warming or not, there’s no doubt that homeowners nationwide need to prepare their homes for tougher weather conditions.
The installation of the first DaVinci Roofscapes® polymer roof in Thunder Bay, Canada has caused quite a stir --- and a traffic jam. During the six-day installation process of a Bellaforté Slate roof on the home of Barry George, both car and foot traffic came to a standstill in front of his Tudor-style home.