Second-generation roofer Stacy Stines remembers when his father started the family business in 1978 with a focus on using real wood shakes for roofs. Over the years Stines has seen a change – and a growing preference among homeowners for longer-lasting polymer roofing products.
Developers and building industry professionals eager to construct and remodel projects with long-lasting roofing products are turning to low-maintenance polymer roofing tiles. With their 50-year warranty, slate and shake tiles from DaVinci Roofscapes® are becoming a popular choice for restaurants, hotels, banks, and other commercial projects.
Understanding the different color pigments of brick and stone features on a home is critical to selecting the right roofing colors. According to color expert Kate Smith, a “top down” approach is needed to select roofing colors that will unify a home’s exterior.
Visitors to the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Johnson City, New York are immediately captivated by the traditional Ukrainian design of the church structure. Topped by three 80' tall domes, the massive building looks like it’s made completely of wood shakes on the sides and roof. Look closer, however, and you’ll see that the roof is really made of polymer shakes that perfectly replicate real wood shake shingles.
For almost 50 years the Spalliero family has served up authentic southern Italian and American cuisine at Yesterday’s Restaurant in Hazlet, New Jersey. That service stopped on March 14, 2010, when a late-night fire closed the restaurant for eight months.
In Durango, Colorado, the milled wood roof shingles on the 1880s Peterson House were so worn by time and weather that they had simply crumbled apart. As part of ongoing restoration efforts of the historic structure in 2011, the team at the Animas Museum turned to experts at DaVinci Roofscapes® to provide a polymer roof that would replicate the look of the original roof.
From Saint Louis Catholic Church in St. Louis, Missouri, to Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Johnson City, New York, church members nationwide are giving thanks for the sturdy polymer roofing products over their heads. Whether replaced due to old age or storm damage, replacement roofs on churches across America are moving toward dependable, long-lasting polymer slate and shake roofing tiles.
According to the 2011 DaVinci Roofscapes’ Homeowners Exterior Preferences Study, nearly all* (88%) homeowners see the exterior of their home as a whole picture rather than the sum of all its different exterior features. This finding is supported by additional research showing that curb appeal is important to homeowners – and the style of the home and how it looks on the property are the most attention-grabbing features of the home.
Free Tools Available for Professionals
DaVinci Roofscapes®, the color leader in the polymer roofing industry, has enhanced its popular online DaVinci Color Studio by adding several new free services. An interactive advice component with a national color expert, a downloadable 30-page Color Guide, and the ability to create custom roof blends using any of 49 colors are just some of the eye-catching enhancements to the site that allow industry professionals to confidently guide homeowners when selecting roofing colors for the home.