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Color match part of polymer roof tile’s charm

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Color match part of polymer roof tile’s charm

Roof tile firm offers custom colors.

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POSTED December 13, 2012 7:18 p.m.

What does a homeowner do when he’s so happy with his colorful new Bellaforté roof that he wants to share it with family and friends? If that homeowner is Dan Baer, he throws a roof party!

 “We hosted a party on our balcony to celebrate our new roof,” proclaims Baer, a homeowner in Yorba Linda, Calif. “I wanted everyone to reach out, touch this roof and see why we’re so excited. The DaVinci slate looks like authentic slate but it’s completely man-made. I’m thrilled with the quality of the product, the custom color we selected and the fire-resistancy of this polymer roof.”

 Both strong and beautiful, the Bellaforté roofing tiles recently installed on the home are made of a custom color designed by Baer and his wife, Cynthia. “I selected colors to complement our overall home,” says Baer. “Our custom blend is a mix of light brown, medium brown, medium tan and dark amber. DaVinci used its VariBlend technology to create a continuous variation from tile to tile, which resulted in a beautiful, natural blend.”

 VariBlend technology creates an infinite number of color shades in custom-color and standard color blends. Homeowners have the option of creating their own personalized color shades or may create a color blend from 49 existing standard colors of roofing tiles. The DaVinci Color Design Studio (located at www.davinciroofscapes.com) provides color guidance to homeowners seeking to personalize their roof.

Beaver Creek blend on town homes

Roofing symmetry is one of the key goals for homes and buildings in the resort community of Beaver Creek, Colorado. A specific blend of green, tan and gray colors keeps a unified look to the area.

At Elk Track Town Homes of Beaver Creek, 16 units have been re-roofed using a custom blend of colors created by DaVinci Roofscapes. Named the “Beaver Creek Blend,” the durable polymer slate tiles were installed by the team at Arapahoe Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc.

Each of the town homes in the community sells for between two and five million dollars, so the investment of custom roofing colors is essential. One of the key reasons DaVinci polymer roofing tiles were selected for the Elk Track Town Homes projects was the company’s ability to custom match the colors of the tiles to the existing roofs in the community.

“Both the Design Review Board at Beaver Creek and the homeowners association for the town homes had to approve the product choice and the color before we could begin,” says Mark Belitt, owner and vice president of Arapahoe Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc. out of Broomfield, Colorado. “There’s a standard six-blend ‘Beaver Creek style’ throughout the village area that DaVinci was able to match up perfectly.”

Historic color blend

When Irene Darocha relaxes in her West Chester, Pa. home, she’s not alone. History surrounds her. Built in 1860, her historic home sits on land deeded to the original property owner by William Penn.

“We’re really caretakers of this home,” says Darocha. “We’re just the fourth owners of this home in the last 150 years, so it’s a responsibility as well as a blessing. We live on land that was part of the first three counties established by William Penn in 1682.”

In 2012, Darocha selected DaVinci’s Valoré Slate polymer tiles to complement the historic look of the home. She chose to create a custom blend of colors for the roof, combining the Milano blend of dark purple plus light, medium and dark gray slate tiles with black tiles.

“I wanted the black added in to the roof so it would gain more attention,” says Darocha. “The unique mixture of the five color shades looks terrific and very historically accurate on the structure. I wanted those specific colors so they could complement the natural shading in the original serpentine stone exterior of the home that came from a local quarry 148 years ago when the original structure was built.”

Colorful projects coast-to-coast

In addition to the projects listed above, the following projects are just some of those done in recent years that also had colorful custom polymer DaVinci roofs installed:

 Bass Pro shop Fired Brick Red roof in Phoenix Church of Realization Royal Blue shake roof in California Home with Chateau Blue slate roof in New York

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 www.davinciroofscapes.com.

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