Ellen Steinlauf loves her log cabin home. However, she didn’t love her moldy real cedar roof shingles. And, she really didn’t love the constant maintenance needed for her aging roof. Because she was worried about the roof starting to leak, Steinlauf got proactive. After researching roofing options, she chose a synthetic shake from DaVinci Roofscapes.
“The low maintenance of the DaVinci Multi-Width Shake was a key selling factor,” says Steinlauf, a New Jersey resident. “I’m just tired of taking care of a real cedar roof. My home is only 15 years old and I want the roofing headaches to end.”
From the exterior, Steinlauf’s log cabin has an “all roof” appearance. The sloping roof envelopes a massive stone fireplace that beautifully accents her 3,500-square-foot home.
“It takes time and craftsmanship to install a DaVinci roof,” says John Hogan owner of Blue Nail Roofing & Siding out of Montville, NJ “The results are very rewarding. Just look how beautiful this home now looks with the synthetic shake shingles.
“In my opinion, there is no reason to install real slate or cedar shingles anymore on homes. You can achieve the same aesthetics at a more cost effective investment when using synthetic materials. And there’s no maintenance hassles for the homeowner!”
Enhanced Curb Appeal
Hogan relates that DaVinci roofs are just as comfortable on new homes in NJ as they are on older homes.
“It was an eye-opener to a few of our customers when they found out that historical boards are approving DaVinci as a substitute for their real slate roofs,” says Hogan. “Educating our community on the benefits of synthetic roofing products is a key goal for our company.
“In many historical areas DaVinci isn’t just the low maintenance choice, it’s also the economical roofing option.”
During the past four years the team at Blue Nail Roofing & Siding has accelerated their installations of composite roofing.
“We love Ellen’s log style home,” says Hogan. “The more we get the word out about synthetic shake and slate tiles, the more people are interested. This is a product that provides tremendous curb appeal for a variety of home styles. It may not be the perfect choice for every home, but we’re definitely seeing an escalation of sales.
“For people looking for a low-maintenance roof with strong aesthetic appeal, the DaVinci product is a solid choice. This is a roofing material that’s far superior to a basic shingle offered by many roofers. Top-quality composite roofs like these are a showpiece unto themselves.”
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