Davinci Roofscapes is a manufacturer of composite roofing shingles that look like real shake or real slate. The look is high end and you will see it installed on some of Denver’s “Estate” type homes. But you will also see it installed on homes of more modest size or even multi-family buildings as well. The product is actually really beautiful and comes with many benefits for a long term roofing solution in Colorado.
As we all know, we get hail. We get hail every year. Hail kills a lot of roofs in Colorado. Asphalt shingles don’t deal with hail very well – but we keep re-covering our roofs with it because it’s cheap. Insurance companies keep paying for it – though they keep increasing the deductible. Many homeowners are looking into solutions that might get ahead of the hail cycle of violence. Products like Davinci Roofscapes offer Denver homeowners an option that is “Hail Resistant” – rated Class 4 shingles for impact resistance. This rating means the product can withstand moderate hail – much better than standard asphalt shingles. It is NOT hail proof, however.
Davinci Roofscapes is a really strong contender for those researching a hail resistant roofing solution. New Roof Plus can help you with your research. We install a lot of different products based on the need, the budget, the architectural style, and more considerations.
Composite shingles are made of plastic as the base material. The technology behind a plastic shingle has improved dramatically over recent years. Fading issues of the past are resolved. Warranty options are very compelling. And they are offering the product in more color options to match various design requirements.
As a Denver installer of Davinci Roofscapes, we recommend this solution often. The benefits are many – from durability, curb appeal, fire resistance, hail resistance, wind resistance and more. Call us to learn more. We would be glad to help guide you with your research.
Denver homeowners experience hail almost every year. After a significant hail storm hits their home they need to decide what they are going to do about replacing their roof. If insurance agrees to pay for a new one, the choices are
Do I go with the same roof material and just pay the deductible?
Do I upgrade to a hail resistant roofing product and pay extra?
Do I go for a long term solution and search for the strongest roofing system out there?
When the home or building owner is researching hail resistant roofing products, they will likely find Decra Stone Coated Steel Roofing near the top of the list. Decra is a well-known and established roofing manufacturer. They are the leader in Stone Coated Steel roofing. Stone coated steel is a unique combination of manufactured steel panels shaped to look like shake roof tiles or slate roof tiles. Then they are then coated with a fine layer of crushed stone and an adhesive. The stone can be colored to give it a decorative finish.
The process of “Stone coating” steel was developed around the World War two era. It was designed to inhibit rust from forming on steel. It also turned out to be good camouflage so it served two important purposes during this time frame. Since then the process has been refined and improved.
Denver’s dry climate is good for this type of material. We don’t get a lot of rust problems. Our dry climate is not good for cedar shake. Real shake dries out too fast. Stone-coated steel can give you the look of a shake roof without the problems.
DECRA stone coated steel can dramatically enhance the look of a home. It is a long term solution that does well in most hail storms. It is not hail proof but it comes close. Stone-coated steel can give you a sophisticated high-end look to your home.
Call New Roof Plus to learn more about the options you would have. We have very experienced and can give you great advice on its benefits and costs.
How can you tell if you have hail damage to your roof? Here are a three easy DIY hail damage checks that you can do from the ground before you call a roofing company or your insurance company. Warning: Don’t climb up on your roof unless you are trained to do so. Inspecting a roof for damage can be dangerous. These DIY Roof Hail Damage tips can be done from the ground level.
Granules Piled Up in Your Gutter Downspout
The roof pictured here was a complete loss because it lost a large percentage of its granule top layer. You have a good indicator of damage if you have a pile of granules flushed out of your gutter downspouts after a hail event. This roof took enough hits that the granule protective layer was dislodged, exposing the underlayer – which is not designed to protect your building alone – it needs the protective granule layer above it.
If enough hail strikes remove this protective granule covering, insurance will need to replace your roof. There are other issues as well that an adjuster will look for, including penetrations, which can happen with large hailstones.
Dents and Impact Marks in the Roof Visible from the Ground
Hailstones often leave a mark. This is especially visible just after a storm. After several days of hot sun on a roof, many of these dents will lessen so it’s important to check early after the storm. On occassion, homeowners are on vacation when a huge hail storm hits and they don’t even know their roof was damaged until months or years later.
A roof is considered a “complete loss” by an insurance adjuster if it meets several criteria based on the roof type. A roof needs to protect the inside of the building from water and other external influences. Every roofing system has various elements that work together to protect the building. The insurance adjuster analyzes each building to determine if the roof is secure or if it needs repair or if it requires complete replacement.
Shingle Parts and Pieces in Your Yard
Hail storms often include strong wind. As a roof is getting battered by hail, often wind is also lifting shingles from their pads, ripping off pieces and sending them down into the yard. If you find shingle parts in your yard, there is a good chance you need to have someone look at it. A missing shingle is an open hole into the underlayment or decking below it.
These are three easy tips for you to look for after the next storm. You can do all of them safely just by walking around your property. If you find any of these telltale signs it’s worth a call to your local roofing company. Most all roofing contrators will offer a free estimate so there is no cost to you.
If you decide you need your roof inspected, give us a call at New Roof Plus to set a time to analyze the condition of your roof. We are certified roof inspectors, so you will get a licensed professional with the highest credentials for roof inspection.
It’s hot today but soon it will be changing. Colorado winter can bring all sorts of challenges to your roofing system. It’s worth a look today to make sure the roof is secure for the winter. Most roof leaks are small holes. These small holes are usually near a “penetration” of the shingles and decking. Vent pipes and chimneys are typical areas we check first. This is where beads of old caulking are no longer secure. Or perhaps old rubber flanges have cracked or been stepped on, creating an opening for water.
New Roof Plus offers a complimentary roof inspection. Call us to schedule your inspection.
We are residential and commercial roof inspection certified by Haag. Haag is the roofing industry’s most highly regarded certification for roof inspections. So you know you are in good hands when you call New Roof Plus.
Give us a call for a complimentary roof inspection today!