DaVinci Roofscapes have
invented wonderfully thick, well textured, natural looking slates which
contain both colour blends and a variety of sizes of widths pre-packaged
and ready for the roofer to install. You'll have to look real close to
realize that it may not be real slate. In many ways it actually looks
better with the random sizes, and thicker texture.
creates an absolutely elegant
architectural appeal. As of May 2008, DaVinci has an even greater
realism slate series called "Quarry Slate", with wonderfully realistic
chiseled edges, just like real slate. The DaVinci Slate they were
offering looked great, but this Quarry Slate series is outstanding.
Please note that the lead times for Quarry Slate and currently 4 weeks
plus, whereas the regular DaVinci Slate classic series is available in
two to three weeks lead time currently.
DaVinci now offers the real ultra rich look of real slate but at a
much more affordable price
both for materials and installation than real slate. This product is light weight, hail
resistant, easy to walk on, high impact resistance, all while delivering authentic looks
This is by far the most natural looking slate we have ever seen, bar
In terms of texture and realism the DaVinci Slate is the best looking
in the industry, especially with its multiple widths and unique
pre-blend colour offerings, and now even better with the new Quarry
Now to top this off, they released, in the summer of 2005, a
brand new profile called DaVinci Shake. It is thicker and longer
than the slates and comes in four realistic wood shake colours. These polymer shakes have a subtle colour blend to enhance the
beauty of their 5/8" thick synthetic shakes, and they do an excellent
job of mimicking real medium thickness resawn wood shakes.
For those of you on the Westcoast, the Pacific Northwest, and in
Southwest BC where wood look is the first choice, these DaVinci Shakes
offer everything you are looking for.
"DaVinci Shake synthetic shingles showcase nature's gorgeous colours
and textures...while delivering a level of performance never before seen
in a synthetic" "The ideal blend of natural beauty and advanced
technology, with none of the pitfalls of real wood. Its a beautiful
The colours we recommend are Mountain Blend, which creates that old
shake weathered look one sees on old cedar roofs in the Pacific
Northwest and Southwest BC, as well as Autumn Blend if one prefers a
newer cedar look and appeal.
The features of DaVinci Shake include:
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features released for April 2008:
Finally, a one piece hip and ridge cap is now being made for DaVinci
Shake Classic, as well as certain colours of the DaVinci Slate.
This will make the roof look better, it will make the installation go
easier and faster, and is a much welcomed improvement. It is flexible to
adjust through a range of roof slopes, and is more weather resistant
than the old fashioned two piece method of capping off the roof.