Update: DaVinci Roofscapes features Allrite again for their work on the historic Frank Lloyd Wright home. DaVinci’s blog focuses on working with historical groups to get composite roofing approved for your project. “National and state historic registries have little wiggle room for product substitutions,” says Miller. While working on this historic project, Allrite gained permission to use DaVinci Single-Width Shake tiles to complete the re-roofing. Check out more here.
DaVinci Roofscapes, a brand of roofing materials that we frequently use for our customers, featured one of our recent roofing projects in their online portfolio. We’re excited and honored that they chose our project to highlight their renowned products. We used composite single-width shakes in aged cedar to refresh a Milwaukee historic home’s roof.
As a Frank Lloyd Wright classic home, the job came with some challenges – such as maintaining the original look and feel that Wright intended, the steep bluff and high winds as well as some unknown fire damage. The homeowner wanted to honor the classic look of the home but use a low-maintenance roofing type. DaVinci Roofscape’s beautiful single-width composite shake was the perfect product to meet their needs.
The DaVinci product we used has the right quality, texture, color and warranty that the owners wanted. The Single-Width Shake in the natural Aged Cedar coloring brought back the original appearance to the home exterior. As an added bonus, the composite shake shingle has a longer lifespan and will require far less maintenance. Single-width shakes deliver the varied textures and natural visual shifts in color and shading that occur with real, hand-split cedar.