Third Time’s The Charm

DaVinci third times the charm
March 4, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.

By DaVinci Roofscapes.

It took three times, but Tony and Kathy Provenzo finally got it right. 

When they first built their home in 1989 they used a real cedar roof. Then, when it wore out, the Washington state homeowners replaced it with another real cedar roof. After that second roof wore out, the Provenzos knew they needed to make a change. They just weren’t getting the long-lasting value they needed from real cedar shake roofing. 

“We love the look of cedar shakes on our house,” says Tony Provenzo. “However, we did not like the ongoing maintenance. Nor did we like the limited lifespan of real cedar shake roofs. For more than 30 years the upkeep has been non-stop. At this point, we want the roof we put on to be the very last roof we purchase.” 

No-maintenance synthetic shake 

For the Provenzos, it wasn’t just the cost and maintenance that that kept them away from using real cedar again. It was a safety factor. As the real cedar shingles aged, they didn’t stay on the roof.  So the homeowners knew it was time to investigate an alternative. 

Tony and Kathy investigated everything from metal shake roofing to slate and synthetic shake. After being impressed with composite roofs on homes at a local golf course, they were ready to learn more. That’s when Kenny Jobe, owner of Legacy Roofing Northwest, introduced them to DaVinci Roofscapes

“Where the Provenzos live is a neighborhood primarily with old cedar shake roofing,” says Jobe. “It’s also approved for premium composition roofing. However, the Provenzos want to stay with the cedar shake look. 

“I showed them DaVinci Shake samples. We install up to 15 of these roofs each year. Once I quoted them several options in the DaVinci product line, and compared them to premium composition tiles, they were sold on the DaVinci Multi-Width Shake. They really like the look of the composite product. Most importantly, the longevity of the DaVinci Shakes made an impression on them when compared to both real cedar shakes and composition roofing.” 

According to Jobe, the homeowners made a smart decision. “DaVinci is a good investment,” says Jobe. “Especially for homeowners in the Northwest. Both the DaVinci Shake and Slate products have a realistic appearance. They can definitely hold up to our weather conditions. When compared to natural cedar shakes or composition, DaVinci will outperform both in our climate.” 

Bye bye real cedar headaches 

With the roofing decision made, the Legacy Roofing NW team got to work. At the same time, the Provenzos said farewell to cedar shake headaches. 

“The Legacy Roofing Northwest team was respectful of our property and did a great job,” says Provenzo. “I’ve already recommended them to others in our neighborhood. They were honest, fair and upfront about the pricing. We wanted a good product, put on by a reputable company. We feel we received both.” 

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