By DaVinci Roofscapes.
Christine and Gabriel Bridger, owners of this beautiful 1930s English Cottage, recently renovated the entire second floor, including their roof. They felt that the roof of this historic home in Evanston, Illinois was due for an upgrade. After weighing their options, they chose DaVinci Roofscape’s Multi-Width Slate in Weathered Green for the project.
“We wanted to add more space on the second floor while making period correct design choices,” says homeowner Christine Bridger. “Our vision is simple. We want the English Cottage to have modern features and be a space that works for our family’s needs.
“We understand that our surroundings impact the way we feel, connect and host others in our home. We are very passionate about creating a cozy, inviting space.”
As the Bridgers considered options for their brick home’s roof, they discovered DaVinci products.
“We have a corner lot,” says Bridger, author of Company + Cottage website. “Many people recognize our home’s turret, gas light and red door. We wanted to add another level of charm by adding a beautiful slate roof that felt authentic to the English Cottage.
“The realistic detail of the DaVinci product, plus its lightweight nature, met our needs. It’s an affordable option to real slate and looks charming on the English Cottage. We get tons of compliments every day on our faux slate roof from neighbors and friends.”
Built more than 90 years ago, the English Cottage exterior boasts brick, stucco and trim. The blend of colors and products adds realism to the home. So, it makes sense to have a spectacular blend of colors — Light and Dark Green, Green Stone, Dark Tan and Dark Stone — for this historic home roof update.
“We wanted a color for the roof that felt connected to the aged brick and stucco,” says Bridger. “Still, we need it to provide a unique stand-alone detail to this charming cottage. The deep tones of the Weathered Green blend to provide an understated punch of color to the house!”
Installed by Etruscan Guttering and Roofing, the composite slate product was also installed above the detached garage/office to complement the cottage.
Now that the “labor of love” renovation project is complete, the Bridgers can relax. That includes forgetting maintenance work. After all, they’ve already put in seven years of “hard love labor” on the English Cottage.
“We’re ready to enjoy this special place,” says Bridger. “Many of the products we selected, like the DaVinci roofing, were chosen because they need little maintenance. The roof, in particular, is very durable. And, with a Lifetime Limited Material Warranty, we don’t anticipate having any maintenance concerns in the future!”
Original article source: DaVinci Roofscapes
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The experienced team members at DaVinci Roofscapes develop and manufacture industry-leading polymer slate and shake roofing systems with an authentic look and superior performance. DaVinci leads the industry in the greatest selection of colors, tile thickness and tile width variety. The company's reliable products have a limited lifetime warranty and are 100 percent recyclable. All DaVinci high-performing roofing products are proudly made in America where the company is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, the National Association of Roofing Contractors, the Cool Roof Rating Council and the U.S. Green Building Council. For information call 1-800-328-4624 or visit www.davinciroofscapes.com.
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