Texas Church Tired of Replacing Copper Roofs
cornerstone of the historic Emmanuel Episcopal Church in San Angelo, Texas
was laid in 1887. Since that time the church has seen many changes. The most
recent is the addition of an impact- and fire-resistant Multi-Width Slate
polymer roof from DaVinci Roofscapes.
"The copper roofs on this church were destroyed twice by hail in the past 10
years," says Sam Colson, national restoration and construction estimator for
Jim Filipowicz and Associates. "Church members came to us for a
recommendation of a roofing product that would hold up against severe
weather conditions and ideally replicate the slate look on the building when
it was originally constructed. After doing product research and seeing the
variety of selections available from DaVinci, we knew their composite slate
product was the ideal solution."
After contacting other churches across the country --- including in
hail-prone areas --- the church grounds and building maintenance team at
Emmanuel Episcopal Church made a presentation to church members to
familiarize them with the polymer roofing material. "With its warranties and
the quality of the product, we all knew we were making a decision not just
for our current situation, but for those who will follow after us," says Ski
Lisewsky, a junior warden at Emmanuel Episcopal Church.
The church leadership selected an Aberdeen blend of five colors to
complement the stone exterior on the historic church. The eye-catching blend
includes dark gray, light brown, dark purple, green stone and dark stone
"We saw many samples of colors available from DaVinci," says Lisewsky. "With
our stone texture there was no doubt that the Aberdeen blend was the best
look for what we were trying to achieve. When the sun hits the church at the
right time, with the colors of the garden and all the colors of the Aberdeen
roofing, it looks just wonderful."
According to Lisewsky, there has been nothing but praise for the roofing
selection. Both congregation members and local residents have complimented
the new roof.
"This went from a sad situation of our copper roof being declared a total
loss by the insurance company to an exciting change for our church," says
Lisewsky. "The JFA team was great to work with. They kept us informed every
step of the way. From start to finish, we're pleased with this project, the
product and the people involved in helping us acquire this new roof."
Additional DaVinci roofing projects can be found on a variety of churches
across the country including St. Louis Catholic Church, St. John's Chapel,
Grace Episcopal Church, Woodland United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian
Church of Jacksonville, St. Patrick's Church, Sacred Heart Ukrainian
Catholic Church and the St. Clement Eucharistic Shrine.
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
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