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Roofing molder gives a warm welcome home to troops

DaVinci Roofscapes, a manufacturer of injection molded synthetic roofing tile, has renewed its commitment to support the non-profit organization, Homes for Our Troops. As a returning corporate sponsor for 2010, DaVinci will supply synthetic slate and shake roofing tiles for a variety of project homes for severely injured service people returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

“We are honored to play a role through Homes for Our Troops in helping our valued service people gain living arrangements specially tailored for their needs,” said Ray Rosewall, president of DaVinci Roofscapes. “Our company will donate the roofing tiles for five unique homes this year, including two projects in Oregon that will be LEED certified homes.”

To start the year, 610 bundles of patented DaVinci Bellaforte Villa roofing tiles in shades of gray are being donated to a home under construction for Cpl. Joshua Lindsay, who is a paraplegic as a result of being hit by two 81mm mortars while on patrol in Iraq in 2005. The home is being specially constructed for his needs in Cumming, Georgia so that he can be close to the Shepard Center in Atlanta.

Roofer Terry Williamson, a DaVinci Masterpiece Contractor, and several of his co-workers, plan to donate several days in early February to help install the snap fit, self-locating Bellaforte product on the Lindsay home.

John Gonsalves, president and founder of Homes for Our Troops, said, “DaVinci’s products perfectly complement our goals for creating top-quality, low-maintenance homes for our returning service men and women.”

Homes for Our Troops has constructed or remodeled more than 45 homes nationwide since the non-profit organization began in 2004. Each home is built at no cost to the injured serviceperson and is constructed with donated products, land and manpower.

DaVinci Roofscapes has manufactured its synthetic (polymer) slate and shake roofing since 1999. The polymer roofing tiles are virtually maintenance free and more cost effective than the natural product. DaVinci products have a 50-year warranty and are 100% recyclable. Clare Goldsberry

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