The 1885 Carroll County Courthouse in Carrollton, Ohio, has seen its share of history. Now, thanks to the installation of DaVinci Roofscapes polymer slate roofing tiles, the old, chipped natural slate roof that was atop the three-story courthouse is part of that history.


In 2014, a re-roofing project was completed by Architectural Roofing Contractors Inc. on the courthouse that now boasts Bellaforté Slate roofing in the European-VariBlend color blend.


“The DaVinci Roofscapes product was one of three presented to us along with slate and metal,” said Ed Eick, building maintenance supervisor for Carroll County. “I found the DaVinci product to be very affordable to us along with being cost effective related to long-term maintenance.”


The European VariBlend colors of Light Gray, Medium Gray, Dark Gray and Dark Purple was chosen because the color blend reminded Eick of the natural slate roofing materials already on the roof. This similarity helped the county retain its designation as a U.S. National Register of Historic Places site.


“I found it to be very appealing that the DaVinci product is 100 percent recyclable,” Eick said. “Knowing that there are county offices that urge recycling, that in itself made sense that the county courthouse should be a good example of county officials looking out for the environment.”


When the team from Architectural Roofing Contractors came in to complete the re-roofing project, it ably navigated several project site challenges. “The downtown location of the courthouse combined with keeping the county offices operating during the roof installation were our first challenges,” said Rodney Brown, an estimator with Architectural Roofing Contractors. “The height of the building and the 12/12 roof pitch were also situations we dealt with successfully. This was our first time installing DaVinci roofing, and we'd use the product again. It was easy to install with a good coverage rate.”


The final results gained a big thumbs-up from Eick and the county commissioners. “Architectural Roofing Contractors did an excellent job, and I made sure their company knew it,” he said. “The roofers on the job said the product was nice to work with and easily installed. We have a roof and gutter system now that will last us for years to come, hassle free.”

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