Vail’s Clock Tower has a new roof |

Vail’s Clock Tower has a new roof

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
A group of Vail residents and business representatives, along with Vail Resorts, have been meeting for the past few months to talk about ways to create a seamless guest experience.
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The iconic Clock Tower in the center of Vail Village now boasts a new polymer slate roof.

“We got the new DaVinci Multi-Width Slate roof installed in late November just before the start of snow season,” said Alberto Ortega, vice president of Plath Construction, Inc. in Eagle. “These polymer slate roofing tiles resist extreme weather conditions and are basically maintenance-free, so they should last for decades.”

The roofscape of Vail is dotted with projects completed by Ortega and his team during the past few years. Several of the buildings feature DaVinci’s Castle Gray color blend of light, medium and dark gray tones to create a cohesive appearance. The Vail Transportation Center, Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum and several government buildings are all close to the Clock Tower and feature roofs with DaVinci Slate products in the Castle Gray blend. Plath Construction has also installed the DaVinci Shake product on a deli building in the downtown area and on the Talisman Condominium project in the heart of the Vail Village.

“The Clock Tower has been a key focal point in the heart of Vail’s retail district since the 1960s and is visible in every direction,” says Ortega, a DaVinci Masterpiece Contractor program member. “That’s one reason why adding the DaVinci roof to this project was important – it helps tie together visually the look of the downtown area.

“Aesthetic appeal is just one reason the DaVinci products are repeatedly chosen for projects in Vail. Their excellent long-term performance in our demanding roofing environment of an 8,100-feet elevation makes them a smart choice for our businesses, landmarks and homes.”

DaVinci Roofscapes has manufactured award-winning synthetic slate and shake roofing since 1999. The polymer roofing tiles are virtually maintenance free and far more cost effective than the natural product, according to the manufacturer. DaVinci says it leads the industry in tile thickness, the tile width variety and the greatest selection of subtle earth-toned colors. Company products have a 50-year limited warranty and are 100 percent recyclable. DaVinci proudly makes its products in America and is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, the Cool Roof Rating Council and the U.S. Green Building Council. For additional information call 800-328-4624 or visit

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