2014 “Shake it Up” Exterior Color Contest

          KANSAS CITY, KAN. – DaVinci Roofscapes®, the color leader in the polymer roofing industry, launches the 2014 "Shake it Up" Exterior Color Contest on March 21, 2014 in conjunction with Therma-Tru and Fypon. Open to all homeowners nationwide the contest includes a $5,000 cash grand prize to help the winner add color to the exterior of his or her home.                                                               

            To enter the contest, homeowners should visit the DaVinci Facebook page http://dvroof.com/1iJGZhs.  After “Liking” the page, a person can enter by submitting a digital photo of their home’s exterior along with up to a 250-word description stating how they wish to “shake up” the exterior of their home with color and colorful products.

            National color expert Kate Smith will again help judge the contest to determine five finalists. She will then work with a professional artist to create renderings and product wish lists of how the five finalists can transform their home’s exteriors by adding color and colorful products manufactured by the contest sponsor and partners. The original photo submission and the artist’s renderings for the five finalists will be posted on the contest site for two weeks of online public voting from May 19, 2014 to June 1, 2014. The finalist with the most online votes will receive the $5,000 grand prize.

            "This is the second year we're doing this fun contest to showcase how easy it is to add 'top down' color to the home's exterior," says Smith, president and chief color maven of Sensational Color. “The timing is perfect to launch the contest on March 21st, which is International Colour Day. Just as we did in 2013, we’re going to help people turn ordinary home exteriors into extraordinary, color-coordinated showstoppers!”

            The contest sponsor, DaVinci Roofscapes, offers polymer slate and shake roofing tiles in 49 standard colors with the option to custom create any color a homeowner desires. Contest partners Therma-Tru® doors and Fypon® urethane and PVC trim products also offer product options that allow homeowners to enhance their home’s exterior in colorful ways.

            The “Shake it Up” Exterior Color Contest is open for online entries from March 21, 2014 to April 13, 2014. After the selection of the five finalists, public online voting will take place from May 19, 2014 to June 1, 2014. The grand prize winner will be announced on June 10, 2014. For more information, along with the entry form, complete rules and regulations regarding the contest, can be found at http://dvroof.com/1iJGZhs.

            More than 170 entries were received during the inaugural year of the 2013 "Shake it Up" Exterior Color Contest. Homeowners Dennis and Pat Hodkinson of Paris, Tenn. won the $5,000 grand prize for their "Facelift" submission.

             "The prize money allowed us to turn several home improvement dreams of ours into reality," says Dennis Hodkinson. "We still have colorful house dreams and plan to add more color and enhancements to our home in the future!"

            Homeowners looking for color exterior ideas and inspiration can download the free ebooks written by Smith, "FRESH Color Schemes for Your Home Exterior" and "5 Steps for Finding the Perfect Color Hues for Your Home" at www.sensationalcolor.com.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Contact Kathy Ziprik at kziprik@aol.com or 828-890-8065.