COLUMBUS, OHIO – Fypon, Simonton Windows and Therma-Tru have joined together with DaVinci Roofscapes® to launch the “Shake it Up” Exterior Color Contest. Open to homeowners nationwide, the online contest includes a $5,000 cash grand prize to help the winner add color to the exterior of his or her home.
Online entries will be accepted from March 18 – April 21, 2013.To enter the contest, homeowners should visit the DaVinci Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/10LLET8. After “Liking” the page, a person can enter by submitting a digital photo of their home’s exterior along with up to 250 words describing how they wish to “shake up” the exterior of their home with colorful products by the contest sponsor and partners.
“The key exterior components of the home --- the roof, windows, doors, trim and siding --- are all exceptional ‘color opportunity’ areas for a homeowner to express their personal style,” says Kate Smith, president and chief color maven of Sensational Color. “This fun contest gives people a chance to learn more about color options on home exterior products along with thinking ‘outside of the box’ when it comes to adding color and colorful products to the home.”
Smith will 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 colorful products. 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 13 – 26, 2013. The finalist with the most votes will be announced and June 3, 2013 and will receive the $5,000 grand prize.
“I like to think ‘from the top down’ when considering color additions on a home,” says Smith. “Start with a blend of colors for the roofing tiles, then work downwards to add colorful accents to the home, such as a painted Classic-Craft® Canvas Collection® or Pulse™ fiberglass door. Next add painted decorative urethane trim accents and colorful vinyl window frames.
“Just imagine a home with a DaVinci Roofscapes slate roof in a European blend of grays and muted burgundy. Then add Decorum® by Simonton windows with a bronze exterior frame and a Therma-Tru® door painted in a welcoming, rich burgundy. Finally, highlight the home with Fypon® louvers, shutters and trim painted in light or medium gray to truly tie-in the entire color theme. That’s a successful way to shake up a home’s exterior!”
Fypon offers thousands of decorative millwork elements in a variety of architectural styles to enhance the interior and exterior of homes. Each piece is crafted from tough, weather-resistant, high-performance materials that are resistant to decay, insect infestation and water damage for long-lasting beauty and low maintenance. Part of consumer products company Fortune Brands Home & Security (NYSE: FBHS), Fypon, LLC is owned by Therma-Tru Corp. For additional information, call 800-446-3040 or visit www.fypon.com.
About Simonton Windows
Simonton Windows produces ENERGY STAR® qualified replacement and new construction windows and doors, including a line of impact-resistant products. Founded in 1946, Simonton’s hallmark has been to deliver the industry’s shortest, most dependable lead-times. Part of Fortune Brands Home & Security (NYSE: FBHS), Simonton delivers award-recognized products to key markets throughout the 48 continental United States and North America. Simonton is a Founding Sponsor of The Weather Museum, a Lifetime Founding Sponsor of the Lead Safe America Foundation, and a supporter of Homes for Our Troops. For information, call (800) SIMONTON (1-800-746-6686) or visit www.simonton.com.
Therma-Tru is the nation’s leading manufacturer and most preferred brand of entry doors. Founded in 1962, Therma-Tru pioneered the fiberglass entry door industry, and today offers a complete portfolio of entry and patio door system solutions, including decorative glass doorlites, sidelites and transoms, and door components. The company also offers low-maintenance Fypon urethane and PVC products. Headquartered in Maumee, Ohio, Therma-Tru is part of Fortune Brands Home & Security (NYSE: FBHS). For more information, visit www.thermatru.com, www.fypon.com or call (800) 537-8827.
About DaVinci Roofscapes
DaVinci Roofscapes has manufactured award-winning polymer slate and shake roofing since 1999. The roofing tiles are virtually maintenance free and far more cost effective than the natural product. DaVinci 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 1-800-328-4624 or visit www.davinciroofscapes.com.
RULES: Please “like” DaVinci on Facebook, submit a picture of your home and tell us how the Products offered by the Sponsor and the Product Partners will best "shake up" your home's exterior with color. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM (CT) on April 21, 2013. You are allowed ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. Five finalists will be selected with the opportunity to win the grand prize. Contest runs March 18, 2013 through May 26, 2013. The top five (5) Entries, as scored by the judges will be Finalists. The winner of the overall Contest will be determined by public vote. Duplicate entries will be discarded. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. You must be a U.S. resident, age 18 or older to enter. (Contest rules and regulations in other countries prevent us from offering prizes to residents outside the U.S.) Employees, partners and vendors of DaVinci Roofscapes and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. Sponsor: DaVinci Roofscapes LLC