With nearly 1,000 votes to consider, DaVinci Roofscapes selected Brigitte and Mike Meehan (of Elgin, Illinois) as the winners of a $5,000 cash grand prize in its 2014 "Shake it Up" Exterior Color Contest.
The Meehans were among five finalists in the contest, ultimately winning over the bulk of the voters with their "Trapped in Cookie Cutter Land!" entry. The Meehans live in a sprawling, 1,000+ home neighborhood, and their appeal to stand out captured the electorate's imagination.
“The judges saw the potential for dramatic change using color on the Meehan home exterior to get them out of Cookie Cutter Land,” says Wendy Bruch, marketing manager at DaVinci Roofscapes.
National color expert Kate Smith helped give Meehan's vision life with an artist rendering, which included a new Brownstone blend polymer slate roof from DaVinci, a Therma-Tru Classic-Craft Canvas Collection fiberglass door and sidelites painted Cochineal Red. She also recommended some low-maintenance porch columns and a balustrade system from Fypon.
"Obviously the voting public saw the potential in adding 'top down' color to the home that will increase the overall curb appeal of the house and make it a stand-out in its neighborhood," added Bruch. "For our 2014 contest, the Meehan home rose above more than 125 entries to capture the grand prize."