DaVinci Designated Gold Sponsor in Green Life Smart Life Project

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – DaVinci Roofscapes®, the leader in synthetic roofing tiles, has supplied the company’s award-winning line of DaVinci EcoBlend(TM) roofing tiles for the Green Life Smart Life home project in Narragansett, Rhode Island. The 4,300-square-foot ocean view home was constructed to LEED® standards and features a multitude of environmentally-friendly building products and practices.

“This home is the first in the country using the DaVinci EcoBlend Weathered Gray roofing tiles,” says Joe Hageman, owner of the home. “We anticipate this roof will help us save up to an estimated 15 percent each year on energy costs while improving the comfort of our home.

“We selected these roofing tiles for several reasons. Along with the energy efficiency aspects of the tiles, they have been rated Class 4 for impact resistance, have the highest ratings for straight line wind testing at 110 mph and have a Class A fire retardance rating. These are all features that will help the roof stand up to the potentially severe coastal weather we face in the future.”

Green Life Smart Life

DaVinci Roofscapes serves as a Gold Level Sponsor in the Green Life Smart Life project, which demonstrates how families can make lifestyle choices that are both sustainable and realistic to meet their needs without compromising the environment’s needs. Combining green building with smart home technology, Green Life Smart Life embraces the notion that modern day living can and should go hand in hand with sustainability and environmental stewardship.

Throughout the home, ENERGY STAR® qualified products were installed (including appliances and an indoor air package) along with smart technology items. A full listing of the energy efficient products and practices can be found at www.greenlifesmartlife.com.

DaVinci EcoBlend

DaVinci EcoBlend roofing tiles are available in Weathered Gray and Castle Gray colors. The award-winning products have been rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) to reflect sunlight and heat away from the home. Meeting the initial qualifications for a Cool Roof indicates that DaVinci EcoBlend products meet or exceed initial ENERGY STAR program requirements for 25 percent solar reflectivity and qualify for LEED-NC 7.2 Heat Island Effect. Final ENERGY STAR approval will be awarded to DaVinci EcoBlends after a mandatory three-year weathering/testing period.

A Cool Roof is measured by two properties, solar reflectance and thermal emittance. Both properties are measured from 0 to 1. The higher the value, the cooler the roof. During independent testing, DaVinci EcoBlends measured in a range of 0.26 to 0.34 for solar reflectance and in the range of 0.67 to 0.72 for thermal emittance.

DaVinci Roofscapes has manufactured synthetic slate and shake roofing since 1999. The polymer 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 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 our website.