DaVinci EcoBlend Colors Introduced

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – DaVinci Roofscapes®, the leader in synthetic roofing tiles, has launched a new line of DaVinci EcoBlend(TM) colors that have been rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) to reflect sunlight and heat away from the home. According to CRRC, homeowners can recognize an average energy savings ranged from seven to 15 percent of total cooling costs by using a cool roof that helps reduce temperature fluctuations inside the home.

DaVinci EcoBlend Weathered Gray and DaVinci EcoBlend Castle Gray colors can be ordered for any DaVinci Roofscapes product and can help property owners save on energy costs, improve the comfort of the structure and mitigate global warming. 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 EcoBlends provide higher emissivity and reflectivity rates that lead to greater reductions in the cooling load in the building,” says Ray Rosewall, president and CEO of DaVinci Roofscapes. “In turn, the owner should experience increased energy efficiency. According to the CRRC, another benefit is that the reduction in air pollution from the emissions of the roof itself will help reduce heat islands around cities and populous areas. These are important considerations for builders, roofing contractors and homeowners wishing to make a positive impact on the environment.”

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. 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 eligible and are 100 percent recyclable. For additional information call 1-800-328-4624 or visit our website.