S.H.A.R.P. Rebuilding Efforts Begin in California

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – With last summer’s devastating wildfires still on everyone’s minds, California residents have begun the process of rebuilding their lives … and their homes. Many homeowners throughout the state are taking this opportunity to build S.H.A.R.P. … Sensible Homes with Advanced Roofing Polymers.

“Impact- and fire-resistant polymer roofing tiles can help protect a house and should be the first consideration for people who need to rebuild their homes after the tragic wildfires that occurred in California earlier this year,” says Ray Rosewall, president and CEO of DaVinci Roofscapes. “Today’s advanced technology allows us to create polymer roofing tiles that achieve Class A rating for fire retardance. This means that the roof will withstand extended fire exposure along with resisting the spread of fire. Additionally, DaVinci roofing tiles with this Class A rating help protect the roof deck while not producing flying firebrands and embers.”

Rosewall recommends that California homeowners take time to research all product and material options before investing in their rebuilding efforts. “Homes with wood shake and shingle roofs are tinderboxes waiting to ignite,” says Rosewall. “In the same way, asphalt shingles used on homes in high wind areas and those regions prone to hail can’t stand up to Mother Nature.

“We recommend that homeowners faced with the difficult task of reconstructing their homes think about creating a S.H.A.R.P. home — creating a Sensible Home with Advanced Roofing Polymers that can help protect a home during severe weather conditions. In addition to helping keep a home safer, DaVinci polymer slate and shake roofs have a 50-year warranty and can also help lower homeowner insurance costs because they’re actually an investment that helps protect the overall home.”

To combat potential damage from natural and manmade disasters, durable DaVinci roofing tiles are manufactured from a proprietary engineered polymer that includes multiple virgin ThermoPlastic Olefin (TPO) resins, organic fire retardant, state-of-the-art color and UV stabilizers, and inorganic pigments that are safe for the environment. The tiles have successfully been independently tested to resist straight line winds at 110 mph. The DaVinci products have also passed the TAS-125 certification test for wind uplift resistance in High Velocity Hurricane Zones and the TAS-100 certification test for wind-driven rain.

Like all of the DaVinci products, Bellaforté Slate roofing tiles have achieved a Miami Dade Notice of Acceptance (NOA) and meet Florida Building Code (FBC) qualifications. Bellaforté tiles have shown that they can endure Hurricane Zone Force Winds up to 175 mph. Category 5 hurricanes have sustained winds greater than 155 mph during severe weather conditions.

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 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.