How can your roof contribute to rainwater harvesting?

For the Hageman family of Narragansett, RI their goal was to reduce landscaping irrigation demand by 40% when building their new home. They installed a 2,000-gallon cistern to harvest rainwater from the home's roof for exterior landscaping applications. The rainwater harvesting system collects the rain water from the roof and disperses it through an interconnected gutter system that directs all of the water to the 5,000 gallon underground storage tank.

The Hageman’s chose DaVinci’s manufactured slate tiles to aid in their eco friendly roof system. DaVinci’s synthetic slate tiles do not release toxins which could runoff into the water system.

The inorganic pigments are permanently bound within the polymer and cannot be released under reasonably foreseeable conditions. To sell into California DaVinci had to perform testing for Prop 65: The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. DaVinci products were tested and do not release or discharge toxins.

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