Thousands of anxious people in northern Los Angeles County have been evacuated from their homes due to the raging wildfires in the area. Perhaps the only homeowners experiencing some sense of calm are those who previously made the investment in Class A rated synthetic roofing tiles from DaVinci Roofscapes.
"It's heartbreaking to watch the news videos of peoples' dream homes going up in flames as a result of these out-of-control wildfires," says Ray Rosewall, president and CEO of DaVinci Roofscapes, which manufactures sustainable roofing products. "Most significantly, it's avoidable. While the majority of natural wood shake and shingle roofs are tinderboxes waiting to ignite, synthetic slate and shake roofing tiles that make up a green roof system have extremely high tolerance to flames."
DaVinci's shake and slate alternative roofing tiles have been tested and achieved a Class A rating for fire retardance. This means that the roof will withstand extended fire exposure.
With a roof bearing a Class A rating, homeowners know that their green roofs will resist the spread of fire and help protect the roof deck while not producing flying firebrands and embers.