Just in time for October’s National Energy Awareness Month, DaVinci Roofscapes® has announced that eight of the company’s EcoBlend® polymer roofing tiles have qualified as ENERGY STAR® compliant. DaVinci has now become an ENERGY STAR partner and offers the eight EcoBlend roofing options in the company’s Slate, Shake, Fancy Shake and Bellaforté product lines.
The independent Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) has verified the testing that the EcoBlend tiles from DaVinci meet or exceed requirements for the ENERGY STAR program inclusion to reflect sunlight and heat away from the home. DaVinci EcoBlend tiles that are now ENERGY STAR qualified include Weathered Gray (in Medium, Medium Light, Medium Dark, Light and Dark) and Gray (in Dark, Light and Medium) colors.
“EcoBlend tiles reflect sunlight and heat away from the home, helping increase the energy efficiency of the overall structure,” says Ray Rosewall, president and CEO of DaVinci Roofscapes. “Higher emissivity and reflectivity rates lead to reductions in the cooling load and, in return, increase energy efficiency. Builders, remodelers, roofers and homeowners interested in maximizing the energy efficiency of homes and other buildings should be requesting EcoBlend tiles to help achieve this goal.”
EcoBlend roofing tiles can help property owners save on energy costs, improve the comfort of the structure and mitigate global warming. 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. ENERGY STAR reports that Americans spend about $40 billion annually to air condition buildings. ENERGY STAR qualified roofing products reflect more of the sun’s rays and can help reduce the amount of air conditioning needed in buildings.
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 0.31 to 0.36 for solar reflectance and in the range of 0.88 to 0.89 for thermal emittance.
According to the CRRC, another benefit of a Cool Roof is 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.
To learn more about DaVinci Roofscapes products, contact us by email or call 1-800-328-4624.