Great news for roofers: DaVinci Roofscapes now sells SOLARHIDETM, a one-step radiant barrier underlayment that also serves as a vapor barrier. Roofers using a single layer of SOLARHIDE in conjunction with DaVinci Shake, Slate and Bellaforté products can attain a Class A fire rating for their roofing projects.
"Our testing shows that a single layer of SOLARHIDE underlayment works effectively with the majority of our products to allow roofers to achieve a Class A fire rating," says Tim Gentry, vice president of technical services of DaVinci Roofscapes. "By offering SOLARHIDE to roofers, we're serving as a 'one stop source' to make it easier for them to obtain a dependable underlayment and synthetic roofing materials at the same time."
Made from raw materials, SOLARHIDE is produced with woven and non-woven fabrics as well as pure aluminum. The durable underlayment is 100 percent recyclable and exceeds Miami-Dade specifications. The rip-resistant SOLARHIDE product is now available from DaVinci Roofscapes in a 10 square roll (48 inches wide by 250 feet long) with 25 rolls per pallet.
"SOLARHIDE was specifically engineered to reduce heat transfer into roof structures," says Wayne Foster, CEO of Eco Chief Products, makers of SOLARHIDE. "This product is able to protect the roof deck from heat much better than standard roofing underlayment."
Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Eco Chief's SOLARHIDE product meets or exceeds the requirements for ASTM D-226 Type I and II, along with specifications for Miami-Dade certification.