Summer's almost here and it's time to break out the sunscreen. What's your preferred SPF (Sun Protection Factor) in a sun block? Are you daring and like to go with SPF 8, or do you like to play it safe and go with a higher protection, like SPF 60?
People add suntan lotion to their bodies to help protect the skin from the harmful rays of the sun. May is UV Awareness Month, so it's a good time to think about how to look after your body when out in the sun. But, did you ever wonder how your home protects itself from those same damaging UV rays?
It would be impossible to slather sunscreen on your roof each day, so DaVinci Roofscapes has done the next best thing — we've created DaVinci EcoBlend® roofing tiles that help reflect sunlight and heat away from your home.
Approved by the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC), EcoBlend composite roofing tiles reflect heat and emit the sun's energy back into the atmosphere instead of into a structure. They help reduce the cooling load on a house, and, as a result, increase the energy efficiency of a structure. (See Green Roof Systems are Cool and Energy Efficient) An added bonus is that a cooler roof contributes to a lower heat island effect in heavily populated areas — this in turn helps reduce your home's carbon footprint.
This summer, as the temperatures rise and you head outdoors with your sunscreen applied, think twice about your home's roof … and consider protecting your house with EcoBlend roofing shingles.