New cool roof colors meet California Title 24 requirements

New cool roof colors meet California Title 24 requirements

DaVinci RoofScapes Tahoe EcoBlend polymer tile.

While Title 24 is unique to California, structures in all areas of the country can benefit from incorporating cool roof technology. Because these roofs reflect heat and emit the sun's energy back into the atmosphere instead of into a structure, they help reduce the cooling load, and, as a result, increase the energy efficiency of a building. An additional bonus is that a cooler roof contributes to a lower heat island effect in heavily populated areas. This in turn helps reduce a home's carbon footprint.

To help builders meet requirements for Title 24 and green building program requirements, DaVinci Roofscapes launched four new DaVinci EcoBlend® options approved by the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) to reflect sunlight and heat away from a home or commercial structure. The new color blends all meet Title 24 requirements for California.

Newly-introduced color blends for EcoBlend polymer shake and slate roofs include: 

  • Tahoe-EcoBlend: Light Tahoe, Medium Light Tahoe and Medium Tahoe blend
  • Mountain-EcoBlend: Light Mountain, Medium Mountain and Dark Mountain blend
  • Brownstone-EcoBlend: Light Brown, Dark Stone and Dark Tan blend
  • Slate Gray-EcoBlend: Slate Gray

    EcoBlend color blends previously accessible from DaVinci Roofscapes that meet the stringent requirements to receive ENERGY STAR® designations, and still available from the company include:

  • Weathered Gray-EcoBlend: Light Weathered Gray, Medium Weathered Gray and Dark Weathered Gray blend
  • Castle Gray-EcoBlend: Light Gray, Medium Gray and Dark Gray

"California's newly-adopted 2016 Building Energy Standards (Title 24, Part 6) will require use of more energy-efficient roofing materials starting in 2017," says Ray Rosewall, CEO and president of DaVinci Roofscapes. "We've developed these new roofing color blends to meet, and in some cases exceed, these strict requirements.

"In recent years when wildfires and severe weather conditions have increased on the West Coast we've seen increased interest in our DaVinci fire- and impact-resistant synthetic shake and slate roofing products. The newly introduced EcoBlend color family options allow homeowners and commercial property owners to use our durable roofing tiles while complying with the new Title 24 requirements.

Created in 1998, the Cool Roof Rating Council develops accurate and credible methods for evaluating and labeling the solar reflectance and thermal emittance (radiative properties) of roofing products. The company shares this information with architects, specifiers, builders and all other interested parties.

Read more about green home roofing.

Topics: Building Green, Energy Star, Roofing

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