Options expand for cool roof colors and synthetic slate with natural appeal

Options for durable, no maintenance roof products with the look of natural slate and wood are expanding.

At the 2016 International Builders' Show, Chris Marshall West Region Manager at with DaVinci Roofscapes, talked about the growth of cool roof options, and the trend toward synthetic products with the appeal of natural materials. 

In 2016, DaVinci Roofscapes introduced four new DaVinci EcoBlend cool family colors. The polymer roofing color options have all been approved by the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) to reflect sunlight and heat away from a home or commercial structure, helping the building or home stay cooler in the summer and helping to lower energy costs. The new color blends all meet Title 24 requirements for California.

The polymer roofing products have the look of natural shake but with the highest fire rating available, giving peace-of-mind to homeowners and gaining the approval of insurance companies, Marshall noted.

The company also introduced a new Single-Width Slate 12-inch tile with an enhanced profile, which led to development of more realistic profiles on the company's Multi-Width Slate and Bellaforté Slate polymer roofing tiles.

"Our durable slate composite roofing profiles now boast a truly authentic quarried look," Marshall said.  "These new profiles offer exceptional curb appeal value to a home. When looking up at a roof with these tiles it's difficult for someone to differentiate between these synthetic slate profiles and real slate."

Details on the edges of the DaVinci slate tiles now have a more accurate quarried look that replicates natural slate. Deeper impressions in the tiles make them appear thicker, even though they're the same weight as the previous tiles.

As with all the company's polymer roofing materials, these three slate profiles resist impact, fire and severe weather conditions. Also, low-maintenance slate tiles from DaVinci resist algae and moss growth, come in 50 standard colors and are rated for installation in areas experiencing high winds, hail and wildfires.

Read more about the latest roofing innovations.


Topics: Building Green, Home Design & Plans, Roofing, Trade Show


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