The Los Angeles Green Building Code reflectivity requirement for a residential asphalt shingle is a minimum 3-year aged solar reflectance of 0.20, a minimum thermal emittance of 0.75, OR a SRI (solar reflectance index) of 16.
In accordance with this new code, GAF has eleven products that have been tested and listed with the Cool Roof Rating Council for sale in the city of Los Angeles and all other areas covered by California Title 24:
•Timberline® Cool Series®
o Antique Slate
o Weathered Wood
•Timberline Ultra HD®
o Copper Canyon
o Golden Amber
•Timberline® American Harvest®
o Amber Wheat
•Timberline® Natural Shadow®
o Arctic White
o Desert Sand
“GAF remains dedicated to sustainability and will continue to invest in products and technologies focused on energy savings,” stated Dan Witte, steep-slope product manager. “We fully support green building initiatives and are committed to manufacturing eco-friendly products.”
Founded in 1886, GAF is the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and commercial roofing systems, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by its commitment to Advanced Quality, Industry Expertise, and Solutions Made Simple. GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles, which then evolved with the introduction of the GAF Lifetime Roofing System by extending the Lifetime coverage beyond just the roofing shingles.
With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology, which provides superior durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of scarce natural resources. The company has also developed single-ply and asphaltic membranes with superior durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption.
GAF also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 125,000 professionals. CARE’s mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors,