The California Energy Code, or Title 24, Part 6 of the California Code of Regulations, also titled The Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings were established in 1978 in response to a legislative mandate to reduce California’s energy consumption. As of January 1, 2010, these standards have been updated. The new standards affect new construction, significant repairs of existing roofs, re-roofing (steep-slope), plus additions and alterations of existing buildings and homes.
Currently, a residential cool roof is an optional energy efficiency measure, however on January 1, 2010, a cool roof is required for residential buildings (Climate Zones-10-15, Sacramento is Zone 12). Cool roof standards are designed to reduce air conditioner demand, lower your energy costs, and reduce the urban heat island effect.
If you choose not to install a Cool Roof, there are other options available that do meet the new Title 24, Part 6 Energy Efficiency Standards:
* Lead Law – It’s the Law! Federal law requires contractors that disturb painted surfaces in homes, child care facilities and schools built before 1978 to be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. Cal-Vintage Roofing is an EPA Certified Renovator.
* Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide – New State and Building Code Requirements- You must have a battery operated smoke detector in EVERY bedroom and hallway leading to a bedroom and a battery operated carbon monoxide detector in your hallway leading to all bedrooms.
Our Sales Consultants can assist you in choosing the product(s) that will meet the new requirements as well as obtaining a more energy efficiency home!