Custom Colors. DaVinci now offers custom color formulations for its synthetic slate and shake roofing tiles. For an extra $1,000, customers can choose a blend of the company’s existing colors (shown); for an extra $4,000, they can create a totally unique custom shade. DaVinci’s polymer roof tiles have a 50-year warranty and a Class A fire retardant rating. DaVinci Roofscapes, 800/328-4624, davinciroofscapes.com.
Energy-Efficient Lights. Kichler’s new Design Pro LED rail fixture uses four LEDs that draw a total of 24 watts of electricity while producing as much light as a 200-watt incandescent lamp, says the maker. Each light pivots and rotates for flexible illumination; the LEDs allegedly last 40,000 hours. The fixture comes in two designs for $447 each...
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