City Of Los Angeles Residential Cool Roofing Facts And Resources


At the beginning of 2015, the City of Los Angeles began enforcing ordinance number 183149 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code which applies to the construction of every new building, every new building alteration with a building permit valuation of $200,000 or more, and every building addition throughout the City of Los Angeles. Specifically, the City of LA is attemtping to reduce the heat island effect within the city, while lowering overall energy consumption (i.e. AC use). This code applies to both residential and commercial properties and is an aggressive, yet necessary approach to meeting California’s Title 24 cool roof requirements.

City of Los Angeles Green Building Code

The Los Angeles Green Building Code requires that your new roofing material in residential buildings meet the following SRI (solar reflectance index) values:


There are a few exceptions to the above requirements:

  • Roof Repairs

  • Roof replacement when the roof area being replaced is equal to or less than 50% of the total roof area

  • Where building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) solar are installed

  • Permits issued prior to January 1, 2015, for the replacement of an existing roof with asphalt roof shingles or asphalt composition roll roofing


Rebates Are Available to Assist Property Owners

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) cool roof rebates are available to single-family and multifamily residential customers. The base rebate is $0.20 per square foot for qualifying roofs.* For more information, visit:

*Funding is limited and rebates are not guaranteed. The program is subject to change or termination without notice.


Funding Options are Available to Help Complete Cool Roof and Solar Projects


Hero Program :: Wells Fargo - Home Projects


Qualifying Residential GAF Cool Roof Shingles

Considering that the vast majority of residential roofs in Los Angeles are composition shingle roofs, our friends at GAF have put together the following list of shingles that meet both the Los Angeles Green Building Code and Title 24, and are also listed with the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC).


Chandler's Roofing

15331 S Avalon Blvd
Gardena, CA 90248


71713 Hwy 111
Ste 104
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270



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