Eagle Design Corner: Add Character to Your Roofline with a Specialty Eave Installation

If you are currently building a new home or renovating an existing one that includes Mediterranean or French cottage architectural elements, and are considering choosing a high barrel concrete roof tile – like Eagle Roofing Products’ Capistrano profile – you may also want to consider a specialty eave installation. Specifically, a fully boosted eave and/or a genoise eave.

Inspired by traditional clay tile roofs dating back centuries, a fully boosted eave and genoise eave are specialty options that can add instant character and detail to your exterior. A fully boosted eave is executed using boosted accessory pieces, mortar, and in high wind areas, an additional roofing adhesive will be added. These materials are then properly applied to the barrel portion of each tile along the eave, which is the part of the roof that overhangs the face of a wall. This adds dimension to the roofline and results in a timeless appearance.

A genoise eave encompasses an architectural treatment under the eaves of the roof with the addition of an intricate, decorative strip of boosted accessory pieces. This application separates the wall from the roof, bringing the roof-tiles out slightly to keep rain off the walls. The look depicts true authenticity as it is believed to have originated in Italy and can be found, today, in Province and the south of France.

Fully boosted eave and genoise eave specialty installations can be combined, or installed independently of one another, depending the look you are trying to achieve. If you’re interested in adding either of these looks to your residential project, consult with your professional roofing contractor prior to installation to ensure the proper materials are ordered and the desired look is achieved.

To get started on your concrete roof tile selection process, begin browsing our collection of Capistrano concrete roof tiles available in your area.