Here at Eagle Roofing Products, we are passionate about what we do and what we create. We stand behind our products and always stay on top of the trends, creating concrete roof tiles and products that are sure to amaze.
One might ask, “How can you make an already outstanding product even better?” Well, through our partnership with Industrial Nanotech (a global nanoscience solutions research and development leader) we are now offering a moisture-resistant roof tile that is not only energy efficient but ensures lasting beauty and curb appeal.
How does this product work? This innovative technology is powered by a dual-purpose, deep penetrating clear coating providing the perfect balance of energy efficiency and lasting beauty to our already exquisite Eagle concrete tile. Unlike other sealants and coatings that stay on the surface of the tile, when applied, this patented coating seeps deep down into the tile. Not only does Eagle Platinum Tile insulate and reduce heat transfer in and out of the structure home 365 days a year, but studies show that this technology can reduce heating and cooling costs between 20 percent and 40 percent in just a short time.
What else makes Eagle Platinum Tile so great?
- Resistant to Growth – Mold, mildew, bacteria, algae, streaks, and stains
- Weathering Resistance – Protection from elements such as salt sea spray (not part of the warranty)
- Environmentally Friendly – Low VOC compliant, water-based, non-toxic, non-flammable
- Excellent UV Resistance – Reduces color degradation (not part of the warranty)
- Clear Coat – Does not obscure the roof’s beauty
- Breathable – Does not promote condensation or moisture build up
- Long -Term Performance and Protection
Eagle Platinum is available on most color through Eagle tile- not including Ponderosa, slurry or Artisan.
For more information on this top-of-the-line product, please visit www.eagleroofing.com/products/eagle-platinum-tile/.
Californias Title 24 energy standards address the energy efficiency of new construction of, and additions and alterations to, homes and commercial buildings. Since buildings are one of the major contributors to electricity demand, the goal of Title 24 is to reduce energy consumption in California for its energy future.
The Title 24 Roofing Code establishes new requirements to promote the installation of Cool Roofs in Low Rise Residential Steep Slope Construction. Cool Roofs are roofs consisting of materials with extraordinarily high reflectance of the sun’s energy from the roof surface, as well as have high emissivity, allowing them to emit infrared energy. Thus, significantly reducing energy costs and urban heat islands.
Eagle Roofing Products is committed to helping our partners adhere to the California Energy Commissions energy standards by providing our Customers with Cool Roof concrete tile solutions that not only meet the new requirements, but deliver the beauty, durability and value that youve come to expect.
How does Title 24 Impact You?
- Builders: All new permits and buildings must comply
- Architects: Must plan for the new energy efficiency requirements
- Roofers: Can differentiate by knowing the new code
Cool Roof Criteria
California is divided into 16 climate zones. Buildings located in Climate Zones 10 -15 need to meet the following Solar Reflectance (SR), Thermal Emittance (TE) and Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) requirements as outlined by the California Energy Commission (CEC).
- Solar Reflectance (SR): Measure of a surfaces ability to reflect solar energy.
- Dark surfaces tend to absorb solar energy, becoming hot and passing heat into the attic below. Lighter surfaces reflect solar energy and help keep the roof and building cooler.
- Solar Reflectance is expressed as a percentage (0-100%) as listed by the CRRC.
- Aged Solar Reflectance tests the surface after three years and is typically lower than initial solar reflectance.
- The new Title 24 requirement for aged SR is .20 or 20%.
- Thermal Emittance (TE): The ability of a roofing material to release absorbed heat energy back into the atmosphere.
- Surfaces with low emittance transfer more heat into the roof components and attic space.
- Thermal Emittance is expressed as a percentage (0-100%) as listed by the CRRC.
- The new Title 24 requirement for TE is .75 or 75%.
Solar Reflectance Index
- Solar Reflectance Index (SRI): Index that uses a calculation, incorporating both SR and TEas listed by the CRRC.
- A color is assigned a value between 0 and 100.
- The California Energy Commission is concerned with aged SRI.
- The aged SRI calculation is made using a 3 year aged reflectance, as listed with the CRRC.
- The CRRC has a calculator for new colors to determine an estimated aged SRI.
- The new Title 24 requirement for Estimated Aged SRI is 16.
New Construction Eagle Products Available
Re-Roof and Alterations Eagle Products Available
Climate Zones 10-15
- Any tile color that has an aged SRI of 16 or more.
- Any color of Capistrano.
- Any tile installed on elevated battens that provide 1 between the bottom of the tile and the roof deck.
Requirements vary by zone, depending on the building and the climate method. Any municipality, even outside of climate zones 10-15, can choose to enforce these Title 24 changes. Any municipality in all climate zones can choose more strict regulations, such as Cal Green. It is important that contractors know the requirements in the municipalities where they re-roof.
To see which climate zone your project is in and the requirements associated with your building structure, visit the CECs website: http://www.energy.ca.gov/maps/renewable/building_climate_zones.html
Eagle Roofing sent out a recent press release with the following information. We thought it was worth adding these words to our blog in case you missed it on our website.
The move to incorporate energy efficiency and environmentally
friendly features continues to be one of the biggest selling points in the remodeling industry. Green products are crafted to exceed building codes and are not only cost-effective to own, but are especially economical to operate without sacrificing quality.
This demand for energy efficient products is especially evident in the roofing industry. Widely recognized as a leader in the industry, Eagle delivers true performance in their roofing products that include energy efficiency, protection from the elements, durability to last a lifetime and a
style to complement their architecture and add true curb appeal.
“In today’s tight economic environment, Eagle understands today’s savvy customers increasingly look at the energy efficiency of roofing in addition to aesthetics when evaluating their purchasing decision,” said Kevin Burlingame, president of Eagle Roofing Products. “We take our responsibility to the environment seriously and are deeply committed to giving customers a full line of innovative products.
This advantage enables remodelers to differentiate their projects and increase business while creating incremental value for the homeowners.”
Eagle remains committed to being the company of choice for roofing products for both new construction and remodeling applications. This is exemplified through the company’s dedication to providing quality products and outstanding customer service.
As part of their extensive concrete tile product line, homeowners can choose from a selection of Cool Roof tile colors that are Energy Star and Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) approved.
Eagle’s Cool Roof Tiles reflect sunlight and heat away from the home resulting in a 10% to 30% energy savings on air conditioning. Those who reroof their homes with these rated tile colors may be eligible for roof tile rebates through their utility company.
If you have questions, contact Eagle Roofing Products today.
You may have seen this on our Facebook page, but it is worth posting on our site. In January 2013, the CRRC made the following announcement:
CRRC ANSI/CRRC-1-2012 Standard Receives Approval
Oakland, CA, USA – January 23, 2013 –
The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) is pleased to announce the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) final approval of its ANSI/CRRC-1-2012 Standard (Standard). This concludes the two-year public review process, allowing building codes and rating programs worldwide to continue referencing the Standard. The ANSI/CRRC-1 Standard is part of the CRRC’s mission to implement accurate and credible radiative energy performance ratings for roofing products, as well as to provide education and objective support to interested parties. The CRRC will continue its efforts to advance the industry by working to incorporate the Standard in building codes and rating programs.
The ANSI/CRRC-1 Standard outlines policies for the measurement of initial and aged solar reflectance as well as thermal emittance values of roofing products. The Standard was adapted from the CRRC’s Program Manual, and describes sample preparation and test procedures to ensure consistency in preparation and measurement of roofing properties.
The ANSI/CRRC-1 Standard was originally accredited on November 16, 2010. ANSI’s Essential Requirements specify that the process for standards development must be a collaborative, balanced and consensus-based approval process. As such, every few years the Standard must go through a public review process, the first of which took place from 2011 through 2012, resulting in the ANSI/CRRC-1-2012. The next scheduled cycle is expected to begin in 2014. The Consensus Body consisted of a balanced group of industry, manufacturer and user representatives, ensuring that all aspects of the Standard were considered. The CRRC appreciates the time and expertise contributed by the Consensus Body, and looks forward to future improvements to its Standard.