Benefits of a Concrete Tile Roof

3 Signs You Should Reroof with Tile

If you’re in the market for a new roof and searching for an alternative to your current asphalt shingle or metal roof, tile may be the choice for you. Here are some signs that you might be ready to make the transition!

Your current roof didn’t perform as expected.

Asphalt shingles is the most common roofing material out in the marketplace. Why? Because of its perceived affordability. However, did you know that asphalt shingles are made from either fiberglass or a paper fiber mat? What makes them immediately affordable will cause problems over time as this material will begin to dry out, lose granules, crack, and the adhesive tabs will begin to deteriorate. This can cause water to penetrate the underlying layers of the roof, resulting in water damage and roof leaks. If your home happens to be in a region that endures harsh weather conditions, it is likely that your asphalt shingle roof began experiencing these issues earlier than anticipated and did not make it to the expected 15 to 20-year lifespan mark.

Metal roofs are also heavily affected by environmental conditions. The surface of a metal roof can begin to deteriorate and rust with minimal exposure to moisture and salt, and can be easily dented or scratched during the event of a hail storm. In areas with high temperatures, the metal can expand and contract, which can lead to oil canning and leave the roof without an air-tight seal – allowing water to infiltrate the roofing system. Tile roofs on the other hand can withstand the harshest of elements when installed properly. Concrete roof tiles manufactured by Eagle Roofing Products are tested to the highest of standards and provide durability that will last a lifetime.

You want something affordable and worth your while.

A new roof is a significant investment and you should expect long-term value on your choice. When reroofing with tile, the initial costs may seem higher than asphalt shingles or metal initially; however, once you evaluate the lifespan of each roofing material and consider the multiple reroofs you will have to endure, having a tile roof becomes significantly cheaper.

A study performed by the National Association of Home Builders shows that over a 75-year span, concrete tile roofs specifically, become significantly cheaper than any other roofing material. This is due to the material’s incredible durability and sustainability. With proper installation and periodic roof maintenance, the tiles will last the life of the structure, with the slight possibility of one reroof needed over a 75-year period. Concrete tile roofs also have a Class A fire rating, can withstand the harshest of elements and continue to maintain their beauty and color throughout the years.

You’re tired of dull roof colors and profiles.

Most asphalt shingles and metal roofs are dark, grey and flat with a one-dimensional look that adds no supplementary architectural depth. Choosing a concrete tile roof opens the door to endless roof possibilities. For example, Eagle Roofing Products has 10 different profiles available with over 150 colors to choose from. The wide range of colors available makes it easy to liven up your current monochromatic rooftop with a vibrant blend or a subtle range. With a tile roof, you will have the unique ability to create accents and complement your exterior.

So, if you’re searching for a new roof that is affordable, durable or one that meets your design needs, a concrete tile roof may be the best option for you.

To learn more about tile roofs and their benefits, visit https://eagleroofing.com/why-tile.

Eagle Roofing Design Centers: All the Ways We’re Here for You

With eight Design Centers located across the country, Eagle Roofing Products is always by your side. A roof is a major investment and is one of the most noticeable aspects of a building. Our goal is to help simplify the process of creating your dream oasis. Whether it’s new construction or adding a completely new roof to an existing home, our Design Centers are here to help you every step of the way.

Granite Bay CollageStaffed by a design professional who can assist throughout the roof tile selection process, our Design Centers are packed with a multitude of samples – giving you a hands-on experience while selecting the perfect concrete tile. Our Design Center Coordinators are educated professionals with experience in interior/exterior design, many of whom are members of the ASID (American Society of Interior Designers).

To enhance your experience just a little more, Eagle Roofing Products Design Centers are equipped with samples from other manufacturers. While each location’s offerings vary, Coronado Stone as well as Glidden and Sherwin Williams paints are a few examples.

 

Along with a seamless concrete roofing experience, Eagle offers:

  • FREE design consultations in person, via phone or email
  • Assistance coordinating your projects whole exterior package: roof tile colors, stucco, exterior paint colors and stone
  • Product literature and FREE Eagle concrete tile samples
  • Digital roof photos and job site addresses

So, why wait? Book your appointment now.

To find a Design Center in your area, click here. Don’t see a Design Center in your area? No worries! Phone and online consultations are available. Just call the Design Center location that is closest to your area.

Eagle Platinum Tile

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.

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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/.

Tile Roof Installation: Why Training is a Must and Where to Get It

We know we may be a little biased here at Eagle Roofing, but, tile roofing is just plain superior. We really mean it. That is why training is offered to those individuals who want to learn how to properly install a tile roof; nothing that nice is easy to construct.

Tile roofs not only add value to your home but are exceptionally durable, allowing them to endure a lot of what Mother Nature throws at them. Concrete roofing can withstand high winds better than other materials and can take a freezing and thawing in any climate. That means that, just because you may live in an area north of the Sunbelt, you do not have to miss out on the aesthetic and structural advantages of concrete tile.

As you may know, tile weighs more than asphalt shingles. The strength, longevity and aesthetic appeal of roof tile is a by-product of it composition – color infused concrete. It is a common misconception that the best time to install a tile roof is when you’re building a new home. While it is easier to prepare the roof structure of a new home for a tile roof, the underlying roof structure of most homes can be modified for a tile roof with minimal reinforcement. If you’re interested in upgrading your home’s value and curb appeal by upgrading to a tile roof, you will want to obtain a structural report from an engineer first.

As you can see, there are many requirements to consider when installing a roof of this quality. Before you do so, contact our friends at the Tile Roofing Institute (TRI). They offer classes all over the United States to help people learn how to meet or exceed industry guidelines because they know today’s consumers expect trades-people ? including tile roofing installers ? to have trade certification. TRI employs professional instructors to teach not only proper tile roof installation, but also to help your company’s performance in all areas such as workmanship, efficiency, best practices, and code-compliance.

If you wish to meet with TRI as well as other industry professionals from multiple concrete roofing tile manufacturers, visit the Carolina Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association (CRSMCA) Mid-Winter Conference in Raleigh, NC on January 21-23, 2014.

Why Eagle Roofing Has the Best Options

Eagle Roofing tiles are a great alternative to other options and there are many reasons for this. It’s good to have a bit of background as you’re exploring options so you know how and why to make your choice.

One of the first reasons to consider concrete tiles is because they are very durable and last for many years. The lesser expense makes them a great option for large construction projects and for improving the appearance of a low-budget project. Concrete tiles come in several different styles and colors, which makes them versatile for many different kinds of projects.

The style you choose should reflect the design of the house, to enhance the overall impression. Concrete tile shapes and sizes vary. Eagle Roofing Products has an amazing selection to match anyone’s style and taste. Keep in mind that most concrete tiles will average around 80 to 100 tiles per 100 square feet, depending on the size of the tiles. All concrete tiles must have an underlayment to protect the roof from leaks and other damage. A 19-degree roof pitch is usually required for cement tiles to be effective. It’s important to speak with an Eagle Roofing representative to answer any questions you may have and to hire a licensed contractor to ensure that the roof is installed correctly.

A licensed contractor will make sure your building is capable of handling the heavy weight of the concrete tiles. Your building contractor can help assess the place of concrete tiles in your construction project if you are not sure if your building or home can handle the weight. The average weight for concrete tiles is 950 to 1000 pounds per 100 square feet.

No other concrete roof tile manufacturer offers the range of styles and colors that Eagle offers. Options. Eagle has them, and they give you the ability to differentiate your projects while increasing their value. Eagle has developed regionally specific color lines with the help of professional colorists who understand industry trends.

Eagle Roofing Products. The company of choice.

If you have questions or additional concerns, contact Eagle Roofing today!

 

What’s the Difference Between Asphalt Shingles and Concrete Tile Roofing?

If you drive through most neighborhoods you’re likely to see varying roofing materials, but more often than not, you’ll notice that asphalt shingles seem to dominate as the most popular roofing material. Just like any other type of product, the most popular doesn’t always mean it’s the best in quality. The most common reason that homeowners and builders install asphalt shingles comes down to one thing– COST. They are less expensive than tile.

Concrete tile and asphalt shingles are both popular options to roof a modern home. They both come in different styles and colors and do look nice once completed. Both concrete and asphalt offer a variety of different looks to suit a homeowner’s desires and both are very durable.
They are also both tough and resistant to impact from inclement weather, but one of the issues with the asphalt shingles, though, is that they may blow off in high winds. Concrete tiles do not blow away.

Another difference between the two types comes with the initial installation. Concrete tiles are more difficult to install and require professional assistance. Added help at the time of installation can lead to extra initial costs. Normally a contractor doing the tile roofing job will have had a specific training just for that type of product. It is essential that it’s done correctly in order to have a safe, durable, and long lasting roof.

In addition to that, asphalt shingles are considered less environmentally friendly than concrete tiles because they do not serve to insulate and block heat from the home, which can lead to higher utility bills and increased energy use. It has been found that tile roofing can reduce heating and cooling costs because of the type of ventilation required upon installation.

Concrete tile roofs may be more expensive than asphalt shingles upon initial purchase, but they add value to a home and provide extra longevity. The variety of tiles available today really provide a unique look and style for any home or business. The curb appeal cannot be beat!

No other concrete roof tile manufacturer offers the range of styles and colors that Eagle offers. Options. Eagle has them, and they give you the ability to differentiate your projects while increasing their value. Eagle has developed regionally specific color lines with the help of professional colorists who understand industry trends.

Eagle Roofing Products. The company of choice.

Eagle Being Green: Doing Our Part to Help the Environment

It’s important to you and your family, and ours as well. We love our planet and want to do our part to help the environment in we do.
We take our commitment to being environmentally friendly seriously, which is evident in our Eagle Green initiative. We’d like to share with you some of the steps we take to produce a product and business that keeps our planet safe and clean. 

We lead all other concrete tile manufacturers with our recycling and re-use activities:

• We make a concerted effort to reduce haul-off from all of our plants when purchasing the most energy-efficient 
and environmentally safe equipment we can find.

• Rejected tile is crushed and re-introduced into the manufacturing process.

• Trash that cannot be recycled is compacted to reduce landfill deposits.

• Wood tile pallets are repaired and re-used whenever possible.

• Synthetic oils are used on machinery when possible due to their long life-span.

• Engine oil and filters from plant equipment are recycled.

• All Eagle tile sealers are water-based.

If you have questions about our tile manufacturing or about the environmental benefits of tile roofing, please contact us at eagleroofing.com.

Is Your Roof Cool? Here’s How it Works.

As we get into the hot, summer months, the AC gets cranked and the energy costs often rise to to keep buildings comfortable. According to the EPA, about $40 billion is spent annually in the US to air condition buildings – one-sixth of all electricity generated in a year!
ENERGY STAR qualified roof products reduce the amount of air conditioning needed in buildings and can reduce energy bills by up to 50%.”

What is Energy Star? ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. (seeenergystar.gov)

Cool Roof Rated products are listed with the Cool Roof Rating Council (www.coolroofs.org) and have been tested and approved as highly reflective. Eagle Roofing offers an extensive amount of colors and profiles of Cool Roofing options, which can help reduce your energy costs by 10-30%. They also have environmental benefits as well, by reducing global warming, urban heat island effects, smog, and the production of CO2. 

Here’s How It Works:
A cool roof reflects and emits the sun’s energy as light back to the sky, rather than transferring it to the building below it as heat. Therefore, a tile’s 
“coolness” is measured by two properties–Solar Reflectance – fraction of sun energy reflected by roof (0-100%) and
Thermal Emittance – ability of roof surface to release (emit) absorbed heat (0-100%).
The recognition of the benefits are becoming more widespread and have been adopted by building codes and green building programs across the nation. 

To find out more about how an Eagle Tile Roof works, contact us today at eagleroofing.com .

Built to Last: Tile Roofs Can Take Extreme Conditions Well

It’s true. Buildings with tile roofs provide the greatest protection and best value of any roofing material.Different parts of our country are susceptible to devastation and damage from extreme weather. Clay and concrete roof tiles can resist damage from extreme weather and circumstances like hailstones, storms, and hurricane-force winds.

One of the reasons for this is because a tile roof system provides two layers of protection from the elements. The tile itself provides a tough water-shedding outer shell. And an underlayment of asphalt roofing paper is placed over the roof decking providing the inner shell.
This is real protection that few other roofing systems can provide.
One of the best attributes of concrete and clay tile roofing is its resistance to extreme weather conditions.  Its design and construction provide high air permeability, which helps relieve wind stress. Most other types of roofing materials would be damaged greatly under hurricane winds of 125 mph, but independent studies have shown that tile roofs have fared well in these cases.

For more information about the durability of clay and concrete tile roofs, contact Eagle Roofing today!

Why You Should Consider Upgrading to Tile Roofing

You see homes with asphalt shingles every day. They are very common. But, if you are considering a re-roof project or a roof material for a new house or building, why not consider something…..well, better?
There are several reasons why tile roofing is a superior product. First of all, it’s a better value. If you need to sell your house or building, a tile roof will help not only to make it more attractive, but add a higher value on your investment.
Asphalt shingles are ok, but they cannot match the beauty of clay and concrete roof tiles. The numerous styles,
hundreds of colors, and variety of finishes available with roof tile allow you to create a roof to suit nearly any architectural style or one
that is entirely unique. The possibilities are endless.

Roof tile is tried and true. It has been used for centuries worldwide and for many
good reasons. Both clay roof tile and its modern partner, concrete, are not
only beautiful but also extremely durable. With proper building design and
installation, tile roofs can last 50 to 100 years or more. They do not rot in wet
climates and are not susceptible to destruction by pests. Tile roofs can be
used in any climate or region and can withstand fire, earthquakes, the severest weather conditions, including hail, wind and snow. For these reasons, most roof tile manufacturers offer product warranties of at least 50 years.

Clay and concrete tiles are environmentally friendly as well. Both clay and concrete roof tiles are made from natural materials that do not deplete precious resources. They are manufactured without chemical preservatives. Also, old
tiles can be recycled to make new tiles or other products. Finally, a simple comparison
of lifecycle costs makes it clear that a tile roof is one of the best available today.

To find out more benefits of tile roofing, contact Eagle Roofing today!