Eagle Design Corner

Eagle Design Corner: Incorporating Metal Roof Accents with Your Concrete Tile Roof

If you’re in the process of selecting a new roof, either for an existing home or newly constructed one, and want to add dimension to your exterior, consider using two roofing materials: concrete roof tiles and metal. Blending different textures and styles across the surface of your home is a great way to elevate its overall curb appeal.

First off, it’s important to note that this look will only suit homes of certain elevations. If your home has elements worth accentuating, such as bay windows, dormers, or a porch, this is a great option that will freshen up the front of the home, while giving it a rustic appearance at the same time.

Once you’ve evaluated your exterior and determined that this a look you want, you can begin choosing the concrete roof tile profile/shape and color you feel best pairs with your home’s style and color scheme. This will be used as the primary roofing material. Don’t limit yourself to just flat tile! Both flat and barrel profiles are an option, as shown in the inspirational images provided. After you have chosen the tile, you can then select your metal accent’s material and color.

By using the metal as an accent as opposed to applying it to the entire roof, you can give your home the splash of copper, aluminum, steel, zinc, or tin you desire while minimizing the drawbacks that often come along with choosing it as a primary roof covering. Since the metal will be installed on a small portion of the roof, the worry of unpleasing denting, scratching and noise during inclement weather, such as hail storms, is reduced. Also, in the event that your accent pieces do face damage, repair and replacement costs are significantly less than if the entire home was roofed in metal.

Combining the durability and unwavering beauty of concrete roof tiles with the charm of metal accents is sure to add character and curb appeal to your exterior.

For assistance with selecting your concrete roof tile, contact one of Eagle’s Design Center Coordinators and Account Representatives to schedule a free consultation.

Eagle Design Corner: 3 Tips for Choosing Your Concrete Roof Tile Color

With Eagle Roofing Products offering over 150 concrete roof tile color options, selecting a concrete roof tile for your home’s exterior can be intimidating. Not to mention the time, money and worry of curb appeal that also comes along with making this investment decision. Luckily, we have put together some tips that can help you successfully navigate the task of choosing your concrete roof tile color.

First, identify your home’s architectural style. This can lend some guidance as to what color families will pair best. For example, a terracotta colored tile may not be the best fit for a Modern or Contemporary home, but would nicely complement a traditional Spanish architectural style. Your neighborhood can also serve as a great resource. Perhaps there are homes in your development that are similar to yours, providing inspiration and visualization of color schemes.

You’ll also want to consider existing elements that will serve as a base to build upon, such as stone, brick, pavers and paint. These elements will likely already have some hues that you should either include in your roof color or take into consideration when making the decision. Ignoring these elements and selecting whichever roof tile color is most popular in your region at the time, when it does not fit into your existing color scheme, can result in poor curb appeal and costly future renovations in attempt to make them all coincide.

Once you reach the point in the process to where you’ve narrowed down your possible concrete roof tile color to 2-3 options, obtain samples from your local Eagle Account Representative or Eagle Design Center. Take them home to compare to your existing exterior colors in person and view the samples outdoors at different times of the day to ensure you purchase the color that best suits your home. You can then notify your roofing contractor or builder, they will place an order for the tile, and you will have a new durable, aesthetically stunning concrete tile roof that you can enjoy for years to come.

If you’re in need of additional concrete roof tile color selection tips or suggestions for your home, schedule a design consultation at one of Eagle’s five design centers. Our Design Center Coordinators are able to assist you in-person, over the phone or via email for your convenience. Contact us today!

Eagle Design Corner: Achieving Old World Flare with a Specialty Hip Installation

Many homes across the western and southern areas of the United States draw on Spanish or Mediterranean influences in their architecture. This usually encompasses a tile roof, stucco finishes and arched entry ways. If you’re currently building a new home or reroofing an existing one that reflects one of these two styles, and you’re looking to give it some extra Old-World flare, you may want to inquire with your certified and bonded roofing contractor about a specialty hip installation that would require stacking the end of the hips (the sloping ridge of a roof where two perpendicular slopes meet).

Stacked hips would be considered a specialty installation and is normally associated with an added cost. In addition, it can only be done with a large S-shaped tile, such as Eagle Roofing Products’ Capistrano profile. Traditional installations call for the placement of one piece of trim at the bottom of each hip. The end can be left open in some regions depending on the installation codes, or it can be finished with mortar or a preformed mortar hip starter as displayed in the photo on the left. A stylish departure from the norm is to stack tiles at the ends, creating a dramatic design element. The roofer will do so by stacking the tiles on top of each other using Eagle’s Boosted Accessory pieces or by using cut pieces of the Capistrano field tiles. You can choose to add to the look by using mortar between tiles, as shown in the photo on the right. 

Before your roofer can begin creating this authentic look, you’ll need to select your concrete roof tile color. Whether you’re trying to match your driveway pavers with a blend, accentuate the home’s trim with a range, or add a pop of color with a monochromatic tile, Eagle is sure to have the concrete roof tile color to complement your Spanish or Mediterranean style exterior.

Once you have decided on your roof color and feel that a specialty hip installation would be the perfect final touch, consult with your professional roofing contractor. It is important to discuss this option prior to having the tiles ordered and installed since the roofing contractor is ultimately responsible for the planning, layout and proper installation of the tile.

For more information on specialty hip installations or to view the colors available in our Capistrano concrete roof tile color offering in your region, visit www.eagleroofing.com.

Eagle Design Corner: How Eagle’s Design Centers Can Help You

With over 150 color offerings and 10 different tile profiles available, concrete roof tile manufacturer Eagle Roofing Products understands that selecting the right concrete roof tile for your project can seem like a daunting task. That’s why we gladly offer customers complimentary services at each of our six Design Center across the United States.

Whether you’re a homeowner, roofing contractor, architect, or home builder, Eagle’s trained Design Center Coordinators are experts in our products and are prepared to assist you, or your client, throughout the concrete roof tile selection process. Each Design Center is equipped with:

  • Regional product literature and informational flyers
  • Architectural binders, technical specifications, permit submission information, product approvals and installation guides
  • Professional showroom featuring full piece tile displays showcasing Eagle’s various concrete roof tile colors, profiles, components, including Energy Star and Cool Roof Rated Tiles
  • Digital roof photos and installation addresses for specific areas (product permitting)
  • FREE tile samples

To get begin your concrete roof tile selection process, locate an Eagle Design Center nearest you using the map above and contact the corresponding Design Center Coordinator. If there is not one in your immediate area, don’t fret as our Design Center Coordinators are able to accommodate your needs by providing consultations and tile specific information over the phone or via email.

Eagle Design Corner: Slate Inspired Concrete Roof Tile

Known for its unique appearance and durability, natural slate tile has been used as a roofing material for centuries. The weight and expense of slate tile, which is made from natural metamorphic rock, have made it unattainable for many property owners. That’s why concrete roof tile manufacturer, Eagle Roofing Products, offers a slate inspired concrete roof tile collection that emulates the look, feel and longevity of natural slate at a more affordable cost.

The collection consists of two profiles; Textured Slate and Tapered Slate. The Textured Slate profile embodies an exquisite texture, beveled sides and a beautiful edge treatment that adds artful elegance to both modern and classic design styles, including Modern Colonial, Chateau, and Victorian. Each blend provides natural tones found in real slate. From smoky shades of charcoal to three-dimensional shades of garnet, gray, and chocolate, you’re sure to find a color combination that you’ll love.

 

A more subtle adaptation of natural slate, the Tapered Slate profile features a beautiful smooth texture, beveled sides and an aggressive chamfered edge treatment. This concrete roof tile profile not only satisfies the foundation for many different styles of architecture such as Victorian, Colonial and Bungalow, but it also provides added dimension to the roof while highlighting the inherent beauty of traditional slate. Colors available in this profile range from a variety of timeless earth tones, providing a stunning roofscape for both residential and commercial projects.

Interested in selecting the Textured or Tapered Slate concrete roof tile profile for your upcoming roofing project? Contact your local Eagle Account Representative or begin your browsing online today!

Eagle Design Corner: Give Your Concrete Tile Roof a Modern Look with Rake Seal

If you are currently building a new home or renovating an existing one that models today’s ever so popular exterior style of traditional architecture with a modern flare, Eagle Roofing Products has just the product for you: Rake Seal.

Specially designed to fit Eagle concrete roof tile, Rake Seal is a weatherblocking roofing component that provides a sleek alternative to a traditional rake, or trim, tile for low profile concrete tile roofs by achieving clean edges and harsh lines along the roofscape. This look complements many of the increasingly popular architectural styles seen throughout recent housing developments, such as the Modern Farmhouse, Modern Spanish and Modern Prairie, to name a few. The use of Rake Seal also allows concrete roof tile to pair seamlessly with metal roof accents over porches and dormers. If this is a look you’re trying to achieve with your new roof, it’s important to keep in mind that Rake Seal can only be used with Eagle’s flat profile options.

     With Rake Seal                                                              With Rake Tile

Once you have selected the flat concrete roof tile profile and color that best suits your project, consult with your professional roofing contractor. It is important to discuss this option prior to having the tiles ordered and installed since the roofing contractor will not be needing rake tile and, instead, will be ordering the necessary amount of Rake Seal.

For more information on Rake Seal, visit Eagle Roofing Products’ website.

Eagle Design Corner: 3 Things to Know Prior to Scheduling Your Concrete Roof Tile Design Consultation

Selecting the right concrete roof tile for your project can be difficult, especially when there’s so many different shapes and colors to choose from. That’s why Eagle Roofing Products gladly offers customers complimentary design center services. With five Design Centers across the United States, Eagle’s trained Design Center Coordinators are experts in our products and can assist you in your concrete roof tile selection process by providing product literature, tile samples, digital roof photos, installation addresses for your area, recommendations and more. Before you head to the Design Center, here are some key things to know to better prepare you for your consultation.

Brochure Offering

Some of the regions Eagle services have two brochure offerings: Standard Select and Designer Select. Others have all of the products available in one brochure, or a Complete Offering. You can view/download your region’s brochure on the Eagle website. All tiles, no matter the category, are manufactured to uphold Eagle’s highest quality control standards and withstand the harshest of weather conditions. The difference between the two lies within the coloring portion of the manufacturing process. Designer Select tiles are made with white cement and/or require more coloring to achieve more rich, vibrant hues, which means this category may be slightly higher in cost. Talk with your roofing contractor to see which best aligns with your budget. If you do have to stick to one brochure, be sure to let the Eagle Design Center Coordinator know so he/she can show you the corresponding products.

Profile

Eagle offers 10 different profiles of concrete roof tile. While you don’t necessarily need to select the exact profile before scheduling your consultation, you may want to decide on a shape to avoid feeling overwhelmed. This would be either barrel or flat. Consider your home’s architectural style for guidance. For example, if the architecture is Spanish or Mediterranean style, a barrel tile may be a good option for you. If you’re wanting a modern, slate-like tile for your Craftsman, Ranch or Contemporary style home, a flat profile is a great place to start. If you’re feeling unsure as to what your exterior’s overall architectural style is, not to worry. Bring a few photos of your home with you to your consultation and the Design Center Coordinator can help you in choosing a profile that will complement your home’s features.

Color

There are also many different color options available when it comes to concrete roof tile. There’s monochromatic, which means each piece of tile will be the same color throughout the roof with little to no variation. There are ranges, which means the tile colors are in the same color family and there will be a subtle range of color throughout the roof. Then there are blends that consist of three to six different colors that, together, make up an entire roof of blended colors. We recommend browsing through your regional product brochure and circling the colors you believe could be a good option for your exterior color scheme. Then, you’ll know exactly which colors you want to explore further in the Design Center.

Once you’ve determined which brochure offering, profile and color options work best for you, your consultation at your nearby Eagle Design Center should be a breeze.

Don’t have an Eagle Design Center near your area? Our Design Center Coordinators would be more than happy to assist you over the phone or via email. Contact your nearest Design Center today!