Eagle Roofing Products

Getting to Know Eagle Roofing Products

Choosing a concrete tile roof for your commercial or residential project isn’t just a purchase; it’s an investment. Thus, you should know what and who you’re investing in. When you choose Eagle Roofing Products, you’re choosing a concrete roof tile manufacturer with experience and history in the industry.

Eagle Roofing Products is a division of Burlingame Industries, a California based privately held, family-owned organization that has been in the concrete roof tile industry for over three decades. Eagle first began operations in Rialto, California during the fall of 1989 with just one high-pressure concrete tile extrusion machine. Within a ten-year period, the Rialto plant serviced all of California, Arizona and Nevada with a capacity to produce concrete roof tile for over 83,000 homes per year.

Today, Eagle’s Rialto facility continues to be the largest in North America. Since then, three other Eagle concrete roof tile manufacturing plants have opened in the cities of Phoenix, Arizona, Stockton, California and Sumterville, Florida. Opening these locations has brought the company even closer to their ultimate goal of eliminating the wait time for customers to receive their tile.

Over the years, Eagle has strived to create products that specifiers, builders, roofers and homeowners want. From finding ways to make products more energy efficient, to creating new profiles and rich colors to keep up with trends, to partnering with some of the most established manufacturers in the roofing industry to provide their customers with the right roof components to build a strong, reliable roof system; Eagle has worked hard to set itself apart from the rest.

As one of the leading concrete roof tile manufacturers in the country, and the only USA owned and made tile manufacturer, Eagle Roofing Products is a quality company that produces a superior product you’ll want to stand behind.

For more information regarding Eagle Roofing Products and the concrete roof tile products available in your region, visit www.eagleroofing.com.

Eagle’s Signature Blends of Blends: New Year, New Color Line, Endless Possibilities

Happy 2017, readers! With the New Year, we are excited to explore slews of fresh possibilities here at Eagle Roofing Products and we can’t wait to share them with you! Most of you already know that each and every one of Eagle’s Standard and Designer Select blends are produced with carefully designed color combinations that are exquisitely impactful.  What you didn’t know is that we were spinning our color wheels behind the scenes in 2016 to wow you with our new, dramatic Signature Blends of Blends line.

Emulating the classic look of real clay tiles with a natural assortment of shades and hues, partners and homeowners will have greater flexibility in creating the most traditional to the most contemporary of roof designs. How does it work? Simply mix and match two or more of our flat or barrel tile blends and let your creative spirit flow.

For example, our Piedmont Blend has bright terracottas, earthy browns and deep maroons while our Adobe Blend is a veritable party combining maroons, brilliant golds, and modern grays. Each blend is gorgeous on its own but when combined, it creates a breathtaking color palette that will provide incredible curb appeal to any residential or commercial project.

The pictures below (from left to right) demonstrate how combining these two blends creates a stunning, unique work of art.

To check out the blends available in your area, visit our website at www.eagleroofing.com.

Concrete Roof Tiles – An Ideal Roofing Product for Commercial Buildings

Make a lasting first impression with any commercial structure by using concrete roof tiles! Residential buildings have a different appeal than commercial. Department stores, entertainment facilities and community structures all have continuous traffic throughout the day creating a never-ending amount of first impressions. The exterior of a commercial structure should draw one’s eye and strike conversation.

While commercial buildings generally have relatively flat or low sloped roofs, as opposed to residential roofs, which are typically conventional or steeply sloped; many commercial buildings are being updated from bland to a more contemporary feel. More and more commercial structures are opting for steeper sloped roofs with concrete roof tile as they tend to be more visually pleasing – elevating the overall curb appeal of their community, while having a roof that lasts 20 – 40 years longer than traditional roofing materials. Concrete tile roofs are an ideal alternative to roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles, for these commercial structures, due to their unsurpassed curb appeal, durability traits and energy efficiency benefits.

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Today, materials like concrete roof tiles are gaining more and more popularity with commercial new construction and reroofing structures. When using concrete roof tiles there is an added advantage of repelling the sun rays while keeping the inside of the structure cool, resulting in lower heating and cooling costs and comfortable guests. Concrete roof tiles also last a lifetime and offer a distinctive style for those looking to create a specific exterior appearance.

At Eagle Roofing Products we have multiple profiles to choose from. Initially, concrete roof tiles were known for being red and round, and took the design world by storm in the Sunbelt. Now, concrete roof tiles come in a variety of profile styles from high and medium barrel shaped profiles to our exquisite flat profile. For a Spanish look, S-tile or barrel tile profiles are perfect for commercial buildings that are going for a Spanish or Mediterranean finish, which many obsess and crave for- producing a higher curb appeal and a visually striking appearance.

When browsing through our collection online, one can see the differences between each of our profiles. Our flat profile variety gives designers an option of a rustic or modern feel. The Golden Eagle profile has a smooth centerpiece and gorgeous raking details on each side, making this the perfect profile for a barn-inspired or rustic exterior. Those looking for a more modern feel with clean lines and a smooth surface can decide between our Bel Air or Double Eagle profile.

The options are endless when it comes to concrete roof tile and commercial buildings. All you have to do is imagine and it is possible! For more information on Eagle Roofing Products, our products or vast color offering, visit: https://eagleroofing.com/about-us/team-eagle/sales-teams/

Need creativity inspiration? Jamie’s Design Corner, a monthly blog feature from Jamie Trotter, Eagle’s Lead Design Center Coordinator and Trainer, is a great resource to find creative ways to use our profile styles and color ranges. Read about her favorite roof profiles and get inspired by her design vision on her latest blog.

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/.

Eagle Technical Bulletin: Turrets

Eagle Roof Tile is often the perfect complement to houses with distinctive architectural features.  One such feature that is seen on both historical homes and, more and more, on new custom homes is the turret.  Turrets are conical roofs that provide a uniquely elegant flare to homes of distinction.  They can also provide a uniquely daunting challenge to anyone trying to install roofing.  While roofing a turret requires extra effort, there are some steps that can make it less intimidating to tackle.

2773-WlntCrkBlendStep 1: Be Safe- In many cases, turret roofs tend to be steeper and higher than average.  It is vitally important to protect yourself using accepted safety equipment (i.e. harnesses, toe-boards, scaffolding).  These measures will protect you and, in the case of scaffolding, can actually make the job a little easier.

Step 2: Do the Math- A turret is basically a cone with a circle at its base.  There are a few measurements that you will need, to get started.  First, find the circumference of the circle, either by measuring around the eave of the turret (if possible) or by measuring the diameter of the circle and multiplying by 3.14.  Then you divide that number by the exposed width of the tile.  That will tell you how many tiles you will need for each course.  Dividing the rafter length by the exposed length of the tile will tell you how many courses you will need.

Step 3: Make a template-  Think of a turret or cone as a collection of equal triangles.  Once you have the measurements for one triangle, you need only repeat.  To make cutting your tiles easier, make a template from plywood, OSB or cardboard.  Lay your chosen template material on the ground, measure out and mark the rafter length and snap a straight line.  At one end of your new line (the bottom) measure half of the tile width to either side of the line and mark.  Then snap two lines from the top to the two new marks.  You will end up with a triangle that will guide you in making your cuts.

Step 4: Cut your tile- Using your template you can make the cuts for each course of the triangle.  You will then repeat those cuts for the number of triangles in the cone.  You already have this number from when you divided the circumference by the exposed width of a tile.  The best part is that all cuts can be made on the ground before you install.  You will also want make sure to drill nail holes in the tiles since you will be removing so much of the top of each tile.

Step 5: Snap lines- The last step before installing the tile is to snap guide lines.  Use half the exposed width of the first course tile and make marks, repeating that measurement around the entire eave.  Then you can secure a chalk line at the top of the cone and work your way around, snapping lines.  These lines will allow you to center each tile as you install.

Step 6: Install the roof- Installation will require a large number of fasteners, so a self-sealing underlayment would be best.  Now that you have done all of the prep work, you can install the tiles using mechanical fasteners.

At Eagle we are excited to bring you simple elegant solutions.  We want to help you create projects of distinction that stand out from the rest.  If you have any questions regarding this or any other exclusive look or if you have any other questions, please contact us.

New California Title 24 Requirements: Understanding How They Affect You and Your Customers

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

  • 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

  • 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

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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

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How Do Concrete Roof Tiles Perform in Cold Weather Conditions?

ASnow Tile Roofs parts of the country are dealing with yet another brutal winter storm, it seems like a good time to discuss the best materials for protecting your home against the elements. While most homes in areas prone to snow tend to boast asphalt shingles, there are far superior materials available for cold-weather roofing.

 

We all know that concrete roofing tiles are popular in hot, sunny states due to their energy-saving, highly insulating properties. Those attributes also work to keep out the cold, meaning lower bills for heating the structure.

The density and durability of concrete tiles made by Eagle Roofing Products make them a prime choice for buildings in cold or high freeze-thaw cycling areas. Unlike more porous materials like asphalt, concrete tiles are not susceptible to moisture freezing within the body of the tile. Concrete tiles also have a naturally occurring air pocket between the underside of the tile and the roof sheathing that, when installed and ventilated correctly, minimize ice-damming as well as tile expansion and contraction due to changes in temperature.

As an added measure, Eagle uses specific application procedures that manage the snow blanket that may accumulate on the roof to prevent the snow turning into a block of ice or sliding off the roof in large sheets.

Speaking of damage caused by ice and snow accumulation, most owners with tile roofs in the colder regions report that, “If installed properly the first time, theres really not much that has to be done to maintain a tile roof.” While we cannot promise our roofs will always be damage-free, they are far less prone to such costly issues and require much less work to keep them that way. This comes in handy during snow storms when the odds of convincing a roofing repair company to come fix a weather-damaged roof are practically zero.

Basically, you could not ask for a better roof system during a snow storm.

For more information, visit our website at www.eagleroofing.com or call 1-888-TILE-ROOF, 24/7.

Eagle Design Centers Offer More Than Just Color Selection

Eagle Roofing Products’ Design Centers are integral in working toward our goal to be the easiest company in the industry to conduct business with.

Each Design Center is staffed by a design professional who can assist in selecting the ideal Eagle concrete roofing tile for any home or business. 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). Along with their specialized knowledge of exteriors, our Coordinators are well-versed in all specifications of our tiles and our components, which help create an overall superior roof system.

With six profiles, over 140 color offerings and seven locations throughout California, Arizona and Florida, Eagle hopes to provide its key markets with professional, peaceful, beautifully displayed environments where customers can complete their exterior packages at their own pace.

In addition to our Builder and Designer concrete tile collections, our Design Centers offer a wide selection of Cool Roof Tile colors to choose from for re-roof and new construction projects, which are approved by ENERGY STAR and the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) for reflectivity testing. Our Coordinators can help choose Eagle colors that may be eligible for rebates through homeowner utility companies, are compliant with California’s 2008 Title 24 requirements, as well help choose colors that qualify for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) points ultimately allowing that project to meet the requirements to be LEED certified.

To allow for a more comprehensive exterior selection, the Design Centers are also equipped with samples from other manufacturers. While each centers offerings vary, Coronado Stone as well as Glidden and Sherwin Williams paints are a few examples.

Visitors schedule appointments for consultations with a DC Coordinator to make selections for their projects.  Appointments are necessary because, depending on the complexity of the selection process, visits typically last anywhere from one to three hours.

To find a Design Center in your area, click here. For anyone without a Design Center in their area, phone and online consultations are available.

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Eagle Design Centers Offer More Than Just Color Selection

Eagle Roofing Products’ Design Centers are integral in working toward our goal to be the easiest company in the industry to conduct business with.

Each Design Center is staffed by a design professional who can assist in selecting the ideal Eagle concrete roofing tile for any home or business. 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). Along with their specialized knowledge of exteriors, our Coordinators are well-versed in all specifications of our tiles and our components, which help create an overall superior roof system.

With six profiles, over 140 color offerings and seven locations throughout California, Arizona and Florida, Eagle hopes to provide its key markets with professional, peaceful, beautifully displayed environments where customers can complete their exterior packages at their own pace.

In addition to our Builder and Designer concrete tile collections, our Design Centers offer a wide selection of Cool Roof Tile colors to choose from for re-roof and new construction projects, which are approved by ENERGY STAR and the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) for reflectivity testing. Our Coordinators can help choose Eagle colors that may be eligible for rebates through homeowner utility companies, are compliant with California’s 2008 Title 24 requirements, as well help choose colors that qualify for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) points ultimately allowing that project to meet the requirements to be LEED certified.

To allow for a more comprehensive exterior selection, the Design Centers are also equipped with samples from other manufacturers. While each centers offerings vary, Coronado Stone as well as Glidden and Sherwin Williams paints are a few examples.

Visitors schedule appointments for consultations with a DC Coordinator to make selections for their projects.  Appointments are necessary because, depending on the complexity of the selection process, visits typically last anywhere from one to three hours.

To find a Design Center in your area, click here. For anyone without a Design Center in their area, phone and online consultations are available.

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