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Eagle Design Corner: Autumn Inspired Concrete Roof Tiles

With the scorching heat of summer fading and the cool breezes of the autumn season rolling in, now is the perfect time to re-roof your home. Not only is the climate ideal for executing outdoor projects, but the changes in the landscape’s hues are a great source of inspiration. Here are a few seasonal inspired concrete roof tile options manufactured by Eagle Roofing Products that you’re sure to love year-round.

 

Carmel Blend

A blend of four different colors, Carmel Blend* will remind you of autumn’s foliage with its range of gold, brown, red and maroon gray. This variegated blend makes a statement and pairs well with a simple, warm exterior paint scheme, like a cream or tan.

 

 

 

 

Arcadia Canyon Brown

The perfect neutral, earthy brown concrete roof tile, Arcadia Canyon Brown is a go-to for many. Available in several profiles, this versatile product works well with multiple exterior color palettes, including white, cream, taupe and yellow.

 

 

 

 

Walnut Creek Blend

With hues of tan, orange and dark brown, Walnut Creek Blend encompasses all of the shades of the season and adds just the right amount of color to any home exterior. To complement the tile’s warmth, accent your home with dark brown doors or trim.

 

 

 

Fall in love with your roof and give your home curb appeal that will last for seasons to come by choosing an Eagle Roofing Products’ concrete tile roof.

Find more autumn inspired Eagle concrete roof tile products and all other offerings available in your area by visiting our website. If you have questions or need design assistance, contact your local Eagle Account Representative or Eagle Design Center nearest you.

*This color may not be available in your area. Similar palettes may be available and suggested as an alternative by your local Eagle Account Representative.

Receive Up To $400 with Eagle’s Structural Inspection Reimbursement Program

When considering switching from a flimsy, temporary roofing material, such as asphalt shingles, to an enduring concrete tile roof, you may be wondering if your home’s structure will provide adequate support. Luckily, concrete roof tile manufacturer, Eagle Roofing Products, offers a reimbursement program should your home require a structural inspection.

Generally, homes built within the past 30 years that are constructed in accordance with building codes can withstand the added weight of concrete roof tile. In some cases, however, an engineer may need to be hired to perform a structural inspection and ensure the existing truss system is robust enough to withstand the weight of your new roof.

Eagle’s structural inspection reimbursement program provides you with an excellent return on investment and peace of mind, offering up to $200 when choosing Eagle’s conventional weight tile and up to $400 when choosing lightweight tile. All you have to do is provide us with a copy of your paid engineering invoice once your Eagle concrete tile roof is complete and we will reimburse you up to $400 of the invoice amount, depending upon the tile installed. In addition, your roofing contractor can help you find an engineer with the appropriate experience to inspect your roof’s structure and provide a stamped report of the inspection.

Limitations do apply, so be sure to contact an Eagle Account Representative in your area for more information.

Eagle’s Architectural Resources Make Specifying Concrete Roof Tile Easy

For 30 years, not only has Eagle Roofing Products made manufacturing products to the upmost quality a top priority, but we have also made a concerted effort to conveniently provide the architectural tools necessary for specifying them. That’s why we offer a multitude of information and resources at your disposal.

One resource in particular is our company website, www.eagleroofing.com. Our website serves as a hub for educational information and assets necessary to specify Eagle concrete roof tile on your next commercial or residential project. Here, you can download regional product brochures and installation images, CAD and BIM drawings, hatch patterns, technical information and more. You can even request complimentary tile samples, all at the click of a button.

Eagle also offers a wide variety of specification tools for the AEC community through our ARCAT page, completely free with no registration required. Included on the webpage is up-to-date information for specifying Eagle concrete roof tile that can be found all in one place, saving you time on data entry and product research. Use the spec library to access 2D CAD and 3D BIM details in RFA, RVT, DWG and other formats, or quickly configure complete CSI 3-Part formatted specifications using SpecWizard. You can also view Eagle’s LEED credit information, as well as download product brochures and videos.

Another great way to learn about Eagle, our products and the concrete roof tile industry is by participating in one of our Continuing Education courses. Registered through the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Eagle provides three different complimentary courses that are offered in-person – either as Lunch ‘n Learns or a plant tour – and online. Participants will have the opportunity to obtain AIA LU/HSW CE Hours and GBCI General Hours toward their state licensing requirements upon completion. Topics such as concrete roof tile’s design options, its near zero-waste manufacturing process, testing and code compliance, as well as sustainability attributes and life-cycle costs will be discussed, depending upon the course.

For more information on how to access these specification tools, or if you would like to set up a future Lunch and Learn for your firm, contact your local Eagle Account Representative.

Eagle Concrete Roof Tile Qualifies for Various Green Building Programs

Here at Eagle Roofing Products, we make a conscious effort to reduce our negative impact on the environment, as well as encourage homeowners and builders to utilize more resource-efficient construction materials. That’s why we are proud to manufacture concrete roof tiles that are not only made of 100 percent raw, sustainable materials, but also qualify for various Green Building Programs. These include:

Energy Star: The trusted, government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, ENERGY STAR listed products are proven to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants caused by the inefficient use of energy and offer purchasers savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance, features, and comfort. Qualifying Eagle concrete roof tiles can be found within the ENERGY STAR database and are also identified with an ENERGY STAR logo in all Eagle regional product brochures, as well as on the company website.

Title 24 California Energy Code: Eagle offers an expansive selection of concrete roof tiles that meet these requirements, providing extraordinarily high reflectance, as well as high emissivity, allowing the tile to emit infrared energy. These products are notated with the Title 24 logo in both the Eagle California Standard and Designer Select brochures.

Cool Roof Rated: Eagle produces a large selection of concrete roof tiles that are listed by the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC). Cool Roof listed products tend to reflect the sun rays better and reduce heat transfer more efficiently. They are identified with a CRRC logo in all Eagle regional product brochures, as well as on our company website.

Click here to learn more about additional Green Building Programs that Eagle concrete roof tiles qualify for.

Comparing Concrete Roof Tile to Wood Shake

For centuries, concrete roof tiles and wood shakes have been designated as reliable, sustainable roofing options suitable for any project; residential or commercial. Let’s see how the two compare when other key factors are considered, such as average lifespan, design versatility and resiliency.

Concrete Roof Tiles

  • Concrete roof tiles are made from a natural mixture of cement, sand, water, and oxide; all of which are in plentiful supply.
  • Concrete roof tiles have a proven historical record and are known to last the life of the structure they’re installed on.
  • Concrete roof tiles require low maintenance throughout their lifespan.
  • Concrete roof tiles are available in various profiles, including those that emulate wood shake, providing a classic look with improved durability and cost effectiveness.
  • Concrete roof tiles are among the most effective roofing materials against severe fire exposure with a Class A roof assembly.
  • In an instance where multiple pieces of concrete roof tile are cracked or damaged, they can easily be removed and replaced.

 

Wood Shakes

  • Wood shakes are more expensive and cost more to install when compared to concrete roof tile. In addition, availability of the wood is dependent upon maintained forests.
  • According to a study performed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Bank of America, wood shakes have a life expectancy of 30 years.
  • Wood shakes require greater maintenance due to their tendency to mold, rot and split.
  • Wood shakes have little to no versatility in profile and color availability.
  • Treated wood shakes are effective against moderate fire exposures, commonly given a Class B fire rating; whereas untreated wood shakes provide only light fire protection with a Class C fire rating.
  • Wood shakes are installed by nailing one piece over the other in a stacking-like fashion. If there are an abundance of damaged wood shakes, the entire roof may need to be replaced.

While the choice is ultimately yours, the facts speak for themselves! When you compare a properly installed concrete tile roof system against wood shakes, it is a beautiful, cost effective and high performing alternative that exceeds expectations, all while providing years of protection and peace of mind.

To learn more about concrete roof tiles or to begin your selection process, visit www.eagleroofing.com.

Eagle Design Corner: Concrete Roof Tiles Are More Than Just Round and Red

While tile roofs are often thought of as just being round and red, they are quite the contrary; especially when it comes to concrete roof tiles.

In addition to the color red, manufacturers like Eagle Roofing Products offer a vast selection of hues that range from warm browns and cool grays to vibrant corals and radiant golds. Products are available in either monochromatic hues, ranges or blends. Monochromic products create a uniform look as each piece of tile is the same color throughout the roof with minimal variation. Ranges deliver a subtle range of color within the same color family throughout the roof. Blends consist of three to six different colors that, together, make up an entire roof of blended colors.

Concrete roof tiles are also manufactured in various profiles. While the traditional S-shaped high barrel profile is the most recognizable, there is also a more contemporary M-shaped barrel and various flat profiles that emulate the texture and style of natural materials such as wood shake and slate.

Whether you’re aiming for a more traditional roofing option for your home or are searching for a modern roof that gives your home clean lines and dimension, concrete roof tile can achieve either with its limitless possibilities.

To begin browsing Eagle’s product offering in your area, visit www.eagleroofing.com.

 

TRIA Technical Brief: Hip and Ridge Mortar Generated Surface Efflorescence

With recent reports of surface efflorescence stemming from hip and ridge mortar on tile roofs, the Tile Roofing Industry Alliance (TRIA), a non-profit association of producers and associates of concrete and clay tile, has published a Technical Brief to address the common occurrence.

The use of mortar for the attachment and weather blocking of hip and ridge tiles is a code approved option for tile installations. When mortar is used as a component, either for fastening or weather blocking, there is the opportunity for hip and ridge mortar generated efflorescence to occur on the surface of the underlying roof tiles. The amount of mortar, water content and weather conditions can impact the amount of efflorescence that might occur.

Efflorescence is a temporary surface discoloration common to all concrete based building materials including mortar and concrete roof tiles. It is superficial and in no way detrimental to the overall quality, structural integrity, or functional properties of the tile.

Efflorescence is caused by the chemical nature of the cement. Manufactured cement contains free lime, and when water is added, a series of chemical reactions take place. These reactions are accompanied by the release of calcium hydroxide, which can form an overall “white chalky” crystalline salt deposit on the tile surface when reacting with carbon dioxide. This reaction can appear as an overall “bloom” (overall softening of color) or in more concentrated patches.

It is difficult to predict how long the effects of efflorescence will last. It depends on the type and amount of deposit as well as the local weather conditions. In most cases the action of carbon dioxide and rainwater will gradually remove the deposit.

The manufacturer of the mortar materials may help provide additional methods for reducing, sealing or cleaning efflorescence created by their products.

As aforementioned, efflorescence is superficial and in no way affects the quality, functional properties, or the structural integrity of the concrete roof tile. Your roof will continue to be energy efficient, visually stunning and durable, withstanding the elements of rain, snow, high wind and scorching heat for the life of your structure. Simply allow the natural reaction to run its course and within time, rain water and carbon dioxide will wash away the chalky residue and the original color of the tile will reappear without further efflorescence occurring.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your concrete tile roof, please contact your local Eagle Account Representative.

FAQ: Can Concrete Roof Tiles Sustain High-Wind Forces?

With over half of the United States prone to high-wind events, such as hurricanes and tornados, selecting a roofing material that can withstand these circumstances is a must for many. Luckily, concrete roof tiles provide one of the best defenses against weather-related property damage, especially when it comes to high-wind.

In fact, concrete roof tiles have been tested to sustain wind speeds of up to 180 miles per hour when installed properly, depending on the manufacturer. This particular test is performed by installing a test wall of tile in front of a wind simulator capable of generating wind speeds of up to 180 miles per hour and analyzing its response and resistance to the various forces replicated. Their true advantage in wind resistance, however, is due to their shape and construction which allows wind to freely travel and greatly reduce stress.

Learn more about concrete roof tile’s performance against high-wind speeds in the brief video below, or visit www.eagleroofing.com

Tips for Evaluating Tile Roof Damage After A Storm

Whether you are a homeowner or an experienced roofing professional, a proper assessment of a tile roof after a rain or snow storm can be challenging. Tile Roofing Industry Alliance President and Technical Director, Rick Olson, recently sat down with Western Roofing Magazine to provide some tips for evaluating tile roof damage.

Building Construction

The installation date of the roof will help identify several key points that can determine the correct repair requirements. It will identify the code that the original roof was installed to, aiding in the insurance evaluation to know if the roof was code compliant when originally installed. By checking with the local building official, one can determine the current code and when a roof will require an upgrade.

Product Identification

Over the years there have been significant consolidation and product changes in the tile roof market. If the building owner is able to help identify the original roof tile manufacturer, it will assist in the procurement of the replacement materials that can be of equal quality. Most roof tile materials will have some form of identification on the back side of the product to help identify the original manufacturer. Roofing professionals should always contact the manufacturer when selecting replacement materials for availability and compatibility.

Roof Performance

The most challenging aspect of roof repairs is determining the damage to the future life of the roof system. While tile damage can be easy to identify, the condition of the underlying layers will require more destructive forensics that may not always be available. Roofing professionals should work with the homeowner to determine if removal of a small area adjacent to the roof damage is allowed for further inspection.

Underlayments

Roofing contractors will need to identify the current underlayment to select a code-approved compatible replacement. Over the years some of these products have obtained code-issued product approvals to known standards but there are many that have indicated compliance to only certain specifications, or none at all. Check with the local building official or the current underlayment manufacturer for compatibility and performance questions.

Fastener Performance

Where high-wind or snow performance is a requirement, the condition of the fastener systems needs to be evaluated. Industry associations, such as the Tile Roofing Industry Alliance, can assist in this process as most will have formal installation recommendations for proper fastening in these conditions.

For more information regarding tile roof installation requirements and repairs, visit the Tile Roofing Industry Alliance website, or contact your local Eagle Account Representative.

Eagle Design Corner: Before and After Photos of an Eagle Concrete Roof Tile Installation

While your home’s roof may not be the first thing you look at when pulling into your driveway each day, its appearance can actually have a significant impact on the overall look of your home’s exterior. In fact, it accounts for 40 percent of a home’s curb appeal! That’s why it’s so important to choose a roofing material that is not only durable and long-lasting, but also stunning.

A concrete tile roof from Eagle Roofing Products can provide that gorgeous look, while increasing the resale value of your residential property and protecting your overall structure. Here are some before and after photos that show just how much of an impact a new roof can make.

Prior to having a new Eagle concrete tile roof installed, the home pictured above appears dull and outdated with an old, worn out gray asphalt shingle roof. Once Eagle’s 49102 Textured Slate Heathrow Blend is installed, the home breathes new life! The green hues of the tile coupled by the dimension provided by the profile’s texture, beveled sides and an aggressive chamfered edge gives the home an updated and refreshing feel.

Before re-roofing, the home featured above is washed-out and merely blends in with the surrounding oaks, exhibiting zero character. Now, instead of competing with the landscaping, the home is complementing it with the addition of Eagle’s 3555 Capistrano Alhambra concrete roof tile. The appeal that the S-shaped terracotta-hued roof delivers is transformational and distinctive.

Not only can Eagle’s concrete roof tiles visually transform your exterior, but they can also provide your home with the ultimate level of protection. Concrete roof tiles are Class A fire rated and, in most cases, can meet up to a Class 4 hail rating. When properly installed, they can withstand sustained wind speeds up to 180mph and offer an added layer of built-in protection as the tile itself provides a tough, water shedding outer shell with the underlayment working as an extra shield. The product’s lifespan also exceeds that of any other roofing material, lasting 75 years or more.

So, whether you’re re-roofing because of recent storm damage or you’re just wanting to maximize your home’s curb appeal, a new Eagle Roofing Products’ concrete tile roof is sure to upgrade your exterior’s appearance while providing long-term protection and peace of mind.

To begin browsing our complete color offering for your re-roof project, visit: https://eagleroofing.com/browse-tile/.