Eagle Roofing

Benefits of Choosing O’Hagin Tile Roof Vents

When it comes to selecting a concrete tile roof, choosing the proper components that make up the roof is just as important as choosing the right profile and color. While you may think you can’t see them, components like attic vents can actually affect the overall aesthetic of your new roof. That’s why Eagle Roofing Products has partnered with O’Hagin, a nationally recognized producer of top-quality, state-of-the-art attic ventilation solutions.

Although tile roofs are fundamentally air permeable, they do require proper attic ventilation in order to remove heat and reduce cooling costs. O’Hagin’s tile roof vents provide maximum airflow without detracting from the aesthetics of the tile and overall roof design. They are manufactured specifically to match all Eagle tile profiles and can be painted to match the tile color, essentially camouflaging themselves into the roofline.

With O’Hagin tile roof vents
Without O’Hagin tile roof vents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These vents are designed as a two-piece system: a primary vent (subflashing) and a profile-specific secondary vent (cover), which blends into the surrounding field tile. They are manufactured with a standard finish 26-gauge galvanized steel (20-year warranty), .032 aluminum, or 16 oz. copper (50-year warranty).

In addition to providing maximum airflow to Eagle concrete tile roofs and maintaining curb appeal, the benefits of choosing O’Hagin attic vents also include:

Extending the roof’s life: Ventilation protects attic insulation and rafter cavities from moisture, thereby reducing the risk of mold and dry rot.

Conserving energy: O’Hagin vents are completely passive, reducing energy costs related to heating and cooling.

Removal of trapped gases: Proper attic ventilation facilitates the removal of hot, trapped gases and fumes, a major cause of indoor air pollution, allergies and related health problems.

Reducing moisture buildup: Proper attic ventilation reduces moisture build up from indoor water sources and condensation that occurs naturally in the attic space.

Flame, ember, rain and snow resistant: Quantified by independent laboratory testing and report.

For more information about O’Hagin tile roof vents, contact your local Eagle Account Representative or visit ohagin.com.

3 Reasons Why Your Next Roof Should Be a Concrete Tile Roof

If you’re in the market for a new roof, you’ve probably noticed there are many options to choose from when it comes to selecting the primary roofing material. To make your selection process easier, here’s three reasons why a concrete tile roof should be your first choice.

Performance

Concrete roof tiles are produced through the careful combination of four natural products – sand, cement, water and iron oxide. These ingredients make them incredibly resilient, withstanding the harshest of weather elements. This can include fire, hurricane-force windspeeds, hail and freeze-thaw temperatures, depending on the manufacturer. When installed correctly, concrete roof tiles are also one of the only roofing materials that will last as long as the structure they’re installed upon.

Efficiency

Due to the way they are manufactured, concrete roof tiles are extremely dense. This leads to high thermal mass, which represents the ability of a material to absorb and store heat energy. So, during summer months, the tiles absorb heat, keeping the house comfortable. In winter, the same thermal mass can store the heat from the sun to release it at night and help the home stay warm. In addition, independent testing performed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory demonstrated that roof tiles have the ability to cut the transfer of heat by up to 50% when compared to other roofing materials, like asphalt shingles.

Versatility

Unlike other roofing materials, concrete roof tiles have the ability to be molded into a beautiful and timeless silhouette. They are manufactured in an assortment of barrel and flat shaped profiles that will perfectly complement both traditional and contemporary architectural styles. Concrete roof tiles are also offered in a vast selection of hues including deep terracottas, warm browns, cool grays; even vibrant corals and radiant golds. Manufacturers, such as Eagle Roofing Products, have 10 different profiles and over 150 color options to choose from.

With unmatched durability, inherent energy efficient properties and the ability to meet any architectural demand, a concrete tile roof is the ultimate choice for your reroofing project.

For more information regarding concrete tile roofs and Eagle Roofing Products, visit the Why Tile? page or contact your local Eagle Account Representative.

Underlayment Maintenance

The underlayment, such as Eagle Roofing Products’ Eagle Armor by APOC, serves as a core component within a roof system, preventing the passage of water to the underlying layers. Over time, all roof systems will require some form of maintenance to help extend the lifespan and this is the perfect opportunity to inspect the underlayment.

Based on a recent Western Roofing Magazine Tile Talk segment with Tile Roofing Industry Alliance (TRIA) President and Technical Director, Rick Olson, it is recommended that roofing contractors take the time to inspect the underlayment when doing any maintenance or repairs. They should check to ensure that water is being properly directed off of the roof and not penetrating through the underlayment onto the roof deck, attic or walls of the home. Visually inspecting the underlayment can also help to determine the roof’s lifespan. Whether minor spot repairs or a full roof replacement of the underlayment is necessary can be determined by the severity of any buckling, tearing, or worn areas of the material.

When inspecting roofs, it’s important to pay attention to areas of the roofline that have higher exposure to natural elements. This includes the eave, hip, and ridge areas, as well as any roof penetrations like vents or chimneys. These areas are prone to wind-driven rain and can create opportunities for water to enter onto the underlayment layers.

In the event that the underlayment needs to be fully replaced, an evaluation of the primary roof covering should also be made. The state of the primary roof covering, such as concrete roof tiles, will indicate if a full replacement/reroof is necessary. In some cases, however, it may just be the underlayment that needs replacing and a lift and re-lay may be a viable option to correct the problem. As the secondary barrier, the underlayment may not require the immediate attention for replacement and can often be delayed, meeting the building owner’s needs. This will depend upon the condition of the actual roof covering to provide the primary water shedding barrier.

Roofing professionals play an important role in helping to provide the long-term performance of a roofing assembly; however, it’s important to note that the manufacturer of the underlayment should always be consulted to help provide information on limitations, requirements, and possible solutions for better long-term performance.

For installation questions or to inquire about Eagle’s underlayment product, Eagle Armor by APOC, contact your local Eagle Account Representative.

Eagle Design Corner: Customize Your Concrete Tile Roof with Eagle’s Signature Blends of Blends

Here at Eagle Roofing Products, not only do we manufacture over 150 different colors of concrete roof tile for you to choose from, but we also give you the opportunity to create your own custom roof tile color with our Signature Blends of Blends* line.

With Signature Blends of Blends, you have the freedom to combine products from Eagle’s current product offering to conceive a unique color palette that is completely yours. It is applicable to both our flat and barrel concrete roof tile profiles, allowing greater flexibility in creating both traditional and contemporary roof designs.

For example, the Spanish-style home to the left shows a blend of Capistrano Sanborn Blend and Capistrano Weathered Terracotta Flashed. This combination works beautifully together, adding brighter, more vibrant hues of terracotta to the deep terracotta and a brownish tan that Sanborn Blend exhibits.

A more modern look can be created by blending neutral hues together, such as browns or grays, or by using flat tile, like in the home pictured below. It features Bel Air Concord Blend – a blend of charcoal gray and tans – blended with Santa Paula. By adding in the creamy tans of Santa Paula, this homeowner was able to lighten the Concord Blend and perfectly accentuate the home’s warm exterior.

To get started on creating your own hand-crafted work of art, visit our website. Here, you’ll find inspirational color combinations and be able to browse the products available to choose from within your region.

*Please note that the blends do not come pre-packaged or blended in the pallet and are to be purchased separately. Eagle Roofing Products recommends that you discuss any customization with your Roofer, prior to installation, to ensure that you achieve the desired look and that no hot spots (patches of color that undo the blended effect) are created. Your Roof Contractor is responsible for blending the colors during the loading of a roof in order to create the Signature Blends of Blends, ensuring that the placement of the tile is completed in an aesthetically pleasing manner.

What to Expect from Eagle this Trade Show Season

Each year, Eagle Roofing Products strategically selects industry events and trade shows to exhibit at. We choose those that will allow us to best reach our current and prospective customers and partners, and provide the opportunity to keep them up-to-date on the latest industry trends and products our company has to offer.

Attendees that visit our booth can expect one-on-one conversations with our knowledgeable Account Representatives and leadership staff, as well as information on new and existing products. Flyers, regional product brochures and physical product displays will all be accessible, along with some complimentary Eagle branded goodies.

In addition, we will be debuting our new and improved booth at select shows this year. It will include new product inspiration visuals, enhanced full-piece tile displays of our top concrete roof tile products, and even feature select components from our Secure Tile Roof Components collection.

If you’re interested in attending an industry event this year, you may be able to receive a FREE expo pass! Contact your local Eagle Account Representative for more information, or check out our Facebook page for details.

New Year News from Eagle Roofing Products

The new year is here and 2020 is already off to an exciting start for Eagle Roofing Products and its customers with some recent company news.

In December, a press release was published discussing the expansion of Eagle’s Sumterville, FL manufacturing facility. The project was set in motion last year when 40,000 new flat tile molds were added to the manufacturing plant in effort to keep up with the increasing demand for flat tile along the East Coast. The company is now in the second phase of the project, adding a fourth high-speed production line to the location that will increase production of concrete roof tile by nearly 30 percent. A 90,000 square foot addition to the plant is also underway, which will provide added storage for raw materials and for Eagle’s expanding component offering. The entire project is set to be completed in spring.

As an added effort to better assist customers, Eagle has restructured the California and Southwest sales departments into segment-driven teams. This includes a Builders and Architects team and a Conversion, Custom and Reroof team. Those dedicated to builders and architects will work closely with volume roofing contractors, while the Conversion, Custom and Reroof teams will oversee the company’s distributor relationships. A full list of these personnel changes can be found here.

Lastly, it was just announced that the Eagle Secure Tile Roof Components line has expanded with the nationwide launch of Eagle Armor by APOC. Eagle Armor by APOC is a premium, all-purpose fleece top underlayment and leak barrier that pairs beautifully with concrete roof tile applications. It is suitable for metal roof systems, as well, and can be used with either foam or mechanical fasteners. Eagle Armor by APOC is specially formulated to handle the most extreme weather conditions, protecting homes and commercial buildings from high temperatures, humid conditions, rain and wind. For more information or for a free sample, customers can contact their local Eagle Account Representative.

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30 Facts About Eagle Roofing Products in Honor of 30 Years in Business

2019 has been an exciting year for Eagle Roofing Products as it marks the company’s 30th anniversary. In honor of this milestone, here are 30 facts about Eagle Roofing Products.

  1. Eagle was founded by Robert Burlingame in the fall of 1989 in Rialto, CA.
  2. Eagle has grown from a small business of just five employees to a company with over 700 employees.
  3. Every Eagle team member, from sales to manufacturing to management, performs his/her duties with the singular goal of customer satisfaction.
  4. Eagle is still owned by the Burlingame family today and is a division of Burlingame Industries.
  5. Eagle is the largest USA owned, USA made concrete roof tile manufacturer in the industry.
  6. Eagle’s Rialto, CA manufacturing facility is the largest in North America.
  7. Eagle has four manufacturing facilities that service the United States and Canada.
  8. Eagle has five design centers nationwide that service all of our customers throughout the United States and Canada.
  9. Eagle has the largest product offering in the industry with 10 different concrete roof tile profiles and over 150 colors available.
  10. Eagle offers both conventional weight and lightweight concrete roof tiles.
  11. All tiles manufactured by Eagle are made of natural ingredients and are fully recyclable.
  12. The sand and cement used throughout Eagle’s manufacturing process is locally sourced.
  13. Eagle adheres to higher material practices than the industry standard of a 4:1 mixture. The Eagle Standard is a 3:1 mixture meaning there is more cement per tile, making it stronger than our competitors’.
  14. Eagle adds an acrylic sealer to the surface of all of our concrete roof tiles during the manufacturing process to reduce the appearance of efflorescence.
  15. Eagle’s concrete roof tile is Class A roof assembly.
  16. All Eagle conventional weight color-through tile passes freeze-thaw requirements.
  17. Eagle’s Malibu and flat concrete roof tile profiles manufactured in Florida are rated with a Class 4 Impact Resistance FM 4473. All tiles made in Phoenix and Florida are rated with Factory Mutual #4473.
  18. When installed correctly, an Eagle tile roof can survive the strongest storms and harshest weather as they are tested and approved for use in the Miami Dade high velocity hurricane zone, withstanding sustained winds of up to 180mph.
  19. According to a study performed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), an Eagle concrete tile roof can last 75 years or more.
  20. Eagle’s concrete roof tile is protected by a Limited Lifetime Transferable Product Warranty.
  21. Eagle’s concrete roof tile can help to lower energy costs by reducing heat transfer through air circulation under the tile and through concrete’s inherent insulating properties.
  22. Eagle’s flat concrete roof tiles are designed with a deeper and thicker water channel than competing tiles. This ensures proper flow of rain water down the roofline and greatly reduces concerns of breakage within this area of the tile.
  23. Eagle has a great selection of ENERGY STAR and Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) approved Cool Roof Tiles in a variety of colors and profiles made from highly reflective, highly emissive roofing materials that stay 50 to 60 degrees cooler than a normal roof under a hot summer sun.
  24. Eagle concrete roof tiles are sustainable products that qualify for various LEED rating points.
  25. Eagle has partnered with Ron Blank and Associates and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to become a registered provider with AIA Continuing Education Systems (AIA/CES) and now offers three complimentary CE courses for design professionals to earn their credits.
  26. Eagle provides complimentary concrete roof tile samples to customers upon request.
  27. In addition to concrete roof tile, Eagle offers a variety of roofing components as a part of our Secure Tile Roof Components offering.
  28. Eagle caters to a variety of different customer segments – distributors, roofing contractors, home builders, architects, design professionals and homeowners.
  29. Eagle offers a structural inspection reimbursement program, providing customers with an excellent return on investment should their home require a structural inspection. The program offers up to $200 when choosing Eagle’s conventional weight tile and up to $400 when choosing lightweight tile.
  30. Eagle offers customers access to the free online learning management system, Eagle University. This online training tool enables customers to learn about the features and benefits of concrete roof tile, the components associated with this type of roofing product, its performance against the weather elements, and installation practices.

To learn even more about Eagle Roofing Products, our team, or our products, visit www.eagleroofing.com.

Top 10 Reasons for Roofing Contractors to be TRI Alliance Manual Certified

The Tile Roofing Industry (TRI) Alliance, a respected partner of Eagle Roofing Products and other roof tile manufacturers, is a non-profit association of producers and associates of concrete and clay tile that has served as the primary voice for the tile roofing industry since its founding in 1971.

Among the many efforts and resources the organization provides, the TRI Alliance develops industry-based series installation guides for all climatic regions and offers certification programs on these manuals for professional roofing contractors.

The TRI Alliance’s Installation Manual Certification Program is a one-day course designed to provide training on how to install tile roofs in compliance with current code requirements. It is targeted towards entry level roofers and more experienced roofers of other materials, such as asphalt shingles, who want to expand their skill into tile.

Here are 10 reasons why roofing contractors should consider enrolling in a TRI Alliance Installation Manual Certification Program and become certified on the TRI Alliance Installation Manual:

  1. Learn how to meet or exceed industry guidelines.
  2. What you learn will help you reduce or eliminate costly call backs.
  3. TRI Alliance promotes certified tile roofing installers in its literature, website and videos. If you pass the multiple-choice test, you can also market your knowledge using the TRI Alliance Certification logo on your website and marketing materials.
  4. Many TRI Alliance manufacturer members promote using a certified installer to the general public.
  5. Today’s consumers are more sophisticated and demanding. They expect trades people, including tile roofing installers, to have trade certifications.
  6. Design professionals specify installation by TRI Alliance Certified tile roof installers.
  7. Professional instructors will show you how to increase your bottom line through greater efficiency.
  8. TRI Alliance has developed guidelines to help installers rate their company’s performance in all areas, such as workmanship, efficiency, best practices and code compliance.
  9. Adherence to TRI Alliance guidelines means you have the weight of industry-based recommendations on your side in the event of a dispute.
  10. Demonstrate to your customers that you are installing tile roof systems consistent with industry guidelines in order to support your pricing and explain the value of proposed upgrades.

View the latest training schedule to find a TRI Alliance Concrete and Clay Tile Installation Manual Certification class near you.

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.