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Eagle Armor by APOC: Eagle’s High-Performance Underlayment

Here at Eagle Roofing Products, we are committed to producing quality roofing products that provide the upmost protection against the elements for homes and commercial properties. That’s why we have teamed up with APOC, a premier manufacturer of construction and maintenance products, to create Eagle Armor by APOC.

Engineered with a patented three compound adhesive system and reinforced seamed technology, Eagle Armor by APOC is a premium, all-purpose fleece top underlayment and leak barrier that pairs beautifully with concrete roof tile applications, as well as metal roofing systems, foam and mechanically fastened roof systems. It is highly rubberized and manufactured with dual reinforcements and a flexible membrane to provide protection against the most extreme weather conditions, including wind driven rain, ice dams, leaks and water intrusion. Other features include UV protection, temperature resistance and a 30 Year Protection Plus Limited Warranty associated with Eagle Armor by APOC.

In addition, Eagle Amor by APOC voids high costs and difficult installation practices for new construction and re-roof jobs. The specially formulated underlayment is comprised of a 100 percent waterproof and nail sealable membrane and a split release film for an easier, faster installation and clean lines. In addition, its Safe-Step Fleece-Top® surface allows for added traction for greater walkability during the install.

Eagle Armor by APOC is only available to East Coast customers at this time. For more information, or to receive a free sample, contact your local Eagle Account Representative today.

Concrete Roof Tile & Weathering Effects

Concrete roof tiles are among the most durable, long-lasting roofing materials, often withstanding the worst conditions nature can offer without compromising the material’s protective properties; however, the surface of any product left unattended will show signs of aging over time, and concrete roof tiles are no exception.

When selecting a concrete roof tile, you will be choosing from one of two color application options: slurry/color bonded or color-through. A slurry/color bonded tile is created by applying a concentrated slurry coat of cement-infused pigment to the top surface following extrusion. This type of product is usually chosen when high contrast, bright colors are desired. Slurry coated tiles can oxidize and turn chalky before gradually wearing down to the gray or white concrete base. If this happens over time, you have the option of re-coating your roof with a 100% acrylic paint.

Color-through tiles are made by mixing the iron oxide coloring directly into the cement prior to being placed into the tile molds. This colored cement will be drawn to the surface of the tile, giving it the initial color shade. That layer is slightly softer than the body of the tile and will typically erode away within the first ten years, depending on the climate. This erosion will expose a larger percentage of the sand aggregate and result in an overall lightening of color. After this initial change, future erosion will occur at a dramatically slower pace and at no point in time will the integrity or durability of the tile be compromised.

As with any kind of roofing material installed on a residential or commercial building, weathering effects will happen and concrete roof tiles are no exception. However, periodic cleaning and/or resealing can rejuvenate and prolong the surface finish of either slurry or color-through concrete roof tile.

For additional questions or concerns regarding your concrete tile roof, please contact your local Eagle Account Representative.

Concrete Roof Tiles – A Sustainable Roofing Material

For hundreds of years, concrete roof tiles have provided permanence and durability unparalleled by cheaper alternatives commonly used today, such as asphalt shingles. They have become the epitome of green building and sustainability through their recyclability, inherent energy efficiency properties and unmatched lifespan.

Concrete roof tiles are composed of all-natural ingredients, including sand, cement, water and iron oxide pigments, that are locally sourced. This makes concrete roof tiles even more sustainable due to lower fuel consumption to and from the manufacturing plant. Their all-natural ingredients allows manufacturers, such as Eagle Roofing Products, to easily reintroduce pre-consumer recycled content into the production of their tiles. This includes anything from unused or rejected tiles, waste material that falls from conveyor belts to all wet-mix materials. In fact, Eagle’s conventional weight concrete roof tile consists of 2.5 percent pre-consumer recycled content with their lightweight concrete roof tile consisting of 65 percent pre-consumer recycled content. Rejected tiles that are not able to be reintroduced into the manufacturing process can be repurposed for other construction projects, such as road fill, which is used as a base for roadways.

The manufacturing process and physical properties of high strength concrete conspire to make tile roofs the most energy efficient permanent roofing system on the market. Their inherent energy efficiency properties enables the tiles to reflect sunlight and release heat for greater energy efficiency, instead of absorbing it and transferring it from the roof deck and into the structure. These thermally insulative properties can be enhanced through the specification of Cool Roof colors, resulting in a 10 to 30 percent energy savings annually and a reduction of the overall roof temperature.

In addition, studies show that concrete roof tiles possess a lifespan that far exceeds that of any other roofing material with just 1 reroof needed within a 75-year time period. That means a concrete tile roof can last 3-4 times as long as a temporary asphalt shingle roof and costs 1/3 of the price at the end of the its life. They also gain strength as they age, enabling concrete roof tiles to outperform other roofing materials when it comes to withstanding extreme elements such as hail and wind storms. A lower lifespan and lifecycle costs also means less landfill usage!

For more information regarding concrete roof tile and its sustainability, visit www.eagleroofing.com, or view Concrete Roof Tile Sustainability Attributes.

Why You Should Choose Eagle Concrete Roof Tile for Your Next Roofing Project

Since the company’s founding in 1989, Eagle Roofing Products has provided customers with durable roofing solutions that are beautiful, long-lasting and environmentally friendly – particularly concrete roof tiles.

While they are often thought of as just round and red, Eagle offers a diverse selection of concrete roof tiles to customers with close to 150 color options. From monochromatic hues, to light and dark ranges, to multi-colored blends, selecting concrete roof tiles as your material of choice makes it easy to coordinate your roof with any exterior color palette. Various profiles are also offered to emulate other natural roofing materials, such as clay, slate and wood shake. Vibrant and diverse, Eagle’s tile pairs well with Spanish and Mediterranean style buildings in addition to Colonial, Craftsman and Contemporary architecture.

Not only do Eagle tiles meet any design need, but they provide proven durability and unrivaled protection as well. Eagle’s roofing products are thoroughly tested to the highest of industry standards to provide superior performance and reliability against weather elements. They are Class A fire tested and, in most cases, can meet up to a Class 4 hail rating. When properly installed, they can even withstand sustained windspeeds up to 180mph. In addition, concrete roof tiles have the lowest lifecycle cost of any other roofing material, proven to last upwards of 75 years.

Concrete roof tiles also have inherent thermally insulative properties, allowing for the reduction in heat gain in warmer climates and reducing heat loss in cooler climates. This adds to the product’s energy efficiency and can be enhanced through the specification of “cool roof colors”. Eagle offers many Energy Star and Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) approved products that are highly-reflective, improving the tile’s intrinsic energy benefits by reflecting the sun’s rays more effectively and lessening heat transfer even more efficiently. These attributes aid in the decline of global warming, urban heat island effects, smog and the production of CO2. Not to mention they are produced using all-natural materials without the worry of depleting limited natural resources, are fully recyclable and do not contain chemical preservatives.

If you’re in the market for a new roof, choose a material that can withstand the tests of time and remain aesthetically stunning all while doing some good for the environment; choose an Eagle concrete tile roof!

Learn more about Eagle, concrete roof tile and browse the full collection online by visiting www.eagleroofing.com.

Eagle Design Corner: Landscaping for Your Home’s Architectural Style

Your home’s architectural style can tell you a lot, especially when doing updates and renovations. It provides cues as to what concrete roof tile you should choose for your reroof, color families to stay within when repainting, and even the type of landscaping that would suit your home best.

For instance, if your home’s exterior includes an s-shaped barrel tile roof – such as Eagle’s Capistrano concrete roof tile profile – a stucco finish, arches and wrought-iron details, it most resembles Spanish style architecture. Lush green trees, such as the palm or Italian cypress, would be an ideal landscaping choice to provide a frame for the entryway and add contrast to this style’s often pale toned walls. A water feature within the courtyard, garden or backyard is also a common element.

If your home displays clean, geometric lines with heavy accents of glass or steel and has a concrete tile roof similar to Eagle Roofing Products’ Bel Air profile, it could be considered as a Modern or Contemporary style of home. Continue the simplistic feel with the landscaping and keep those clean, modern lines exposed by using minimal plantings throughout. Plants should be used symmetrically and are meant to soften the hard edges of architecture and add a pop of color.

For more timeless landscape designs to match your specific exterior style, check out this HGTV article.

To begin browsing Eagle’s extensive concrete roof tile offering for an upcoming project or for more exterior inspiration, visit www.eagleroofing.com.

How to Properly Replace Damaged Concrete Roof Tiles

Concrete tile roofs are among the most durable of roof systems; however, various circumstances, such as excessive roof traffic or fallen debris during inclement weather, may cause some tiles to break. To ensure your tile roof system is not compromised, it’s best to replace the broken tiles as soon as possible. Here’s how to do it!

To replace an individual tile that is broken, an easy method of removal is to break it into smaller pieces with a hammer or any other acceptable tool. This will minimize disturbance to the surrounding tiles. Once the tile and corresponding fasteners are removed from the roof, be sure to clean and patch any resulting holes in the underlayment.

Then, apply a code approved roof tile adhesive to the top of the replacement tile and to the top of the tile it will be overlapping, as shown in the illustration, and slide it into place. It is important that the adhesive is placed in an area on the tile that will assure contact with adjacent tiles without affecting water flow. If the adhesive is applied to the interlocking water channel, it must be placed above the headlap to avoid water damming. Once secured, remove any shim that might have been used during the repair process and make sure all tiles surrounding the replacement piece are properly seated. Repeat the process for other broken tiles throughout the roofline.

Any time maintenance needs to be performed on your roof, like replacing tiles, it is recommended that a licensed and bonded roofing contractor be hired to do the job. Having an experienced contractor perform the task not only prevents you from jeopardizing your safety, but it also reduces the likelihood of more tiles being damaged. If you choose to perform the task yourself, be sure to research how to properly walk on a tile roof to prevent any further damage.

If you’ve noticed broken concrete roof tiles on your roof and would like to locate a certified tile roofing professional in your area to replace them, visit the Tile Roofing Industry Alliance’s website.

For additional questions or concerns regarding your concrete tile roof, please contact your local Eagle Account Representative.

Eagle’s Longest Tenured Account Representatives Reflect on Experiences in Honor of 30 Year Anniversary

As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, it’s important to pay homage to those who have been a part of the Eagle family since nearly the beginning and have contributed to our continued success. Here’s what a few of our longest tenured account representatives had to say about the company and their experiences over the years.

“Eagle’s growth through the decades has been exciting to watch,” said Senior Account Representative, Lane Carroll. As the first official employee of the company, Lane became a part of the team before Eagle’s Rialto manufacturing plant was even built. “One of my first assignments was to assist in building the Rialto plant so we could have an actual product to sell to customers,” he recalled. “While its size has changed significantly since then, the company’s ability to make you feel like you’re a part of a family has remained the same.”

At the time Senior Account Representative Patsy Hawk was hired, the Phoenix manufacturing plant had not been built either. Like Lane and many of the other longtime employees here at Eagle, Patsy was a pioneer in her market and has been witness to many changes. “Since I started at Eagle 20 years ago, there has been lots of growth and added market share. Several new products have been launched, lots of new employees have joined the team and new plants have been built.” She added, “Through all of the changes and growth over the years, Eagle still has the best people that give me the support I need in order to do my job every day.”

Mario Villaneda, now a Senior Regional Sales Manager, began his career at Eagle 24 years ago as a tile stacker in the Rial to manufacturing plant. Throughout his tenure, Mario has seen the company transform from a small business with just two production lines and one plant into a national company with four concrete roof tile manufacturing facilities. “When I first started at Eagle, I was young, driven and looking for the right chance to thrive,” said Mario. “Eagle has given me the opportunities to not only grow as an individual, but also to grow within the company. It has been a privilege to be a part of the Eagle family all of these years and I’m excited for the continued growth ahead.”

Since the beginning, Eagle’s vision has remained the same: to be the company of choice not only for our customers, but also for our team members. We’re grateful to have had – and still have – so many valuable and influential people as part of the Eagle family. The company’s successes couldn’t have been made possible without them!

To learn more about Eagle Roofing Products, visit www.eagleroofing.com.

 

 

 

 

FAQ: Should my concrete roof tile be installed using foam or screws?

When it comes to the installation of concrete roof tiles, the level of wind exposure a home or commercial project is subjected to will determine what fastening methods should be used. If your certified roofing contractor has presented you with the option of choosing either mechanical fasteners or foam, then the choice is ultimately yours! Here are a few key points of both options to help you with your decision.

Foam

Foam is a lightweight fastening option that provides strong adhesion without penetrating the roof and facilitates greater walkability on the roof due to the “cushion” that the foam paddy provides. This lessens the risk of cracked tiles.

While wind resistance is improved using foam, it is a more expensive alternative to screws and nails and some building codes do require that the first row of tiles is mechanically fastened as well. This is because tile roofs tend to fail around the perimeter where wind uplift is more severe.

Mechanical Fasteners

A less costly option, screws or nails are commonly used to fasten concrete roof tiles to the roof decking. The decision of which should be used for your specific project will be made by your roofing contractor as this is also dependent upon the wind exposure.

Compared to nails, screws have the advantage of not backing out and have stronger holding abilities. Screws also self-seal as they’re driven down through the decking and underlayment.

Hybrid Roof System

Applicable to all concrete roof tile profiles, a Hybrid Roof System is achieved using both a single-component polyurethane roof tile adhesive and mechanical fasteners, such as screws. The use of these in conjunction with one another creates a significant increase in uplift resistance when compared to either of them being installed independently. Tests also show that this roof system produces wind uplift values that are nearly as high as a two-part foam adhesive application, but at a lower cost and with an easier, faster installation.

To learn more about wind exposure requirements and tile roof installation codes, download the Tile Roofing Institute Alliance installation guide for your region.

For additional questions regarding concrete roof tile, contact your local Eagle Account Representative.

 

 

Eagle University – An eLearning Portal for Customers

With 30 years of expertise and a reputation as the industry leader in concrete roof tile manufacturing and innovation, Eagle Roofing Products has launched a learning management system specifically for customers called Eagle University.

Consisting of a carefully created selection of learning modules and quizzes, this free online educational tool will serve as a resource to building industry professionals. By enrolling in Eagle University, customers can 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. As a result, these courses will put roofing professionals at a greater advantage to up-sell tile over traditional roofing materials, like asphalt shingles, and grow their business.

In addition to the robust course library, users can access the News Spotlight section where they can stay up-to-date on Eagle and industry specific information via press releases and blog posts.

Eagle University also features an automated testing and report card system. This allows users to view their performance scores after they have completed a module and quiz, and it enables them to revisit the material at any time.

Participants receive an e-certificate of completion for each module completed with a passing score of 100 percent. Those that complete all available courses will be presented with a token of recognition from Eagle Roofing Products.

To enroll in Eagle University and begin expanding your knowledge on concrete roof tile, visit www.eagleuniversity.net and click on “Request A New Account”.

How to Properly Clean Your Concrete Tile Roof

Concrete tile roofs are sustainable, aesthetically stunning and extremely durable, providing years of protection to homes they’re installed upon. Throughout the years, however, homeowners may notice a buildup of algae, mold and mildew. This is typical of all natural materials and, while these types of biological pollutants are not harmful to the integrity of the tile, some homeowners may consider their appearance less than desirable. Fortunately, concrete tile roofs are exceedingly cleanable.

If you decide it is time to have your tile roof cleaned, it is recommended that you use only water with the water pressure never exceeding 1200 pounds per square inch (psi). Depending upon how dirty a roof appears and what pollutant is on the roof, it may be necessary to use a cleaner in conjunction with the pressurized water, but only in the most diluted solution possible. Additionally, the cleaner should be compatible with concrete as there are products that can affect the PH of the tile or even etch the surface.

While the cleaning process is seemingly straightforward, it is recommended your concrete tile roof be cleaned by a licensed, bonded and insured roofing contractor that has experience with tile roofs. Walking on a roof can be difficult and dangerous and introducing water only heightens these concerns.  A confident professional will always wear fall protection and take the proper safety precautions necessary while performing the job. They also understand how to move about the roof in a way to prevent damage to the roof tile and can confidently determine the best method of cleaning.

If you’re ready to return your concrete tile roof to its original aesthetic brilliance, visit the Tile Roofing Institute Alliance to find a certified tile roofing professional that provides cleaning services in your area.

For additional questions or concerns regarding your concrete tile roof, please contact your local Eagle Account Representative.