Eagle Roofing

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.

Secure Roll – Eagle’s Flexible, High-Quality Roof Flashing

Flashing is a crucial component that plays an important role in the composition of a properly installed roof system. It acts as a sealer around the valleys, joints, edges and roof penetrations, keeping water out to prevent damage or leaks. That is why it is crucial to select a product that will provide the upmost protection, like Eagle Roofing Product’s Secure Roll.

Made with a tough two-layer EPDM surface that is non-toxic and lead-free, Secure Roll was cleverly created to withstand rain, wind, sun and snow. Unlike other flashings with narrow strips of adhesive on the back, Secure Roll has a double release, fully-adhered back that is extremely moldable and flexible. This enables the roofing contractor to flash all of the significant areas of the roof prior to, during and even after a concrete roof tile installation. The adhesive is also hydrophobic, which means the product can be installed in wet conditions.

In addition, Secure Roll can be applied directly to most construction materials without the need of extra fasteners and no tools or heat is required upon installation.Once installed, the flashing can be painted to match the color of the concrete tile roof for a seamless finish.

For more information on Secure Roll, contact your local Eagle Account Representative or download the flyer.

How to Properly Walk on a Tile Roof

Whether a structure has an asphalt shingle, metal, clay or concrete tile roof, walking on the roof for seasonal inspections and cleanings is inevitable. However, when it comes to tile roofs in particular, there is a proper way to walk on the tiles in order to avoid damage.

Often times, roof tile manufacturers do not specifically warrant breakage due to foot traffic, so it is important that caution be exercised when doing so. Not only do you not want to break your roof tiles, but you also do not want to put your safety at risk. It is suggested that you hire a licensed and bonded roofing contractor to do the job.

If you choose to perform the task yourself, it is recommended to step at the bottom three inches of the installed tile when walking along your roof. This section is supported by the lapped tile beneath it and the weight is then transferred to the deck below. Orient your feet in a direction parallel with the ridge and try to distribute your weight evenly, walking as softly as possible. On high barrel tiles, such as Eagle Roofing Products’ Capistrano concrete roof tile profile, you should distribute your weight with the heel and toe on the high points of adjacent tiles. If tiles are broken, you’ll want to have them replaced as soon as possible to avoid damage to the underlayment from water intrusion and exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun.

You will also want to stay away from hips or valleys to avoid breaking cut tiles that could be more difficult to replace. The exception to this would be in situations where the hips and ridges are bedded in mortar or foam, in which case they may be preferred walking paths. Valleys may also be access paths if the tiles are cut away from the center of the valley wide enough to allow foot traffic on the metal valley flashing.

If your roof is due for an inspection or cleaning and you would like to locate a certified tile roofing professional in your area to do the job, visit the Tile Roofing Industry Alliance.

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

Eagle Design Corner: Add Character to Your Roofline with a Specialty Eave Installation

If you are currently building a new home or renovating an existing one that includes Mediterranean or French cottage architectural elements, and are considering choosing a high barrel concrete roof tile – like Eagle Roofing Products’ Capistrano profile – you may also want to consider a specialty eave installation. Specifically, a fully boosted eave and/or a genoise eave.

Inspired by traditional clay tile roofs dating back centuries, a fully boosted eave and genoise eave are specialty options that can add instant character and detail to your exterior. A fully boosted eave is executed using boosted accessory pieces, mortar, and in high wind areas, an additional roofing adhesive will be added. These materials are then properly applied to the barrel portion of each tile along the eave, which is the part of the roof that overhangs the face of a wall. This adds dimension to the roofline and results in a timeless appearance.

A genoise eave encompasses an architectural treatment under the eaves of the roof with the addition of an intricate, decorative strip of boosted accessory pieces. This application separates the wall from the roof, bringing the roof-tiles out slightly to keep rain off the walls. The look depicts true authenticity as it is believed to have originated in Italy and can be found, today, in Province and the south of France.

Fully boosted eave and genoise eave specialty installations can be combined, or installed independently of one another, depending the look you are trying to achieve. If you’re interested in adding either of these looks to your residential project, consult with your professional roofing contractor prior to installation to ensure the proper materials are ordered and the desired look is achieved.

To get started on your concrete roof tile selection process, begin browsing our collection of Capistrano concrete roof tiles available in your area.

How the TRI Alliance Can Help You

The Tile Roofing Institute (TRI), 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 and has been the primary voice for the tile roofing industry for over 40 years. Recently, the organization underwent a name change and will now be known as the Tile Roofing Industry Alliance, or TRI Alliance.

Although the logo and name has been modified, the organization’s mission to serve as a resource, advocate, and true partner to members, builders, contractors and legislators in order to create change will remain the same.

The TRI Alliance website, tileroofing.org, is one of many valuable resources the organization has to offer. There, you can find an abundance of information on roof tile, its advantages over other roofing materials, FAQ’s and technical information, such as downloadable installation manuals.

In addition, the latest training schedule can also be found on the website. These courses are great for both entry level and experienced roofers, consultants, and industry professionals who work with tile roofing and want to expand their skills. Facilitated by the TRI Alliance, the two courses offered are the Installation Manual Certification course, which is available in all states except for Florida, and the Florida High Wind Manual Certification course, which is exclusive to Florida. The certification is valid for two years and can be renewed online or in person.

Professionals who participate in the training and pass the multiple-choice test can market their knowledge by using the TRI Alliance Certification logo on their website and marketing materials. They are also added to the site’s “Find a Contractor” page where homeowners can search for a TRI Alliance Certified contractor, manufacturer, supplier, inspector or consultant in their area.

To learn more about the TRI Alliance and its renewed focus, visit tileroofing.org.

Concrete Roof Tiles – The Ideal Roofing Material to Pair with Solar Panels

If you’re in need of a new roof, whether it be for a new home or existing one, and are considering having solar panels installed, look no further for a complementing roofing material than concrete roof tiles.

Not only are they durable, sustainable and aesthetically stunning, but concrete roof tiles are also inherently energy efficient. In fact, concrete tile roofs can cut the transfer of heat into the attic by up to 50 percent when compared to other roofing materials. Plus, their inherent reflective properties permit the reflection of sunlight, which releases the heat instead of absorbing it and transferring it from the roof deck and into the structure. This can contribute to limited HVAC usage inside the home, reducing energy costs and the overall attic temperature, extending the life of the roof. Plus, with the addition of solar panels, you will receive a monthly savings of over $100 in utility costs – maximizing the overall energy efficiency and energy cost savings from your roof. This is possible due to the fact that you only pay for electricity when your monthly energy consumption exceeds what can be captured by your solar panels, aside from the initial cost of purchase and installation.

With the average installation costs of solar panels ranging from $11,214 to $14,406 after tax credits, it’s apparent that they are a long-term investment that you’ll want to maximize. Most solar panels come with 20-year warranties that guarantee they will produce at least 80 percent of the rated power after 20 years of use. So the roofing material beneath them will need to last just as long, if not longer. This is no problem for concrete roof tiles. According to a study performed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), a trade association that helps promote and represent the policies of the U.S. housing industry, concrete tile, such as those manufactured by Eagle Roofing Products, possess a lifespan of 75 years. When installed properly, concrete tile roofs can also withstand the harshest of elements including wind gusts of up to 180mph, damage from hail stones up to 2”, exceed freeze/thaw climate requirements and are fire resistant.

Other roofing materials like asphalt shingles, however, can prematurely dry out, lose granules, crack, and deteriorate. This can lead to roof leaks and water damage within the underlying layers of the roof all within 10 to 15 years of its supposed 30-year lifespan. That means, if you pair a more temporary roofing material, such as asphalt shingles, with solar panels, you will more than likely have to do an entire roof replacement before your solar panels have even reached their intended lifespan.

So, select a roofing material that will maximize your energy cost savings, reduce your carbon footprint and increase the lifespan of your solar investment and choose concrete roof tiles.

For more information on Eagle Roofing Products’ concrete roof tiles, visit www.eagleroofing.com.

Concrete Roof Tiles and Harsh Weather Conditions

No matter which region of the United States or Canada you reside in, your home or property is subjected to some form of inclement weather. That’s why concrete roof tile manufacturers, such as Eagle Roofing Products, manufacture a roofing material that is constantly tested to exceed expectations and industry requirements, providing lifetime protection to the structure it covers.

When it comes to fire, which is an issue that many dry regions are prone to, concrete roof tiles have been proven to be safer than traditional roofing materials, like asphalt shingles, wood shake or metal.

They possess the highest resistance rating possible – Class A – and can withstand temperatures of 1400°F ± 50°F without the spread of flames, as shown in the photo after a fire resistance test was conducted. Concrete tile roofs also facilitate air circulation under the tile, which reduces heat transfer to the attic during a fire.

While they are most prevalent in the sunbelt region of the U.S., concrete roof tiles are a prime choice for structures in cold or high freeze-thaw cycling areas. Unlike more porous roofing materials like asphalt shingles, concrete roof tiles, are not susceptible to moisture freezing within the body of the tile (excludes slurry/color bonded tiles). In addition, when the system is installed and ventilated correctly, ice-damming and tile expansion and contraction, which can occur with changes in temperature, is minimized.

They are the ideal roofing option for regions that experience hurricanes and severe storms as well. In fact, they have been tested to sustain wind speeds of up to 180 miles per hour when installed properly, depending on the manufacturer. Their design and construction provide high air permeability, helping to relieve wind stress. As for hail storms, concrete roof tiles can resist damage from hailstones larger than the size of a golf ball without cracking or breaking on impact.

If you’re in the market for a new roof, regardless of which region you reside in or what harsh weather conditions you may face, a properly installed concrete tile roof is sure to deliver the protection and peace of mind that few other roofing systems can provide.

For more information regarding concrete tile roofs and Eagle Roofing Products, visit www.eagleroofing.com or contact your local Eagle Account Representative.

Catch Up with Eagle at a 2019 Trade Show

Here at Eagle Roofing Products, we understand the importance of our customers and partners remaining up-to-date on the latest industry trends and products Eagle has to offer. That’s why we have filled our 2019 calendar with 10 strategically selected trade shows located throughout the United States and Canada to exhibit at, which can be viewed below.

  • International Roofing Expo in Nashville, TN – February 11-13, 2019
  • International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, NV – February 19-21, 2019
  • Calgary Home & Garden Show in Calgary, AB – February 28- March 3, 2019
  • RCI International Convention & Trade Show in Orlando, FL – March 14-19, 2019
  • Edmonton Home & Garden Show in Edmonton, AB – March 21-24, 2019
  • Pacific Coast Builders’ Conference in San Francisco, CA – May 30-31, 2019
  • American Institute of Architects Expo in Las Vegas, NV – June 6-8, 2019
  • Western Roofing Expo in Las Vegas, NV – June 9-11, 2019
  • Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo in Kissimmee, FL – July 17-19, 2019
  • Southeast Builders’ Conference in Kissimmee, FL – August 1-2, 2019

Whether you are hoping to establish a new relationship with Eagle or plan to strengthen an existing one, stopping by our booth at one of the trade shows will give you the opportunity to speak one-on-one with our knowledgeable Account Representatives and leadership staff and learn about our products – new and existing. It’s also a great way to experience our company culture, provide us with any feedback you may have regarding our products and/or services and let us know how we can better serve you.

This year, there will be a new interactive booth feature*, as well as the launch and display of several new products. Informational flyers, regional product brochures and full-piece tile displays will all be readily available, along with some complimentary Eagle branded goodies.

If you’re interested in attending one of these industry events, be sure to reach out to your local Eagle Account Representative as there may be a FREE exhibitor guest pass available. We hope to see you there!

*Only at select trade shows.

2019 Marks 30 Years for Eagle Roofing Products

While each new year is exciting and worth celebrating, 2019 is a year that is extraordinarily special for Eagle Roofing Products as it marks the company’s 30th year in business.

Founded in 1989 by Robert Burlingame, Eagle Roofing Products placed its roots in Rialto, California with the construction of its first manufacturing plant. Since then, the company has grown from a small business with one high-pressure concrete tile extrusion machine and five employees to a company with four concrete roof tile manufacturing facilities and 700 employees. In fact, Eagle Roofing Products is now the largest USA owned, USA made concrete roof tile manufacturer in the United States. Other manufacturing plant locations include Phoenix, Arizona, Stockton, California and Sumterville, Florida.

Although the company has increased in size substantially over the past 30 years, Eagle Roofing Products remains a privately held, family-owned organization. From these family roots, the company’s business philosophy and vision that revolves around growing personal relationships has led to an unmatched reputation for quality and satisfaction. Each and every Eagle employee, no matter their department, ensures this reputation is maintained by performing their job with the singular goal of customer satisfaction.

In addition to exceptional customer service, Eagle has also strived to develop innovative roofing solutions and products that meet customer specific needs. Throughout the company’s history, Eagle has made their products more energy efficient to meet code requirements and to reduce environmental impact, created new profiles and rich colors to keep up with architectural trends, and partnered with some of the most established manufacturers in the roofing industry to provide customers with the most reliable of roofing components.

From builders to distributors, roofing contractors, architects, and homeowners, Eagle Roofing Products is grateful to have had the opportunity to serve so many great customers over the years and hopes to continue to be your company of choice for many more years to come.

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