Energy Efficient Roofing Tile

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/.

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 Being Green: Doing Our Part to Help the Environment

It’s important to you and your family, and ours as well. We love our planet and want to do our part to help the environment in we do.
We take our commitment to being environmentally friendly seriously, which is evident in our Eagle Green initiative. We’d like to share with you some of the steps we take to produce a product and business that keeps our planet safe and clean. 

We lead all other concrete tile manufacturers with our recycling and re-use activities:

• We make a concerted effort to reduce haul-off from all of our plants when purchasing the most energy-efficient 
and environmentally safe equipment we can find.

• Rejected tile is crushed and re-introduced into the manufacturing process.

• Trash that cannot be recycled is compacted to reduce landfill deposits.

• Wood tile pallets are repaired and re-used whenever possible.

• Synthetic oils are used on machinery when possible due to their long life-span.

• Engine oil and filters from plant equipment are recycled.

• All Eagle tile sealers are water-based.

If you have questions about our tile manufacturing or about the environmental benefits of tile roofing, please contact us at eagleroofing.com.

Have your Heard about our Eagle Seal Premium Underlayment?

Eagle Seal is a premium underlayment that provides reliable performance and superior protection for your roof. This self-adhering roofing and waterproofing underlayment is specifically designed for most roof applications.

Eagle Roofing Products’ new Eagle SealTM premium underlayment provides the durability and reliability home builders, roofing contractors, and homeowners expect from USA-Owned, USA-Made Eagle Roofing Products.  Eagle Seal is a multi-purpose, steep slope, self-adhered roofing and waterproofing underlayment specially designed for concrete, clay tile and metal roofs. Eagle Seal is ideal for both adhesive set and mechanically fastened slope roofs in both new construction and remodeling applications.

Eagle Seal is designed to be extremely durable and easy to install and is a premium quality product designed to provide superior performance and protection under all of our concrete tile products. Eagle Seal provides a combination of dual reinforcement of a “true” polymer modified asphalt compound on the top layer, with an aggressive self-adhesive compound on the bottom layer.  This allows Eagle Seal to expand and contract with a roof while providing reliable performance.

To learn more about Eagle Seal or any of our other Eagle Roofing Products, contact us today!

Is Your Roof Cool? Here’s How it Works.

As we get into the hot, summer months, the AC gets cranked and the energy costs often rise to to keep buildings comfortable. According to the EPA, about $40 billion is spent annually in the US to air condition buildings – one-sixth of all electricity generated in a year!
ENERGY STAR qualified roof products reduce the amount of air conditioning needed in buildings and can reduce energy bills by up to 50%.”

What is Energy Star? ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. (seeenergystar.gov)

Cool Roof Rated products are listed with the Cool Roof Rating Council (www.coolroofs.org) and have been tested and approved as highly reflective. Eagle Roofing offers an extensive amount of colors and profiles of Cool Roofing options, which can help reduce your energy costs by 10-30%. They also have environmental benefits as well, by reducing global warming, urban heat island effects, smog, and the production of CO2. 

Here’s How It Works:
A cool roof reflects and emits the sun’s energy as light back to the sky, rather than transferring it to the building below it as heat. Therefore, a tile’s 
“coolness” is measured by two properties–Solar Reflectance – fraction of sun energy reflected by roof (0-100%) and
Thermal Emittance – ability of roof surface to release (emit) absorbed heat (0-100%).
The recognition of the benefits are becoming more widespread and have been adopted by building codes and green building programs across the nation. 

To find out more about how an Eagle Tile Roof works, contact us today at eagleroofing.com .

How Do Roof Tiles Perform in Cold Weather Conditions?

How do roof tiles perform in cold weather conditions?

The density and durability of concrete tile made by Eagle Roofing products a natural choice in cold or high freeze thaw cycling areas. The tile is not susceptible to moisture freezing within the body of the tile. There are specific application procedures that manage the snow blanket that may accumulate on the roof to prevent the snow from turning into a block of ice or sliding off the roof in large sheets. The tile has 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.

If installed properly, tile roofs are also virtually maintenance free. The roof handles the snow excellently. In fact, most owners with tile roofs in the colder regions report that “If it’s done properly the first time, there’s really nothing that has to be done to maintain a tile
roof.” For tile roof owners, the key selling points are low maintenance, elegance, and durability. Customers are very satisfied with tile roofs. They like the look and the durability. Once it’s up and in place, you get a good, lasting material. You may only run into problems with tile roofs in the mountain areas if you focus on one thing — cheap. The bottom line for some may be, How cheap can I get a tile roof put on my house?”
That’s where a lot of the bad press comes from and from people who use tile on buildings they shouldn’t or they don’t use the right system with it.
As with any other aspect of a building project, the longevity of a tile roof depends on thoughtful
planning, proper building design, and quality workmanship. Hire a roofing contractor who knows exactly HOW to install it properly, and you will have a beautiful roof for most of your lifetime.

Concrete Roofing vs. Asphalt: Which is More Energy Efficient (Part 1)

I came across a recent question that was answered by Michael Holcomb from the Byron Center in Michigan. His explanation is excellent in answering the question of “Is an asphalt shingle roof or concrete tile better, energy wise?”

Holcomb suggests that it’s a question that might have a different response depending on your location.He goes on to say, “Lets begin by reviewing how heat is transferred through roofing. Heat travels on light rays (radiant), in a vapor or liquid (convective) and through solid objects (conduction). When we say a roof is energy efficient we are speaking of its ability to reduce all three.In cold weather states conductive heat movement is not a function of roof coverings.All climate zones are concerned with radiant and convective heat transfer with regards to the roof structure.

In a predominantly cooling climate we should select a roof that reduces the impact of all three types of heat transfer since the sun radiates heat to the roof coverings which heat the roof structure conductively causing the attic to heat up. The heated air pressurizes the attic and may force the heated air into the habitable structure through convection.
So when we think of a roof covering as energy efficient we are almost always talking about how effective it is at reducing transfer of radiant heat into the attic via conduction or convection.”

When addressing the effectiveness of Asphalt shingles, he writes “Asphalt shingles are somewhat effective if you purchase a solar reflective roofing shingle. A percentage of radiant heat is bounced back into the atmosphere.
Unfortunately there is still enough heat that warms the roof and surrounding structure making the attic hot during sunny periods.
Since the asphalt shingles are in direct contact with felt underlayment and the felt is installed directly over the roof sheathing the entire structure is within a few degrees of the asphalt shingle temperature. Once the sheathing is heated up through conduction it warms up the attic which in turn warms up the living spaces through conduction and convection.”

He also contrasts them with Concrete shingles and says, “Concrete shingles are much more effective at reducing all three types of heat transfer.
Concrete tiles can be reflective in color which reduces heat gain.
Since they are elevated they actually allow the heat gain to be vented so the roof structure has significantly less heat gain.
The heated air under the shingles is vented through the ridge cap helping to keep the roof structure cool.
So strictly from an energy perspective concrete tiles are more energy efficient than asphalt shingles.”

See the rest of Holcombs explanation and thoughts in the next blog entry.

(Source: greenhomeguide.com)