FAQ

FAQ: How do asphalt shingles compare to concrete roof tiles?

When selecting a roofing material for your next commercial or residential project, the most obvious choice may be asphalt shingles due to their overwhelming popularity across the United States. However, going with what’s most popular doesn’t always mean it’s the best option. Here’s how asphalt shingles compare to a more durable product with a proven long-term performance rate: concrete roof tiles.      

A roof is an investment and a crucial part of your home or commercial property’s integrity. So, the next time you’re in need of a new roof, consider the benefits that a concrete tile roof can provide over the more temporary option of asphalt shingles.

To learn more about Eagle Roofing Products’ concrete roof tile, contact your local Account Representative or visit www.eagleroofing.com.

FAQ: What is a Lift and Re-lay and is it an option for me?

Repairing or replacing a tile roof is a significant investment that has a big impact on the appearance, value and function of your home. Before you consider either, you should know that in some areas of the country in which the prevailing building code at the time of original installation did not mandate full mechanical or adhesive attachment of roof tiles, the repurposing of existing tiles known as a “lift and re-lay” may be an option.

A lift and re-lay is about 20 percent less in cost than the alternative option; a complete tile roof replacement. It involves the careful removal and preservation of the existing roof tiles and typically includes the complete replacement of the underlayment and most flashings. While it does allow you to save on purchasing all new roof tiles, there are a few things to keep in mind that may make you want to consider an entire roof replacement instead:

  • If the original manufacturer of your tile roof is no longer in business, or if they have discontinued your current profile or color, it will be incredibly difficult to find tile from another manufacturer where the color matches and the old tiles interlock effectively with the new tiles.
  • If you have missing, chipped or damaged tiles in a certain part of your roof, a lift and re-lay could create a “patchy” look due to natural weathering and the inherent variations in sand and cement. This makes it impossible to match new tiles with old ones.
  • If the area where the damage occurred is visible from the ground and the number of tiles needing to be replaced is too much to hide, replacing all of the tile may be ideal to maintain curb appeal.
  • In the majority of cases, you will not be saving on labor costs. The amount of time and effort exerted to completely replace a tile roof versus lifting the old tile, moving it, replacing the underlayment and flashings, then re-installing the old tile is virtually identical. 
  • When removing old tile that is in good condition, the nail holes may get stressed when prying it up causing hairline cracks in the tile itself, which will have to be replaced. In addition, if the roofer stacks the old tile on top of the roof, instead of offloading it to the ground, it can overload that section of the roof and cause stress to the overall structure of the home.
  • You will not receive a new tile warranty like you would with a brand-new, updated concrete tile roof.

While there are many variables that come into play when determining your roof’s replacement method, the decision will be dependent upon the amount of broken tile and the condition of the underlying roof components. Ultimately, this decision will be made by your certified and bonded roofing contractor after they have performed a thorough evaluation of your existing roof. It is recommended that you receive several quotes from experienced, professional tile roofers before selecting the right one to help you decide if a complete roof replacement is necessary.

To find a certified tile roofing professional near you, visit the Tile Roofing Institute. For more information on concrete roof tile, contact your local Eagle Account Representative or visit our website at www.eagleroofing.com.

 

FAQ: Where Can I Buy Eagle Concrete Roof Tile as a Homeowner?

If you’re a homeowner in need of a new roof and have decided to take it upon yourself to explore which materials and manufacturers work best for your roofing project, you may be wondering “Where can I buy Eagle concrete roof tile?” Well, this where a roofing contractor will come into play as Eagle Roofing Products only sells product through distributors.

Homeowners are encouraged to browse through our product offering online, consult with one of our local Eagle Account Representatives or schedule a free in person, phone or email consultation at one of our Eagle Design Centers if they prefer to choose their concrete roof tile prior to selecting their licensed and bonded roofing contractor. They can also wait until the contractor is chosen and go through the process with him or her – it’s all a matter of preference. Once the concrete roof tile is picked, it will be the responsibility of the roofing contractor to purchase the materials from a local distributor.

While our representatives at Eagle Roofing Products are experts in our product, it’s important to keep in mind that we are just the manufacturer and are unable to help you determine how much tile you will need or the total cost of your project. Part of the roofing contractor’s job is to assess your project and carefully measure the roof to ensure the correct amount of tile is ordered. Once again, we recommend that this is done by a licensed and bonded roofing professional, who has had experience in installing concrete tile roofs, because too much tile ordered for the job can result in wasted money and material, and too little tile can affect project completion times.

As a homeowner, a new roof is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. The good news is that there is a ton of support and a wealth of information available to make the right choice. At Eagle, we are here to help. Our goal is for you to reap the benefits of a new concrete tile roof in no time!

For more information on Eagle concrete roof tile or the material ordering process, please contact your local Eagle Account Representative, or visit www.eagleroofing.com.

 

Eagle Roofing Products Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Whether you’re deciding on a concrete tile roof for your newly constructed residential or commercial project, or reroofing an existing one, a roof is a big investment. That’s why it’s important to shop around and explore your options to ensure you are selecting the concrete roof tile manufacturer that meets your needs. Below, you will find answers to Eagle Roofing Products-specific frequently asked questions to better assist you in this decision process. 

What are some advantages of buying a concrete tile roof from Eagle Roofing Products?

Eagle was founded in 1989 and is the largest family owned, American Made concrete roof tile manufacturer in the country. We are the only manufacturer that offers a Lifetime Transferrable Limited Product Warranty with a 25-year labor warranty* should our tile fail. We proudly offer unbeatable customer service to our customers and partners and offer the largest color offering in the industry with over 140 tile colors available. Eagle also adheres to higher material standards 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.

*Please read full warranty disclosure.

What is the difference between Eagle’s Standard Select and Designer Select concrete roof tiles?

All tiles are manufactured to uphold Eagle’s highest quality control standards and withstand the harshest of weather conditions. Eagle tiles are Class A fire rated, tested and approved to withstand wind speeds of up to 180mph, hail/impact tested, and offer freeze/thaw protection. The difference between the two categories is within the color of the tile. Designer Select tiles are made with white cement and/or require more coloring to produce the rich, bright hues found in these blends.

Can I create a custom blend?

Yes, you may add solid colors to blends that we already offer or combine two offered blends to create a Signature Blend of Blend. However, you may not take out any color from our blends and replace it with another color. The blends we manufacture come as is. It is important to keep in mind that the blends do not come prepackaged or preblended and your roofing contractor is responsible for blending the colors during the loading of a roof to create the Signature Blend of Blend. Eagle Roofing Products recommends that you discuss any customization with your roofing contractor, prior to installation, to ensure that you achieve your desired look.

What is the difference between a color range and a blend?

Eagle has over 140 concrete roof tile colors to choose from. Among those colors, you will find ranges and blends. With ranges, the tile colors are in the same color family and there will be a subtle range of color throughout the roof. On the other hand, blends consist of three to six different colors that, together, make up an entire roof of blended colors.

Do you have installation photos of the profiles and tile colors available in my region?

Eagle has installation photos of our concrete roof tile colors and profiles available to better assist you during your roof selection process. We can also provide job site addresses for you to look at tile installations in person. Contact your regional Eagle Design Center Coordinator or Account Representative for more information.

How much does an Eagle concrete roof tile cost? 

Depending on your region and the category of tile you choose, the price of the concrete roof tile varies. However, Eagle does not sell directly to consumers, so the best source of pricing will be from your roofing contractor or distributor.

Where can I purchase Eagle concrete roof tile?

Eagle Roofing Products only sells product through distributors; not directly to consumers. If you wish to purchase concrete roof tile, a roofing contractor can place the order through a distributor. A local Eagle Account Representative can further assist with this process.

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For more information about Eagle Roofing Products or to view our complete product offering for your region, visit our website at www.eagleroofing.com.