Eagle Design Corner

Eagle Design Corner: Choosing a Concrete Tile Roof

When it comes to concrete roof tiles, there are dozens of variations of shapes, sizes and colors. With so many options, it can be difficult to find your starting point when selecting a roof for your existing home or newly constructed home. That’s why we’ve created a list of suggestions that will guide you through the selection process and ensure that all of your design needs and wants are met.

First, you’ll want to consider your home’s architectural style and use this to help in choosing the tile
profile. For example, if the architecture is Spanish or Mediterranean style, an
S-shaped, high barrel tile may be best for you. This would be most similar to Eagle Roofing Products’ Capistrano profile (top image). For a barrel look that is more contemporary and subtle, an M-shaped, medium barrel tile, such as Eagle’s Malibu profile (bottom image), would be a nice choice. If you’re wanting a modern, slate-like tile for your Craftsman, Ranch or French Provincial style home, a flat profile, similar to Eagle’s Bel Air profile, would help you best accomplish this exterior look. If you’re unsure as to what your exterior’s overall architectural style is, check out the DIY Network’s easy guide to popular architectural home styles available on their website. 

Once you have determined which concrete roof tile profile goes best with your project’s overall style, it’s time to enter the world of color. There are many different color options available when it comes to concrete roof tile. There’s monochromatic, which means each piece of tile will be the same color throughout the roof with little to no variation, like Eagle’s Arcadia Canyon Brown. There are ranges, which means the tile colors are in the same color family and there will be a subtle range of color throughout the roof, such as Eagle’s Brown Gray Range. Then there are blends. Blends consist of three to six different colors that, together, make up an entire roof of blended colors. An example is Eagle’s Walnut Creek Blend, which is a blend of tan, orange and dark brown, adding contrast and drama to your overall exterior. You can either build your color scheme around the roof color you choose, or select your roof color based on your exterior color scheme; it’s truly up to you. Just remember, it’s much easier and less costly to change a paint color than a roof color!

After you have an idea of what colors go best with your ideal exterior color palette, try to narrow your choices down to two or three concrete roof tile selections. This will help with ordering sample pieces or when visiting one of Eagle Roofing Products’ Design Centers. If you have five to six different colors or profiles in mind, you may feel overwhelmed when viewing samples.

Finally, once you’ve reached your decision, you will notify your roofing contractor or builder and they will place an order for the tile. The tile will then be delivered to the job site, where your new concrete tile roof will be installed and provide your home with a lifetime of durability, beauty and sustainability. 

Don’t let the process of selecting a new roof overwhelm you. Our friendly Eagle Account Representatives and Design Center Coordinators will happily assist you.

Eagle Design Corner: Spring Cheer That Lasts All Year

Spring is almost here and soon the dull landscape of winter will transform into bright, lively colors of bloom! Sunny yellows, peachy pinks and minty greens are all colors of the season that would look beautiful as a body, trim or accent tone on your home’s exterior year-round, especially when paired with Eagle Roofing Products concrete roof tiles.

Take these spring inspired looks, for example. If you’re looking for subtlety, you may want to stay at the top of the color range in the lighter hues. If drama is what you want, take a look at the bottom of the spectrum and go for something a little richer for the shutters, window frame or door. You could even consider one of those shades for the principal body color of your structure. The possibilities are endless!

Even though we typically associate these colors with the spring season, they are truly timeless and can be found any time of the year at any local or national paint manufacturer, including PPG, Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams. Brighten up your façade and let the springtime cheer be a part of your home every day of the year!

If you’re having trouble putting together your spring inspired exterior look, you can always visit one of our Eagle Design Centers where our Design Professionals can help bring your vision to life with a FREE consultation either in person, over the phone or via email. We’ll help you choose beautifully pleasing colors and a stunning concrete tile roof that will increase curb appeal and make a big impact on the value of your investment. Visit or call us today!

Eagle Design Corner: Add a Pop of Color to Your Home’s Exterior

Welcome to the Eagle Design Corner! Recently, Jamie Trotter from Jamie’s Design Corner, began an exciting new phase of her career. In lieu of her departure, we will continue to build upon her blog, and share unique ideas and tips with you through what we will now call the Eagle Design Corner. Just as before, we will provide our customers with product and design advice each month on how you can transform your residential or commercial projects’ exterior look

With the New Year spirit of fresh starts and self-improvement in full effect, now is the perfect time to give your home a fresh start of its own. The easiest and most cost-effective way? Enhance the look and feel of your home by simply adding a pop of color to your front door. Whether your exterior is Spanish style, Modern or French Country, there’s a color out there that will provide that “wow” factor! Let’s look at a few examples that you can try for your front door makeover.

Go bold.

Don’t be afraid to try something different and outside of your exterior color scheme, or comfort zone! The bright blue on the front door of this ultra modern white home is just what it needed to emphasize the front entrance and brightness of the overall exterior.

Work with the wheel.

If you’re not ready to dive into too much color, revert back to the days of the color wheel and try a more monochromatic scheme.  From the concrete tile roof to the front door on this home, various hues of orange are used to accentuate its overall Spanish style, while providing just the right amount of color.

Subtlety can make all the difference.

Don’t always associate adding color with the term “bright.” Adding a subtle variance color can make just as big of an impact. The exterior of this French Country home is entirely gray; from the concrete tile roof to the trim. Adding a complimentary hue of maroon to the front door adds appeal and contrast between the entry way and exterior.

Adding a pop of color to the front door can give your exterior immediate character and curb appeal that you may have been yearning. So give your home the fresh start it deserves this year!

If you are reroofing an existing structure or building a new residential property, and feel that you need help incorporating some color into your exterior, don’t hesitate to reach out to an Eagle Design Center Coordinator in your region. Our Design Professionals are here to assist you with all of the pieces, from choosing the right concrete roof tile color and profile for your project, to even the color for your front door.  Contact us today