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What’s the Difference Between Asphalt Shingles and Concrete Tile Roofing?

If you drive through most neighborhoods you’re likely to see varying roofing materials, but more often than not, you’ll notice that asphalt shingles seem to dominate as the most popular roofing material. Just like any other type of product, the most popular doesn’t always mean it’s the best in quality. The most common reason that homeowners and builders install asphalt shingles comes down to one thing– COST. They are less expensive than tile.

Concrete tile and asphalt shingles are both popular options to roof a modern home. They both come in different styles and colors and do look nice once completed. Both concrete and asphalt offer a variety of different looks to suit a homeowner’s desires and both are very durable.
They are also both tough and resistant to impact from inclement weather, but one of the issues with the asphalt shingles, though, is that they may blow off in high winds. Concrete tiles do not blow away.

Another difference between the two types comes with the initial installation. Concrete tiles are more difficult to install and require professional assistance. Added help at the time of installation can lead to extra initial costs. Normally a contractor doing the tile roofing job will have had a specific training just for that type of product. It is essential that it’s done correctly in order to have a safe, durable, and long lasting roof.

In addition to that, asphalt shingles are considered less environmentally friendly than concrete tiles because they do not serve to insulate and block heat from the home, which can lead to higher utility bills and increased energy use. It has been found that tile roofing can reduce heating and cooling costs because of the type of ventilation required upon installation.

Concrete tile roofs may be more expensive than asphalt shingles upon initial purchase, but they add value to a home and provide extra longevity. The variety of tiles available today really provide a unique look and style for any home or business. The curb appeal cannot be beat!

No other concrete roof tile manufacturer offers the range of styles and colors that Eagle offers. Options. Eagle has them, and they give you the ability to differentiate your projects while increasing their value. Eagle has developed regionally specific color lines with the help of professional colorists who understand industry trends.

Eagle Roofing Products. The company of choice.

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.

Built to Last: Tile Roofs Can Take Extreme Conditions Well

It’s true. Buildings with tile roofs provide the greatest protection and best value of any roofing material.Different parts of our country are susceptible to devastation and damage from extreme weather. Clay and concrete roof tiles can resist damage from extreme weather and circumstances like hailstones, storms, and hurricane-force winds.

One of the reasons for this is because a tile roof system provides two layers of protection from the elements. The tile itself provides a tough water-shedding outer shell. And an underlayment of asphalt roofing paper is placed over the roof decking providing the inner shell.
This is real protection that few other roofing systems can provide.
One of the best attributes of concrete and clay tile roofing is its resistance to extreme weather conditions.  Its design and construction provide high air permeability, which helps relieve wind stress. Most other types of roofing materials would be damaged greatly under hurricane winds of 125 mph, but independent studies have shown that tile roofs have fared well in these cases.

For more information about the durability of clay and concrete tile roofs, contact Eagle Roofing today!

Why You Should Consider Upgrading to Tile Roofing

You see homes with asphalt shingles every day. They are very common. But, if you are considering a re-roof project or a roof material for a new house or building, why not consider something…..well, better?
There are several reasons why tile roofing is a superior product. First of all, it’s a better value. If you need to sell your house or building, a tile roof will help not only to make it more attractive, but add a higher value on your investment.
Asphalt shingles are ok, but they cannot match the beauty of clay and concrete roof tiles. The numerous styles,
hundreds of colors, and variety of finishes available with roof tile allow you to create a roof to suit nearly any architectural style or one
that is entirely unique. The possibilities are endless.

Roof tile is tried and true. It has been used for centuries worldwide and for many
good reasons. Both clay roof tile and its modern partner, concrete, are not
only beautiful but also extremely durable. With proper building design and
installation, tile roofs can last 50 to 100 years or more. They do not rot in wet
climates and are not susceptible to destruction by pests. Tile roofs can be
used in any climate or region and can withstand fire, earthquakes, the severest weather conditions, including hail, wind and snow. For these reasons, most roof tile manufacturers offer product warranties of at least 50 years.

Clay and concrete tiles are environmentally friendly as well. Both clay and concrete roof tiles are made from natural materials that do not deplete precious resources. They are manufactured without chemical preservatives. Also, old
tiles can be recycled to make new tiles or other products. Finally, a simple comparison
of lifecycle costs makes it clear that a tile roof is one of the best available today.

To find out more benefits of tile roofing, contact Eagle Roofing today!

Tile Roofs vs. Shingle Roofs: What are the Differences?

Tile Roofs vs. Shingle Roofs: What is the Difference?

A roof is a roof is a roof….wrong.  There really are superior roofing materials available.  If you are trying to decide what kind of material to use on your roof here are some facts about the differences between using tile and using shingles for a new roof. There are many considerations of a tile roof or a shingle roof system. It is highly suggested to research which roof is better for your home and the climate that you live in.

1. What is the cost difference for tile roofs vs. shingle roofs?

When comparing tile roofs and shingle roofs, the first noticeable difference is the price. Tile is more expensive than shingles, usually at least double the price. However, the life expectancy of tile ends up being about double that of shingles, so it works out to be about even in that regard. One consideration is that high winds and bad weather can knock off your shingles much more easily than with tiles. Tiles are more durable and can withstand a lot more strain.

2. What climate is best for tile roofs vs. shingle roofs?

An important consideration to think about is your climate. If you are in an easier climate, weather-wise, it may not be a bad idea to go with shingles. Especially if money is tight at the moment, then it’s not really a disadvantage to you at all as the buyer. However, if you do live in the southeast of the United States, as well as other snow-ridden areas, it may be a wise choice to go with tiles when possible.  Tiles do perform well in cold climates.  They are not just for warm, sunny regions.  Snow easily slides from their surface and they are good conductors.
Some say that tile roofs can last for as long as 50 years, whereas shingles last about 20 years. Either way, with some maintenance, you are getting a lot of life for your roof, regardless of whether you choose shingles or tile. There is all typs of warranties for each roof depending on the contractor and the manufacture of the material. However, normally tile roof systems have a longer warranty.  (Ask about Eagle Roofing Tiles’ warranties.)

3. What type of roof can handle the weight of tile vs. shingle?

Another consideration that needs to be examined is the sturdiness of your roof. Not every roof can take the weight of a heavy tile roof. You want to consult with one of our roofing contractors to see what the carrying capacity of your roof really is, and then choose based on your budget, climate and your end goal.
Tile is definitely an advantage when looking to resell your home. It isn’t as important as having a nice roof, in general; however, if you have the option, ask your real estate agent about comparable homes in your area and the kind of roofs they have, to see if there is any difference in which kind of homes sell quicker and for a higher price. In some areas, you will find it to be very important, and in other areas it’s not that important at all. Do some research and stop by to one of Eagle Roofing Tile’s help centers to see samples and ask a representative for individual assistance.  You will be amazed at our selection and service.  The curb appeal of an Eagle Tile roof cannot be matched!

Considering Concrete Tile Roofing? Why Eagle Tile Roofing is Your Best Choice (Part 2)

If you’re looking for an affordable and energy efficient concrete tile roof, Eagle tile roofing if the best choice for homeowners, architects, builders and roofers. Eagle tile roofing has the concrete tile roof to fit your needs.

When you consider that a concrete tile roof will last for the life of the structure, the full life-cycle cost of the roof is quite affordable when compared to other roofing materials. If you maintain your roof well, the inconvenience and expense of reroofing is reduced. Concrete tile has been found to be one of only three roofing materials that will last a lifetime. The other two are clay tile and copper – both prohibitively expensive when compared to concrete tile. One of the most popular roofing choices is asphalt tiles, but while may be cheaper initially, the actual cost over 75 years is more than a concrete tile roof. Eagle roofing tile is protected by a Lifetime Transferable Limited Product Warranty and will help increase your home’s value.
Eagle roofing tile has committed significant resources to develop a cohesive green program focused on delivering, energy-efficient products and systems. Our green program includes products and environmentally responsible practices that will provide greater energy efficiency, reduce waste and pollution as well as preserve needed resources.

A completed concrete tile roof system provides airflow under the tile as well as reflectance and emittance of the tile itself that can reduce heat transfer into the attic by up to 50% when compared to asphalt roofs. The result means less work for the air conditioner, less expenditure of energy and lower electrical bills for the end user.
Our company continues to surpass all other concrete tile manufacturers in its recycling and environmentally friendly efforts. A variety of measures have been implemented to significantly reduce haul-off as well.

To see the photo galleries of the various Eagle concrete roofing tiles we offer, CLICK HERE.