We wish you could select a roof, add it to the shopping cart, enter your credit card information and address, and have your beautiful roof delivered to your doorstep in a few short days. Unfortunately, reality isn't so simple in the roofing industry.

Each roof is unique with its own dimensions, slopes, needs and requirements. In addition to the roofing material you choose, the underlayments, attachment methods, labor, accessiblity to the house, dumpster fees and many other factors play a role in the bottom line of a reroof.

We've found that most homeowners are under the impression that the tile is the largest portion of the entire bill. This is actually a myth--the tile only represents 15-20% of the cost of the total reroof.



We recently took a poll among our friends and family asking them to rank the basic roofing materials from least expensive to most expensive. We were devastated to find that 90% of them ranked concrete tile as the most expensive roofing material.

Concrete roof tile is surprisingly competitive in the market, considering the durability, longevity and aesthetic qualities it offers. In fact, concrete roof tile is one of the MOST ECONOMICAL roofing material choices in most areas here in South Florida.

On paper, shingles may look like the least expensive option. When you consider lifespans, however, you'll quickly realize that concrete tile provides the best return on your investment. Further, if you plan to sell your home before enjoying the full lifespan of the tile roof, you'll likely reap increased resale value of your home as a result of the tile roof - that is a benefit shingles simply can't match!

**Values assume basic roof located in South Florida with standard underlayments, trim, eave closure, ect. All figures are based on averages from discussions with Florida roofers.


Here's a quick breakdown of how our pricing works at Entegra.

Perhaps you've seen the term "Cat 1" in our brochure or on the website and wondered what exactly it meant. The norm in the industry is to group products together that cost about the same to manufacture. The cost to produce a particular color is largely based on the type of cement and the amount of oxide it requires. For example, making white tiles costs much more than making gray tiles because white cement is more expensive than gray cement. Additionally, certain colors require substantially more oxide than others, driving up the cost of production.

As these raw materials fluctuate in cost, the terms Cat 1, 2 and 3 have been a simple way for our roofers to keep track of costs.

Like many things that start simply and efficiently, they often morph into little monsters. As we've added more and more product lines, it's increasingly difficult for our roofers to remember everything, and they don't have the time to prepare infinite quotes for homeowners who constantly change their minds on the style they're looking for.

Often what ends up happening is that a roofer will tell their clients that they can pick any Entegra Roof Tile Estate, Bella or Plantation Collection product that is labeled as Cat 1, and the roofer will install that product for X amount of dollars.

Many homeowners are completely fine with this, but sometimes certain clients want more options. We thought it would make it easier for both the roofer and the homeowner if we could provide a way to roughly estimate the increase in cost of using our premium products.

Rather than your roofer providing a million different quotes, we've put together this guide to help land you in the ballpark of what it will likely cost to "upgrade" to a premium Entegra product. To use this chart, you will first need a quote from your roofer for a Category 1 product in our Estate, Bella or Plantation Collections.

The percentage increase for upgrading is not the increase in cost for the tile, but rather an approximation of the increase in cost for the entire roof installation. As you'll see in the chart, changing the tile to get the roof you love often doesn't add a significant amount to the overall bottom line.

CHART 1: Use this chart to see the approximate increase on the TOTAL ROOF by upgrading from a base product (Category 1 in Estate, Bella, or Plantation) to a premium product. **Assumes average house located in South Florida.


CHART 2: A cheat sheet for calculating the percentage increases based on an initial quote from a roofer for a base product

My roofer measured my home and quoted a re-roof at $20,000 for any Entegra Category 1 product in the Estate, Bella or Plantation Collections.

We just got back from a trip to Italy and both my husband and I loved the architecture, especially the roofs! We would love to incorporate the Galena product into our home. We especially love the Blazen Sky Blend. It is a Category 2 product.

About how much will the upgrade to a Galena Category 2 cost me?

From Chart 1 on the left, I see that upgrading to a Galena Category 2 product adds roughtly 13-21% to the base price (the $20,000 my roofer initially quoted me).

    17% x $20,000 = $3,400

Wow! That's not much when you consider we get to enjoy the product we absolutely love for 20+ years!