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Where Do I Purchase My Roof Tile?

With great idea resources like Houzz.com and Pinterest.com, more home owners are taking a proactive approach to re-roofing by doing research on their roofing materials before they actually hire a roofer. We love that! We encourage our home owners to do their research so they can get acquainted with the various types of roofing materials and manufacturers in their market. However, we are often approached by home owners who would like to purchase tile directly from us without going through their roofer. We don’t sell tile directly to our home owners and here’s why:

1. Your roofer is the professional installing your tile. Your roofer works with you from beginning to end. They will know the ins and outs of your roof before you start. A roof is not something you want to piece together – it is important to have one “manager” of the entire project.

2. Before any roofing materials are ordered, your roofer carefully measures out your roof to ensure the right amount of tile is ordered. While we do have quite a bit of roofing knowledge, we are only the manufacturer and cannot help you determine the amount of product you will need. Your roofer will also know the amount of waste to expect with the ridges and valleys of your particular roof.

3. Your roofer can foresee any problem areas or design obstacles that need to be addressed. This might occur among the valleys, gables or other places on your roof.

4. Roofers know exactly how much trim tile they need to order. Trim tile is pricier than field tile – you don’t want to order more than your roof needs. Likewise, shortages are also costly and cause challenges and delays.

While we love to work with our home owners on profile and color selection, your actual tile order is best taken care of by your roofer. If you need help finding a reputable roofer in your area, please call us at 863.467.0042.

 

 

 

 

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Tips When Hiring a Contractor

Check out our list of tips for hiring a contractor. We hope they will be helpful to you. If you need suggestions or referrals please contact your local sales rep for a list of roofing contractors in your area.

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Stock, Non-Stock and Custom Tiles

With the debut of our new product collection brochure, we have slightly altered the way we refer to certain tile. In attempt to simplify a few things we hope to make the tile selection process an easy one. Previously we referred to our tile as either “in stock” or “custom”.  Now, we place our tile into three different categories; in stock, non-stock and custom. With 5 profiles, 81 stocked colors, 1000’s of stocked blends, 28 non-stocked products and our custom product options, you will be sure to find exactly what you are looking for at Entegra. But first, let’s take a look at exactly what each category means.

 

TruckStock Tile – This refers to our standard products that we keep in the yard. For your convenience and our efficiency, these are already produced and ready for pick up or delivery! In stock tile includes our most popular products.  As you can see with 81 colors and 1000’s of blends to choose from we stock an enormous amount of tile in the yard just waiting for your order!

ClockNon-Stock Tile –While we make these 28 different products often, we do not keep these in the yard; therefore they are made to order. Standard pricing applies. Non-stocked items are available within three to four weeks but don’t forget to check with your roofer on lead times.

 

Custom Tile –At Entegra we understand that an off-the-shelf roofing product may not work for every home. With our state-of-the-art production facility and our sophisticated equipment, we are able to produce nearly any color imaginable. This is where we continue to offer you the opportunity to create a roof that will be a perfect fit for your home. By choosing a base color, antique/flashing and then a texture, you can create your own unique roof tile. Our product ID system makes it easy to manipulate each element to get exactly what you are looking for. For example, after choosing a base color, select an antique and texture combination to achieve the style you are looking for. A white antique on a Tan tile has a much different style that Tan tile with black and brown antique.  Here’s a sample of our product ID System and how we identify each part of a product. 

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As always we recommend making your final color selection from full size samples. And when choosing custom tile, it is important to keep in mind that tile is constructed with raw materials and even though we are careful in the raw materials that we purchase, variations are inevitable. Roof tiles cannot be manufactured to a perfect match, but we can get pretty darn close! If you desire a specific color that we do not have already, be sure to give us a swatch or color sample for us to match when making custom samples.

Custom tile is made to order but can be produced within three to four weeks. Standard pricing also applies to custom tile, however for custom products there is a one time set up fee. Please contact your roofer to confirm lead times and associated set up fees.

We hope this clears a few things up for you and simplifies your tile selection process. For more information please visit our website at www.entegra.com. You’ll be glad you did!

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Why Entegra is the Right Tile Manufacturer for You.

For some, choosing the color of roof tile for your home can be a daunting task. Industry wide, there are a plethora of choices in color, finishes, profiles, etc. These are all important of course, but choosing the right manufacturer can make a difference in your roof tile search. Selecting the right manufacturer can make your search a smooth and easy process, give you options and availability, offer great customer service, offer you local resources and finally, deliver you a great product! Here’s a few reasons why we believe that Entegra is the perfect choice in manufacturers for you.

Entegra is centrally located and easily accessible. If you weren’t aware already, Entegra’s main office and production facility is located right in Okeechobee, FL.  This allows for quick deliveries to most parts of Florida and a short trip for anyone who would like to visit. Yes we do love visitors, so come on out! In addition to our state of the art production facility, our vast yard of stock tile and our awesome customer service team; we have 6 additional design centers located around Florida for your convenience. These design centers are set up for home owners, architects, roofers, builders, etc. Anyone who would like to see samples of mock roofs or even touch and feel full size samples in any of our in stock colors and profiles should stop by one of our design centers. Our design center experts will even bag a few samples for you to take home and look at in the natural sunlight. For more information and a complete complete list of our design center locations, click here.

You have your own local sales expert to assist you in your search. Along with all of our locations, we have sales reps that are centrally located in each region in Florida to help you with any of your selections and samples. Our sales team will be happy to provide information, full size samples and even meet with you at your home or a design center. They are here to aid you in your search and make the process a smooth and easy one. Contact your local sales rep today.

Our tile options are endless. At Entegra, there’s a product for every structure. With 5 profiles, endless color options and not to mention more than 20 different choices of antiques and finishes, you will be sure to find something to fit your needs. Our readily available tile options are vast. Most of the time we can come up with a color solution that will fit your needs by choosing from our in stock tile already produced in our yard. If you are needing something more custom, no worries! We have a plethora of custom options and are able to customize colors/blends.

We deliver and load. What does this mean for you? As a home owner it means that your tile is professionally and carefully transported, by us, right from our yard to your rooftop safely and efficiently. You or your roofer are never required to use our services but it does give our customers a little bit of peace of mind knowing that your new roof tile is being handled carefully by one company from beginning to end.

We stand behind our product. Entegra has merged as a leader in the industry and a well known resource after over 25 years of experience. With that experience as well as knowledge, innovative thinking, honesty and personal relationships with our customers, we have been able to perfect our product over time. We are consistently making changes to ensure the best possible tile ends up on your roof. A roof after all does protect your most prized possessions! To read more about what sets Entegra apart from the rest, visit our About Us section on our website.

We hope that you will choose to do business with Entegra and ensure a great experience in choosing your roof. For more information please visit our website or contact your local sales rep today. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our Newest Product Collection Brochure is Hot off the Press!

For the past few weeks we have taken a break from our social media to concentrate on getting our new Product Collection Brochure ready for you. We are thrilled to announce it is hot off the press!

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We’ve made a few changes from years past, and we hope you’ll find it easier than ever to use. One of the first changes you’ll notice is that each profile collection is comprised of stock and non-stock items:

  • Stock products are identified by the truck icon – these products are stocked and typically available for pick-up or delivery.
  • Non-stock products are identified by the clock icon – these products have standard pricing, but the item is made to order. You can generally expect to see non-stock items within four weeks.

Entegra will continue to offer Custom Products which are outlined on Pages 34 and 35 of the new brochure.

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The Quick Code has made its debut in our new catalog. Each product has been given a unique four digit code. Rather than stating the profile, base color, antique color, texture and more when referring to a particular product, you can now simply utilize the Quick Code to identify each product and blend. If you’re more comfortable with our traditional Product ID though, you’re welcome to continue to use that until you become familiar with the Quick Codes. It should also be noted that smooth textures, whether the tile has been sealed, and the location of nail holes have been omitted from this catalog’s Product IDs. For instance, S-CACL-AA-Y-SM-15 has been shortened to S-CACL-AA in the new catalog.

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As always, we know everyone loves to see as many house photos as possible. In addition to images sprinkled throughout the catalog, we’ve included six pages of photo galleries for your viewing pleasure. These are great inspiration for home owners! If you haven’t seen this edition yet, no worries – your sales rep should be around soon with your copy. You can also find our newest brochure at a distributor near you or even right here on our website. Happy browsing!

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Entegra on Social Media and Box of Joe on Us!

These days there is a plethora of avenues on social media. From Facebook to Intagram, Twitter, Vine, You Tube, Google +, Pinterest….you get the idea, the list goes on. It can be overwhelming on which ones to follow, but we want to let you know exactly where you can find Entegra for current updates and information.

In addition to our Facebook and Google + pages, currently you can find us here right on our blog every Tuesday. Each week we want to talk about something of value to you the customer and answer any questions you may have. We post about our production, common questions that arise in the field, our Entegra partners, where you can see our tile and how to use our resources. If there is anything that you would like us to address or talk about here on the blog please let us know! We would LOVE to hear from you and explore any roofing topics that will help our roofers sell more tile and our home owners have a better understanding (and love) for Entegra. There are so many questions that we receive out in the field and we want to answer them for you. Knowledge is power. Whether you are a home owner or a roofer, we feel that knowing more about how our tile is made, how the process of ordering works and a behind the scenes look at Entegra, will help you make the right choice for you or for your customers. If you have questions regarding a blog post, ask away in the comment section. Or if you would like us to address something you are interested in relating to roof tile please let us know.

Like we mentioned before, you can follow along with us on Facebook and Google +. Please feel free to like and share our pages. Or if you have pictures of a recent Entegra roof and would like us to share, just send it our way.

Now about that Box of Joe. Send us a topic/question that you would like us to address on roof tile by noon this Friday and we will pick a winner for next week’s blog post by Friday 3pm. The winner will receive a Dunkin Donuts gift card for box of Joe or even some donuts. Please send us your topic ideas in the comment section below. We hope that you will follow along with us and show us a little social media love. We would love to hear from you!

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Plant Tours at Entegra

The quality of our roof tile is extremely important to us. We have worked very hard over the years to make sure we are using top notch ingredients and producing the best quality tile in the industry. Every day we are learning about new materials and methods to improve our tile. Part of our ability to provide a superior product is our state-of-the-art production facility. Centrally located right here in Okeechobee, it is one of the most automated tile manufacturing plants in the world, having the ability to produce 130 pieces of tile per minute! From our three main production lines, an automated strapping system and our vast yard, our plant is truly a sight to see.

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Entegra Roof Tile – Production Line

A new roof can be a large investment, and we think that you should be able to see how and where your roof tile is made – that’s why our doors are always open. We invite our customers to take a tour! First, we will take you through the back of the plant where you will see where the raw materials are brought in. From there we will take you through each step of the production process. Throughout the tour, you will find that we administer several quality control tests on the tile from each production line several times throughout the day to ensure your tile is well above code requirements. After walking through pre-strapping and packaging, you will be guided through the yard to see our stock tile and how we keep our inventory.

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We encourage you to come see how tile is made and tour our facilities. At Entegra, we believe that having an understanding of how tile is made and what the process looks like at our facilities will help you make a better decision when choosing your tile, whether it be for a project or even a single residence. Visitors are always pleasantly surprised at how much they enjoy seeing our plant in production, and the response from every tour has been overwhelmingly positive. Hear what one roofer said about his visit to our plant:

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Homeowners, architects, builders, roofers and distributors….we would love to see you out at the plant. So call your local sales rep today and set up an appointment to come out and take a tour. You will be glad you did!

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Entegra’s Newest Product Addition – Imperial Slate

We have a new roof tile product at Entegra! It’s called Imperial Slate and so far our customers love it! Imperial Slate is a new finish on our Plantation profile. This finish can be added to any color on our Plantation profile collection. It is intended to give a “Slate” appearance all the while keeping the same integrity of our tile. Take a look and let us know what you think! Contact your local sales rep today for pricing and samples.

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Imperial Slate Finish on Plantation roof tile.

Imperial Slate Finish on Plantation roof tile.

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Experience our Tile at the Pompano Beach Design Center

This week we are featuring our design center in Pompano Beach. One of five locations, the Pompano Beach Design Center was our first! Our design centers are set up to assist you any way we can with your tile selection.  From mock roofs and full size samples, to our design specialists, you will have all of the resources needed to choose the perfect tile for your home.

Our design center experts are there to assist you with your decision.  From the moment you walk in and explain your style, thoughts or ideas, they offer full size samples, a database of photographs and addresses of roofs in your area to view. Not sure which direction to head in? Having trouble coordinating the driveway, paint color and new roof? Bring in a picture of your current home and let our design center experts get to work. They will happily guide you through profile selection, as well as color and finish choice. When you’ve narrowed down your choices, take samples to your home to view against your home in the natural light. Our goal is to give you a roof you’ll love for decades to come!

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In the showroom you will find pullout drawers of full size tile samples that you can touch, feel and experience. Looking for a particular blend or wanting to design your own? There is plenty of room to mix and match colors until you find the perfect combination. Full size samples of our stocked colors are also available for you to see and take with you. Mock up roofs display our more popular blends, such as the picture below showcasing our Galena tile in the Fuego, Buttercup, Andalucia Palm and Grand Cay blends (shown from left to right).

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We will offer as much or as little help as you need. Walk-ins are always welcome. However, if you would like assistance from one of our representatives, please schedule an appointment so we can give you our undivided attention. For our Pompano Beach Design Center hours, contact information and address, click here.

We cordially invite you to our Pompano Beach Design Center! Oh, and if you tell us that you saw the Pompano location featured on the Entegra blog, a small gift is waiting for you! We hope to see you soon!

 

 

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How to: Instant Access to our Installed Roof Address Database

Are you questioning the tile samples you have chosen and how they may look once installed? What if you could see a completed home in the same tile that you are considering?

In the past, our sales reps, design center representatives and even customer service have been able to look up addresses of homes in your area for you to view before making a final decision. Now, we offer this tool right on our website. You can now access our database of addresses, searching by the profiles and colors of your choice.  This tool is even accessible from your smartphone or other mobile device, proving to be extremely beneficial while driving around and looking at houses.

There are a couple of ways to use this tool. We will walk through both.

To search our database directly, go to www.entegra.com/installed-locations. This is our Installed Locations page. Here the page shows all products on the map. You can narrow down your selection by excluding certain profiles on the bottom right hand corner of the page.  The search box at the bottom left side of the page is very helpful. You can narrow your search down even further by entering in a base color or certain texture. Our Installation Finder will return all results in our system. Or, if you know exactly which tile you would like to see, go ahead and type the full product code in the search box and watch the purple dots appear on the map! Pretty convenient, right?

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The locations are identified by purple dots. By clicking on each dot, you will find the address and information of where the home is located.

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Here’s a second way to search the database. Let’s say that you are browsing roof tile right on our website and you land on a product page of a particular tile. If you like what you see and would like to see it in person click on “Find Locations” right under the information section.

 

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Again, a map will appear with the available locations of completed homes identified by a purple dot.

 

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By default, the map will show all of the locations that are not gated. If you would like to view roofs located in gated areas as well, click on the drop down box in the upper right hand corner of the screen and change the answer to “yes”.

 

 

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Our Installation FInder is a great tool to quickly find installations near your home or business. However, we always recommend contacting Customer Service or your local Entegra Rep before traveling long distances, as we prefer to double check our information to confirm that all jobsite and gate code information is accurate before you travel out of your way.

Happy hunting!