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We’ve always tracked your order. And now you can, too.

We’ve offered the delivery and loading of our products for many years, but in late 2013 we began offering a helpful portal for those that choose our services: real time delivery and loading information accessible 24/7.
If you’ve been in the roofing industry for any amount of time, it is known that scheduling the delivery of tile and loading it to the roof is not an easy task. Many uncontrollable factors (read traffic and weather!!) greatly affect even the best intended “on time” delivery. We know that taking time out of your busy schedule to make a phone call to check on your deliveries is not something you have time for.
With our complementary tracking portal, the guesswork is removed from your delivery and loads requests. This portal improves our means of communication with you, providing you with current information about your delivery and load status at a time that is convenient for you.
This tracking portal is designed to be an automated, sharable and self-service data provider. It gives our customers online access to the same information they would get if they called customer service or their local sales rep. The tracking portal gives an estimated time of delivery, load status and pictures of the loaded tile (and any other important pictures). It even has features to deliver alerts to your email or phone at specific points throughout the day.
If you’re already using our tracking system, we encourage you to try out the alert feature. It’s easy to sign up for – simply enter your email address or phone number and check a box – and you’ll be kept up to date on the orders you choose. Be notified when your order is en route to your destination, when the truck arrives, when the tile is loaded, and more. The alert system is customizable, so you have the ability to stay up to date on all orders or just the ones you want.
So just how does this tracker system work? Each time you place a tile order with Entegra you will receive a confirmation email that contains a link to our order tracker. Your email will look something like this.
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Once you click on your order’s specific link, your very own order tracker will appear. You can use the order tracker to verify order logistics, sign up for email alerts, let your customers know when their custom orders will be available for shipping, track the trucks from our yard to your job site, view photos of your tile delivered and loaded and much more! Real time information, available to you whenever you want.
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This service enables better communication with your homeowners, roofers or distributors regarding delivery and load times, making your day run more efficiently. Access the link on the go with smart phones, iPads and other mobile devices. We’ve always tracked your order, but now you can too.

 

 

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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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New Colors in The Latest Entegra Brochure

Each time we come out with a new brochure, it usually consists of new layouts, icons and slight changes in current market and tile information.  But what we would like to point out is that it also contains new colors and blends that sometimes go unnoticed while browsing through our product catalog. There are also a few colors/blends that we now keep in stock due to their high demand. Roofers and distributors – this is for you! By now you have probably memorized all of the in stock colors in our brochure just by presenting them to your own clients, but keep in mind that the newest edition of our product catalog contains quite a few brand new colors and blends to take a look at.

For example, our Estate Collection offers two new blends, including Candle Flame and Sunset Prairie. In Plantation, we’re offering several similar gray/brown blends – Cheyenne Rock, Pelican Gray and Rockport Gray – but trust us: each looks quite different when on a full roof. The new Bella blend of warm neutrals is called Oak Creek and is a perfect complement to many home styles. Our Galena Collection boasts several new blends, one of which is our favorite {featured on our current brochure’s cover!} the starkly contrasted Rimini Blend.

And this is not all, folks. New pastels, slurries and trending colors are sprinkled throughout our updated catalog. While a few of these colors/blends may take a few weeks to be delivered, most are kept in stock and are readily available.

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So next time you pick up a brochure to show a new customer, make sure it’s our latest edition! At Entegra, we are always expanding our color palette!

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Roof Repairs with Entegra Tile

At some point everyone comes across a time when they have to make a few repairs on their roof. Whether it’s just a few tiles or a large area, repairs can be tricky. As your roofer will tell you, there are several things to remember when making repairs to your tile roof.

Color is not the only concern when it comes to matching your tiles. Yes you want the colors to match as best they can, but even more importantly you want to make sure that the integrity of your roof is not compromised. To avoid problems with your repair, use tile that is the exact same shape and dimensions as the tile you are replacing. You can ensure this by using tile that is made from the same moulds as the tile on your roof. Mixing the tiles and using different shapes will cause the tile to break or fail, and no one wants to keep replacing tiles they don’t have to.

Prior to 2007 our Entegra products were manufactured at various plants throughout the state of Florida. In 2007 our state-of-the-art manufacturing plant was finished in Okeechobee, and all Entegra production was streamlined to these high-speed manufacturing lines. All of our products remained the same except for the Galena tile. If you have Entegra tile and need a repair, but are not sure which facility your tile was produced at, you can read more about ensuring you are using the right tile here on our website. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact us to ensure you are using the correct tile for your repair.

Secondly, and back to color, keep in mind that concrete tile is a raw material. With every raw material, there are color variations from batch to batch, especially if the repair tile is much newer than the tile on your roof or if the repair tile hasn’t been exposed to the weather elements. If you want the colors to match exactly, one suggestion would be to paint your roof after the repair. You can read more about our recommendations on painting your roof here.

Most of the time your roofer will know exactly which tile to use. But if you have questions regarding your repair, don’t hesitate to give us a shout. We will be glad to make sure you are getting the right tile match for your repairs!

 

 

 

 

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It’s Here! – Vero Beach Design Center

It’s been a long time coming but it is finally here! We now have a design center showroom located right in Vero Beach.  So many of our Treasure Coast customers have asked for a showroom in their area. The wait is over!

Our Vero Beach showroom is located right inside Dwellings at 9010 20th Street. There you will find everything from a video slideshow, cut samples and inspiration boards, roof mockups, and full size samples. We also encourage our roofers, architects and builders to utilize the showroom for your own customers. Keep our design center in mind when meeting with your home owners. It is a perfect place to meet with your customers. Mock roofs, inspiration boards, samples and gallery slideshows are all great tools that you can use to help your customers make their selection.

If you would like to meet with an Entegra consultant while you are visiting please call 863.467.3476 to schedule an appointment. If you are just browsing then stop on by! The design center is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

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Our Sales Team

Just a quick reminder that if you would like to learn more about Entegra Products or would like to speak with one of our sales staff about your tile selection please contact your local sales rep. We would love to help you and answer any questions you may have! Here is all of our contact information below or you can visit our website at www.entegra.com. You will be glad you did!

 

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Helpful Shortcuts on Our Website

For those of you researching tile or using our website frequently to compare or look up tile, we have put together a link for easy access to all of our products. It is called “Product Quick Links” and can be found at the bottom of our web page in the green footer or by clicking here.

 

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Right from this one page you will be able to compare key items for each product. Here are a few things you can use this page to do.

  • Click on the Product Thumbnail to View any Photos available for that Color
  • View the Pricing Category
  • Determine Wether the Product is In Stock or a Non-Stock Item
  • View Installed Address Locations for a Product by Clicking on the House Image

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We hope this makes your search a little bit more efficient. If you are already familiar with our Product Quick Links, let us know how it’s useful to you or what we can add in to improve your tile search in the comments section below! We love to hear from our customers!

 

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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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Key Points in Concrete Roof Tile Pricing

When it comes to pricing we have found that there are a few misconceptions regarding concrete roof tile. With Entegra’s vast product line and a multitude of colors, antiques and textures to choose from we have done our best to streamline our pricing, making it a bit easier for roofers to keep track of products and for our homeowners to choose their tile. Here are a just a few key points to remember.

1. TILE IS ONLY 15-20% OF THE TOTAL COST OF A REROOF.

Most homeowners believe the myth that tile is the majority of their total bill. Every roof is unique and the dimensions, slopes, needs and requirements play a part in what kind of materials are used. The types of fasteners, underlayment, dumpster fees, accessibility, labor, etc. are factors in the bottom line of a re-roof and while the tile may look like the most expensive material, it is actually only 15-20% of the total bill.

2. TILE IS ONE OF THE MOST ECONOMICAL ROOFING MATERIAL CHOICES IN MOST AREAS OF FLORIDA.

Another misconception people have is that concrete roof tile is one of the most expensive roofing materials out there. Simply not true! Take a look at the chart below to compare materials. Keep in mind the life span of each.

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3. CATEGORY 1 IS OUR BASE PRODUCT/PRICING, WHILE CATEGORY 2 & 3 ARE ONLY A SLIGHT INCREASE FROM CAT 1.

Like we said earlier we have worked hard to streamline our products in order to keep track of different raw materials and their costs. While Category 1 is our base price, category 2 and 3 are only a small increase from category 1. Yes categories 2 and 3 consist of our premium tiles, yet the jump in price isn’t that drastic after all when dealing with the large format tiles and some of the small format tiles.

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.

With that being said, take a look at the chart below to see the approximate increase on the TOTAL ROOF by upgrading from a base product to a premium product. Remember, our base products are Category 1 in Plantation, Bella or Estate. On an average house, it may cost less than $100 extra to get the color you really want.

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We hope that these key points regarding pricing will give a bit of clarity when it comes to roof tile pricing. If you would like to read a bit more in detail about Entegra’s pricing structure please visit our Pricing Guide on our website.

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Roofing Terms and What They Mean

Have you ever gone to the doctor and listened to a diagnosis coupled with large words and names of medicines you don’t understand? Words we aren’t familiar with can make your head spin, especially when you are attempting to take care of something so important. There are basic terms in the roofing industry that are key in making a decision on your roof purchase. We are here to let you know what they are and what they mean, so that, in speaking with your roofer you will understand the references and process completely.

Trim tiles are the pieces of tiles along the edges, hips and ridges of your roof. To read more about trim tile, please click here.

Roof Pitch is the measure of the steepness of a roof. It is the angle of a roof from the horizontal. The average home has a 4/12 pitch, meaning that every 4″ of vertical rise covers 12″ of horizontal distance.

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Underlayments are the materials used under roof tiles. They serve as an impermeable membrane to keep water from penetrating the roof deck. There are several different types of underlayments used in roofing.

Square is the unit of measurement of product it takes to cover 100 square feet on a roof. While this is important to know this means when speaking with your roofer, your roofer will be the one to measure your roof to determine how many squares of tile are needed for your project. When it comes to cost, a $5, $10 or even $30 difference in the price of roofing material per square isn’t bank breaking on most projects. Often, homeowners are scared away from a product they really love because of a $5 increase in the price per square of a particular product. The total cost increase for the entire project could be as little as $100!

Attachment Methods are the materials used to fasten the tile to the roof. They vary from project to project, yet some of the most common include foam, adhesive, screw and nails. Each method has unique advantages. Stop by any of our design centers for a full explanation of each.

To read more about roofing terms and other roofing information please visit our website and read our “Guide From Start to Finish”.