US Tile, a Boral Roofing Company, is proud to have working relationships with industry leading companies that produce products that have been proven to have superior performance when used in conjunction with US Tile products. We encourage anyone who is considering the use of US Tile products to consider the offerings from these companies when making their design and purchase decisions.
PolyFoam Products, Inc. is a recognized leader in innovative polyurethane foam technology. Their advanced foams, adhesives, and dispensing systems give you a better finished project at a lower cost, and with greatly reduced maintenance and repair follow-up. Using PolyFoam as an alternative attachment method eliminates the need for roof penetrations while delivering superior holding power, insulation properties and environmentally friendly options.
TRA-Mage is a specialized manufacturer of high quality roofing accessories that has been actively engaged in optimizing roof protection for many years- developing durable products for effective performance in extreme conditions. They produce products designed and tested to prevent roof damage using their snow retention and high quality tile roof accessories. Combining snow retention systems, ventilation tapes, flashings, and bird stops provides a comprehensive product base for roofers, architects, and builders who want roofing accessories that work.
O’Hagin’s, Inc. is an internationally-recognized designer and manufacturer of top-quality, state-of-the-art attic ventilation solutions. They design and manufacture Profile-Specific Attic Vents for Concrete, Clay and Composite Tiles, Real Slate, Shake and Composition Shingle Roof Applications. O’Hagin’s, Inc. attic vents not only provide superior airflow but match, as closely as possible, the tiles produced by most roof tile manufacturers in order to blend seamlessly with the surrounding roofing material. Each profile model is available in standard finish galvanized steel, aluminum or copper.
Cetco StrongSeal Underlayment: StrongSeal is not just another synthetic underlayment. Produced from post consumer recycled tires, StrongSeal is the ideal roofing underlayment for today’s environmentally conscious designer. It is a premium quality roofing underlayment that provides outstanding performance.
Some of the key features of StrongSeal roofing underlayments include: High percentage recycled material content; No asphalt – premium rubber barrier, one (1) year exposure, high temperature resistance, seals around fasteners, excellent walkability, underlayments come in a nail down and self-adhering membrane versions.
Boral: Boral Brick, a sister company of US Tile, is the nations largest authentic clay brick manufacturer in the nation, featuring a wide variety of durable, low maintenance, energy efficient bricks for any exterior application. Boral Bricks offers more than 150 different colors and styles to insure customers can get the profile and color they are looking for. Boral Bricks is also a leader in sustainability. Their natural clay products are made from the earth, are fully recyclable and have the longest life-cycle of any exterior products on the market today. In addition, Boral Bricks prides itself with being at the forefront of sustainable manufacturing technology as exemplified by it's two most recently opened manufacturing facilities which located on and powered by landfill methane gas.
Certification, Compliance, and Reference Partners
US Tile is fully committed to ensuring our products meet the standards we personally have set for superior sustainable roofing products. US Tile has partnered with a wide variety of industry leading organizations to help our customers quantify and understand the attributes and sustainable benefits of our products.
Cradle to Cradle:
All US Tile roofing products manufactured in the US are certified by MBDC under Cradle to Cradle guidelines, and have passed the most rigid material requirements for environmental and human health in the industry. Criteria for certification include: mitigation of all harmful ingredients, product and material reutilization, energy and water usage as well as social fairness and corporate ethical standards. The USGBC recognizes the value of Cradle to Cradle products by awarding a special LEED point in the “Innovation and Design” category. USGBC:
The US Green Building Council developed the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) as a guideline for the way buildings are designed, built and operated in a socially and environmentally responsible way. The LEED system awards points for many aspects of a building to quanlify projects for sustainable building recognition. US Tile offers a wide variety of LEED point opportunities other sloped roofing products on the market today can not match, including a special Innovation in Design point awarded for Cradle to Cradle product usage.
ENERGY STAR qualifies a wide variety of products (including roofing) based on their ability to save energy and minimize environmental impact. Roofing products that have a reflectance of greater than .25 are considered Energy Star compliant if they meet these standards over time. Testing information from indicates Energy Star roofing products can help reduce the amount of air conditioning needed in buildings to reduce peak cooling demand by 10–15 percent.
Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC):
The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) sets the industry standard for cool roof systems and products designed to minimize the effect of solar energy on buildings. The CRRC rates products based on Solar Reflectance and Thermal Emittance measurements. These measurements are then combined in a formula to create a products Solar Emittance number for compliance agencies. Over 75% of US Tile product colors are CRRC Cool Roof compliant.ICC-ES:
ICC-ES is the United States’ leader in evaluating building products for compliance with code. A nonprofit, public-benefit corporation, ICC-ES does technical evaluations of building products, components, methods, and materials. The evaluation process culminates with the issuance of reports on code compliance, which are made available free of charge to code officials, contractors, specifiers, architects, engineers, and anyone else with an interest in the building industry and construction. ICC-ES evaluation reports provide evidence that products and systems meet code requirements.
AIA Cornerstone Partner:
US Tile is a Cornerstone Partner with the American Institute of Architects giving us the same membership privileges architects receive through the AIA as affiliate members. Our close affiliation with AIA gives our architectural customers unique access to these programs and resources.
CA Climate Action Registry:
By voluntarily becoming a Climate Action Leader, we are taking action by measuring, verifying, and reporting our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the California Registry and to the public.
McGraw Hill / Sweets: The McGraw Hill / Sweets Network is the leading source of information and reference for the architect community.
Tile Roofing Institute (TRI): The Tile Roofing Institute (TRI) is a non-profit organization that’s dedicated to providing the technical and training support for contractors who specialize in tile roofs.
WebAdvanced: Web Advanced is an award-winning, full-service agency that offers strategic business consulting, internet marketing, web design and development, and customized software development.