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San Diego County Roofing, Inc.
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4k Video Drone Roof Inspections. Our clients are really enjoying these. Not only do we provide you with a detailed report but also 4k video so that you can show the owner/BOD's the extent of the roof damage.

As you can see here, this condo building is filled with cracked tiles. This keeps us off of the roof which can cause more damage and actually disrupts the tenants less (we are finding tenants prefer this over our guys putting up ladders/walking on the roof).

DM me if you could use this cost effective service!
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There’s a good chance that if you are reading this it’s because you live or own a tract home with a tile roof in San Diego.

We have bad news for you.

Even if it’s in a high end part of town, be aware that your roof was most likely installed by a home builder/roofer that took shortcuts to save time and boost profits. Especially homes build during the early 90’s boom, read more about that HERE. Often times the builder and roofer only cared about one thing. The roof lasting 10 years. That’s when they are no longer responsible for it not leaking. Unfortunately, this has plagued San Diego and other cities for several decades. Tile roofs used to last 30+ years because home builders/roofers used to follow manufacturer recommendations. Now they are only looking at the bottom line which means more cost to you for damage/repairs/re-roofs.

Here are some of the issues you can expect to cause the premature failure of these roofs.

One layer of 30# organic underlayment. The absolute minimum required by building code. It rots, cracks and breaks easily. Especially where a tile has slipped out of place or at the transition between the plywood sheathing and starter board at the eaves. This is how roof leaks at the outer walls of a home are usually caused.

Flashing metal run short, so that water runs under the tile instead of on top of it below side walls, chimneys and skylights. This is how roof leaks below chimney and skylights are usually caused.

A “shadow board” at the eaves of the roof which literally causes a dam under the tile, preventing water from draining properly. Leading to rotten fascia and starter boards.

Overexposed tiles that allow water to enter at the nail holes.
Improperly flashing pipes with mortar instead of galvanized or aluminum flashing. Allowing water to run under the tiles.
No hip and ridge nailer boards or no weather blocking installed at the hip and ridge nailer boards. This allows water to run under the tiles.

Inadequate attic ventilation causing super heated air to radiate downward through the drywall ceiling. Not only does this cause your house to come hot due to heat radiating through your ceiling, but it warms the air in the duct-work before it even enters your home, causing you air-conditioning unit to run very hard to keep up with demand.

Vaulted / Cathedral ceiling areas not ventilated at all. This causes heat transfer and moisture build up in behind the drywall ceiling.

Unfortunately, when your tract home tile roof reaches the 20 year mark, it is a ticking time bomb. It’s time to start thinking about correcting all of these issues by having a complete “Lift and Re-lay” performed on your roof. (See our recent blog post on this HERE). When we re-roof your home with either a “Lift and Re-lay” or all new tile, you can expect the new roof system to last at least 50 years. All of our tile roof installations and “Lift and Relay” projects are installed per the Tile Roofing Institute Installation Guide. This guide was adopted by and has become California Building Code. Not only does San Diego County Roofing follow these Guidelines, but we are “Tile Roofing Institute Certified”.

We get re-certified every two years to insure that we are up to date with all of the latest requirements and standards.

If your tract home tile roof is at the end of it’s lifespan, it’s important to be proactive and take action. Failure to do so can lead to mold developing and extensive rotten wood.

If you are unsure or have any current issues with your roof, please contact us today for an estimate! 855-732-6868 or email troy@sandiegocountyroofing.com
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At San Diego County Roofing, we install quality clay tile roofs that can last a lifetime.
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San Diego County Roofing installs beautiful asphalt shingle roofs in a variety of styles and colors.
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San Diego County Roofing performs quality repairs on commercial and residential properties.
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San Diego County Roofing specializes in energy efficient commercial roofing installations.
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At San Diego County Roofing we perform Roof Inspections and Roof Certifications.
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When you hire San Diego County Roofing, you deal directly with the owner through the entire process.
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Should you Repair or Replace your Roof?

Are you ready to invest in a new roof? Trying to decide if it’s time for a complete replacement or simply a repair is a big project in and of itself!  However, a good contractor with the right expertise will be able to expertly guide you through the process with a thorough inspection and suggest how to proceed based on their knowledge, your roof’s current state and your individual needs.  Whether you have a few curling shingles and merely need a patch up or your contractor finds serious damage and feels it’s time for your roof to be totally replaced, make sure your contractor is appropriately licensed and insured.

Remember, you have quite bit at stake when you hire someone to repair or replace your roof. Hiring someone with the right experience and skill along with the correct licensing and insurance could be the difference between a beautiful new or repaired roof that will last, or a big headache and a huge amount of money that could be lost.

Here are some things you should think about when talking with a contractor about whether or not your roof should be repaired or replaced.

•  How has the weather been? It might seem like a rhetorical or unrelated question, but discussing the different weather conditions put upon your roof from extreme heat and sun to wind and rain can help you clarify what condition your roof is truly in.

•  What does your ceiling look like? That’s right, your indoor ceiling. Flaking or discolored stains and paint on the ceiling and upper walls of your home might mean roof replacement. That said, a small roof leak does not mean you need the whole roof replaced. A good contractor will be able to explain whether or not that small leak is a sign that the roof is falling apart or in need of repair.

•  Is the cost of maintaining your roof exceeding the cost of replacing it? All roofs require a bit of maintenance from gutter cleaning to small shingle repairs, but if you’ve got major repair issues that amount to $2,000 here, $3,000 there in the course of a year and your contractor wants to charge you thousands more for a repair, replacing may save you money in the long-run.

•  How old is your roof? If your shingles are over 20 years old, they probably need to be replaced. A roof that is less than 15 years old might be repairable – however, if a wide span of your shingles are battered, curled, missing or torn, you will most likely be in need of a replacement.

•  What’s the span of damage across the whole roof area? Most contractors will suggest replacing if the damage is more than 25 to 30 percent of the roof.

•  Are you thinking of selling? A new roof will increase the value of your home, while a roof that has been repaired could just be money out of your pocket with no valuable increase in equity.

•  How many shingle layers does your roof currently have? Building code allows a maximum of two layers of shingles on houses. If you are hoping to repair your curly shingles with another layer but you already have two layers on your roof, you are going to need to replace.

Other considerations might also involve your roof deck, or the underside and supports of your roof and gutter system. If your roof deck or gutter system is rotting, then shingling won’t solve your problem. Roof deck damage is usually a sign of extensive roof damage and when your roof is replaced, you will receive a new roof deck and a new gutter system as well.

Keep in mind that even the best roof in the world will eventually need to be replaced, but replacing your roof too quickly or on the flip side, too late, can mean you’re wasting money either way. Timing is everything when it comes to your roof, especially when it comes to roof care.

To find out more about repairing or replacing your roof, please contact us at http://www.sandiegocountyroofing.com/Contact_Us.html 
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