ROOF REPAIRS

Roof leaks?  Missing shingles?  Dry rot?  If your roof needs just a few squirts of caulking in just the right places or has multiple tiles or composition shingles that are damaged, we've got the right solutions for you.  Have unsightly dry rot?  We can clear all of that from your roofing system too.  At Peterson Roofing, we specialize in roof and dry rot repairs.  We will provide you a detailed roof repair bid to get your roof back to a watertight condition.

Our prices are competitive, and our contracts are detailed so you know exactly what work is going to be done.  If you have questions, we will do our best to answer them as clearly as possible before any work proceeds.

Already have a repair bid from one of our competitors’ roof inspections?  Call us today, send the full report and we'll see if we can beat their price.

 

 

TILE ROOF MAINTENANCE

When most people buy a home with a concrete tile roof, they are under the assumption that they have bought a roof that is worry free and should last a lifetime.  However, this isn't always the case.  Out of the many different roof types available to homeowners, tile roofs need the most preventative maintenance. At Peterson Roofing, our mission is to educate homeowners on the many issues that may arise while owning a home with a tile roof, especially in heavily wooded areas.

What are some of the issues that may arise with tile roofs?

  1. Clogged Valleys. Dirt and debris run from the main roof to the valley water channels, running under the tiles, forming dams and running in to the roof surface. The only true way to clean out the valleys is to completely remove, clean, and replace the tiles from the valley flashing. This should be done only by an experienced tile roofer.

  2. Broken Tiles. Over the course of a roof’s life, dozens of tiles may crack or break. When this happens, water is then able to enter the roof and cause damage to the felt underlayment, wood members, and often into the main house. Tiles may break from foot traffic but usually fail from small faults or air bubbles formed during construction. The most common reason for a tile to break is from the expansion and contraction that they face on a daily basis. The good thing is that they are modular and individually replaceable.

  3. Slipped or Loose Tiles. On roofs with hips, roof to wall areas, or other cut in sections, we find slipped tiles. When these tiles are cut, they often lose the lugs on the top that hold them in place. These tiles simply must be put back into place and glued with a tile caulk.

  4. Previously Sealed Areas. During construction, most contractors wills seal hip, ridge, and rake tile intersections with mastic or caulking. These areas may need to be resealed every 3-5 years to maintain a water tight condition.

  5. Chimneys, Dead Valleys, Roof to Wall Flashings, Etc. Just as the valley flashings will collect dirt and debris, all of the other metal flashing areas are prone to clogging and backing up into your home. The same care to remove and clean these areas may be needed.

In conclusion, the same way a car needs its oil changed, tires rotated, and periodic tuneups, a tile roof, or any roof for that matter, needs preventative maintenance.  By being proactive with your roof and having an experienced repairman inspect and service your roof, you could save yourself hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, in costly repairs down the road.  Give us a call today to set up an inspection and we will give you a detailed report with pictures of issues found and a competitive cost for repairs.  Because a healthy home starts with a healthy roof!