Replace your tile roof

How Long Should a Tile Roof Last?

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

From Simi Valley to Moorpark, Thousand Oaks to Camarillo, and Oxnard to Ventura, each one of these cities has something in common—thousands of tile roofs. If you are one of the thousands who has a tile roof, you may be wondering how long will your tile roof last and at what point do you need to replace your roof. While the tile may last forever, the felt underlayment beneath the tile (which is the waterproofing membrane) will age and eventually, deteriorate. Generally speaking, homes with a tile roof should not experience roof leaks until they are approximately 25 to 30 years old. Roofs installed in the early 2000s and before have an asphalt-based felt underlayment. As the years pass, and especially during the hotter months, the asphalt in the felt slowly bakes out and leads to cracking. After it rains, the roof tiles will shed most of the water, but…

Read More
Fluid-applied Cool Roof Benefits

Why Your Commercial Building Needs a Cool Roof

By | Uncategorized

Checking the weather day-to-day is pretty routine for all of us. The difference between 92 degrees and 60 degrees means deciding whether to wear shorts or pants. But we’re not the only ones sensitive to the change in temperature. A hot or cold day has a huge effect on how our roof surfaces function. In the United States, over 90% of the roofs on major buildings are dark in color, which can reach dangerous temperatures of over 150 degrees (hot enough to fry an egg). In the last 10 years or so, cool roofs have caught on with building owners due to its enhanced durability, reflectivity, and insulation. In the long run, a cool roof is extremely energy efficient with benefits that save a ton of energy dollars. With the passing of Title 24 Energy Efficiency Building Standards in California, and the rebates given by utilities companies, cool roofing has…

Read More
Roof Inspection

Signs It’s Time for a Roof Inspection

By | Uncategorized

It’s that time of year in the Greater Los Angeles area. How’s your roof doing these days? Strong winds mixed with sweltering heat waves is a recipe for disaster (as we can all see with the wildfires dominating the news lately). Homes are especially vulnerable during fire season and there’s never a bad time to get your roof inspected. Whether on your home or on a commercial building, your roof is the first layer of protection against the elements. Think about the next season on its way—the windy season, followed by the rain. Clogged drains are the culprit for the majority of roof leaks. Leaves, twigs, and branches slowly wreak havoc on your roof as debris settles in and builds up. Are you treating your roof like any other part of your home? Your roof needs regular care and maintenance throughout the year to be as sturdy and durable as…

Read More