Leak Repair

Where there is Barrel Style Tile

Having the perfect exposure for each row of tile will help the lay-out patttern for your tile roof. Each roof slope is configured to allow the top row of tile to be layed, along the ridge location, installed as a full tile so cutting the tile will not be necessary.

– Remember, keeping the underlayment completley dry will insure that your roof will not and cannot ever leak.

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All tiles have a pattern. When that pattern is extended too far or, the exposure is too great and not appropriately concidered for extreem weather, a time delayed leak will become self evedant. Over time, water will seep past the cracks or splits in the felt paper underlayment and enter the home.

– Remember, keeping the underlayment completley dry will insure that your roof will not and cannot ever leak.

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Finding each roof leak is always dependent upon first noticing it from inside. When will the drips show up, is the question?  When the rain falls and the wind blows… the phone will ring.

Let’s imagine that the problem starts during the very first rain fall.

OK… We get eight storms per year and only four of those have any wind accociated with them. Now, keep imagining, you extrapulate the damage factor for the remaining years. Five years have past and the felt paper sub roof underlayment has become wet & dried out approximatley 20 times. Wet-Dry… Wet-Dry… etc.  Later, 15-years has gone by and we count the 60 times of repeated wetness, for the result of a spot on your ceiling and a leak has occured. Why? because the felt has gotten wet and the cracks or splits in the felt paper let the rain into the home.

– Remember, keeping the underlayment completley dry will insure that your roof will not and cannot ever leak.

That minimum specification requirement called 30# felt paper on your roof as the sub roof is just that… a minumum underlayment = vapor barrior. It is not designed to withstand ongoing wetness. Protect it from the elements and it will last for a very long time. When it gets wet it can become stretched or, sags, become soggy and becomes saturated with moisture and it looses the ability to be an effective barrior. The problem is, when is drys out… it shrinks. The oils  and the fibers become stiff again and go back into a more brittle state due to evaproation and heat.

IMG_7064Get the roofsystem built so the water cannot flow under the tiles.

• Self adhearing seal-tape is one good remedy.

•Shrinking the exposure of each row of tile works too.

IMG_3807– Remember, keeping the underlayment completley dry will insure that your roof will not and cannot ever leak.

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IMG_3973.JPG– Remember, keeping the underlayment completley dry will insure that your roof will not and cannot ever leak.

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