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04
MAR
2015
Roof Doctor

Debris Build Up On Tile Roofs

        Debris / mud accumulation is the number 1 cause of tile roof leaks. Here it is happening behind skylights and chimneys. The tile is installed too tight to allow for drainage.  If we re work the tile here at the skylight & at chimney when it rains instead of leaking ...
02
MAR
2015

Damaged Roof Shingles

    The white areas are where the granules have fallen off, leaving the material exposed. The sun has burned all of the asphalt out of the material, leaving only the white fiberglass that you see there.
12
FEB
2015
roofing

Roof Inspections – Real or Fake? Part 1

The Myths Behind Home and Roof Inspection Regulations The biggest myth behind inspection regulations is that there are any. With contractors etc. it is assumed that we know how to do things right and normally we do,  after all we have our trade background which gives us a good...
09
FEB
2015
leaky roof

Rain Rain Rain!

Welcome rain – Feb. 2015 we are finally getting a good drenching. Thanks! And by the way, if the rain is coming in your living room, give us a call we can help.  
31
JAN
2015

A pragmatic look at roof certification.

Roof Certification For the typical home buyer or homeowner, before they actually take the home there has been a professional inspection followed with a “roof certification”  issued by a professional contractor,  so based on the information provided to them by the roofing industry...
14
JAN
2015

Roof Leaks At Air Conditioning Units

Black mastic all around the roof mounted air conditioning unit is a bad (although really common) sign.                 Dry rot caused by the above roof leak.   We fabricate and install all new HVAC unit flashing sets, made specifically...
13
JAN
2015
roofing

Bad Shingle Roof Repair? – Your’e Not The Only One!

We get calls for roof repairs all the time only to find that we are actually doing a repair of the most recent repair. These shingles were put in place and face nailed. these type of roof repairs actually do more harm than good. Better to just put a tarp on it. When you need...
11
JAN
2015
roof leaks

The Best Way To Repair Tile Roof Leaks

The proper way to repair a tile roof leak depends of course on what’s making it leak! For example with broken tiles, replacing the broken ones is always bar none,  the best way and that is why it’s our way. I always hear about people “mending” broken tiles...
07
JAN
2015
Sacramento roofing contractors

Shake Roof Repairs & Restoration

We often get called out to fix roofs that have been “repaired” already. Part of the “roof repair” from before. Unfortunately for all, a method used by some roofers for making a shake roof look good from the ground, is to drive lots of staples or nails...