Any Florida home improvement project usually includes installing a new roof for the house, or replacing the existing roof with something more energy efficient. Though an integral part of home improvement, it is definitely one of the most expensive and tedious of all the tasks.
The kind of roof you install depends largely upon the climate of the place you stay in. remember that a roof is not something that you change everyday. A well planned installation usually lasts a minimum of ten years.
One of the most stylish kinds of roofs is the tile roof. This style is associated with Spanish architecture, and makes for a beautiful, rustic addition to any home in Florida. It is important, however, to make sure that this style of roofing material goes with the architecture of your Vero Beach house. Some houses are not made to structurally support the weight of tile roofing. Of course, tile roofing alternatives that are of lighter weight are available, such as metal roofing shingles that resemble clay and cement roofing tiles.
Tile roofing has many advantages. For instance, tile roofs lasts much longer than the other types of roofs, and they typically do not require much maintenance. A well installed tile roof can last up to fifty years at a time! Tile roofs are also perfect for places of warmer climate such as Florida, Nevada, and California, where it can hold up easily against the scorching sun and heat because of the remarkable endurance of the roofing tiles.
Vero Beach Tile RoofingHowever there is one major drawback to using tile roofing. Tile roofs in many areas require special materials and expertise to install, and therefore cannot be done by just any roofer or enthusiastic DIY homeowner. Also, the cost of tile roofing installation is much higher than that of the other type of roof.
So the first thing to remember while installing a Tile Roof that it should suit the structural capacity of the house, and secondly, you need to hire help from a professional roofing contractor Amherst Roofing. Once installed the correct way, the tile roof of your house is going to last a very long time without the need for much maintenance. And just think of how beautiful it will look!
The Tile Roofing Installation Process
- Complete removal of the existing roof system including tile, shingles, asphalt sealants, asphalt paper, boots, vents, and fasteners. Our roofers also prepare any tie-in areas to existing roofs for reroof application.
- Remove and replace any and all rotted roof sheathing throughout entire roof area.
- Remove and replace any and all rotted fascia board.
- Refasten entire roof deck using 8d ring shank nails to “code plus” strength. *Note: this step may qualify for insurance reductions
- Install self-adhered modified rubber tile underlayment inverted “sandwich-strip” at all flashing areas and top layer to entire roof area.
- For extra protection, our roofers will then install new modified rubber flat roof membrane at dead valley/wall/chimney detail areas, fastened, masticsized, and anchored to wall using fascia/cap anchor bar, where applicable.
- For extra protection, we will install new sa-p modified rubber flat roof membrane at flat roof tie-in, fastened and masticsized, where applicable.
- Install new velux self-flashed, all-in-one, leak proof, hurricane tempered glass skylight(s) over existing opening(s), fastened and masticsized, where applicable.
- Install new lead boots over plumbing stacks and vents over exhaust areas, fastened and masticsized, where applicable.
- Install new pre-painted drip edge flashings entire perimeter of roof, fastened and masticsized.
- Install new valley metal down all valley areas, fastened and masticsized, where applicable.
- Paint all boots and vents to match tile color, where applicable.
- Install new solar powered attic ventilators with thermostat control for proper attic ventilation, fastened and masticsized, where applicable.
- Install new pre-painted eve riser flashing metal at perimeter edge of roof.
- Install tile to the entire roof area adhered using hybrid tile bond high wind resistance polyurethane foam adhesive and stainless steel screws.
- Install cap tiles at all hip & ridge areas using hybrid ridge anchor, tile-tite cement and tile bond foam adhesive to achieve the highest wind resistance.
- Clean up and remove all debris. Use magnet to remove fasteners from lawn.
Call Amherst Roofing today for more information on Installing a New Tile Roof. State Licensed and Insured by FRSA.