About a year ago, I went up there and slapped some caulking down as a temporary fix. It wasn't pretty but I was dying from the heat. I figured I'd go back when it was cooler to do a better job. This is what it looked like after my quick fix.That was my first guess until I read Jules' post that it was an actual professional. Or claimed to be.
There are skilled workers here but we do have more than our share of ones... like that.
I don't mind the heat but almost melted today while sailing a Sunfish. Being on a roof on a day like today would be absolute misery. And it's not even August yet.
Wish I knew how to find them. When we had the driveway done, I did the CAD drawings for bidding purposes. The contractor used that to get a permit. Their layout guy arrived with a hammer, some stakes and bendy board. I asked him, "Where's your transit?" He didn't have one. "Do you have the plans?" He didn't, so I printed out new plans and had him help me layout the driveway.There are skilled workers here
No. Don't use convex where concave is needed. And roofing is all about gravity sucking. And where does it suck there? Against caulk that's gonna fail. A concave (typical metal flashed) valley shouldn't leak there. And surely wouldn't have 42 tubes of goo smeared all over it. The video posted above where the roofing co in Rancho fixed a valley? That's the way to do it. Peel it back and fix the leaking flashing. May as well get a gallon of flex seal and dump it down the roof for what the caulk is going to do....I'm still confused about the ridgecap in the valley.
Is that how thick tiles are done? I really don't know.
There might be an issue with metal flashing due to exposure to salt air. When we were getting estimates for a new roof I asked about doing a metal roof. I was told the manufacturer will not warranty a metal roof within 5 miles of salt water bodies.A concave (typical metal flashed) valley shouldn't leak there.
Then you must be using low-class shit metal for the roofs.There might be an issue with metal flashing due to exposure to salt air. When we were getting estimates for a new roof I asked about doing a metal roof. I was told the manufacturer will not warranty a metal roof within 5 miles of salt water bodies.
I just Googled it. For standard metal roofs, the distance is a mile. But aluminum and aluminum/zinc apparently are warranted right up to the water's edge. We're about 35' away.Then you must be using low-class shit metal for the roofs.
Here you can count on 30+ years from a metal roof. One of my houses is within 200m of the tide line and the roof is as good as the day I did it 15 years ago. The other house is further from the coast but less than 1 km from a salt tidal river. That roof is just coming up to 30 years and there isn't a single trace of rust.
I have never, ever seen a tile roof with valleys done in such a fashion. It's just *wrong*. Even if there's valley flashing underneath, it's still wrong. And if there isn't valley flashing there it's just a major leak waiting to happen.
If installed by Simeoles there's tax breaks, don't need certain roofing permits , and cost saings in florida, We told a local bar/restaraut to install them , they went for expensive roll up canvas which ripped in the first wind storm , Where as the old Riveria beach tiki lasted thru a few hurricanes, and took bull dozers to knock it down. I guess the white man knows better!Thatch roofs are coming back... Get in early for the smart money investors.
You see houses up on the Baltic Sea coast in Germany and Poland with thatched roofs that are amazing. They are very thick, withstand the ever present wind and last quite a long time. It's done the old school way as it has for centuries.
cedar / wood shingles were the big thing in dallas back in the 80's and 90's many , many fires later they're no long around...
It's caulked! It'll be good!!!Florida contractors... Don't they have eyes?
This is the roof work they did yesterday. They pulled up tiles about 3' on either side of the valley, laid down new underlayment and tarred or foamed up some areas, then laid the tiles back down. I think after that they got their kids to come in and do the finish work.
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