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Fixing a Leak on a Modular/Mobile Home Between Main Roof and Metal Roof

By Casa Grande, Shingle RoofNo Comments

In the cities of Casa Grande, Arizona City, Coolidge, and Eloy, modular/mobile homes parks are a fairly popular option for affordable housing.  Communities are built around them that give the homeowners access to a wide array of amenities, and neighbors to interact with.  It also is the basis for many senior communities.

The construction of these homes are typically all the same.  They’re typically what’s known as a “single-wide” with a main shingle roof, and then one or two metal roof awnings off to the sides.  Many homeowners opt to build another room underneath one of these.

The most common problem with all of these homes is that the transition between the two roofs is never as watertight as it should be.  From the manufacturer, these transitions will end up not leaking water for all of 10 years (sometimes less!) before they spring a large leak.  If you’ve experienced this, then you know the pain of calling roofing contractor after roofing contractor and getting various answers on how to fix the leaking.  Many roofers are quick to quote replacement of the entire roof without thinking about the fact that the issue is the transition and not the main roof.

At Castile Roofing, we’ve dealt with dozens of these leaks on mobile homes between a main roof and a metal side roof, and have just the solution you need.  The solution is fairly simple — with a product known as roll flashing, you can connect the two roofs to one another and provide a proper exit for water from the main roof to the side roof.  The process on most homes in Casa Grande involves lifting the main roof, and then installing the roll flashing 6″ on to the main roof, and 6″ over the smaller roof.  It’s very important to ensure that there’s a downward slope so that water exits correctly.  The flashing is then sealed, and the main roof put back down over it.  If you look at the picture below, you’ll see how ingenious this solution is!

Properly connecting a main roof to a side metal roof

Now, in the future when the homeowner experiences heavy rains, the water will run from the main roof, to the roll flashing, to the metal roof, and off the property for good.  Castile Roofing is the only choice for leaking roof repairs in Phoenix, Coolidge, Casa Grande, Maricopa, and Arizona City.

 

From an Old 2-Layer Shingle Roof to a New, Shiny Shingle Roof

By Shingle Roof, Casa GrandeNo Comments

From Old to New: Shingle Roofs

This was a very unique job in that the customer had 2-layers of shingles that had been sitting there for near 30 years.  The roof was original with the house, meaning the shingles had decades to sit and bake in the sun.  The demolition alone took our crew days upon days, but we got the job done.

This Casa Grande shingle roof came out looking extremely nice, and the color chosen by the customer really accentuates the rest of the house.  Due to the second layer and the multitude of nails in the roof, 50% of the underlying wood sheathing had to be replaced as well.  Regardless, the solution that our experienced roofing contractors came up with kept this roof within the margins the customer was expecting, and got him a roof that is sure to last another 30 years.

 

Take a look at the photos and see why Castile Roofing is the best for roof replacements in Casa Grande.

 

The Challenge of Tile Roofing Repair

By Roofing Repair, Casa Grande, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Summertime, Sun City/Sun City West, Tempe, Tile Roof, Valley CitiesNo Comments

The Challenge of Tile Roofing Repair

There are times when we handle tile roofing repair with the greatest of ease. Then there are times when handling such repair is time-consuming. Here’s an instance of the latter, and of the tasks needed to be done via photo presentation.

Surveying the Roof for Tile Roofing Repair

The first thing we have to do is survey the roof in question. This usually can be the longest part but also the most critical. In this instance, after surveying the roof, it was discovered that over 20 tiles were severely damaged and over 10 were moderately damaged. If left alone, water leaks would be the least of their worries. As you can see from some of the photos, some of the tiles has some basic sealant to work as a temporary measure, but the damage overall was too extensive.

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The New Installation of Replacement Tile

Customers know that having a lot of tile to repair takes time. What most customers forget to realize is that tiles can be heavy to carry. These tiles averaged 20 lbs per tile. For our roofer, the max he could carry was up to three. The job required 30 replacements; during the start of our summertime. Needless to say, our stalwart roofer got his workout for the entire day. Still, to ensure Roofing Done Right, it was a workout our roofer looked forward to. There’s also the challenge of replacing the damaged tiles with the new tiles for this roof. To save time from going into specifics, there is much labor to be handled.

What’s the Bottom-line From All of This?

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This is the end result of our tireless efforts. Castile Roofing makes these efforts of Roofing Done Right for our customers. And while there will be major repairs like this case brought to us, we’ll take the effort and care that each roof deserves! We could not be a trusted roofing company otherwise. No matter the roof, no matter the building, no matter the place; Tempe, Casa Grande, Avondale, Mesa, Scottsdale, Chandler, Phoenix, Glendale, or any Valley City.

Sharing the Sheridon – One of Castile Roofing’s Finest Works!

By Roofing, Casa Grande, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sun City/Sun City West, Tempe, Valley Cities

Sheridan Showcase for Castile Roofing

While we view all of our efforts to satisfy our customers as our finest works, one particular location (what we call ‘The Sheridan’) is one of our ‘masterworks.’ Even our lead roofer, who actually let his team do this work themselves WITHOUT his direct supervision, felt this as the exemplary standard of ‘Roofing Done Right!’ That alone goes a long way as a roofing company. It is also the reason we are a trusted roofing company. Here are a few pictures we like to offer:

The Sheridan Has New Vents!

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We first showcase the new ventilation covers recently installed onto the roof and sealing properly around the tiles. This will not only help in the removal of excess heat, but also help cut down Air Conditioning costs. This is a BIG plus to have as a homeonwer in the Valley of the Sun.

Additional Sealing Work on the Roof

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From these photos, you can can see the completion of necessary sealant on ventilation and exhaust pipes on the roof. The first picture showcases the main duct for the air conditioner; followed by the water exhaust from the same machine to that picture’s right. The next two photos further showcase the usage of sealant from different and closer angles. Finally, we have the cleanup and finish of the project itself.

The Final Cleanup and Finish

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The final touches showcase the love and care taken into this masterwork. From the newly minted vent systems to the articulate use of sealant to the overall cleanup and disposal, our roofers earned their pay on this one. Rarely, roofing is seen as a work of art, but today, this art was on display for the neighborhood of this customer to see! If you would like your roof to be the next masterwork, do not hesitate to contact Castile Roofing today! We cover all the major cities in the Valley of the Sun: Casa Grande, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sun City (and SC West), Tempe, and more.

Tips On How Long Does A Roof Last

How Long The Roof On Your House Will Last And Tips For Making It Last Even Longer

By Consultation, Casa Grande, Chandler, Glendale, Maintenance, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Repairs, Roofing, Scottsdale, Sun City/Sun City West, Tempe, Valley Cities

How Long The Roof On Your House Will Last And Tips For Making It Last Even Longer

One of the most important features on your house is the roof.  It undergoes wear and tear on a regular basis.  Although at some time all roofs need to be replaced, when it needs to happen will depend on various factors: especially how it is maintained and the materials that are used. Castile Roofing is trained to handle such issues, but it helps YOU, the customer to spot them ahead of time; starting with the roofing materials.

The Kinds of Roofing Materials

The materials that are most commonly used on a roof are foam, steel, tile, slate, wood and asphalt.  Asphalt shingles will last from 18 up to 30 years, while wood shakes tend to last anywhere from 14 up to 20 years.  Steel, tile and slate can all last for 50 years or even longer.  Usually a foam roof will last from 10 up to 15 years.  They can also last as long as 30 years if certain coatings get applied to them.  Whenever you are replacing your roof, make sure that you select quality materials that will do well and hold up in your local climate. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

Tip #1: How To Extend Your Roof’s Lifespan

When considering tips, here’s one to start. There are several different things you can do to extend the life of your roof.  You can clean the roof on a regular basis, care for any nearby trees and inspect it for any wear and tear.

Tip #2: Inspect Your Roof

Inspecting your roof every year is one thing you can do to extend its life.  For climates that have a harsh winter, the best time to inspect your roof is after winter is over.  In hot climates, it should be done when summer ends.  It’s also a very good idea to inspect your roof following a hail storm or heavy rain.  If you check for damage on a regular basis, your roof will stay in good shape for a longer period of time.

Tips On How Long Will A Roof LastCheck for curled-up edges or cracks, especially on wood shakes or asphalt shingles.  Also make sure you look for dips in your roof: that might be a sign that there is a leak.  When caught early, problems are a lot easier to fix, so make sure you check your roof on a regular basis for any warning signs.

Tip #3: Take Care Of Nearby Trees

Trees might be bad or good for your roof, depending on the area where you live.  If you happen to live in a humid or wet climate, you need to trim back any tress hanging over your roof.  Trees in a wet climate may prevent your roof from completely drying.  That will increase the wear and tear on the roof.  In a sunny and dry climate, trees can actually help to prevent damage by providing the roof with shade.  No matter what kind of climate you live in, make sure to remove the leaves from your roof on a regular basis, since they may trap moisture and cause other problems as well.

Tip #4: Clean Your Roof

Of all the tips, this is one of the most critical. It is very important to clean your gutters to extend your roof’s life.  Usually clogged gutters are associated with causing problems either for your basement or siding, but your roof can be affected as well.  If the leaves pile up too deep, water may get into the roof’s rafters or sheathing and start to rot.  Each fall and spring you should clean your gutter to prevent rot from occurring.

In some parts of the country, especially the Northwest is particularly prone to moss. Mass may trap water which can cause a lot of damage.  Therefore, removing it is very important.  Usually you can just sweep moss of if you catch it early.  You might have to kill it first if the moss has accumulated.

In areas that have harsh winters, it is a smart idea to remove snow from the roof in between storms. Snow become quite heavy and can cause a roof to collapse in the right circumstances.  Removing snow can prevent leaks as well.  If any patches of ice are bonded to the roof, you shouldn’t attempt to remove them, since that can cause further damage.

Eventually you will need to replace your roof.  However, there are things you can do to help prevent this from happening too fast.  A longer lifespan will depend on how your roof is maintained along with the materials that it is made of.  You can get the most from your money and your roof by regular care and cleaning and by using more durable materials.

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