Thursday, August 7, 2014

On the jobsite: San Diego Tile Roof Before and After

It is amazing how replacing the old wood shake roof on this San Diego house completely changed how it looks. It took decades off its appearance!

Many homeowners are replacing the old wood shingle roofs because they are highly flammable and San Diego is extremely susceptible to wild fires.

On this roof we first removed the old wood shingles and then installed 4x8 osb sheeting on top of the existing skip sheeting to provide a solid surface on which to install a new tile roof. We then installed a double layer of 40# felt paper underlayment on top of the new sheeting.

Once the roof was protected from the weather we built two skylight openings over the main roof area as you can see in the "after picture" to brighten up the living space with natural light.

When the roof was prepped and ready for tile, we installed an Eaglelite Capistrano 3706 Grand Canyon lightweight concrete tile roof system. On this particular home the lightweight tile option allowed for an install with no structural modifications.

As you can see below the roof looks fantastic and the owner is extremely happy with the job.

TR Construction is a first-rate San Diego roofing company that specializes in roof installations and roof repair. We service Escondido, San Marcos, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Poway, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Scripps Ranch, La Jolla, Clairemont, La Mesa, Santee, El Cajon, Spring Valley, Lemon Grove, San Diego, Chula Vista, Mira Mesa, Temecula, Murrieta, Oceanside, and surrounding areas.