Within the parameter of Los Angeles County, Calabasas is home to over 20,000 people. There is so much to see and do here. Like spending time shopping, eating, and having fun at The Commons. Or, how about going for a hike or having a picnic in Malibu State Park?
It is so common to spend time outdoors in Calabasas, thanks to the stunning weather and many days of sunshine. The sun sure does shine on this city. Though, while the sun may make the great outdoors more inviting, it also can take a toll on everything underneath it – including your home. With constant sun exposure and the collection of heat, your roof is bound to take a beating.
HOW CALABASAS ROOFING IS AFFECTED BY THE SUN
With constant sun exposure and the collection of heat, your roof is bound to take a beating.
Thankfully there are a few things you can do to limit the damage caused by the sun. Or, at least catch any damage before it gets too bad.
• Check out your roof every few months. Pull out that trusty ladder of yours and place it up against your home. Climb to your roof and stop. DO NOT walk on your roof as that can actually cause even more damage than the sun! Simply use your eyes and get a visual impression of the roof. Do you notice any tears? Cracks? Misaligned tiles?
• While you are up there, check your gutters and drainage systems and make sure everything is cleared out and working properly. Water that does not drain efficiently can damage your roof tiles, causing them to weaken faster.
Calabasas roofing is prone to sun damage, but doing these things regularly can help you prolong the health of your roof, despite the damage the sun is trying to do. When and if you notice a change during one of your roof inspections, it is best to reach out to us early. Catching a problem before it gets too big is often a much more welcome repair.
All Climate Roofing is your trusted Calabasas roofing professional for any job. If you need help with your roof, contact us today.
ROOFING CALABASAS: ROOF MAINTENANCE
This beautiful single-family home inside the gated community has no roof leaks, but its roof does need lots of maintenance. There are many broken tiles that need to be replaced and slipped tiles need to be glued back. Many exposed vent flashings need to be sealed.
For this Calabasas roofing project, we also cleaned the debris from the drainage area behind the chimney and waterproof all the chimney flashings. We added new concrete mortar to all transitions to waterproof the roof intersections.
Last but not least, the chimney cap was at its life span with severe rust and damage, the wind-driven rain can often seep under the chimney cap and leak inside the house.
We custom fabricate a new chimney cap with a thicker gauge, wider flanges, strong cross brake to reinforce and pitch for better drainage. The chimney cap was painted with special metal paint before it was installed.
Waterproofing all vent flashings; painted the waterproofing to protect from sunlight.
Adding concrete mortar to all ridge transitions for waterproofing.
Replacing all broken tiles and gluing all slipped tiles back with white caulking.
Cleaning the chimney pan flashings to appear new.
Repairing the fascia board around the chimney cap.
Priming and painting the fascia surface to appear new.
NEW SHINGLE COMPOSITION ROOF IN CALABASAS
This Calabasas roofing project included a single-family home that had severe wind damage during the wind storm. Sections of shingle roof had been blown off by the wind, especially the roof ridge sections that are most vulnerable to wind. The previous contractor had done an inferior job nailing the shingles and many shingles were not strongly and securely attached.
The existing roof had 2 layers of shingles. We removed 2 layers of shingles and underlayment; replaced all damaged plywood and installed new shingles Malarkey Vista “Story Grey”.
There was severe termite damage and even live termites were found on the fascia board. The homeowner decided to replace the entire fascia around the perimeter of the house.
Many homeowners may not be aware that to replace the fascia board, roofing materials above the fascia board need to be removed. Therefore, the best time to repair and replace fascia is when you fix your roof. The final roof with the new fascia board looks amazing!
Repairing damaged plywood on the roof and laying new plywood down.
Installing composition shingles after removing 2 previous layers of shingles.
Finished: all new fascia board around entire house, primed and painted.
Finished: new shingle roof - Malarkey Vista "Storm Grey" color.
CALABASAS TILE ROOF LEAK REPAIR
This Calabasas home has flat concrete tile roofs. The roof is approx. 25 years old with 2 layers of 30lb underlayment. The top layer of the underlayment is in very bad condition. Thanks to the 2nd layer of the underlayment, the roof is still holding together.
In all our roofing projects, we only use 40lb underlayment. Even the 40lb underlayment costs slightly more than the 30lb underlayment, it lasts measurably longer.
We repaired 3 leaks on this roof. The main roof leak is at the valley drainage section. The valley section on this roof was closed and full of debris. Water could not drain properly, and eventually, water seeped through and caused the leak.
Valley and drainage sections are some of the most vulnerable spots on the roof. For this reason, in our standard procedure, we apply 2 layers of 40lb underlayment under the valley, then mastic seal another 2 layers of underlayment over the valley. We also cut the tiles back at each side of the valley metal to leave the valley more open.
The 2nd leak is around Chimney flashings because the debris clogged the chimney tile pans and prevent water from properly draining.
When roofing Calabasas for this project, the 3rd leak we found was caused by a slipped tile. It is very important to fix all broken and slipped tiles immediately. Left alone long enough, they will almost always cause roof leaks.
Waterproofing underlayment around valley metal completely disintegrated.
Installing new plywood and rafter tail then ensuring underlayment is waterproof.
Plywood damage in the valley area of the roof since disintegrated.
An example of severely damaged shiplap with little structural integrity left.
Double layer of underlayment under new 24'' valley metal, then another 2 layers mastic sealed.
Chimney leak repair by fixing leaking area and adding new tiles to the area.
Adding new plywood, shiplap, and underlayment at valley of roof.
Repairing immense damage from a roof leak caused by one slipped tile.
OTHER CALABASAS ROOFING PROJECTS AND REFERENCES
2320 STOKES CANYON, CALABASAS
Tile Re-Roof Project
2700 sq ft tile re-roof. When roofing Calabasas for this project, we lifted existing roofing tiles, replaced approx. 140 ft of 2”x6” tongue and grove, 6 sheets of ½”CDX plywood and 20 ft of 4”x6” douglas fir fascia board; added double layer of Fiberglas-based underlayment and 100lb torch down Built-up Roofing materials as additional underlayment; replaced all vent flashings, chimney flashings; added two 24” ventilation dormers; added concrete mortar to entire ridge and adjacent to all flashings as needed.
4222 KINGFISHER RD., CALABASAS
New Composition Shingle Roof and Tile Repair
1500 sq ft shingle composition new roof; replaced and repaired 60 S tiles; replaced 20 ridge and rake tiles; removed existing solar units; sealed 3 sky-lights.
22108 PALAIS PLACE, CALABASAS
Tile Re-Roof; Wood rotted Rafter, Fascia, Plywood Repair
25619 MELBOURNE CT., CALABASAS
Tile Re-Roof Repair; Roof Maintenance
26722 ALSACE DRIVE, CALABASAS
4002 LOST SPRINGS DRIVE, CALABASAS
Hot Water Tank Leak Repair; Roof Maintenance
5448 RUTHWOOD, CALABASAS
Flat Roof Leak Repair
26902 DEERTRAIL CT., CALABASAS
For this particular project, All Climate performed annual roof maintenance
22251 PARCHED DRIVE, CALABASAS
24621 VISTA CERRITOS, CALABASAS
Tile Re-Roof; New Tile Roof
3507 LIDO CT., CALABASAS
Tile Roof Repair Due to Bee Removal
24838 PASEO PRIMARIO, CALABASAS
Tile Re-Roof Repair; Tile Leak Repair
4382 PARK VERDI, CALABASAS
3542 LIDO CT., CALABASAS
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