Oak Park, California is one of the oldest cities in Ventura County. This Southern California destination has long been welcoming to people of all ages and backgrounds. For those who love the outdoors, Oak Park can be a wonderful place to reside – especially thanks to the many parks, trails, and other recreational hotspots found throughout the city. In fact, you surely don’t want to miss Palo Camado Canyon, Canyon Cove Trail, China Flat, Chaparral Park, and Eagle View Park.
You are, however, going to want to take advantage of all the great outdoor activities before the Santa Ana winds start.
THE PROBLEM WITH SANTA ANA WINDS
The Santa Ana winds sweep in through Southern California in late fall and early winter. These are often very dry offshore winds that can reach up to hurricane strength at times – and have been known to fan some of the infamous California wildfires. The Santa Ana winds usually bring some of the hottest temperatures of the year.
Now, while you may be thinking that the Santa Ana winds are nothing more than blowing warm air, it is important to fully understand what you are dealing with. These winds, ranging from 28mph upwards of 115mph or so, come in and they exert sustained force and pressure over extended periods of time. Structures that take the brunt of these winds may actually be jeopardized.
What is the most vulnerable part of your home when it comes to the Santa Ana winds? Your roof.
OAK PARK ROOFING LEAK REPAIR
When roofing Oak Park, this project consisted of a tiled roof that had a severe leak located next to the chimney. There was a downspout attached next to the chimney wall that would overflow with water when it rained. The chimney flashings were installed incorrectly, making the overflow of water seep beneath the underlayment. Deterioration on the chimney included plywood damage, beam damage, and fascia damage. We replaced all of the rotten wood, added double layers of forty pound underlayment, and correctly re-installed the original tiles.
Installing brand new plywood
Installing new beams and fascia
TILE ROOFING IN OAK PARK
When roofing Oak Park residences for this project, the home’s tiled roof had quite a few leaks. These were all caused by tiles that were missing and clogged drainage from fallen tree leaves and debris. After finding damaged plywood and fascia board at the front edge of the roof, we decided to replace all the damaged wood. We added double layers of forty pound underlayment and re-installed the original tiles. We finished by adding tile pans at the front edge of the roof to improve drainage and prevent clogging.
Replacing and installing plywood and fascia
Before and after the repair
OUR OAK PARK ROOFING REFERENCES
288 OCHO RIOS WAY
Tile Roof Repair
Removed approx. 200 sq ft of tiles; removed and replaced approx. 64 sq ft of CDX plywood due to wood rot; added custom made sheet metal flashings around two skylights; installed double layer of 40lb felt; replaced all broken tiles on the entire roof; added cement mortar, waterproof all vent flashings.
4834 ALIANO DRIVE
Tile Roof Repair
Lifted approx. 700 sq ft tiles over valley drainage related areas both first and second story, removed and replaced 230 sq ft of ½” CDX plywood; added double layers of 40 pound felt underlayment; added new 24” galvanized valley metal to improve drainage; replaced all vent flashings and added new & improved bird stops that allows ventilation and drainage; re-installed original tiles; added new concrete mortar of terra cotta color to entire roof as needed; roof tune-up and maintenance on entire roof.
342 OCHO RIOS WAY
Tile Roof Leak Repair and Oak Park Roofing Tune-up
Removed 170 sq ft of M tiles from ridge to edge of roof at 2nd story over bedroom closet; added double layers of 40 pound felt underlayment; re-installed original tiles
Roof tune-up (maintenance)- replaced all broken tiles; repositioned all slipped tiles and glued back to place; waterproofed all vent pipes; cleaned gutters and downspouts.
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