April 11th, 2015
We all know that you cannot get a home loan without a home inspection. With that said is a home inspector really qualified to look at my roof? A home inspector is going to tell you what he see’s and what he thinks about the condition of your roof, a good home inspector is also going to tell you that he is not really qualified to make any type of set in stone judgement about the condition of your roof and that you will need to have a “Licensed Roofing Contractor” look at it. What are some of the things a home inspector might look for when assessing my roof? That depends on what type of roof you have. In this article we are going to look at a tile roof.
Identification of the tile roof
Clay, Sand cast, or Concrete and Underlayment type.
Inspection Check list
1. Broke, cracked, loose, or missing tiles
2. Loose or missing flashing and or roofing componants
3. Broke Concrete “Mud balls”.
4. Torn, curled, cupped or otherwise worn out underlayment.
5. Estimate age and serviceability.
In the pictures I show you those common things.
Unsecured Roof Tiles
Cracked and broken mud balls
Loose Roofing Materials
August 10th, 2009
This article will show you how a tile wall detail is installed on a tile roof system. Keep in mind there are other methods used depending on what type of wall you are tieing into. In this example the roof detail will be lathed and stucco applied over the top. The roof flashings will be behind the lath and stucco. This is how a new constuction stucco home in Arizona would be done.
Your underlayment is installed and nailed, the underlayment type will vary. Typically a 30# organic felt is used this is the most common.
Next we install a J-pan metal and nail it to the wall over the top of the underlayment this metal allows water to run off the roof.
Next we are going to flash over the top of our J-pan with another metal called Z-bar.
Now we apply a waterproofing paper over the top of our Z-bar.
Our tile roof wall detail is now complete. Next we will lath and stucco our wall and lay the tile and the roof is correctly installed.
Finished tile wall detail
There are other methods to do wall details as well. This example was used because it’s a common method used in the southwest. Whatever method you use the principals are all the same. The underlayment always has a flashing over the top.