Vero Beach Tile Roofing

Vero Beach Tile RoofingAny Florida home improvement project usually includes installing a new roof for the house, or replacing the existing roof with something more energy efficient. Though an integral part of home improvement, it is definitely one of the most expensive and tedious of all the tasks.

The kind of roof you install depends largely upon the climate of the place you stay in. remember that a roof is not something that you change everyday. A well planned installation usually lasts a minimum of ten years.

One of the most stylish kinds of roofs is the tile roof. This style is associated with Spanish architecture, and makes for a beautiful, rustic addition to any home in Florida. It is important, however, to make sure that this style of roofing material goes with the architecture of your Vero Beach house. Some houses are not made to structurally support the weight of tile roofing. Of course, tile roofing alternatives that are of lighter weight are available, such as metal roofing shingles that resemble clay and cement roofing tiles.

Tile roofing has many advantages. For instance, tile roofs lasts much longer than the other types of roofs, and they typically do not require much maintenance. A well installed tile roof can last up to fifty years at a time! Tile roofs are also perfect for places of warmer climate such as Florida, Nevada, and California, where it can hold up easily against the scorching sun and heat because of the remarkable endurance of the roofing tiles.

Vero Beach Tile RoofingHowever there is one major drawback to using tile roofing. Tile roofs in Vero Beach require special materials and expertise to install, and therefore cannot be done by just any roofer or enthusiastic DIY homeowner. Also, the cost of tile roofing installation is much higher than that of the other type of roof.

So the first thing to remember while installing Vero Beach tile roofing is that it should suit the structural capacity of the house, and secondly, you need to hire help from a professional Vero Beach roofing contractor. Once installed the correct way, the tile roof of your house is going to last a very long time without the need for much maintenance. And just think of how beautiful it will look!

The Tile Roofing Installation Process

  1. Complete removal of the existing roof system including tile, shingles, asphalt sealants, asphalt paper, boots, vents, and fasteners. Our Vero Beach roofers also prepare any tie-in areas to existing roofs for reroof application.
  2. Remove and replace any and all rotted roof sheathing throughout entire roof area.
  3. Remove and replace any and all rotted fascia board.
  4. Refasten entire roof deck using 8d ring shank nails to “code plus” strength. *Note: this step may qualify for insurance reductions
  5. Install self-adhered modified rubber tile underlayment inverted "sandwich-strip" at all flashing areas and top layer to entire roof area.
  6. For extra protection, our Vero Beach roofers will then install new modified rubber flat roof membrane at dead valley/wall/chimney detail areas, fastened, masticsized, and anchored to wall using fascia/cap anchor bar, where applicable.
  7. For extra protection, we will install new sa-p modified rubber flat roof membrane at flat roof tie-in, fastened and masticsized, where applicable.
  8. Install new velux self-flashed, all-in-one, leak proof, hurricane tempered glass skylight(s) over existing opening(s), fastened and masticsized, where applicable.
  9. Install new lead boots over plumbing stacks and vents over exhaust areas, fastened and masticsized, where applicable.
  10. Install new pre-painted drip edge flashings entire perimeter of roof, fastened and masticsized.
  11. Install new valley metal down all valley areas, fastened and masticsized, where applicable.
  12. Paint all boots and vents to match tile color, where applicable.
  13. Install new solar powered attic ventilators with thermostat control for proper attic ventilation, fastened and masticsized, where applicable.
  14. Install new pre-painted eve riser flashing metal at perimeter edge of roof.
  15. Install tile to the entire roof area adhered using kelly roofing's hybrid tile bond high wind resistance polyurethane foam adhesive and stainless steel screws.
  16. Install cap tiles at all hip & ridge areas using kelly roofing’s hybrid ridge anchor, tile-tite cement and tile bond foam adhesive to achieve the highest wind resistance.
  17. Clean up and remove all debris. Use magnet to remove fasteners from lawn.

Tile Roofing System Options

Tile Options

Price

Minimum Code

Code Plus

Insurance Reduction

Low Barrel, Concrete

$

High Barrel, Concrete

$

Flat 13", Concrete

$

Flat 9", Concrete

$$

Spanish S, Concrete

$$

Spanish S, Clay

$$$

 

Tile Attachment

Price

Min. Code

Code Plus

Direct Deck Fastening

Reduce Breakage

High Wind Resistance

Highest Wind Resistance

Mortar Only

$

1 Zinc Screw

$

2 Zinc Screws

$$

1 Stainless Steel Screw

$$

2 Stainless Steel Screws

$$$

Tile Adhesive Only

$$

Tile Adhesive & 1 Stainless Steel Screw

$$$

Hybrid Tile Adhesive & 1 Stainless Steel Screw Assembly withstood the 2004-2005 hurricane seasons without a single roof failure. Our recommendation is to install tile roofs this way.

 

Hip & Ridge

Price

Min. Code

Code Plus

Long Lasting

Reduce Breakage

High Wind Resistance

Highest Wind Resistance

Mortar Edge Point Up Only

$

Tile-Tite Full Mortar

$$$$

Wood Ridge Anchor, Zinc Screw, Mortar Edge

$$

Metal Ridge Anchor, Zinc Screw, Mortar Edge

$$

Metal Ridge Anchor, Zinc Screw, Tile Adhesive, Mortar Edge

$$$

Metal Ridge Anchor, Stainless Steel Screw, Tile Adhesive, Mortar Edge

$$$$

Hip & Ridge Tiles were the #1 area of damage after the busy hurricane seasons of 2004/2005. Since then the code has been changed. Unfortunately, very few Vero Beach roofers are adhering to the new code and still install hip & ridge tiles in the way that caused so many failures. This area of tile roofs are the most dangerous detail on a tile roof if not installed correctly.

 

Ventilation

Price

Energy Savings

High Wind Resistance

Tax Credit

Go Green

Ridge Vent

$

Large Off Ridge Vent

$$

Solar Powered Ridge Vent

$$$$

Ventilation is required to meet code. Kelly Roofing uses a sophisticated software program to determine your roof's ventilation needs. Due to ridge and system limitations some vent options may not be available. Aluminum and Mesh ridge vents require maintenance.

 

New Skylights

Price

Energy
Star

Tax
Credit

Energy
Savings

Enhanced
Value

Insurance
Discount

Add new Velux 14 Sun Tunnel Skylight

$

Add new Velux FCM Skylight w/Finished Light Shaft

$$$

Add Light Block Shade Blind

$

When quality skylights are installed correctly they will outlast the rest of your roof, save money on energy bills, prevent heat from entering, make the inside of your building more enjoyable and enhance value. Home and Gardens Magazine states that "adding a skylight is the single best return on investment in remodeling today."

 

Existing Skylights

Price

Energy Star

Tax Credit

Reuse Existing

$

Replace w/Plastic Dome Skylight

$$

Replace w/VELUX Impact Resistant Skylight

$$$$

When quality skylights are installed correctly they will outlast the rest of your roof, save money on energy bills, prevent heat from entering, make the inside of your building more enjoyable and enhance value.

 

Insulation

Price

Current Code
Requirement

FPL Recommendation

Energy Star Recommendation

R-30

$

R-38

$$

R-49

$$$$

It is customary to re-insulate your attic during the roof process. Doing so will save a minimum of 20% off of your cooling and heating bills and make it more comfortable. Homes built before 2007 were required to only install R-19. New code is R-30, FPL suggests R-38 and The Department of Energy suggests R-49. Typical investment payback is less than 3 years. Insulated areas do not included non-conditioned spaces.

 

Gutters

Price

Water
Control

Maximum
Protection

Enhanced
Value

Replace Existing

$

Add Where Able

$$

Entire Perimeter (not screen enclosures & gables)

$$$

Gutters are usually replaced during the reroof process. Gutters help prevent foundation decay, flower bed damage and exterior equipment damage. Gutters are perfect for collecting rain water for lawn use, preventing waterfalls on walkways and redirecting rainwater away from the building.

 

Deck Fastening

Price

Minimum
Code

Code
Plus

Max. Insurance Reduction

Highest Wind Resistance

8d Ring Shank Nail 8-6-12

$

8d Ring Shank Nail 8-6-6

$$

8d Ring Shank Nail 8-4-6

$$$

The Florida Building Code requires that all existing decks be refastened to current code of using an 8d nail, six inches on center at the perimeter of each plywood sheet and twelve inches on center in the field of each plywood sheet. By refastening and documenting a code-plus installation, your roof will qualify for insurance reductions. It is important to upgrade not only the fastener spacing, but also the fastener type as well.

 

Deck Protection

Price

Code
Plus

Max. Insurance Reduction

Unlimited Exposure

#30lb. Felt Paper, Nailed with #90lb. Applied with hot asphalt

$$

Polyester Surfaced Self-Adhered, direct to deck

$

#30lb. Felt Paper, Nailed with Polyester Surfaced Self-Adhered

$$

Self-Adhered, direct to deck base with Polyester Surfaced Self-Adhered

$$

Stone-Coated Self-Adhered, direct to deck

$$$$

A tile roof’s underlayment is the actual water barrier. The reason why tile roofs only last 15-25 years is because little care is taken to ensure a quality underlayment is applied. By installing a fully-adhered underlayment directly to the roof's deck you provide a hurricane resistant secondary water barrier against leaks and storm damage. Doing so will qualify your roof for major insurance reductions.

 

Wall Flashing

Price

MinimumCode

Enhanced Value & Protection

Reseal Existing Flashing

$

New Exterior Flashing

$$

New Concealed Flashing

$$$

Common practice is to reseal existing flashings unless the flashings are installed improperly or not in "like new" condition. Exterior flashing is less expensive, but may create a maintenance situation. If you desire a finished look, removing the stucco/siding and installing new flashing and finish materials is an option. Note: Additional painting may be required.

Our Vero Beach Tile Roofing Contractors Provide These Services

  • Tile Roofs
  • Tile Roofing
  • Tile Roof Repairs
  • Tile Roof Installation
  • Clay Tile Roofs
  • Tile Shingles
  • Tile Roofing Prices
  • Cement Tile Roofing
  • Roof Replacements
  • Slate Roof Tiles
  • Roofing Tiles
  • Roofers

Why Vero Beach Should Hire Us for Their Tile Roofs

At Panda Contractors, we are your Vero Beach tile roofing experts. Our roofers are trained in installing tile roofing as well as tile roof repairs. With over over 40 years of experience as a fully insured and licensed Vero Beach roofing contractor, Panda Contractors is your go-to roofing company for quality Spanish style tile roofing.

Our tile roofers continue to stay up to date on the latest tile roofing products and installation processes to ensure you get quality results that last and comply with current building codes. Contact us today for tile roofing prices and a free estimate on the cost of your Vero Beach tile roofing project.

Recent Articles about Tile Roofing

  • What Is the Right Roofing Material for My Vero Beach Home? - Your choice of Vero Beach roofing material will affect both the external appearance of your home and the comfort of your family inside the home.  Roofing materials are important in energy conservation, comfort, and the appearance of your home.  Your choice of material for a re-roofing project or for a new roof on a home addition ... [Read more]
  • Hiring a Roofer In Florida - There are about as many roofing contractors to choose from as there are doctors, and I suggest you take the same care in choosing your roofing contractor as you would your doctor. While it’s clear that you are going to want a Florida roofing contractor that employees capable installers, and it’s clear you will need ... [Read more]

If you are looking for Vero Beach tile roofing contractor in Florida, then please call us today at 772-231-5959 or complete our online service request form.