Friday, March 25, 2011

Leak detection in a Stone Coated Metal Roof

Detecting leaks in a metal roof is usually fairly simple. Since the metal roof itself does not leak, we begin at the nearest penetration in the roof. By removing a few tiles we can see any wetness near the penetration and by a matter of elimination find the leak. Water will usually travel along a rafter. Often the leak in the roof is not directly above where the water has come in.
Call Cal-Pac roofing if you your metal roof is leaking.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Adding Solar Electric system to a Cal-Pac roof

Adding a solar electric system to a stone coated steel roof is easy. We at Cal-Pac Roofing simply come out, take up the tiles where needed for your stand-offs or brackets and re-install the tiles. The solar contractor then installs the rails and mounts the panels. We keep your manufacturers warranty in tact and can even do a roof tune-up while we are there.
We have worked with many different solar contractors and can even refer one to you.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Re-Roofing over shake

Stone Coated steel roofs are fully rated to be installed over an existing shake roof.
Our grid work of 2x2's and 1x4's gets us up off the shakes and creates a 2 inch air space which keeps your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. The shakes cease to age and you also save all that material from going to the landfill. Shakes are made out cedar so they are impervious to termites and dry-rot.
You save money and help the environment.
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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Room addition to Stone coated steel roof

We are often asked to bid room additions into existing stone coated steel roofs. This can be done very inexpensively as most of the removed tiles are reusable. We remove the tiles where needed by the remodeling contractor, set them aside and reinstall when the addition is complete. Any new material matches up very well as the colors are all mostly still available on most profiles. We have done many 2 story additions where we needed very few new tiles as almost all tiles can be reused. Call Cal-Pac roofing if you need a free estimate
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Buying a Metal Roof

Buying a Stone/Coated steel roof need not be a hard process. There are many good choices out there. The best way is to start getting bids from reputable roofing company's in your area. Find out who does steel roofs and how long they have done them. Ask for referrals from previous customers. Don't be afraid to talk to them about their experience with the company. Look at the work. Steel roof workmanship can be seen from the ground. How the corners come together , is the trim straight, how does it tie into the gutters.
The beauty of a steel roof of course is the longevity. It is most likely the last roof your home will ever need.
Being fireproof,earthquake resistant and good looking are all important.
With the title 24 requirements on composition now, a stone coated steel roof can be very competitively priced.
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