Have you ever wondered what kind of damage might be brewing on your roof? Join project consultant, Garrett Leger, as he performs a full roof inspection for this Simi Valley home. His entire walkthrough will not only showcase the importance of regular roof inspections but also highlight the dangers of neglecting roof problems that are seemingly harmless. Let's climb up for a closer look!

​​The Tile Roof Lifespan

The first thing that grabs our attention is the roof's age. It's remarkably 37 years old, which is
well-reaching its expiration date for the underlayment. While this specific roof seems to be holding up well on the surface, we’ll show you the subtle findings that prove how crucial a roof inspection is, even for the most durable types:

Signs of Roof Damage

Mismatched Tiles: Mismatched tiles often indicate a past, underlying issue like a roof leak or worn-out underlayment that previously allowed sun and water exposure in. Besides the roof tiles or shingles, remember that the underlayment is the most important barrier protecting your home from the elements. When smaller issues arise, roofing experts like Garrett can help you determine if a roof repair, a partial, or total replacement is more appropriate for your home’s situation.


Wood Rot: This is a common scenario caused by water exposure to wood that has lost its protection. If left unaddressed, the wood rot can spread and worsen into a case of dry rot. Once it reaches the level of dry rot, the wood there would need to be replaced. This is why it is important to stop the spread of wood rot as soon as possible.


Loose & Lifted Roof Tiles: Loose roof tiles are like invitations for water to seep in and wreak havoc on your underlayment. In this case, water might not be flowing properly due to a buildup of debris in the tile pan, or, the tile itself is pressing down too much on the lip of the tile pan. This can lead to an overflow of water that is eroding the underlayment over time, causing this roof to age prematurely and be prone to a roof leak around the chimney.


Breached Underlayment: Your roof’s underlayment is the main waterproofing component. With natural aging and the sun beating down on it, this paper-based underlayment is losing asphalt (aka the waterproofing component). Maintenance is important for roof tiles, especially when they have slipped or broken over time because the tile is there to help protect the waterproof layer. If you leave it there long enough, the sun will eat away at the underlayment, causing it to break down and create an area that’s totally unprotected. This will begin a chain of events from water staining, to wood rot, to a full-blown roof leak.


Roof Leak Detection & Prevention

Each of these concerns identified by our roofing project consultants and our roofers highlights the importance of regular roof inspections by a reputable company. Early detection and action is key to preventing minor issues from snowballing into expensive repairs.

At August Roofing and Solar, we understand that your roof is your home's first line of defense. That's why we offer comprehensive roof inspections conducted by trained professionals like Garrett. Our inspections go beyond a quick glance; we thoroughly examine every component to identify potential problems BEFORE they escalate into a heavier bill for your family.


Following your roof inspection, we provide honest recommendations tailored to your specific needs. Whether it's a simple repair or a more complex plan to save your roof, we prioritize your best interests and ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.

If you’re already experiencing roof leaks or other roof damages, don’t wait. Fill out the form below to schedule a consultation with August Roofing and Solar today!