31522 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Roof Type: Clay, 2-piece Spanish Roofing Tile

Customer: San Juan Capistrano ROP (School)

Roof Repairs Completed: Roof Leak Detection, wall flashing replacement, and dry rot removal and repairs.

Roofing Problem: The maintenance manager at San Juan Capistrano ROP called us for a reported roof leak into one of the building during the previous rain storm. The trick to this was the job had to be done over the weekend and the roof repair had to be completed before 6:00am the following Monday.

Roof Repair Solution South County Roofing showed up on at the San Juan Capistrano ROP building early Saturday morning, removed all the Spanish clay tile around the leak area, completely uncovered the leak source, identified several areas of dry rot that had to be immediately repaired and did the repairs, we also need to custom fabricate a metal flashings system that would allow for proper run of the roof and address the issues that the old design had, and finally put everything back together with a long term warranty.

30115 Hillside Terrace, San Juan Capistrano, CA Tile Roof Leak Repair

Roof Type: Auburn Roofing Tiles (Standard Weight, three color blend)

San Juan Capistrano Association: Stoneridge

Customer: Pickett Residence

Roof Repairs: We did leak detection service in order to find a leak in the roof that appeared to be coming from under the valley flashing. The type of roof we had to remove was an Auburn Tile roof. The pitch of the roof was slightly steep making the job slower and more difficult. After removal of all of the roofing and, then valley flashing, and finally the roofing felt we were able to find the leak source. The leak was caused be left over debris in the valley that punctured the felt paper over time. The deck itself was cleaned until it was free of all debris and all existing nail that were used to fasten the plywood were re-hammered. Re-hammering is an extra step we do to make sure our roofing is not punctured by protruding nails. You may think everyone does this but they do not. After the roof is felted with the new ASTM #1 grade roofing felt we installed the 4" vent back in place and proceeded to install the existing Auburn back into to place. The existing valley lines were kept straight because we number all of the cut tiles to make it easy to make sure they go back in place exactly as they were removed.

Roofing Problem: We were called out to inspect the roof in Stoneridge, San Juan Capistrano for a reported roof leak in the laundry room and to inspect the rest of the roof for any loose tiles, missing tiles, check the flashings, skylights, chimney, and to find any roof maintenance problems the Pickett's need to be aware of

Roof Inspection Results: The type of roof the Pickett's have is standard weight, multi-color, standard weight, flat profile, slate looking, Auburn tile roof installed on a 7/12 pitched roof over a 1x2 batten system. This is a good roof but your roofer should be familiar with these types of roofing tiles and the pitch. It's easy to make a mistake or get hurt doing roof repair jobs like this. We found several slipped or displaced tiles, 13 broken field tiles, a couple broken ridge tiles, a missing trim tile above the front door, some loose trim tiles, missing mortar all over the roof, and we identified the area of the roof where it is leaking.

Roof Repair Solution: The first thing we need to do is carefully remove the tiles and safely stack them aside for later re-use. The area on the roof where the water is leaking through is called the valley. Valley sections of a tile roof can be tricky. Both sides of the valley will have to be removed. Because the tiles in the valley have been custom cut to fit in the valley we will need to marked each one as we pull it up so that we can put the roof back together exactly as it was. Failure of the roofer to do this and the valley will look crooked. With each tile pulled up, carefully stacked aside, and marked, we can then remove the 1x2 wood battens and get the valley flashing and roofing felt up. We will keep doing this until we find the leak source. With the leak source found we will use techniques only found at South County Roofing to make sure that when we join the roof repair into the existing roof you do not get a weak spot. If this is not done perfectly you will likely be calling the roof back out to repair the areas of the roof that are adjacent to the roof repair. After all the water proofing is correct we will then install the tile roof back to its original condition.


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