Roof Leaks

The following is a list of the common roof systems that are installed at homeowner association developments. Each system contains similar components: felt underlayment, plywood sheeting, sheet metal flashing, etc. Improper manufacture or installation of one or more of the roof system components could lead to a construction defect and damage.

Common Roof Types:

  • Clay Tile (sometimes called Spanish or Italian tile): Made from red clay, concrete or both.
  • Asphalt Composition Shingle: Made or formed from an asphaltic, aggregate and fiber mixture.
  • Flat Concrete Tile: Formed concrete typically flat and uniform in shape.
  • Built-Up (BUR): Two or more layers of roofing material covering the same roof area, cemented together on the job.
  • Wood Shake: Usually made from wedged shaped pieces of cedar.

Common Problems:

  • Improper and incomplete sheet metal flashing.
  • Missing or short cut roof underlayment felts.
  • Improper use of materials.
  • Improper slope to drain.
  • Lack of Gutters.
  • Roof leaks.
  • Gutters separating, improperly installed, or missing.

Possible Damage:

  • Stains and or destruction of walls, ceilings, or floors.
  • Wet Insulation.
  • Mold.
  • Fungus.
  • Wood destroying organisms.
  • Dry rot.
  • Structural Failure.
  • Defective or broken tiles/shingles.