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