“Thank you so much for the great work you did on our roof. Your service team was very friendly and professional. We are very satisfied with the work.”
Marli & George West, Encinitas, CA
“I've worked with Excalibur for over ten years and have always had great service. Jim and now Erik is always good at communicating and the work is always done as expected.”
Biker Smith, San Diego, CA
STEEP SLOPE ROOFING
Shingles are made of organic or fiberglass carrier sheets coated with asphalt, and then granulated in a wide array of colors. Asphalt shingles are made to look like wood shingles. Many shingle brands bought today aremore light reflective, thus more energy efficient and cost effective. We canalso suggest “green” options, such as "engineered shingles" which look like tile but use recycled materials. Composition shingles are the most common type of roofing in today's market. There are several different blends and colors available to compliment the paint scheme of your house. Warranties range from 20 to 50 years. Contact us for specifics information about City, County and National Code Requirements for Roofing.
Wood Shingles are used mainly on higher slopes from 4" to 12". They are very aesthetically pleasing with a rich look. Also, if applied properly, wood shingles have a long life expectancy. In addition, the Class "A" fire rated synthetic products will give your home the look of authentic wood shake or old world quarry slate. These products are lightweight, durable and walkable. See “concrete tile” below for a wood shake replacement.
SLATE AND TILE
Slate roofs have been used in many applications worldwide. Slate ages very well, however, slate application is very specialized, and few contractors specialize in this type of material installation. We DO specialize in slate tile installation.
Light weight concrete tile is a great replacement for worn out wood shake roofs. A wide variety of styles and colors are available. Most come with a 50 year transferable warranty. As with ALL Excalibur Roofing tile roofs, TWO (!) layers of 40# underlayment are used along with double pipe flashings. Note: most mass produced homes and even other roofers will just use a single layer of underlayment or felt, overlapped with only 1-3 inches. We not only use two layers, but we stagger the layers with an 18 inch overlap. Your roof has no chance of leaks with this method. The underlayment IS your most important waterproofing barrier!
Roof jacks and flashings are sealed with a polyurethane sealant, and then painted to match with a paint made for roofing applications. On tile roofs, two flashings are used. A galvanized flashing goes underneath the tile and is waterproofed by the 40# underlayment. Then a second soft aluminum flashing that conforms to the shape of the tile is installed to divert water back out onto the tiles. With this method there is no unsightly mortar that will crack with age and cause leaks.
Left bottom picture is a 2-piece clay tile by US Tile. It features a two color blend, staggered courses, 30% boost and full mortar on every tile. As with all of our tile roofs, 2 layers of 40# underlayment are used along with double pipe flashings.
A roof slope from 2" to 12" and steeper, is called "steep” or “sloped” roofing. On these types of roofs one usually sees tile, shingle or metal.
We provide a free engineering report, value at $450 with the purchase of any new qualified lightweight concrete tile roof!
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Slate and Tile
Shake: Wood or Simulated
2 piece clay tile