Once the underlayment is installed, the next step is to install metal flashing on valleys and hips of the roof to keep water flowing and not sitting on the surface. The metal flashing goes over the underlayment and under the roof tiles.
3. Roof Battens
For roofs that have a pitch higher than 6/12, we install roof battens. The roof battens sometimes referred to as roof lath, is a layer of strips of solid material, usually wood, which are installed on top of the underlayment layers. The roof battens serve as a fixing point for roofing tiles.
4. Roof Tile Application
Once the roof is tightly covered and secured with the underlayment and flashing, it's time to install the roof tiles. Starting from the eaves and working up to the ridge, we lay and attach each tile one by one to the underlayment. The first two courses of tiles are installed using screws and an adhesive foam. The additional courses of tiles go on with just adhesive foam. In cases where the roof has a pitch of over 6/12, we adhere all the tiles using both screws and foam. Roof tiles act as a durable protective layer for the roofing underlayment. Our tile roof experts are specifically trained to install tile roofs securely and safely. Our tile roofs are under warranty from manufacturer defects and installation.
5. Install Bird Stops
Birds are cute but that doesn't mean you want them living in your roof. Birds can be very distructive to your roof. To protect your investment we install bird stops above the dripedge along the entire perimeter of the roof.
Tile Roof Contractors
If you are in need of a roofing contractor that specializes in tile roofs, the experienced team at AKVM can help. We offer competive pricing, financing options, and free in-person evaluations and quotes. Contact us with any questions you may have, we will be happy to assist you.