Preventive Maintenance

State Pride’s Roof Asset Management Process

State Pride’s Initial and Annually Updated Roof Asset Management

Our roof asset management process (1) gathers and organizes information for the owner/manager to plan and budget repairs and maintenance, and (2) restores a roof to an acceptable performance level and keeps it there with ongoing preventive maintenance.

INITIAL

• Perform roof inspection
• Compile historical records
• Corrective action to bring the roof up to an acceptable performance level

ANNUAL SPRING AND FALL ROOF INSPECTION,
ANALYSIS AND PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

• Clean drain areas
• Check all flashings and make minor repairs
• Check for water-tight contact between the roof membrane and HVAC units, siding, joints and ductwork
• Check for low spots and ponding water
• Clean debris from roof
• Repair minor defects
• Touch up out-of-warranty membranes with sealants, etc. as needed
• Check for new penetrations or equipment on or through the roof
• Check for cracks in parapet walls or copings
• Check if counter flashing is still in it’s original set position
• Ballast minor bare spots
• Consult with building owner/manager on roof condition, problems, solutions, etc.

COST

The size, age, condition, location, number of, and type of roofing systems will determine your restoration and preventive maintenance costs to participate in State Pride’s Roof Asset Management. For an evaluation and quotation call 561-686-8057

Primary Residential Roofing System

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the predominate roofing material used to roof homes in Florida. Asphalt shingles are composed of a base material which is either an organic felt or a glass fiber mat, asphalt, and surfacing material which is generally a mineral granule. The felt or mat gives the shingle strength while the mineral granules provide protection from impact, ultraviolet damage and improved fire resistance. The asphalt binds all components together.

Asphalt shingles are manufactured in more than one thickness. Shingles with multiple thickness are generally known as laminated shingles. They have a three-dimensional appearance.
Shingles are applied over an underlayment of asphalt saturated felts which provide additional protection beneath the shingles but are not exposed directly to the weather.

Shingle Warranties

A number of shingle manufacturers sell their shingle products in Florida through both the wholesale and retail distribution systems. Manufacturers warranties generally range from 15 years to 40 years depending on the type of shingle. Some manufacturers make and warrant shingles which are resistant to fungus/algae growth. Warranties relating to this fungus/algae growth are generally 10 to 15 years.

All manufacturers warranties are prorated. Pro-ration generally starts after the first year and continues through the warranty period. Manufacturers warrant that their shingles are free of defects. Roof leaks caused by improper installation by the contractor are not covered by the warranty, but should be covered by the roofing contractor's workmanship warranty.

Most manufacturers' warranties provide that the manufacturer will replace or repair defective shingles, but no other components of the system such as metal or the felt underneath. Generally, the manufacturers will provide labor but both labor and repair or replacement of the defective shingles are prorated based on the length of the warranty.

Most manufacturers' shingle warranties do not cover:
1. Natural disasters and acts of God (lightning, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes)
2. Hail
3. Acts of negligence, abuse or misuse, accidents, vandalism
4. Damage by structural failure; settlement; movement; distortion; warpage; or buckling or cracking of roof deck, walls, or foundation
5. Failure of material and/or metal work not supplied by the manufacturer issuing the warranty
6. Changes, repairs, or alterations to roof or installation of equipment, fixtures, or utilities on or through roof after application
7. Defects in, failure or improper application of, roof insulation, roof deck, or any other underlying surface of material used as a base over which the shingles are applied
8. Inadequate attic ventilation
9. Traffic or storage of materials on roof
10. Improper storage of shingles
11. Damage resulting from lack of positive, proper, or adequate drainage
12. Negligence or failure of owner to use reasonable care in maintenance of roof or failure to follow manufacturer's maintenance specifications
13. Variations in color caused by natural positioning of the granular surfacing material
14. Discoloration caused by algae, fungi, lichen, cyanobacteria, or environmental sooting
15. Repairs performed or materials furnished by others unless specifically authorized and approved by manufacturer; unauthorized repairs
16. Fire
17. Any cost incurred for repair or replacement not authorized by manufacturer
18. Contaminants that have not been approved first or accepted by the manufacturer; exposure to or contact with damaging or deteriorating substances or agents
19. Defects or failure caused by misapplication of materials or by application not in strict adherence with manufacturer's specifications, application instructions, and approved practices
20. Application of shingles directly to insulation or an insulating deck without manufacturer's prior approval
21. Application of cleaning solutions, paint, or coatings
22. Infiltration or condensation of moisture in or through underlying area; vapor condensation beneath the roof.
23. Damages caused by falling objects
24. Damage to the shingles due to any cause other than manufacturing defects; acts of parties other than manufacturer
25. Appearance problems related to multiple-layer installation, application over old shingles
26. Force majeure; conditions or use or circumstances beyond manufacturer's control

Clay & Concrete Tile

Concrete and clay roof tile have enjoyed an increase in popularity throughout Florida in recent years. They are available in a wide variety of styles, finishes and colors. Clay roof tile is produced by baking molded clay into tile. The density of the clay is determined by the length of time and temperature at which it is heated. Tiles may be glazed and may also have surface texture treatment.

Concrete tiles are made of portland cement, sand and water in varying proportions. The material is mixed and extruded on molds under high pressure. The exposed surface of the tile is finished with a cementitious material and colored with synthetic oxide additives. The tiles are then cured to reach the required strength.
Both concrete and clay roof tile are installed using varying methods over solid decks according to applicable building codes and the manufacturer's recommendations.

A checkup on your roof system in the fall and spring will help diagnose potential problems early.

It is best to ask a professional roofing contractor to assist you with checking your roof.

Before you hire a roofing contractor, do your homework:
• Check for a contractor's permanent place of business, telephone number and tax identification number.
• Check references from prior customers.
• Ask for proof of insurance (liability and workers' compensation).
• Ask the contractor about material and workmanship warranties.

Because all roofing contractors are not alike, we encourage homeowners and building owners to prequalify roofing contractors. A new roof system is a considerable investment, and you deserve to have it done right the first time.

To decide which roofing contractor to hire, you should evaluate each contractor to determine who will provide a quality roof system at a fair price.

It is ongoing effort to educate homeowners and building owners about roofing contractors.