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Old 02-11-2012, 09:31 PM   #1
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There is a company in my neighborhood coating a clay tile roof. They first pressure washed the roof. Then brushed/troweled on a grey cement looking material. They are now spraying on a white material, looks like a thick paint. I am just watching this from a distance, I do not know what kind of material they are using, just what I see from the street.

The name of the company is Dura-Loc. I did a site search and found nothing and not really much on the internet except the company website. Which of course gives glowing info on what a great product it is.

Not my house I do not know why they are doing this, I assume the roof is leaking. But have since noticed there are many tile roofs that seem to be done this way in the area.

My question would be is this a viable option worth looking into, or just a snake oil fix?
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That's weird.
Never heard of such a thing.

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Old 02-12-2012, 01:12 AM   #3
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Hope I don't get banned for this!

http://www.duralocroofingsystems.com/DuraLocSystem.html
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Snake Oil.

Once you spray that stuff on a tile roof, you destroy the ability to remove and replace individual tiles/flashings as needed. Also, it must be re-coated every 5 years, according to the literature. You'd be turning a low maintenance item into a high maintenance item.

You just need to find the right company to repair your roof. Look for tile specialists, not shingle specialists that only want to do what they know how to do, not what is best for the roof/customer.
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Thanks for the response. Looking at the process, bonding all those tiles together with a hi tech sounding product(looks like mortar) leaves no room for expansion and contraction in a very large area that is subject to large temperature swings.

I am skeptical on this but anything is possible. So need to ask the experts.

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Good way to ruin a roof. You won't be able to repair and maintain the roof afterwards. A simple repair will quadruple in cost and scope.

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You can still remove and replace tiles, its just paint they dont bond the tiles together. You would need to paint any replaced tiles to match the roof coating. That link is just one system, i see that all the time in California, Titan you must live out in BFE to have not seen this.

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The go over the entire roof with a mortar type substance, it is brushed and trowled on, every nook and cranny is filled, it looks like it would bond the tiles together? Not saying it does, just looks that way. JIm
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You can still remove and replace tiles, its just paint they dont bond the tiles together. You would need to paint any replaced tiles to match the roof coating. That link is just one system, i see that all the time in California, Titan you must live out in BFE to have not seen this.

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No, I lived downtown in more than one city and many burbs and have never seen this.
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Apparently i didnt read it.

This is not your typical recoat i guess, seems quite odd now i actually reread the OP's post. Sorry about that.

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Thanks for all the input! I'm getting a real education here. I got bad info on a built up roof on my present home and don't want to make another mistake.

The roof was put on in 1986 and is in Ft Myers Fl area. I am looking to buy the house and have no idea what the material under the tile is. I would be happy to repair the present tile instead of putting on shingle!

What would be an expected lifespan of the material under the tile?

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Thanks for all the input! I'm getting a real education here. I got bad info on a built up roof on my present home and don't want to make another mistake.

The roof was put on in 1986 and is in Ft Myers Fl area. I am looking to buy the house and have no idea what the material under the tile is. I would be happy to repair the present tile instead of putting on shingle!

What would be an expected lifespan of the material under the tile?

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Depends on what that material is. Different regions use different methods. Here in KY, it would probably be 30 lb felt half lapped if installed in that time period. A little latter and it would likely be peel & stick ice & water shield. Bot sure what was standard for that time period in FL.

But, unless there's been some sort of damage to the tile or faulty installation, the underlayment shouldn't really wear out in the time frame you're dealing with. I'm used to dealing with 75-80 y/o tile roofs that are starting to suffer from the flashings and fasteners wearing out.

Once again, a picture or two would go a long way toward helping us help you.
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This is the best I can do at the moment. When I think tile roof I am thinking of slate, and real old.

I am also chasing down insurance info. With a new ashphalt shingle roof and wind mitigation statement, there may be a huge savings on homeowners insurance?
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Don't put an asphalt shingle on that roof.

I would look at concrete tile again of steel shingle/panel.
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I have not priced it but I doubt I could afford tile! JIm 0311

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