Alive Solar & Roofing

Residential Roofing in San Diego

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Residential Roofing Installation & Replacements

Selecting the right roof for your new residence is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make. The roof protects everything under it, keeps heating and cooling costs down, and keeps your valuable assets safe from the elements. With the latest state of the art technology and the most experienced crews in the area, you won’t have to worry about your roofing system. Roof replacements can be more complicated than installing a new first time roof.

More steps and obstacles are involved including: roof tear off , working around existing drains, vents or satellite dishes etc, upgrading to new city and state codes, changing out insulation or wood, placing new product on old product, and oh so much more. Every building and roof is different and each comes with their own challenges, which is why you need the experts at Alive Solar & Roofing.

Roof & Deck Waterproofing

We can help you make the right choice as to which method to use to waterproof your deck, balcony or flat roof. We install the Life Deck AL System designed for residential use. It not only protects your flat roof, balcony or deck but you can make any design you want, and it is meant to be walked on. Pli-Dek’s waterproof deck coating is a durable and cost effective way to waterproof plywood and concrete decks, balconies, walkways, and roof decks.

Residential Roofing Repairs & Maintenance

Our roofing crew has repaired thousands of residential roof systems. We have the experience of looking at thousands of roofs which helps us to locate the source of many leak problems and how best to repair them. Whether you need a one-time roof repair or the security of an ongoing preventative maintenance program, ALIVE Solar & Roofing can and will get the job done right. Our maintenance programs protect your investment and your business by identifying the obvious and hidden dangers that threaten your roofing system’s performance and integrity. How well a roof performs over time depends not only to the quality of installation but also how well the roof is maintained.

Roofing Materials


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.

Wood Shingles

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 & 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 our 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.

Shake: Wood or Simulated

Made from western red cedar, cypress, pine or redwood, shakes are split from logs and reshaped with a textured, rough-hewn effect. Using shakes on your home or business can help give it character while ensuring your property will be well covered and protected from all elements. Felt is installed between each shake, and each tile can often be up to one inch in thickness, providing your roof or siding extra secure padding.

2-Piece Clay Tile

Our 2-piece clay tile is manufactured 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.

Metal Roofing

With benefits ranging from energy savings to fire resistance, metal roofing is a great solution to your roofing needs. Recognized for its durability and resistance to extreme weather, this type of roof provides increased protection for your home or commercial building against hail, ice, snow, wind, and fire. With a longer lifespan, your metal roofing investment will save you time and money in the long term.

Modified Bitumen

We are certified applicators of Certainteed modified bitumen systems. Membranes are hybrids of the built up system, only pre manufactured in the factory. The products come in rolls, and are modified asphalt or coal tar systems with a rubber added for low temperature and elongation characteristics. These products typically use a built up membrane underlayment before application of the final modified bitumen membrane. Modified bitumen membranes can be torch applied, self-adhered or mopped in place with hot bitumen. They are always surfaced with some type of topping System.


We are certified applicators of Carlisle and Firestone single ply systems. TPO is water tight, budget wise, and energy efficient. Tri Polymer Olefins are typically fleece backed sheet membranes that are adhered with adhesives to insulation. These products are typically white in color, and may be reinforced. There may or may not be a topping system used on these systems. The TPO sheets are heated at the seams and melt together: two separate sheets literally become one unit. The same substance is used around penetrations such as pipes or vents, and again the seams are melted together and become one.

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