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Welcome to our Orange County Roofing Company Blog. Our goal is to not only offer you the highest quality roofing solutions in Orange County, but also to educate you on best practices, offer roofing contractor tips and inside secrets that only a professional roofer would know. We hope you find this information helpful and invite you to comment and ask questions.

Could This Be the Right Solution for Your Roof?

You want to protect the exterior of your home. But sometimes you neglect one important area. It’s easy to do. The area in question, of course, is your roof. Elevated and often out of your field of vision, a rooftop generally doesn’t get the level of attention often lavished on the patio or garden. But it needs this attention just the same. Any Orange County roofer will tell you that. All too often, these professionals see the results of long-term roof neglect. And usually it’s not pretty. What are some of the possible results of neglect? One of the most common is roof deterioration.

Roof deterioration happens over time, typically during a long stretch of years. There are many causes of deterioration, but the most destructive is a steady barrage of sunlight and other elements. An Orange County roofing company can check for damage by conducting periodic roof inspections. These qualified experts also can take preventative measures if you so desire. Among the newest preventatives on the list is the composite roof. As the term implies, this type of roof incorporates a blend of materials in its composition. Shingles might be made of fiberglass, wood, polyester, or fiberglass. Other materials may be used, as well. The point is that the right combination can provide excellent protection against sunlight, as well as dependable water-proofing.

Is a composite roof right for you? That all depends. Often, the combined materials absorb and retain heat more readily than non-composites. Good news in the winter time, particularly if your heating bills are sky high. This retention, however, can be a disadvantage during the hotter summer months. Light colors can help in this regard. Composite roofs might also prove beneficial if you live in a windy canyon. Shingles made of the blend are excellent at standing up to powerful gusts.  

If you have questions about composite roofs, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established, Anaheim, Orange County roofer, we provide prompt, reliable expertise for every residential roofing and commercial roofing need. No matter where you live in OC, you can count on Luke Roofing for the most efficient, reliable roofing solutions.

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Choosing Your New Roof

So it’s time to replace the old roof on your home? Or maybe you’re doing a new build, but can’t decide what type of roof to put on your home.

With all the options on the market today - from metal to asphalt to clay and concrete tile - it can be difficult to pick a roofing material that will work best for you and your home. Luckily, a few steps can get you through much of the choosing process up front. Here are the steps you should take to eliminate some roofing materials right off the bat so that you can do your due diligence and choose the roof that will work best for your particular needs.

First, eliminate the impossible

The first thing you should do is eliminate any roofing types that are completely unsuitable for your home and the Southern California climate. On this second point, most types of roofing material can be made to suit the climate in SoCal. However, you’ll see cedar shake shingles less often here because the dry weather and sun exposure may weather them more quickly.

You should also look into the types of materials that your roof can support. Heavier materials, such as concrete and clay tiles, take a stronger supporting structure and underlayment than lighter options. While you can often retrofit a house to support these materials, this could add significantly to your costs. So ask your Orange County roofing contractor whether your current structure will support all types of materials, and you may be able to eliminate some options off the bat.

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Protect Your Roof from the Summer Sun

When an Orange County roofer takes part in roof repairs, the crew usually deals with common, ordinary leaks. Like it or not, leaks happen. And it’s imperative to get them taken care of in order to prevent serious water damage. But in sunny Orange County, particularly during the blistering summer months, we Orange County roofers often deal with another rooftop enemy – the sun. Sure sunlight is necessary and beneficial in many cases. Nevertheless, too much of a good thing can and usually will cause problems. And that’s certainly the case when harsh sunlight smacks your rooftop day after day during the balmy summer months.     
Ask any commercial roofer about summer damage to rooftops, and they’ll probably mention UV rays as the number one culprit. Yes, ultraviolet light can cause severe drying to a variety of roof surfaces, asphalt being the most vulnerable.  Once the damage begins, huge cracks can spread across asphalt and other rooftop surfaces. What happens is this – UV rays oxidize the oils contained in various roof surfaces, causing brittleness and a loss of roof thickness. Ultimately, the severely strained material will weaken and crack. In essence, your once-beautiful roof is breaking down during the course of the relentlessly hot summer. 
When you live in OC, your roof definitely is at risk for UV damage. You might be thinking -- if only rooftops could be protected by sunblock. Well, in a very real sense, they can. An Orange County roofer can treat your roof with a special coating that forms a reflective membrane on the surface and blocks harmful UV rays.  
Perhaps you have a home in Anaheim, where temperatures can soar in the summer. In that case, you’d simply call an Anaheim roofer to get an estimate for the cost of coating services. Once everything meets your approval, the Anaheim roofing company will send a crew to your home to begin the coating process. It doesn’t take long. And when it’s done, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the summer free from worry.  
If you have any questions about protecting your roof from sunlight, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer, we provide prompt, reliable expertise for every need and situation. Whether you need roofing services in Anaheim or anywhere else in OC, you definitely can count on Luke Roofing.  
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Have the Coolest Roof in Town

The recent heat waves remind all of us that hot weather is a year-round fact of life in Southern California. Which means most of us will be looking for ways to keep cool during those hot stretches, even during Fall and Winter.  In our experience as an Orange County Roofer, one of the best places to start is above – your roof.  That’s right. Certain kinds of roofs actually contribute to cooler indoor temperatures.  
Metal roofs, for instance, are excellent temperature controllers. That’s because they have a natural tendency to remain cool. The secret of metal roofs is their ability to reflect sunlight, thereby sending solar heat away from your home. With less heat penetrating your home, the interior temperatures invariably drop. 
While metal roofs are often pricier than those made of other materials, they offer tremendous long term benefits in the form of lower energy bills. They’re also more durable than average, meaning you won’t be replacing them so often. 
Roof color has a similar impact on domestic temperature control. White or light color materials are by far the optimal choice. As with metal roofs, these shades best reflect sunlight and thereby dramatically reduce surface temperatures. For this reason, lighter shade roofs are known as ‘cool roofs’.   
Many a commercial roofer also favors shingles or tiles for keeping roof temperatures cool. It’s not that these materials are naturally low temperature. It’s the special factory coating applied to shingles and tiles. The coating reflects sunlight in a similar way that metal and light colored materials do.  
If you have questions about keeping rooftops cool or are considering roof repairs or upgrades, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established commercial roofer, we provide prompt, reliable expertise for every need and situation. Offering roofing services from Laguna Niguel to Anaheim and beyond, Luke Roofing is your trusted Orange County roofing contractor.  
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