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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.
Mar
31

5 Roof Replacement FAQs

orange county roofers 03When it comes to replacing your roof, you need to start by choosing the best Orange County roofing contractors. But once you’ve done that, you may still have some questions. We’re here to help!

Replacing your roof is an expensive - and time-consuming - proposition. But your roof is one of the most important pieces of your entire home. That’s why it’s essential to hire a great contractor and to ensure you get all of your questions answered before the roof replacement process begins.

Our contractors can answer any questions you might have in person or over the phone. But if you’re looking for answers to common questions, here are some of the most common questions we’re asked about replacing roofs:

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Mar
31

5 Cost Factors of Roof Replacement

orange county roofer 02You look up in the spring and notice that the shingles on your roof are looking a little curled-under or wavy. That’s not good! If your shingles look like that, or if you’re missing lots of clay tiles, it may be time to replace your roof.

This is a project no homeowner looks forward to. But tackling your roof replacement sooner rather than later may actually save you money. If you can replace the roofing material before the underlying plywood is damaged, you’ll save a ton!

The actual cost of replacing your roof will depend on a number of factors. And only a qualified contractor can tell you exactly how much your roof replacement project will cost. The best Orange County roofing company will be up front with a quote, and will detail exactly what goes into that final cost.

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Jan
31

What to Look for in a Orange County Roofing Contractor

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When you’re looking for Orange County roofing contractors for your roof repair or replacement, do you know what to look for? One obvious place to begin is with licensing information. You definitely need to ensure that the contractor you hire is licensed in the State of California.

While licensed professionals have a certain level of expertise and experience, not all professionals are excellent at what they do. So how do you find the best contractors out there, who can offer excellent products, excellent service, and excellent guarantees?

One option is to look at third party certifications, such as those offered by renowned roofing products company CertainTeed. This company offers extra certifications to businesses who sell its products - which are known for their high quality and great warranties. So if you’re looking for a roofing contractor in Orange County, check to see if they have additional CertainTeed certifications.

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Interesting. I didn't know that warranties could be tied to certifications like these.
Saturday, 28 March 2015 21:05
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Jan
31

The Best Orange County Roofing Company is State Licensed

best orange county roofing companyThe Best Orange County Roofing Company is State Licensed

These days, it’s easier than ever for SoCal individuals and companies to find a roofing company. A quick Google search turns up literally hundreds of options in the area. So the problem isn’t just finding someone to fix your roof. The problem is ensuring that you’re using the best Orange County roofing company for your needs.

Obviously, there’s plenty to think about when it comes to shopping for a roofing contractor. But one of the top requirements on your list should be that your contractor is licensed with the State of California.

In fact, any company that doesn’t provide potential customers with a current, verifiable license number isn’t worth your time. Here’s why:

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Do roofers have to do ongoing education for licensing in California? I'm just curious about what it takes to get licensed because ... Read More
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Nov
03

Most common Orange County Roof Repairs

common-roof-repairs-ocReplacing a roof isn’t cheap. That’s why it’s important to repair your roof - rather than replacing it - whenever possible. Unless the shingles or tiles on your roof are completely worn out, repairs are able to fix many issues you might be having - including leaking. Orange County roof repair often addresses a group of very common problems. Here are some of the most common repairs that we do:

1. Damaged flashing.

Flashing is a piece of metal that adds extra protection to your roof’s extra vulnerable points. It’s found around skylights, around chimneys, and sometimes in the valleys of your roof where two surfaces meet. These areas are more prone to leaks, and are harder to get shingles and tiles into properly.

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How often should I get my gutters cleaned to keep problems like this from happening?
Monday, 24 November 2014 22:06
Blake R. (Editor)
Well, you definitely want to keep and eye on them, and if they're getting clogged and not directing water flow correctly, have the... Read More
Monday, 24 November 2014 22:12
Bob P.
I have noticed some of the caulk around my chimney separating. Is that something I can fix myself, or should I have the profession... Read More
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 19:11
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Oct
30

Tips for Hiring Orange County Commercial Roofers

commercial-roof-and-solarAre you preparing to re-roof your commercial or office building? A commercial roofing job can be quite similar to a residential one. But it can also be quite a bit more complex. The key to getting a great deal and good value on your new roof is to hire the right Orange County commercial roofers for the job.

Wondering exactly where to begin when it comes to hiring a commercial roofer? Here are our top X tips to get it done right:

1. Do your research

As with any major business purchase, you definitely need to start this one with plenty of research. Get online and start looking at what’s available in Orange County.

Don’t just look at contractors in the area, either. Do some research on the available materials and processes for your commercial roof. Just because your current roof uses certain materials doesn’t mean that you have to go with that same option this time around. Educate yourself a bit on what’s available for commercial roofs in your area.

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Tanya W.
What do I do if I can't find a company's certifications and such? Is there some place I can call to get that information?
Monday, 24 November 2014 22:04
Blake R. (Editor)
Here in Orange County or wherever in California, you can check out the Contractors State License Board. It'll let you search for a... Read More
Monday, 24 November 2014 22:14
Bob P.
Is it best to just get a package that includes future maintenance and stuff like that? Or should I buy that separately?
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 19:12
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Sep
01

Maintaining a Tile Roof Tile in Orange County

orange-county-tile-roofOne of the benefits of installing a tile roof on your home is that they’re virtually maintenance-free. But “virtually” maintenance-free doesn’t mean the same thing as totally maintenance-free. You still need to do some maintenance with your clay tile roof - or hire OC roofing companies to do it.

Luckily, maintaining a clay tile roof is relatively simple. Here are the steps you should take to keep yours in excellent shape:

1. Inspect regularly

First, make sure that you regularly inspect the clay tiles on your roof. This is especially true after a storm or strong wind. While clay is very durable and not likely to break, it does happen sometimes. And you definitely want to replace a broken tile as soon as possible, before more damage occurs.

If you do notice broken, slipped, missing, or chipped tiles, be sure that you call a qualified Orange County roofing company, like Luke Roofing, Inc. to fix the problem. Clay isn’t as simple for DIYers to fix as asphalt shingles.

2. Power wash

Like all roofs, you definitely need to be sure that you keep your clay tile roof clean. Dirty roofs invite all sorts of problems - from nesting critters to mold growth. So make sure that you regularly clean your roof, especially if it gets debris on it from nearby trees.

One of the easiest ways to clean your clay tile roof yourself is with a power washer. Power washing can be done in an afternoon. If tiles are growing algae, rinse them in a special roof rinse that will break down the algae without harming the environment around your home. Talk to OC roofing companies about how best to wash your roof.

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OK, now I feel like a dummie. I just asked a question about how to keep the mold off my Orange County rental property roof by the ... Read More
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 19:34
Josh M.
with regards to roof algae, have you considered cleaning it yourself? For some, this makes no sense as climbing up on a roof can b... Read More
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Jul
31

5 Tips for Maintaining Your Asphalt Shingle Roof

asphault-roof-maintenanceAsphalt shingle roofing is one of the most popular options nationwide, and with good reason. It’s cheap, easy to maintain, and simple to repair. But this doesn’t mean you’ll get good results from your asphalt shingle roof - even the high-end kind with a warranty - by leaving it completely alone.

Proper roof maintenance will ensure that your roof lasts as long as possible. So whether your asphalt shingles are brand new or several years old, here are five tips for keeping them in top shape as long as possible:

1. Know your warranty.

This isn’t a maintenance tip, per se, but it’s still essential. The best Orange County roofing company will be up-front about any warranties for your new roof. Hang on to any paperwork surrounding your warranty, so you’ll have it in case a problem arises.

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Larry N.
How often should I be cleaning my asphalt roof? I mean, like every couple of months, or what?
Friday, 29 August 2014 00:39
Abby M. (Editor)
Hi, Larry. Well, it really depends. You really just want to keep an eye on the amount of debris on your roof, and keep an eye out ... Read More
Friday, 29 August 2014 00:44
Tanya W.
Are all these steps going to actually extend the life of my shingles? Or are they still going to wear out in twenty years or so? D... Read More
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Jul
31

Installing Tile Roofs in Orange County

red-tile-roofs-in- OCThe best roofers in Orange County know a thing or two about clay tile roofs. After all, they’re some of the most popular roofs around this area. They fit right in to the Spanish-inspired feel of many Orange County homes. But clay tile roofs can work well with many other home styles, too, and they have tons of advantages.

Getting ready to replace your tile roof, or thinking of a switch to tile from another type of roofing material? Here are some of the most frequently asked questions the best roofers in Orange County are asked regularly:

1. Isn’t tile expensive?

Yes and no.

The answer to this question is yes because, on the front end, tile roofs are more expensive than their asphalt counterparts. Typically, concrete tiles cost about three times more than high-quality asphalt shingles, and clay tiles cost a bit more than that. This type of roofing is much less expensive than the increasingly-popular slate, however.

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What's the difference between clay tiles and concrete tiles? I know they're not the same, obviously, but I'm not sure exactly whic... Read More
Friday, 29 August 2014 00:26
Blake R. (Editor)
We're actually getting ready to publish a whole blog post on that, Bob. But, in short, clay tiles last longer and aren't porous. T... Read More
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Larry N.
I like the look of the traditional red clay tiles. But I'm wondering if it would be a lot more efficient to go with a lighter colo... Read More
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