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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.
Sep
07

Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late

Procrastination … It’s only natural that many of us would utilize this delaying tactic when convenient. But the practice can be costly, especially where your roof is concerned. Don’t fall into this trap. Far better to confront a situation early on than face negative consequences down the road. As far as your roof goes, this means looking for signs of roof damage and deterioration. If you’d rather not take on this responsibility, a qualified Orange County roofing company will be ready, willing, and able to tackle the assignment. Either way, it must be done.

When surveying for roof damage and/or deterioration, an Orange County roofing contractor will look for the obvious signs first. These include cracked (or missing) shingles, worn flashings, and loose shingle granules. If any of these telltale signs are detected, you likely will need to either repair or replace your roof. As a rule, the longer you wait to uncover these problems, the worse they’ll get. And consequently, the more you’ll have to pay to undo the damage. Ignoring and procrastinating until rainwater leaks into your home clearly is not the preferable route.

Once you or your chosen Orange County roofing company completes the inspection, you’ll likely be facing one of two choices. Either you must replace the roof entirely or recover it with a second layer of shingles. If you’ve already done the latter, this option may not be open to you. Certain municipal codes limit homeowners to a one-time recover. The codes can vary by city. But don’t worry. A local professional can determine where you stand on the matter.  Let’s say, for instance, you own a home in Irvine. An Irvine roofing company will know the codes and how they apply to your situation.  

If you have questions about roof deterioration or damage, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established 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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Mar
28

A Cleaner Roof

Every homeowner on the planet knows what heavy rains can do to a roof, particularly if those fine asphalt shingles develop a leak or two. But other meteorological phenomena also can make an impact on the average rooftop. Consider, for instance, the issue of humidity. Along with making things mighty uncomfortable for a variety of life forms, humidity can promote the growth of algae on once-pristine shingles. Don’t worry. Algae likely won’t damage your roof. But it could damage property values. After all, prominent green-blue stains seldom are aesthetically-pleasing to onlookers. The good news is, these blights on your rooftop can be removed fairly easily by an Orange County roofing company. Or, if you dare, by yourself or a friend. The main point is, the problem is easily dealt with.

Whether you opt to go with an Orange County roofing contractor or your own self, the person performing the algae purge will require several cleansing agents. Various stain-removing products are available to homeowners, residential roofing contractors, and commercial roofing contractors. Also highly effective is a homemade mixture of ordinary bleach, trisodium phosphate (TSP), and water. Do-it-yourselfers take note: you’ll need a pump sprayer, goggles, gloves, and several other items in order to pull this off. And be sure not to overdo. Repeated barrages of pressurized spray can wear away the protective elements layering shingles. So perform this operation sparingly.  

Of course, an Orange County roofing company can eliminate the time-consuming cleansing process altogether. Currently available are algae-resistant shingles, which utilize copper granules to prevent this unwanted growth.

If you have questions about removing algae from your roof, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer in Brea and surrounding cities, 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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Feb
09

Your Roof, Your Choice

It can be mind-boggling. You’ve received roofing proposals from more than one Orange County roofing company.  All of them appear satisfactory. So how do you know which contractor to go with?

Yours is not an easy decision, to be sure. All of the proposals seemingly offer excellent service at a good price. And yet, there are certain items that you don’t understand. If you’re befuddled by some of these mystery items, your first step is simple – ask for clarifications. Grill the Orange County roofing contractor if you must. But by all means, get the answers you need.  

Even after questions are duly answered by a prospective Orange County roofing company, you may still feel somewhat uncertain. You’ve got seemingly sound proposals, and still there are lingering doubts. Well, you’re not alone. This is a common reaction among many homeowners considering roofing services. And one of the best ways to overcome your doubts is to make sure every proposal is clearly organized. This means, the document is sufficiently detailed, with all items listed line by line. By seeing everything laid out in plain sight, you get a definite sense of the fairness and accuracy of the quoted price.

What are some of the proposal items that must be clearly indicated? The list is relatively extensive and may vary, depending on the type of services required. Some of the items you’ll want spelled out are: the roofing materials to be utilized; the manufacturer of those materials; and which existing roof components will be re-used.

Remember, these proposal guidelines apply to business owners as well homeowners. If you’re considering proposals from a commercial roofing contractor, be sure all the important details are covered in a well-organized fashion.  

If you have questions about proposals for roofing services, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer in Fountain Valley, 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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Jan
27

Two Rewards for One Roof

Receiving a reward of any kind typically proves a very positive experience. But when you engage an Orange County roofing company to install a new roof, you’re rewarded twice. The first of the two is something of a personal benefit – an overwhelmingly good feeling. New shingles just have that effect on homeowners. For good reason. Not only do they radiate beauty before your eyes. The presence of crisp new shingles atop you home also eliminates many burdensome worries. Seldom do people stress about leaks and other problems once a roof is replaced by a qualified Orange County roofing company.

The second reward you’ll enjoy is an increase in your home’s worth. Any Orange County roofing contractor who installs a new roof provides a significant improvement to the residence. Such an improvement typically adds immensely to the property’s market value. This value-boost certainly is a welcome benefit at any point. But at selling time, it gains considerably in importance. Understandably, prospective buyers are just as leak-conscious as current residents are. And they’re generally willing to pay a premium for the privilege of guaranteed dryness. Indeed, a new roof is a very sound investment.

Commercial roofing contractors provide the same two rewards to the owners of business structures. Whether a building houses a sprawling company that occupies multiple floors or a group of modestly-sized offices, a new roof is a major plus. As with homeowners, building owners often are rewarded with lower stress levels and higher property values. You can take that to the bank.

If you have questions about the benefits of roof replacement, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer in Garden Grove, 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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Dec
26

Your Roof Still Has a Long Way to Go

Don’t worry just because you notice signs of cracking and blistering on your roof. You needn’t call an Orange County Roofing Company for an urgent repair or replacement estimate. Most likely, the imperfections you’ve seen all are evidence of normal wear and tear. Cracks, blisters, granule loss, and similar signs are commonplace in the world of roofs. In fact, they can appear as soon as a month following the installation of a new roof. They don’t, by any stretch of the imagination, indicate that your shingles are vulnerable to moisture penetration. Buckets of rainwater will not be flooding into your living room any time soon. Not through the roof, anyway.  

This is not to say that things don’t happen to your shingles as time passes. They most certainly do. However, unless your roof has been in service for decades, it probably has a long way to go. Still, be aware that deterioration can and will take place. You or a qualified Orange County roofing contractor should have a look at those shingles now and again. Intermittent inspections such as these can reveal unexpected problems. Yes, sometimes, despite the best construction and craftsmanship, problems show up. Shingles, like everything else, aren’t perfect.  

Generally, climatic or environmental conditions are the cause of both expected wear and tear, as well as unexpected problems. Even in Orange County, land of moderate weather, shingles are susceptible to environmental elements.  In warmer regions, commercial roofing contractors and residential roofing contractors see the greatest impact made by phenomena such ultraviolet rays, wind, and accumulated moisture in poorly-ventilated areas of a home.

If you have questions about assessing the condition of your roof, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer in Laguna Beach and surrounding cities, 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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Dec
16

Don’t Gamble with Your Roof

It’s a mistake many homeowners make. Once this error is committed, there’s likely no turning back. Your asphalt shingles have been compromised. Your roof is now officially and irrevocably  ruined. You’ll need an Orange County roofing company to perform a total roof replacement. What is the costly mistake that looms so damaging? Pressure washing your roof shingles. So many people do it. And so many people regret it.

The temptation to perform this cleansing act is almost irresistible. Asphalt shingles look so pure and new after a blast of high-pressure spray. The spread of roof-marring moss and algae has miraculously vanished. How then, you ask, can pressure-washing possibly be the bad guy? It seems like a friend.

Make no mistake about it. Pressure washing is an enemy, a foe to be avoided at all costs. Ask any Orange County roofing contractor. Pressure-washing creates more problems than it solves. The problems stem from asphalt composition. Layering every asphalt shingle are tiny granules. Small but powerful, the granules shield shingles from life’s harsher elements such as rain and sun. Pressure washing blasts the particles loose, effectively removing the protective shield. Laid bare, shingles now are vulnerable to the elements. Deterioration and ultimately irreparable roof damage often follow. Eventually the roof will scream ‘replace me.’   

Of course, if you don’t mind exchanging your roof’s longevity for some temporary cleanliness, by all means pressure-wash your roof. Just don’t be surprised if one day you’re requesting a replacement estimate from a residential roofing contractor or commercial roofing contractor. That day will come sooner than you think.

If you have questions about pressure-washing your roof, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer in Laguna Woods and surrounding cities, 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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Nov
07

Why Branching Out Isn’t Always a Good Thing

Often, Orange County roofing companies must repair damage caused by an unexpected source. The source, believe it or not, is an ordinary tree. That’s right. The front yard Spruce might provide aesthetic appeal. It might even cast a cooling shadow during the summer months. But if it’s anything like the average tree, it also could be inflicting serious harm to your roof. It’s too late once the damage is discovered. You’ll need a qualified Orange County roofing company to set things right. 

The longer the tree limbs, the more likely the roof damage. And the sooner you’ll need the intervention of an Orange County roofing contractor. That’s because lengthy tree limbs can scratch and gouge rooftops.

You may be thinking to yourself, ‘no limbs are touching my roof. I am totally in the clear.”  This is all well and good. But don’t be fooled. If the limbs are close enough (as they commonly are), a few wind gusts will whip those limbs across the sturdiest of shingles. And they’ll definitely leave their mark.

If the wind intensifies, so will your woes. Major gusts snap branches quicker than lightning. Sometimes those snapped branches will plummet to rooftops, puncturing once-pristine shingles. All this points to one, simple solution – trim those trees.

Business owners must be especially careful, as the tree count of a commercial area typically exceeds that of a residential property. Before you summons a commercial roofing contractor to deal with the damage, simply call in a tree trimmer to prevent it.

If you have questions about protecting your roof from tree damage, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer in Mission Viejo and surrounding areas, 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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Oct
17

Rooftop Adversaries

The intrusion of elements is one of the main reasons that homeowners request the help of an Orange County roofing company. Sure, elements such as rain, wind, and the like all are part of nature’s well-designed plan. But to your rooftop, no matter how durable the material, these natural occurrences often can prove severely damaging. Indeed, rooftop damage is clear-cut proof that it's awfully difficult to fight nature. You certainly, however, can keep your eyes open and do your best to minimize damage. What are the main elements posing a threat to your seemingly invulnerable shingles? In the vast majority of cases, an Orange County roofing company will be dealing with the with impact made by the following:

Sunlight – Yes, the typical Orange County roofing contractor often is summonsed to intervene because of damage caused by those golden rays. It’s inevitable. Over the years, a steady flow of blazing heat and ultraviolet rays will inflict considerable wear and tear on your shingles. You’ll notice the greatest impact on the sides of your roof facing west or south – the directions in which sunlight is the brightest and most direct.

Rain – Commercial roofing contractors and residential roofing contractors frequently will be called upon to repair damage inflicted by ordinary rain water.  It’s not difficult for moisture produced by a cloudburst to invade restricted areas. Typically, the water sneaks in beneath shingles and other parts of the roof. Once rainwater penetrates these forbidden zones, invaded areas are vulnerable to rotting, mildew, and other unsightly damage. But the intrusion doesn’t necessarily stop there. Rain moisture also can penetrate other areas of the house, including walls and ceilings.

Wind – Intense winds can lift the edges of roofing materials such as shingles, allowing the entry of water and other unwanted elements.

If you have questions about natural elements that can cause roof damage, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer in Orange and surrounding areas, 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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Oct
04

Dial Before You Do It Yourself

What’s the appropriate course of action when you notice water seeping through the living room ceiling? What’s the first step you should take upon seeing loose shingles falling from the rooftop? If you answered contact a reliable Orange County roofing company, you get the prize. Summonsing a professional provides the best guarantee that the problem will be correctly diagnosed and remedied.

You may, however, be a natural-born risk taker who relishes a dose of danger. In that case, you’ll probably be tempted to carry out your own diagnosis and repair. Unless you’re an expert in these matters, however, you may and likely will be sorry you didn’t request the aid of an Orange County roofing company.

The primary reason for your regret will be unsatisfactory results. No matter how able-minded and dexterous you fancy yourself to be, you simply can’t match the skill-level of a qualified Orange county roofing contractor. No matter how many do-it-yourself home repair videos you’ve consumed, this professional still holds a distinct advantage. For one thing, both residential roofing contractors and commercial roofing contractors are trained in the arts of safety and efficiency. Amateurs, on the other hand, lack this necessary education. As a result, do-it-yourselfers increase the risks of both personal injury and roof damage.

Non-professionals, however, may safely get involved with roof maintenance on a certain level. Certainly there is nothing wrong with conducting a periodic roof inspection -- without the presence of an Orange County roofing company. Such an examination is particularly important during Autumn, when fallen leaves and other debris often clog rain gutters.

If you have questions about handling roof damage, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer in Rancho Santa Margarita, 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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Sep
27

Replace Your Roof or Not?

You see water leaking into your home, dripping down walls, and soaking your precious belongings. Does this mean you’ll need an Orange County roofing company to perform a complete roof replacement? The answer is maybe not. Depending on the severity and cause of the problem, you may have other options. The best course of action is to call a reputable Orange County roofing company and request a thorough inspection. In the process of checking out the situation, this professional may well discover other, less-costly causes of the roof leakage.

What are some of the less costly causes of roof leakage? A set of loose flashings is one of the most common ones your Orange County roofing contractor may discover.  A flashing, of course, is a sheet of strategically-placed material that protects homes from water penetration. If one or more of these sheets has come loose, your roof definitely is leaving an opening for unwanted water penetration.

This, however, is not the only issue that may be responsible for roof leaks. A residential roofing contractor or commercial roofing contractor may discover a variety of others. For instance, during an inspection, this professional might notice that only a section of your roof is damaged and vulnerable to water leakage. Should this be the case, repair work likely will be limited to this relatively small area.

You should, however, be prepared for the worst case scenario – the need for a re-roofing. If your Orange County roofing company recommends this option, there are two basic ways to solve the problem – either re-cover your current roof or replace it completely. Only a professional can determine which option is best.

If you have questions about roof replacement, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer in San Clemente and surrounding areas, 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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Sep
08

Can You Add a New Roof Over an Old One?

There’s no doubt about it, laying a new shingle roof over an old roof is a cheaper option. It requires much less labor from your Orange County roofing contractors. And sometimes, this really is the best option. However, it’s important to consider whether roofing over your existing roof is a good option, or if you should have the contractors tear off your roof to replace it completely.

Know the local codes

One reason you’ll need to hire a licensed contractor to update or replace your roof is that they’ll be familiar with the local building codes. These codes govern whether or not you even can roof over your existing roof.

Each local area has different rules, but the bottom line is that your roof can only weigh so much. If you’re already approaching the limit according to local building codes, you may not be able to add another layer to your roof. Your professional roofer will be able to calculate the weight of your current and additional roofing materials to determine whether or not your roof is a candidate for having a new layer.

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Jul
26

Is It Time for a New Roof?

It’s a question eventually faced by every homeowner residing in Orange County (and the remainder of the world, for that matter).  The question is this: When is it time to call in an Orange County roofing company to replace my roof?  The answer depends on a number of factors. Basic knowledge is key. Much of this basic knowledge pertains to roof shingles. Before calling in an Orange County roofing contractor, you should know this right off the bat about shingles: They generally last about 15-30 years. That’s quite a time span.

But many factors enter the picture to influence shingle longevity. These include quality of shingles and installation, as well as the amount of shade reaching rooftop (typically provided by lush tree foliage). Once you know these preliminary facts, it’s time to examine your roof for telltale signs of excessive wear and tear. Most every commercial roofing contractor would be on the lookout for the following:
 
Curling, broken, or cracked shingles - never a positive sign. Worn spots on shingles. This indicates a loss of asphalt granulation.

Moisture spots or other evidence of a leaky roof. If you feel the plop of water drops while watching TV, you can bet leaks are too blame.
 
Shingles missing from the places they formerly occupied. You may find them somewhere on the ground.  

Rusty flashing.

Should you see any of these signs, particularly if your roof is older than fifteen years, get an experts opinion. This is especially important if you live inland in a place such as Mission Viejo, where the summer sun can be merciless to rooftops. In that case, it’s advisable to call in a Mission Viejo roofing company for a complete evaluation.    

If you have any questions about determining when you need a roof replacement, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofing company, we provide prompt, reliable expertise for every need and situation. Whether you need roofing services in Mission Viejo or anywhere else in OC, you definitely can count on Luke Roofing.

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Jul
18

New Angle on Roofing

This is not exactly the high roof leak season for the average Orange County roofing company. The skies are clear and dry, and the last thing on anyone’s mind is unwanted moisture penetrating their beloved home. However, the moisture will appear when the rain clouds do. And despite Orange County’s clear, blue skies, those gray masses will make their appearance soon enough. By that time, certain roofs may show their wear and tear in the form of leaks. And certain people will be looking at new water stains on their ceilings and walls. There is an alternative to this unwelcome outcome. Instead of waiting for the moisture to enter the premises, you’ll be far safer getting the opinion of a qualified Orange County roofing contractor. This professional can evaluate the condition of your roof and advise you of any existing or potential leak zones. 
 
Flat roofs may be particularly vulnerable to leakage. This shape makes it easy for unwanted moisture to accumulate and form pools. Then it’s just a matter of time before the moisture finds its way into your home. But there is a solution -- tapered insulation. This can dramatically reduce the leakage risk associated with flat roofs. Angled at a gradual slope, tapered insulation provides improved drainage for your rooftop. You may want to talk to a qualified Orange County roofing company to get more information about this solution. 
 
Many Orange County homes are characterized by flat rooftops. Let’s say your home in Tustin has this type of roof. In that case, you definitely should contact a qualified Tustin roofing company to get an evaluation. If the company’s representative determines that you could benefit from tapered insulation, then by all means make the necessary change to your rooftop. You’ll be glad when the rainclouds finally make their appearance.   
 
If you have any questions about tapered insulation for your roof, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County Roofing company, we provide prompt, reliable expertise for every need and situation. Whether you need roofing services in Tustin or anywhere else in OC, you definitely can count on Luke Roofing.  
 
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Jun
26

Think Before You Tackle

The moment an Orange County Roofing company begins servicing a roof, the team invariably knows whether or not someone else has been there first. And that someone usually is a homeowner intent on solving a problem without the assistance of an Orange County roofing contractor.  Not necessarily a bad move – provided said do-it-yourselfer has the requisite skill, knowledge, and time to do a creditable job. If this sounds like an accurate description of you, then, depending on the complexity of your roofing needs, you might be qualified for a DIY job – like cleaning leaves out of a rain gutter.  Anything more complex than that really does require the skills of a commercial roofing contractor.

Think about the investment you’ve made in your beautiful Orange County home, say in San Juan Capistrano. Would you really want to risk jeopardizing the investment by tearing into the roof, relying on your wits alone? Doesn’t it make more sense to call in a San Juan Capistrano roofer to tackle the assignment? In most cases, the answer will be a resounding ‘yes’.   
 
It’s not unusual for an Orange County roofing company to be summonsed for a roof rescue. These typically occur when homeowners have started something they couldn’t finish – at least, couldn't finish without risking their safety or the future performance of their roof tiles. The dollars these homeowners had hoped to save now will spent in increasing amounts, mainly to cover any damage caused by their efforts, as well as service costs. In the long run, DIY roofing services likely will set you back more than originally anticipated.

So think before you tackle a roofing assignment. Because, in all likelihood, you’ll pay tomorrow for whatever mistakes you make today.

If you have any questions about doing your own roof servicing, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County Roofing company, we provide prompt, reliable expertise for every need and situation. Whether you need roofing services in Brea or anywhere else in OC, you definitely can count on Luke Roofing.

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11

Farm on a Rooftop

Even though you call Orange County home, at one time or another you may have had an inexplicably strange yearning to live on a farm. Well, you probably won’t find much farmland in this region of California. Not anymore. However, an Orange County roofing company generally can provide the next best thing. It’s called a gambrel. Otherwise known as a barn roof, a gambrel offers a certain rustic feel and appearance that suggests long, languid days on the family farm. We Orange County roofing contractors install and service these unique rooftops from time to time.
 
Advantages of a Gambrel
 
Ask any commercial roofing contractor about the advantages of a gambrel, and this professional probably will put spaciousness number one on the list. Indeed, these barn roofs leave plenty of space for areas such as attics or lofts. 
 
Simplicity also defines the gambrel. And that translates to lower construction and installation costs. During the installation process, an Orange County roofing company would need only two roof beams and some gusset joints to do the job. Essentially, construction materials are kept to a minimum, which does the same for costs. 
 
Gambrels may be found in OC. So no matter where you live, these roofs wouldn’t exactly be out of place should one appear atop your home. In fact, its unique rustic look might earn you abundant admiration … and even start a neighborhood trend. 
 
Perhaps you live in Laguna Beach. In that case, you’d merely contact a Laguna Beach roofing company to setup an installation. The work naturally would be preceded by an estimate of costs as well as the completion date.  
 
If you have any questions about gambrels, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofing company, we provide prompt, reliable expertise for every need and situation. Whether you need roofing services in Buena Park or anywhere else in OC, you definitely can count on Luke Roofing.  
 
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Jun
04

Peak of Perfection

Sometimes they’re known by the illustrious names pitched or peaked roof. But Orange County roofers and their customers typically refer to them as gable. Not surprisingly, gable roofs are among the most popular in the United States. And we Orange County roofing companies certainly deal with our share of them. As with virtually any other type of roof, the gable variety has its advantages and its disadvantages. If you’re considering a home with one of these roof shapes, here’s what you should know:  
 
Advantages of Gable Roofs
 
It doesn’t take a seasoned commercial roofer to reveal the most notable advantage of this roof type. One look at its sloping shape will tell you everything you need to know – rainwater, courtesy of gravity, rolls right off of it. Thus, moisture has a more difficult time collecting on a this slanted rooftop. 
 
Another benefit provided by the gable shape is the abundant space it creates atop your home. With a gable roof, you’ve got plenty of room for an attic or a soaring vaulted ceiling. 
You’ll discover that gable roofs even can reduce housing costs. If, for instance, you were considering purchasing a new home being built in Irvine, any Irvine roofer will tell you that gable roofs are comparatively easy to construct. And that makes them less expensive. 
 
The primary disadvantage of gable roofs is their vulnerability to intense wind. If a big gust does happen to kick up (not exactly an everyday occurrence in the OC), the force can strip away roofing materials. But this would be a rarity in this part of the world. Nevertheless, an Orange County roofer could reinforce a gable roof if so desired. 
 
If you have any questions about gable roofs, 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 Capistrano Beach or anywhere else in OC, you definitely can count on Luke Roofing.  
 
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27

Wooden Shingles Could Be Just What You’re Looking For

An Orange County roofing company can install roofs made of many different materials. One of the most overlooked of these materials is wood. Asphalt and other types of shingles seem to be getting the lion’s share of attention. You may, however, want to consider wood shingles when requesting an installation from an Orange County roofing contractor. There are many advantages to going this route. 
 
One of the main advantages of wood is its durability. Take care of it, and it will take care of you. Once an Orange County roofing company installs a roof made of wooden shingles, it can last up to thirty years. Provided, of course, that you properly maintain it. 
 
Here’s what a commercial roofing contractor would advise you to consider. Perhaps you have a home in Aliso Viejo that requires a new roof. You like the look of wood and decide this will be the material. So you hire an Aliso Viejo roofing contractor to do the job. You love the results. But is the job over? No, because once that roof is up, you must take care of it from time to time. A little maintenance is all it takes to make these shingles last for decades. In fact, a well-maintained wood roof likely will outlast most if not all of the cheaper types. Therefore, in the long run wood actually is less expensive than the bargain materials. You simply won’t have to replace wooden shingles as often.  
 
Another advantage of wooden shingles is their appearance. An Orange County roofing company that installs a wood roof is satisfying a certain aesthetic sense shared by many people. In the eyes of these individuals, a wooden roof has a distinctive look that sets it apart. And that alone makes it extremely desirable.   
 
If you have any questions about wooden shingles, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofing company, we provide prompt, reliable expertise for every need and situation. Whether you need roofing services in Aliso Viejo, Fountain Valley or anywhere else in OC, you can definitely count on Luke Roofing.  
 
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Metal Roofs in Orange County

Once upon a time, metal roofs were merely sheets of tin tossed up over southern shanties and red barns. The corrugated metal looked attractive, in a rustic, woodsy sort of way. But metal wasn’t a material you’d use for most residential roofs, especially not if your house was of a certain style.

But today, metal roofing has expanded its repertoire. It’s now a versatile, good-looking option that can look like more traditional roofing materials for residences. Whether your home is a European-style Colonial, a contemporary home, or even a classic SoCal mission style, there’s a metal roof for your home.

But first, the benefits

Of course, other types of roofs will also work for these styles of homes. Colonials, for instance, are often roofed in wood shingles or even asphalt shingles. Contemporary homes typically use shingle roofs, though some other options are used. And on mission-style adobe homes, you’ll usually find slate or clay tile roofing.

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Feb
11

Roof Moss 101

With all the trees beautifying Orange County, shade naturally comes with the territory. So if you have a home in say Aliso Viejo, chances are you’re getting a great deal of complimentary air conditioning courtesy of all those spreading limbs and branches. Shade, however, also brings an unwelcome addition to your  home – roof moss. If you see masses of this green stuff on your rooftop, you needn’t call in your local Aliso Viejo roofing contractor to deal with the issue. You can personally eliminate the problem with the right resources. But before you launch your moss assault, this Orange County roofing company suggests that you get slightly acquainted with your foe.

In a nutshell, moss is a kind of plant that thrives in moist regions. Dampness is necessary because it lacks roots, the typical water intake system for vegetation. For a busy Orange County roofing contractor, moss is a common sight. As previously mentioned, the abundant tree cover so common in OC provides the shady conditions so vital to its growth.  Once you add in a dose of moisture, particularly common in coastal areas, you’ve set the stage perfectly for the future appearance of moss.

As any commercial roofing contractor will tell you, there are three basic ways to eliminate roof moss.


•    Remove the shade that is promoting the growth of rooftop moss.
•    Create a highly acidic environment for moss. Or convert it into a base environment (these exceed 7 pH levels).
•    Remove all water and other forms of moisture from the vicinity.

Luke Roofing will elaborate on these solutions in a future post. So stay connected.

If you have questions about removing roof moss, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofing company, we provide prompt, reliable expertise for every need and situation. Whether you need roofing services in Orange or anywhere else in OC, Luke Roofing is an Orange County roofing company you can count on.

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05

Look What the Rain Brought You

Maybe you’ve got a home in Laguna Hills. And right about now, you’re wishing you had called a Laguna Hills roofer a long, long time ago. Because – as predicted by scores of meteorological experts – the rains have arrived full force. And you’ve noticed a very out-of-place puddle soaking your plush living room carpet. Yes, your roof has sprung a leak. You need help. But even a dedicated Orange County roofer like Luke Roofing doesn’t work in the rain. So you’re on your own until the skies are blue. 
 
Well, let this commercial roofer offer you some sound and simple advice. First of all, you have to limit the damage. So stop worrying, grab a mop, and sop up the moisture. It won’ take long. Then place the first handy container beneath the leak. You may not like the steady plop, plop, plop, but that noisy bucket is providing major damage control. 
 
With all that water on your mind, it’s easy to forget an important step in the damage-control process – move all nearby property and belongings far away from the leak. Sounds elementary, right? Nevertheless, some people neglect this crucial step. 
 
An Ounce of Prevention
 
Procrastinators take heed – don’t wait for those indoor puddles to form. Set up a roof inspection with an Orange County commercial roofer well in advance of the rainy season. Experts recommend a twice yearly inspection – once in the spring and once in the fall. Also, you’ll want to check out the roof after a stretch of windy days. Those gusts can lift and even pull away shingles, which, of course, are your barriers against incoming rain. 
 
If you have questions about dealing with roof leaks, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established commercial roofing contractor, we provide prompt, reliable expertise for every need and situation. Whether you need roofing services in Laguna Hills or anywhere else in OC, Luke Roofing is your trusted Orange County commercial roofer.  
 
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