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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
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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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
28

When is it Time to Change Your Roof?

Approximately twenty years … that’s the average length of time a roof will last. Once two or so decades have gone by, you’ll likely need to call an Orange County roofing company to perform a replacement. Of course, many factors influence the durability of your rooftop. Wind, rainfall, abrasion, and other potential damaging elements can play a critical role in reducing the useful years of even the sturdiest shingles. And speaking of shingles, certain kinds generally outlast the competition. For instance, slate, clay tile, and various metals usually can endure beyond the twenty-year average. If your shingles are composed of these materials, it’ll be quite some time before you call an Orange County roofing company to perform a replacement.

Along with weather conditions and various natural factors, many other variables can impact the durability of a roof. One of these variables is the overall design of your roofing system. Many times an Orange County roofing contractor must replace a roof that suffers from design deficiencies.

Roofing professionals also may be called upon to address problems stemming from poor maintenance. To maintain a roof properly, you must conduct periodic inspections of shingles, flashing, rain gutters, and other critical components. Both commercial roofing contractors and residential roofing contractors recommend performing these vital inspections twice yearly. Neglecting this important step in roof preservation leaves you open to hidden issues that ultimately could reduce the useful years of your shingles. In the long run, discovering problems early will prove far less damaging to both your roof and your wallet.

If you have questions about roof durability, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer in Los Alamitos 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
02

What Looks Good on the Ground Can Harm Your Roof

There’s an enemy ready to invade your rooftop, powerful enough to inflict serious damage. Yet, this damaging invader won’t even get a second glance if seen on the ground. That enemy is moss. If moss settles on your rooftop, the negative consequences likely will require the intervention of a qualified Orange County roofing company. One of the most common of these consequences is the buildup of rooftop moisture. As decreed by nature, moss holds moisture firmly to shingles, particularly those made of wood. Over time, this unwanted dampness causes shingles to rot. Your only recourse then is to call upon a qualified Orange County roofing company to undo the damage.

The good news is, things don’t have to get this far. Long before you reach the stage requiring the assistance of an Orange County roofing contractor, you can take several proven preventative steps. The most important and effective of these steps is minimizing the shade covering your rooftop. Yes, shade helps keep your beloved home cool. But it also creates an environment that promotes the development of moss and moisture.

Begin your shade-abatement mission by taking a good, long look at your rooftop, checking for overhanging trees and bushes shading your rooftop. This surveillance should not be limited to domestic habitats. Commercial buildings also require a healthy looking-over. Any foliage casting lengthy shadows should be trimmed well away from the roof. Whether you perform this task yourself or hand it over to a gardener, it’s a must-do if roof preservation is your goal. Clearly, this simple preventative measure is preferable to the costly intervention of a commercial roofing contractor or residential roofing contractor.

If you have questions about keeping your rooftop moss-free, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer in Newport Beach 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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