Orange County

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.

More Simple Steps to Prepare for Your Orange County Roofer

The previous post presented some ways to prepare for the arrival of an Orange County roofer. But there are even more ways to get ready for the arrival. For instance, consider the region below the roofline -- the area seldom seen until it’s time to retrieve some long-forgotten artifact. That area, of course, is the attic. This is one of the most vulnerable zones during the process of roof repair or replacement. That’s because roof work tends to shake things up a bit. And when a place is close to the action, as any attic is, the impact will be the greatest. Which means plenty of dust will sift down and cover the objects stored in that space. Simple solution: Before the work commences, cover all property stored in your attic. Problem solved.

It's also a really good idea to look outside your home for vulnerable zones. One of these zones is the patio. Before your Orange County roofers start pounding and tearing, relocate all your precious patio furniture, barbecues, and other property to areas safely away from falling debris. You can bet there'll be some of this stuff headed groundward – no matter how careful your chosen Orange County roofing company is. It’s best to take precautions.

And let’s not forget the need to keep tree branches away from the roof. Well before your Orange Cunty roofers arrive, trim any trees or vegetation that extend to the general vicinity of your roof. This simple step will keep the work area free and clear.

This is a lot to think about. Therefore, you may well have some questions. You can get them answered by consulting a local expert. Let’s say you reside in San Clemente. In that case, just share your questions with a qualified San Clemente roofer. You’re sure to get all the answers you need.

If you have questions about preparing your home for roof work, Luke Roofing can help. 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 reliable roofing solutions.

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When Your Orange County Roofer Comes to the Door

If you’ve selected an Orange County roofer to repair or replace your roof, you should be ready. This means, prepare your home and its inhabitants for all the roofing action -- and yes, for the roofing commotion that's part of the process.

A good place to start is with children and pets. Like it or not, roof work is not exactly a silent endeavor. Hammering, pounding, tearing, scraping, and other loud noises will reverberate as Orange County roofers do their job. Pets may be especially sensitive to the whirl of sound effects, finding the experience uncomfortably stressful. Therefore, homeowners should do everything possible to increase the comfort levels of the potentially affected. That may mean temporarily relocating children or pets with family members or friends. Keep all options on the table.  

The pounding may affect more than your home's residents, however. When an Orange County roofing company gets to work, the loud activity may send a wave of vibrations through your home. And that means objects could get shaken from walls. Given this possibility, homeowners should remove any vulnerable decorations from their walls. Store them in a safe place until the work is done, putting them back only when the coast is clear. And don’t forget to show some consideration to your Orange County roofer. If possible, relocate your vehicle to a spot away from your home, creating a close and convenient parking space for work vehicles. This gives crew members quick access to equipment, tools, and supplies.

Got questions about all this? Consult a local expert for answers. Let’s say you live in Irvine. OK, just take the matter up with an Irvine roofer. It’s a great way to get yourself prepared for the big day.

If you have questions about preparing your home for roof work, Luke Roofing can help. 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 reliable roofing solutions.

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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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5 Reasons to Call a Roofer Now!

When it comes to the exterior of your home, some problems can be let go for a while. Maybe your home needs a good cleaning, but you want to wait until next summer. No problem. But when it comes to your roof, there are plenty of issues you definitely don’t want to wait on fixing.

Remember, your roof protects the rest of your home. So when there’s damage to your roof, you’re putting your entire home at risk. No, roofing repairs aren’t necessarily the things you want to spend money on. But without a solid roof in excellent shape, you stand to lose much more in your home.

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5 Things Not to Do When Repairing Your Roof

roof repair no noYour roof is a huge part of your investment in your home, since it protects literally every other part of your investment. So you want to take extra time and care when repairing your roof, and making decisions about roof repairs. On that note, here are five things to avoid when it’s time to repair your roof:

1.Hire a cut-rate contractor

It may seem tempting to hire a less experienced contractor, or one who quotes a too-good-to-be-true low price. Cheaper contractors - especially those who don’t give a solid reason for being significantly cheaper than your other quotes - are often cheaper for a reason. These contractors might cut prices by hiring less experienced laborers, or by using lower-quality materials. None of these things are good for you or your home!

Instead: Shop around and get quotes, but choose a contractor who offers the most value for your money. Experience counts in this business, so opt for a more experienced contractor who has a crew of well-trained workers. You’ll save money in the long run.

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6 Cost Factors of Roofing Repairs in Orange County

roof-repair-costIf you’ve been experiencing leaks, or just know that your roof is in need of some TLC, you may be wondering how much the repairs will cost. Who doesn’t want to know the bottom line, right?

Unfortunately, it’s impossible to give an online estimate - even a ballpark - of how much it will cost to repair your roof. It’s easier to give a ballpark cost for roofing replacement, actually. At least then we know we’re starting from the studs up, and can give you a ballpark idea of the cost of replacement per square foot of roof.

But when it comes to roofing repairs in Orange County, there are just too many factors influencing the cost of your repairs to give you a solid idea of your actual costs. What we can do, though, is tell you a bit about the six major factors that will influence the cost of repairs for your roof. That way, you’ll be educated enough to know when you’re getting a great deal with an Orange County roofing contractor.

Here are the six main factors that influence the cost of roof repairs in Orange County:

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Flat Roof Maintenance

flat roofs 300Flat roofs can be a great option for businesses and homes alike. They’re more efficient and cheaper to build, and they can give you usable space on the roof of your home. But flat roofs can also require a bit more maintenance than their traditionally-sloped counterparts. It’s important when you have a flat roof to perform regular maintenance.

One key to maintaining a flat roof is regular inspection. Even if you don’t notice any leaks right now, inspect your roof at least twice per year. This will let you keep on top of potential problems, catching leaky spots before they even start.

If you already notice an issue with your roof - like a leak or an area where the roofing material is peeling or bubbling - it’s time to call in the professional Orange County roofing contractors. A professional contractor will know how to look for underlying issues, and will be able to tell you whether your roof needs replaced or can simply be repaired.

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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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3 Roof Repairs Not to Do Yourself

Roof Repairs in Orange County

Most homeowners prefer to DIY fix at least some of their home repairs. After all, doing simple repairs yourself can save you lots of money. But when it comes to your roof, there are certain repairs you simply shouldn't attempt on your own. 

While you may be able to repair a small leak yourself, here are X common roof repairs in Orange County you should leave to the professionals:

  1. Fixing faulty installation. If your roof was improperly installed in the first place, it’ll be more likely to leak. And the lifespan of your roof could decrease dramatically. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to tell if your roof was installed improperly, or if the problem is more localized. If you suspect your last roofing guys did a number on your roof, call a professional to assess and fix the problem.
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