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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
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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Aug
30

Like a Buyer

When it comes to picking out a new roof for your home, or even a roof for your new construction home, it pays to look at things through a buyer’s eyes. Even if you’re planning to stay in your home for several years, you never know what will happen. So whether you’re renovating or building a brand new home, take time to think about what today’s buyers are looking for when choosing a roof.

Not sure what buyers in your area like? Talk with a local realtor, or ask your Orange County roofing contractor what other homeowners in the area are doing. Getting an idea of the current trends will help you make the best possible choice when it comes to choosing a roof for your home.

Here are some of the considerations to make when you’re looking at your roofing choice as a buyer would:

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So true with regards to the area that the home is in! My husband and I used to live in a beach area. When we replaced our roof 5 y... Read More
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Jul
31

The Most Eco-Friendly Roof?

eco friendly roofsAs the environment and environmental concerns come to the cultural forefront - especially here in California - more homeowners are asking how to go green with home renovation and repair projects. One great place to begin going green is with your roof. But which roof is the most eco-friendly? And how green can you get with your roof? We’re here to answer these questions and more.

What does “green” mean for a roof?

When it comes to your roof, there are plenty of ways to go “greener” than you already are right now. One of the most eco-friendly options is probably a truly green roof, which grows heat-deflecting, oxygen-producing, air-cleaning plants on the roof. But you don’t have to get quite that out there when choosing a greener option to replace your home’s roof. Instead, just think about these factors:1.Energy savings

 

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Do lighter roofs really work? How much energy do they save?
Thursday, 27 August 2015 01:11
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There's actually a lot of science to back this up. Light-colored roofs reflect more heat, and the Department of Energy suggests th... Read More
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Jun
28

Why Invest in a New Roof

new roof investmentNo homeowner likes to hear that they need a new roof. Roofs, after all, are expensive. So it can be tempting to skimp on roofing costs. A little here. A little there. What can it hurt?

So you use less expensive materials, or hire a contractor at a cut rate. What difference does that really make, in the long run? This is especially tempting if you’re not planning to stay in the home for more than a few years anyway. You’ll never see the return on investment for a more expensive roof, or so you think.

But when it comes to roofing, it’s one of the biggest and most important investments that you’ll make in your home. After all, a roof is what protects and covers the rest of your home, which makes it a pretty important part of the whole.

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Jun
28

New Roofs Add Curb Appeal

new roof makeoverMost of the time, homeowners think of their home’s roof as nothing more than a utility. It’s just something that has to be replaced once in a while to be functional. But depending on your roofline, your roof could account for nearly half of what people see when they walk or drive past your home. That’s some serious real estate for the eyes, and you want to be sure that it looks great!

Luckily, adding curb appeal with a new roof isn’t that difficult, especially with all of the options on the market today. Here are a few ideas for updating your roof to create more curb appeal:

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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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Dec
29

Energy Efficient Roofs for Orange County

energy efficient roofsThere’s a reason that clay tile roofs are some of the most popular options here in Southern California: they’re very energy efficient. These roofs are energy-efficient in both cold and warm climates, but they’re particularly well-suited to the hot SoCal air. Here’s why you might want to talk to a roofing company in Orange County about this roofing option:

Extra air makes for a cooler roof

The main reason that tile roof of any sort is cooler for your home or business is that it traps air. The curved tiles don’t sit right on the roofing underlayment. This means that air gets caught in between. And air is a surprisingly good insulator. It keeps heat from conducting from the tiles themselves to the interior of your home, which keeps the roof cooler.

Opt for cooler colors

While traditional tile roofs are red, they don’t all come in that color these days. Today, you can get clay or concrete tiles in a variety of colors, including cooler colors. These cooler colors - like light gray or even white - reflect the sun’s rays.

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Do you have an estimate about how much energy a clay tile roof can save? I'm just wondering if it's really enough to add up, given... Read More
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Jun
09

Three Roof Replacement Indicators

3 Telltale Signs that Your Roof Needs Replaced

Has it been a while since the roof on your home has been replaced? Do you think it’s time to replace your shingle or tile roof in Orange County? Here are 3 signs to look for that will let you know if your roof needs to be replaced:

1. Signs of water damage or leaking

If you don’t have an attic - or if you use your attic as living space - this one will be obvious. You’ll suddenly feel a drip or see water coming down the ceiling or into the walls. But if your only in your attic twice a year to take down and then put away your holiday decorations, you might need to check out that attic.

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I think we have some water leaking in around our chimney. It's hard to tell with the weather as dry as it's been, but I think ther... Read More
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Cheryl, it really depends. I'd say you'll probably want a pro to look at it to see what repairs could be done if you're on a tight... Read More
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Cheryl, it really depends. I'd say you'll probably want a pro to look at it to see what repairs could be done if you're on a tight... Read More
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Apr
22

How to Get Your Money's Worth When Hiring a Roofer

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Roofs and roof repairs cost homeowners a huge chunk of change - between $4,000 and $15,000 for a full replacement. So you definitely want to be sure to get your money’s worth when hiring an Orange County roofer. Here’s how:

Know How They Charge

Typical roofers charge according to “squares” - ten-by-ten sections of roof. The average roof has between 28 and 32 squares, which may or may not need replaced, according to your needs.

When it comes to actually replacing a roof, Orange County roofers will start by charging for the removal of the old roof. And your costs will depend on how many shingle layers are on the old roof. And if your roof is extra high or extremely steep, expect to pay more.

The Orange County roofer will also charge for installation of the new underlay and shingles. And, of course, you’ll have to pay for the actual materials used to complete your new roof or roof repairs.

Know Your Options

When it comes to roof repair and replacement, you’ve got plenty of options. For instance, you could have the roofer install new shingles over the old ones, instead of removing the old shingles. This is cheaper, but it also reduces the lifespan of your new shingles. However, if you’re on a really tight budget, this is an option to consider.

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I had a bad experience a few years ago with roofer "guarantees." I didn't read the fine print, and even though my roof was damaged... Read More
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 18:45
John A.
I know what you mean. I narrowly avoided that problem when my wife and I re-roofed our first house. I got a bad feeling about the ... Read More
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Cheryl R.
I'm actually curious about what some of the options are for roofs in the OC area. I know a lot of people are here have tile, but i... Read More
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