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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.
May
10

Interviewing an Orange County Roofer

Are you considering prospective Orange County roofers for a roofing job? You should meet and interview each. These question-and-answer sessions are crucial. Why? Because they’re extremely educational, providing answers needed for a sound decision. Interviewers learn about cost estimates, scheduling, insurance coverage, and other vital matters. Getting the right information, of course, depends on asking the right questions. These may vary with each individual. Nevertheless, some basic inquires must be part of every session.

One essential question is this: Who are you references? An ample list of former customers generally is a positive sign. A load of references suggests a highly reliable Orange County roofer. On the other hand, a thin customer list may indicate poor contractor performance and reputation. Naturally, other factors should be considered before final decisions are rendered. For instance, maybe the prospective roofer is a relative novice and hasn’t built up an extensive customer base. Generally, however, a packed customer base speaks favorably for the contractor.

Contractors also should be asked to verify their official qualifications. Is the prospective Orange County roofer licensed for roof installation and repair? Don’t just take the contractor’s word for it. Insist on seeing the necessary documentation before committing to an Orange County roofing company.

A roofer’s membership in the Better Business Bureau also speaks well of this professional. Membership in this organization further verifies the contractor’s reputation and qualifications.

Finally, homeowners should verify the roofer’s insurance coverage. Don’t take this lightly. Ample coverage protects the homeowner should roofing work cause accidental property damage.

You can get more info about this important topic by going directly to the source – your local roofing contractor. Perhaps you reside in Irvine. In that case, just ask an Irvine roofer to fill you in. Nothing could be simpler.

If you have questions about interviewing a roofing contractor, 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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Jun
01

7 Tips for Choosing Orange County Roofing Contractors

Your roof is in desperate need of a makeover. But the last thing you want is a botched job. We're sharing how to choose the best orange county roofing company!

Have you taken a good look at your roof lately?

If your shingles are curling, cracked, or missing, that means it's time for a new roof.

It's not a home repair you should put off too long. Though it is understandable if you've been procrastinating. 

Finding a great roofing company can be a little daunting! Especially if you don't know what to look for or the right questions to ask. 

Your roof is in desperate need of a makeover. But the last thing you want is a botched job. We're sharing how to choose the best Orange County roofing company!

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Really liked how short and to the point this article is. The timely response blurb is what I should have paid attention to the las... Read More
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Jun
30

Roofing Contractor Selection - 5 Tips

Whether you’re looking to replace your roof, do some minor repairs, or subcontract the roof of your new-build home, you need to take some specific steps to find a great contractor. The contractor who does your job can make all the difference in the world. A great Orange County roofing contractor can make for a smooth, easy process of getting your job complete. But a bad contractor can result in not only headaches along the way, but shoddy workmanship that costs more in the long run.

So before you rush into signing a contract, follow these five tips for finding an excellent roofing contractor:

1.Go local

Your best bet when it comes to hiring a contractor is to go local. Local contractors, more than large companies or even installation crews from big chain hardware stores, understand the local markets. They’re more likely to understand what materials and techniques work best in your area. Plus, they’ll follow the current trends, so you can be sure that your roof looks up-to-date if you’re going for a replacement.

Also, local contractors are more likely to offer personalized, in-person service. This can make the whole process of getting your roofing project completed much easier.

2.Check for licensing and insurance

In Southern California, roofing contractors should be licensed by the state. They should be able to provide you with a license number, and you can cross reference that with the state database to ensure that the license is up to date. While not all licensed contractors are necessarily excellent, this is a good baseline to begin with.

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John A.
So I got a great price from a roofing contractor on a roof replacement. I asked to make sure that they had liability insurance and... Read More
Thursday, 01 September 2016 20:50
Larry N.
I found the same thing when I asked for licenses. They all said yes on the phone, but a 2 of the 4 roofers I was getting quotes fr... Read More
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 21:00
Larry N.
On another article it recommended checking out the manufacturer's web site to see if the installer has his certifications and is r... Read More
Saturday, 07 July 2018 18:04
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Jun
30

Choosing Your New Roof

So it’s time to replace the old roof on your home? Or maybe you’re doing a new build, but can’t decide what type of roof to put on your home.

With all the options on the market today - from metal to asphalt to clay and concrete tile - it can be difficult to pick a roofing material that will work best for you and your home. Luckily, a few steps can get you through much of the choosing process up front. Here are the steps you should take to eliminate some roofing materials right off the bat so that you can do your due diligence and choose the roof that will work best for your particular needs.

First, eliminate the impossible

The first thing you should do is eliminate any roofing types that are completely unsuitable for your home and the Southern California climate. On this second point, most types of roofing material can be made to suit the climate in SoCal. However, you’ll see cedar shake shingles less often here because the dry weather and sun exposure may weather them more quickly.

You should also look into the types of materials that your roof can support. Heavier materials, such as concrete and clay tiles, take a stronger supporting structure and underlayment than lighter options. While you can often retrofit a house to support these materials, this could add significantly to your costs. So ask your Orange County roofing contractor whether your current structure will support all types of materials, and you may be able to eliminate some options off the bat.

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I shared in another post that we have an asphalt shingle roof that's on it's last leg. I'd really like to go with concrete tiles t... Read More
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Abby M. (Editor)
Thanks for the question Pete. There definitely can be issues if switching to a different roof type if your home is older and was n... Read More
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Josh M.
Boy I wish I'd run across this article before spending time researching costs on a great looking new concrete tile roof. I was so ... Read More
Tuesday, 04 May 2021 19:36
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Feb
29

Roof Rain Gutters - 5 Things

5 Things to Know About Your Roof Rain Gutters by an Orange County Roofing Professional

If you’re working with an Orange County roofing contractor to repair or replace your roof, you may consider having your contractor check out your gutters, as well. Though you might assume they’re in great shape, new gutters can work wonders for the efficacy of your roof and the overall look and feel of your home.

When it comes to gutters, most homeowners don’t think about them until something is going terribly wrong--like they’re starting to fall off the house. But the right gutters can protect your home during a deluge, and can even add to the overall style of your home.

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Apr
30

Roofing Contractors - 5 Things to know

onange county roofing contractors 01If you’re getting ready to hire a contractor to work on your roof, you’ll definitely want to do your homework. Your roof is one of the most important systems in your home. After all, it’s what protects everything else in your home!

Before you hire a contractor, make sure you’re getting the best Orange County roofing company by finding out these details about the company in question:

1.Licensing information

The first, and simplest, step to take when hiring a roofing contractor is to find out about the company’s licensing information.

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