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.

We work hard to bring you the best Orange County Roofing service possible. We offer the latest products and some of the best warranties in the business. That coupled with our expert installation ensures a roof you can count on!

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Apr
06

Good as Copper

A qualified Orange County roofer certainly can have an impact on roof performance. This expert’s contribution, of course, typically comes in the form of repair or replacement. But a roofer also can make an aesthetic contribution to your dwelling. One of the most common ways is by installing copper rain gutters. Sturdy and efficient, copper gutters are undeniably eye-catching.  Will they improve drainage? Not significantly. Rain water flows just as smoothly through any garden variety gutter. Copper, however, goes one better by lending a strikingly stylish accent to a home’s exterior. The site of a house trimmed in copper can be quite impressive. In terms of impact, the metal is right up there with stunning landscaping and wood accents.

Remember, copper rain gutters needn’t be limited to residential structures. Many is the commercial building utilizing this option. Therefore, copper rain gutters may be provided by both a residential roofer and commercial roofer. No matter what type of building is to be serviced, a qualified Orange County roofing company can offer a suitable solution in line with budgetary parameters.  

Is there any special maintenance required by copper rain gutters? Not a great deal. There is one issue, however, that both homeowners and business owners will have to address. That is the issue of oxidation. This process invariably impacts copper, giving the meatal a greenish hue. Some homeowners don’t mind the alteration, as the color change jibes with the antique look of their house. If, however, you prefer a pure metallic sheen, an Orange County roofer can protect copper rain gutters with a special sealant.

If you have questions about copper rain gutters, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer in La Habra 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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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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Mar
25

One More Use for Your Roof

If you’re a natural-born entertainer, an Orange County roofer may prove extremely valuable. No, they won’t play host to your lively get-togethers. (Although many have sparkling personalities well-suited to the task). Nor will they provide music, dancing, or games. But they may have the ability to create and install a private entertainment space atop your roof.  Otherwise known as a rooftop deck, the space offers you and your guests a very special vantage point conducive to breathtaking views and a unique perspective on surrounding scenery. Not only will the deck provide constant enjoyment; it will increase your popularity by leaps and bounds. Yes, a rooftop deck is the height of entertainment in more ways than one.

As previously mentioned, a rooftop deck offers occupants exhilarating views of the local environment. So the last thing you want is an obstruction blocking the show. If commissioned to install such a deck, an Orange County residential roofer will take this potential problem into account. One obstruction they commonly deal with is the overhanging tree. Don’t worry. The roofers probably won’t recommend the uprooting or extreme trimming of your favorite sycamore. But they will give strong consideration to nearby trees before installation begins.

In many cases, an Orange County roofer may recommend placing a deck near an overhanging tree. There are two reasons for this positioning. First, those limbs and branches provide comforting shade, an undeniable advantage during the scorching summer months. Secondly, the extensions offer a certain amount of privacy. Thus, trees can complement a rooftop deck very nicely. So long as they don’t get in the way.

If you have questions about rooftop decks, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer in Capistrano 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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Mar
17

Better Than a Bucket

In one sense, sloping roofs have it made. Because of their angled position, they allow water and other forms of moisture to run straight down their sides. Thus, water damage is minimized. Unfortunately, this form of water defense is not an option for the flat or slightly-sloped roof. The positioning of these roofs creates little opportunity for effective drainage. Instead of running off, water tends to puddle on the shingles. If you have one of these roofs, there is a solution. A reliable Orange County roofing company can address the deficiency by installing a built-up roof. Not addressing the issue leaves your home vulnerable to shingle deterioration and leaking caused by accumulated water.
 
A built-up roof is one that utilizes a layering system to prevent moisture accumulation and penetration. An Orange County roofing contractor will install it in four basic layers. Base sheets form the first layer. This is followed in succession by roofing felts, cap sheets, and a top layer of asphalt.

Built-up roofs often are used for business structures, so commercial roofers commonly are called upon to install them. Many homes, however, have flat or low-slope roofs; therefore, built-up roofs often prove beneficial to them, as well.

As previously stated, the major advantage of a built-up roof is its natural ability to prevent water damage and intrusion. But the benefits don’t stop with waterproofing. Because of its sturdy layering, a built-up roof also defends against the penetration of damaging ultra-violet rays. And busy homeowners certainly will appreciate the low-maintenance requirements of this type of roof. There just isn’t a lot to take care of once it’s in place.

If you have questions about built-up roofs, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer in Corona Del Mar 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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Mar
08

Reflect on These Savings

A qualified Orange County roofer strives to maximize roof effectiveness. Therefore, this professional often will make timely recommendations to homeowners. A roofing expert, for example, may advise homeowners to convert their conventional roof to a ‘cool roof’.  No, this isn’t a nod to the trendy, chic, or stylish. The cool in this case refers to comfortable, in-home temperatures. A cool roof can help minimize heat penetration – a form of defense especially welcome during the hot summer months. During the summer stretch, a constant barrage of incoming heat can make things mighty uncomfortable for household occupants – not to mention send their energy bills soaring.

A cool roof combats excessive temperatures by repelling sunlight and other heat sources. It does so with reflective paint, tiles, shingles, and sheets. Since virtually any kind of structure can benefit from this reflective power, cool roof service may be provided by both a residential roofer and commercial roofer. Whether you’re a business owner or homeowner, your commercial building or house will see improved climate control when protected by an energy-efficient cool roof.

How big an impact can a cool roof make? Well, consider the heat accumulating on a rooftop during the blistering summer months. Subjected to a constant barrage of sunlight, temperatures on those tiles and shingles can climb to well over a hundred degrees. The reflective defense of a cool roof can reduce those numbers by fifty degrees. That’s a substantial comfort boost.

Naturally, an Orange County roofer can advise you regarding the reflective elements best suited to your home. But no matter which options you implement, a cool roof will increase both your comfort level and energy savings.

If you have questions about cool roofs, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer in Costa Mesa 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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Feb
21

How Trees Can Impact Your Roof

Trees do more than beautify your yard and bear fruit; they also protect your roof. The greatest form of protection comes from the shade provided by tree foliage. Shade is a big plus. Many an Orange County roofing company must repair damage caused by excessive sunlight. Over time, solar illumination deteriorates shingles and leaves them vulnerable to leaking. It also leaves your wallet vulnerable to hefty roof repair bills. Shade provided by tree limbs restricts the passage of sunlight, thereby minimizing solar wear and tear.

Be careful, however, not to allow the solution to become the problem. While tree shade supplies an important layer of rooftop protection, your beautiful birch also can be the source of damage. This is most evident in a clogged rain gutter. If close enough, falling twigs and leaves can land and accumulate in the gutter. Rain thereafter gets trapped in the channel and eventually overflows. Most will fall to the ground. But some could flow onto the roof, slip under the shingles, and cause roof beams to rot. Should this intrusion occur, the problem must be corrected by a qualified residential roofing contractor (or commercial roofing contractor if you’re operating a business).  

Bear in mind, the problem is not the trees themselves – it’s overhanging tree limbs lingering above the roof. If large enough, those limbs even can puncture shingles, creating an opening for rain water. Subsequently, you’ll be calling a qualified Orange County roofing contractor to make major repairs.

Is there a solution available to homeowners and business owners? Absolutely -- Trim those tree limbs and periodically clean out rain gutters. These steps will minimize rain gutter debris and help protect your roof throughout the year. It’s that simple.

If you have questions about how trees impact your roof, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer in Cypress 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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Feb
16

Which Roofing Material Takes the Prize?

Decisions, decisions. You’ve made up your mind to replace your roof. But you’re still not sure which material is best. There are so many out there. While an Orange County roofer can help you narrow down the selection, the ultimate decision still falls on your shoulders. It’s not like choosing among ice cream flavors. The potential consequences are much more far-reaching. So, you wonder which way to turn. Well, take heart. You can make the task less burdensome by knowing a little something about what’s out there. Once you gain the enlightenment, you’ll have a better idea of what fits your home and your situation. Then it’s just a matter of picking the best match.

Asphalt is one of the most common materials installed by Orange County roofers. In fact, most people select shingles of this type. There’s good reason for the popularity. Asphalt shingles are cost-effective and durable, an unbeatable combination when it comes to roofing materials. This sturdiness is assured by a fiberglass matting reinforced by a coating of granules. You can be certain that a roof covered by asphalt will stand up to weather, debris, and virtually all other harmful elements.

Like homeowners, business owners often prefer asphalt shingles. As a result, many a commercial roofer uses this material when performing a roof replacement.  

Once used almost exclusively for commercial buildings, metal roofing is steadily gaining acceptance by homeowners. Often composed of recycled materials, this type of lightweight roof offers environmental benefits, as well as excellent durability and weather-resistance.

If you have questions about roofing materials, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer in Foothill Ranch 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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Feb
01

The Scholarly Side of Your Orange County Roofer

A qualified Orange County roofer is an undisputed expert when it comes to installing and repairing roofs. Amazingly, this expertise covers quite an extensive territory. Not only must these professionals possess the skills necessary to evaluate, repair, or replace roofs. They also must understand the properties and capabilities of countless roofing materials. These include asphalt, tar, and metal, just to name a few.  Indeed, roofers must be masters of many arts. But roofing proficiency doesn’t just happen. The necessary skills and depth of knowledge must be honed through intensive training.

Doubtless, you Orange County roofer has received a substantial education in the roofing arts. Many become enlightened through on the job training under the guidance of an experienced master. A certain number of aspiring roofers earn their stripes through formalized apprentice programs. This structured schooling consists of in-classroom instruction bolstered by paid on-site training. During their educational journey, roofing students learn the rudiments of their chosen profession. Among the high-value topics covered are tools, materials, and safety.

After earning the necessary credentials, a roofer trainee typically is ready for work. But recent graduates aren’t thrown to the wolves right off the bat. Some experience must be gained before they’re ready for the big leagues. Generally, newcomers will start off light, perhaps performing tasks such as carrying tools. This applies to both the commercial roofer and the residential roofer. Once proven in the more basic tasks, the newly-trained roofer is at long last ready for major duties.

If you have questions about training for roofers, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer in Fullerton, 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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Jan
17

Helping Your Shingles Stand the Test of Time

You probably practice preventative maintenance on your car as well as on yourself. A qualified Orange County roofer can do likewise for your roof. As with changing engine oil and eating wholesome foods, the preventative maintenance of your shingles offers many benefits.

The biggest of these benefits is extended roof durability. The longer those shingles remain sound and strong, the longer they do their job -- protect against the intrusion of external elements and help regulate internal temperatures. This extended duty translates to fewer roof replacements. Thus, the added longevity will save you a tidy sum over the years.

When an Orange County roofer performs roof maintenance, this professional typically focuses on common problem zones. Various forms of debris, constant sunlight, strong winds, and pouring rain all vie to wear down shingles and compromise their integrity. For both residential roofers and commercial roofers, roof maintenance involves the thorough inspection of shingles for these causes of deterioration.

If problems reveal themselves, your Orange County roofer generally will recommend some sort of action.  Don’t worry. The recommended action doesn’t necessarily bode astronomical expense. In fact, proposed solutions typically involve minor, relatively inexpensive repairs and adjustments. For instance, the Orange County roofing company simply may need to remove a clump of debris wearing down asphalt granules. These granules, of course, form the protective layer that inhibits moisture and other intrusive elements.

An Orange County roofing company usually takes inspections beyond the realm of shingles. Also looked at during these critical examinations are roof system components such as flashings, gutters, and downspouts. These can exhibit various forms of damage, including leak-inviting holes. Should action such as debris removal be necessary, a qualified professional can handle it without a hitch.

If you have questions about roof maintenance, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer in Huntington Beach, 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
11

Something You’ll Feel Comfortable With

The comfort and protection of any home begins with its roof. For this reason, a qualified Orange County roofing company takes great pains to provide the very best service possible. Whether this involves roof replacement, repair, or simple maintenance, the work they perform must be unfailingly effective.

What many people don’t realize, however, is that roof protection typically requires more than well-installed shingles and efficient rain gutters. In fact, one of the most important contributors to roof protection lies beneath the shingles. That contributor is something familiar to most people - insulation. Effective insulation tremendously adds to the protective value of any work performed by your Orange County roofing company.

Insulation, of course, helps regulate interior temperatures, thereby enhancing the comfort of your home. The protective material also helps lower energy costs and reduce wear and tear on HVAC systems. For these reasons, proper insulation should supplement any repair or replacement work performed by your Orange County roofing contractor.

While homeowners can choose from various insulation options, radiant barriers currently are among the most promising.  In contrast to conventional fiberglass insulation, a radiant barrier reflects heat energy rather than absorbs it. Another plus of this insulation is that it resists humidity and associated problems such as mildew.

Naturally, a new roof installed by a commercial roofing contractor will require more extensive insulation than a residential structure. There’s simply more space to cover in a commercial environment. But not matter what the square footage involved, radiant barriers (or any other insulation) are enormously cost-effective in the long run.

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

You're Covered

When a qualified Orange County roofer installs a new roof, you can expect this professional to protect your investment with a workmanship warranty. This is an assurance to homeowners that the work performed atop your home meets certain standards. One of these standards pertains to the durability of the newly-installed shingles, which should last and protect a specified number of years. If problems such as leaks occur, your Orange County roofer is contractually bound to rectify the situation. No iffs, ands, or buts.

There is, however, another kind of warranty not provided by a commercial roofer or residential roofer. That warranty is the kind offered by manufacturers of roofing materials.  It doesn’t matter if your shingles are made of asphalt, wood, or cotton candy, reputable manufacturers will cover them with a warranty.

These days, roofing material warranties stretch quite a distance, with the vast majority being a lifetime warranty. Generally speaking, this extensive coverage period applies until you move from your home. Since the average homeowner remains in his or her residence for about seven years, this by definition is the typical period covered by materials warranties.

Bear in mind, however, that warranties of this type invariably include certain exclusions, contingencies, and qualifications. For instance, if a leak develops, some manufacturers cover only the section in which the opening has formed. Additionally, you may need legal training to decipher the clutter of jargon packed into many warranties. Nevertheless, in the long run, manufacturer warranties generally are a great big plus for homeowners 

If you have questions about warranties for roofing materials, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer in Ladera Ranch 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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21

Before You Open Your Wallet …

 
When you’re a dedicated Orange County roofer, you have a great appreciation for the quality of a home’s rooftop. It’s integrity, structure, material composition, and reliability all take center stage in the eyes of professionals.

You don’t have to be an Orange County roofer, however, to take a deep and abiding interest in rooftops. A healthy interest is particularly important if you’re a homebuyer. As such, you’ve likely had your eye on the finer details of all prospective properties. You’ve looked at the walls, the sinks, the paint, the landscaping, and a million other details.

During this process, you’ll also want to give rooftops the attention they deserve. After all, they have an extremely vital role to play in the protection and comfort of your living space.

Given the importance of your roof, home shoppers must make certain theirs is in passable shape. Therefore, before opening your wallet to make a purchase, buyers should inspect their prospective home’s rooftop. Enlisting a residential roofer is advisable if you feel out of your element. By the way, the same holds true if you’re buying a business property. If inspections are beyond your capacity, get the help of a qualified commercial roofer.

During a roof inspection, many criteria come into play. Three of the most important are:

Roof Composition – Determine the material composition of shingles. Some are more durable than others.

Roof Age – Depending on its material, roofs will become less effective over the years. Bear in mind, however, that durability varies among different materials.

Current Condition – A professional Orange County roofer can detect obvious as well as hidden problems.

If you have questions about roof inspections, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer in Laguna Niguel 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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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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09

Roof Protection for Holiday Decorators

As a dedicated Orange County roofer, we’re trained to help with a wide range of roofing needs. But there is one issue we hope never to deal with. That issue is damage resulting from the installation of rooftop Christmas lights and decorations. Oh yes, this can happen … more than you’d think. Many an Orange County roofer can attest to that.

Private residences aren’t the only structures vulnerable to error-prone humanity. Commercial buildings, too, can experience damage when decorations are hung from the rooftop with care. Fortunately, do-it-yourself holiday decorators can take certain precautionary steps. These will reduce the risk of rooftop damage. As a result, you’ll be less likely to require the intervention of a commercial roofer or residential roofer. Here are some of those steps:

First and foremost, don’t connect holiday decorations directly to shingles. Big mistake. The installation can create small holes in those shingles. The openings, in turn, will readily admit unwanted dampness into your home. Yes, tiny holes don’t seem all that serious. But don’t be fooled. The punctures can admit enough moisture to cause plenty of internal rotting. Your best bet is to attach decorations using clips connected to eaves or gutters.

Secondly, if you must move a strand of lights or other decorations, don’t yank the entire batch. Instead, disconnect the ornamentation one clip at a time. Abrupt pulling can damage shingles and gutters. Then you’ll be calling an Orange County roofing company to make some very unseasonal repairs.

If you really feel out of your element, summons a professional decorator. This acknowledged expert will take a load off your shoulders. And you’ll be free to roast many more chestnuts over that open fire.

So please do yourself a favor. Take the foregoing steps to heart and faithfully carry them out. Doing so will help prevent costly damage … and keep your Orange County roofer home for the holidays.

If you have questions about safely installing holiday decorations on your rooftop, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer in Lake Forest 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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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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14

Keep the Downpour Outdoors

If rainwater or other moisture is trickling into your happy home. If droplets plop onto your head as you dig into a bowl of granola, then you’ve likely got a leaky roof. In which case, you’ll need to contact an Orange County roofer to solve this little problem. Of course, chances are good you could have avoided the problem altogether with a few precautionary steps. Among these steps, one of the most important is checking out two key problem areas – shingles and flashing.

Depending on what type of structure you’re dealing with, it’s a good idea to call in a commercial roofer or residential roofer to have a look at your shingles. Tapping into their expert abilities and experience, they can identify shingles that are well past their prime. This condition is usually evidenced by shingles that are badly worn, curled, cracked, or split. Once these signs are noticeable, shingles are no longer effective barriers to moisture. Compromised in this way, they allow rainwater to penetrate their outer surface. They can even be torn away by wind gusts. Either way, water will be entering your home uninvited.

Equally important to the dryness of your home are flashings. These are sheets of material placed at strategic points to guard against moisture penetration. A qualified Orange County roofer can examine your roof flashings, ensuring every one of them provides a tight seal around chimneys, vents, skylights, and other vulnerable zones. These inspections should take place two times each year. By taking this simple precautionary step, you'll uncover potential problems well before they become major headaches.

If you have questions about faulty shingles and flashings, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer in Midway City 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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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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