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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Roof Repairs, Roof Replacement, Roofing Materials
Jul
31

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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Larry N.
I'm looking at installing a couple of skylights in my roof. How hard and expensive is that?
Thursday, 27 August 2015 01:10
Abby M. (Editor)
It really depends on your project, Larry. There are lots of great options on the market right now. The key, though, is that you ne... Read More
Thursday, 27 August 2015 01:14
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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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Larry N.
Do lighter roofs really work? How much energy do they save?
Thursday, 27 August 2015 01:11
Abby M. (Editor)
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
Thursday, 27 August 2015 01:16
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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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Apr
29

Roofing Showdown - Shingles vs Tiles

orange county roofing typesWhen it comes to southern California roofing, the primary choices are shingle and tile. Both options have their advantages, and the most important thing is to ensure that you’re using the best Orange County roofing contractors for the job.

But if you’re wondering about the major differences between these two types of roofing, we’re here to help. Here are the main differences between shingle and tile roofs:

1.Eco-friendliness

These days, many Californians are looking for eco-friendly home options, including roofs. As far as eco-friendliness, tile roofs win hands-down in California. Shingles can actually be better in some colder climates, but concrete and clay tiles are generally more energy-saving with our warm weather.

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Mar
31

5 Cost Factors of Roof Replacement

orange county roofer 02You look up in the spring and notice that the shingles on your roof are looking a little curled-under or wavy. That’s not good! If your shingles look like that, or if you’re missing lots of clay tiles, it may be time to replace your roof.

This is a project no homeowner looks forward to. But tackling your roof replacement sooner rather than later may actually save you money. If you can replace the roofing material before the underlying plywood is damaged, you’ll save a ton!

The actual cost of replacing your roof will depend on a number of factors. And only a qualified contractor can tell you exactly how much your roof replacement project will cost. The best Orange County roofing company will be up front with a quote, and will detail exactly what goes into that final cost.

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Nov
03

Most common Orange County Roof Repairs

common-roof-repairs-ocReplacing a roof isn’t cheap. That’s why it’s important to repair your roof - rather than replacing it - whenever possible. Unless the shingles or tiles on your roof are completely worn out, repairs are able to fix many issues you might be having - including leaking. Orange County roof repair often addresses a group of very common problems. Here are some of the most common repairs that we do:

1. Damaged flashing.

Flashing is a piece of metal that adds extra protection to your roof’s extra vulnerable points. It’s found around skylights, around chimneys, and sometimes in the valleys of your roof where two surfaces meet. These areas are more prone to leaks, and are harder to get shingles and tiles into properly.

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Larry N.
How often should I get my gutters cleaned to keep problems like this from happening?
Monday, 24 November 2014 22:06
Blake R. (Editor)
Well, you definitely want to keep and eye on them, and if they're getting clogged and not directing water flow correctly, have the... Read More
Monday, 24 November 2014 22:12
Bob P.
I have noticed some of the caulk around my chimney separating. Is that something I can fix myself, or should I have the profession... Read More
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 19:11
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Sep
20

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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Bob P.
I'm curious if most roofing companies also do gutters? Or do you have to hire multiple companies to do a whole job?
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 20:25
Josh M.
If I see staining in my attic, does that mean the underlayment will have to be replaced? Trying to figure out how to budget to get... Read More
Monday, 24 November 2014 22:00
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Sep
01

Clay Roofs vs. Tile Roofs in Orange County

concrete-tile-roofTile roofs are some of the most popular options in Orange County, California - and for good reason! They’re long-lasting and incredibly energy-efficient in hotter climates. Plus, they’re a classic look with the area’s typical Spanish-inspired architecture. (But they also look great with more traditional types of architecture.)

Orange County roofing companies install many of these types of roofs each year. And the best roofing company will walk you through all your available options when it comes to a tile roof. While you’ve got many choices to make when it comes to your new tile roof - from style to color - the first and most basic choice is which type of tile you’ll use.

Tile roofs come in two basic options: concrete and clay. So what’s the difference between the two? Here’s an outline of the basic differences between these two types of tile roofs:

Cost

First, let’s look at the bottom line. Typically, clay tiles are more expensive than concrete. The average cost per square (100 square feet) for clay tiles is $700-$1,000. The average cost per square for concrete tiles is typically $400-$900 per square.

Of course, when comparing costs, it’s important to ask the Orange County roofing companies you’re vetting about the total costs of each type of roof. Also, ask which brands and types of tile they offer in each option. The goal should be to get an idea of overall costs - including installation - and not just costs for the raw materials.

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Larry N.
So on one of our rental properties in Orange County we have a clay tile roof. The roof constantly has mold on it making it look ho... Read More
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 19:29
Larry N.
Strike that last question. I see now that you have an article on exactly the question I was asking about maintaining a tile roof t... Read More
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 19:36
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Jul
31

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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Larry N.
How often should I be cleaning my asphalt roof? I mean, like every couple of months, or what?
Friday, 29 August 2014 00:39
Abby M. (Editor)
Hi, Larry. Well, it really depends. You really just want to keep an eye on the amount of debris on your roof, and keep an eye out ... Read More
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Tanya W.
Are all these steps going to actually extend the life of my shingles? Or are they still going to wear out in twenty years or so? D... Read More
Friday, 29 August 2014 00:40
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Jul
31

Installing Tile Roofs in Orange County

red-tile-roofs-in- OCThe best roofers in Orange County know a thing or two about clay tile roofs. After all, they’re some of the most popular roofs around this area. They fit right in to the Spanish-inspired feel of many Orange County homes. But clay tile roofs can work well with many other home styles, too, and they have tons of advantages.

Getting ready to replace your tile roof, or thinking of a switch to tile from another type of roofing material? Here are some of the most frequently asked questions the best roofers in Orange County are asked regularly:

1. Isn’t tile expensive?

Yes and no.

The answer to this question is yes because, on the front end, tile roofs are more expensive than their asphalt counterparts. Typically, concrete tiles cost about three times more than high-quality asphalt shingles, and clay tiles cost a bit more than that. This type of roofing is much less expensive than the increasingly-popular slate, however.

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Bob P.
What's the difference between clay tiles and concrete tiles? I know they're not the same, obviously, but I'm not sure exactly whic... Read More
Friday, 29 August 2014 00:26
Blake R. (Editor)
We're actually getting ready to publish a whole blog post on that, Bob. But, in short, clay tiles last longer and aren't porous. T... Read More
Friday, 29 August 2014 00:35
Larry N.
I like the look of the traditional red clay tiles. But I'm wondering if it would be a lot more efficient to go with a lighter colo... Read More
Friday, 29 August 2014 00:30
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Jun
09

Choose Roofing Materials Wisely

The Pros and Cons of Orange County Roofing Materials

Until you build a custom home or re-roof your existing home, you might not even think about all the types of roofing materials that are available today. But take a cross-country road trip through America, and you’ll see many different types of roofing materials - metal, asphalt shingles, clay, cedar shake shingles, and more.

Orange County homes can use any of these types of roofs, but before you choose your ideal roofing material, you need to know the pros and cons of all of your options. Here are the pros and cons of the most common Orange County roofing materials:

Asphalt shingles: Because they’re easiest to install, about ¾ of American roofs are covered in asphalt shingles. They come in a variety of colors, and they’re less expensive than other types of roofing materials, costing between $50 and $150 per 100 square feet.

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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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Cheryl R.
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
Friday, 13 June 2014 00:01
Blake R. (Editor)
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
Thursday, 19 June 2014 00:45
Blake R. (Editor)
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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May
15

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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Cheryl R.
I'm pretty handy myself, but I wouldn't try some of these repairs. Are there any easy thing you can DIY on your own roof to save a... Read More
Thursday, 31 July 2014 09:49
Abby M. (Editor)
Sure, Cheryl. If you've got experience and take the right safety precaution, replacing a few shingles on an asphalt roof is fairly... Read More
Thursday, 31 July 2014 09:53
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