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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.
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Aug
18

Easy Solution

If only you could make those rooftop stains vanish with a wave of your hand. But unless you possess some special powers, the intervention of an ordinary human will be required. Certainly, you can call for the assistance of an Orange County roofing company to remove the stains, mildew, and other imperfections caused by the passage of time. (Very few old roofs are without them.) Or you can take care of the matter yourself. Either way, the task must be performed. Not only are those unattractive blemishes offensive to your aesthetic sense; they very likely are lowering your home’s market value.  

In most cases, the imperfections you notice are signs of mildew or fungus. Whether you opt for the help of an Orange County roofing contractor or the do-it-yourself method, the problem probably can be solved by a very common household item – bleach.  What you’ll be doing with this handy liquid is creating a cleaning solution capable of removing the blemishes. Ideally, you’ll want the solution to consist of 25% bleach and 75% water.

Once you’re done mixing your solution, fill a garden pump sprayer with the liquid and focus the spray on the mildew, fungus, and other stains. Naturally, you’ll want to aim accurately.  Misaimed bleach that strikes surrounding plants can do them a great deal of damage.  For maximum protection, it’s a good idea to cover nearby foliage.  Also, make sure no errant spray touches other parts of the roof.  

To really be certain the cleansing is done right, consider a professional for the job. If you live in Newport Beach, for example, a qualified Newport Beach roofing company can ensure safe, reliable stain removal.

If you have questions about removing roof stains, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. 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 the most efficient, reliable roofing solutions.

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Aug
11

More Style Options for Your Home

When an Orange County roofer installs an asphalt shingle roof, you can expect an ordinary layering of gray material. Nothing special; just a functional cover that keeps the rain and other elements at bay. Well, that might be the impression asphalt left in the past. But today, the material is making quite a different mark. And the mark is much more exciting than most people could have imagined. In the option-filled, contemporary world, asphalt shingles are available in a variety of styles. Not just the same old, same old. So, no matter what your taste or temperament, chances are better than excellent that you’ll find something in the asphalt category to tickle your fancy.

Basically, an Orange County roofing company can enhance your roof with three different asphalt options, in addition to the garden variety single shingle.  The first of these is the strip shingle, or as it is otherwise known – the three-tab shingle. The numerical designation is very apt. Each of these shingle strips consists of three tabs that mimic the look of separate shingles. Three shingles in one describes this to a tee.

The laminated shingle has a ‘three-dimensional’ look, being available in different thickness levels. This is one of the most aesthetically-appealing in the asphalt shingle category. Perhaps you have a stylish home in an Orange County city such as Rancho Santa Margarita. In that case, you may want to consult with a Rancho Santa Margarita roofer about improving your home’s visual appeal with laminated shingles.

Interlocking shingles are interconnected for strength and stability. If the wind howls long and strong in your neck of the woods, they can stand up to blows with great success.

If you have questions about asphalt shingle styles, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. 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 the most efficient, reliable roofing solutions.

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05

Where Shingle Layering Loses Points

It’s only natural … homeowners want to correct any discovered roof deficiencies, whether they be missing shingles, clogged rain gutters, or any of the other million and one possible problems. But they also want to save money. So if possible, rather than enlist an Orange County roofing company to replace their roof, money-conscious homeowners understandably will opt for a new layer of shingles. Basically, this solution leaves the old shingles in place and covers them over with brand-new, just-purchased replacement shingles. Easy as pie and so good to the wallet, right?

Well, yes. That part is correct – if all goes well. However, there are definite problems associated with this rooftop cover-up. For an in-depth analysis of the potential issues, schedule a consultation with a qualified Orange County roofing contractor. In the meantime, you can get a sense of what’s in store from the following overview.  

First and foremost, you must deal with curling shingles. If you’re current layer is lying good and flat, then you’re in the clear on this matter. But if they’re curling up from the rooftop, they’ll push up mightily against any new layer. Can you imagine your reaction as you gaze with pride upon your ‘new’ roof, only to see unexpected rises here and there? Not too flattering.

There is, however, an even more troubling prospect in store after double-layering a roof. What if, for instance, you have a beautiful home in San Clemente. And low and behold, you notice the effect that curling shingles are having on your new over-layer. You decide to replace the entire roof. Well guess what, your San Clemente roofing company must tear off both layers instead of one before installing the replacement. And all that extra labor and time will cost you. So before you double-layer, think about the consequences. You may not be doing the best thing.  

If you have questions about layering shingles, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. 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 the most efficient, reliable roofing solutions.

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Jul
28

Plastic Power

Plastic is one of the most well-recognized materials in the world. And for good reason …  so much of what we use is made of it. But now, the material has found its way to an unexpected place – the rooftop. Well, at least an important part of the rooftop. That part is the rain gutter. Most people are familiar with these water channels in their metallic form. They are, however, also available in the plastic variety. In fact, the popularity of the plastic kind is rising decisively. Therefore, the average Orange County roofer increasingly is installing this type of gutter.

There are many reasons for the climbing popularity of plastic rain gutters. Perhaps the biggest of these is their inherent resistance to damage. After an Orange County roofing company installs one of these water channels, you can expect it to stand up to the elements like a champion. Rusting and corroding, for example, are two signs of wear you’ll never see with plastic gutters. Also likely to be absent will be unsightly dents. That’s because plastic is flexible enough to resist basic bumps and bruises. Like those that may result from the impact of a wind-snapped tree limb or other debris.   

Plastic also scores big points from an aesthetic point of view.  Gutters made of this material are available in a wide range of shapes and colors easily matched to a home’s exterior. If, for instance, you have a home in Irvine, you can enhance its appearance with color-matched rain gutters. Simply call a qualified Irvine roofing company for more details.

If you have questions about plastic rain gutters, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. 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 the most efficient, reliable roofing solutions.

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Jul
21

What to Know Before You Buy Those Shingles

Alright, you’ve secured the services of a qualified Orange County roofing company to install new roof shingles. No doubt, there are sound reasons behind this decision. Maybe your tried-and-true shingles are worn and leak-prone. Perhaps you simply want a makeover for your home. All of these are excellent reasons for making the change. Nevertheless, when selecting new shingles, you must take more than style, function, and color into consideration. To ensure a successful installation, homeowners must weigh other factors before committing to a material. Failing to consider these factors could and probably will throw a monkey wrench into your plans mighty quick. This outcome not only will be frustrating; it probably will be very costly.   

Your Orange County roofing contractor will be very familiar with these crucial factors. But if you’re shopping for shingles on your own, you must be equally familiar with them. The first of these important considerations is local building codes. Depending on your community, the number of allowable shingle layers may be limited. If you’re searching for the perfect shingles without professional assistance, you must check the local laws to make certain you’re in compliance with appropriate codes.

You can, of course, put your mind at ease by assigning this task to a qualified professional. If, for instance, you live in an OC city such as Mission Viejo, you may want to get the assistance of a Mission Viejo roofing company. These experts can determine how well your shingle choice complies with local laws.

Roof slope and local climate also can make a difference when it comes to selecting shingles for your roof. Again, a qualified Orange County roofing contractor can best determine the suitability of your choice. After all, the last thing you need is a roofing material not suited to the pitch of your roof or not able to withstand local weather conditions. Far better to know where things stand well in advance.  

If you have questions about what to know before purchasing shingles, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. 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 the most efficient, reliable roofing solutions.

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Jul
14

Help Your Roof Go Further

Once an Orange County roofer installs a roof, you can count on many years of high-level performance. But no roof is self-maintaining. To keep this important part of your house in the best shape possible, it must be cared for periodically. Not surprisingly, much of the roof care process depends on the roofing material involved. Each one has its own demands. Take asphalt shingles, for instance. The good news is, they typically don’t require much intervention. All it takes to keep them in good order is an occasional inspection performed by a qualified Orange County roofing company. With these periodic examinations, you can expect an asphalt roof to last for decades.

A metal roof is by its very nature the king of endurance. Forget measuring this material in years. Centuries is the length of time that best describes the lasting power of this material. It’s important to remember, however, that there are qualitative differences among metal roofs. Some grades of metal simply perform better than others. If an Orange County roofer is installing a metal roof on your home, be sure to evaluate the range of metal choices. You may well discover a preference for one type over the others.

A wood roof has its own requirements when it comes to maintaining performance. One of the most effective means for protecting this type of material is periodic chemical treatments. If you have a wood-roofed home in an Orange County city such as Laguna Beach, consider having a Laguna Beach roofer treat your wood shingles to maximize durability.

If you have questions about roof maintenance, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. 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 the most efficient, reliable roofing solutions.

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Jun
22

The Undeniable Attraction of a New Roof

At this moment, many people are contemplating the crucial question – should I get a new roof or not. Giving the idea a thumbs-up could prove a good move in many ways. But before you commit to the new shingles, be sure to discuss the matter with a qualified Orange County roofing company. The experts on their team can supply many key insights about the ramifications of re-roofing. Only after everything stacks up to your liking should you green-light an installation. Remember, this outlay will be a major investment – perhaps the biggest one you’ll ever make in the home-improvement department.

If you decide in favor of a new roof, you’ll likely be glad you did. This upgrade holds many attractions for homeowners. The first and most obvious attraction is what the replacement does for home values. If an Orange County roofing contractor installs a new roof, the resale value of your home likely will rise by a robust sum. This may seem trivial if your residence is off market. But if you ever do plan to sell, consider the upgrade a definite price-booster.

Equally attractive will be the appearance of any home crowned by a new roof. Over the years, shingles have become a new breed. The old-school, drab shingle has given way to the new variety enhanced by eye-catching textures and colors. Contemporary shingles are the perfect complement to beautiful landscaping.  

And let’s not forget the undeniable attraction of cooler temperatures. Many contemporary shingles decisively reflect the sun’s heat, defending against the intrusion of warm temperatures. The cooling effect on your inner home will be most welcome, particularly during the summer stretch. Perhaps your home lies in one of the warmer zones of Orange County, such as Coto de Caza. In that case, you might want to contact a Coto de Caza roofer to discuss your options.   

If you have questions about installing a new roof, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. 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 the most efficient, reliable roofing solutions.

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Jun
15

Look Before it Leaks

How do you know your roof is set to spring a leak or two? What are the signs of impending water intrusion? Fortunately, there are many warning signs associated with this serious problem. To be sure they’re spotted and properly assessed, homeowners should enlist the services of a qualified Orange County roofer. This professional is trained in the art of leak detection – detection typically carried out with flawless precision.

Obvious or subtle, all leaks have the potential to invite unwanted water into your home. Therefore, it’s best to have an inspection completed with time to spare. Waiting until the rainy season leaves homeowners vulnerable to major moisture.  

What are some of the warning signs of interest to an Orange County roofing company? One of the clearest signals of trouble ahead is missing or damaged shingles. Once this roof covering is compromised, water intrusion and rotting easily can result. Moreover, compromised shingles can have an impact on nearby shingles, leaving them unprotected from the impact of wind. It’s not uncommon for unprotected shingles to be carried away by strong gusts.
But this is not the only way in which shingles can lose their effectiveness. Curling and splitting also can take place in roofing materials such as asphalt. When this happens, shingles are far more vulnerable to the effects of rain.  

Of course, shingles aren’t the only vulnerable rooftop component. Flashing, for instance, also is subject to potential problems. When this metal is rusted or missing, openings are created in the roof. During the inspection of a home in a city such as Mission Viejo, a Mission Viejo roofer will be on the lookout for these telltale signs, as well as all the other signals that indicate the need for action.

If you have questions about identifying the signs of a roof leak, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. 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 the most efficient, reliable roofing solutions.

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09

Solid Investment

If you’re looking for an excellent investment, you may not need to consult a financial advisor. A great return on your money can be had by selecting one of the strongest types of roof tiles on the planet. The material used for these tiles is concrete. There are many reasons why you should consider concrete roof tiles. For all the details, consult with a qualified Orange County roofing company. The experts on staff can go into depth regarding the known advantages of this material. Even if you don’t go with concrete, a discussion will at the very least give you a better understanding of roof dynamics.

Yes, it’s true that concrete roof tiles likely will have a higher price tag than alternate materials, Nevertheless, the value they provide makes them a smart buy in the long run. Consider, for instance, their undeniable durability. Basically, the material can last for centuries. Thus, if concrete is selected, roof replacement is a service you’ll never need from an Orange County roofing contractor. Even asphalt shingles pale in comparison to the infinite durability of concreate. With the former, you’ll be carrying out a replacement every two or three decades. Concrete will just be getting warmed up.

Complementing the high durability of concrete is its low maintenance requirements. Because of the material’s intrinsic strength, wind, sun, and other natural elements will inflict very little damage to concrete. It’s going to take something much more powerful than these natural occurrences to even put a dent in these tiles. Which leaves you one less problem to worry about. Do you live an in an Orange County city such as Aliso Viejo? Be sure to ask your Aliso Viejo roofer about concrete roof tiles.

If you have questions about concrete roof tiles, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. 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 the most efficient, reliable roofing solutions.

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Jun
02

Home Vs. The Elements

Rooftops protect homes in variety of ways.  Most notably, they offer solid defense against the elements, such as rainwater intrusion and blistering heat. But your roof rarely goes it alone. Along with its own protective powers, rooftops benefit from the assistance of various components. One of these components is the rain gutter. This is your roof’s primary drainage system, channeling storm water away from your home’s vulnerable zones. Check yours out. Are they dented or otherwise damaged? A qualified Orange County roofer can install new ones to maximize the protection of your home.

Rain gutters are made of varying materials. Therefore, an Orange County roofing company will present you with the different options, explaining the advantages and disadvantages of each. One of the more popular choices is the aluminum gutter. Given the material they’re made of, these are among the lightest types available. But don’t be fooled by their lightness. These gutters are reliably sturdy and strong. Throw any kind of weather at them, and they’ll stand up to it like champions. Even in the coldest regions, they can resist the damaging effects of weather with relative ease.  

Aluminum also rates highly on the aesthetic scale. This material is eminently rust-proof, maintaining its clean, shiny surface for many years. Moreover, aluminum performs equally well when it comes to preserving its paint job. Cracking, peeling, and general wearing away happen much less frequently to paint that coats aluminum gutters. Perhaps you’re a homeowner in an Orange County city such as San Clemente. If you’re interested in protecting your investment with aluminum rain gutters, simply contact a qualified San Clemente roofer. They’ll take care of the rest.

If you have questions about aluminum rain gutters, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. 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 the most efficient, reliable roofing solutions.

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26

Keep the Drops Out

You just can’t be too careful when it comes to maintaining optimum roof performance. Like any other part of your home, roof components are subject to wear and tear. Ignore even the smallest problem too long, and it can develop into a major and very costly headache. For this reason, it’s advisable to inspect your roof periodically. If up to the task, you can carry out a surface inspection yourself. During this time, it will be possible to spot obvious problems such as missing shingles. For more in-depth evaluations, however, it’s probably best to have a qualified Orange County roofing company carry out the mission. If you live in an Orange County city such as Irvine, you can bet a trusted Irvine roofing company will be well-trained to spot issues that typically go unnoticed by the less experienced.

During a professional inspection, potential leaks will be a prime area of focus for an Orange County roofing contractor. There are many potential leak sources. One of the most common is worn or missing roof flashing. Basically, flashing is a metal strip installed around vulnerable areas such as creases, chimneys, and vents. Often, these zones are susceptible to water intrusion. The flashing strip acts as a guard against moisture penetration, keeping rain where it belongs – on the outside of your home.

Unlike shingles, which overlap to provide added protection, flashing stands alone against the elements. Because it has no additional coverage, the metal strips often are much more vulnerable to damage and wear than shingles. For this reason, periodic inspections of flashing by an Orange County roofing contractor are crucial … preferably well before the commencement of the rainy season. Neglecting this important component puts your home at much higher risk for soaked walls, pooling water, and other consequences of water leakage.

If you have questions about roof flashing, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. 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 the most efficient, reliable roofing solutions.

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18

Unlock Your Home’s Potential

Owners employ a variety of measures to promote energy efficiency in their homes.  Much of their effort focuses on retaining maximum warmth, particularly during the colder winter months. While these energy-saving efforts, such as upgrading insulation, certainly contribute to warmer in-home environments, they also can present certain drawbacks. In many cases, warmth-preservation solutions prevent air from escaping the home. This, of course, helps to maintain existing temperatures. But locked-in air often can cause other problems, most notably moisture buildup. This is the result of insufficient air circulation. Fortunately, an Orange County roofer can help provide the ventilation required to minimize moisture buildup.

To provide proper ventilation, a qualified professional likely will focus on your attic (assuming you have one).  Insulation and other energy-saving measures often restrict the circulation of air, continuously recycling the flow. This goes on for months and months. Over time, condensation will form, causing wood deterioration and quite possibly mold. An Orange County roofing company can address the issue by installing an attic vent system. This system utilizes intake vents to draw in cooler air and eliminate excessive heat.

Dormer vents are among the most popular roof ventilation systems an Orange County roofer can install. Their popularity stems from two features. First, they work superbly, providing efficient air circulation for your home. This freely-circulating air helps minimize internal moisture and enhance the durability of your roof, thereby saving you from substantial replacement costs. Secondly, dormer vents are unobtrusive – typically, they are installed on the backside of a roof, far from view. But whether you choose this or any other type of vent, one thing is certain – your roof and home will be a lot better off.

If you have questions about roof ventilation, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer in Laguna Hills and neighboring 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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04

Could This Be the Perfect Metal for Your Home?

What pops into your head when you think of a metal roof? If you’re like many people, the image that appears isn’t pretty. Instead of shingles, you see a long sheet of metal spanning the top of an industrial building. Well, such an image might have been right on the money years ago. But today, an Orange County roofer can install a metal roof that gives an entirely different impression. Instead of looking like a factory covering, it will resemble something eminently suburban. Credit for this transformation goes to bold innovations in design and construction. What once was excruciatingly humdrum and plain now can be undeniably eye-catching.

In addition to improved appearance, other advantages make the new metal roof attractive to homeowners. For instance, when an Orange County roofing company installs a meal roof, you can expect it to last for years and years. Given the material used, this durability shouldn’t be surprising in the least. What may be surprising, however, is just how far this durability extends. In general, a metal roof will last anywhere from 30-50 years. In most cases, roof replacement is something homeowners never will have to think or worry about.

Money savings is another advantage offered by metal roofing. Typically, an Orange County roofer can install one for less than the cost of a conventional roof. The comparatively lower installation cost is a windfall derived from the time savings associated with metal roofs. This has to do with their weight. Because they’re lighter than ordinary shingles, the metal variety is more quickly carried and handled by crews. Thus, fewer hours are required to complete the job.   

If you have questions about meatal roofing, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Buena Park, 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 the most efficient, reliable roofing solutions.

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27

A Better Rain Gutter

Sure, the rainy season is over … presumably. But advance preparation is still a good idea. Sturdy rain gutters, of course, are the cornerstone of said preparation. You simply can’t be careless when it comes to these crucial drainage channels. Because, you never know when the next cloudburst will erupt.  Given this unpredictability, a rain gutter inspection could prove advantageous. If you don’t feel up to task, a qualified Orange County roofing company can tackle the assignment. These professionals will muster up finely-honed skills to uncover rust, corrosion, and other signs of wear and tear. If these tarnishes turn up, gutter replacement may necessary.

If you’re facing gutter replacement, an Orange County roofing contractor can offer a choice of materials. Nowadays, you’re not limited to metal. In fact, one of the most popular of the current gutter materials is vinyl. Gutters constructed of this sturdy plastic offer several advantages. One advantage is their proven resistance to dents, corrosion, and rust. You’ll just never see these problems with vinyl gutters.

What about scratches and scrapes? Are vinyl gutters susceptible to these defects? Yes, these can happen to the plastic variety. But when they do, they’re not nearly as visible as those marring metal gutters. For all practical purposes, scratches and scrapes are not a factor with vinyl construction.

Plastic rain gutters also offer a cost advantage. Because these drainage channels are lightweight, they’re easier to carry and handle. Thus, an Orange County roofing company generally can install them at a cost substantially lower than that of metal.

If you have questions about vinyl rain gutters, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer in Aliso Viejo, 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

Could This Be the Right Solution for Your Roof?

You want to protect the exterior of your home. But sometimes you neglect one important area. It’s easy to do. The area in question, of course, is your roof. Elevated and often out of your field of vision, a rooftop generally doesn’t get the level of attention often lavished on the patio or garden. But it needs this attention just the same. Any Orange County roofer will tell you that. All too often, these professionals see the results of long-term roof neglect. And usually it’s not pretty. What are some of the possible results of neglect? One of the most common is roof deterioration.

Roof deterioration happens over time, typically during a long stretch of years. There are many causes of deterioration, but the most destructive is a steady barrage of sunlight and other elements. An Orange County roofing company can check for damage by conducting periodic roof inspections. These qualified experts also can take preventative measures if you so desire. Among the newest preventatives on the list is the composite roof. As the term implies, this type of roof incorporates a blend of materials in its composition. Shingles might be made of fiberglass, wood, polyester, or fiberglass. Other materials may be used, as well. The point is that the right combination can provide excellent protection against sunlight, as well as dependable water-proofing.

Is a composite roof right for you? That all depends. Often, the combined materials absorb and retain heat more readily than non-composites. Good news in the winter time, particularly if your heating bills are sky high. This retention, however, can be a disadvantage during the hotter summer months. Light colors can help in this regard. Composite roofs might also prove beneficial if you live in a windy canyon. Shingles made of the blend are excellent at standing up to powerful gusts.  

If you have questions about composite roofs, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established, Anaheim, 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 the most efficient, reliable roofing solutions.

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11

Listen to Your Attic

A reliable Orange County roofing company has many options when evaluating the condition of your roof shingles. The most typical and effective option is, of course, examining the roof from one end to the other. This investigative process reveals cracks, holes, and other problems that can cause homeowners major headaches if ignored. An Orange County roofing contractor, however, also can learn a great deal by examining roof condition from the inside. This is commonly accomplished thorough investigation of the attic. You wouldn’t believe the things this hidden space can say about shingles.

How will an attic communicate information about shingle condition? Through any number of signs. For example, an Orange County roofer may discover thin beams of light streaming through the attic ceiling. These beams are clear-cut evidence that the shingles above are underperforming. Perhaps they’ve been marred by small holes formed over the years.  Or possibly there are issues with roof flashing. During a rainfall, these holes provide easy entry points for unwanted water drops. If rainwater already has leaked into the attic, the evidence will be unmistakable – typically water stains blemishing the walls and ceiling.   

Should an Orange County roofing company detect any of these warning signs, you likely will be given one of two options. Choice #1 -- Correct the issues with professional intervention. Choice #2 - If damage is irreparable, replace the roof. No matter which scenario looms, it’s best to discuss the matter with a qualified Orange County roofing contractor. An expert of this caliber can help you make the best decision and avoid further headaches down the road. 

If you have questions about checking your attic for roof issues, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established Orange County roofer in Irvine 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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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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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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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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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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