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.

Orange County roofing companies are not all cut from the same cloth. Our numer 1 goal is your satisfaction and we're happy to come out and discuss with you the options you have and give you a fair and honest estimate.

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Hiring a Roofer, Roof Maintenance
Oct
15

5 Reasons for an Annual Roofing Inspection

When it comes to roofing, many homeowners are content to let their roof be until there’s an obvious problem. For instance, they won’t touch the roof or call in a professional until there’s an obvious leak. The problem with this is that your roof is the most important part of your whole home system, as it’s the system that protects everything else about your home.

This is why many Orange County roofing contractors suggest scheduling an annual roofing inspection. Annual inspections are actually quite affordable, and there are several reasons to add them to your home maintenance schedule. Here are just five of the most compelling:

1.Catch problems before they become big problems

The primary reason to consider having an annual roofing inspection on your schedule is to

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Sep
27

Is Your Roof Right for Solar Energy?

Solar energy systems require more than a daily supply of sunlight. Also needed is the right kind of roof. A premier Orange County roofing company, Luke Roofing frequently evaluates rooftops for solar compatibility. Before beginning a solar installation, our team makes certain the roof in question meets the following criteria. 

Direction. The more sunlight saturating your roof, the more energy solar panels can gather and produce. In California, south-facing roofs are best, as these get the most sunlight. Also receiving many sunlight hours are east and west-facing roofs.  If your roof faces any of these directions, they’re in a position to generate sufficient amounts of solar electricity. North-facing roofs, however, are a different story. These get comparatively little sunlight, making them poor candidates for solar energy panels. 

Room. A roof with abundant space is ideal for an Orange County roofing contractor such as us. With sufficient work room, installers can adequately maneuver and organize solar panels. Rooftop obstacles such as skylights and vents create major challenges, however.  Not only do they hamper maneuverability, they restrict the number of panels that can be installed. Remember, the more panels, the more sun-generated power produced – and the less you must rely on conventional electricity.

Age. Generally, the older the roof, the more difficult and time-consuming the solar panel installation. Among the biggest risks inherent to an aging roof is the possibility of installation damage. Sometimes it’s simply better to hold off on a solar energy system until you replace your old roof.

If you have questions or are considering roof repairs or upgrades, be sure to reach out to Luke Roofing. A long-established commercial roofing contractor, we provide prompt, reliable expertise for every need and situation. Offering roofing services from Placentia to Seal Beach, Luke Roofing is your trusted Orange County roofing contractor.  

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Apr
30

Roofing Contractors - 5 Things to know

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

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

1.Licensing information

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

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Mar
31

5 Roof Replacement FAQs

orange county roofers 03When it comes to replacing your roof, you need to start by choosing the best Orange County roofing contractors. But once you’ve done that, you may still have some questions. We’re here to help!

Replacing your roof is an expensive - and time-consuming - proposition. But your roof is one of the most important pieces of your entire home. That’s why it’s essential to hire a great contractor and to ensure you get all of your questions answered before the roof replacement process begins.

Our contractors can answer any questions you might have in person or over the phone. But if you’re looking for answers to common questions, here are some of the most common questions we’re asked about replacing roofs:

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Jan
31

What to Look for in a Orange County Roofing Contractor

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When you’re looking for Orange County roofing contractors for your roof repair or replacement, do you know what to look for? One obvious place to begin is with licensing information. You definitely need to ensure that the contractor you hire is licensed in the State of California.

While licensed professionals have a certain level of expertise and experience, not all professionals are excellent at what they do. So how do you find the best contractors out there, who can offer excellent products, excellent service, and excellent guarantees?

One option is to look at third party certifications, such as those offered by renowned roofing products company CertainTeed. This company offers extra certifications to businesses who sell its products - which are known for their high quality and great warranties. So if you’re looking for a roofing contractor in Orange County, check to see if they have additional CertainTeed certifications.

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Larry N.
Interesting. I didn't know that warranties could be tied to certifications like these.
Saturday, 28 March 2015 21:05
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Jan
31

The Best Orange County Roofing Company is State Licensed

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These days, it’s easier than ever for SoCal individuals and companies to find a roofing company. A quick Google search turns up literally hundreds of options in the area. So the problem isn’t just finding someone to fix your roof. The problem is ensuring that you’re using the best Orange County roofing company for your needs.

Obviously, there’s plenty to think about when it comes to shopping for a roofing contractor. But one of the top requirements on your list should be that your contractor is licensed with the State of California.

In fact, any company that doesn’t provide potential customers with a current, verifiable license number isn’t worth your time. Here’s why:

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Do roofers have to do ongoing education for licensing in California? I'm just curious about what it takes to get licensed because ... Read More
Saturday, 28 March 2015 21:08
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Dec
30

New Years Roof Resolutions

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Want to resolve something besides “lose weight” and “pay off debt” this New Year? In 2015, make some New Year’s Resolutions for your roof. These five resolutions can save you money in the long run by keeping your roof in great condition. Here are five resolutions SoCal residents should make about their roofs:

1. Install a clay tile roof

 There’s a reason clay tile roofs are ubiquitous in the Southern California area: they’re incredibly energy efficient. The curve of the clay tiles creates a space for air between the tile and the roof. This air space creates a natural thermal barrier, so that less heat transfers from the roof tiles to the inside of the home. 

When less heat transfers into your home, it makes your home easier and more affordable to cool. So check with your local Orange County roofing company to get a quote for installing a clay tile roof in 2015.

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My house needs a new roof this year, I think. I'm wondering if a clay roof would really be worth it? I know it's a huge expense! A... Read More
Saturday, 31 January 2015 19:31
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Dec
29

Energy Efficient Roofs for Orange County

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

Extra air makes for a cooler roof

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

Opt for cooler colors

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

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Do you have an estimate about how much energy a clay tile roof can save? I'm just wondering if it's really enough to add up, given... Read More
Saturday, 31 January 2015 19:32
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Sep
01

Maintaining a Tile Roof Tile in Orange County

orange-county-tile-roofOne of the benefits of installing a tile roof on your home is that they’re virtually maintenance-free. But “virtually” maintenance-free doesn’t mean the same thing as totally maintenance-free. You still need to do some maintenance with your clay tile roof - or hire OC roofing companies to do it.

Luckily, maintaining a clay tile roof is relatively simple. Here are the steps you should take to keep yours in excellent shape:

1. Inspect regularly

First, make sure that you regularly inspect the clay tiles on your roof. This is especially true after a storm or strong wind. While clay is very durable and not likely to break, it does happen sometimes. And you definitely want to replace a broken tile as soon as possible, before more damage occurs.

If you do notice broken, slipped, missing, or chipped tiles, be sure that you call a qualified Orange County roofing company, like Luke Roofing, Inc. to fix the problem. Clay isn’t as simple for DIYers to fix as asphalt shingles.

2. Power wash

Like all roofs, you definitely need to be sure that you keep your clay tile roof clean. Dirty roofs invite all sorts of problems - from nesting critters to mold growth. So make sure that you regularly clean your roof, especially if it gets debris on it from nearby trees.

One of the easiest ways to clean your clay tile roof yourself is with a power washer. Power washing can be done in an afternoon. If tiles are growing algae, rinse them in a special roof rinse that will break down the algae without harming the environment around your home. Talk to OC roofing companies about how best to wash your roof.

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Larry N.
OK, now I feel like a dummie. I just asked a question about how to keep the mold off my Orange County rental property roof by the ... Read More
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 19:34
Josh M.
with regards to roof algae, have you considered cleaning it yourself? For some, this makes no sense as climbing up on a roof can b... Read More
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May
15

9 Questions for your Roof Installer

Hiring roofers in Orange County is a big deal for a homeowner. Getting your roof repaired or replaced can cost big money. And you want to be sure you’re spending your cash wisely and well. So before you sign a contract with a roofer, ask these 9 questions to be sure you’re hiring the right roofing company:

1. Are you licensed?Roofers in Orange County should be licensed by the state. A license doesn't guarantee excellent work, but working with an unlicensed contractor is sketchy, at best.

2. Are you a member of any roofing associations? Again, the fact that a roofing company is a member of a roofing association doesn't guarantee that they do good work. But those who are association members tend to be more up-to-date on the latest methods and products on the market. Association membership can prove that a roofing company is serious about its work.

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Bob P.
Good list of questions to ask. I think my roof is going to need replaced soon. I'll probably just print this out and keep it nearb... Read More
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 20:51
Larry N.
I agree. But I'm wondering what precautions a roofing company should take to keep from damaging my gutters? I don't really know an... Read More
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 20:54
Blake R. (Editor)
Really, you just want to be sure the ladder that the crews use to get onto the roof has a special support so it won't put the weig... Read More
Thursday, 19 June 2014 00:44
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Apr
23

5 Things to Look For When Hiring a Roofer

Choose The Right Roofing Company

If you’re getting ready to drop a few grand on a new roof or roof repairs, you definitely need to be sure you’re choosing the right roofer. The wrong Orange County roofer can spell disaster for your home. Repairs that don’t hold up, fines from permits not pulled, or wildly off base estimates are just a few problems that might crop up.

So before you shell out cash for those Orange County roof repairs, be sure to thoroughly vet the roofing companies you're considering. Look for these five things as you do:

1. An education

You want to hire a roofer who has the time, inclination, and communication skills to really educate you on your roof. Roofing companies that can’t - or won’t - thoroughly answer all your questions are trouble. 

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Bob P.
I recently got a quote from one roofing company who basically wouldn't tell me anything. They wouldn't tell me the differences bet... Read More
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 18:47
Cheryl R.
I just got my written estimate from this company, and I'm really surprised at how detailed and thorough it was. Their price seems ... Read More
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 18:52
Josh M.
What kind of licensing information do I need to ask for here in California?
Thursday, 31 July 2014 09:58
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Apr
22

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

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

Know How They Charge

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

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

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

Know Your Options

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

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Bob P.
I had a bad experience a few years ago with roofer "guarantees." I didn't read the fine print, and even though my roof was damaged... Read More
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 18:45
John A.
I know what you mean. I narrowly avoided that problem when my wife and I re-roofed our first house. I got a bad feeling about the ... Read More
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 18:50
Cheryl R.
I'm actually curious about what some of the options are for roofs in the OC area. I know a lot of people are here have tile, but i... Read More
Thursday, 12 June 2014 23:59
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