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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.
Feb
26

Roof Confidence Roof Rain or Shine

Rain, especially so far this year, isn’t always a problem for residents of Orange County. Nevertheless, those drops do fall on occasion. Which means your rooftop may be vulnerable – especially during a fierce downpour. The typical Orange County roofer experiences some of the heaviest activity in the aftermath of an extended storm. Perhaps accompanying winds have blown shingles away. Or maybe undetected leaks have become open doorways to moisture. The puddle in your living room is clear proof of entry. No matter what the situation, however, a heavy rain is an alert to have things checked out. This means an inspection is in order.

Outdoor Inspection Required

If you really trust your expertise on these matters, conduct a preliminary inspection yourself. If you’re less than confident, rely on the assistance of an Orange County roofing company. What are the danger signs that inspections reveal? One of the most obvious is fragments of shingles littering the ground. Something sent them there. And that something likely is wind and rain. But rain damage isn’t always limited to shingles. Also impacted are other parts of the house, such as siding. During an inspection, all possibilities should be covered.

Indoor Issues

Attics are notorious for springing leaks. Therefore, it’s crucial to inspect these upper regions of the home. A variety of Orange County homes have attics. Perhaps you reside in an Aliso Viejo home with an attic. If you want to be sure about this area, have an Aliso Viejo roofer check yours out after a storm. Naturally, you can do it yourself. Hopefully, you enjoy holding a flashlight while crawling through dark spaces.

If you have questions about inspecting your roof after a rainstorm, 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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Feb
22

Easy Access for a Commercial Building

If you own or manage a commercial building, chances are good that sooner or later roof access will become necessary. Access may be needed for a variety of reason. For instance, for the transporting of equipment and supplies into the structure, or to permit the entry of maintenance personnel. Fortunately, a qualified Orange County commercial roofing contractor can help provide this necessary access with an excellent solution. That solution is a roof hatch. This is a common site on commercial structures. Easily installed by an Orange County roofer, it basically is a horizontal door that fits snugly over a roof opening. A roof hatch may be opened and closed as needed.

Depending on the type of roof to be serviced, roof hatches may vary to fit the situation. Commercial roofers often install one of these doors to replace an existing one. As with other components, the previous hatch may have deteriorated or become damaged. A qualified Orange County roofing company also may install a hatch as part of a new building.

Clearly, a well-sealed, watertight hatch is a high priority. To ensure a secure seal, an Orange County commercial roofer often will employ a flanged design. This precautionary measure is applicable, no matter where a commercial building is located. For instance, you may be considering a new or replacement roof hatch for a commercial building in Newport Beach. Should this be the case, be sure to consult with a qualified Newport Beach commercial roofer before committing to an installation. The firm's professional input can offer you a complete assessment of your roof and a solid basis for a sound decision.

If you have questions about roof hatch installation for a commercial building, 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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Feb
09

Why Skylights

If you appreciate the warmth and cheer of natural sunlight in your home, a qualified Orange County roofing company can help provide that benefit. This professional team will do so by installing a skylight on your roof. As its name implies, a skylight invites beautiful natural sunlight into your residence. For anyone seeking happier living spaces, this option clearly is the right move. Bright, cheerful sunlight is a proven mood-elevator.  Without stepping outdoors or even flicking a switch, you can enjoy the mood-enhancing light of our nearest star, easily and comfortably. There are, however, other benefits derived from skylight illumination.

The first of these benefits is the obvious one -- lower electric bills. Yes, with the sun supplying abundant illumination, the need for electric power is proportionately reduced. So is the need to get up from a comfortable position to flick on the nearest lamp. With solar illumination shining throughout your living space, you can stay put. And let’s not forget about all that wonderful fresh air flowing into your home, along with the sunshine. An open skylight installed by an Orange County roofer is a great way to improve ventilation.

Bear in mind that, depending on your geographical location, the installation of a skylight also may entitle you to certain energy-related tax savings. Clearly, residents of Orange County should investigate available tax-saving programs associated with such an installation. This could be great news for people living in a sunny locale such as San Clemente. If things seem to work out in your favor, ask a qualified San Clemente roofer about available skylight options.

If you have questions about installing a skylight in your home, 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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We've had nothing but issues with our skylights. They are about 15 years old now and have leaked twice in that time. We've had two... Read More
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Jan
11

Two Advantages for Every Roof

Somewhere, sometime, a wise person arrived at this conclusion – good things come in pairs. Well, that may not be true in all instances, but the wisdom certainly applies to the benefits of roof eaves. Two very definite advantages are offered by these overhangs. When an Orange County roofer installs a roof with eaves, this professional automatically provides these benefits -- along with a great addition to the house. Homeowners, however, aren’t always aware of the advantages intrinsic to the overhangs. Therefore, to provide some insight and a deeper appreciation of the sometimes-neglected eave, here is an overview of what they bring to the table. 

First, is their aesthetic appeal. An Orange County roofer that installs a roof with eaves is providing a house covering that universally is appreciated. People the world over typically enjoy the stylish look they lend to a home of any size. In their minds, fans of these overhangs see a roofing choice that makes a home look more like a, well, home. The alternative, of course, is a roof that comes to a stop flush with the exterior wall. This alignment gives homes a boxy, geometric appearance. Naturally, preferences are a personal matter. But if a ‘homey’ residence is your heart’s desire, eaves are the way to go.  

The other benefit offered by eaves is comfort, particularly during the blistering summer months. If you own a home in a sunny locale, these overhangs are a true blessing. Why? Because they provide welcome shade to a home’s exterior. Anyone who owns a home in a sunny community such as Irvine will appreciate the shady comfort they supply. Those considering a new roof in this city (or any other city) may want to consult an Irvine roofer to learn more about the advantages of the stylish, shade-providing eave. 

If you have questions about roof eaves, 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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Jan
05

Beware the Valley of the Leaves

A qualified Orange County roofer is well-prepared to solve a full range of roofing problems.  These problems can be anything from a loose tile to a gaping leak. The latter, of course, is especially troublesome during the generally wetter winter season. Leaks don’t play favorites with roofing locations. They can be found anywhere and everywhere. One of the most common places these openings may be discovered is your roof’s valley. As the name suggests, a roof valley is region where two downward sloping sections of a rooftop meet. Ironically, the downward angle is designed to guide water off the roof and into the nearest rain gutter. But alas, things don’t always go as planned. When you least expect it, a small (or occasionally not-so-small) opening forms in this joining of roof sections. And the next thing you know, it’s raining indoors. 

One of the biggest culprits behind the valley leakage phenomenon is leaf bundling. Over time, fallen leaves can accumulate in these junctures, causing corrosive rust to form. The corrosion, in turn, wears away the tiles beneath, finally creating a hole and the perfect opening for unwanted water drops. A qualified Orange County roofing company can help prevent leaf accumulation by inspecting your roof for the debris. Thereafter, a simple and quick leaf removal can prevent costly problems before they arise.

Right now, you can take advantage of the sunny Orange County weather to check for leaf accumulation. If, for instance, you reside in Newport Beach, enlist the services of a Newport Beach roofer to perform this important task. Or tackle the job yourself if so inclined. Either way, this simple preventative measure could eliminate the need for costly leak repairs and prove very beneficial to your personal finances down the road. 

If you have questions about preventing leaks in roof valleys, 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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Dec
28

A Solid Contract is Solid Protection

You’ve combed the landscape, and after hours of exhausting effort, you’ve found the perfect Orange County roofer. But if you think the legwork is finished, taking you off the hook, you’re in for a major surprise. True, you’re to be commended for the time and energy thus far invested. It’s helped you find a suitable professional with the skill necessary to inspect, repair, or replace your roof. But you also must make certain that you and your chosen Orange County roofing company are on the same page. And the only way to do that is by securing an agreement that spells out clearly the terms and conditions of the service to be performed. Signing this important document acknowledges your full understanding of the content contained therein. Don’t take this contract lightly. If you’re uncertain about any of its components, ask for clarification or consult an expert who can shed light on troubling ambiguities. 
 
When reviewing a contract between you and an Orange County roofer, bear in mind the following. First, insist on details. Simply stating that you’re to receive new flashing, shingles, or other components isn’t enough. Ideally, you’ll want to know what kind and in what quantity (among other things).  
 
Also, know in advance as much as possible about payment terms. How much of a deposit will be required and how many days do you have to cancel? And while we’re on the topic of timelines, it’s also important to know when your Orange County roofing company will arrive to perform the agreed-upon work. Since inclement weather can strike any time, rescheduling may be necessary. Nevertheless, a clearly delineated time frame will help you set reasonable parameters and expectations. Sure, a sunny locale such as Costa Mesa rarely experiences harsh weather. Still, you’ll be much better off establishing a reliable time frame with your chosen Costa Mesa roofer. 
 
If you have questions about securing a contract with a roofing company, 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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Dec
15

What’s Your Roof’s Perfect Color?

It’s amazing. Homeowners will go to great lengths to choose the color of their walls, carpeting, and furniture. But when it comes selecting the hue of their roof shingles, these same people often are surprisingly indifferent. Not that they’re committed to drab coloration for their rooftop. It’s just that most people think that the natural tone of rooftop shingles is something in the neighborhood of gray. But in today’s world, those limitations just don’t hold. A qualified Orange County roofing company can install shingles in a variety of colors. Yes, your rooftop can be something much more interesting than ho-hum. 
 
Before deciding what type of shingles an Orange County roofer should install, consider the style of your home. Shingle coloration that works perfectly for a sleek contemporary showplace may be all wrong for a classic colonial. Know well in advance how your color choice fits the style of your current residence. Also important to know is how it will look from afar. In today’s real estate market, suitable curb appeal is critical. An appealingly-colored rooftop adds to your home’s street-view attractiveness – and therefore to its value in the marketplace. This is especially important if you’re planning to sell down the road. 
 
If you’re not sure what colors work best, a neighborhood exploration could provide welcome insights. Journey through your community to get a sense of what works. You might, for instance, reside in Mission Viejo. Explore the local streets to see what grabs you. This will save time and energy when you finally enlist the services of a Mission Viejo roofer to install new shingles. 
 
If you have questions about color selection for 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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Nov
18

Your Roof’s Hidden Protector

During the installation of an asphalt roof, an Orange County roofing company will take preliminary steps to ensure success. One step might be covering the top of your home with something called roll roofing. Rest assured, the name refers to the form in which it arrives from the factory -- not its behavior. Essentially, it is a rolled-up mat, similar to a carpet prior to installation. The primary function of this mat is to add an extra layer of protection to your rooftop. Variety typifies this protective layer. In fact, an Orange County roofer has the option to install one of three kinds. 
 
Your Orange County roofing company, for instance, can protect your home with smooth surfaced roll roofing. Coated with asphalt, its main function is to seal protruding areas, as well as eaves and valleys. A second type, saturated felt roll roofing, is the professional’s choice when laying down a protective layer between the roof deck and asphalt shingles. 
 
Mineral surfaced roll roofing probably will not be used for the typical Orange County residence. That’s because the material generally is employed as a protective layer for special structures. Coated with mineral granules, this type of roll roofing often finds itself on sheds, barns, storage buildings, and the like. 
 
No matter where you live, roll roofing adds an extra layer of protection to your home. But be sure to ask a professional about your options. If, for instance, you reside in Dana Point, consult a Dana Point roofer on the topic of roll roofing. You’ll find the information both enlightening and rewarding. 
 
If you have questions about roll roofing, 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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Nov
03

Why Roofers Know the Right Moves

When an Orange County roofer responds to a call for help, homeowners generally see only one side of this professional. That’s the friendly, concerned side that projects a commitment to provide the best solutions and assistance possible. But there’s another facet of this dedicated person – one that is ever-present, though subtly in the background. This facet is the accumulated knowledge guiding each Orange County roofer in every move and decision. As with any other discipline requiring skill and planning, this storehouse of information is indispensable for success. Yes, there’s a lot inside the head of any professional working in the roofing industry. 
 
The knowledge possessed by professionals working for an Orange County roofing company covers quite a bit of territory.  Many questions must be answered before a job commences, particularly when dealing with a large building. A commercial roofer, for instance, must know answers to questions such as “what kind of building is being serviced and what primarily is it used for?”  They also must know the anticipated duration of a roof and the type of maintenance needed to maximize the length of time it will function properly. These, of course, are only some of the questions requiring accurate answers prior to the beginning of any roofing job.  
 
Naturally, a residential roofer also has questions to answer prior to servicing the roof of a home. If you live in a city such as San Juan Capistrano, for example, your San Juan Capistrano roofer will have to figure out things like “what kind of roof access will there be for crew and equipment?”  Fortunately, these professionals have the knowledge base necessary to provide all the required answers. 
 
If you have questions about professional roofers, 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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Oct
20

Solid Solution for Low Sloping Roofs

Often, low can be good thing for your household. Low energy usage, low grocery bills, low interest rates. All add up to more money in your pocket, wallet, or wherever you stash the cash. Low is not necessarily a good thing, however, when it applies to the slope of your roof. Many homes have what are known as low sloping roofs. How do you know if your roof is classified as such? It will take an Orange County roofing company to determine for sure.  But as a rule, a roof with this designation has a 4” vertical rise for each foot of horizontal space covered. 
 
What’s the big issue with low sloping roofs? Why should there be concern over the angle of a house covering?  Well, the biggest problem associated with these roofs is potential weather damage. The lower the roof angle, the more blistering direct sunlight hits those all-too-vulnerable shingles. Over the years, this incessant assault on roofing materials can take its toll, causing accelerated deterioration to your beautiful rooftop. Moreover, the low angle invites more unwanted water entry – rain simply doesn’t run off as well at a flatter angle. 
 
Low sloping roofs also are vulnerable to snow and other climatic phenomenon, but likely the little white crystals won’t be a factor to residents of Orange County. 
 
Orange County locals nevertheless can get protection for homes with low sloping roofs. Perhaps you have one of these houses in a city such as San Clemente. If you’re getting a new roof, a San Clemente roofing company can apply a multi-layer shingles during installation. This will minimize unwanted water entry and help your roof last longer. 
 
If you have questions about low sloping roofs, 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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Oct
12

Star Power for Your Shingles

With abundant attention justifiably focused on solar panels, another rooftop environmentally-friendly element generally is overlooked. That element is the shingle. That’s right. When an Orange County roofer installs a shingle, this professional might be installing environmental friendliness atop your home. How so? Well, take the asphalt shingle as an example. Without much effort, these layerings protect your home from brutal elements such as direct sunlight. With sun heat minimized, so is the need to crank up the air conditioning. That, in turn, is a major positive for both the environment and your available funds.  

Interestingly, an Orange County roofing company may be able to go one better by installing shingles with the popular ENERGY STAR™ rating. Shingles with this certification provide some of the same benefits offered by household appliances bearing the same rating. Perhaps you’re wondering how a simple shingle qualifies for this designation? After all, it doesn’t produce or use energy per se. True. But shingles nowadays are available with a reflective coating. If the shingle meets the minimum solar reflectance requirement, it may qualify for the rating. By reflecting sunlight, rooftops made of this material significantly lower indoor temperatures and ultimately save energy. Thus, the ENERGY STAR™ rating. Additionally, this certification can provide certain tax advantages, depending on where you live.

A sunny area such as Tustin would benefit immensely by reflective shingles. If your home is in that community, you may want to call a qualified Tustin roofing company for more information. The result could be lower air conditioning bills, an ENERGY STAR™ rating, and higher balances in your bank account.

If you have questions about environmentally-friendly 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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Oct
06

Correcting the Curl

Homeowners are sticklers for functionality, particularly when it comes to the performance of their roof. The home’s top layer must, to the best of its ability, keep the elements out. But owners also want their rooftops to have an appealing appearance. By conducting regular inspections and maintenance, a qualified Orange County roofing company can go a long way to ensuring both functionality and form are up to standard. However, there are some issues that are beyond their control. One of these issues is the rooftop phenomenon known as ‘fishmouthing’.  
 
So what is fishmouthing? In a nutshell, fishmouthing occurs when an edge of a shingle curls upward.  It can happen on any of the edges. Generally, the issue is more visible on sloping roofs that are generously illuminated by direct sunlight. 
 
Fishmouthing may be caused by anything from a piece of foreign material caught under a shingle to a manufacturing defect. You may uncover the cause by enlisting a reliable Orange County roofing contractor to perform an inspection. The important thing to know, however, is that fishmouthing generally won’t hamper a shingle’s longevity, cause leaks, or otherwise negatively impact your roof. Basically, they’re an aesthetic eyesore – and that’s it.   
 
Should you find the site of shingle curling excruciatingly unbearable, it’s entirely possible to correct the issue. But you’ll want to do it professionally. If, for instance, you own a home in Corona Del Mar, simply call a Corona Del Mar roofing company to help. Their experts usually can press any offending curl flat and hold it firmly in place with a special glue. Problem solved. 
 
If you have questions about fishmouthing 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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Sep
27

What If These Wander Into Your Rain Gutter?

You might need to call an Orange County roofer for any number of problems. Some of these may be serious enough to require days of dedicated work. Still, others might be relative lightweights easily resolved within minutes. It’s all part of the job. But the one issue you needn’t concern yourself with is the presence of tiny granules in your rain gutter. Most likely, nothing is wrong -- and nothing is damaged. The presence of these strange particles is a perfectly natural phenomenon that can appear in any rain gutter, any time of the year.

The unexpected granules being observed by your keen eyes originated on your shingles. Basically, a small quantity of the particles broke free and found their way into your gutter. This isn’t surprising. The granules were probably loose already. This is not a defect nor a sign that your chosen Orange County roofing company got careless and knocked some loose during installation. The loosening probably happened during the manufacturing process. It often does. Nobody was careless here, either. It’s just the result of an overabundance of granules.

Here’s what happens. During the manufacturing process, granules are pressed into all asphalt shingles as protection against sunlight. A small amount of the particles, however, come loose during the normal course of events. They then get packaged with the newly-manufactured shingles. After shingle installation, the loose particles detach and, carried by cool breezes, land in your gutter. There, the tiny intruders lie undetected by you until they're discovered.

Again, there’s no cause for concern. So, if you have a home in an Orange County city such as Laguna Hills, don’t call a Laguna Hills roofer upon sighting a gutter full of particles. Within a couple of years, all those loose granules will have disconnected, putting an end to their ongoing migration.

If you have questions about loose shingle granules, 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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Sep
22

A Roof of a Different Color

Oh, the frustration. You’ve gone to great lengths to ensure the aesthetic excellence of your roof. You’ve researched and shopped until you finally discovered the perfect shingles. A qualified Orange County roofing company has installed them with great care. And one day you look up to admire the results and notice some unexpected color variations on your rooftop – dark and light areas interspersed among the shingles. Well, there’s no reason for concern. The phenomenon is quite normal and eventually will go away. What you’re seeing is known in roofing circles as color shading.

Essentially, color shading is noticeable as a result of variances in lighting conditions or viewing angles. Look at the shingles from one position, and the shading is apparent. Glance at them from another, and colors seem normal and uniform. The same holds true for lighting. Morning sunlight might produce one effect; late afternoon, another.  Whatever the cause, it’s important to know that the color differentials do not occur during the installation stage. This means, if you own a home in an Orange County city such as Newport Beach, the issue has nothing to do with the techniques and processes of your chosen Newport Beach roofing contractor. What it does have to do with is the manufacturer.

What happens during the manufacturing stage is the development of minor variations in the texture of shingles. It can’t be helped. Because of these textural differences, variations in color shading can result. The darker the hue, the more prone to shading the shingle is. But there’s no cause for alarm.  Shading has no negative impact on the water-repelling capabilities or other performance factors of shingles.

If you have questions about color shading, 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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Sep
15

How Far Will It Go?

The question has gnawed at the deepest of thinkers throughout the centuries. And now, ordinary homeowners must wrestle with it. The question is, of course, how long should a roof last. Guesses have been made; calculations, performed. But still no reliable answer has emerged. Not even the most qualified Orange County roofer can provide complete accuracy. Although, one of these professionals most certainly can offer a reliable ballpark figure. When asked, most would answer that a newly-installed roof system should last about 20 years, give or take. Naturally, many variables could influence this time-span. But by and large, this estimate is the most reliable number currently on the market. If your roof goes for two decades, it has lived up to its promise.

When an Orange County roofing company installs a new roof, it can utilize a wide range of materials. This variety of possibilities is important, as material composition can impact roof longevity. Certain types of substances simply last longer. Leading the list of high-endurance materials are slate, clay, tile, and copper. Roofs made of these often will provide first-rate service for well over two decades. Bear in mind, however, that along with longevity, each of these materials has its own advantages and disadvantages. It's best to consult with an Orange County roofer to learn what they are.

Roof durability also is impacted by other variables, including climate and environment. For instance, your home may be in a section of Mission Viejo that receives abundant direct sunlight. Quite possibly, the constant heat barrage is causing shingle damage. To be sure, homeowners should consult with a Mission Viejo roofer for a complete assessment of their situation.

If you have questions about roof durability, 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
25

Aesthetic Appeal Starts at the Top

Who says you must begin at the bottom and progress upward? When it comes to your home’s aesthetic appeal, the top is an excellent starting point. Indeed, a roof can add tremendously to your property’s visual allure.  For more information, consult with a qualified Orange County roofing company. An experienced professional can give you a complete rundown of the available options.  In the interim, however, here are some highlights.

If you’d want to unleash a roof’s aesthetic potential, begin with the shingles. Yes, gutter and other trimmings make a visual statement. But these are secondary considerations. Shingles are the headliner. There’s a good reason for this. Shingles are what you and the rest of the world sees. If they’re cracked, broken, or damaged, aesthetic appeal decreases. Equally concerning, so does their ability to keep rainwater and other elements from entering your home. Moisture easily finds its way through those cracks and other openings. If you’re uncertain about the condition of your shingles, request an inspection from an Orange County roofing contractor. In the event flaws are discovered, these professionals can take the right action.

Should an inspection mandate a new roof, don’t limit yourself to functionality. Often, homeowners ignore the roof when it comes to design. They shouldn’t. Nowadays, roof tiles are available in a variety of unique colors. If you have a home in a city such as Dana Point, you may want to consult a Dana Point roofing company about the available color options. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the impact of a well-chosen hue.  

If you have questions about creating aesthetic appeal with your 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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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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Jul
07

A Roof Set in Stone

When you select an Orange County roofing company to install a new roof, you’ll have a variety of materials to choose from. But no matter which one you go with, only one of your decisions will be set in stone … literally. The stone referred to is slate. While not the most common roofing material, slate nevertheless has a certain appeal to many homeowners. The reason for the attraction is its clear-cut advantages. There are three that stand out. More than anything, it is these advantages that convince homeowners to select slate tiles for their property.  

The first of these advantages – and the most noticeable – is the physical appearance of slate. When an Orange County roofing contractor installs a roof made of this material, the crew is adding an element of unrivaled beauty to your property. Call it a certain polish and classiness. But the distinguished appearance of slate tiles is hard to beat. For homeowners who want that certain look, this is the material to go with. But don’t expect to be limited to a single kind of slate. Tiles made of this stone may be had in a diversity of colors, thicknesses, and sizes.

Endurance is another major upside of slate roofing. This, of course, is not surprising considering its composition is solid rock. Once an Orange County roofing company installs a slate roof, expect it to be around for a while. Over a hundred years is a very accurate figure for the distance this material will go.   

One other upside of slate tiles is their favorable impact on the environment. Because this material is replaced far less often than other types, old, discarded tiles wind up in landfills far less often. And that’s a big plus for the planet. So, if you live in an Orange County community such as Irvine, you can expect a slate roof to be environmentally friendly. When your Irvine roofer installs a roof made of this material, you’ll be doing good things for your community and the planet.

If you have questions about slate roofing 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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So you've mentioned that stone has longer endurance. How long can we expect the roof to last compared to other new roof product op... Read More
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Larry N.
I'm also interested in how long stone lasts compared to other roofing products. Love to hear your best recommendation for a new ro... Read More
Saturday, 09 September 2017 02:09
Abby M. (Editor)
Stone can last longer than the house itself in some cases. For instance slate, depending on where it's quarried, on average can la... Read More
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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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Couldn't agree more with regards to the "Value Add" for home sale. We had our house on the market for 4 months and our agent had s... Read More
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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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