Archive: Apr 2018

  1. How do I Know if My Roof Needs a Tune-Up

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    Your roof isn’t a simple thing. We all wish you could just throw the equivalent of a tarp over it, and call it a day. Depending on your materials, environment, and numerous other factors, your roof could be in desperate need of a tune-up before it requires serious overhauling. Here’s what to look for:


    • Vents & Jacks: Pay close attention to the seal surrounding these – they’re access points for rainwater and harsh winds to get under your roof tiles, and tear them up.




    • Skylights: If your home has skylights, you’re dealing with a large hole in your roof that happens to have a pane of glass over it. There’s a hundred different things that can go wrong with your skylight and seal; you can notice these by checking around the exterior, but signs may also appear along the interior/ceiling as well.




    • Ridge Vents: The seal around your ridge vent(s), better known as the “kitchen chimney,” can cause some serious issues. Mold and moisture buildup can affect your roof, the structural integrity of your home, and even occupants if those spores travel backwards, waiting to be inhaled. Pay attention for warped tiles/discoloring around the base.




    • Chimneys: While a lot of homes in Orange County don’t have chimneys, there’s still a fair amount, and they pose a risk to your roof’s integrity. Chimneys need to be inspected regularly, but it’s not just about the brick-and-mortar – it’s about the seal.



    How Often Should I Check my Roof?

    As part of normal yard/home maintenance, you should work in a quick inspection. Getting a tune-up for your roof is far less expensive than a roof replacement or overhaul. Working in a proper inspection will only take between five and ten minutes. If, for any reason, you suspect there to be other issues, you should contact your roofing company as soon as possible.


    Orange County’s Roofing Company

    We’ve been serving Orange County for years. With decades of experience between our expert team, we’re equipped to handle your roof problems as soon as they appear. Call us today 714-847-7663, and schedule your roof tune-up just in time for summer.

  2. How to Pick the Right Materials for my New Roof

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    It’s about more than just needing a new roof – you should get the materials you want, and feel good about how your roof comes out. At California Roof Life, we’ve effectively repaired and replaced hundreds of roofs in Orange County, and we can do the same for you. These are some of the primary materials we offer, and why they’re among the top choice for Cali residents.

    Clay Tile Roofing

    One of our absolute favorites – clay tile roofing is built to last. You can still have these materials a hundred years later, with minor maintenance along the way. Clay tile helps reflect sunlight and near eliminate UV radiation damage from the sun’s rays. Normal roofing falls subject to the elements, but clay tile withstands against the test of time, and conditions that we just can’t predict.

    Cedar Shake

    Shakes are split log tiles, turning into high-quality, durable roofing material. Cedar shakes give you a down-to-Earth look, while accentuating specific architectural details about your home. Cedar shake roofs can last from thirty to forty years, and at California Roof Life, we always install according to the manufacturer’s warranty, so you’ll be able to make good on twenty-five to thirty years of your warranty without having to worry about anything.

    Concrete Tile

    Made of sand, concrete and water mixtures, these high-durability tiles last against the worst of the elements, and the longest stretches of time. For the most part, you’re going to see an expected lifetime of fifty years, with warranties stretching for about half that time. Concrete rooftops that were installed one-hundred years ago are still functional in various parts of the world. With proper maintenance, you can have the same effect.

    Orange County Roofers to Solve Your Problem

    From materials to decades of experience, we’re fully equipped to handle any issue you have. We’ve employed the best of the best, taken inventory of the finest materials, all to bring you an unforgettable experience, with a quality build. Call today at 714-847-7663, and set up a no-risk consultation to discuss your perfect materials, ideal repair, and the roof you’ve always wanted.