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7 Safety Tips For Hanging Christmas Lights on Your Roof

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The festive season is once again upon us as we approach December. As such, it’s time to bring out those Christmas lights (or purchase new ones!) and hang them around the house. When it comes to hanging Christmas lights on your roof or the exterior of your house, it’s always important to think about your own safety first and your property’s safety second. This is especially true if you’re going to be climbing on to the roof of your home. To help you out, we’ve put together 7 safety tips for hanging Christmas lights on your roof. Don’t screw in or nail light strings into the roof Sounds obvious, but you don’t want to be damaging your roof by penetrating the roof membrane with nails, screws or staples.  Once removed, these penetrations can cause more long-term issues than you might realize. Test your lights before hanging them up on the…

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Wind Damage To Roof: How to Prepare

By | Roof Repair

We’re now in that time of year when Southern California braces itself for the Santa Ana winds. Is your roof prepped and ready to weather the “storm”? Preventing wind damage to your roof should be a priority. Wind can get in underneath damaged sections of your roof and rip shingles and tile from your property, sometimes causing catastrophic damage and hefty repair bills. Preventing this nightmare scenario from unfolding requires taking action now. You need to prep your roof so that you’re ready for the worst that the weather might throw at you over the coming months. Get Your Roof Repaired BEFORE the Next Heavy Wind Storm Hits and Causes More Damage While your partially damaged roof might have fared just fine throughout the calm summer, things will change dramatically as we head deeper into fall. Winds along the Pacific whip up and travel inland, putting roofs at risk. Roofs…

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Licensed Roofing Contractors: How To Verify Your Contractor is Insured

By | Roofing Contractors

At the tail end of last year, some of the worst ever wildfires hit Ventura County and Malibu, causing more than $1.6 billion worth of damage. Since the catastrophe, there has been frenzied rebuilding as people try to restore their homes and get on with their lives.  During times like these, however, unscrupulous contractors can move in, offering cut-price services to desperate people who want to rebuild and get on. Unfortunately, many of these “contractors” providing these roofing services are doing so unethically. They often come from out of state and don’t have the necessary licenses to work safely in California.  As a licensed roofing contractor, we always strongly advise that you do not choose a roofing contractor who isn’t licensed, bonded, and insured. Homeowners who use an unbonded, unlicensed, or uninsured roofing contractors put themselves at risk. As the owner of the property, you could be liable for any…

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Roof Types & Styles: The Best Roofing Materials for Your California Home

By | Roof Types

If you’re planning a new roofing project for your California home, you may be wondering which roof types and styles are best. In this article, we’re going to take a deep-dive into your options, eliminating confusion and helping you to choose the roof that’s right for you.  Which Roof Types And Styles Are Best?  No single roof type is best in all conditions. The roof you choose depends very much on your circumstances. A couple of things to consider before selecting a roof product: What type of product is currently on your roof? If you have an asphalt shingle roof or a wood shake roof, you will need to install a product that is less than 6 lbs per sq. ft.  If you have a standard weight tile, you can install almost any product because the structure was designed to handle the load of 10 lbs per sq ft. What…

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Can Tree Branches Damage a Roof?

By | Roof Maintenance, Roof Repair

Whether you have just moved into a new property or have been living in a property for a long period of time and are concerned about low-hanging tree branches, it’s important to know the risks that they carry for your roof. A low-hanging branch can easily harm your roof, regardless of whether it is a heavy or a light branch (light branches can expose the roof to rain and elements just as much as heavy branches can). Not only can it wear down the shingles and scrape the tiles, but it can also cause clogged gutters because of the leaves that fall off them. By scraping against the roof shingles, it can easily strip off the layers of asphalt which damages the integrity of the roof. Also, if leaves begin to become clogged in the gutters, a number of issues can arise. From leaks to mold and a deterioration of…

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Convert Your Lattice Patio Cover to a Solid Roof Deck

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Lattice patio covers have been a popular addition to many backyards in Ventura County, offering an extension to the interior living space. The near-perfect Southern California weather makes a lattice patio cover perfect because it provides partial shade, while still allowing the sunshine to peer through. But what about those days when it’s too warm outside, or maybe it’s raining or windy? The good news is there’s a way to convert your existing lattice patio cover to a solid roof deck using most of the existing materials. When it’s done, you will enjoy a comfortable space outdoors, rain or shine. Before You Begin Prior to starting your project, take notice of your current patio cover components. You should be able to use most of the frame portion, including the wood ledger (attached to the exterior of the house) and the rafters, which extend outward resting on the beam and posts. …

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How Long Should a Tile Roof Last?

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From Simi Valley to Moorpark, Thousand Oaks to Camarillo, and Oxnard to Ventura, each one of these cities has something in common—thousands of tile roofs. If you are one of the thousands who has a tile roof, you may be wondering how long will your tile roof last and at what point do you need to replace your roof. While the tile may last forever, the felt underlayment beneath the tile (which is the waterproofing membrane) will age and eventually, deteriorate. Generally speaking, homes with a tile roof should not experience roof leaks until they are approximately 25 to 30 years old. Roofs installed in the early 2000s and before have an asphalt-based felt underlayment. As the years pass, and especially during the hotter months, the asphalt in the felt slowly bakes out and leads to cracking. After it rains, the roof tiles will shed most of the water, but…

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Why Your Commercial Building Needs a Cool Roof

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Checking the weather day-to-day is pretty routine for all of us. The difference between 92 degrees and 60 degrees means deciding whether to wear shorts or pants. But we’re not the only ones sensitive to the change in temperature. A hot or cold day has a huge effect on how our roof surfaces function. In the United States, over 90% of the roofs on major buildings are dark in color, which can reach dangerous temperatures of over 150 degrees (hot enough to fry an egg). In the last 10 years or so, cool roofs have caught on with building owners due to its enhanced durability, reflectivity, and insulation. In the long run, a cool roof is extremely energy efficient with benefits that save a ton of energy dollars. With the passing of Title 24 Energy Efficiency Building Standards in California, and the rebates given by utilities companies, cool roofing has…

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Maintenance- Signs It’s Time for a Roof Inspection

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It’s that time of year in the Greater Los Angeles area. How’s your roof doing these days? Strong winds mixed with sweltering heat waves is a recipe for disaster (as we can all see with the wildfires dominating the news lately). Homes are especially vulnerable during fire season and there’s never a bad time to get your roof inspected. Whether on your home or on a commercial building, your roof is the first layer of protection against the elements. Think about the next season on its way—the windy season, followed by the rain. Clogged drains are the culprit for the majority of roof leaks. Leaves, twigs, and branches slowly wreak havoc on your roof as debris settles in and builds up. Are you treating your roof like any other part of your home? Your roof needs regular care and maintenance throughout the year to be as sturdy and durable as…

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COVID-19 Update:

We recognize that these are challenging times, filled with a high degree of uncertainty. In response, we wanted to let you know we have taken the steps to ensure the ability to inspect your roof, complete an estimate, and do our job while protecting you and our employees! In an effort to continue providing exceptional service for our customers we are still maintaining regular office hours as we have been deemed an essential business.

Our office hours are 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Our main goal is to ensure the health of our customers, team and community members by following the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, as well as our local health agency’s advice. In addition to the CDC guidelines, our team is taking the following precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

Implementing a “No-Handshake Policy” for all employees. Our team encourages
customers to follow suit and maintain social distancing.

Cleaning and disinfectant products are readily available to all team members.

Wearing a mask and booties whenever a team member has to enter a
residence or business to identify roof issues.

Using phone and email to communicate with customers.

Utilizing aerial reports for roof measurements, as needed.

To keep up to date on news and resources, you can visit www.coronavirus.gov.