Roofing Contractor

Is a New Roof a Good Investment?

There are different scenarios that answer the question in different ways. These include a leaky, worn roof. Also, upgrading to a new roof for aesthetic purposes will have another answer. A homeowner should know the different choices in roofing materials in order to make an informed decision. Of course, if your roof is leaking and obviously worn out, you must get a new roof, because the investment in the purchase of a new roof will certainly keep your home from decreasing in value. Failure to replace a worn roof can result in interior damages to your attic or home. It …

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How Can I Tell If My Flat Roof Is No Good?

The first step is to identify what sort of flat roof you have.  The most common flat roof is smooth and white with a mineral grit surface, known as either torchdown (applied with flaming torch) or hot tar.  This flat roof  is also known as a gravel roof, also applied with hot tar but increasing in popularity are rubber or plastic roofs, known as single-ply, commonly called TPO (in the past, called EPDM). If you have a mineral grit roof, and the grit hasn’t come off, then it’s in reasonably good shape and probably not in dire need if replacement …

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Questions to Ask To Decide to Hire a Roofer

Now a few roofers have come and gone, inspected your roof and now you must decide to hire a roofer. What do you do before you decide on a roofer, what questions should you ask? Who will remove my old roof? This should be understood in advance and the same safeguards should be in place with that company as above. It is possible that the bid will be based on not removing earlier shingles, in that case, make sure you understand why this decision is being made. When the job begins, who will be my on-site contact? Usually the person …

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Questions to Ask Your Roofer Before Making an Appointment

How do you choose your roofer? Most likely you have already called a roofer. You know the rains are coming and let’s be honest, in SoCal we don’t really consider roofing a high priority – until El Nino is forecast. So before you choose your roofer, what questions should you ask? How long have you been in business? It’s always best to choose a company that has been around a while. This is something you can use to compare one company to another when making a final decision on which company to use. Are you a licensed roofing company? You …

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El Nino Rains Diagnostic Discussion

El Nino rains Diagnostic Discussion issued by CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER/NCEP/NWS and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society 12 November 2015. “ENSO Alert System Status: El Niño Advisory   The forecaster consensus remains nearly unchanged, with the expectation that this El Niño could rank among the top three strongest episodes…” This means it’s time to make sure that your roofing is in order. There will be no chance to slip by this rainy season. J and J Roofing customers have some great things to say about the company and the service they get. When the customers were asked, “How would …

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Our Clients Comment About our Roofing Work

We sent a survey to our clients and they had some pretty nice things to say about J and J’s Roofing work…  We asked: How would you describe your experience? “The cost was very reasonable. The quality of work was fantastic.  The job was done on time as promised. They left the job site very clean after each work day. Would hire them again!” “They did a great job, were on time, and the price was very fair.” “Have used your services several times and have been happy each time.” “Excellent!  Rick Harder and other staff made sure we had …

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What are the Signs That You Need a New Roof?

It hasn’t rained much in the last few years. How do you know that you need a new roof before it rains again? Make sure to look for peeling paint or bubbling plaster on ceilings or walls. Also, look for new stains on your ceiling after it does rain, this is a sure sign that something is leaking. Make sure to keep an eye out for shingle debris in your gutters or on your lawn. Climb up to the roof and look over your roofing material. Check for shingles are curling or buckling or blistering. Your roof is always exposed …

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Whoops, You Forgot to Fix Your Roof?

Here in LA we recently had what expects to be the first rain of a very rainy winter season. Did your roof leak? Did you remember that you forgot to fix your roof over the past few years? If so, you are like so many others here in SoCal! Over the past five years, there’s been so little rain with the drought that many people just ignored their roofs. Others had no idea that the hot sun beating down on their roof – day after day – caused damage and decay to the roof materials. Honestly, by now, most roofers …

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Sloped Roofs: What are the Types of Roofs To Choose From?

Many residential roofs are shingle (made from asphalt) because it is generally the least expensive and a great looking choice, you can also choose slate, tile or metal, and in some places wood is still allowed. Other than making sure to choose a licensed and insured reputable roofer, the most important thing when buying a new roof, is to understand as much as you can about roofing materials. Asphalt shingles are also most recommended by roofers for durability, ease of installation as well as the wide selection of styles and colors. They are very effective for many temperatures and provide …

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Flat Roof Repair Basics

In order to understand flat roof repair, you must know what style of flat roof you have. Most common is found to be the smooth white roof with a mineral grit surface. This roofing has either been applied with flaming torch (torchdown) or applied with hot tar. The other most used flat roof type is found to be a gravel roof, which is also applied with hot tar. You can tell that your roof is getting old when you notice the granules wearing away. The black membrane will begin to show through. If it’s just a spot or two where …

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