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Do I Need a New Roof or a Roof Repair?

The rains came this year. Lots of rain. Did you hear that dreaded “drip, drip”? If so, you now need to establish if you need a roof repair or a whole new roof. But you should not just climb up on the roof and check it yourself. First you need to find a reputable roofer. You can ask friends and relatives, check Angie’s List and YELP or do a Google search for a Los Angeles roofing company. Then, read all the reviews. You can do all of that. Or find a local roofing supply company and ask them for a …

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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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Do You Have a Roof Leak? How Do You Know?

If there’s water dripping from your ceiling, you probably have a good idea that you have a roof leak. But it’s not always that simple. Sometimes you may not be aware of it because it doesn’t show up inside your home.  There can be many causes for this. Perhaps your home has extensive overhangs and the roof leaks there will often will not show up inside the home. Many homes have insulation and a roof leak dripping onto the insulation will get soaked up and may not actually show up on the ceiling. Also, leaks can drip down inside walls …

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Why the Los Angeles Roofers are Raining Business

What a conundrum. Los Angeles roofers are raining business this year. Why? First of all, as of the beginning of February, downtown LA had gotten more rain in 2017 than the average norm in an entire year. This is pretty much the tale across Southern California. Since December the rain stats have been almost two times the average throughout much of the state. According to the Western Regional Climate Center, the period from October 2016 to February 2017 was wetter in California than any other years since the records began in 1895. KTLA reported:  “The National Weather Service on Monday …

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Ask These Questions to Choose Your Roofer

You have checked around and found a few roofers who are coming over to look at your roof. What do you ask to know which is the best roofer to hire? Will a written estimate be sent to me? If the estimator offers you the estimate immediately after his inspection and attempts to close you, right then and there, we suggest you look for a different company. This estimate will likely be too high or missing essential details. If the plywood is rotten or the decking is soft, what will you charge me for the replacement of the plywood? The …

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Studio City Roofer Offers Roof Checks for Leakage

When it rains, it pours! That’s a very true adage in the roofing business. When it rains, it pours. Your roof leaks are exposed by the rain and roofers can be so busy it takes weeks or months to get an appointment. Which can make for a very messy scene inside your home. Right now at J and J Roofing Studio City and all of Southern California, we are seeing more rain than we’ve seen in a very long time. Every year the local news guys shout out “El Niño – El Niño!” – to the extent that they can …

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How to Choose a Los Angeles Roofer

Because you should only need to roof your home every 30 years or so, choosing your roofer wisely is important. First, you want to ensure that the Los Angeles Roofer you choose has an excellent reputation. These days that’s easy with Google reviews, Angie’s List, YELP and other review sources. You should ask around – at work and your neighbors, get personal referrals and then check reviews. The Los Angeles Roofer that you use should have been in business for some time. If you choose a roofer who has just started business or who is in town to help with …

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Why the Los Angeles Roofers are Raining Business

What a conundrum. Los Angeles roofers are raining business this year. Why? First of all, as of the beginning of February, downtown LA had gotten more rain in 2017 than the average norm in an entire year. This is pretty much the tale across Southern California. Since December the rain stats have been almost two times the average throughout much of the state. According to the Western Regional Climate Center, the period from October 2016 to February 2017 was wetter in California than any other years since the records began in 1895. KTLA reported:  “The National Weather Service on Monday …

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Is Energy Efficient Roofing in your New Year’s Resolutions?

Energy efficient roofing is indicated by its Solar Reflective Index (SRI). The SRI designates a roofing material’s ability to stop the material from absorbing the sun’s heat by how it reflects the sun. You can save quite a bit of money over the years by covering your home with a high quality, energy-efficient roof. Of course, if you have a poorly insulated, low-efficiency roof your heating bills in the winter might be higher and your cooling bills quite a bit more – leading to exorbitant energy bills. A “cool roof” is an energy efficient roof that has been constructed so …

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How Do You Know if You Have a Roof Leak?

Sounds like a silly question, if there’s water dripping from your ceiling you probably know the answer but it’s not always so simple.  A lot of times a roof leak doesn’t show up inside the home and you simply may not be aware of it.  There can be many causes for this. A lot of homes have extensive overhangs and any roof leaks there probably will not show up inside the home. Most homes have insulation and a roof leak that drips down onto the insulation will get soaked up and may not actually show up on the ceiling. Leaks …

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