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How Much Does a Roof Leak Repair Cost?

Anyone facing a roof leak wants to know what a roof leak repair cost will be and roof leaks can be pretty hard to figure ahead of time. There are some guidelines you follow. If you have composition shingles, or a typical flat roof, a single leak should usually cost $350 – $600.  These are usually temporary repairs that will last anywhere from 3-5 years. Permanent repairs almost always cost more – the $650 – 1100 range. For example if you have a leak around a drain on your flat roof, usually this will cost about $800 to totally re-roof …

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How Long Do Roofs Last?

A common question for the home  or building owner is “how long do roofs last?”. The two most common roofs are sloped roofs with composition shingles which generally last 30 years or flat roofs with some kind of white roll roofing which last around 20 years. There are several other different kinds of roofs which can have variable life expectancies depending upon how well they are constructed (leaving aside poor workmanship). For example a concrete tile roof or a slate roof or a clay tile roof, if it is installed with excellent, high quality, thick rubber underlayments can easily last …

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Good Roofer with Positive Reviews

Are you searching around for a roofer with good recommendations and positive reviews? The J and J GOOGLE Rating is 4.6 with 32 reviews. And the YELP Rating is 4.5 from 70 reviews. Here are some reviews… These people are the real deal! John Glass is a roofing expert! He has been able to fix what no other roofer tried to do countless times! I have no hesitation recommending J&J Roofing to everybody and anybody. They are fair, honest and courteous. Rock on roofers! R.S. “I appreciated you taking the time to do the work, as it was a small …

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Getting the Right Price for a Roofing Job

When you shop around to find the best deal you can get on a new car it makes a lot of sense. We know that a brand new car is going to be the same no matter what dealer you buy it from. Shopping around to find the cheapest roofing contractor to do your roofing job is a totally different story. In this case you are more likely to get what you pay for. But of course the solution is not to run around and find the most expensive contractors – an equally poor solution. In dozens upon dozens of …

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How to Choose a Good Roofer

I’ve talked a little in the past about how to choose a roofer – a good roofer and here it is again in a nutshell because let’s face it, this is the most important decision in getting a new roof. If he is among the top rated roofers (at least 4 stars) on Yelp and Google, this is a good start though you should really choose someone who has at least 20 reviews, many of which are older. Of course Angie’s List is also an excellent source but not everyone is a member. Once you’ve narrowed it down to 3 …

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New Re-Roof Mandate in City of Los Angeles

LA City has just ambushed its property owners and the roofing industry with a new re-roofing ordinance (#183149) mandating that ALL property owners must install ultra-reflective roofing when re-roofing more than 50% of their building, or for any new construction (whereas previously this was limited to very specific circumstances which made a lot more sense). This applies now to all roofs; shingle, tile, flat, slopes, slate, etc. It happened overnight, with no real warning to anyone.  In essence, everyone must now install special, expensive, ugly and difficult to purchase roofing which reflects the sun. Ordinance 183149 will cost property owners, …

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Not Raining, No Roof Troubles, Right?

I know it stopped raining. It seems like August in LA. But that does NOT mean you have no roof troubles. Now is the time to check to see what it is that needs help on your roof. If you wait for the next rain – you will get a long line of others in SoCal who have ALSO waited for Mother Nature to remind them of the troubles. Put it on your HoneyDo list or add it to your weekend schedule. Maybe just pick up the phone and call a roofer. Make an appointment. Most roofers will come out …

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Tips on Hiring a Roofer

As a roofer I’ve spoken with thousands of clients over the years about what they need and want when hiring a roofer. From time to time I’ve noticed they seem to have difficulty describing what they want, either because they are concerned they are asking for too much and feel I may take liberties with how much I do or for some other reason but it usually boils down to money. First and foremost, make sure you’re dealing with a roofer that you trust. If you trust your roofer and he knows what he’s doing then for the most part …

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We Finally Had the Rain, Now Inspect The Roof

Los Angeles Roofer | We Finally Had the Rain, Now Inspect The Roof | Roofing tips

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Roof Trouble – What Does That Mean?

Winter is upon us and (someday) the rains will come to SoCal. And with the rain comes roof trouble. Of course, a leaky roof is the most troublesome and common problem that home and business owners deal with. But what else might need your attention? Roofing shingles, tiles and other materials are susceptible to blow-offs when not properly installed from the beginning. Where flashing is not correctly attached, open seams and laps can cause such problems. Lack of regular roofing maintenance is the main cause of roof trouble. For most people, the knowledge of how to maintain a roof is …

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