Roofing Contractor

Does a New Roof Affect the Value of My House?

Different areas of Los Angeles have different roofing standards – for example Burbank and Glendale, where in certain areas the entire neighborhood has Slate roofing or Spanish tile. As a roofing contractor I do a great deal of inspections and reports for real estate agents and people who are making offers on homes. The function of the report is, of course, to determine the condition of the roof but the objective of this is usually for the buyer to negotiate funds for fixing items in the house which need replacement. If you’re not selling or buying a home (you’re just …

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(More About) How Long Will My Slate or Tile Roof Last?

In my last blog I was discussing this prevalent question about the longevity of a new tile or slate roof. Below you will see a picture of a new Spanish tile roof such that is sold at Burbank Roofing Supply, where contractors buy our materials. Slate is a natural product. Some manufacturer’s make a smooth surfaced “slate” look (versus a rougher shake look) but it is just concrete or sometimes other man-made materials. Slate is completely different in look and feel and cost to a man-made slate imitation product. Slate will be similar to one piece tile. (See my last …

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How long will a new roof last?

I recently visited a Silver Lake roofing client, who wanted to know how long a new roof will last. His sister had a new roof installed in her Los Feliz home and was wondering why she had to replace her roof and now it seemed he needed a new roof too. I thought that it would be of interest here to offer an understanding to this question. A shingle roof generally lasts twenty to fifty years. This covers a number of types of material including composition shingle, asphalt shingle, dimensional shingle, 3-tab shingle and more. Shingles come in four major …

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What is Flat Roofing Made Of?

I’ve been a Los Angeles roofing contractor for well over a decade and in that time I think I’ve had more questions or confusions concerning flat roofing than any other roofing.  The two most commonly used and least expensive flat roof types are known as torchdown and hot tar. Hot tar is just that, it is hot tar, or more correctly stated, hot asphalt.  It starts as a 100 lb keg (slightly larger than a 5 gal water bottle), gets chopped up and tossed into a large hot kettle to melt.  This is then literally mopped out onto a membrane …

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Why is it important to fix a roof leak in Los Angeles when it rains so rarely?

Let’s face it. The days of rain in the Los Angeles area are few and far between. So why then, is it so important to fix leaky roofing in Los Angeles? Must we jump and immediately repair a small roof leak as soon as we see one? Here is our answer. Many of us consider that our home is our “safe haven”. It is not only the place we sleep and eat and watch TV, but it is our comfort zone, our private refuge and often the place we spend our most time with our family and friends. The roof …

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Even in Los Angeles the Elements Can Destroy Your Roofing

How’s your roof holding out? Even Los Angeles weather can wreak havoc on your roof. There are numerous signs that you should watch for to know when it is time to replace your roof. J and J Roofing is one of the top Los Angeles roofing companies. We would suggest that you set up an annual inspection for your roof. Of course, if you see new stains on the ceiling after rains, this is a sure sign that something is leaking. Sometimes this will manifest with peeling paint or bubbling plaster on walls or ceilings. If you have an attic, …

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85% of New Roofs & Roof Repairs at Los Angeles Roofer Come from Referrals

Are you in need of a new roof, roof repair or considering a renovation or building a new home or office building? J and J Roofing in Los Angeles is your solution. Over the years, we have found that 85% of our business seems to come right back from the customers that we have previously serviced. When we come out and give you a free inspection (free, under most circumstances) you will be accurately advised of the condition of your roof, which will have been inspected by one of our top-notch roof inspectors. You will be given a complete assessment …

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“A” Rating for Los Angeles Roofers – J and J Roofing Company

We a Rated on Angies list for Los Angeles Roofers with an “A” rating from Quality to Pricing. Spring is here. If you are in need of roof repair or reviewing Los Angeles roofers for a roof replacement project, today is a great day to call our office. It is so easy to ignore roofing leaks in the summertime. We offer free inspections in almost all cases. Call our office today at 877.7MY.ROOF or 323.913.4190 or click here. Whether you live in Burbank, Encino, Northridge, Pasadena, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Tarzana or  Woodland Hills, Los Angeles based J and J …

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Energy Efficient Roofing – Cut Your Cooling Costs by Reflecting the Sun Off the Roof

If you use Energy Efficient Roofing, you can save money on your cooling costs for the summer.

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