About the OC
Orange County California is the third most populated county in California. It is home to some of southern Cal's most beautiful places like Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and, don't forget Disneyland. Some of the most populated areas include Santa Ana, Irvine, Anaheim and Mission Viejo, CA. Orange county has a bustling economy within itself and is located within short distance of the world famous Hollywood.
Orange County Roofing
Roofing in the OC is typically a composite, clay or terra cota style. With a heavily Mexico based architectural influence and a very moderate climate, Orange county CA residents can typically choose a long lasting roof of almost any material.
There are definitely many roofing contractors in Orange County California to choose from. However, there are also many with very little experience and sometimes even no licensing, trying to do business in Orange County. That's why it's important to use a service like ours, at Roofing-Directory. We will place up to four local, prescreened roofing companies in touch with you to offer you free repair or replacement estimates for your Orange county Cal home or building. Their experience has been verified as well as their licenses.
Terra cotta roofing shingles have been a popular choice for roofs in Orange County since Father Junipero Serra first introduced the material to the area when he founded the San Juan Capistrano mission in 1776. The Spanish brought their building methods and architectural style with them to the New World, including a widespread use of terra cotta tiles for roofing. The tile shingles proved to be as practical for the temperate region as they had been in sunny Spain.
Easily made from readily available materials, terra cotta shingles were so widely used in Southern California that they came define the architectural style that is today known as the Mission/Spanish Colonial Revival style. The style gained new popularity during the early part of the 20th century when California designers played primary roles in influencing nationwide design trends, and architects like Bertram Goodhue gave a fresh interpretation to the Spanish Colonial Revival style.
As the Hollywood film industry picked up steam during the same period, the Spanish Revival style became associated with a trendsetting luxury lifestyle. Movie stars flocked to the then-exclusive beaches of Orange County and built terra cotta roofed bungalows and beach houses to enjoy surf and sun in privacy. Seeking to maintain the aesthetic of the architectural style throughout the entire community, some cities attempted to restrict construction to the Spanish Revival style. Until recently, for example, the City of San Clemente required that all buildings in the downtown district have terra cotta tiled roofs.
After a spate of devastating fires in the latter half of the 20th century, the popularity of terra cotta roofing shingles in Orange County again increased. Wood shingles are not allowed in many regions of Orange County due to their extreme fire hazard. Terra cotta roofs in Orange County have Class A fire ratings, the highest fire rating attainable.
Terra cotta shingles are uniquely suited to Orange County’s warm climate as well. The material’s natural thermal resistance helps keep attics cool during Orange County’s hot summers, reducing ceiling heat flux by over 35 percent, according to a study conducted by a major utility company. When used on a pitched roof, the cooling effect is even more effective. A study conducted by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory found that heat transference was reduced by over 45 percent when terra cotta tiles were properly installed.
Orange County homeowners also appreciate the long-term value of a terra cotta roof. Unlike other types of roofing materials, terra cotta roofs are a permanent solution, lasting as long as the structure itself. Some manufacturers offer 50-year guarantees that their shingles won’t fade in color as well. Because the material keeps home cooler, homeowners also enjoy lower monthly energy bills.
As a material that complements sunny Orange County’s architectural style, that saves homeowners money on energy costs, that protects homes from fire and that offers long-lasting protection from extreme weather, it’s no wonder that terra cotta roof shingles remain such a popular choice for roofing in Orange County.
Orange County California Roofing Contractors have been Prescreened by a third party company. All roof repair and replacement estimates are completely free of charge and obligation!!
Orange County Cal Regions We Cover
We commonly connect homeowners with roofers in the following regions and towns in Orange County, CA: Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Hills, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, San Clemente, Santa Ana, Yorba Linda, Balboa and all over.
Your on the right page if your looking for roofers or roofing estimates in Anaheim, California. Anaheim is one of the largest cities in California and is the largest city in Orange County. Use the form on the right to request multiple estimates from the best roofers in Anaheim.
Santa Ana and Irvine are the second and third largest cities in Orange county, California, so naturally, we wanted to point out that our coverage here (much like in Anaheim) extends well beyond just a couple of roofing contractors. We have many in Santa Ana and Irvine. In fact, if you fill out the free estimate form and you live in these areas, we'll first narrow the list of roofers down based on the type of project you have, then we let you take it from there and select the price you like the best!!