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WHY CHOOSE BLUE SHOE ROOFING?
Our roofing experts have been serving Laguna Hills and surrounding areas for more than 15 years. We are a licensed, bonded and insured roofing company that is truly family-owned and operated. We are here to serve all your roofing needs whether it be new installation or repair, commercial or residential. We’re known for exceptional, quality roof repair at a fair price. Whether it’s shingles, tile, or slate, asphalt rock systems or wood shakes, we know our roofs!
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This is the most common type of roofing in the world! This simple, but classic, roofing system covers millions of structures in Southern California. This system starts with solid wood sheathing, (usually plywood) over the entire roof surface. A piece of sheet metal, known as a flashing, is installed around any roof top pipes or protrusions. Asphalt saturated fiberglass paper, known as “felt”, is then laid down over the plywood deck. A “starter” layer of shingles provides the first course at the bottom edge of the roof. Finally, the remaining shingles are nailed down (Blue Shoe Roofing never uses staples) to the entire roof surface creating an eye-pleasing and functional roofscape!
Blue Shoe features fiberglass dimensional asphalt shingles by such manufacturers as GAF, Malarkey, and Certainteed. Our installers have installed thousands of shingle roofs over the years. Ask us to see a sample board today!
Our crews stand by 7 days a week during the rainy season to offer your building Emergency Roof Service (ERS), when leaks appear. Blue Shoe Roofing will inspect the entire roof surface to trace the source of the leak. We will find the opening/crack/split seam where water is entering. We will make repairs (even on a damp/wet roof surface) using professional grade products from companies such as APOC, Tropical or Henry’s. And unlike many other companies, Blue Shoe Roofing will offer a limited warranty on almost all roof repairs!
These high-end, elegant systems are functional, aesthetically pleasing, and add value to any home. Tile Roofing comes in two types:
Classic clay tiles have been around for centuries (look at the California Missions) and are made by companies such as US Clay, MCA, Hanson, and Ludowici. Clay tiles are made of natural earth clay that is molded and baked in kilns.
Concrete tiles are made of lightweight concrete cement. The top sides of these tiles are then coated with a long lasting, specialized color glaze. Companies such as Boral (Lifetile and Monier), Eagle Tile, and Redlands manufacture concrete tiles.
Installation of both tile systems involves a solid wood sheathed deck (usually plywood). Pieces of aluminum sheet metal, known as “flashings”, are then installed around any roof top pipes or protrusions. Asphalt saturated fiberglass paper, known as “felt”, is then laid down over the plywood deck. Sometimes thin pieces of wood (known as “batten strips”) are installed horizontally to provide a place to nail the tiles, which are installed per manufacturers’ specifications. Hand-nailing makes up the majority of installations; although other fastening types, such as foam adhesive or wire & hook systems are also available.
State Energy Regulations (known collectively as Title 24) state that every commercial/industrial building in California over 2 stories high must now have a reflective surface to save on energy costs. This affects ALL commercial/industrial building owners! Blue Shoe Roofing is proud to install APOC Elastomeric Reflective Coatings Systems. APOC is one of the leaders and innovators in this field. APOC offers several Elastomeric systems; many reinforced with polyester ply fabric and emulsion to provide an excellent overlay system to any existing roof. These systems are topped off with either an aluminum reflective coating or a white elastomeric coating. Using one of these systems you can dramatically extend the life of your existing roof, save substantially on energy/cooling costs, and comply with Title 24 regulations. These systems can usually be written-off as yearly maintenance expenses, as well.
These systems are a cross between a hot asphalt built-up roof (see above) and a single-ply membrane roof (see below). They are simple to install with minimal equipment. Think of the many layers of a built-up roof all rolled up into one thick, rubberized membrane. The membrane is installed to the roof surface using a roofing torch to melt the back of the modified bitumen membrane into place. Atactic poly propylene (APP) are the plasticizers that modify the bitumen or asphalt, hence the name “modified bitumen”. Blue Shoe Roofing uses modified bitumen from companies like Polyglass, GAF, and Certainteed. Besides simple installation with minimal equipment, APP-modified bitumen has excellent tensile strength that resists building movement, splitting, and cracking.
The oldest and most common commercial/industrial systems, built up roofs have been around since the late 1800’s and are one of the most trusted systems to date! Think of the composition of a built-up roof as like a sandwich – with many layers held together with hot asphalt. These systems are installed to solid sheathed decks. An asphalt-saturated piece of fiberglass called a “base sheet” forms the first layer. A layer of hot asphalt is then applied over this “base-sheet”. Depending on the specifications; one, two, or even three layers of a thin asphalt-saturated fiberglass paper known as a “ply sheet” are embedded into corresponding layers of hot asphalt.
Finally, a flood coat of hot asphalt is applied to the mineral capsheet (heavy asphalt-saturated fiberglass with mineral granules) on top. This is an oldie, but a goodie, as far as roof systems go!
Generally considered for commercial and industrial roofing, built-up roofs can be found on residences with flat or low-pitched roof top surfaces, especially many modern homes where a pitched, gable roof is not an option.
We install residential built-up rock roofs using the same specifications and precision as our Commercial/Industrial built-up roofs (see the Commercial/Industrial Section for built-up installation/components) and we offer the same warranties as a commercial/industrial roof. The big difference is that you can customize the color of your rock! Choose from many colors and sizes of rocks available from the A-1 Rock & Grit Company. Ask your Blue Shoe Roofing representative to see a rock color sample board.
Developed in Europe in the mid 1970’s, single-ply membranes are high performance, space age, plastic polymer roofs. Originally used in critical, high-end installations (such as aerospace and Government/ Institutional), the average price of single-ply membrane has decreased dramatically to the point where they are now competitive with most roof systems. A single-ply membrane is just that – one layer of a thermoplastic membrane. It can be applied using heat air welding, mechanically fastened, or with adhesive; usually over roofing insulation adhered to the roofing deck. It can be over-layed onto existing roofs as well.
Single ply membrane types are known by their chemical composition, such as:
PVC = polyvinyl chloride; made by companies such as Carlise, IB Technologies, Sarnafil
TPO = thermo polyolefin; made by Versico, Manville, GAF, Tremco
EPDM = ethylene propylene diene monomer; made by Firestone, Goodyear, Manville, Carlisle CSPE = chloro sulfinated polyethylene (known as hypalon); made by Burke, JP Stevens
Single-ply membranes offer the longest warranties available and many original roofs installed in the early 80’s are still going strong; with proper maintenance of course!