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I can answer any questions related to all type of roof repairs (especially tile roof repair and flat roof repair work). I can also answer most new roof or roofing related questions with the exception of questions in regards to single ply roofing (PVC) and standing seam or metal panel roofing. I have little or no experience with those applications.

Experience in the area

I was first introduced to roofing by my father who was started his own roofing career in Orange County CA. By the time I was 10 years old I knew what most general roofing materials were and had some idea of their purpose. At the age of thirteen I started working during the summers doing roofing. After graduating from High School I began working full time as a journeyman roofer doing roof repair work and complete new roofs. My area of specialty and interests has always been on the roof repair side of the business. In 1997 I took the CSLB testing and qualified for a license on my own and moved my roofing business location to Lake Forest, CA 92630. Currently I operate South County Roofing company serving the following areas of Orange County Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Aliso Viejo, Buena Park, Brea, Cypress, Capistrano Beach, Costa Mesa, Corona Del Mar, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Foothill Ranch, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Hills, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Orange, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, Seal Beach, Silverado Canyon, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Tustin, Trabuco Canyon, Villa Park, Westminster, Yorba Linda.


I have written articles about roofing in general for a couple local magazines.


La Quinta High School 1988 Westminster, Ca 92683-7098

Awards and Honors

We have a bunch of Certifications from most of the roofing manufactures, some "Best of Awards" from things like Angie's List and some others that I can't remember.

Past/Present Clients

Just your average everyday people. We did a nice little restoration project for the California Department of Parks and Recreation in 2005, the Crystal Cove Beach Cottages -

What do you like about this subject?

I like helping people.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

To help as many customers as I can and maintain a high level of customer service while furthering my experience in the areas of roof repair and roof leak detection.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Dry rot damage to the fascia and eaves are often a result of a roof leak. If you simply hire a termite damage repair company to fix the work your problem will just come back. You need to have an expert perform leak detection to find the roof leak source and then you can prime and paint all wood before installation to address the whole problem.

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Recent Answers from Brian Atkins

2017-03-24 Tile roof repair - lead risers:

Good evening Pablo,    That is a lot of info to chew on, pardon the pun.    I would like to help with this but, i feel i need to see the pictures of the problem you are describing.    Please send the photos

2016-07-20 Elk did not hold up well:

Hi Jo,    The reason you cant find a phone number of Elk Corp is because they were bought by another roofing shingle manufacturer called Gaf.    This happened about 10 years ago.    You can try and contact

2016-06-18 vent pipe collars:

Good morning John,    I haven't heard of the black rubber collars not fitting correctly.      They must be a tad to big.      Putting a little caulking (construction adhesive) under them should solve this

2016-05-27 Re-roof flat roof:

Good afternoon and thank you for submitting your question.    TPO is not the only option.  There are many others.  They basically do the same thing.  Cover low sloped roofs and keep them leak free for

2015-12-21 roof coating:

Good morning,    I think so.    Here's a couple of tips for you to do before you apply and while you apply the roof coating.    1.  Make sure the area is very clean.  2.  Make sure the area is completely


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