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Homeowners may want to partner with a roofing contractor for regular maintenance of existing roofs to ensure they remain in good shape and to protect their residences from the elements. Damaged roofs should be repaired in a timely manner as loose shingles and tiles can allow moisture to enter a home and cause serious damage. Holes in the flashing may permit entry to birds and animals, particularly squirrels, which can impose further damage inside the house.

Typical Climate in San Diego

Warm and dry summers coupled with mild winters in the Southern California city have drawn many people from colder parts of the country. Temperatures vary little and records show that, on average, San Diego has 201 days a year above 70° F. Summers are dry with average highs in the range of 70 to 78°from May to October. The time of year known as "June Gloom," which can start in May and continue until the end of June, brings a layer of marine fog to the coastal city.

The winter rains generally start in November and last until April with highs from 66 to 70 degrees and lows from 50 to 56 degrees F. The wet months bring about ten inches of rain, and while there are very few wet days, showers are usually quite heavy. Homeowners should have their roofs checked prior to the start of the rainy season to ensure any damages from the previous season are fixed.

Roofer Training Programs in San Diego

The United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers, Local 95, offers the Cal Apprenticeship Program. Those interested in becoming roofers can do so through the union's training program that lasts three and a half years. Trainees must work 600 or more hours on the job in each of seven areas of training with one or more employers. Apprentices also attend classes at a training center.

General Information

The economy in San Diego is fueled by defense, manufacturing, and tourism -- in that order -- which provide jobs for the city's 1.3 million residents. The high cost of housing in San Diego has driven many people to the suburbs, particularly Temecula and Murrieta, contributing to the city's negative net migration since 2004.

Ranked by Forbes as the fifth wealthiest city in the United States, San Diego boasts a number of unusual buildings that make for an interesting skyline along with the Coronado Bridge over the bay. The PETCO Park baseball stadium, the San Diego Convention Center, and the Horton Plaza have revitalized the city's downtown. The only major submarine and shipbuilding yard on the West Coast, the largest marine fleet in the world, and the cruise ship industry make for a busy port.