Wednesday, February 19, 2014

New Boral Madera Tile Roof in Rancho Santa Fe

Looking for a roof that will leave your neighbors drooling? This beautiful Boral Madera concrete tile roof we just installed in Rancho Santa Fe is a real knock out!


The color of the tile is Mountainwood and is one of the select few roofing options that the Rancho Santa Fe HOA allows. The tile is meant to give the appearance of a wood shake roof while keeping all the benefits of a concrete tile roof. It is a popular option in San Diego because it isn't flammable like wood shake roofs are.

Unfortunately the home previously had a poorly designed concrete tile roof that was constantly leaking. When we removed the old roof, we found that a lot of the wood had to be replaced due to water and termite damage. This was no problem for the TR Construction team as we had all the wood replaced in no time.

In San Diego it is not a bad idea to keep the attic cool during the warmer months, so we installed numerous O'Hagin roof vents.

Now with a sound roof installed these homeowners can sleep securely at night without worrying about the next big rainstorm.




TR Construction is a first-rate San Diego roofing company that specializes in roof installations and roof repair. We service Escondido, San Marcos, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Poway, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Scripps Ranch, La Jolla, Clairemont, La Mesa, Santee, El Cajon, Spring Valley, Lemon Grove, San Diego, Chula Vista, Mira Mesa, Temecula, Murrieta, Oceanside, and surrounding areas.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Solar Tubes, Letting the San Diego Sunshine In!

We live in San Diego; where the sun is always shining! Don't you want to let a little of that sunshine in? Then you might want to look into solar tubes. Like skylights they help bring natural light into your home and can save on electricity. But they also have a number of advantages over skylights.


  • They are much smaller than skylights, but are able to bring in a lot more light. The tube actually amplifies the light from outside as it goes into your house. 
  • Solar tubes can be installed almost anywhere inside your home because of their small size. This makes them great for lighting dark closets, bathrooms, or anywhere else in the house. 
  • They don’t require any drywall repair as part of the installation process. You just need to have them installed by a qualified roofer to make sure you don’t cause any roof leaks. 
  • They are cheaper than skylights to install.
  • Solar tubes are able to redirect light into your home the entire day, even when it is cloudy. Unlike skylights, the sun doesn’t have to be in the direct path of the tube in order to create light. 


Solar tubes are an excellent natural light source, which means you can use them rather than traditional lighting during the day. It is estimated that solar tubes can save you anywhere from 70 to 90 percent on your daytime lighting costs.

Besides being greener, natural light has a number of benefits including, strengthening your immune system, reducing eyestrain, and improving your mood.

Types of Solar Tubes 
 Solar tubes are sometimes also known as light tubes, sun scopes, sun pipes, solar light tubes, tube skylights, sun tunnels, or daylight pipes.

Certain solar tube models even come with electrical lights built into them so that they can be used during hours when the sun is down. Others have a dimmer that can be used to regulate how much light is let into your home.

If you would like some advice on how to let more natural light into your home, give us a call!

TR Construction is a first-rate home remodeling company that specializes in all phases of remodeling and roofing. We service Escondido, San Marcos, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Scripps Ranch, La Jolla, Clairemont, La Mesa, Santee, El Cajon, Spring Valley, Lemon Grove, San Diego, Chula Vista, Mira Mesa, Temecula, Murrieta, Oceanside, and surrounding areas.

On the Jobsite: Master bathroom remodel in San Diego, CA

Just this week at TR Construction we finished a complete master bathroom remodel in San Diego and it looks great!

The master bathroom had a standard bathtub, which we converted into a custom shower enclosure. Shower enclosures are becoming more and more popular for many reasons.

  • They are easier to keep clean and don’t grow as much mildew and mold as shower curtains. For many bathrooms in San Diego mildew can be a huge problem.
  • They can give you a lot more elbowroom. If you are sick of wrestling with the shower curtain or feel a little claustrophobic every time you shower, installing a shower enclosure can make you feel like you live at a spa.
  • Sick of showering in the dark? Shower enclosures let in a lot more light. And installing an overhead light can make an even bigger difference.
  • Shower doors do a better job of keeping water off the walls and floor—saving owners from expensive repairs. Shower curtains have a tendency to let out a lot of water, especially if you aren’t paying attention.
  • Shower enclosures look amazing. They are a great way to make your bathroom look more modern and luxurious.



This San Diego homeowner was able to splurge on their shower enclosure by cutting costs elsewhere. Instead of having their vanity custom built, they found this beautiful one online. It is well built, looks great and saved them a lot of money. The vanity came complete with a hard surface top and sinks.



This freed them up to create the shower enclosure of their dreams. It includes a:
  • sit-down bench 
  • tumbled rock shower pan 
  • custom seamless glass shower enclosure 
  • niche and trim with mosaic tile 
  • large overhead rain shower head 
  • an additional shower head on the side 
  • floor to ceiling tile on the walls and on the floor in the shower enclosure area.
Which goes to show that trimming your budget doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on style! If you have any questions on remodeling your home please give us a call!

TR Construction is a first-rate home remodeling company that specializes in all phases of remodeling and roofing. We service Escondido, San Marcos, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Scripps Ranch, La Jolla, Clairemont, La Mesa, Santee, El Cajon, Spring Valley, Lemon Grove, San Diego, Chula Vista, Mira Mesa, Temecula, Murrieta, Oceanside, and surrounding areas.