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Your roof provides insulation, shields you from the elements, and protects your home. It's important (but not always easy) to take good care of it. Damage to the roof of your Oakland home can end up causing pest infestations, water damage, or loss of energy efficiency.
Your circumstances may be unique, but for every problem, there's a solution. Our guide to the top roofing pros in your area can connect you with the right person for you.
1267 14th St, Oakland, CA 94607
2443 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115
591 Montague Ave, San Leandro, CA 94577
1731 E 21st St, Oakland, CA 94606
471 Pacific Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
500 Beale St #129, San Francisco, CA 94105
2250 E 12th St, Oakland, CA 94606
1999 Harrison St #1800, Oakland, CA 94612
1588 Doolittle Dr, San Leandro, CA 94577
Yerba Buena Square Shopping Center, 430 Howard St #801, San Francisco, CA 94103
Today's Homeowner looks at dozens of datapoints on roofing companies to come up with our data-driven rankings. It's not possible for a company to pay for preferential treatment in our rankings. We look at the following key factors in determining who should top our list:
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The type of roofing material that's best in Oakland will depend on several factors, such as your budget and how often you want to do maintenance.
Asphalt is more budget-friendly, while options like slate cost more but last longer. Clay roofing may be beneficial around Oakland due to its high solar reflectivity. Roofs of this type can help you save on cooling costs during the sunny summer months. You might be swayed by how environmentally friendly a material is, and opt for something like wood.
In California, licensing is handled by the Department of Consumer Affairs Contractors State License Board. Contractors are required to have a valid license in order to work on roofing projects valued above $500, and in most cases must be bonded.
The typical lifespan of a roof is 15 to 30 years. If your roof is somewhere in this range (particularly on the higher end), it may be worth having an inspection. Your roof might also need to be replaced if it suffers frequent or significant damage, for example from severe weather or downed trees. In Oakland, your roof is less likely to be damaged by a weather event, and might need to be replaced less often.
On average, roofers in Oakland have a ranking of 4.8 out of five stars.
After your roof has been installed, check the roof's appearance. If it looks uneven and not uniform, this is a sign that the roof was not installed properly. Also, make sure the flashing wasn't reused. Properly installed flashing is important to prevent leaks and water damage to your home. Finally, you'll want to check that an underlayment was placed between the shingles and sheathing of your house, which also prevents leaks and extends the life of your roof.
Signs that you need to replace your roof include the following: