Roofing Projects in Bakersfield, CA

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Roofing Contractors in Bakersfield, CA

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Sunrun is the nation's largest residential solar, storage and energy services company. With a mission to create a planet run by… More
  • 18 Years in Business
  • Offers Financing
Semper Solaris is California's premier residential roofing and solar panel installation contractor. We offer the best solar panels available on the… More
  • 10 Years in Business
  • Offers Financing
Infinity Energy cares about adding value to our customers lives and no material thing is more valuable than your home. By… More
  • 8 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Located within the heart of the San Fernando Valley in the city of Chatsworth, California Deluxe Windows has established itself as… More
  • 23 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
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Golden State Power is one of California's longest standing original solar contractors. We specialize is residential, commercial, and agricultural solar installations.… More
  • 23 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
When you decide to start saving by going solar, one of our experienced Energy Consultants will come to your home to… More
  • 10 Years in Business
  • Accepts Credit Card
Our founders have decades of experience in the home improvement industry. They founded a company that provided over 130,000 CA homeowners… More
  • 5 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Since 1985, SunPower has been leading global solar innovation. SunPower solar panels consistently deliver more energy and long-term peace of mind… More
  • 37 Years in Business
  • Accepts Credit Card
We know you have many choices when deciding which company to choose from, but none are as committed to saving you… More
  • 4 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
SunPower by Quality Home Services is a second generation family owned company that has been helping homeowners in the Central Valley… More
  • 37 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
NRG Clean Power is California's leading solar energy provider,with over 30 years of superior customer service. We're more than just a… More
  • 35 Years in Business
  • Offers Financing
Take advantage of the hot Kern County months with green solar energy. Offering residential and commercial systems throughout the entire Bakersfield… More
  • Offers Financing
  • Accepts Credit Card
Since I started PetersenDean 35 years ago, we have fulfilled our mission of delivering world-class roofing and solar power systems at… More
  • 39 Years in Business
  • Offers Financing
We offer innovative financing solutions that help contractors build a better businessRenew Financial was founded in 2008 by Cisco DeVries, who… More
  • 14 Years in Business
OUR MISSION STATEMENT: "Revolutionizing the Home Improvement Industry One Customer at a Time, While Changing the Lives of Our Employees for… More
  • 21 Years in Business
  • Accepts Credit Card
  • 23 Years in Business
  • Offers Financing
Your solar experience is our top priority. We bring a local focus backed by decades of knowledge and experience, and we… More
  • 44 Years in Business
  • Offers Loan Options
Find the best home solar plan within your budget today. You can go solar and save for little to $0… More
  • 15 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
A.M. Sun Solar began in 2012 with one simple goal; to provide professional solar installations with the best service, value, and… More
  • 10 Years in Business
  • Offers Financing
Hello Valued Customer, Here at DH Remodeling & Solar we offer quick Solar assessments, fast installation and a 5 star customer… More
  • 7 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
We have been in business for over 35 years and have a stellar reputation. We offer only the highest quality equipment… More
  • 39 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
We have over 25 yrs experience in Solar panel & back up battery design and installation from commercial to residential … More
  • 21 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
We power lives with sunshine. By designing beautiful home solar systems and providing flexible financing plans, we enable people to generate… More
  • 10 Years in Business
  • Accepts Credit Card
I am the local Los Angeles rep for Vivint Solar. I can help anyone throughout California, but if you're in Los… More
  • 12 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
SolarCity is a subsidiary of Tesla, specalizing in solar energy services. More
  • 8 Years in Business
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Roof Installation and Repair Buyer’s Guide for Bakersfield, California

Installing a new roof is a big investment, and a project you want to be done correctly from start to finish. Knowing what to expect ahead of time can help make a new roof installation project run more smoothly. This Roof Buying Guide will help you understand these things to consider for new roof installation:

  • Climate concerns
  • Permit
  • Contractor
  • Types of roofing
  • Life span
  • Unexpected costs

Climate Concerns with your New Roof in Bakersfield

The area of the U.S. where you live has its own specific weather conditions which can affect the roof of your home. In Bakersfield, residents can expect 272 days of solar sunshine and 36 days of rain. The humidity level averages 50 out of 100 with 44 being the U.S. average index. The higher the humidity level the better the comfort level.

City of Bakersfield Roofing Permit

Before a installing a new roof, apply for a permit from the City of Bakersfield. A permit is necessary to ensure the new roof is properly installed and complies with city building codes. To attain a permit, or for more information about getting a roofing permit and inspection for a Kern County property, visit the Public Services Building at 2700 M Street, Suite 570 or call (661) 862-5100.

Roof Contractor Selection in Bakersfield

Selecting a contractor is an important step in the installation process. Not only do you want to hire a professional, you will want to ensure he has the proper credentials. This includes a current license with the State as well as certification as a roofer and proper insurance coverage. You can check with the Better Business Bureau for any complaints or law suits filed against a contractor. You can also check the state licensing board to check on the status of a contractor’s license for free at the government website.

Next, you should request 2-3 estimates from your list of qualified, certified, licensed, and insured local contractors outlining the cost of the project. This should include roofing materials, flash lining, and roofing nails. If the existing roof must be torn off before installing the new roof, the cost should be included in the total estimate. Be sure estimates are signed and dated and include warranty and material removal fees.

Bakersfield, CA roof repair & replacement

Types of Roofing for your Bakersfield Home

The following is a list of some of the most widely used materials.

  • Asphalt shingles, are by far, one of the most widely used roofing materials due to its affordability, resiliency, and ease of installation. Asphalt shingles are applicable for most architectural styles.
  • Slate tiles look good and last for many years. The downside is the weight of the tiles. Your home’s roof will need to be structurally sound to accommodate the increase in weight.
  • Metal roofs stand out from the crowd. The material is available in aluminum, stainless steel and copper shingle roofs. A metal roof tends to keep interiors cooler and because they’re metal, and the roofing material is recyclable which is a plus when the time comes to replace it.
  • Concrete tile roofs and clay tiles add a polished look to the roof but the material is extremely heavy. Installing this type of roofing requires also installing a specially-designed frame. The tiles are long-lasting and non-combustible.

Life Span of New Roofing Materials

When you make the investment in a new roof, you want to know it is going to go the distance before fully replacing a roof. With this in mind, the following list provides the estimated life span for roofing materials.

  • Torch down, cold application, or hot mop: 7 – 12 years
  • Composition shingles: 12 – 20 years
  • Rock roofs: 12 – 15 years
  • Asphalt shingles: 15 – 30 years
  • Shake or wood shingles: 15 – 25 years
  • Fiber cement: 20 – 30 years
  • Metal: 50 years
  • Clay and concrete tiles: 50+ years
  • Slate: 50 – 100 years

Unexpected Costs When Installing a New Roof in Bakersfield

Unexpected costs may arise. Although you will need to have the roof inspected prior to new installation, the contractor will not be aware of any underlining problems until he begins work. Wood rot of structural beams or soft spots that indicate problems with the roof decking are two areas that should be repaired or replaced prior to the new roof being installed. If there are broken soffits or gutters, these, too, need to be replaced. And if the roof has been leaking and insulation is wet, you will need to fix the roof leak and the insulation should be replaced as the moisture can cause mold and mildew.

Because a new roof installation is a big investment in both time and money, you’ll want to have everything in place before the contractor begins work. This means having financing in place for the estimated project plus additional funds in case of unexpected problems. Also note, a new roof installation can take anywhere from 4 – 10 days, or longer, depending on the size of the home and any necessary repairs.