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Transform Home Improvements, has been a leader in the home improvement space for more than 30 years. Whether your home is… More
  • 70 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
We work with some of the top solar installers in California and specialize in offering the best value for solar options… More
Jeff Wakamiya came to our house and explained to me the pros and cons of solar panels thoroughly. Among all the… Full review
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Semper Solaris is California's premier residential roofing and solar panel installation contractor. We offer the best solar panels available on the… More
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  • 8 Years in Business
I am a repeat customer with this company. I am very happy with the product, company and the salesman, Bruce. He… Full review
  • 6 Years in Business
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Pace Avenue is a team of energy and water experts who believe in a future with abundant clean energy, where environmental… More
  • 3 Years in Business
  • Licensed
Family Owned Business.We Provided Quality Work to give peace of mind. More
Yes I met with Emmanuel and he will be sending me the bid by the end of the day today. … Full review
  • 8 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
We will teach you how to take advantage of rebates, tax incentives, as well as government backed financing. More
  • 21 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Majestic Builders goes an extra mile to make sure the customer is satisfied with our work More
Had a set appt for May 13th at 1pm. Set. Confirmed. Then over the weekend I get an email saying they're… Full review
  • 4 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
We are committed to bringing our clients the ultimate experience. We will provide a hands on estimate as well as an… More
Acker Roofing is top notch! Owner Dusten Acker and his crew are professional, detail oriented, and enjoyable to work with, plus… Full review
  • 5 Years in Business
  • Licensed
Thank you for your interest! Pls send us your request so that we can create a ticket and give you FREE… More
  • 10 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
We are your local contractors conducting a free estimate-if you have repairs and renovation book your appointment today. More
  • 10 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
We are your local contractor and giving a free estimate so reserve your slot now. We can drop by then check… More
  • 13 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
We take a comprehensive approach to make your home more comfortable, more beautiful & more energy efficient. We specialize in roofing,… More
  • 14 Years in Business
  • Licensed
Highest quality in North America. Don’t expect cheap because it’s not cheap but we have a system that is guarenteed to… More
  • Licensed
  • Bonded
The Sun provides enough energy in one hour to more than power the Earth's energy needs for a year. Most clients… More
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  • 5 Years in Business
  • Licensed
Bay Area Sunlight has been an industry-leading Solar Energy Equipment Supplier since 2000. We only offer our customers the highest quality… More
  • 20 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
I am a repeat customer with this company. I am very happy with the product, company and the salesman, Bruce. He… Full review
  • 6 Years in Business
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
I've had the solar system installed on Feb 2018. At the time my PG&E meter read 58237, as of May 26,… Full review
  • 33 Years in Business
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Installing a New Roof in Oakland, California

Having a new roof installed on your property is an expensive undertaking, but one that homeowners may have to face sooner than later. Several factors come into play that require new roofing including damage by weather, degraded roofing materials, roof leaks, and the age of the roofing material itself. When the time comes for a new roof, there are several things to take into consideration so you’ll be prepared financially.

Oakland, California’s Climate and What It Means for Roofs

California has a diverse climate with plenty of sunshine, rainfall, humidity, and in some cities, significant snow. In Oakland, the sun beats down on your roof an estimated 261 days a year. Add to that and additional 60+ days of precipitation. Fortunately, Oakland does not have to deal with snow. On a positive note, the comfort index based on humidity is 65 out of 100. The higher the index, the better. For U.S. cities, the average is 44.

Determining When a New Roof is Needed

In some situations, there are definite signs that a new roof is necessary. The most visible sign results from water leakage. When this happens, and depending where the leak is coming from, the dripping water creates discoloration on ceiling tiles or drywall. Keep in mind the insulation is also being dripped on, creating a situation for mold and mildew. Drips may also work their way into seams between walls, resulting in small beads of water trickling down or the wall itself becomes wet.

For homes with roofing material with a 15 to 30-year life span that are coming upon their expiration date, you may see torn, cracked, broken or peeling roofing material. In order to know for certain a new roof is necessary, you need an inspection by a professional roofing contractor. While inspecting the roofing material, the contractor will also look for any additional problems such as wood rot or soft spots.

Considerations When Buying a New Roof in Oakland

There is more to having a new roof installed than hiring a contractor and having them lay shingles. Here are a few things to consider beforehand:

  • Not all roofing materials are applicable to every type of architectural style. This is something the contractor will discuss with you to ensure you purchase the appropriate roofing materials.
  • Roofing materials range in price from inexpensive to very expensive, and each type has pros and cons in terms of durability and longevity.
  • The price for a new roof is based on the square footage and should include all materials including felt lining, roofing nails, or any other materials the contractor needs for the project.
  • A new roof can take a significant amount of time depending on the size of your home. It’s estimated the project can take 4 to 10 days. The project can take longer if repairs are needed.
  • Financing is also something to consider with a variety of incentive programs, financing options, and federal tax credits available. Visit these websites for more information: Department of Energy, HERO and Energy Star.

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Types of Roofing Material for your Oakland Home

While you may have one type of roofing material currently installed, there is a wide range of materials available that may also be appropriate for your home:

  • Two heavier materials are slate roofing tiles and concrete tile roofing and clay tiles. Both are durable, long lasting, and provide good protection. With concrete and clay tiles, special framework is necessary before being installed.
  • Reflective roofing, or cool roofing, is designed specifically to reflect the sun’s rays.
    Metal roofing is environment friendly, recyclable, and available in copper roofs, stainless steel roofing, and aluminum.
  • For a cozy cottage look, wood shingles and wood shakes are the choices. The natural material is available in pine, cedar and redwood. Wood shakes are hand hewn while wood shingles are cut by a machine.
  • A popular roofing material is asphalt shingles. Available in a variety of colors, this material costs less and is easy to install.

Unexpected Costs when Installing a New Roof in Oakland

After an inspection, problems may be found such as wood rot of the underlining roof decking, broken soffits, and damaged beams. All of these must be replaced before installing a new roof. If leaking has caused wet insulation, it will need to be removed and replaced.

If the current roofing material is asphalt shingles and is already two layers thick, both layers must be removed. Most cities/states allow only two layers of roofing material at a time. The tear-off process will increase the cost of the project. To help find the cost of a roofing project, use this online roofing cost calculator.

Roofing Permit for Oakland

For roofing projects, a permit is required for the City of Oakland. The office is located at 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Room 2114, 2nd Floor. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, and Friday from 8 am to 4 pm, and Wednesday from 9:30 am to 4 pm.

Hiring a Roofing Contractor in Oakland

An important part of the new roof installation is hiring a certified, licensed and insured roofing contractor. Since a permit is required to install a roof, an inspection of the completed job is to be expected. Contact several reputable contractors and ask for a written, dated, and signed estimate for costs that includes all materials, repairs if necessary, removal of old roofing, warranty information, and an estimate for time of completion. You can check your contractor’s license at the Contractors State License Board website.

A new roof provides years of security to your home when installed properly and professionally. With better coverage sealing your home, you’ll be able to regulate the interior temperature of your home better, resulting in savings to monthly utility bills. Additional benefits to homeowners include an increase in property value, curbside appeal, and marketability.