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How to Find the Best Roofing Contractors in the San Fernando Valley CA

Our roofs are constantly suffering the natural damage of the elements, so we need roofing contractors in the San Fernando Valley. Certain roofing materials, such as tile roofs and shingle roofs can require regular maintenance from licensed roofers in the San Fernando Valley.

The following research by The Prime Buyer's Report identifies the best roofing contractors in the San Fernando Valley and issues related to new roofing & roofing repair.

Updated January 31, 2014

 The TOP 10 Roofing Companies in the San Fernando Valley CA

Octagon Roofing & Skylight
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(818) 772-7500
13659 Victory Bl. #489
Van Nuys, CA 91401
State Contractor's License #767713
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Better Business Bureau Western Regional Master Builders Association GAF Authorized Residential Roofing Installer CertainTeed Master Shingle Applicator CertainTeed ShingleMaster

Areas Served: San Fernando Valley incl. Agoura Hills, Arleta, Burbank, Calabasas, Canoga Park, ...
Services: roofing contractor for new roofing, roof repair
Key Brands: Lane-Aire

Eberhard Roofing Inc
(818) 782-4604
15220 Raymer St
Van Nuys, CA 91405

Areas Served: North Hollywood CA, Burbank CA, Van Nuys CA, Studio City CA, Woodland Hills CA

SBR Roofing Inc
(818) 780-8818
801 S Flower St
Burbank, CA 91502

Areas Served: Chatsworth CA, Studio City CA, Sherman Oaks CA, Burbank CA, Santa Clarita CA, Encino CA

Big Valley Roofing
(818) 782-4494
13095 San Fernando Rd
Sylmar, CA 91342

Areas Served: Studio City CA, Sherman Oaks CA, Burbank CA, Encino CA, Woodland Hills CA, Sylmar CA

Preferred Roofing Co
(818) 772-8415
7118 Gerald Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Areas Served: Van Nuys CA, Burbank CA, Santa Clarita Valley, Studio City CA, Chatsworth CA, Reseda CA

Total Roofing Inc
(818) 846-5988
3334 Burton Ave
Burbank, CA 91504

Areas Served: San Fernando Valley, Tarzana CA, Burbank CA, Topanga CA, Studio City CA, Reseda CA

Petersen Dean Inc
(661) 254-3322
21616 Golden Triangle Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Areas Served: Santa Clarita Valley, Castaic, Santa Clarita CA, Sylmar CA, San Fernando Valley

How to Find the Best Roofing Contractors in the San Fernando Valley CA 

Roofers in the San Fernando Valley are legally required to have a license from the State of California such as the C39 license for roofing. The C14 license specifically for metal roofing contractors has been repealed and metal roofing is now done under the C39 roofing license which includes roofs using metal, asphaltum, pitch, tar, flet, glass fabric, flax, shakes, shingles, slate or any other roofing materials. Roofing companies in the San Fernando Valley CA are not legally required to have general liability insurance, however all roofers bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 designation have general liability insurance coverage which reimburses you in the event of any damages, in addition to passing all other requirements for certification as Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 such as phone calls to previous clients, hiring only documented workers, verified license and workers' comp insurance, clean complaint record, and more.


In addition to new roofing, roofing companies can fix a leaky roof, replace roof shingles, or repair broken slate roofs. Use our research to find the best roofers in the San Fernando Valley to replace a roof, fix a leaky roof, or roof repair.    


Roofing Contractors in the San Fernando Valley Perform Numerous Services

Roofing contractors install new roofs, but their experience with certain tasks and materials can vary. for instance, pitched roofs require a greater level of skill to install or repair. Most roofing companies in the San Fernando Valley also perform regular roof maintenance or roof repairs, including foam recoats and shake roof conversions. Some roofing contractors in the San Fernando Valley do emergency roofing repairs in the event of a roof leak, often with 24 hour availability.

In addition to installation and roof repair for roof coatings and coverings, some roofers install downspouts and gutters (even seamless gutters). Some of the best roofing contractors in the San Fernando Valley use manufacturer certified technicians to install, repair or refurbish your roof, so you can expect a greater level of workmanship and better manufacturer warranties on their work.


Roofing Contractors in the San Fernando Valley Offer Many Parts and Roofing Materials

There is such a wide variety of roofing materials and styles and each roofing material has its own benefits. Choices include shake roofs or imitation shake roofs, wood shingle roofs, cedar shingle roofs, clay tile roofs, slate roofs or even concrete tile roofs.

There are roofing companies in Burbank, Chatsworth, Reseda, Van Nuys, Woodland Hills, Santa Clarita and San Fernando who specialize in metal roofs. They can fix or recoat steel roofing, steel roof shingles, stone coated steel roofing, aluminum roofing, insulated aluminum roofing, corrugated metal roofing, copper roofing, or zinc roofing. Some local roofing contractors can  rejuvenate an aging roof and take preventative measures to avoid future roof problems. They might use adhesive methods or modified bitumen to lay down new fire resistant roofing, or may apply elastomeric coatings or polyurethane foam for protection against the elements. In addition to basic roof coverings, some roofing contractors apply hot tar, tar and gravel, or install custom roof edging.

There are also some new products available for the eco-minded homeowner. Instead of wooden roof shingles, roofers might substitute composite roofing or energy efficient roofing. Some roofers in the San Fernando Valley even have access to ventilation products to insert into your preexisting roof. 

 

ROOF TYPES

There are three main roof types based on their slope or pitch: High Slope, Low Slope, and Flat.

High Slope Roof: Over five inches of vertical rise for every 12 horizontal inches
Low Slope Roof: Two inches to five inches of vertical rise for every 12 horizontal inches
Flat Roof: Less than two inches vertical rise for every 12 horizontal inches

 

ROOF COMPONENTS

The components of a roofing system are: Structural Support, Roof Sheathing, Underlayment, Flashing, and Roofing Material.

Structural Support: Rafters, trusses or joists that support the roofing system.

Roof Sheathing: What immediately covers the structural support. This is most commonly plywood or OSB (Oriented Strand Board).

Underlayment: A moisture barrier immediately on top of the roof sheathing. Sometimes called roof felt.

Flashing: Where the roof surface meets vertical surfaces (like a chimney) or at valleys created where adjoining roof sections of different angles meet, a metallic flashing is installed.

Roofing Material: The topmost layer of the roof which you can see, such as shingles, tile, etc.

 

ROOFING MATERIALS

Asphalt Shingles, or alternatively, Fiberlass Shingles

Rolled Roofing / Built Up Roofing: Used for flat roofs or very low slope roofs.

Foam Roofing / Polyurethane Roofing: Used for flat roofs as an alternative to Rolled Roofing or Built Up Roofing

Metal Roofing

Wood Shakes

Tar & Gravel

Reflective Lightweight Rocks

Clay Tile / Concrete Tile

 

Ice and Water Shields for Roofing
A roofing ice and water shield looks very similar to the traditional felt paper used to line roofs but is higher performance.  Felt paper stops most leaks where water gets under the tiles or shingles but sometimes still lets leaks form by letting water through where one sheet of felt paper overlaps another or where nails have created holes in the felt paper.

The ice and water shield roofing material is made of a rubberized asphalt with a sticky backing that seals overlaps unlike felt paper, and forms a seal around nails when it is penetrated.  Roofers in the San Fernando Valley can cover your entire roof with the ice and water shield, or apply it only where leaks frequently happen.  The roofing contractors can also bend the ice and water shield to create a leak-proof barrier around anything that penetrates a roof, such as vents, chimneys, and skylights, then use standard roof flashings to cover the ice and water shield sub-flashing.


Some Roofers in the San Fernando Valley Are Safer To Spend With Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these roofing contractors in the San Fernando Valley: Octagon Roofing & Skylight, Petersen Dean Inc, Hunters Roofing, SBR Roofing Inc, Eberhard Roofing Inc, Big Valley Roofing, Preferred Roofing Co, Total Roofing Inc. Other roofing contractors in Burbank, Chatsworth, Reseda, Van Nuys, Woodland Hills, Santa Clarita and San Fernando CA who might still be in business include: .

 

 

Questions To Ask Roofing Companies in the San Fernando Valley 

When choosing which roofer to hire, ask the right questions about their experience, range of services, credentials, and methods and materials before deciding.


• How long have they been in business as roofers in the San Fernando Valley? This indicates how well they know the local city ordinances, codes, and permit requirements for your area.


• How many roofs have they done specifically in the San Fernando Valley? This indicates how well they know the performance of different materials and installation methods in your particular climate, rainfall and wind patterns.

• How many roofs have they done of the same type as yours, i.e. same materials: clay tile versus asphalt shingle, same type: flat versus high slope, and same scope: repair only versus tear-off and reroof versus new roofing, etc.

• Can the roofing company give you client names and numbers you can call as references? (All roofing contractors bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their client references called by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report so you don't have to.)

• What is the projected time frame for completion of the new roof installation or roof repair?

• Does the roofing contractor have active workers' compensation and general liability insurance for your protection? (All roofers in the San Fernando Valley bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• How will the roofing companies calculate pricing for new roofs or roof repairs?

• Will they provide a written estimate that specifices the exact amount of material to be used, including sizes, brand names, product numbers etc? (This is key because the cheapest roofing companies often only seem cheaper because they are quoting inferior materials or low quality brands compared to other roofers.)

• Will the roofing contractors provide a written contract?

• Will permits be needed? If so, will they be responsible for getting them or will that be up to you?

• Can the roofing contractor prove that all their workers sent to your property are legally allowed to work in the U.S.? (All roofing companies in the San Fernando Valley bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)    

• How often and when do they clean up?

• What is the manufacturer's warranty on the roofing system or material the contractor is suggesting?


• What kind of warranties and guarantees on their labor do they offer besides the manufacturer warranty on the roofing materials?

• Do they offer multiple types of roofing materials and brands, or are they restricted to quoting one manufacturer?

 

When you've chosen the best roofing company in the San Fernando Valley for your specific needs and priorities, make sure they are licensed with a C39 license for roofing contractors in the San Fernando Valley CA. (All roofing companies in the San Fernando Valley bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their license verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)





 

 

Good Roofing Contractors in the San Fernando Valley Use the Best Roofing Brands 

Roofing contractors in the San Fernando Valley use only the highest quality roofing brands to complete your roof work. Some roofing companies in Burbank, Chatsworth, Reseda, Van Nuys, Woodland Hills, Santa Clarita and San Fernando purchase these roofing materials at discounted rates and then pass the discount on to you.

Some of the brands local roofing contractors in the San Fernando Valley use include: Air Vent, Atlas Roofing Corp., GAF Materials, GenFlex Roofing Systems, Recon Building Products, Award Metals, CertainTeed Roofing, Dura-Loc Roofing Systems, DECRA Roofing Systems, Eagle Roofing Products, Firestone Building Products, Elk Building Products, Stone Metal Products, Energy Star Cool Roofing Systems, Hardishake, PABCO, Tamko Roofing Products, and Gardner-Gibson Materials.

 

 

Resources About Roofing Companies in the San Fernando Valley 

Licensing & Trade Associations Related to Roofers in the San Fernando Valley
ARCBAC Associated Roofing Contractors of The Bay Area Counties (http://www.arcbac.org/)
IRCC Independent Roofing Contractors of California (http://www.ircc.org/)
BBB Better Business Bureau (http://www.bbb.com/)
CSLB Contractors State License Board (http://www.cslb.ca.gov/)
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs (www.dca.ca.gov)
NRCA National Roofing Contractors Association (http://www.nrca.net/)
SRCA Slate Roofing Contractors Association (http://www.slateroofers.org/)
TRI Tile Roofing Institute (http://www.tileroofing.org/)
WSRCA Western States Roofing Contractors Association (http://www.wsrca.com/)

 

Media & Web Resources for Roofing in the San Fernando Valley
Professional Roofing Magazine
Roofing RSI Magazine
Roofing Contractor Magazine
Traditional Roofing Magazine


The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Roofing Contractors in the San Fernando Valley within the following zip codes:

91306, 91334, 91381, 91604, 91380, 91522, 91392, 91344, 91409, 91609, 91503, 91501, 91618, 91304, 91386, 91495, 91395, 91316, 91470, 91526, 91393, 91321, 91303, 91615, 91612, 91346, 91410, 91331, 91496, 91345, 91340, 91384, 91326, 91499, 91436, 91385, 91406, 91333, 91350, 91426, 91610, 91382, 91607, 91343, 91411, 91383, 91523, 91507, 91324, 91404, 91405, 91521, 91412, 91413, 91308, 91307, 91401, 91605, 91390, 91364, 91353, 91322, 91502, 91482, 91342, 91506, 91608, 91617, 91335, 91396, 91310, 91371, 91355, 91356, 91504, 91325, 91311, 91387, 91040, 91602, 91365, 91505, 91351, 91394, 91328, 91616, 91603, 91337, 91614, 91601, 91354, 91367, 91416, 91407, 91402, 91606, 91341, 91408, 91327, 91423, 91611, 91403, 91510, 91352, 91372, 91313, 91330, 91357, 91329 and 91508



The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Roofers in the San Fernando Valley within the following cities:

Sun Valley, Woodland Hills, Castaic, Panorama City, Universal City, Porter Ranch, Northridge, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Chatsworth, North Hills, North Hollywood, San Fernando, Topanga, Van Nuys, Pacoima, Shadow Hills, Tarzana, Castaic Canyons, Lake Balboa, Stevenson Ranch, Toluca Lake, Canoga Park, Reseda, Valley Village, Winnetka, Tujunga, Hidden Hills, West Hills, Granada Hills, Studio City, Valley Glen, Lake View Terrace, Calabasas, Santa Clarita, Agoura Hills, Arleta and Sylmar