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How to Find the Best Roofing Contractors in Marin County CA

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

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

Updated October 13, 2014

 The TOP 10 Roofing Companies in Marin County CA

Crandall Roofing Inc
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(707) 586-2500
PO Box 394
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
State Contractor's License #452195
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Better Business Bureau Owens Corning Preferred Contractor GAF Authorized Residential Roofing Installer CertainTeed Master Shingle Applicator

Areas Served: North Bay & Marin County incl. San Rafael CA, Sausalito CA, Mill Valley CA, Novato CA
Services: roofing contractors for new roofing, roof repairs, re-roofing, new permanent roof, ...
Key Brands: Owens Corning, GAF, CertainTeed

High Definition Solar
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(925) 566-8282
1190 Burnett Ave Suite F
Concord, CA 94520
State Contractor's License #949189
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Diamond Certified  Better Business Bureau League of California Homeowners

Areas Served: Entire Bay Area & Marin County
Services: new roofing, roofing installers, re-roofing
Key Brands: Bosch Solar, Canadian Solar, REC Solar, Sharp Solar Electricity, Yingli Solar

Joe Moore Painting & Roofing
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(707) 837-0620, (707) 494-4920
PO Box 2235
Windsor, CA 95492
State Contractors License #780163
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Diamond Certified

Areas Served: Bay Area incl. Marin County
Services: local roofers for roof repair, new roofing
Key Brands: Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing, GAF ELK Garage Door Systems, United Coatings

General Roofing Co.
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(415) 586-3356
3309 Elmwood Ave
Oakland, CA 94601
State Contractors License #154732
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Diamond Certified  Better Business Bureau NRCA (National Roofing Contractors Association) WSRCA (Western States Roofing Contractors Association)

Areas Served: Entire Bay Area
Services: roofing contractors & roofers for roof repair, re-roofing, new roof building
Key Brands: CertainTeed Roofing, IB Roof Systems

How to Find the Best Roofing Contractors in Marin County CA 

Roofers in Marin County 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 Marin County 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 Marin County to replace a roof, fix a leaky roof, or roof repair.    


Roofing Contractors in Marin County 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 Marin County also perform regular roof maintenance or roof repairs, including foam recoats and shake roof conversions. Some roofing contractors in Marin County 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 Marin County 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 Marin County 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 Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael 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 Marin County 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 Marin County 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 Marin County Are Safer To Spend With Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these roofing contractors in Marin County: Crandall Roofing Inc, High Definition Solar, Joe Moore Painting & Roofing, General Roofing Co., Marin Country Roofing, De Mello Roofing, Capstone Roofing, Northern Pacific Roofing, Cascade Roofing. Other roofing contractors in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael CA who might still be in business include: Morris Roofing, Booth & Little Roofing, Inc., McLeran Roofing, Aussie Roofing. Didn't find what you wanted with the TOP 10 Roofing Companies in Marin County? Then click here to see additional companies in this category.

 

 

Questions To Ask Roofing Companies in Marin County 

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 Marin County? 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 Marin County? 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 Marin County 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 Marin County 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 Marin County for your specific needs and priorities, make sure they are licensed with a C39 license for roofing contractors in Marin County CA. (All roofing companies in Marin County 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 Marin County Use the Best Roofing Brands 

Roofing contractors in Marin County use only the highest quality roofing brands to complete your roof work. Some roofing companies in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael purchase these roofing materials at discounted rates and then pass the discount on to you.

Some of the brands local roofing contractors in Marin County 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 Marin County 

Licensing & Trade Associations Related to Roofers in Marin County
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)
Diamond Certified www.diamondcertified.org
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 Marin County
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 Marin County within the following zip codes:

94947, 94903, 94977, 94973, 94914, 94937, 94979, 94929, 94901, 94920, 94970, 94938, 94930, 94924, 94971, 94915, 94912, 94964, 94950, 94913, 94949, 94945, 94974, 94966, 94925, 94965, 94941, 94956, 94948, 94942, 94939, 94963, 94940, 94946, 94976, 94957, 94978, 94960, 94904 and 94933

 



Roofing Companies Greenbrae CA
Bayview Roofing & Construction Greenbrae CA 94904
Booth & Little Roofing Greenbrae CA 94904

Roofing Companies Mill Valley CA
Raindance Roofing Mill Valley CA 94941

Roofing Companies Novato CA
All American Roofing Novato CA 94945
All Phase Roofing Novato CA 94947
Capstone Roofing Novato CA 94949
Cascade Roofing Novato CA 94945
Jim Thompson Roofing Novato CA 94948
Mac's Roofing Novato CA 94945
Northbay Sidewall Novato CA 94945

Roofing Companies San Anselmo CA
David Shanks San Anselmo CA 94979

Roofing Companies San Rafael CA
AA Roofing Construction San Rafael CA 94901
Aussie Roofing San Rafael CA 94915
CS Slating San Rafael CA 94901
Crown Ridge Roofing San Rafael CA 94901
De Mello Roofing San Rafael CA 94901
Dipaula Roofing San Rafael CA 94901
Edward Cooper Roofing San Rafael CA 94901
Full Coverage Construction & Roofing San Rafael CA 94903
Gutierrez Roofing San Rafael CA 94903
Ken Cooper Roofing & Gutter San Rafael CA 94903
Marin County Roofing Co, Inc. San Rafael CA 94901
McLeran Roofing San Rafael CA 94912
Morris Roofing San Rafael CA 94901
Northern Pacific Roofing San Rafael CA 94901
Ray Garcia Construction San Rafael CA 94915
Steve Janney Roofing San Rafael CA 94901
Superior Roofing & Gutter Co San Rafael CA 94903
Zur-Tech Roofing San Rafael CA 94912