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(415) 868-5970

Serving all of Marin County including San Rafael, Novato, Mill Valley, San Anselmo, Larkspur, Corte Madera, Tiburon, Sausalito, Fairfax and Ross.

Services include Insulation, Skylights, Sidewall, Shingles, Tar & Gravel Composition, Gutters and Tile. Brands include CertainTeed, Monier and Decra...
License 536044 | DCID4158926039
(415) 493-8958

Serving all of Sonoma and Marin counties including Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Windsor, Rohnert Park, San Rafael, Novato, San Anselmo and Mill Valley.

Services include home insulation, roof insulation, sound insulation, slate roofing and slate roof tiles. Brands include Manson, Fibrex, John Mansville and ELK...
License 956499 | DCID4154911144
(866) 630-7663
(925) 228-0160

Serving all of Marin County including San Rafael, Novato, Mill Valley, San Anselmo, Larkspur, Corte Madera, Tiburon, Sausalito, Fairfax and Ross.

Services include Flat Roof & Energy Specialist, Foam Roof Restoration & Recoat, free estimates, Installation & Maintenance, Sales, Seamless Foam Roofing, Skylight Installation. Brands include .
License 841849 |
250 Francisco Blvd. West
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 702-0913

Serving all of Marin County including Mill Valley, San Rafael, Novato, San Anselmo, Corte Madera, Belvedere, Tiburon, Larkspur and Fairfax.

Services include new roofing, roof replacement, reroofing, roof repairs, leak repair, dry rot repair, skylights and new gutters. Brands include Atlas, WesTile and EPDM Roofing...
License 256043 | DCID4154533511
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Why Trust Diamond Certified Roofing Companies Rated Highest in Quality?

You are the customer. If your goal is to choose a roofing company that will deliver high customer satisfaction and quality, you’ll feel confident in choosing a Diamond Certified roofing contractor. Each has been rated Highest in Quality in the most accurate ratings process anywhere. And you’re always backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. Here’s why the Diamond Certified ratings and certification process will help you find a top-rated roofing company and is unparalleled in its accuracy, rigor and usefulness:

1) Accuracy: All research is performed by live telephone interviews that verify only real customers are surveyed, so you'll never be fooled by fake reviews.

2) Statistical Reliability: A large random sample of past customers is surveyed on an ongoing basis so the research results you see truly reflect a Diamond Certified company’s top-rated status.

3) Full Disclosure: By clicking the name of a company above you'll see the exact rating results in charts and read verbatim survey responses as well as researched articles on each qualified company.

4) Guaranteed: Your purchase is backed up with mediation and the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee, so you can choose with confidence.

Click on the name of a Diamond Certified company above to read ratings results, researched articles and verbatim customer survey responses to help you make an informed decision.

More than 200,000 customers of local companies have been interviewed in live telephone calls, and only companies that score Highest in Quality in customer satisfaction–a 90+ on a 100 scale–as well as pass all of the credential-based ratings earn Diamond Certified. By requiring such a high score to qualify, the Diamond Certified program eliminates mediocre and poorly performing companies. Read detailed information about the ratings and certification process.

How to Choose
Hire the Best Roofers in Marin County for New Roofing Installation and Reroofing

If your roof leaks or needs roofing repairs, rain damage and seeping water can ruin your belongings and cause underlying problems, like water damage and mold. But the integrity of your roof depends on the quality of the Marin County roofing company you choose.
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If your roof leaks or needs roofing repairs, rain damage and seeping water can ruin your belongings and cause underlying problems, like water damage and mold. But the integrity of your roof depends on the quality of the Marin County roofing company you choose.

That’s why it’s important to hire roofers who are true professionals. Expert roofing contractors have the necessary skill and experience to install new roofs and repair existing roofs, and they offer a better overall value than cheap roofers. Carefully researching your options will help you find a high-quality roofing company in Marin County, including those in the major cities of San Rafael, Novato, Mill Valley, Larkspur and San Anselmo to complete your project.

Know What Roofing Services You Want from Your Marin County Roof Contractor
First, know whether you need roof repairs or want to have your existing roof replaced. Once you’ve narrowed down the reroofing and roof repair services you need, don’t overlook the importance of aesthetics. Today there are many choices in roofing materials, including slate roofs, rubber roofing, asphalt shingles, metal roofing, concrete roof tiles and wood shingle and wood shake roofs.

It’s wise to match the project to a qualified roofer. Some local roofing companies in the larger Marin County cities such as San Rafael, Novato, San Anselmo, Larkspur and Mill Valley specialize in copper roofs and tin roofing, while others are able to install tile roofing and energy efficient roofing. Likewise, commercial and industrial roofing is a specialty. If you need a new roof for your commercial building, be sure the roofing contractor you’re considering is skilled at installing commercial roofs.

You should also be ready to discuss a timeline for the project and any expectations you have for the roofing work and the service you receive from the roofers. By being prepared, you’re more likely to find the best roofing contractor for your job in Marin County, including the cities of Corte Madera, Tiburon, Sausalito, Fairfax, Ross and the smaller towns including Almonte, Stinson Beach, Nicasio, Bolinas, Olema, Tamal and Woodacre.

Research Good Roofers in Marin County
It’s best to choose a Diamond Certified company because they’re rated Highest in Quality, but that may not always be possible. If you’re unable to choose a Diamond Certified roofing contractor in your area of Marin County, you can improve your chances of hiring a good roofing company by checking out candidates on the Contractors State License Board website to guarantee an active license and valid workers’ compensation insurance. Violations will also appear on their license record, so you’ll know about recent infractions or serious customer grievances that have been processed by the state.

Then take time to verify roofing company credentials. Some local roofing contractors in the major Marin County cities of San Anselmo, Sausalito, Ross, Novato, San Rafael and Larkspur have even earned certifications from roofing manufacturers as authorized roof system distributors and roofing installers who can simplify the entire reroofing and roof repair process for you.

Some roof repairs can be completed quickly, but large jobs like roof installations and reroofing may take days or even weeks. So it’s especially important to find a roofing company with employees who are dedicated to customer service and with whom you work well. Professional qualities including promptness, friendliness and cleanliness are very important, especially because the roofers will be spending so much time working on your home.

Many homeowners recognize that local roofing companies in Marin County are their best option when hiring a roofer. That’s because roofing contractors who live and work in the same area may be most likely to offer reliable service for roofing installation and reroofing and quick emergency roofing repairs.

Further Research on Good Roofing Contractors in These Major Marin County Cities: San Rafael, Novato, Mill Valley, San Anselmo, Larkspur, Corte Madera, Tiburon, Sausalito, Fairfax and Ross
Now that you’ve done some initial research, talk with a few Marin County roofers. If you live in one of the larger cities, including San Rafael, Fairfax, Novato, San Anselmo, Mill Valley or Larkspur, you will find many good roofing companies to choose from. If you live outside these areas, keep in mind that many roofers are willing to travel to other parts of Marin County, including smaller towns such as Lagunitas, Marinwood, Strawberry Point, San Geronimo, Bel Marin Keys, Santa Venitia and Tomales.

When you interview the roofing companies, have a written list of questions and write down the answers. Remember, though, many roof contractors will not provide estimates over the phone. However, don’t feel compelled to set a meeting for an estimate if you weren’t impressed with your initial contact with roofers. If the local roofing company representatives you’ve talked with don’t meet your expectations or can’t answer your questions adequately, feel free to end the conversation and interview other local roofing companies, including those in the smaller Marin County towns of Muir Woods, Dogtown, Inverness, Kentfield, Point Reyes Station, San Quentin and Sleepy Hollow.
 

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Know What You Want
Decide What You Want From Your New Roof

Before you interview roofing contractors, think carefully about your project, the new roof or roof repairs you want and what you’re looking for in a roofing company. It may be helpful to write down questions and keep a folder of ideas and samples. This can allow you to present clear expectations to the roofing contractors they interview. The following questions will get you started:...

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Before you interview roofing contractors, think carefully about your project, the new roof or roof repairs you want and what you’re looking for in a roofing company. It may be helpful to write down questions and keep a folder of ideas and samples. This can allow you to present clear expectations to the roofing contractors they interview. The following questions will get you started:

  • Do I want a Diamond Certified company that is rated best in quality and backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee?
  • Do I need a new roof or simple roof repairs?
  • What is my budget for roofing repairs and reroofing?
  • Is there a specific roof color or roofing material I’m interested in?
  • What facets of my home or job may make my roofing project more complicated or need to be taken into account during the planning?
  • What characteristics and qualities do I want in a Marin County roofing contractor?
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What to Ask on the Phone
Thoroughly Interview Good Roofing Contractors in Marin County

If you have a list of prepared questions to ask the roofing contractors you interview, you’ll get better results. Having prewritten questions will keep you on track and will make sure you ask the questions that are most pertinent to the success of your job. Write down the roof contractors’ answers and note their tone and the general feeling you get from your time with them. This will help you narrow down your choices and pinpoint the best local roofer in Marin County for you....

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If you have a list of prepared questions to ask the roofing contractors you interview, you’ll get better results. Having prewritten questions will keep you on track and will make sure you ask the questions that are most pertinent to the success of your job. Write down the roof contractors’ answers and note their tone and the general feeling you get from your time with them. This will help you narrow down your choices and pinpoint the best local roofer in Marin County for you.

  • Has your company earned and maintained a Diamond Certified rating?
  • Are you a licensed contractor? What is your state contractor license number?
  • Do you have active liability and workers’ compensation insurance? Are all of the roofers you employ covered by this insurance?
  • Do you charge for roofing estimates?
  • Will my project require a permit? If so, will you get the permits for me?(Beware of contractors who ask you to take out permits. This may be a sign they’re not licensed contractors.)
  • Do you have your own roof installation crew, or do you subcontract roof installations here in Marin County?
  • Are you personally on site during the roofing process? If not, who is in charge of the roofing crews?
  • Is there a specific roof brand and type you recommend? Why?
  • How long has the manufacturer been making the roof shingles or roofing systems you install? (A lifetime warranty is worthless if the manufacturer goes out of business.)
  • Are you authorized by the manufacturer to install new roofs (such as a CertainTeed Roofing Certified Installer, Certified Duro-Last Roofing Installer or Certified Georgia-Pacific Roofing Installer)? Bear in mind: Installation by unapproved roof contractors could void your manufacturer’s warranty.
  • What guarantees and warranties do you offer on your new roofs and roof repairs? (In addition to the warranty on the windows.)
  • I live in _____ (San Rafael, Novato, Mill Valley, San Anselmo, Corte Madera, Sausalito, etc.). How long have you been a roofing contractor in this area of Marin County?
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What to Ask in Person
Questions to Ask Marin County Roofing Contractors in Person
  • How much time will the job take?
  • Will I be able to stay in my home during the roofing installation?
  • Is the new roof energy efficient? Will it reduce my electric bills?
  • Do you have any recent projects in my area of Marin County where I can see how the roof installations look from the street?
  • Do you have customer references I can call?
  • How would I handle future service issues?...
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  • How much time will the job take?
  • Will I be able to stay in my home during the roofing installation?
  • Is the new roof energy efficient? Will it reduce my electric bills?
  • Do you have any recent projects in my area of Marin County where I can see how the roof installations look from the street?
  • Do you have customer references I can call?
  • How would I handle future service issues? Are you responsible for warranty work if there’s ever a problem with my new roof or reroofing?
  • What can I do to make the roof installation process easier?
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What to Ask References
Ask Previous Customers About Their Experiences with Local Roofers in Marin County, Including the Smaller Cities of Black Point, Forrest Knolls, Lucas Valley, Kentfield, Mission Rafael, Olema, Tamalpais Valley and Bel Marin Keys

It’s best to choose a Diamond Certified roofer because all certified companies have passed an in-depth ratings process that most other companies can’t pass. If you want quality from a roofer in Marin County and the greater Bay Area, you can have confidence choosing a Diamond Certified company. Diamond Certified reports are available online for all certified companies. And you’ll never be fooled by fake reviews. That’s because all research is performed in live telephone interviews of actual customers.
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It’s best to choose a Diamond Certified roofer because all certified companies have passed an in-depth ratings process that most other companies can’t pass. If you want quality from a roofer in Marin County and the greater Bay Area, you can have confidence choosing a Diamond Certified company. Diamond Certified reports are available online for all certified companies. And you’ll never be fooled by fake reviews. That’s because all research is performed in live telephone interviews of actual customers.

If you can’t find a Diamond Certified roofing company within your area, you will need to do some research on your own. Start by calling some references provided by your roofing company. Keep in mind, though, that the references they provide  are not equal in value to the large random sample of customers surveyed during the Diamond Certified ratings process. That’s because references given to customers are hand-chosen customers they know are satisfied instead of randomly selected from all their customers. To avoid this, specifically ask for a list of the company’s 10 most recent customers.

The following questions are some you may want to ask roofing company references:

  • Were you satisfied with the roof installation and the customer service from _(roofing company name)_?
  • What type and scope of job did they do for you (reroofing, roof repair, roof replacement, roof leak repairs, reshingling, shingle repairs etc.)?
  • Did the Marin County roof contractor you hired complete the work on time?
  • Did the contractor keep you up-to-date on the status of the project?
  • Were there unexpected costs? If so, what were they for and were they avoidable?
  • Did the roofers charge extra to travel to your home if you live in a smaller town or rural area?
  • Did the roofing company employees show up on time?
  • Did the employees clean up after finishing the window installation?
  • If you need a new roof or roof repairs in the future, would you use this roofing contractor again?
  • Would you recommend them to friends or family?
  • Can I see your completed roof installation or roof repairs?
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Review Your Options
Find and Hire a Good Roofing Contractor in Marin County, Including the Major Cities of San Rafael, Larkspur, Novato, Mill Valley, Fairfax, San Anselmo, Tiburon, Corte Madera, Sausalito and Ross

Your new roof and roofing repairs can change the appearance of your home, will protect your belongings and family and can even impact your home’s resale value. So before you decide on a roofing company, it’s important to consider the following questions:...

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Your new roof and roofing repairs can change the appearance of your home, will protect your belongings and family and can even impact your home’s resale value. So before you decide on a roofing company, it’s important to consider the following questions:

  • Can the roofing contractors meet your needs in terms of scheduling, products and installation preferences?
  • Are the Marin County roofers knowledgeable on the products they sell and install?
  • Can the roofing company liaison tell you which roofing services and roof products best suit your needs and why (i.e. roof panel replacement, aluminum roofing, corrugated roofing, membrane roofing products, ceramic tile roofing, wood roof shingle repair and replacement, shingle repairs, etc.)?
  • Is the roofing installation company sensitive to your budget? Can they offer various productsthat fit your resources? Most contractors will give you bids for good, better and best options that include choices of products, design and aesthetics, prices, brand names/manufacturers and roofing services.
  • Do the roof contractors in Marin County offer warranties in the event of a product failure or installation error? Will they put these guarantees in writing?

You may also want to examine your goals, keeping in mind that not all of your expectations may be possible or reasonable. For instance, when having a new roof installed, it may not be logical to expect an uninterrupted schedule or quiet process. So talk with your roofing contractor about what you can realistically expect while the roofers are working on your home. You are more likely to be satisfied with the work while it’s in progress and when it’s completed if you go into the job with fair expectations.

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How to Work With
Have Confidence in Roofing Repair Estimates from Local Marin County Roofers

The best roofing contractors in Marin County, including those in the larger cities of Larkspur, Fairfax, Novato, San Rafael, Corte Madera, Tiburon, Belvedere, Mill Valley and San Anselmo and even some in the smaller towns, can carefully select which roofing jobs they take. Not every roofing company provides every kind of roofing repair or new roof installation, so it’s imperative to hire high-quality roofing contractors that have the skills to do the roofing work you’re looking for.
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The best roofing contractors in Marin County, including those in the larger cities of Larkspur, Fairfax, Novato, San Rafael, Corte Madera, Tiburon, Belvedere, Mill Valley and San Anselmo and even some in the smaller towns, can carefully select which roofing jobs they take. Not every roofing company provides every kind of roofing repair or new roof installation, so it’s imperative to hire high-quality roofing contractors that have the skills to do the roofing work you’re looking for.

Once you’re narrowed down your choices by interviewing roofers, meet in person with the roofing estimator. Discuss what you want in a new roof or roofing repairs, and listen totheir suggestions of materials and styles.

Limit the number of estimates you get to a few provided by the best roof contractor candidates you’ve found. Roofers appreciate customers who seek good service and fair prices rather than cheap roofing services. This will also improve your chances of finding a quality roofer who really understands their trade and provides the best quality workmanship on roofing installation and roof repairs.

Get a Detailed Roofing Contract from Your Marin County Roofer
Now that you’ve found the roofing contractor that’s best for you, it’s the perfect time to ask for a written contract that outlines the details of your roofing job. The contract should include the cost of the job, details about the materials to be used and installation information, such as the projected start and end dates.

Read the whole contract and be sure you understand the terms and limitations before signing. Once you’ve signed a contract with a Marin County roofing company, you have committed to abide by the information within the contract. For your protection, never sign a blank or incomplete estimate.

Remember, the contract will protect your interests and those of your roofing contractor. You may write in verbal agreements or special requests you’ve confirmed with your Marin County roofer. This includes any special agreements you’ve reached, such as expectations for the care of your home and yard during the roofing process.

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Be a Good Customer
Make The Job Easier for Your Marin County Roofing Contractor

While the Marin County roofing contractors you’ve hired should be professionals who are able to deal with difficulties and unexpected situations during roof construction, you can take some easy steps to simplify the work. This can create an atmosphere of cooperation and goodwill, and it can save you money by preventing delays and unnecessary work....

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While the Marin County roofing contractors you’ve hired should be professionals who are able to deal with difficulties and unexpected situations during roof construction, you can take some easy steps to simplify the work. This can create an atmosphere of cooperation and goodwill, and it can save you money by preventing delays and unnecessary work.

Before the job starts, survey your property for potential areas that may make the job harder or take longer for the roofing contractors. This can include low hanging tree branches, trees and plants that make it hard for the work trucks to enter your property or get close to the work site, or lawn furniture or ornaments that may be in the way of the roofing contractors. You may even plan a pre-work walk-through with the roofing company foreman to have them point out any challenges they see.

Keep children and pets away from the jobsite. Not only is it unsafe for your loved ones to be near the construction site, it also can also add time to the job if the roofers are watching out for pets or children. If your pets use the yard near the construction area or where the work vehicles or materials are stored, take them out on a leash while the roof installation work is going on so that the roofers don’t need to worry about closing gates behind them.

Ask your Marin County roofing professional what you can do to simplify the job for them. In some cases, it may be easier for you to take care of tree trimming, roof cleaning or moving vehicles before the construction crews arrive and it may save you time and money in the long run.

Make sure your roofing company can reach you at all times, such as a cell phone or work telephone number. This can prevent costly delays by enabling your roofing contractor to reach you with updates, questions and additional work authorizations.

How Can You Be a Good Marin County Roofing Company Customer?
It's the roofer’s responsibility install quality roofing products using the best possible installation techniques. But you play a big part in the success of your new roof installation, too. Here are a few simple steps you can take to be a good customer when hiring a Marin County roofing contractor.

  • Be clear and upfront with the roofers. Let them know what you want from your new roof, the long-term outcome you’re expecting and specific ways they can satisfy your expectations.
  • Before you hire a roofing contractor in Marin County, restate your expectations and goals, and reiterate to the roofing company representative your understanding of the agreement. Most problems with local roofers occur because of a breakdown in communication. By being clear about your expectations and theirs, you can avoid most conflicts.
  • Ask your roofing contractor if you should call to check on the progress or if he will call you with updates. If your contractor says they will call with updates, confirm how often you can expect them (daily, weekly, etc.).
  • Be sure the roofing company service representative can reach you at all times while reroofing or completing roofing repairs. The work will move along more smoothly if your roofer can reach you for any necessary updates, questions or work authorizations.
  • Return your roof contractor’s calls promptly to keep the roofing installation and repairs on schedule.
  • Pay for the roofing work in the agreed upon timeframe.

Why would you want to be a good customer? Roofing contractors in Marin County appreciate customers who are straightforward, honest and easy to work with. Your good customer behavior sets the tone from your end and creates an environment conducive to a good relationship. Things may very well go smoother and any problems may be more easily resolved.

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Check the Work
Compare the Completed Roofing Work Against Your Contract

Once your roof repairs or reroofing is completed, most good roofers in Marin County will give you a written invoice that lists the completed work. This invoice may include:...

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Once your roof repairs or reroofing is completed, most good roofers in Marin County will give you a written invoice that lists the completed work. This invoice may include:

  • The name, business address and state license number of the roofing company.
  • A detailed list of all roofing work performed.
  • An itemized list of products and materials used.
  • The total cost for the roof repairs or total reroofing, including the amount due for labor.
  • Written proof of all warrantees and guarantees provided by the roofing manufacturer and roofing installers.
  • Ask your Marin County roofing contractor to walk through the job with you and show you the repairs and reroofing installation. Check the completed work against the invoice. Ask any final questions about the completed work and additional information on maintaining your new roof.
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Written Warranties
Get Written Warranties from Marin County Roofers

Before your roof contractor leaves the premises, ask for written proof of any warranties and guarantees they offer. Not all roofers back up their work. But if the roofer you’ve chosen does guarantee their work, they should give you the details in writing, including:...

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Before your roof contractor leaves the premises, ask for written proof of any warranties and guarantees they offer. Not all roofers back up their work. But if the roofer you’ve chosen does guarantee their work, they should give you the details in writing, including:

  • The roofing company name and physical address.
  • The work and products covered, including whether the roofing company will repair or replace the roofing products or give you a refund if you have a warranty claim.
  • Your responsibility when filing a warranty claim, including whether you have to pay for labor or owe a prorated amount for repairs.
  • The terms and limitations on your new roof warranties.
  • If the roof warranty coverage is transferrable to the new owner if you sell your home.
  • All exclusions must be in writing to be valid.
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Top 10 Requests
Top Service Requests of Roofing Contractors in Marin County

The top 10 requests for new roofs and roof replacements listed below are available in the larger Marin County cities of Novato, Mill Valley, San Rafael, San Anselmo, Larkspur, Corte Madera, Sausalito, Tiburon, Ross and Fairfax and all of the smaller towns and West County. See the paragraphs below for the definition of each term.

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The top 10 requests for new roofs and roof replacements listed below are available in the larger Marin County cities of Novato, Mill Valley, San Rafael, San Anselmo, Larkspur, Corte Madera, Sausalito, Tiburon, Ross and Fairfax and all of the smaller towns and West County. See the paragraphs below for the definition of each term.

Roof Repairs
Common roof repairs in Marin County are usually required to fix improperly installed gutters, roof leaks, missing or damaged shingles, roof flashing leaks, skylight flashing, roof valley flashing, roof ridge vent damage, gutter problems and leaking nail holes. Most roofing contractors in Marin County provide emergency roof repairs and roof maintenance, including 24-hour emergency roof repairs.

Roof Shingle Installation
Roof shingles, including those made by Owens Corning, CertainTeed,

IKO, Tamco, Celotex and GAF-ELK roofing, are a roofing choice made of individual, overlapping roof shingles. Most are laid in rows with the top shingles overlapping the lower shingles. Roofing shingles come in a variety of colors and styles, and are typically asphalt shingles or composite shingles. Roof shingles are also available as metal shingles, stone shingles, stone-coated metal shingles, tile shingles or wood shingles.

Flat Roofing Repair & Flat Roof Installation
Unlike sloping roofs, flat roofs are horizontal or nearly horizontal to the building. They may be residential or commercial roofs, and are often made of tar and gravel, rubber roofing, membrane roofing or metal roofing. Many buildings incorporate flat roofing so that they can support HVAC systems, living roofs/green roofs and living areas on the roof surface.

Roof Panel Installation
Whether made of corrugated metal or translucent fiberglass, roof panels are good choice for homes, greenhouses and patio covers. Metal roof paneling comes in a variety of colors and styles. Roof panel installation is often quick and attractive, and the lightweight panels are a good choice for commercial or residential roofing.

Installation for Metal Roofing
Metal roofing is a popular choice for its durability, flexibility and number of colors and styles. Once known as tin roofs, metal roofing is available as copper roofing, aluminum roofing, steel roofing, stainless steel roofing, corrugated roofing, standing seam metal roofing, metal shingle roofs and metal panel roofs. Metal roofing is weather resistant, lightweight and portable and is often used on residential buildings, commercial buildings and industrial buildings.

Steel Roof Installation
Steel roofs and stainless steel roofing is a good choice for harsh climates and as a design element for modern homes. Most steel roofs are installed as rolled roofing, standing seam roofs or metal shingles. Some steel shingles mimic the appearance of slate shingles, wood shingles and tile shingles with the strength and durability of steel roofing.

Roofing Tile Installation
Clay tiles, solar roof tiles, slate roof tiles, concrete roof tiles, plastic tiles, cedar tiles and ceramic tiles are all popular roofing tile choices in Marin County. They are long-wearing, unique and often sustainable roofing options. Roofing tiles are available in many styles, including flat tiles, imbrex and tegula tiles, Roman tiles, mission or barrel tiles, interlocking roof tiles, and interlocking pantiles.

New Roof Installation
New roof installations are a complete replacement of existing roofs. New roofs are recommended for existing homes that have leaking roofs that regular roof repairs won’t fix. New roofs are installed by roofing contractors and may include tile roofs, rubber roofs, shingle roofs, wood shingle roofs and metal roofs.

Roof Replacement
Roof replacements is the roof removal and reroofing of an existing building. Roof replacement is an alternative to roof recovering, and is often called re-roofing or reroofing. Reroofing can change the shape or style of an existing roof, and may incorporate new roofing systems or roofing materials to update and add value to a home or building.

Rubber Roof Repair & Rubber Roof Installation
Rubber roofing, often installed in rolled roofing form or liquid rubber roofing, is a specialized roofing cover for roof repairs or new roofing. Rubber roofs may be a good choice for roofs that leak or for flat roofs. Rubber roofs are often installed on commercial and industrial buildings, but are available as rubber roof shingles and recycled rubber roof tiles for residential homes.

Top 10 Roofing Brand Requests in Marin County
The following roofing brands are some of the most popular roofing manufacturer products installed in Marin County, including in the major cities of Corte Madera, Tiburon, Sausalito, San Rafael, Novato, Mill Valley, San Anselmo, Larkspur, Fairfax and Ross.

  1. GAF Roofing (also known as GAF-ELK)
  2. Sika Sarnafil Roofing
  3. Galvalume Metal Roofs
  4. Ondura Roofing
  5. Firestone Roofing
  6. Duro-Last Roofing / DuraLast Roofing
  7. Decra Roofing
  8. Monier Roof Tiles
  9. Gerard Roofing
  10. CertainTeed Roofing
     
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If Things Go Wrong
Trust in The Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee

Diamond Certified roofing companies in Marin County are backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. If the roofing contractor you’ve hired is Diamond Certified and you can’t resolve the issue by talking with the roofing company owner, contact the Diamond Certified mediation department at info@diamondcertified.org or call 800-738-1138.
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Diamond Certified roofing companies in Marin County are backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. If the roofing contractor you’ve hired is Diamond Certified and you can’t resolve the issue by talking with the roofing company owner, contact the Diamond Certified mediation department at info@diamondcertified.org or call 800-738-1138.

Easy Ways to End Conflict with Marin County Roofing Contractors
You’ve done your due diligence by carefully choosing a qualified roofer in Marin County. But whether you’re unhappy with the completed roofing work or there are communication problems, it’s important to know how to best handle disagreements if problems or conflicts arise with your roofing company.

The easiest way to end conflict is to resolve the problem directly with the head roofer or the Marin roofing company owner, because most local roofers try to keep customers happy. When talking with your roofer about problems, remember:

  • Discuss with your roofer any problems or disagreements right away. Don’t wait until the roof repairs or re-roofing is done before voicing your concerns.
  • Remain calm and rational.
  • Sit down with the Marin County roofing company representative and review together your contract for roof repairs or roofing installation.
  • Document in writing and photograph complaints or problems.
  • Set a deadline for resolution. You may withhold payment until the dispute is resolved.
  • If your roofing contractor’s response is less than satisfactory, consider hiring a local roofing expert or building inspector to review the roofing repairs.
  • Fire the roofing contractors as your last option. This can lead to lawsuits and work delays, so only fire the roofers if you feel you have no other recourse.
  • File complaints with the Contractors State License Board.
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Glossary of Terms
Glossary of New Roofing and Reroofing Terms
A custom tile roof installed by a Diamond Certified roofing contractor.
A custom roof installation with multicolored roof tiles. Photo: Century Roof and Solar Inc. (2012)

The roofing terms below will help you better understand the roofing construction and roofing repair process and will allow you to better communicate with your local roofing company.

aggregate roofing
Aggregate roofing is used as surfacing or ballasting for a roof system. Aggregate can be stone, rock, crushed stone, gravel, crushed lava rock or marble chips.

Also known as: aggregate shingles, built-up roof, built-up aggregate roof, roofing aggregates, aggregate rood systems

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The roofing terms below will help you better understand the roofing construction and roofing repair process and will allow you to better communicate with your local roofing company.

aggregate roofing
Aggregate roofing is used as surfacing or ballasting for a roof system. Aggregate can be stone, rock, crushed stone, gravel, crushed lava rock or marble chips.

Also known as: aggregate shingles, built-up roof, built-up aggregate roof, roofing aggregates, aggregate rood systems

base flashing
Base flashing is the roof flashing that is created by the upturned edges of a roof membrane. Base flashing is usually attached to or resting on the roof deck and directs water onto the roof.

Also known as: roof flashing, base flashing detail, composition base flashing, copper base flashing, concealed base flashing, exposed base flashing, metal flashing, lead base flashing

built-up roof
A built-up roof is constructed with several layers of felt and asphalt. Each layer is topped with hot tar or asphalt. The topmost layer is covered with mineral or rock.

Also known as: builtup roofing, BUR roofing, built-up roofing membranes, built-up roofing systems, asphalt built-up roofs, gravel and tar roofing

corrugated roofing
Corrugated roofing is generally sheet metal roofing that has been folded into ridges. Corrugated roof panels are easy to install and easy to maintain.

Also known as: corrugated roof panels, corrugated roofs, clear corrugated roofing, corrugated metal roofing, corrugated rub roof, corrugated fiberglass roofing, corrugated plastic roofing

counter flashing
Flashing attached to a vertical surface that prevents water from seeping into the roof is known as counter flashing. Counter flashing is often used to waterproof the roofing around chimneys and pipes.

Also known as: counterflashing, chimney counter flashing, counter flashing detail, roof flashing

eaves flashing
Eaves flashing is an additional layer of roofing material installed at the roof eaves to prevent water damage from rain seepage.

Also known as: roof flashing, dormer flashing, ice flashing, water damage flashing, ice dam flashing, eave flashing, roof eave flashing, roof ice dam barrier

EPDM roofing
EPDM roofing is a synthetic rubber roof product made of ethylene propylene diene monomer. EPDM roofing is primarily a commercial roof covering that can withstand weathering, abrasion and extreme temperatures.

Also known as: ethylene propylene diene monomer, EPDM rubber roofing, rubber roof, rubber roofing

fascia
Horizontal trim at the eaves that covers the rafter ends is called fascia. Roof fascia runs horizontally across the ends of the roof rafters to form the edge of the roof. Fascia is placed above the soffit and below the roofline.

Also known as: roofing fascia, roof fascia, fascia board, house fascia, fascia trim

flashing
Roof flashing, usually made of metal sheeting or roll roofing, is installed to prevent rainwater from leaking into a building around joints or vents, pipes, chimneys, walls, dormers and roof valleys. Most roof flashing is made of galvanized steel.

Also known as: roof vent flashing, flat roof flashing, lead roof flashing, corrugated roof flashing, roofing flashing, roof detail flashing, vent pipe flashing

gable
The upper part of a wall that comes to a point at the ridge of a sloping roof. The roof ends and walls create a V-shaped feature.

Also known as: gable roof, hip gable roof, gable roof dormer, dormer, cross gable roof, gambrel roof gable, reverse gable roof, gable roof style, gable roof truss

gable roof
Gable roofs are peaked, sloping roofs that form a gable at both ends.

Also known as: hip gable roof, gable roof dormer, dormer, cross gable roof, gambrel roof gable, reverse gable roof, gable roof style, gable roof truss

gambrel roof
Gambrel roofs have two sloping planes of different pitches on either side of the roof ridge. The lower plane of a gambrel roof has a steeper slope than the upper slope. Gambrel roofs have a gable at each end.

Also known as: gambrel angle roof, gambrel roof style

hip roof
A four-sided roof with sloping sides and ends is known as a hip roof.

Also known as: hipped roof, hip roof style, hipped roof style

interlocking shingles
Interlocking shingles are individual shingles that mechanically fasten together to provide stronger wind resistance.

Also known as: interlocked roofing, interlocking shingle systems, interlocking aluminum shingles, interlocking asphalt shingles, interlocking metal shingles, interlocking composite shingles, interlock shingles

laminated shingles
Strip shingles with more than one layer of tabs that create extra thickness are called laminated shingles.

Also known as: three-dimensional shingles, architectural shingles, laminated asphalt shingles, laminate shingles, laminated shingle, laminated roof shingles

mansard roof
A hip roof with two slopes on each side is referred to as a mansard roof. This type of roof contains two sloping planes with different pitches on each of the four sides. The lower sloping roof plane has such a steep pitch, it may appear vertical. Mansard roofs have no gables.

Also known as: French roof, straight mansard roof, flared mansard roof, double-slope roof

metal roofs
Metal roofs are found on commercial and residential buildings. Metal roofs are made from metal pieces, metal tiles or metal slabs. Metal roofs are resistant to weather and temperature changes and are known for their longevity.

Also known as: metal roofing, standing seam metal roofing, steel roofing, copper roofing, corrugated metal roofing, metal roofing panels, tin roof, metal roof shingles, metal fabrication roof, residential metal roofing, sheet metal roofing

overlay
Installing a new roof system over an existing roof without removing the existing roof is referred to as roof overlay. Roofing overlay is generally a more cost-effective way to install a new roof, since it doesn’t include costs of roof removal.

Also known as: roof recover, roof re-cover, vinyl roof overlay, metal roof overlay, roof-over

re-roofing
Constructing a roof on an existing building is referred to as re-roofing.

Also known as: reroofing, roof replacement, shingle replacement, residential re-roofing, reshingling, re-shingling, tear-off roof replacement

roll roofing
Roll roofing is a composition asphalt roofing and felt product manufactured in roll form. Roofing contractors install roll roofing by laying it in overlapping strips over the surface of the roof.

Also known as: rolled roofing, asphalt roll roofing, rubber roll roofing, rolled roof, smooth surface roll roofing, coated felt roofing

roof decking
Roof decking is thick lumber installed over the roof trusses and under the roof shingles or roof system. Roof deck provides the strength of the roof.

Also known as: roof deck, roof decking, tongue and groove roof decking, wood roof decking, metal roof decking, steel roof decking, roof decking tiles

roof vents
Roof vents provide air flow into a home’s attic or space beneath the roof. Roof vent caps are useful to keep debris and water out of the roof vents.

Also known as: attic vents, roofing vents, air vents, soffit vents, fascia vents, attic ventilation, roof exhaust vents, solar roof vents, ridge vents, gable vents, turbine roof vents, powered roof vents, roof air vents

self-sealing shingles
Self sealing shingles are made with thermal sealing cement that firmly seals the shingles together automatically after they have been set properly and warmed by the sun. In warm seasons, the self-seal will be set in a few days. In colder seasons, sealing time depends on the air temperature and the heat of the direct sunlight hitting the shingles. Many roofing contractors manually seal self-sealing shingle roofs that are constructed in winter to assure a firm seal.

Also known as: self-sealing roofing, pre-sealed shingles, sealing tab shingles

shingles
Roof shingles are overlapping pieces set on a roof to protect it from the elements. Roof shingles are commonly made of wood, slate, asbestos cement, bitumen, asphalt or ceramic material.

Also known as: roof shingles, roofing shingles, asphalt roof shingles, metal roof shingles, solar roof shingles, slate roof shingles, rubber roofing shingles, wood roof shingles, fiberglass roofing shingles

slate roofing
Roofing tiles and shingles made of slate rock are known as slate roofing. Slate roofs are durable, fireproof, weather resistant and unique. Synthetic slate roofing materials are also available. These synthetic slate shingles are lighter, easier to install and less expensive than genuine slate roofing.

Also known as: slate roof tiles, slate roof panels, natural slate roofing, flagstone slate roofing, synthetic slate roofing, faux slate roofing, composite slate roofing shingles

soffit
The exposed, finished underside of overhanging roof eaves. The soffit bridges the space between the siding and the roofline. Soffit can be vented to cool the attic space.

Also known as: aluminum soffit, vinyl soffit, soffit and fascia, soffit detail

solar roof
Roof panels, tiles and shingles with photovoltaic cells built in generate electricity much like traditional solar panels. Some solar roof shingles look just like asphalt shingles and are nailed directly onto the roof surface.

Also known as: solar roof tiles, solar roof panels, solar roof shingles, solar electric roofing, photovoltaic roofing, PV roofing

standing seam roof
Standing seam metal roofing is a method of installing metal roof panels vertically and side-by-side. On standing seam roofs, the roofing panels are attached at the sides with the overlapping area forming a seam between the roof panels. Standing seam roof panels are most commonly installed on commercial and industrial buildings, and are used to bring a modern look to residential roofing.

Also known as: metal standing seam roofing, standing seam metal roofing

TPO roofing
TPO or thermoplastic polyolefin roofing is a single-ply roofing membrane that is a heat-reflective and energy efficient roofing system.

Also known as: thermoplastic single-ply roofing, thermoplastic polyolefin roofing

truss
Roof trusses are used in roof construction. They support the weight of the roof framing and roof deck.

Also known as: roof rafters, wooden roof trusses, roof supports, steel roof trusses, prefabricated roof trusses, prefab roof trusses, roofing trusses

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Roofing Contractor FAQ

Q: Why choose a Diamond Certified Roofing Contractor?...

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Q: Why choose a Diamond Certified Roofing Contractor?
A: Diamond Certified helps you choose a roofer with confidence by offering a list of top-rated local companies who have passed the country’s most in-depth rating process. Only local roofing companies rated Highest in Quality earn the prestigious Diamond Certified award. Most local roofers can’t pass the ratings. American Ratings Corporation also monitors every Diamond Certified company with in-depth and ongoing research and ratings. And your purchase is backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. So you’ll feel confident choosing a Diamond Certified roofing company.

Q: Do I know if I need a new roof or roof repairs?
A: Good roofing contractors will inspect your roof and help you decide whether roofing repairs or a new roof is the best solution. Smaller areas of damage and minor leaks may be fixed with simple roof repairs. Extensive missing or damaged shingles, rotting roof boards, high energy bills, water stains on interior ceilings and walls or large roof leaks may indicate that a roof replacement is needed.

Q: What roofing materials can I choose from?
A: There are several types of roofing materials that are popular among local homeowners:

Asphalt shingles are a common choice for new roofs. They are reasonably priced, range from simple three-tab shingles to durable architectural shingles, come in many colors and types and are easy to repair. Asphalt shingles have a shorter lifespan (about 15 to 30 years) and aren’t as environmentally-friendly as some other roofing material choices.

Wood shingles and wood shake roofing are usually made from cedar wood. They often blend in with a natural environment, weather to an attractive grey color and are easy to repair and replace. Wood shingle roofing can last 30 to 50 years if it’s maintained properly. However, wood shingle and shake roofing can be expensive ton install and requires more maintenance than other types of roofing.

Tile roofing is a popular choice for new roofs because it is durable and attractive. Roof tiles can be made from concrete or clay and come in several colors and styles. Tile roofing is easy to maintain, fireproof and very durable. Tile roofing can be expensive, heavy and is generally a better choice for new homes because of the structural requirements due to the weight of the material. Tile roofing can also be fragile and repairs can be complicated.

Metal roofing, including copper roofs, steel roofing, aluminum roofing and tin roofs, is becoming a more common choice. While it can be expensive to install, metal roofing is very durable and will outlast other roofing materials. It is lightweight, comes in many colors and has a long lifespan—at least 50 years in most cases.

Slate roofing is a beautiful and unique choice. It is fireproof, low maintenance and lasts years longer than other roofing materials. However, slate roofing can be expensive, require specialized installation, and require more maintenance than other types of roofing.

Q: How do I know which type of roof is the best choice for my home?
A: Each home is different, just like the needs of the homeowners. Your roofing company can help you choose the best roofing material and roof style for your home, your budget and your unique wishes.

Q: How long will it take to re-roof my house?
A: Roof replacement can take a few days to several weeks depending on the size of the home and the roofing materials used. Weather and the skill and experience of the roofing contractors can also have an impact on the speed of the re-roofing process.

Q: Should I choose tear-off re-roofing or a roof-over roof construction?
A: Some roofing contractors will install a new roof on top of your existing roof, known as a roof-over or roof overlay. This can save some money on the roofing project since there are no costs for roof removal. However, other roofing companies recommend removing the old roof before installing the new roofing material, known as tear-off reroofing, for a better quality roofing job. Talk with your local roofer in detail about your specific reroofing needs.

Q: Are there eco-friendly roofing materials and methods I can choose from?
A: Yes. A new roof with good insulation can make your home more energy efficient and keep it more comfortable. There are also several ways to make your roof installation more eco-friendly. First, find out if your roofing contractor can recycle old roofing materials. Some roofing contractors dispose of old roofing shingles and materials in a more environmentally-sensitive way. It’s also possible to choose eco-friendly roofing materials for your new roof. From green roofs (roofs that are partially or completely covered with vegetation) and environmentally-friendly composite shake roof shingles to recycled shingles and metal roofing, there are many environmentally-friendly roofing options your roofer can offer.

Q: What happens if someone gets hurt while working on my roof?
A: When you hire legitimate roofing contractors with the correct license, liability coverage and workers’ compensation insurance, you won’t have to worry. Workers’ compensation insurance covers every employee of the company in the case of accident or injury. You will not be held responsible for damages. Make sure you ask your roofing contractor to show you a copy of their active workers’ compensation policy. All Diamond Certified roofers have had to prove they are licenses and carry worker’s compensation insurance in order to pass the Diamond Certified ratings process.

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Consumer Agencies
Roofing Associations and Customer Agencies

National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) (www.nrca.net/)
Slate Roofing Contractors Association (SRCA) (www.slateroofers.org/)
Tile Roofing Institute (TRI) (www.tileroofing.org/)
EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) (www.epdmroofs.org/)
Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA) (www.wsrca.com/)...

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National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) (www.nrca.net/)
Slate Roofing Contractors Association (SRCA) (www.slateroofers.org/)
Tile Roofing Institute (TRI) (www.tileroofing.org/)
EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) (www.epdmroofs.org/)
Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA) (www.wsrca.com/)
Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) (www.asphaltroofing.org/)
Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) (www.roofcoatings.org/)
International Green Roofing Association (IGRA) (www.igra-world.com/)
Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) (www.metalroofing.com/)
Roofing Contractors Association of California (RCAC) (www.rcacal.com/)

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Industry Information
Marin County Roofing Information
Popular Roofing BrandsTypes of Roofing Services Available in Marin County Cities ServedZip Codes Served
Georgia-Pacific Roofingcommercial roofingAlmonte
Bel Marin Keys
Belvedere
Belvedere Tiburon
Black Point
Bolinas
Corte Madera
Dillon Beach
Dogtown
Fairfax
Forest Knolls
Greenbrae
Ignacio
Inverness
Kent Woodlands
Kentfield
Lagunitas
Larkspur
Lucas Valley
Marin City
Marinwood
Marshall
Mill Valley
Mission Rafael
Muir Beach
Muir Woods
Nicasio
Novato
Olema
Point Reyes Station
Ross
San Anselmo
San Geronimo
San Marin
San Quentin
San Rafael
Santa Venetia
Sausalito
Sleepy Hollow
Stinson Beach
Strawberry Point
Tamal
Tamalpais Valley
Terra Linda
Tiburon
Tomales
Woodacre
94901
94903
94904
94912
94913
94914
94915
94920
94924
94925
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94930
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EPDM Roofingwood shake roofs
Duro-Last Roofingnew roofing
Carlisle Roofingreroofing
TAMKO Building Products, Inc.roof repair
Decra Roofingflat roofs
Monier LifeTileasphalt roof
WesTile Roofingcopper roof installation
IB Roof Systemscorrugated roofing
Custom-Bilt Roofingroof coating application
GAF Roofingmembrane roof
ELK Roofingroof panel replacement
Atlas Roofing Corporationroof leak repair
CertainTeed Roofingsteel roofing
Owens Corning Roofingsteel roofing
Tremco Roofsaluminum roofing
Garland Roofingtile roofs
Suprema Roofingroof vent installation
Malarkey Roofingtin roof
John Manville Roofingroofing shingles
ABC Seamless Roofing roof installation
Enviroshake Engineered Roofingrubber roof installation