One of the biggest obstacles our clients face when installing a new roof in Bakersfield, CA is selecting a shingle that best fits their needs.
There are many roofing material options these days and could leave you confused and overwhelmed. That is why at Superior Roofing we take this process seriously.
Our clients spend good money to re-roof their home and it's our goal to make sure they're satisfied with every aspect of the project.
One of the most important things to take into consideration when shopping for shingles is climate. As Bakersfield residents, we know what's in store for us during the summers. So obviously you'll want to research a shingle that withstands major heat waves over a long period of time.
Other factors will include:
#1 Personal Financial Investment
If you're an experienced property owner you already know one of the greatest investments in a home is the roofing system. There's a lot more to replacing a roof other than shingles but that's where the bulk of your investment will go.
If you intend to use a basic shingle that'll last 20 plus years and have a lifetime guarantee we'd suggest GAF Timberline® shingles. In our opinion, this is the best bang for your buck if you're wanting to keep things simple.
However, if you want something unique and even more durable you may want to look into GAF Slateline™ or a metal roofing solution.
What it comes down to is your personal preference and needs. All of our clients have a different vision of their new roof so we love to help them bring that vision to life.
#2 Increase Home Value
Most of us sell our home once or maybe twice in a lifetime. And from the conversations we've had with clients they want to upgrade their roofing system to add curb appeal and attract qualified buyers.
Roofing shingles are usually rated low on how a home shows. However, with the right contrast, roofing shingles can be the key to unlocking multiple offers. Plus, when an appraiser sees a new roof on a home the value almost always jumps.
Whether you have an older or new type of home-style our roofing shingle suppliers have what you need. We would suggest looking online at identical properties that could spark inspiration.
From there we can help you choose a shingle that fits your budget and compliments other features on your home. And if you're selling this could give you leverage and help you stand out in a busy housing market.
#3 Weather Performance
The roofing manufacturers we work with are some of the largest and trusted companies in the world. We are certified installers for GAF, Certainteed, Eagle, Boral, Owens Corning, and more.
These innovative manufacturers are constantly working to stay ahead of the pack and continue to design more effective materials that guard your property.
Whatever contractor you choose be sure they're buying roofing material from these types of manufactures. Be aware of where they're getting material and don't let them get cheap.
Your roof in the Bakersfield summers can reach temperatures of 150 degrees or more. If your roof isn't protected with quality material and professional workmanship, your shingles will not last as long as designed to.
Lately, we've been helping our clients install cool roofing systems that are energy efficient and help lower utility bills.
We also need to prepare our roofs in Bakersfield for wind storms. Our office gets a lot of calls after heavy wind and rain for leak repairs and missing shingles.
There are only so many licensed roofing contractors in Bakersfield and we can't' get to everyone. This leaves some property owners with a leaky roof for weeks and leads to frustrated homeowners.
That is why you should be proactive and invest in a roofing system before problems arise.
If you don't want to come out of pocket we have great financing options available through the California REEL program. This is an energy-efficient loan you can get with great rates.
And if you're trying to get an idea of what your roof will look like with a particular shingle, the manufacturers we mentioned above have virtual remodelers that'll allow you to see a variety of shingles on your Bakersfield home.
As always, feel free to reach out with questions or to book a roofing service consultation 661-679-6923 (Mon-Fri 8 am - 5 pm).