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Oakland Roof Washers

Browse these roof washers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Oakland.

  • 6 years in business
  • 185 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie F.
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Jon just finished replacing the vents on my roof and cleaning my gutters. He was quick, professional and very trustworthy. I really liked that he took pictures of everything before and after so I could see the work close up. I'm not about to climb up on the second story roof! I would recommend him to anyone.

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Lozano Roofing Services
4.9
from 118 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 182 hires on Thumbtack
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Eu-Jin G.
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Cesar came by the next day after I requested a quote to replace my roof ridge caps and gave me a very competitive price and included painting the metal fittings on the roof, cleaning out the gutters as well. He also pointed out examples of non-ideal work by the previous roofers that he fixed as well. On the day of the job, he and his crew arrived on time, completed the job and cleaned up after themselves. I'm very satisfied with the quality of the work, especially with the promptness of his replies to my messages. I'd definitely hire him again for any roof work that I have.

  • 15 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
Dina S.
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Pros: Did a good job cleaning windows (5 stars), even the skylight on the roof that is pretty hard to get to Personable/friendly Easy to schedule Cons: Major disconnect on the price. As one other reviewer pointed out, they count window panes as windows and Maria did not say anything on the phone or asked any questions as I described the job to her. As the result, the actual cost was much higher than what was quoted. Still a reasonable price, but certainly not cheap.

Bryan's Construction
4.8
from 78 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
Ralf P.
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I asked to patch a leak on the roof. Jose came up in the attic with me looked at the leak from below and patched it. I also got a great fast estimate for laying another layer on the roof, as I only have the first layer, after all my roof is about 30 years old, it is about time to do. He pointed out that the previous roofer didn't do an overhang and this might also cause leaks. I haven't had it rain yet, but so far I am very happy with the service and quote.

Proman Services
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I had an appointment for a Saturday, but they cancelled and asked to reschedule for Sunday. That was ok, but then the worker showed up almost two hours before the scheduled time. Despite me telling them I had a very tall three story house, they sent one guy with one ladder when they really should have sent two. He struggled to get the job done by himself and I was outside with him the whole time holding the ladder for him; hoping that he wouldn't break my roof tiles or fall and hurt himself! It was a nerve-wracking experience.

know as : Harvey The Roofer
4.6
from 31 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Holden G.
Verified review

Harvey the roofer delivered as promised. He was punctual, thorough, and didn't give me a sales pitch like other roofers. Most importantly, he saved me from getting the roof above my garage replaced. He went the extra mile and made sure my roof was patched, cleaned, and sealed up properly. Turns out it was very fortuitous timing. A couple of months later I had a rat infested house down the street demolished, and the rats scattered everywhere, including my rooftop. They tried, but they couldn't get in. Thanks, Harvey, for fixing my roof, saving me a bunch of money, and preventing what could have been a very serious infestation.

North City Roofers
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Rudy knows about roof but he is very busy with multiple jobs. 5 stars for knowledge and experience. 2 stars for his commitment. His days and hours may not be as committed. He may not meet his commitment.

Juan Mendoza
4.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bella C.
Verified review

Mr Mendoza, is the roof whisperer. He is on time. He is reasaonable. He communicates well. I have had Mr. Mendoza come twice to our home and each time it was fast and easy. He is also very honest. He is the best.

Kirk Roofing Co.
5.0
from 1 review
    Jennifer V.
    Verified review

    Dennis Kirk is my number one recommendation if you need help with your roof. He is honest, hardworking and talented at his craft. He knows his stuff and if I ever had to deal with a roof again, he would be the first one I'd call to make the process go smoothly and to have a nice and competent person over head!

    • 13 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Kelly P.
    Verified review

    Great job and pleasure to work with.

    About

    I do painting, concrete, roofing, general carpentry, furnishing repairs, drywall, textures, moving, and gutter cleaning.

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    Same crew since 1996 demonstrates consistency and reliability.

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    We are a roofing and waterproofing contractor, offering roofing, waterproofing, and flashing services. We service the commercial and residential and HOA markets.

    • 18 years in business
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    We are a women-owned and -operated company with hundreds of references. We have been in business since 2000. Proud to say that we have no marks against us. Personalized customer service is available on every job, big or small. We offer "Quality that Shows."

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    We're a full-service roofing and waterproofing contractor for residential and small to medium commercial properties in the northern San Francisco Bay area. We've been in business since 1952, servicing Napa, Marin, Sonoma, Solano, and northern sections of Contra Costa. We are licensed, bonded, and insured. Our services include, but are not limited to: - Roofing - Walking decks - Architectural metals - Metal fabrication - Seamless gutters and all other types - Roof consulting - Steep-slope roofing types: Metal, standing seam, tile, composition shingles, slate, and shakes - Low-slope roofing types - Single ply, BUR, tar and gravel, modified, coatings for foam, and metal restoration Please visit our website.

    About

    Roof Rx provides professional roof repair in the San Francisco Bay Area with same-day service. We specialize in roof leak repair. We offer commercial and residential roofing services. Ask about our total roof warranty and maintenance for $199! Call for a free repair estimate!

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    We do all types of roofing (commercial and residential) from smaller repairs to full roof installations. We provide top-quality workmanship at competitive prices. With over 20 years of industry experience, we are the premier roofing company in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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    My company stands out because of the how I include the customer in the process. I provide digital photos and CAD drawings to educate my customers about their roofing system. This enables them to be better prepared when dealing with a roofing contractor when needed. I also provide information from the manufacturer regarding their roofing system and finally provide a professional recommendation to address any problems or potential problems.

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    We do residential roofing, solar, tank-less hot water heaters, windows, doors, and radiant barriers. We are a diamond certified company.

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    I do flooring. I help cleaning and roofing. I clean windows. I work with my uncle, but I need a second job. I love what I do.

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    We offer professional painting, roofing and tile work or bathroom renovation done at prices so cheap with warranty from factory on materials as well as our own 5-year warranty. We offer warranty on craftsmanship; you would think you lived in Louisiana. That's right; we use Sherwin-Williams and Kelly-Moore paint applications only. We have the best quality at Louisiana labor rate. We have the best warranted roofing materials installed for the same labor rate with our own 5-year warranty. Our specials begin on 4-20-11 on painting/roofing. Call us for details or free estimate. Tell us Bubba Gump sent you and receive bottle of champagne upon completion of work performed. Frankie Antoine Owner

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    Can a roof be cleaned?

    Yes roofs can be cleaned, and yes, it’s a real thing. Roof cleaning may actually be a wise investment to prolong the life of your roof. Overgrowth of moss, grime, lichen or algae can all shorten the life of your roof. If you have black streaks growing on your roof, they are likely caused by gloeocapsa magma algae spores that have landed on your roof and taken up residence. Once the algae has grown into streaks, the organism has usually been growing for several months and it’s high time to have it removed. If you live in a rainy part of the country, such as the Pacific Northwest, there’s a good chance you’ll find moss growing on your roof at some point. The northern part of your roof, as well as any parts that remain shaded all day, will provide a wet, cool haven for moss to flourish. Unfortunately this water-absorbing moss can damage your shingle roof, leading to rot if not removed. Beyond roof health and function, a clean roof can boost your curb appeal and potentially boost your home’s resale value. The national average for roof cleaning costs ranges between $270 and $350, although prices can be higher depending on how large your roof is, how steep your roof is, and what type of cleaning is necessary. Typically pros use either a pressure wash or chemical wash (made with a concentrated bleach solution) to remove algae, lichen, moss and dirt.

    Why do I need to clean my roof?

    Over time, algae, moss, lichen, dirt and even salt (if you’re near the ocean) can build up on your roof. These buildups can affect the look and function of your roof unless removed. The buildup of organic materials such as moss on a shingle roof can prevent water from sloughing off as it normally would. Trapped water can rot the roof or cause early deterioration of your shingles. Even if you don’t have a shingle roof, moss and lichen absorb water, and that wet material adds weight and stress to your roof — as well as providing a home for insects and other pests, and collecting dirt. For reflective, cool roofs that redirect heat away from the home, algae and moss growths can hamper their ability to deflect the sun, which can affect utility bills. Visually, moss, dirt and algae growths on a roof can have a negative effect on perceived home value and curb appeal. For example, black algae streaks on your roof may cause a potential homebuyer to assume that the roof might need repair or replacement, when it only needs to be cleaned.

    How much does it cost to clean a roof?

    The national average for roof cleaning costs ranges between $270 and $350. Factors that can affect the cost to clean your roof are the height of your house, the size and pitch (steepness) of your roof, and the complexity of your roof’s design and accessibility. Geographic location also plays a role in roof cleaning costs as regional labor rates and area costs to do business will vary. There are several ways to clean a roof. The most common is pressure washing. Industrial pressure washers can spray over 3,000 pounds per square inch (psi) of water — which is much too powerful for roof cleaning, and may tear off shingles and damage your roof. Confirm that the roof-cleaning pro you choose will only use a low-pressure sprayer to protect your roof investment. For large algae or moss growths, pros often recommend a combination of low-pressure washing with a bleach-based chemical solution. This is referred to soft washing and should handily remove any growths taking over your roof.

    What chemicals are used to clean roofs?

    Roof cleaning is done to remove moss, lichen, algae, and buildup of other grime and dirt. There are several methods for roof cleaning, which can include a chemical soft wash, pressure washing, low-pressure washing and hand washing. When a chemical soft wash is used, a bleach mixture is sprayed onto the roof. The bleach-based solution is absorbed by the algae or moss, which dies from exposure to the chemical. The roof is then sprayed with a low-pressure rinse of water, which loosens the now-dead material, allowing it to slide off the roof.

    For homeowners, the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association recommends a mixture of 50 percent laundry-strength liquid chlorine bleach and 50 percent water. Professional roof cleaning companies will use an industrial mixture that is still safe but may be more effective in eliminating algae and moss growths. Asphalt shingle roofs are the most common type of roof, but each roofing material will have its own cleaning needs, so it’s best to consult with your roofing pro before diving in. Don’t do it yourself unless you can safely navigate your roof, the chemicals and a sprayer system. When in doubt, leave it to the pros.

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