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Baker is one of the largest roofing contractors in Southern California.

Whether you are looking for a complete roof assessmentreplacement or getting solar installed, understanding roofing basics will make you a more knowledgeable consumer. 

Find out how you can save on your roofing project with Baker.

Time for a new roof?

Have confidence your roof is protecting you and your family.

So why choose Baker? We guide you through the entire process, providing transparent and honest advice about what you need and how best to finance it. We’ll design a high-quality solution that’s built for your exact needs and our own qualified roofing professionals will install it, protecting your home at every stage. Bonus: we’ll handle all the permitting hassles too.

Considering pairing your roofing project with solar? You’re not alone. Adding solar to your roof project could save you a lot of money in the long run. With it you’ll save significantly on energy bills and recoup your investment – however long you stay in your current property. Plus, you’re generating your own electricity from a renewable source, helping the planet.

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Baker’s Roofing Services

Selecting a professional roofing company is a big decision. All roofing contractors are not alike. Baker’s roofing services sets the bar:

  • Roofing Assessment & Onsite Inspection before construction
  • Utilize latest industry technology including digital digital imaging and drone technology
  • Pull permits on all roofing jobs
  • Our roofers follow rigorous safety guidelines
  • We offer:
    • New Roof Installation
    • Partial Roof replacement

Have you received bids from other roofing contractors that seem too good to be true? Be mindful that many smaller or fly-by-night contractor’s below-cost-bids seem attractive, but often the contractor is uninsured and may perform substandard work. Price is only one criteria when selecting a roofing partner. Consider Baker’s professionalism, experience, quality workmanship and reputation.

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Roof System Components

All sloped roof systems have six basic components: 

  1. Roof covering:  Composite shingles, Concrete tile, Clay tile, slate or metal.
  2. Underlayment:  Synthetic, felt or rubberized asphalt underlayment protects the sheathing from weather.
  3. Sheathing:  Plywood boards or sheet material that are fastened to roof rafters to cover a house or building.
  4. Roof Structure:  Rafters and trusses constructed to support the sheathing.
  5. Flashing:  Metal or other nmaterial installed into a roof system’s various joints and valleys to prevent water seepage.
  6. Drainage: A roof system’s design features, such as shape, slope and layout that affect its ability to shed water.

Ventilation and Insulation

Proper ventilation is a critical factor in roof system durability. Without it, moisture and heat buildup in an attic area can cause sheathing and rafters to rot, insulation to lose its effectiveness and shingles to buckle. Our roofing team will ensure proper attic ventilation to help prevent these issues.

  • Enough open, vented spaces to allow air to pass in and out freely.
  • Different types of ventilation include low profile O’Haegan Vents, Dormer Vents, or Ridge Cap ventilation – our professionals will advise the best option for your roof.
  • A gap-free layer of insulation on the attic floor to protect the house below from heat gain or loss.

Need a new Roof? Consider Solar.

An average of 2.3 million single-family detached homes will require a roof replacement over the next decade.

However, if you also look at your energy bill every month and scratch your head as to why you pay so much, you are not alone. Combining your roof replacement needs with a new solar system can add up to some serious savings. For example, financing the cost of your new roof and a solar system could turn out to be the cost of your current electric bill.

  1. Combining Costs: Depending on the size and composition of your roof and other factors it will last anywhere from 20 to 50 years similar to the lifetime of the average solar system. Getting both services done at the same time saves you potentially thousands.
  2. Value: A report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that solar panels are viewed as upgrades and home buyers across the country have been willing to pay a premium. Let your home stand out with solar against the competition.
  3. Long Term Savings: Don’t forget utility rates are going up. You may have been thinking about going solar in the future  and you need to get your roof done anyways. Taking advantage of the Tax Credit could give you an added financial bonus at tax season. While the energy you produce gives you added comfort that you are relying less on the energy grid.

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Roofing Terms

Adder: Any additional work or material to complete the roof that would delay the completion date.

Cal Shake Demo: Removing Cal shake will cause excessive debris and will need to place Sheets of plastic in the attic.

Composite Shingle re-roofing: will vary if there is more than 2-layer existing Asphalt Shingles.

Deck/sheathing: The surface, usually plywood or oriented strand board (OSB), to which roofing materials are applied. 

Difficult Access Adder: where Baker does not have direct access to the roof face where work is to be performed. Roofs higher than a standard 2 story. 

Dormer Vent: A raised roof vent that allows heat to escape from the vent itself and is important to properly cool attic space. 

Drip edge: An L-shaped galvanized metal installed along roof edges to allow water run off to drip edge clearing the eaves, fascia and siding. 

Eave: The horizontal lower edge of a sloped roof.

Fascia: A flat board, band or face located at a roof’s outer edge. 

Felt/underlayment: A sheet of synthetic or asphalt-saturated material (often called tar paper, felt or TigerPaw) used as a primary layer of protection for the roof deck. 

Fire rating: System for classifying the fire resistances of various materials. Roofing materials are rated Class A, B or C, with Class A materials having the highest resistance to fire originating outside the structure. 

Flashing: Pieces of metal used to prevent the seepage of water around any intersection or projection in a roof system, such as vent pipes, chimneys, valleys, and joints at vertical walls. 

Louvers: Slatted devices installed in a gable or soffit (the underside of eaves) to ventilate the space below a roof deck and equalize air temperature and moisture. 

Oriented strand board (OSB): Roof deck panels (4 by 8 feet) made of narrow bits of wood, installed lengthwise and crosswise in layers, and held together with a resin glue. OSB often is used as a substitute for plywood sheets. 

Penetrations: Vents, pipes, stacks, chimneys-anything that penetrates a roof deck. 

Rafters: The supporting framing to which a roof deck is attached. 

Rake: The vertical inclined edge of a roof over a wall. 

Ridge: The top edge of two intersecting sloping roof surfaces. 

Sheathing: The boards or sheet materials that are fastened to rafters to cover a house or building. 

Slope: Measured by rise in inches for each 12 inches of horizontal run: A roof with a 4-in-12 slope rises 4 inches for every foot of horizontal distance. 

Square: The common measurement for roof area. One square is 100 square feet (10 by 10 feet). 

Truss: Engineered components that supplement rafters in many newer homes and buildings. Trusses are designed for specific applications and cannot be cut or altered. 

Valley: The angle formed at the intersection of two sloping roof surfaces. 

Vapor retarder: A material designed to restrict the passage of water vapor through a roof system or wall. 

Customer Reviews

Melissa B.
Melissa B.
11 Aug 2022: We just signed the contract with Baker to add solar panels and battery backup to our existing system. Am going to update this review as we… Read more
Mike Lynch
Mike Lynch
Excellent experience. The crews were very professional and quite large to get the required work done in one day. Roofers, then solar, then roofers again, 3 days. They were very respectful of our historic home and obviously had experience with red clay tile roofs. They were also able to work around our delicate gardens. Very, very satisfied. Read more
Sue F.
Sue F.
I give Baker Electric 5 stars and would give them more if I could! They are a first class outfit. In business for almost 80 years and I can see why! I… Read more
Walter Shihinski
Walter Shihinski
Eric Young the technician you sent to repair my home air conditioning unit performed his work flawlessly. Extremely knowledgeable he wasted no time addressing my issue and had it resolved almost immediately. I would definitely ask for Eric to perform any additional service or repair needs. His performance reflects the professionalism of your company. Again thanks for the exceptional service. Read more
Mike Lynch
Mike Lynch
Excellent experience. The crews were very professional and quite large to get the required work done in one day. Roofers, then solar, then roofers again, 3 days. They were very respectful of our historic home and obviously had experience with red clay tile roofs. They were also able to work around our delicate gardens. Very, very satisfied. Read more
Charles Padgette
Charles Padgette
Outstanding in all regards. Exceptional customer service, pricing and follow-through. . The installation team of Chui and Antonio were remarkable in all regards. Highly knowledgeable, professional and personable. They form a unbeatable team from courteous customer relations to product knowledge. My new A/C unit is great. Read more
Rolando Hernandez
Rolando Hernandez
First time using Baker Electric. But will use them and recommend them to everyone. Communication was perfect, even called to make sure my unit was no under warranty so I wouldn't have to pay out of pocket. The tech Eric Young came out on time and checked my A/C unit he let me know the issues, as the unit has warranty but just for parts. He was nice, knowledgeable and friendly. Great face for the company. Read more
David Furukawa
David Furukawa
Our technician, Eric Young, Was superb! He was knowledgeable, thorough, well spoken and engaging. He explained the details of the work he was performing and alerted us on items that needed further attention. We purchased a maintenance contract for his services for the next three years. He was a great ambassador for Baker Electric. Read more
Cassandra Beckman
Cassandra Beckman
Will Stinson just came out and installed our Tesla car charger. He arrived on time, with all the appropriate tools. He was extremely professional, a true reflection of Baker Electric. He took his time to explain the process and what the next steps would be. So grateful to have Will as our expert technician. He and Baker Electric team deserve more than 5 stars! Read more
Brigitte R
Brigitte R
I am very pleased with my new heat pump. My house never been this comfortable during a heat wave. Curt was excellent in recommending the right unit and patiently answering my many questions. The price was very competitive, and the installation was very professional and expertly done. Would definitely recommend Baker Electric to my friends and family. Read more
Neel B.
Neel B.
Baker was consistent, transparent, and professional from start to finish. They were not the cheapest bid I received, but were in the ballpark of others. The… Read more
Michael B.
Michael B.
Ryan did a great job. He was on time. He was thorough with checking out the A/C equipment. And he was very personable. I will recommend Baker Electric to my friends and family. Thank you 😊 Read more
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