Roofing Company Sacramento by Yancey Home Improvements

At some point, as a homeowner, you will be faced with the task of having your roof replaced. But how do you know how to choose a quality roofing company Sacramento for your home?

  • The roof is more than 15 or 20 years old and needs extensive repair

  • The roof has been severely damaged by water, high winds, termites or fire

  • Problems with the roof are compromising the quality of the home’s insulation

  • You’re making major renovations before selling the home

Replacing a roof is a big project — one that you don’t want to trust to just any roofing company sacramento.

Finding someone who can replace a few shingles may not be enough to ensure they are qualified or equipped to replace an entire roof. There are certain things to look for in a Roofing Company Sacramento to ensure you are going to get a contractor that will not only do the job right but give you a fair price.

One of the first things to find out is the full name and address of the company. This may seem insignificant, but if a contractor is unable to provide this, most likely you are not going to receive quality work. Having a physical address for a company establishes placement within the community, and eliminates fears of “here today, gone tomorrow.” You can also ask if they have a website or Facebook presence.

Next, you need to look for someone who carries all applicable licenses and insurance. This will rule out those who are just looking to make a quick buck. Professional roofers who are serious about running a legitimate business will always keep licensing and insurance current and valid, to protect their clients. You can contact the carrier to verify.


Yancey Home Improvements offers financing from several banks and financial programs.

Keep it Local With Sacramento Roofing Companies

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Whenever possible, you can boost your local economy by choosing companies that are well established in the area.

Your chamber of commerce should be able to provide information about the roofing contractors that have maintained a positive reputation in the community.

Ask the roofer to provide a list of manufacturers with whom he is licensed or trained as an installer. Each manufacturer will have a standard material warranty associated with each line of product. It’s based on construction of the product and expected life time. Each roofing company in Sacramento will have their standard labor warranty. Combined, due to training and certification and manufacturer’s trust in the roofing company, you may get a lifetime extended and transferable warranty. Never roof again!

Product companies offer specialized training on the installation and application of their particular brand.

A contractor committed to professionalism will also have industry memberships, either nationally or regionally.

Be Wary of  “Lowest Bid”  From A Roofing Company Sacramento

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Price is not the only criteria for homeowners to consider. Extremely low prices can be indicative of substandard work and an uninsured contractor, neither of which you deserve. You want to select someone that will not only give you a fair price, but will deliver high quality workmanship and an excellent experience.

Finding a top notch roofing company in Sacramento is easier than ever. When you choose Yancey Home Improvements, you can count on:

  • A company with a physical and virtual presence in the area and industry.
  • A fully licensed and insured company.
  • A long standing reputation of doing full roof replacements in this area.
  • Trained installers, all certified by GAF and Owens Corning.
  • Fair prices, detailed quotes, and extended warranties available.

Roofing Company Sacramento

Your home is your pride and joy, and at Yancey Home Improvements, we treat your roof with the respect and care that it deserves. We install materials from the top manufacturers in the industry, and we make sure that our materials are covered by solid warranties.

Yancey is the one of the only roofing company in Sacramento that qualifies for Master Elite Roofing Contractor certification by GAF, the industry’s leading provider of roofing materials.

Yancey Home Improvements maintains a great rating on the Sacramento Better Business Bureau, is a member of The National Association of the Remodeling Industry and Service Magic Certified and is Licensed with the State of California Contractors License Board

Our Homeowner Services Include:

  • Residential roofing repairs
  • Re-roofing and restoration
  • Roof replacement
  • Custom roofing systems
  • Preventive roofing maintenance

Roofing Frequently Asked Questions

Roofing over existing shingles

If your roof structure is in sound shape – no damage, dry rot and leaking, it is acceptable to not strip the roof down and install new shingles over existing. 2-3 layers are pretty common. We usually recommend a full roof replacement but will definitely consider the current condition of your roof.

How much roofing per square?

Most of the GAF shingles we use on a daily basis around the Sacramento region come in bundles with about 63 pieces per bundle and 3 bundles make up a square. A square is 100 square feet (a 10′ by 10′ area).

Roofing Questions and Answers

This group of roofing FAQ’s will address many of the questions you may have about roofing.

Roofing and Construction

Most roofers like Yancey Home Improvements will be licensed and insured for both roofing and construction. The reason is that if we are replacing a really old roof, there may be some significant dry rot and other damages from leaks. We’ll need to address any rafter replacement and decking coverage replacement. Also, if you have storm damage – maybe a tree falling on your roof, your roofer will need to rebuild the eave, rafters and possible some wall reconstruction no to mention any interior damages.

How much roofing do I need?

How much roofing material do I need is a common question. Remember that roofing square footage does not exactly match the square footage of your home. To say you have a 2800 square foot home is really referring the the tax schedule and livable spaces. Not the garage, the eaves and not considering the rake or pitch of your roof. Roofing is measured in squares which is 100 square feet. Squares are generally 3 bundles per square so let’s say the home is 2800 square feet as above but including the garage (240 SF) and the eaves, porch and pitch considerations, You may need 3300 square feet or 33 squares which is 99 bundles. Then add in several bundle for waste and extra as a safety measure.

Which Roofing Material is Best?

This is entirely subjective. There are several aspects to consider. What best matches the style of your home? Is the roofing material available in the style and color in your region? What type of weather conditions do you have in your region? There are specific wind zone questions to consider. Snow load? Energy efficiency? This is why the best option is to always discuss your specific roof with a roofing expert, in your home.

How many bundles of shingles in a square?

How many roofing bundles in a square varies a little bit by manufacturer and line of shingle. For the most part, 3 bundles make a square.

What is a Roofing Square?

Roofing 1 Square equals 100 square feet or a section measuring 10′ by 10′.

What is a 3 Tab Shingle

A roofing 3 tab shingle installation uses a lower profile, almost flat profile shingle. Compare the GAF Royal Sovereign series vs. the GAF Timberline HD series for example. Timberline shingles are overlapped in each strip creating a High Definition profile. 3 tab shingles are laid next to each other for a flatter profile. This is an economical and entry level style of shingle.

Why Choose GAF Materials for your Roofing Company Sacramento

GAF has quite a selection of roofing shingles and other roofing materials. One of the top selling lines is the Timberline HDZ – HDZ stands for High Definition Zone. The Zone means that it has the StrikeZone feature which helps roofers get their nails placed more accurately. More accurate nail placement means a better wind resistance to lifting and other wind issues.

High Definition means that the shingle material is designed to show depth in thickness by a combination of actual thick shingle material and shadowing built into the profile. This means that your roof will have a more “shake roof” style to it.

Another great feature is the LayerLock which is an adhesive strip that effectively fuses the overlaying shingle to the shingle below it. With LayerLock and the DuraGrip system along with the StrikeZone, GAF roofs can really withstand hurricane strength winds. Your roof can not protect you against rain unless the shingles stay on the roof.

So when your Sacramento Roofer installs your new roof using GAF Timberline HDZ, you’re in for a great looking and very long lasting roof!