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OC Roofing EssentialsA high-performance roof takes more than just shingles. The performance of any roof depends on an entire system of Roofing Essentials™ accessory products working and performing together, including ventilation, hip and ridge shingles, underlayment, and attic insulation. The Owens Corning Roofing System is a lineup of essential products that can help provide maximum durability for your roof, and the most protection for your home.

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  • Over 50 years combined experience
  • Most homes completed in three days or less
  • 5 year and 10 year Workmanship warranties available
  • Extended Factory Warranties available
  • Transferable warranties (see resources for terms)
  • Servicing the greater Portland/Vancouver and Oregon coast areas
  • Full-time project manager to answer all questions
  • 75% of current work is referral and return business
  • Daily supervision on job sites
  • Award winning company with a track record of excellent customer service

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Generally speaking, new shingled roofs should last upwards of 20+ years. However, many factors, such as proper installation, climate, and ventilation, impact the life of your roof.

Even if your roof shows signs of the symptoms mentioned above, you may not need a total roof replacement. A trusted roofing professional like us can give your roof a thorough examination and let you know if you are in need of a new roof, or just a few repairs.

Ready to choose your new roof?

Design a look you’ll love.

This is going to be a beautiful decision. Shopping for new shingles is the perfect opportunity to increase the curb appeal of your entire home. Your roof can make up more OC Durationthan half of your home’s exterior so it should complement your home’s style and exterior color scheme.

As our design consultants show you all of the roofing color and design options, think about how the look of your new roof could improve upon the roof you have now.

Shingle color isn’t the only factor that affects the look of your house. The shingle style you choose also impacts curb appeal.

 

Where do we go from here?

Click here to begin setting up a time when it’s convenient for you to have us out to inspect your roof.  We will gladly walk you around to show any potential problems and even offer simple solutions if that’s all that is needed.  We even have shingles which qualify for the $1,500 federal tax credit.  Now that just makes sense!

COMPOSITION ASPHALT SHINGLES

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Shingles are used to cover a roof and they are a very important aspect of your roof’s maintenance system.

Shingles are often the first line of defense against extreme weather conditions.

Preventive maintenance and timely replacement of shingles ensures the longevity of the entire roofing system.

Missing shingles can cause your roof to leak and lead to further damage.

It is always best to hire a professional roofer to install the shingles as well as answer any questions that you may have regarding the best type of shingles for your roof. There are several types of roofing shingles that homeowners may select from. Some of the most popular choices include: asphalt shingles, fiberglass shingles, organic shingles, and wood shingles.

Additionally, it is very important to reinforce shingles to ensure that they are stable and will withstand great wind pressure changes as well as fluctuations with the weather.

Asphalt shingles are a very popular choice due to the fact that they are versatile and inexpensive. In fact, the majority of homeowners use asphalt shingles, though there are many different choices available today. There are two types of asphalt shingles; these are fiberglass and organic shingles.

Fiberglass shingles are built upon a mat or core layer of fiberglass. This core is what makes fiberglass shingles different from organic shingles.

Organic shingles are made with an organic core. The core is made from recycled fiber such as wood or paper.

Since the older homes typically have wood shingles, it is very common for these shingles to need repair. Many times, these shingles may be between twenty to forty years old. Some signs that wood shingles may need to be replaced include leaks, cracks, or other signs of damage to the shingles or if the shingles are curled or show signs of breakage.

If you have damaged shingles it is best to call a professional roofer and have them repaired immediately.

CEDAR SHAKE

Portland Roofer Cedar Shake

Typically, cedar shakes create a simple and beautiful look.

They have been very popular in California and West Coast architecture for many years and are often preferred over metal, asphalt, slate or shingle roofs.

However, though Cedar Shakes are beautiful, they must be treated specifically for several concerns.

They must be weather proofed, well maintained, and treated with chemicals to ensure that they are fire proof and resistant to mold, mildew, fungus and decay.

One of the greatest enemies of cedar shakes is water. Though you may assume that since cedar is a tree it would be naturally resilient towards water, Cedar shakes must be treated to prevent them from deteriorating due to excess moisture.

Cedar has natural weather resistant properties making it an excellent roofing material. It is also a natural insect repellent, which makes it a popular choice in roofing materials.

Once the shakes are treated, you will find that they will last for a very long time and are a wonderful addition to your home.Because Cedar Shakes can become extremely slippery when wet, it is best to leave all cleaning to a professional. You should also make certain that there are no low reaching tree branches hanging directly over your Cedar roof as this debris can lead to increased deterioration. You should arrange to have your roof inspected twice each year by a professional roofer and if you find that any of your shakes are cracked or warped, have them replaced immediately by the roofing contractor. It is best to replace damaged shakes as they occur then to try to repair them at a later time. Again, it is best to call a professional roofer to handle the repairs. There are many types of roofs and it is always best to consult your local roofer to find out if cedar shakes would be the best roofing option for your home.

CHIMNEY CAPS

PORTLAND ROOFER CHIMNEY CAPSChimney caps are a vital part of home ownership.

Water, debris and animals will make their way into your home through your chimney, so it’s important that the chimney is protected from these invaders.

In order to make sure that your home is safe, you should have your chimney inspected regularly, preferably once a year.

In addition to the inspection, you should hire a professional to clean the chimney. A chimney that is full of debris will not only attract pests, but is also a fire hazard. Regular maintenance and keeping the chimney covered with chimney caps is the best way to ensure that your home is kept in great working order.

Signs that your chimney may need to be cleaned include having smoke fill your fireplace, the presence of animals and pests, and excessive water coming through the chimney. All of these have their negative potentials, but excess water is most important because it can cause serious damage to your roof and home.

It’s best to have a professional install the chimney cap for you. A professional will also make sure that your chimney is clean and in proper working order.

There are many options available when selecting a chimney cap. They are crafted from copper or galvanized/stainless steel. Not only will these metals enhance the decor and style of your home, they are very durable.

Although most chimney contractors can install chimney caps, it is also very common for a local roofer to offer this service while they are inspecting, repairing or replacing your roof.

ROOF FLASHING

PORTLAND ROOFER FLASHINGFlashing, a very important aspect of the roof, can best be described as material used to cover and protect joints and angles from damage.

Flashing is typically located where the roof may meet the chimney or a wall and protects the roof from water damage or leaks.

Flashing is installed over various intersecting points. It’s vital in keeping your roof free from damage.

When you hire a roofing contractor it is important to discuss what type of material they will use for the flashing. is important that flashing is made out of weather resistant material and will provide the best protection against water and ice.

Today, a very popular flashing material choice is copper. Copper flashing is typically more expensive than other types but it is extremely durable. In addition to copper flashing, there are other options such as aluminum or galvanized steel. These materials are less expensive than copper but are not as durable.

If your roof is leaking it’s probably a good sign that your roof flashing needs repair. There can be a number of reasons why you may have a leak, but you should always have the flashing checked regularly.

During an inspection it will be obvious if all the nails are holding the flashing tight and that none of the flashing has come loose and/or the existing flashing needs to be repaired or replaced.

Sometimes having the roofer simply repair the flashing may solve your roofing problems. Other times you may need to replace large amounts of flashing to preserve your roof.

Whatever the outcome, It is best to let a professional roofer determine the best course of action for your roofing needs.

ROOFING UNDERLAYMENT

PORTLAND ROOFER UNDERLAYMENTThe underlayment is a vitally important part of your roofing system.

In between the roof and the sheathing, the underlayment is the layer that actually provides protection from moisture.

Underlayment choices, at one time, were optional, but today, they are required for homes and are regulated by laws and codes.

Choosing the correct underlayment and maintaining its condition is a very important part of roof maintenance. Several different materials used for underlayment…felt, synthetic, and self-adhering, A roofing contractor will determine the best underlayment material for your roof.

In areas that are prone to high winds and hurricanes, roofers are turning to synthetic underlayments. These underlayments have shown less damage in hurricanes and are quickly becoming the preferred material in these regions.

Underlayments are the first defense against leaks and excessive moisture. It’s much easier to repair the underlayment then to deal with structural damage that results from accumulated moisture.

Not only should you choose underlayments based upon their structural components, but on their economical value as well.