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Roofing and Decking Costs

This has been an interesting summer regarding roofing installations. We are starting to see the effects of additional insulation requirements instigated twenty plus years ago and the resulting ventilation / condensation / moisture problems. The older homes along with old windows and very little insulation in the walls and attic would breathe quite well and condensation collection in the house was generally not a problem - unless you had aluminum single pane windows and the ice would form on the inside frame.

Posted on December 04, 2017 by: nels

Portland in the Fall

It's that time of the year when the heavens open up over Portland and the rains begin to cascade down over our roofs. On a pitched roof the water runs quickly down and off the roof, however, on a flat roof it can take minutes to even a dry week and a forecast of sun before the rains completely disappear off the roof.

Posted on November 02, 2017 by: nels

Roofer for Hire?

The Pacific Northwest is known for its diverse weather conditons, especially if you look over the last 12 months. We may not get 48" of rain in 48hrs or winds in excess of 150mph, but we do get a taste of everything. That means we can get 12" of snow, then 1'' of solid ice, then 4" of rain, then 60mph winds, then hail, and after all that has disappeared, we may get a two week run in summer of 100 degree plus days. It's not easy being a roof in Portland. It's also not easy being a roofer in Portland.

Posted on October 12, 2017 by: nels

Roofer or Carpenter for Hire?

This is an age old question - well for some of us - should I hire a roofer or a carpenter when I start my roof / carpentry installation.

Posted on October 11, 2017 by: nels

Roofing and Extreme Summer Heat

It's coming. No, not the rain yet, first the heat. And we are talking some real record setting temperatures. So what should you know about your roof during extreme days like the ones on the way?

Posted on August 01, 2017 by: nels

Skylights and Roofing - Done Together?

"Somethings go better together, like peanut butter and jelly" goes the old saying. Well, if you inserted roofing and skylights instead of peanut butter and jelly it might make even more "cents".

Posted on July 18, 2017 by: nels

5 Years Later - Roofing Maintenance.

There are many expectations required from the manufactures of compositon roofing. One of the most important is keeping the roof free from debris and moss.

The following home is located in a heavily treed section of the lot. The owner using just fifty percent bleach and water (as recommended by CertainTeed) along with a blower has been able to keep their roof looking new and moss free.

 

Posted on June 30, 2017 by: nels

Bigger Than a Football Field!

We have received lots of questions regarding "when is the best time to roof?" and "how far out are you from getting a roof on our house?".  Normally there would be a pretty standard answer of "when it is dry" and "about 4 weeks". But this year is different.

Posted on June 16, 2017 by: nels

Just A Crazy Winter for Roofs.

The above pictures should say it all about this year's winter: it was wet, snowy, cold and very tough on roofs and the decking that they reside on.

Posted on May 19, 2017 by: nels

It's Been a Wet Year.... in the Attic?

As we continue to set records for rainfall in the Portland Metro Area we are reminded how important a good roof and attic ventilation are to the health of your home. Posted above are a few pictures we have taken recently from roofing jobs we were able to squeeze in between rain showers. 

The pictures illustrate three problems that we commonly find:

Posted on April 14, 2017 by: nels
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