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Roof Venting and Warranties.

This has been one long hot summer. We are into our 4th heat wave and one more is coming. Over the last ten years we have seen the roofing shingle manufactures stress the need for effective ventilation. If you have subparr intake and exhaust vents in your roof system, take a quick trip up into your attic crawl space and you will determine (sweating profusely or becoming faint) one of the reason this is so: heat build-up. Posted on August 13, 2018 by: nels

Pro Roofing Salespersons Need to Check You Attic!

We hear it everyday - "Why do I need to meet someone at my house, just have them drive by and give me a bid."

It might seem odd, but if I had a choice, I would rather go inside the home instead of on the roof to provide the most informative and accurate bid. Now that doesn't mean inspecting the roof from the outside is a waste of time, on the contrary. A good roof walk can tell us a tremendous amount about what has been going on - good and bad - and how we should prepare our roofing proposal.

Posted on July 10, 2018 by: nels

Three Mistakes To Avoid When Purchasing a New Roof: Part III

A leaking roof can cause lots of trouble, but sometimes the repair or replacement of that same roof can be much more troublesome. What I mean is, a roofing contractor who does not carry all the proper insurances can leave you exposed to expenses and lawsuits.

Posted on June 21, 2018 by: nels

Three Mistakes To Avoid When Purchasing a New Roof: Part II

You can always get a price quote over the phone or a quick drive-by bid - But Don't. Without a comprehensive inspection of your roof and attic area, contractors can only guess what your home needs inside the attic and outside for a roof covering.

Posted on May 18, 2018 by: nels

Three Mistakes To Avoid When Purchasing a New Roof: Part I

Starting your roof project out by hiring a roofing contractor who is a professional should be a given: but it's amazing how often factors such as price sway common sense. Start the process of selecting a roofer the same way you might select a new doctor (both professions done poorly can cause lots of unnecessary pain).

Have they been perfecting their trade (Doctor / Roofer) over the last few decades or so, or maybe their just starting out and you will make some good practice for them?

Posted on April 24, 2018 by: nels

Three Mistakes To Avoid When Purchasing a New Roof

When your roof begins to fail and it's time to invest in a new roofing system, that can be a major investment. Let's discuss below what you can do to avoid the mistakes that offen accompany this pricey purchase.

Posted on April 19, 2018 by: nels

Whats Makes a Great Roofing Installation?

You could pretty much ask that question about most home improvement services such as plumbing, siding, kitchen remodeling, or even pest control. But the picture above isn't about some fancy truck or big ad or lowest price. It's about the men and women who take their profession seriously.

Posted on March 15, 2018 by: nels

It's Spring Again - and that means ....

... it's time to take a look at your roof and its condition. Let us start at the beginning: What are the signs that I may need a new roof?

The obvious signs are missing shingles, curled or broken shingles, or lots of roofing granules in your gutters. You may also have stains on your overhangs or even on your home's ceilings. Look at the penetrations and flashings to see if the rubber or metal is cracked or rusted. 

Posted on March 01, 2018 by: nels

Continuous Roof Venting

There is a lot of talk surrounding the installation of Continuous Ridge Venting... and probably for a good reason. Roofing manufactures are pushing for better roof attic ventilation and often their warranties are dependent upon a venting standard being met.

The picture above shows the typical coninuous cut made along the peak of the roof for airflow and receiving the vent. It may not look like much, but it would take approximately 12-15  standard vents to provide the same amount of venting area.

Posted on January 16, 2018 by: nels

Thanks to the Best Roofers in the Portland and Beaverton areas.

It has been a very busy roofing installation year. Portland, as we all know, has become a destination for those all over the United States to move to. We are suppose to be a "cool" and "hip" place to live. However, all I'm feeling is more frustration as the traffic slows and new buildings go up everyday.

Posted on December 22, 2017 by: nels
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