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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

The Cost and Benefits of Roofing Employees!

If a roofing installer is injured on your property or a neighbor's child accidently steps on a nail during construction, you want to make sure that your property is not held as payment. Most homeowners insurnace do not cover you if the work being done on your property is supposed to be by a licenced and insured contractor.

Posted on April 06, 2017 by: nels

The Biggest Roofing Question Ever??

Is this fake news or a distorted and misleading headline trying to convince you to click on this blog article? Just for the record, it's neither. What it refers to is the one question you need to ask every construction company you may do business with - "Are the men who will be working on my house employees or subs?

Posted on March 24, 2017 by: nels

State Requirements: Licensess

This is going to be short and sweet. Everything you have been reading about roofing companies, liability insurance, roofing applications, worker's insurance and so on comes down to one important number: The Oregon Constructions Contractor's (CCB) number.

Each contactor in Oregon is assigned a CCB# that can be verified with the State of Oregon online or by phone as to whether the roofing contractor is current and incompliance with the State and its regulatory requirements.

Posted on March 08, 2017 by: nels

Roofing Before Rot.

Little leaks can turn into big rot when left unchecked. This has been the winter to challege your roof with snow, ice, wind and lots and lots of rain. If your roof is getting old, don't think that by getting an extra year out of it you will save a bunch of money. Generally not true.

Posted on February 09, 2017 by: nels

State Requirements: Worker's Compensation

Worker's Compensation Insurance! Those three words can make thousand of dollars difference between a lower priced roofing proposal and a higher priced roofing bid. It is the one insurance that every roofing contractor knows all too well from a cost standpoint. It is also the one insurance that many roofing companies try to avoid not paying.

Posted on January 30, 2017 by: nels

Roofing and the 2017 Snow Storm

Now that the Winter Storm of 2017 has passed and the snow is off the roof, it may be a good time to get the roof and gutters inspected, repaired and or replaced. If it is determined that your roof needs to be replaced, that's where we can help.

We don't offer residential repairs - when something like this hits, we only have so may roofers to go around. Because Cascade Roofing has been in business for over 50 years, we start by taking care of our thousands of customers covered under our warranty.

Posted on January 25, 2017 by: nels

Roofing Presentation - State Requirements - Bonded.

We have discussed how roofing liability insurnace should be part of your roofer's presentation and proposal. When selecting a professional roofer, you also need to know that they are a bonded roofing contractor. If you are a licensed roofing company in Portland, Beaverton, or any other city in Oregon, you need a roofing bond in order to do business. The roofing bond protects you, the customer, from fraud or unethical actions on the part of the roofer.

Posted on December 29, 2016 by: nels
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