Roofing in the Portland, Beaverton, or Tigard area has never been easy. In many parts of the country a reroof means removing the old roofing and installing a new layer of shingles. But here in the Pacific NW the weather takes a toll not just on the roofing materials but also on the entire structure. We often joke about the amount of rain we receive here in the Portland Metro Area, but it’s not just about the quantity of liquid sunshine we get, but rather the extended moist weeks and months we live in. Without dry weather to clear the moist air, the wet conditions can last for months and this can make for tricky venting and dry rot conditions.
At Cascade Roofing we have roofing skills. In fact, many of our employees have been working for us for almost 30 years. From the day they were hired we have been training onsite and in the classroom on how to install the best roofs possible. But that’s not enough. Excellent roofing skills will get you a great roof, but what that roofing is attached to can be just as or more important.
Before installing new shingles we need to make sure that the deck is solid, free of rot and able to breathe. What may look like a simple roof job can often turn into a carpentry involved project. Cascade Roofing with over 60 years of service in the Tualatin, Beaverton and Portland areas is a trusted roofing company that should also be recognized as a trusted and skilled carpentry company. You need to have both skills sets, carpentry and roofing, and very few roofing companies are experts in both. It takes more than just 5 years in business to become a Professional. Ask a trusted mechanic, doctor, or teacher. After 60 years in business we are still learning.
We understand that when the roof is open and the wood is exposed, this is the time to repair the rot. Yes – it takes time to make these repairs, but it can make the difference between a roof installed over a solid and secure deck versus having problems down the road.
It’s a good feeling to look your new roof and know that the new shingles are going to protect your biggest investment for the next 20-30 years. But it’s even a better feeling for what you can’t see, knowing that the rot under the new roof is replaced and solid.