Whether you have a flat roof, pitched roof, or old fashion cedar shake roof, at Cascade Roofing, our award-winning roofers capabilities include removal of the existing roof systems and the inspection of the wood structure beneath it to determine possible decking, wood replacement and dry rot repairs.
We specialize in asphalt fiberglass composition shingles including laminated architectural and luxury shingles. In addition, our local Portand Roofers can add skylights, roof venting and high quality gutters while re-roofing your home.
Installing a new roof over an existing roof is referred to as a “recover” or “lay-over”. This application of reroofing could initially save you considerably as you will avoid the cost of tear-off labor, dump fees and much more.
A tear-off of your old roofing does several things that can’t be done with a recover: Inspect the roof deck for rot or poorly fastened sheeting / Install an Ice & Water Shield membrane around penetrations and lowslope areas / Inspect for vaulted ventilation / Perform carpentry easily on barge boards such as adding outlooker supports / Reduces the weight on the roof structure / Increases the manufactures warranty / Last longer / Lays flat and looks better / ……
Are you getting the idea that a tear-off is a much better way to go? We at Cascade Roofing do not install roofing recovers, only tear-offs. Yes it is more expensive in the short run, but a professional roofer must know what’s going on with the roof deck before a new roof is installed over it. It is not unusual to inspect a roof that is leaking because the roofing is not laying flat or to find soft spots and buckles on a new roof because the decking is rotted or coming loose.
If you must do a recover, it should be over a 3-tab style of material that is laying flat, the roof deck should feel strong with no soft spots, and there should only be one layer of roofing existing on the roof. Current code allows for up to three layers of roofing, but this is based on weight, not performance. Also, don’t forget to ventilate your attic even if you’r doing a recover to avoid condensation and mold problems.
The best option for reroofing is a tear-off. Call Cascade Roofing to provide you with a complete bid for a new roofing system.
Our roofers specialize in pitched roofs. We’ve been building new roofs in Portland, Tigard, Beaverton & Hillsboro Oregon for over 50 years. If you’re looking for the best roofing contractors near you – you’re at the right place!
Our team of roofers focuses in on being the best, most reputable roofing company in Oregon, not just Portland. Call 503-620-2711 or email us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced contractors.