Portland Roofing Company

After serving the citizens and businesses of Portland for over six decades, our factory trained and highly skilled roofing professionals are getting ready for another 60 years. It may be unusual to find many businesses in the Portland area with that type of longevity and commitment to the area, but Cascade Roofing Portland is proud to provide quality workmanship to all the buildings and homes making up this great city. Many roofing companies have 20 years of experience, but 3 years in business. Cascade Roofing Portland has over 60 years in business and over 200 years of roofing expertise. That’s the kind of roofing workmanship Portland deserves.

Portland Oregon also has the prefect climate for installing watertight and professional grade roofing materials – in other words, it rains a lot here. Generally, you can’t go more than a few days before your home’s roof is put to the test one more time. That’s where Cascade Roofing Portland comes in: we are dedicated to installing only the most trusted materials using the best techniques and practices in the roofing industry.

A few of the materials we install are manufactured right here in town.  Malarkey Roofing Products has been manufacturing aesthetically pleasing polymer modified products in Portland for over 30 years. It started with The Alaskan, a flexible SBS enhanced asphalt shingle and has grown to the premium laminate shingle, the Legacy. Cascade Roofing Portland is also one of only three Preferred Pro Contractors in the Portland area along with being a long-standing member of the Associated Roofing Contractors of Oregon and SW Washington organization.

If quality roofing material is important, labor is the king. Did you know that Cascade Roofing Portland has many Foreman that have been with the roofing company 25 years or more. This commitment by the staff shows up in every job we take on. They have also won many awards from the likes of the BBB and Angie’s List along with being named a Shingle Master company by CertainTeed Corporation.  Now with that kind of dedication and loyalty, you know that the roofing installer on your home is a real pro. If you think it’s time for a new roof, better call the best, local, trusted contractor, Cascade Roofing Portland.

So whether you’re in need of a new residential roof or a commercial repair, Cascade Roofing Portland has the City of Portland covered. Call or click on us today!

FAQ – Frequently Asked Roofing Questions

The integrity of your roof is paramount for homeowners, serving as a crucial shield against the elements and a regulator of indoor temperature. Discover essential insights into common roof inquiries in this guide.

How frequently should I clear my gutters?

Maintaining clean gutters is essential for the health and safety of your home. Experts recommend that gutter cleaning should be performed at least twice a year—once in the spring and once in the fall. This biannual schedule is particularly important because it helps prevent the buildup of leaves and debris, which can lead to water damage, roof damage, and a host of other issues.

However, if your home is situated in an area with a high density of trees, it’s wise to increase the frequency of your gutter cleaning efforts. Falling leaves, twigs, and other natural debris can quickly clog gutters and downspouts, causing water to overflow and potentially damage your home’s foundation, landscaping, and exterior. In such cases, consider cleaning your gutters three to four times a year—before and after the most intense seasons of foliage.

How can I determine if I require a roof replacement?

Regular inspections of your roof are critical to ensuring its longevity and preventing potential damage to your home. Begin with a visual examination of the shingles. Look for obvious signs of wear and tear such as cracked, curled, or missing shingles. Peeling, which may indicate poor ventilation or trapped moisture, can also be a significant concern. Additionally, any dark streaks or moss could be evidence of water damage or the potential for leaks.

However, some signs of damage are not immediately visible to the untrained eye. Subtle changes in the texture of the shingles, small holes, or rusted flashing can all lead to serious issues if left unchecked. It’s important to assess the roof with a keen eye and from various angles to catch any irregularities.

What is the typical duration for installing a new roof?

The time it takes to complete a roofing project can vary widely, influenced by a range of factors that are specific to each home. The architecture of your house plays a significant role in this. Simple, straightforward roof designs with few valleys or hips can typically be re-shingled swiftly, often within two days. In contrast, homes with complex rooflines featuring multiple facets, steep inclines, or architectural elements like skylights or dormers require more time and precision to navigate and may extend the duration of the roofing process.

Additionally, the size of the home is a determinant; larger homes have more surface area to cover and thus take more time to complete. Weather conditions are also a critical factor, as roofing is weather-dependent work. Inclement weather can cause delays, prolonging the project timeline.

Is it necessary to address ice dams?

Ice dams are a critical concern during the colder months and can lead to significant damage if not properly managed. They form when heat from inside your home causes snow and ice on the roof to melt. This water trickles down towards the edge of the roof and, upon reaching the colder eaves, it refreezes. Over time, this cycle creates a dam of ice that blocks subsequent meltwater from draining off the roof. The trapped water can then back up beneath roof shingles, potentially leading to leaks and water damage within the home, compromising insulation, and even causing structural damage.

Certain homes are more susceptible to ice dams. If your home is in a region with a consistently cold climate, it’s crucial to be vigilant. Houses with low-pitched roofs tend to accumulate snow and ice more readily than steeply pitched roofs, which allows for more natural runoff. Older homes, which may lack adequate roof insulation and proper ventilation, can also be at a higher risk. In these cases, the heat escaping from the living space warms the roof unevenly, contributing to the melt-refreeze cycle that leads to ice dam formation.

Why is roof ventilation essential?

Proper ventilation within your home’s roofing system is essential for maintaining the integrity and longevity of the structure. During the hotter months, a well-ventilated roof allows the sweltering heat accumulated in the attic space to escape. This ventilation helps regulate the temperature of the roof and prevents the superheated air from warping the wood decking or prematurely aging the roof’s shingles, which can become brittle and less effective as a protective barrier over time.

In cooler climates, ventilation plays a different yet equally important role. It helps to minimize the accumulation of moisture that can arise from daily activities such as cooking, bathing, and laundry, which may otherwise condense in the colder attic space. This moisture, if not properly vented, can lead to a host of problems. It can contribute to the rotting of wood framing and sheathing, reduce the effectiveness of insulation, and even promote the growth of harmful molds.

We hope this addresses your queries. For further assistance, reach out to your neighborhood roofing company.

For Portland new roof services, please call 503-620-2711 or complete our service request form.