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Revitalizing Homes with Re-siding in Estacada

We know that beautifying the interiors of our homes is one of our top priorities. But did you know that the siding, a part of your house’s exterior, is just as important? Aside from its ability to enhance your home’s curb appeal, it also protects your house from beating rain, billowing snow and harsh winds. By using the correct materials and paint with your siding, you can also protect your wallet from higher electricity bills. Quality siding in your home helps you maintain and control your preferred temperature inside the house, which leads to lower electricity consumption because you aren’t overworking your air conditioner.

But as time goes by, our sidings age and get worn out. Worn out siding needs an immediate restoration as it poses significant danger to your house and your health. Without quality siding to protect your home, you are exposing it to harsh elements that can result in extensive damage and expensive repairs.

In this week’s featured project, an Estacada homeowner wanted to reinvigorate her house with a complete re-siding. Let’s see what happened.

Better, Long Lasting Siding for Estacada Home

Gwen, a homeowner, wanted to give the design of her home an upgrade. She lives in Estacada, an area that is exposed to the four seasons yearly, which means quality siding can be put to great use. By replacing her home’s old worn out siding, she can better protect herself and her loved ones from the harsh weather outside.

Siding that is worn down can result in the growth of mold and mildew beneath the panels of or inside your house. This happens because damaged siding lets water seep through, causing water damage that lets mold and mildew grow. And over an extended period of time, the moisture that gets in can rot through parts of your home’s frame and even cause severe health problems for the residents.

Our company performed a complete re-siding of the home. We removed the old siding and replaced it with long lasting siding with trim made of Hardie Plus cement fiber trim. This was pre-painted, which lessened the time we needed to work on the project so our client could quickly enjoy her home. It even came with a 15-year warranty.

With the help of the complete re-siding, not only did Gwen get a new look for her house that she loves, but she also feels more comfortable inside no matter what the weather outside.

Would you like a roof that is vibrant, durable, and easy to maintain? We will help you regain the safety and security of your home with roof upgrades. Call us now at 503-732-7663 and we will provide the best roofing services you deserve.

Roof Upgrades for Easier Maintenance in Canby

According to the CDC, more than 150,000 Americans every year need to be medically treated because of injuries from roofing accidents. 97% of these accidents happen at home, often because people try to install roofs or repair them even if they aren’t qualified. Sometimes, it’s because they ignored issues like leaks for too long, turning their roof into a safety hazard.

To improve your roof’s safety, you need to check its exterior and interior areas periodically. It is best to inspect for any penetrations, drainage issues and more. Once you identify these problems, you can address them quickly so they don’t get worse. Thus, your roof will stay in its best shape for longer! 

In this week’s featured project, our client needed some help with their roof and its maintenance. Let’s see what happened.

Installing New Shingles and Gutter Guards for Canby Homeowner

Our cars need to be maintained regularly, whether you need to get your oil changed or your tires rotated. The same applies to our roofs. Unfortunately, 80% of all roofs need to be replaced before their life span ends because of lack of maintenance. Ray, a homeowner in Canby, didn’t want to be part of that 80%, so he reached out to us!

Ray understood the importance of yearly roof maintenance, but he didn’t always have the time to do so. To help him, our team installed roof upgrades that will cut down the time he would spend on yearly maintenance!

First, we installed brand new TruDefinition Duration Shingles from Owens Corning. These shingles come with a breakthrough design that give them more strength, durability, and gripping power compared to regular shingles. These shingles were also algae-resistant (to prevent any unsightly streaks from algae growth) and wind-resistant (so they won’t be easily blown off the roof deck). To top it all off, these come with a limited lifetime warranty.

Next, our team installed new gutter guards. While his gutter system collects water that falls onto his roof, the gutter guards help maintain the system by preventing any debris from ending up inside the gutters. This way, he doesn’t need to spend a lot of time removing leaves, twigs, and more that can get stuck in the gutters.

We transformed his roof from this…

To this!

 

 

With these in place, Ray’s roof is much easier to maintain. He can enjoy peace of mind with a well-maintained roof that will last for years to come.

Would you like a roof that is vibrant, durable, and easy to maintain? We will help you regain the safety and security of your home with roof upgrades. Call us now at 503-732-7663 and we will provide the best roofing services you deserve.

Stress-Free Roof Replacement in Oregon City

We often face challenges that can be overwhelming and stressful. This can take a huge toll on our mental health, causing difficulty sleeping, changes in energy and more. There are plenty of ways to cope with stress, one of which is meditation. Meditation can help you feel more tranquil and relaxed. You can try guided meditation by joining Mindfulness Mondays hosted by the Oregon City Public Library. Learn more about it here.

Another thing you can try is addressing the causes of stress in your life. Unstable and unsafe housing can have harmful effects on your family, causing toxic stress that can be just as damaging as physical conditions. Our featured project this week shows how we eliminate our client’s stressor by helping them solve their leaky roof problem.

Replacing a Leaky Roof in Oregon City 

Leaky roofs might not seem like a major issue, but they can be hazardous! Even a small one can lead to critical dangers in your home, from safety to health. First, a roof with leaks will direct water into your attic, affecting the insulation and resulting in higher utility bills. Aside from that, mold and mildew can grow, which can cause health problems like asthma and allergies. In addition, think of the fire hazard of shorted wires if you have any wiring in your ceiling! Those are just three of the many possible problems that could arise.

Our Oregon City’s client did not take their leaky roof lightly. The tin roof of their shed was leaking.

 

Because of the extended exposure to water, the sheeting and rafters were already rotted.

 

 This water damage had compromised the structural integrity of their shed. Luckily, they called us to solve the problem before the entire structure would have completely deteriorated.

The Boss Exteriors team of professional roofing contractors tore the old tin roof down to the rafters. Next, we replaced the rafters because they were already much too rotted. We then put down a new ½ inch sheeting, a new layer of ice and water shield, as well as a new layer of waterproof underlayment. All three will protect their shed from the elements. Lastly, we installed the new tin roof and replaced the siding that was damaged from the water leak. 

With the unique skills to handle any job, our carpenters will take care roofing leaks before they can ruin your home and safety.

Is your roof worn out and damaged? We will help you regain the safety and security of your home with a durable roof. Call us now at 503-732-7663 and we will provide the best roofing services you deserve.

Taking Care of Aging Roofs in West Linn

Aging roofs are dangerous, especially if you fail to catch the problem before things are too late. In fact, you’ll end up with significant damage because of your old roof. Any damaged shingles will let moisture in, which can lead to water damage. Poor ventilation, condensation and leaks are other unwanted results from aging roofs, which result in mold and mildew growth. In addition, your walls and ceilings will also get damaged. Plus, you’ll have to pay higher bills because your HVAC system will work a lot less efficiently.

You need to conduct a thorough inspection of your roofing system to figure out what the best solution is, whether it’s just a roof repair or replacement. The best person to do that is a roofing expert, like us at Boss Exteriors! In this week’s blog post, we feature how we helped a homeowner who had to deal with the effects of her aging roof. Let’s see what happened.

Effective Roof Replacement in West Linn

Our West Linn client’s roof was already worse for wear from years of taking the brunt of harsh elements all year round. That’s pretty impressive, but it was now due for a replacement.

Plus, there was a hole on the rake edge of the roof. Friendly little squirrels were entering the attic of our client. Although they’re pretty cute, the attic is no place for the tiny critters!

To help this homeowner, we tore off the old damaged shingles and replaced it with vibrant, durable Owen Corning duration shingles that came with a 30-year warranty. Next, we replaced the synthetic underlayment to create an effective water barrier. We also installed a new state-of-the-art ridge venting system that will prevent your home from gathering too much moisture. So aside from giving her roof a new look, we also leveled up its functionality!

The client was very excited about her roof’s makeover. Another five-star job!

Is your roof worn out and damaged? We will help you regain the safety and security of your home with a durable roof. Call us now at 503-732-7663 and we will provide the best roofing services you deserve.

Boosting Curb Value with Roof Transformations in Oregon City

There are many factors that play a role in the curb appeal of your home. But one element that plays a focal role in this is your roof, probably because it’s sitting right on top of your roof! Your roof doesn’t just boost your curb appeal. It also enhances your house’s property value as well as defines its overall personality. Plus, it can take your exterior’s style to an entirely different level, making or breaking the look you’re trying to achieve.

Roofs are more than just form though. Don’t forget function, because for what purpose is a pretty roof if it cannot protect you and your belongings? Your roof will serve as your defense against harsh weather, including heat, hail, snow, rain, and wind. It also keeps your home energy efficient with proper ventilation and attic insulation.

Your roof will look great and do its job in the first few years. But over time, it will look worn out and won’t be able to fulfill its purpose. That’s what happened to this week’s featured project in Oregon City. Here’s how Boss Exteriors handled it.

Installing a New Roof for an Oregon City Homeowner

An Oregon City homeowner called us because his roof looked completely stained and worn out. It had brittle shingles that were either just too old or damaged by weather, meaning they could eventually lead to roof failure if not taken care of right away. Roofs like this contribute greatly to things like the build-up of wall and attic moisture, which often results in mold build-up and water damage. 

Plus, his roof was not allowing enough air to flow through his attic. This made his attic much too overheated, and would even cause moisture.

The state his roof was in warranted for an installation of a new one. The first thing we did was to tear the old roof off.

Once that was done, we then installed a new 30-year-warranty synthetic underlayment. This type of underlayment is fabricated from man-made substances that are very durable, water-resistant, mold-resistant, and lightweight. It is an ideal choice if your roof is often exposed to wind-driven rain, ice, extreme temperatures, and mold.

Our team then installed 30-year-warranty Owens Corning Trudefinition Duration shingles in the shade Estate Gray. These high quality shingles offer exceptional strength, durability, and wind resistance. Plus, the vibrant hues of the shingles can bring an aesthetic appeal to any home.

To top it off, we installed a new metal state-of-the-art ridge venting system. The ridge vent will provide superior airflow while allowing better attic ventilation, creating a more energy-efficient home. 

All done! With this new roof, we’ve taken his home from ordinary…

To extraordinary.

He is very happy with our work.

Is your roof worn out and damaged? We will help you regain the safety and security of your home with a durable roof. Call us now at 503-732-7663 and we will provide the best roofing services you deserve.

Reshingling a Damaged Roof in Hillsboro

The roof is an integral element when it comes to the aesthetics and security of your home. Thus, it’s understandable that we would want to protect it. But sometimes, there are elements that can damage it no matter how much we take care of it. One such element are trees.

Trees can decrease your roof’s lifespan in a variety of ways. If they’re weakened, they can crash down onto your roof. The branches or limbs can dent or scratch the shingles. Needs and leaves that drop from the trees can clog your gutters and downspouts. And sometimes, trees can create too much shade over your roof, resulting in the growth of mold and mildew.

To prevent any roof damage caused by trees, there are several things you can do. You can trim your tree and clean up any debris. And when the tree becomes way too unstable, you can cut it down. But what happens when it’s too late and a tree has already damaged your roof? Don’t despair—there IS something you can do about it.

A Hillsboro Home Homeowner Needs Help With Tree Damage

A Hillsboro homeowner called our team for help. A tree had fallen in the wrong decision, causing all types of damage on the shingles of the roof. The broken shingles left their roof vulnerable to leaks, rot, and moisture.

The process of replacing damaged shingles might sound simple and straightforward, but it’s always best for trained professionals to handle the job. A small mistake could turn into a HUGE problem. To reshingle the portion of their roof where the tree fell, this is what we did:

  1. We broke the seal of the shingle, as well as the adjacent shingles, that needed to be replaced.
  2. Next, we removed the nails out of the deck.
  3. We then removed the old shingle and slid the new shingle into position.
  4. Lastly, we resealed the shingles.

And with that, our trained carpenters with done with the job and our client could now enjoy their reshingled roof!

Was your roof damaged by a tree? We will help you regain the safety and security of your home with a durable roof. Call us now at 503-732-7663 and we will provide the best roofing services you deserve.

 

From Old to New: Reroofing in Beavercreek

Roofs are our first line of defense against the elements, whether it be the blazing sun or the pouring rain. But oftentimes, these elements have long-term effects on our roofs no matter how durable they’re supposed to be. Rain can be particularly troublesome. Shingles can get torn away or loosen because of heavy rain. Eventually, your roof will deteriorate. It will leak, which will then lead to water damage, mold, mildew, rot, and other adverse effects.

Thus, we must make sure the roofs we install can handle the pouring rain. Plus, we must maintain our roofs to ensure they can still do their job. If there are any weak spots, they should be addressed right away, whether it requires a small repair or a full replacement. Issues that are ignored will result in disaster, putting you and your loved ones at risk. You wouldn’t want a compromised roof when you need protection the most, right?

In this week’s blog post, we feature a very smart homeowner who was prepared for the worst! Here’s what happened.

Rainy Season, No Problem for Roof Replacement in Beavercreek

The wet season happens from November to March across the state of Oregon. In fact, January is the coldest month of the year, while March brings plenty of rain. These are the months when our roofs matter the most, because we definitely need the protection during the rainy and cold weather. Unfortunately, major roofing issues will leave us and our families vulnerable and uncomfortable.

Krystal, our Beavercreek client, did not want to get put in such a situation. The roof of her home was already old and needed a lot of help, so she knew exactly who to call—Boss Exteriors! Our roof came in to do the job of roof replacement. Installing roofs during the rainy season can be a challenge, because the weather might not cooperate. That’s why it’s always important to let professionals handle the job, because you wouldn’t want any more problems with your roof!

Our team has the equipment and skills to effectively reroof homes whether it is dry season or wet season. We planned things so that the roof replacement would be done on a day that would not compromise their safety. Then, we tore off the old roof to make way for new shingles: Owens Corning Duration Shingles! These high-performance roofing shingles are built with SureNail® Technology to ensure their durability.

Krystal can now enjoy her new roof, as well as a 30-year warranty in case something happens! Our team always makes sure our clients are happy and satisfied, even after the project.

Do you also need to upgrade your home’s roof for the rainy weather? We will do the job for you to transform your home. Call us now at 503-732-7663 and we will provide the best roofing services you deserve.

From Rotting to Sturdy: Siding Installation for a Gresham Homeowner

Your home’s siding is extremely important. It shields your home from harsh elements like wind, snow, and rain. Siding also protects the inside of your house from water, insects, debris and dirt, all of which can cause some damage to your house. Don’t forget how it can keep your home warm and comfortable during the winter! Plus, aesthetic siding makes your house look great.

Failing or damaged siding will make your house look ugly, and let all of the nasty stuff we mentioned earlier into your home. Mold can grow, moisture can cause water damage, and more. In the long run, all of this can lead to even bigger problems. Good siding should properly protect and preserve the inside of your home, so you don’t need to waste money on expensive repairs you could have prevented.

So what happens when the siding of your house starts to fail? Let’s find out!

Siding Installation in Gresham, Oregon

Jon from Gresham, Oregon had a problem. His once beautiful T-1-11 siding had a good run, but now it was already rotting. This rot can actually destroy your home by spreading to the other building materials in your home. Plus, it will expose his home’s interior to hot and cold temperatures, rot, decay and pests.

Fortunately, our team at Boss Exteriors had his back. Upgrading the siding of his home will not only upgrade his home’s appearance, but also boost the curb value. First, we removed all the damaged old siding then we installed new Hardie cement lap siding as well as new windows and new trim. His new siding is sleek and strong, both beautifying and protecting his home.

The entire job took around 3 and a half weeks. In fact, it would have been finished earlier, except that there was a bit of the delay in receiving the special custom size windows their project required.

Do you also need to upgrade your home’s siding? We will do the job for you to transform your home. Call us now at 503-732-7663 and we will provide the best siding services you deserve.

Roofing Magic: Transforming Roofs in Salem

The roof of your home plays a significant role in its exterior. It serves as protection from the weather, whether (pun intentional) it be the scorching sun or the howling wind. It can also prevent burglaries as it keeps any thieves out. In addition, it serves as insulation that can keep you warm during the colder months and cool during hot summers. All in all, you wouldn’t be so safe, comfortable and healthy if your home didn’t have a good roof.

Unfortunately, roofs are not foolproof. Things like trees, moisture, improper installation and drainage can cause a lot of damage to your precious roof. Thankfully, these issues can be resolved by contacting your professional roofing contractor. In this week’s featured project, we were able to address our client’s problems before their faulty roof could deal some damage to their home. Here’s how we did it.

Replacing a Worn Out Roof in Salem, Oregon

The roof on this home in Salem, Oregon was showing noticeable signs of wear and tear. There were dark spots and missing granules on the shingles, which means the shingles were weakened and needed replacing. The overall worn and unsightly appearance of our client’s roof confirmed this—they would need a new roof because if this was ignored, the shingles would get more damaged and allow water to leak into their home.

After identifying the roof damage, we started with the roof replacement. A roof replacement is a big investment. But it is definitely one that is worthwhile considering the possible damage they would have to deal with.

The first thing we did was a complete tear-off of the previous roofing, which removed all of the existing shingles. Next, we replaced five sheets of plywood that had rotted underneath the shingles. Our team then installed new synthetic underlayment ridge vents, which will improve the airflow through their attic and increase comfort. We also installed a new drip edge and rake edge, which will direct water away from the fascia and protect the roof. Lastly, we installed quality shingles, giving their home an aesthetically pleasing look!

 

 

 

Replacing their roof has prevented bigger problems that would have happened had they waited months or even years. They were able to save their house, as well as some cash on more expensive repairs! The smiling faces on our clients show how happy they are now that they can relax in a safe and stable home.

Do you also want a brand new roof? Big or small, we will take care of it. Call us now at 503-732-7663 and we will provide the best roof services you deserve.

Repairing a Roof Damaged by Trees in Beaverton

Trees can add beauty to any property. Aside from the aesthetic benefits they provide, they can also protect your home from the sun and the rain. But did you know that trees can also damage your home?

Roof damage caused by trees is more common than you’d expect. A tree can block sunlight from the roof, allowing moss to breed on the shingles. This moss growth will then cause the shingles to loosen and break, reducing your roof’s lifespan. The leaves falling from trees can also cause damage, even though they’re very small. Any debris that ends up on your roofing can absorb moisture and clog up your gutters, resulting in the growth of algae, moss and mold. All of these will take away the beauty of your roof and shorten its lifespan even more.

Let’s find out what kind of damage a tree did to this week’s featured roof, and how our team took care of it.

Roof Damage Caused by Fallen Tree in Beaverton

A tree had fallen on this Beaverton homeowner’s roof during a windstorm. You’ve probably seen crazy television footage of storms toppling down trees on top of homes, causing roofs to cave in. The effects are usually a lot less dramatic, but it can still be expensive. For this homeowner, it had damaged the shingles of their roof and created leaks in several areas.

Falling trees can harm your property and your loved ones. They are a threat that should be taken care of right away. But despite the fallen tree being out of the way, the homeowner’s family and property were still in danger because of the compromised roof. To minimize the impact of the falling tree and address our client’s concerns, we worked on repairing the damaged area.

Patching Up A Beaverton Client’s Roof

Since only a section of the roof was damaged, we didn’t need to replace the whole thing. Instead, we only had to rip off the old shingles, underlayment and existing sheeting all the way down to the rafters in the area which was damaged by the tree.

We then replaced all the old materials with new ones. Our team made sure to match the new shingles with the existing color and shade of the roof as much as possible so our client’s roof would still look great.

And now the area of the roof that had sustained damage is all patched up! Our client’s roof is in good health, and they have the peace of mind knowing they are safe and protected in their home.

Do you also want a brand new roof? Big or small, we will take care of it. Call us now at 503-732-7663 and we will provide the best roof services you deserve.

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