Repairing a Leaky, Rotting Roof in Portland OR

By Gabriel Callaway

July 16, 2020

A roof is a home’s crowning glory. Not only does it make a house look better, but it also provides shelter and safety for its residents. If you’re going to rely on a roof to protect you from all types of weather and natural disasters, you need a sturdy and long-lasting roof that can withstand all kinds of outside forces.

Damaged roofs are unavoidable, especially when your current roof has taken a lot of previous damage from all kinds of weather. This is why maintaining your roof’s condition is important—it would do you well to check out and inspect your roof every now and then to see if any repairs need to be done.

Damage brought about by cold and wet weather can also cause your roof to deteriorate. And because natural causes of roof damage are nearly unpreventable, you will really need to step up and ensure your roof is well equipped to face the battles to come.

Even damages that can be prevented due to lack of maintenance and improper installation can also bring about problems. But don’t worry, we have great news! Whether it’s caused by the wrath of Mother Nature or being unable to maintain your roof due to a busy schedule, we are here to help.

A Leaky, Rotting Roof in Portland OR

A client we recently helped had a roof that was badly beaten by the weather and the passage of time. Their kid’s bedtime was often interrupted due to water leaking into their second-floor bedroom. Leaks like this don’t just affect your bedtime—don’t forget the possible severe health and disaster risks! A wet, leaky roof invites a lot of mold and mildew which can compromise our lungs and immune system. And should the leaks reach the floor, it may cause someone to slip, fall, and injure themselves. The leak from the roof can endanger the homeowners as well as ruin wooden furniture and walls.

In situations like this, you will need roofing experts. And we happen to be a group of highly-skilled, fully licensed, and insured tradesmen located in the Portland Metro! They called us up for help, and we were down for the job.

This project was a challenge but it was nothing new to us: missing and deteriorating shingles, a leaky and rotting roof. We’ve seen similar cases before, so we knew what to do by the time we finished our inspection.

The customer called us about a water leak issue. When we arrived at their house, we discovered that their old roof had aged terribly due to weathering. Most parts of the roof had already rotted and a lot of shingles were nowhere to be found, leaving holes and cracks that enabled rainwater to leak into their child’s upstairs bedroom.

1-Day Roof Repair and Installation in the Portland Metro

Their roof was no longer safe to use and would continue to compromise the inside of their home and their health if left unattended. We know how important safety and comfort is for our customer so we did not waste a single minute. Our team immediately tore everything down to the plywood to ensure that the rotted materials will no longer be causing any further damage. And because we value our customers, we removed their chimney free of charge as a courtesy. This is how we handle things here at Boss Exteriors!

We replaced the old material with 6 new sheets of plywood. These were sturdier and better than their old plywood and will hold longer than what they previously had. Our team also installed a brand new, state-of-the-art ice and water shield to help with the cold and wet weather. While the weather change may be inevitable, we have the right tools to help protect the roofs of our customers.

We also used a new synthetic felt for the padding of the interior of the roof to ensure great ventilation and temperature. To top it all off, we installed a 50-year-roof that will be more durable than ever, using Owens Corning duration material in Sierra grey.

It only took us 1 day to repair and finish everything from the damages to further reinforcements. Yes, you read that right. Just a single day! Even if this project only took a day for us to accomplish, we guarantee the quality and satisfaction to all our valued customers.

As soon as the roof was installed, our customers were very happy with the output. They were very thankful that they could immediately enjoy the benefits of their new, sturdier roof.

If you think your roof may have a potential problem, it won’t hurt to ask. Have your roof inspected today to secure your comfort and safety. ​Please don’t hesitate to give us a call today for a free estimate! If you want to get started with your project, you can call us at 503 732 7663 today.

Gabriel Callaway

About the author

Before Boss Exteriors, Gabe had his first company Callaway Construction Company for about 8 years. He started out of necessity to provide for himself and his family. Being self-taught, he was running everything solo for a couple of years in the beginning, and was doing all sorts of services. From flipping homes and doing all kinds of interior remodelling and contractor work, he recently shifted gears completely and niched down mostly to roofing, which is what Boss Exteriors is now. Channeling all his experience in being a general contractor for almost 10 years, he's now funnelling his expertise into the mastery of roofing to give customers an even better service and experience.

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