Roofing Magic: Transforming Roofs in Salem

By Gabriel Callaway

January 11, 2021

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.

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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