Servicing Portland Homeowners with Durable and Cost-Effective Roofing

By Gabriel Callaway

August 23, 2021

At some point in your roof’s lifetime, it might need re-sheeting. This is when we remove the existing material of your roof and proceed to re-sheet it with plywood. The process is usually done if the roof deck of your home was made using shiplap, a roofing material that was popular decades ago. By this time, the shiplap is probably in dire need of getting replaced. Old wood dries out and brittles up. The underlayer applied over the shiplap has most likely been damaged by time as well. These two factors, as well as many others, create holes, cracks, gaps, and voids that provide the opportunity for rain and wind to damage your roof and the inside of your home.

A Portland homeowner called us for help. There old roof badly needed re-sheeting. Plus, their home’s skylight and their shed’s flashing was worse for wear! Here’s how our team handled it.

Roof Tile Installation

Before removing the existing roof tiles, we first reinforced the weakened roof frame to avoid it collapsing. After that, we put the underlayment at one side of the roof, perpendicular to the lower edge (the eave) of the roof to promote better insulation. 

Next, we started installing the tiles from one side first while following along the side of the roof. In the tight spots of the roof, we had to cut some squares for them to fit in perfectly. After which, we installed the ridge tiles as the final step. 

Lastly, we replace the old tongue and groove with fresh new ones that will give a more reinforced and smooth look.

Overall, the job was straightforward too, especially with the amazing accommodation of the owner. He was very cooperative with what we suggested, and it always makes us glad to work with customers who value house maintenance as much as Boss Exteriors!

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.

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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