Have you ever wondered how many years has your roof served its purpose? Like all things, roofs can also experience wear and tear through time, and sometimes, this wear and tear can cause problems for homeowners especially with the harsher weather at this time of year.
Here are some signs that your roof may not be in tip-top shape:
- You notice leaking during or after a particularly rainy day. Your roof is probably suffering from holes and other damage that allows water to flow into your home.
- Your roof has rotted sections. These need to be replaced because they may lead to worse structural damage.
- There are mold and mildew growing on your roof. Water leaks and rotting roof materials are breeding grounds for bacteria which can cause respiratory and skin issues for the family.
It’s important to check your roof to see if there are any signs of damage. Whether your house needs a simple roof repair or the damage is so bad that you need a roof replacement, delaying either can lead to a number of problems. Check out how this week’s featured client avoided any further issues with an effective roof replacement from our team.
Out with the Old, In with the New Roof in Portland, Oregon
Our client called us over to take a look at his home’s roof. He had just moved into the house and he didn’t expect that the roof would be very old and badly damaged. It was apparent that he needed to get the roof replaced before the weather had set in.
After a thorough inspection, we were able to determine the best type of roof for our client’s situation. Although there are many types of roofing materials available, you need to keep what kind of weather the roof will be dealing with in mind. For this home, we went with a 50-year roof as it doesn’t just last longer, but it can also withstand the harsh weather better. ‘Weather’ or not it’s hot or cold, the 50-year roof can take what nature has to give it.
The first step involved removing all layers of the roof’s old asphalt shingles. We then installed new flashing on all eaves as well as rake edges. The eave flashing’s job is protecting the facade from different weather conditions, while the rake edges are responsible for keeping the flow of water away from down the side of your home, directing it off the roof and down to the ground below instead.
Our team then removed the old chimney and installed the ridge vents, the most cost-effective roof vents available that allow warm, humid air to escape a building’s attic. Last but not the least, we installed the 50-year roof using Owens Corning Black. The entire project only took us 2 whole days from start to finish.
Not only did we get rid of the old worn-out roof, but we were also able to replace it with a brand new, durable roof with a sleek design. Now our client’s home is ready for the upcoming bad weather while being the envy of the neighborhood!
A roof is the crowning glory of your home, call us at 503-732-7663 for any repairs or replacements needed!