Does your roof need repair? Is it time to replace your roof altogether? If so, you’ve probably called a few contractors and received estimates based on your project. Often, roofing contractor estimates can look similar, causing confusion in your choice. Before you choose the contractor with the lowest bid, there are things you should consider.
Your roof is leaking, and now you’re wondering what to do. Whether the leak showed up as a little discoloration on the ceiling or you were awakened from a deep sleep by the sound of dripping water, now it’s time to figure out how to get it fixed and how to pay for the repair.
Is your roof missing a shingle? This is a common problem that can occur for any number of reasons. A missing shingle might cause your roof to leak, but not always. However, a missing shingle requires quick attention for the overall health of your roof. Even if a leak isn’t occurring currently, one missing shingle
Roof and gutter maintenance are an important part of owning a home. However, replacing your roof and gutters at the same time can be a large—and often begrudging—expense. There’s good news, though! Most gutters can be replaced without replacing your roof. There are, of course, a few exceptions: tile roofs and all metal roofs.
When faced with the perceived cost or inconvenience of replacing a roof, some homeowners may consider “re-covering,” or adding a new layer of shingles as an alternative. While re-covering may save some money, mess, and the hassle of removing old shingles, there are considerations that you must weigh. For instance, building codes in your area
The best type of roofing material depends on your needs and objectives, specifically whether you’re looking for beauty, longevity or affordability. What is best for you and your home? Once you determine this, you’ll be able to narrow the field for consideration. If Beauty Is What You Seek, Cedar Shake Is the Best Cedar shake
How often you replace your roof depends on the type of roof you currently have. This is because the quality of a roof varies by roof type. And anytime quality—or lack thereof—might be involved, there’s going to be a range. For instance, lower-quality roofs and roofs with exposure to severe weather need to be replaced
There are a few variables that can affect installation time, including whether the roof is damaged, whether you need structural repairs before the crew can install a new roof, if there are weather-related delays and which type of materials you chose. Of course the roof’s size and pitch (steepness) are commonly the two most relevant
Your roof’s life depends greatly on the type of material is installed, who installed it, and how well you have cared for your roof during it’s lifetime. In general terms, roofs last a certain amount of time based on the type of shingle used: composition shingle roofs can last 20-30 years, cedar roofs can last
If you live in the Portland, Oregon, area, you already know that the roof is your house’s first line of defense against the rain that makes Portland weather so special. You owe it to yourself and your home to take care of your roof. Keep it in the best shape possible and it will protect