Roofing Scams: 4 Schemes to Watch Out For

We learn early on in life that not everybody plays by the rules, and when we grow up and become property owners, sometimes we learn those lessons again. Unfortunately, there are contractors out there who choose to get ahead by cutting corners and deceiving customers. In the worst cases, you may not even know you’ve […]

Eco-Friendly Roofing Ideas

Eco-friendliness and energy efficiency have been important trends in the construction of office buildings and other urban developments, but finally, the average homeowner is also beginning to incorporate green building elements into the design and construction of their homes. If you’re looking eco-friendly roofing ideas, here are 10 great options. 1. Living/Vegetated Roofs One of […]

How Are Your Pipe Flashings?

When it comes to owning a home, a good maintenance plan is always a worthy investment. In fact, you can avoid some expensive water damage issues by having your roof inspected every 3-5 years. Here in the Northwest, your roof will get hit with more than three feet of rain every year. Combine that with […]

Buying an Old House? Roofing Issues to Watch For

One of the things people love about house hunting in Portland are the charming older homes. In some of our historical neighborhoods you can find homes that were built more than a century ago. It’s true— they just don’t build ‘em like they used to. But, while these older homes were built with more strength […]

8 Symptoms of Bad Gutters

Pacific Northwest winters don’t usually consist of heavy snow, but instead, heavy rain. This means that the gutters of your home are on active duty for days and months at a time. Many inches of rain and occasional ice storms can be hard on your gutters, especially if they are old or need repair. Gutters […]

Different Types of Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles have become far and away the most popular roofing material because they’re relatively inexpensive, durable, and easy to install. In fact, more than 15 billion square feet of asphalt roofing shingles are made and installed every year. Asphalt shingles are: extremely low-maintenance easy to repair economical stylistically diverse easy to recycle highly fire […]

Portland Housing Forecast 2015

In comparison to the home building trends that followed the housing collapse, you could certainly say that Portland is in the midst of a building bonanza. However, despite the welcomed uptick in construction, we still aren’t keeping up with a staggering growth in local population. This means that our current competitive market is likely going […]

How to Become a Roofer

If you’re looking for a new job, becoming a roofer can be a great career with steady work. We are trained to work on a variety of building types, including residential and commercial buildings. Wondering what exactly a roofer does and how you can become one?  The following information covers what it takes to become […]

New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Roof

As 2014 comes to a close you may find yourself contemplating a few goals for the upcoming year. If you find any of the following three resolutions on this year’s list of personal projects, it may be time you called Pacific West Roofing to get a head start on accomplishing the objectives you have in […]

Roofing Tips for a Leak-Free Winter

The weather outside is frightful—so don’t let it get inside. Leaks might seem like a minor inconvenience during the summer months, but come winter they can wreak havoc on your family and property. Even small leaks can lead to damage that’s eventually irreparable and can cause black mold, damage more than just the roof, and […]
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