The Business Benefits of Green Roofing Systems

As a way to conserve energy and slow climate change, many flat roofs are now becoming green roofs. Traditional black roofing materials absorb a tremendous amount of heat, especially when we get a lot of sunshine. This increases the need for air conditioning, which creates one of the most harmful emissions polluting the air today. […]

How To Pinpoint A Skylight Leak

When you stumble upon a puddle of water below your skylight, it is critical that you find the true cause. Moisture of any kind is a serious problem for the structure of your home– especially your roof. Below, we’ll help you investigate the problem so you can take the necessary steps to prevent more extensive […]

Why Do I Need Roofing Felt?

There is a lot of confusion with home and building owners alike when it comes to the felt layer of a sloped roof. Also known as tar paper or a felt underlayment, this material offers some benefits for roof protection. But once the roof is complete, felt fails to make your home more waterproof.  This is especially important for […]

Do You Need A Commercial Roof Consultant?

Commercial building owners don’t always have experience dealing with roofing projects. They don’t always have established relationships with quality contractors, either. In cases like these, it could be advantageous for a building owner to seek advice from a third party expert. A roof consultant can determine, without bias, the best roofing system and scope of […]

The Keys To Proper Bathroom Exhaust

Bathrooms equal moisture, and the more people living in your home the more moisture there will be– especially if you have teenagers. Every bathroom needs a fan to exhaust the hot, moist (and sometimes odorous) air from inside your home to the outdoors. This will prevent moisture and mold from damaging your bathroom structure. Even […]

How Often Should I Have My Roof Inspected?

You keep on top of preventative maintenance for your health, your car, and even your kids’ homework—but what about keeping that literal roof over your head in top shape? Sure, Spring cleaning has you sweeping behind the fridge and winter prep might have you checking to see if the water pipes are in good shape, […]

The Secret To An Enduring Cedar Shake Roof

One of the great things about the Pacific Northwest is the beauty in the environment– and in the architecture. Our culture embraces the natural aesthetic so strongly in this region, that many Portland area residents have incorporated it into the design of their homes. That often includes a cedar shake roof. Cedar roofs are not […]

Consider A Coating To Extend The Life Of Your Roof

Roofs can be expensive to maintain and even more expensive to replace. If you’re considering a roof replacement for your home or business, a roof coating might be a smart alternative to look into. Coatings applied to a roof in relatively good condition can extend the roof’s service life for many years, and delay the […]

6 Common Winter Roofing Issues

Winter weather is especially hard on your roof. The snow and ice and the freezing and thawing can create several problems that may lead to costly roofing repairs if not adequately addressed. Here are six common problems your roof may face over the winter season. Problem #1 – Condensation When warm air meets a cold […]
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