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Why quality and customer service matter

Karin takes her leadership role on her HOA’s maintenance committee seriously, especially after the first re-roofing project in 1990 resulted in leaky roofs, and ultimately litigation and a sizable settlement. “Once you get burned, you learn quickly and take extreme precaution to avoid the same predicament again,” says Karin, Prudential Real Estate Broker and homeowner […]

Buyer Beware

Sometimes… some things… are too good to be true. And sometimes, intentions are good, but actions can have a negative impact with a domino effect. The roofing industry is facing one of these situations today. In early 2011 a national roofing and ventilation manufacturer rolled out an enticing offer, “every GAF laminated shingle, including all Timberline® […]

Solar Tubes – what are they anyway?

Solar tubes, also known as tubular skylights, sun tunnels and sun or light tubes, are a hot product in solar lighting. They capture sunlight on the roof of your home, office, or other building through a small dome and reflect the light down a tube which runs through the attic. They can direct the light […]

Flashing 101

There are a lot of important details for ensuring your roof’s longevity. For example, there are areas of a roof that do not provide enough protection when it comes to hardware and aesthetics like chimneys, pipes, skylights and vents. Enter — flashing; it’s used to ensure these areas are sealed properly and to help prevent […]

Mold – the pesky little fungi

Mold in the Attic! The Pesky Little Fungi When was the last time you climbed into your attic? Cool summer mornings are perfect time for a check-up, especially if it’s been a few years. However, since mold problems are so common here in the Pacific Northwest, anytime is a good time to check out how […]

Got Roof Moss? We Can Help!

How long has it been since you thought about roof maintenance? If it’s been a long time, do you ever wonder what moss might be doing up there? If you’re a homeowner and none of this registers, it’s time for you to consider an inspection to assess the moss accumulation on your roof. Every roof must […]

Attic Ventilation: Critical to a healthy home

Houses built back in the day, could breathe both through the window frames, light fixtures, switch plates and not-so-tight siding with building paper that was very porous. Today is a totally different story. The building “wrap” installed under siding today is very tight and permeability is almost non-existent. Moisture that used to exit through the […]

Portland Roof Maintenance

All roofs need regular maintenance to increase roof life, prevent leaks, damage & costly repairs. When it comes to maintaining your roof the old saying “an ounce of prevention, is worth a pound of cure” will save you a lot of money & headaches in the long run. Whether it’s your home or your business […]

Commercial Roof Repair Portland, OR

Commercial roof problems can cost your business money if your problem roofing issues begin to interrupt your day-to-day operations. If they are already that much of a problem, it is vital that you have an experienced and trustworthy roofing contractor on your side. Pacific West Roofing has spent three decades satisfying customers with commercial roof […]
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