ROOFING CONTRACTORS | HAPPY VALLEY, OR
Expert Roofing Services in Happy Valley, OR
Pacific West Roofing has been providing residential and commercial roofing services to Happy Valley and surrounding areas since 1980. You can’t beat the beauty around Happy Valley, and when we’re in town working, we’re always up to take a detour to stroll the boardwalks and explore the great outdoors at Happy Valley Park. Plus, there are plenty of great restaurants in town for us to pop into after we finish up a roofing job. Through the years, we’ve provided many residential and commercial roofing services to property owners in Happy Valley and we’d love to add you to the list.
Our first introduction to your property will be a complete inspection of your roof. Whether you’ve seen signs of leaks or damage or not, taking a close-up look is critical to understanding your roofing needs. Our experienced crew carefully examines the shingles, caulking, flashing, and overall structure to ensure there are no holes, cracks, or wear.
Ideally, we’ll combine an inspection with some standard roof maintenance like clearing debris, removing moss, cleaning skylights and gutters, and sealing all roof penetrations. These simple steps can go a long way to ensure the longevity of your roof and the safety of your home or business.
If along the way we find a roof leak, missing or damaged shingles, or any other roof problem, we’ll let you know and together we can decide what repairs are needed or if a new roof might be necessary. We understand the need to replace a roof is something no one wants to hear, so we always look for and offer cost-effective repair alternatives to replacement if we can.
Best Roofing Materials for the Pacific Northwest
If together we decide a new roof is the best solution, there are many options to choose from: flat, metal, cedar shake, and, of course, asphalt shingles. We’re often asked what type of roof holds up best to the sometimes harsh weather in the Pacific Northwest. What roof can best handle extreme rain and sun with some ice and snow mixed in?
While we work with many types of roofs, Pacific West Roofing is certified by Malarkey Roofing Products, a rubberized asphalt shingle made right here in Portland. We chose specifically to work with this company because we believe it makes the perfect shingle for our climate. Malarkey’s proprietary NEX® Polymer Modified (Rubberized) Asphalt technology chemically rubberizes the asphalt core of the shingle, effectively doubling the rain seals to provide extra protection from wind-blown rain. In fact, rubberized asphalt shingles offer 35% greater tear resistance and 65% greater granule adhesion than industry standards require. Plus they are eco-friendly, made from upcycled rubber and plastics, and coated with smog-reducing granules that actually help clean the air or emission pollutants. You can see why we’re fans.
Outside of shingles, roofing materials include cedar shake, metal, or PVC membrane. Each has pros and cons relating to longevity, cost, maintenance, and more.
- One of the fastest-growing segments of residential roofing is metal residential roofs. The main benefit is that they hold up extremely well to the elements and can last 35 or 45 years. Metal roofs are also available in a wide range of colors and profiles, can help you lower your energy costs, and are non-combustible with a Class A Fire Rating.
- Cedar shakes are more durable than traditional asphalt offering 5 to 10 more years of roof life but they tend to be 5 times more expensive than asphalt composite shingles and 3 times more expensive than standing seam metal. For a traditional Northwest look though, you can’t beat cedar shake.
- There are newer synthetic products available that mimic the look of slate, shake, and tile but are much lighter in weight, averaging just 4 lbs per square foot. Modern synthetic roofing products are also durable with longer lifespans than some traditional residential roofing products.
- PVC Membrane flat roofs are gaining popularity and can be a good solution even in our rainy climate. Advances in technology and the development of new roofing materials have expanded the options and extended the life span for residential and commercial flat roofs. There are six common types of flat roofs which you can further explore in our blog.
Pacific West Roofing contractors have worked with all these materials and we’re happy to share what we know so you can make an informed decision when choosing your new roof type.
Steps to Installing a New Roof
With a roof type chosen, your part of your new roof installation is done while ours is just starting. Our first job is to remove your old shingles. You may have heard it’s possible to lay new shingles over old but we wouldn’t recommend it. Shingles work best when placed on a clean, smooth surface. Plus, when we remove all the old shingles we can really take a good look at critical junctions and can identify any structural issues before they become big problems down the road.
The process of laying the new roof can now begin, but there’s more to a new roof installation than just nailing down shingles. First, the roofing contractors will address flashing that’s usually installed over roof joints to prevent water seepage. Common areas for flashing are vents and chimneys. If the flashing is old or damaged it will be replaced. Next, the metal drip edge is nailed flat to the lower part of the roof to provide added water resistance. With flashing and edging in place, the roofer will begin placing the underlayment along the edge of the roof over the drip edge.
Now it’s finally time to begin installing new shingles. Rows of shingles are staggered and nailed in place with the nails placed just under the tar strip on the shingle so no heads will be showing. Staggering the shingles and covering the nails helps prevent water from seeping in.
As you can imagine, all this work on a roof can leave behind some debris. Our crews are extra careful to clean away anything we’ve left behind so all you see is a beautiful new roof.
Complete Roofing Services
Pacific West Roofing is proud to offer a full line of roofing services in Happy Valley including:
- Composition Roof Replacement
- Metal Roof Replacement
- Flat Roof Replacement
- Shake Roof Replacement
- Roof Inspection
- Roof Repair
- Roof Maintenance and Gutter Cleaning
- Roof Ventilation Systems
Residential Roofing Contractors in Happy Valley
When it comes to caring for your roof, turn to Pacific West Roofing. We’re experienced roofing contractors familiar with proper residential roof installation, ventilation, and maintenance meaning we are well-equipped to help homeowners extend the life of their roofs and protect their investment. Your home is your greatest asset and your roof is the single most important feature that protects your home. So whether you are looking for a local, Happy Valley home roofing contractor to install a new roof, repair or replace your existing roof, or simply inspect your roof, you want to work with a qualified and experienced professional roofing contractor with a proven track record.
Commercial Roofing Contractors in Happy Valley
At Pacific West Roofing we have more than forty-two years of roofing experience working with businesses throughout the Portland, Oregon area. If it’s been a while since your commercial roof was inspected, or if you are seeing any problems, contact us today. We can inspect your commercial roof, make any of the necessary repairs, and advise you on a regular inspection and maintenance schedule to prolong the life of your roof and protect your assets.