ROOFING CONTRACTORS | OREGON CITY, OR
Expert Roofing Services in Oregon City, OR
Pacific West Roofing has been providing residential and commercial roofing services to Oregon City and surrounding areas since 1980. We love the iconic elevator that sits in the center of Oregon City giving a bird’s eye view of the bustling town and beautiful river, while providing unique access to the historic homes and businesses on the hill. Through the years, we’ve been privileged to work as roofing contractors for many of those older buildings ensuring their roof’s longevity. Through our in-depth inspections, regular maintenance, and repairs and replacements, we can bring that same care to the roof of your home or business.
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We’re often asked how to know when it’s time to repair or replace a roof. There are sure signs your roof has sprung a leak and our rainy Oregon weather provides lots of opportunities to spot them. Inside your building or home, look for brown discoloration on all ceilings, even in your closets, water spots on exterior walls, drips around skylights, mold and mildew around heating and air vents, or unexplained puddles or drips from the ceiling. Taking a closer look at the inside roof structure, check for cracked or rotting rafters and trusses.
Outside of your building or home, look for missing, lifted, or damaged shingles, tilting or leaning walls, or obvious signs of rodents, insects, or birds having taken up residence inside the attic or under your roof. Birds especially like to block vents. Outside damage is often difficult to see from the ground which is why scheduling an annual roof inspection is encouraged. Our Oregon City roofing contractors know what to look for and where to look to find those sometimes hidden damages.
If your roof is showing signs of damage or decay or you’ve spotted signs of leaks, it may be time to make that big decision: to repair or replace your roof. As experienced roofing contractors, we know this is an age-old question because roof replacements are expensive, but roof repairs can sometimes only last a short time. Pacific West Roofing inspectors can do a full roof evaluation and present options so you can make an informed decision to keep a solid roof over your head for years to come.
Some considerations in deciding to repair or replace your roof include:
- The age of the roof-how close is your roof to reaching the end of its predicted lifespan which is typically 18-24 years.
- The condition of the roof-take an honest look at what shape your roof is in. Is it deteriorating throughout, or is it in good shape except for one area. A professional roofing contractor can assess the condition and help you make the right call.
- How much area of the roof is affected-if damage impacts more than 30% of your roof, a replacement makes sense. If the problem is centralized, like a leak in a bedroom caused by a single hole, repairs will be the best and most cost-effective solution. Just ensure the damages are fully investigated to ensure the problem is truly just a small area.
- Do you have an insurance claim-if the damage to your roof is from a downed tree or a burst pipe that gives you a legitimate insurance claim, and the insurance company is willing to pay for it, then it might make sense to use that insurance money to replace the entire roof.
If your roof has moved beyond just needing repairs, there are some considerations before replacing it with a new roof. You might be tempted to layer new shingles over old to save money and time. We’re here to recommend you always start with a fresh base. The most commonly used asphalt shingles are meant to be installed on flat even surfaces, and, in fact, most roof warranties require a shingle-free surface. Keeping old shingles in place will make it hard for roof contractors in Oregon City to examine the roof’s condition, meaning rotting or damaged wood may go unnoticed. Roofs are made to withstand a certain amount of weight and adding a second layer of shingles may be more than the roof was meant to handle. Re-roofing may sound like it would save you money, but the added cost down the road when the roof’s foundation fails makes cost-saving decidedly less. A second layer has about half the lifespan of removing shingles and starting fresh. Not to mention, a second layer might not pass a home inspection meaning a house sale will take a hit.
A roof replacement may seem expensive, but today’s popular composition asphalt shingles are long-lasting, meaning it’s likely this job will only need to be done once during the time you are in your house. This is probably why asphalt composition shingles are found in 80% of homes in the U.S. making them the most common residential roofing material for both new roof construction and roof replacements.
Composition shingles are made from a combination of products that can include laminate, recycled materials, and synthetic polymers. This mix of materials is put into molds of slate tiles so they take on the appearance of real slate tile giving your home that added curb appeal. Composition shingles do cost three to four times more than asphalt shingles but they offer a longer life span, 10-20 years longer, due to their durability. While both asphalt and composite shingles are water-resistant, which is essential in Oregon, composite shingles are often coated with a UV protectant so they resist fading and cracking caused by UV rays. Plus composite shingles can withstand much higher wind gusts than asphalt shingles.
Of course, while materials matter, the lifespan of a roof is tied to how well the roof shingles are installed and maintained which is where Pacific West Roofing contractors come in. Our goal is to ensure the roof installation or roof repair is done properly and then we encourage you to set up a regular roof inspection and maintenance to catch any problems, well before they become costly headaches.
Residential Roofing Contractors in Oregon City
If the roof of your home needs some TLC, turn to Pacific West Roofing. We’re experienced 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, Oregon City 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 Oregon City
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.
Whether you need a roof inspection, roof repair, or roof replacement, for your residential or commercial roof, Pacific West Roofing should be your company of choice. We’re always happy to visit Oregon City, whether we’re hitting up the food cart pod, or helping our customers with all their roofing needs.