Roof Repair in Portland, Oregon
Keeping your roof well maintained
The best way to extend the life of your roof and keep your home dry.
Most modern roofs, properly applied, and properly maintained, will last at least the rated life of the roof. For composite roofs, that is generally 20, 30, or 50 years. Just like your car needs the occasional part replacement and oil change, your roof may need minor repairs and maintenance to keep it functioning at its best. Even small things can cause water intrusion if left unattended.
We see a lot of minor issues as we clean roofs and gutters:
- Pipe jack gaskets get old and cracked, allowing water inside.
- Static (pot) vents, both plastic and metal, get old and brittle, and the metal bases can rust over time, letting water in.
- We see a lot of exposed fasteners (nails or staples) that start rusting. As these rust out, water drips in the holes, causing water damage, including mold growth.
- Very often we see roof to wall flashing that has been nailed down, but the nail heads were not sealed, and are now rusting.
- Wear points on roofs tend to be on hip and ridge surfaces, which can lead to checking (wear) or cracking, and eventual water intrusion.
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Roof Inspections & Roof Certifications
Identifying and Preventing problems on your roof.
We can do a roof inspection for you to identify any areas that need repair, and provide an estimate for any recommended roofing repairs. A little prevention with routine maintenance in these areas can save many thousands of dollars in remediation later on. This assumes, of course, that the roof is kept free of moss, and treated on a regular basis to prevent moss, so moss doesn’t cut short the useful life of your roof.
Other things damage roofs: tree branches can scrape the roof, damaging shingles. Branches and trees can fall on roofs, puncturing the entire roof. Wind can cause damage, either directly or indirectly.
Except for the major trauma of trees and branches or windstorm, you don’t usually see the minor repair items until it is far too late, which is why we recommend periodic roof inspections.
We can provide a roof certification, required by many lenders, to help in financing or refinancing a home. A roof certification is a professional opinion on the expected remaining life of the roof.