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5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Cedar Shake Roof

Cedar shake roofs are not only one of the most beautiful kinds of roofs, but they are also the most durable. If you use the right material, meaning 100% vertical-grain …

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Podcast: Why Should You Care if Your Roof Expands & Contracts?

In this episode we talk to Daniel about what happens to your roof during the winter and how to make sure it keeps you and your family safe and dry. …

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What is a Shake Alternative Roof?

In Portland, many of our new developments include homes with predominantly shake roofs. These homes are 20-25 years old, and are starting to need new roofs. Lately, I’ve been asked …

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Podcast: Are the Alternatives to Cedar Shake Worth the Risk?

In this episode, we talk to Jerry about alternatives to cedar shakes/shingles. Cedar is the most popular roofing material in the Pacific Northwest, but with current prices where they are, …

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Podcast: How To Get the “Greenest” Roof In Portland

In this episode, we learn about the “greenest” roof that can be found in Portland, as well as the most truly green roof; cost and material effective with a low …

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What is the “Greenest” roof in Portland?

The greenest green roof would be an unmaintained roof under maple trees. Ha! But if we’re talking about the lowest carbon footprint and least damaging to our environment, the answer …

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Watch: The Greenest Roof In Portland

  That depends on if you’re referring to the color of the moss on a particular roof or whether the roof has low carbon-footprint… Patrick has an answer for both! …

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Warning Against Shiplap with Architectural Shingle

Recently, I had to stand in a client’s kitchen and tell him that his seven-year-old roof needed to replaced. The culprit? An architectural shingle on top of a shiplap deck. …

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Podcast: Switching From Cedar Shakes to Asphalt Shingles? Consider Your Options.

In This episode, Jerry dispels the myth that asphalt (composite) shingle roofs are less maintenance than cedar shake roofs. Listen to find out why. Podcast Transcription: RoofLifeB028-199  Shayla: You are …

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