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Roofing is complicated, but we hope you find value in the various topics and posts we’ve procured over the years from our exceptional service to the Greater Portland Metro. If you have any additional questions, please Contact Us.

When To Replace Your Cedar Roof in Portland

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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Watch: Pros & Cons of Composite Shake Shingles

Portland’s favorite roof is a cedar shake, but people are looking for alternatives to costly wood. Jerry explains the pros and cons of synthetic shake roofs. Benefits of Composite Shake …

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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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Say What?! Roof Jargon Explained.

Roof jargon can be overwhelming, and honestly, a lot of roofers will use it to confuse you. Roof Life of Oregon is here to do the opposite of that. We …

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Podcast: Every Layer Matters- Why Putting New Materials Over Old Materials Is a Bad Idea

In this episode, Daniel talks about some of the crazy re-roof problems he’s encountered when it comes to premature loss. Usually it has to do with mixing incompatible or old …

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Warning Against Using Architectural Shingles on Shiplap Roofs

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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