Cedar Shakes

You pretty much have to change the entire structure of a roof to tear off a tile roof, and replace it with composition. Beware of the contractor that bids the job at half of the other companies – this is not an easy transition. You need to do some research and gather bids so you have… Read more »

In this episode, Daniel dispels the myth about the existence of a moss-free shingle. Podcast Transcription- RoofLifeB015-127: Shayla: Thank you for joining us today for the Roof Life of Oregon Podcast. I’m talking today with Daniel who is a roof consultant at Roof Life. And, Daniel, in Portland I’m sure you get this question a… Read more »

In this episode, Patrick discusses who’s really in charge at Roof Life, and when it’s to consider roof repair vs replacement of your shake roof, among other things. Podcast Transcription- RoofLifeB015-126:  Shayla: Thank you for joining us today for the Roof Life of Oregon Podcast. I’m talking to Patrick Morin who is the man in… Read more »

In the Pacific Northwest, we can’t hide from moss. It would grow on us, if we stood still long enough. Unfortunately, there is no such thing a moss free shingle.  There is such a thing as an AR shingle, which stands for “algae resistant”. I think some homeowners confuse it for “moss free,” which it... Read more »
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No Shingle Is Moss-Free

How do you know when you have too many repairs on a shake roof? How to know when it’s time to choose between roof repair vs replacement? It’s actually pretty simple. When we walk your shake roof, we’re counting. A square of roofing is 10×10 feet and inside that square are 200 shakes.  If over ten percent, or… Read more »