Pipe Flashing

In this episode, Jerry helps clarify that “roofer jargon” your contractor may be speaking. Sometimes it feels like a company is trying to confuse you with all their terminology and acronyms. But at Roof Life, we feel like the more you understand the lingo, the more you’ll understand the value of what we do. As… Read more »

In this episode, we talk with Daniel about the pitfalls homeowners can encounter if they choose a roofing contractor who cuts corners and mixes and matches the components on their roof. It could mean big problems, ranging from roof leaks to earlier than necessary roof replacement.14 Podcast Transcription: RoofLifeB031-211 Shayla: Thank you for joining us today… Read more »

Roof jargon can be overwhelming, and honestly, a lot of roofers will use to confuse you. Roof Life of Oregon is here to do the opposite of that. We want to make things completely transparent so that you can make an informed decision for your roof.  So let’s clarify some roof jargon! What is a... Read more »

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Fasteners? Comp? Architectural Shingle? Flashing? Jerry helps you understand some basic roof lingo, for those of you who don’t parle the roofer speak. Let us help you get to know your roof.  

In this episode, Daniel talks components; which ones matter (*hint: it’s all of them), why they matter, and why some contractors choose not to match them or tell homeowners that matching doesn’t matter. Podcast Transcription: RoofLifeB024-181 Shayla: You are listening to the Roof Life of Oregon podcast and I’m talking today with Daniel. Daniel, why… Read more »

Some homeowners think if they just keep adding vents, it’s going to keep the roof cooler and healthier. But if you start mixing different styles of ventilation, it can actually short circuit the system and work against you. Case and point: I was recently working with a client who needs a new roof. He just… Read more »

In the Pacific Northwest, we get a huge variety of critters. You know the car insurance commercial with the raccoon that gets inside the attic and he’s eating the fluffy stuff? We’ve seen it. Let’s start from the bottom. Starlings. Starlings are an invasive species to our area and can go through almost anything. Under... Read more »

Squirrel damage to a lead pipe

From a recent email, dated March 1st, 2017: Good Morning Roof Life Roofies,   In my travels around the beautiful town of Lake Oswego searching for clients to serve; I had the opportunity to clear a pesky downspout that was blocked with material from a recent re-roof installation. While I was enjoying my time in this… Read more »

This episode is part two of a three-part series: “Re-Roofing With Daniel” in which he addresses some of the most common questions encountered when it comes to replacing your roof. RoofLifeB016-132 Podcast Transcription: Shayla: Welcome to the Roof Life of Oregon podcast. I’m talking today with Daniel who is a roof specialist at Roof Life. And,… Read more »

We had a client a couple years ago that had a bad skylight, skylight seal, flashing and vent. We diagnosed the issues and told him what we needed to do to fix it all. The cost was under a thousand dollars, but the client decided to do it himself instead. Fast-forward two years. His roof... Read more »
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Sunken roof from wet-rot