Well-Care

“The sky is falling, the sky is falling!” Chicken Little is coming at you. Typically when your ceiling is peeling, you have water that is coming into your home. And usually, it’s from your roof. Leaks cause drips and staining on your ceiling. Sometimes you’ll see long streaks of staining and that can be a... Read more »

A poorly vented attic space with wet rot showing

I have clients all the time who say to me, “I can’t wait to get out of this cedar shake! I’m going to go to this composition style roof and it’s going to be awesome. No more maintenance!” Unfortunately, that’s not the case. There is not a single roof on the market that doesn’t require… Read more »

Short answer: it depends. Long answer: probably not. For most home inspections, a ladder inspection of a roof will suffice (meaning they looked at the roof from a ladder but didn’t actually get on the roof). Your roof is one of the most important elements of your home. Get a professional opinion. https://rooflife-oregon.com/portland-real-estate-roof-certification/

Your roof is a living, breathing animal (not literally- but it’s helpful to think of it like that). It expands and contracts and needs lots of air circulation. If an element of care is lacking, you’re going to have problems. Daniel explains a couple possibilities. https://rooflife-oregon.com/roof-maintenance/

First things first: look up. A lot of people forget they have a roof until it starts to leak. So grab a beverage during half time of the game, take a walk around your house, and look up at your roof. Just by looking up, you get a better idea of how to prepare your… Read more »