Choosing a roof for a new home? Need to replace an existing one? Feeling overwhelmed? We can help. Whether you're considering metal, wood, or anything in between, our roofing professionals can help you choose the roof that's best for you, your home, and your budget. They'll answer questions, explain options, and coordinate your installation.
roof repair or replacement?
Can you tell if your roof needs replacing? Here's how to do a rudimentary inspection
Interior Checks (from the attic with a flashlight)
- Without the flashlight, can you see daylight coming through cracks or holds? If yes, you need an immediate repair to prevent water damage.
- If you see dark streaks and stains on the underside or on the walls, then there is water and/or moisture getting in from the base of your roof. A sure sign your roof is deteriorating. Sagging areas also indicate water damage - test them with your hand or a broom handle to determine how saggy/soggy they are.
- In addition to streaks, stains, and sages, look for any other obvious signs leaking or rotting.
Exterior Checks (from the roof and from the ground)
- Leaks and water damage are obvious indications that your roof needs to be replaced. Keep in mind small issues are only going to get worse if ignored.
- Rotting is common for wood and asphalt roofs. Rotten, missing or broken tiles are all indicators of rot. Also look for moldy buildup on groups of tiles (moss and algae aren't indicators that your roof needs to be replaced, but rather cleaned - given the Pacific Northwest's damp climate, they are common inconveniences)
- Crackling, curling, and buckling are common signs that shingled roofs need to be replaced. Also look for missing shingles. Particles or pieces of your shingles in your gutter is also an indication of water damage causing decay.
- Usually around chimneys, flashing is designed to move water away from peaks in your roof. If it's damaged, water is likely getting into your attic. Rain and snow also flow down the roof valley (where two parts of your roof meet) to the gutters and is definitely a place to look for damage or decay.
- Is your roof older than 20 years? Then it's probably due to be replaced. You also can't always control who installed your roof. If you're a new homeowner, you may have inherited a poorly installed roof. Telltale signs are multiple patches and misaligned tiles.
Roof installation in 3 easy steps.
How We Begin
Our process begins with a thorough roof inspection by one of our roofing experts. Their findings result in a proposal and estimate detailing your needs, budget, and potential charges. Our customer service team works with you to address questions, concerns, and scheduling. Financing options are available.
We start with a pre-installation site assessment. We then protect landscaping and structures, remove all old roofing and underlayment, and repair any under-roof structural damage. Next, we install breathable underlayment, ice and water shield underlayment where needed, and high-quality roofing. We finish by adding accessories (pipe flashings, vents), necessary flashings, and proper venting.
Before We Leave
Our team leaves your property better than they found it. Our final touches include cleaning up any job-related debris and blowing roofs, gutters, downspouts, and driveways, touching up paint where needed (siding, trim, gutters, etc.) and sweeping your yard for nails. The project supervisor and team lead inspect the site before inviting you to view our work.
Need your roof checked? We'll inspect it for free.
The best way to evaluate your roof is to have an expert look at it. We offer a free, no-obligation inspection and estimate service to help you determine your roofing needs.