Whether you need repairs or a new roof installation, contact the West Linn roofing experts at Clear Vision Construction, LLC. Our GAF-certified roofing contractors can help you determine the best options for your roofing needs and ensure that your roof continues to provide optimum protection for you and your family.
Repairing vs. Replacing Your Roof
If your roof is less than 20 years old and has minor damage, you can usually repair the damaged areas without needing to replace the entire roof structure. Annual estimates are recommended to ensure that your roof is in peak condition. You also want to inspect your roof after a severe weather event or if heavy debris (such as a tree limb) falls on it to identify and repair any damage before it can spread and become a significant (and expensive) problem.
Roofs that are older than 20 years, or have several worn or damaged areas, usually need to be completely replaced. Most asphalt roofs last up to 30 years, but improper installations or untreated damage can significantly shorten your roof’s lifespan. Signs of widespread damage include large patches of moss, mold, or mildew, dark areas on the roof or ceiling, leaks, and damaged or warped shingles in multiple areas. When you see these signs, it is imperative to get an expert West Linn roofing contractor on the job immediately.
Selecting Material for Your New Roof
If you are building a new home or need to replace the roof on your existing home, your roofing options can seem overwhelming, and selecting the best roofing material may feel like a daunting task. Concrete, wood shake, clay, and slate options are becoming more popular but are expensive and not suited for every home. Wood shake is popular in the region because it fits in well with the Pacific Northwest’s rugged beauty. However, wood shake is highly susceptible to moisture and fire, both of which are major concerns in the area, and therefore must be treated every few years with flame retardants and moisture barriers, making the maintenance of such roofs rather expensive.
Tiles made of concrete, clay, or slate are long-lasting and fire-resistant but are extremely heavy. If your home was not originally built with a slate or concrete roof, then you may need to add additional supports to your roofing system, exponentially increasing your installation costs. They are also subject to cracking if a heavy object falls on the roof, and it may be difficult to match a replacement tile to the existing tiles.
Asphalt shingles, on the other hand, are inexpensive, lightweight, and fire- and water-resistant. They can be designed to mimic the appearance of more expensive materials and come in a variety of colors, allowing you to tailor your roof’s appearance to your personal aesthetic. If individual shingles are damaged, they can usually be matched to the remaining shingles and replaced individually, making repairs and maintenance more cost-effective. This is why asphalt remains the most popular roofing material in the United States and why our West Linn roofing experts specialize in asphalt roofing services.
Why Use GAF Roofing Shingles?
Our roofing contractors in West Linn use GAF roofing shingles because they consistently score among the most popular shingle brands in North America. GAF shingles are known for their beauty, durability, versatility, and affordability. In fact, GAF’s Timberline Architectural Roofing Shingles with Advanced Protection Technology are the #1 best-selling shingles in the country. Another popular option is GAF’s Designer Lifetime Shingles, which mimic the look of slate or wood without the premium cost. Both Timberline and Designer lines of shingles have a Class A Fire rating, can withstand winds of up to 130 mph, and are designed to resist algae buildup and staining. If you want the best protection for your home, GAF shingles are the best choice.
We are Ready to Help With All Your Roofing Needs
Whether you need a roofing repair or a replacement, our roofing contractors in West Linn can show you what repairs are needed for your roof and will work to ensure that replacement shingles match the existing shingles on your roof. Our roofing professionals are in-house, not subcontractors, and are GAF-certified, which means that your roofing contractor has demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism, outstanding service, and ethical business practices. GAF-certified roofing professionals must also undergo continuous training to keep up with the latest advances in roofing technology. So when you use CVC roofing services, you know you are getting highly skilled roofers using high-quality materials.
Our team at Clear Vision Construction, LLC is ready to help you with your roofing solutions. Our roofing professionals will provide a free estimate for your roofing project and work to make sure you get the roof of your dreams. Contact our office today to discuss your options.