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The Benefits of Silicone Roof Coatings

There are numerous things you can do to prolong the life of a flat roof, and adding a coating is at the top of the list. When properly applied, a roof coating can save your building from leaks, reduce stress on your HVAC system, improve the look of your building and best of all, save […]

Your Roof and Your Home’s Curb Appeal

The exterior of your home makes an impression. Question is, is it a good impression or bad one? Having great curb appeal is important, especially if you live in a neighborhood with other homeowners who take pleasure in keeping up appearances. Did you know that your roof can contribute to your home’s curb appeal? A […]

Roofing Scams: 4 Schemes to Watch Out For

We learn early on in life that not everybody plays by the rules, and when we grow up and become property owners, sometimes we learn those lessons again. Unfortunately, there are contractors out there who choose to get ahead by cutting corners and deceiving customers. In the worst cases, you may not even know you’ve […]

Eco-Friendly Roofing Ideas

Eco-friendliness and energy efficiency have been important trends in the construction of office buildings and other urban developments, but finally, the average homeowner is also beginning to incorporate green building elements into the design and construction of their homes. If you’re looking eco-friendly roofing ideas, here are 10 great options. 1. Living/Vegetated Roofs One of […]

How Are Your Pipe Flashings?

When it comes to owning a home, a good maintenance plan is always a worthy investment. In fact, you can avoid some expensive water damage issues by having your roof inspected every 3-5 years. Here in the Northwest, your roof will get hit with more than three feet of rain every year. Combine that with […]

Buying an Old House? Roofing Issues to Watch For

One of the things people love about house hunting in Portland are the charming older homes. In some of our historical neighborhoods you can find homes that were built more than a century ago. It’s true— they just don’t build ‘em like they used to. But, while these older homes were built with more strength […]

8 Symptoms of Bad Gutters

Pacific Northwest winters don’t usually consist of heavy snow, but instead, heavy rain. This means that the gutters of your home are on active duty for days and months at a time. Many inches of rain and occasional ice storms can be hard on your gutters, especially if they are old or need repair. Gutters […]

Different Types of Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles have become far and away the most popular roofing material because they’re relatively inexpensive, durable, and easy to install. In fact, more than 15 billion square feet of asphalt roofing shingles are made and installed every year. Asphalt shingles are: extremely low-maintenance easy to repair economical stylistically diverse easy to recycle highly fire […]

Portland Housing Forecast 2015

In comparison to the home building trends that followed the housing collapse, you could certainly say that Portland is in the midst of a building bonanza. However, despite the welcomed uptick in construction, we still aren’t keeping up with a staggering growth in local population. This means that our current competitive market is likely going […]
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