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What is Reroofing?

Whether you are Replacing your existing roof or Reroofing (also Re-roofing)  knowing which method of roof replacement or repair is best for you can be determined by the expertise of Sawtooth Roofing staff. When we reroof, Sawtooth experts go through the process of layering one set of new shingles over a set of existing set of shingles. Reroofing is only done once, so if you already have two layers of roofing in place already then, reroofing can not be an option for your roof. Why reroof over replace? There is no demolition (or tear off) of the old roof, as a result, reroofing can cost less and reroofing typically goes much faster than a complete roof replacement. Therefore, it’s vital to rely on a trusted Sawthooth roofing professional to supply good advice about the roofing products and procedure options for your home.

What is roof replacement?

If your roof is leaking, soaking sheet-rock, blistering or dripping it’s time to get a new Sawtooth Roof to cover your investment, home and property. Roof replacement involves tearing off everything on the roof down to the deck or possibly replacing some of the deck. We then put new paper and new shingles over the inspected deck. A roof replacement can be done no matter how many layers of shingles are already on the roof, but all the old damaged layers need to be removed. Roof Replacement can be more expensive than a re-roofing. Re-roofing can be a less expensive option than a roof replacement, resulting in money saved. Reroofing isn’t an option for everyone, however. The professionals at Sawtooth Roofing can help you figure out which method one is appropriate over all other choices and will help you make the best decision for your home.

Maintain that Roof!

It is recommended that in addition to home owner steps to maintain your roof that a professional come to inspect your roof annually. If you have a hole in your roof or if you need a whole new roof Sawtooth Roofing is happy to help. Sawtooth professionals can be scheduled annually to maintain your roof and troubleshoot as a result costly repairs can be prevented!

A healthy roof keeps you covered winter, spring, summer and fall. Roofing keeps us dry in cozy and in our wet climate it is crucial to keep on top of it!

Here are some simple ways to maintain a healthy roof for as long as possible:

1. Wet Roof

Roof damage from leaky overflowing gutters? Water needs to shed away from the roof. If gutter water is overflowing the wet too easily can make its way underneath your roofing structure. Keep your gutters in good repair and clean them regularly, by doing this simple step you will lesson the potential for water damage to the deck, damage to insulation and seepage into the walls.

2. Best Roof Surfaces

What roofing is best? Metal roofing, Shingles, Slate, Solar tiles, Stone-coated steel, Rubber slate, Clay or Concrete tiles, Green, Built-up roofing. Whatever your roofing composition, the best roofing is the one maintained! Keep a lookout for missing or damaged surfaces or roof sealant. Simply keeping the surface of your roof free of dirt can also reduce roof water collection in the Pacific Northwest. Should you notice worn shingles on your roof, damaged or missing, you must act fast. Your Sawtooth professionals can help you check your roof’s integrity and rid it of the likes of algae, moss, fungal and lichen growth.

3. Sealing your roof

In our area sealing a roof without properly dealing with potential wet will ruin your roof! Be very cautions about sealing wet in, for worse problems can take root. Signs of cracking or wear and tear, need to be dealt with quickly by removing the old sealant completely.

4. Branches over your roof

Our Pacific Northwest is known for its beautiful trees. However, trees that are growing near your home too closely or over your roof need to be trimmed. As a result of trimming your trees, you should alleviate falling leaves which tend to collect on the roof, hold in moisture, mildew, mold and make rot more likely. Your roof nemesis is leaves, needles and dirt making the roof surface much weaker.

4. Rusted Roof

It’s the Pacific Northwest, there will be rust! Any metal must be inspected regularly possibly rubbing a wire-brush across the surface of the metal piece to remove the rust buildup.

6. Ice on the Roof

In the Pacific Northwest your roof wont see much Ice build up. However, a roof already compromised by water damage left unchecked is costly and may ruin your roof! Next to regular inspection, insulation is one of the best ways to fight off ice buildup and keep your roof doing what it needs to by shedding water into the gutters and not freezing when it encounters cold, less insulated parts of your roof.

7. Maintain Your Chimney

Cracked or missing mortar on/in your chimney, could result in brick damage compromising the integrity of your roof if not repaired or replaced as soon as possible.

Sawtooth Roofing Professional are happy to help you come up with a plan to maintain your roof and keep it lasting longer.

  • Complete cleaning and removal of leaves, pine needles, and other natural debris
  • Removal of moss and treatment for moss growth
  • Repair/Replace broken or loose shingles
  • Check any/all flashing
  • Completely clean and flush your gutter and downspout system
  • Complete roof inspection

Re-roofing, Replacing or Regular maintenance Sawtooth Roofing delivers quality roofing for your home and investment. Our professional service, quality materials and 50 year workmanship warranties are at your service.

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Sawtooth Roofing Contractors Inc
(503) 258-8017
(360) 892-8448

5230 NE 109th Ave,– Portland, OR 97220
OR: 170692



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