What Is the Life Expectancy of a Roof?

The life expectancy of a roof varies based on many factors, most notably the type of materials used. Asphalt or composition shingle roofs can last between 15 and 40+ years depending on their quality, design, and the quality of installation. Other materials, such as tile roofs have expected life spans of 50+ years while cedar

How to Extend the Life of Roof Shingles?

Your roof takes a beating every day from the elements. Over time, sun, rain, hail and high winds can cause damage to shingles. Fortunately, there are many steps you can take to extend the life of your roof shingles. Preventative maintenance, regular cleaning, gutter cleaning, proactive repair and protective treatmentsare all effective strategies for extending

Roof Maintenance Tips to Extend the Life of Your Roof

Roofs are expensive and provide one of the most important functions of all your home’s components.  These roof maintenance tips include both tasks that might be able to done by the homeowner as well as some best left to a pro.  Regardless, all roof maintenance will help extend the life of your valuable roof.  Here are seven roof maintenance tips to extend the life of your roof. Debris Removal: Remove excess debris from the roof. Moss Removal: Treat the roof to remove moss. Exterior Roof Inspection: Visually inspect the roof. Roof Treatment: Treat your roof to prevent new moss from growing. Gutter Cleaning: Clear your gutters of debris, leaves and other materials. Interior Roof Inspection: A periodic inspection of your available attic space can be quite beneficial to extending your roof’s life. Tree Trimming: Trim back any branches that directly overhang the roof. Debris removal If getting rooftop is not within your comfort zone, you might be able to bring down some of the debris by washing downward with garden hose or pulling it down with yard rake from a “properly secured ladder”.  Note:  ladders can be every bit as dangerous as being rooftop if you are not familiar with proper ladder safety.  We recommend searching “ladder safety” on the Internet to learn the basics.

Why Every Portland Homeowner Should Have a Roof Maintenance Plan

Two of the best reasons for having a formal roof maintenance plan are our natural inclination toward forgetfulness and procrastination.  First, we all seem to live busy lives these days. Before you know it, a year can easily pass with many chores undone. Our memories are getting taxed with a thousand different things on our “To Do” lists.  Honesty, how far up on your To Do list does your roof make it?  Likely, not very far.  While a roof isn’t necessarily out of sight, it easily becomes out of mind.  With so much on the line, it’s worth it to not risk forgetting having your roof periodically reviewed and maintained. Servicing a roof maintenance plan

Various Types of Roof Moss Present in Portland

As this video show, on the same roof, there can different types of roof moss.   An experience roof cleaning contractor (we know a great one in Portland if you need a recommendation!) needs to know exactly how to approach each unique roof.    When an estimator from All Surface comes out to review your roof, they take many factors into consideration when determining how best to clean your roof.   They will chose a method that will both address your moss problem but yet be as gentle as possible.

Recent Portland Tile Roof Cleaning and Treating Project

Let’s face it – there is nothing cheap about a tile roof.   They are a major investment that greatly increases the value of your roof.   Like all investments, they must be properly reviewed and maintained in order to stay in good condition and therein lies a big decision for Portland area homeowners.   Here is a helpful video on tile roof cleaning.

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