Putting a new roof on your home represents a significant expenditure of both time and resources. That’s why when it comes to roof replacement, you want to choose both your roofing contractor and your materials carefully. Fortunately, there are a number of different types of roofing materials that are suitable for Portland’s west coast climate. Almost all types of roofing surface materials are available at different price points and have varying life-expectancies. Here are a few to consider.
Shingle Roof Tiles
Shingle roof tiles are one of the most common types of roofing materials found in Portland and other parts of the nation. That’s because they are cost-effective, work in a wide range of temperatures, and are resistant to high wins. In most cases, the shingles are easy to match for roof repairs and the replacement costs are relatively low. The life expectancy of an asphalt shingle roof is about twenty years, which isn’t as long as the life expectancies of some other types of roofs, but it’s also the most affordable.
Because of the popularity of this material, we are able to offer our clients a wide variety of color, which is perfect for custom roofing jobs. We use trusted brands, like Malarkey Roofing Products, to ensure that our final work is durable and aesthetically pleasing.
Clay Tile Roofs
Clay tile is durable and long-lasting, but it is a more expensive option than asphalt shingle. Clay is also not as effective at preventing seepage as other types of materials, so in an environment like Portland’s, it’s essential that the underlayment is a high-quality waterproof material. Clay roofs can last up to 50 years if the materials are good and they are properly cared for.
Like clay, concrete roofing is strong and it lasts a long time. It’s also on the more expensive side of roofing materials. Unlike clay tiles, it’s extraordinarily heavy, which can be a problem for older homes that may have been built with the intention of carrying lighter roofs. Your roofing professions should be able to give you guidance on that. Additional measures may be necessary in an environment like Portland to fully waterproof your roof. Otherwise you may develop leaks, which can be an expensive repair.
Not all materials are ideal for rooftops—particularly in Portland—which is why you don’t see roofers recommending them. Many materials are unsuitable for the elements, while others are just too expensive to be in high demand. There are, however, several materials that can hold up to Portland’s inclement weather. Metal roofing can stand up to Pacific Northwest weather, but is often pricier than some of the other materials mentioned here. Slate tile can last for up to a hundred years with good underlayment, but is a significantly more expensive option. Contact us to discuss any alternative roofing materials that you might be considering.
Roofing Contractor in Portland Oregon
Giron Roofing is an Emerald Premium Roofing Contractor for Malarkey Roofing Products. Not all roofers are qualified to get this certification and it’s only awarded to contractors who meet the company’s exacting standards. We’ve also received the Angie’s List Super Service Award for the past four years.
We are proud of the service that we provide to the Portland community. Our estimates are comprehensive and accurate, and we stand by the work we deliver. In addition to providing superior roofs for our clients, we perform our work and dispose of materials in the most eco-friendly way.
If you have roof damage or are in need of roof replacement, contact Giron Roofing for a free estimate.