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Northwest Roof Experts

(541) 399-8272

Full Service Residential and Commercial Roofers serving
Hood River and The Dalles, OR.

Top Roofing Questions

Learning enough about roofing to feel confident about making the right decisions can be overwhelming. Any roofing work you choose to have done has a direct impact on the overall value of your Northwest property. We want you to know that we’re here to assist you every step of the way with any top roofing questions you may have.

A new roof or replacement is a once or twice in a lifetime investment and a considerable home improvement expense. Whether installing an entirely new roofing system or conducting seasonal maintenance and repair, we’re committed to exceeding your expectations and to building a long-lasting relationship for years to come.

For that reason, we’ve prepared the following list of frequently asked questions that we typically receive about roofing from area residents and clients. See if you can find the answers you’re looking for here or contact one of our expert contractors today at (541) 229-5646.

Roofing FAQs

How do I know if I need a new roof?

Several key indications are: Buckling and curling shingles, water leakage, algae or moss growth, loose and missing shingles, mold in your attic, rafter beams or underside of your roofing. The age of your roof also plays an important part in determining if it’s time to consider a full or partial replacement.

How long should my new roof last?

The lifespan of your roof will depend greatly on the quality of its materials, its installation, maintenance and care. Typical composite and asphalt shingle roofing systems are designed to last around 20 or more years, while other roofing types like tile, slate and some metal roofing options can last a lot longer.

Why do I need a roof inspection?

Roof inspections can be often overlooked, but are a required step in maintaining the health and integrity of your roof. They are a preventative form of maintenance and a cost-effective alternative to costly emergency repairs. Consider scheduling one on an annual basis for your home or business.

My new roof is leaking, what should I do?

Leaks can result from a damaged section of your roof to flashings coming loose over time. A completely damaged roofing system, however, is generally irreversible and can be the result of poor work and installation. When it comes to workmanship, our contractors will repair and replace any work that’s necessary as stated by the terms agreed upon in each contract.

Should I try to do roof repairs myself?

Roof work is complicated and complex and a lot of underlying problems can exist. If you want the job done correctly, you will want to work with an experienced, professional roofer. Quick-fixes and cheap patchwork can lead to severe damage and end up costing you more in the medium to long term.

What are the main causes of roof damage?

Severe weather and climate change, like excessive rain and direct sun, algae and mildew growth all play a part in what causes roof damage and wear over time. Hailstones striking the roof and removing some of the granules are also a problem. Preventative maintenance and annual roof inspections will greatly help you save time and money in the long run.

How do I pick the right roofing system?

Picking the right system can be tricky as new products and styles are being developed regularly. There are many factors you’ll need to take into consideration, such as your local weather, the design of your home or building, your budget and financing options, and the type of the materials you choose.

How do I prepare for new roof work or installation?

There are a few small steps to take prior to any roof replacement or installation job. First, clear your driveway and areas around your property as much as possible. Remove loose items from walls and shelves as hammering on your rooftop can cause enough vibration to make items shift and fall. Sit back and let our local roofing experts take care of the rest.

How long does a roof installation take?

Installation can greatly depend on several factors, these can include the time year, the weather, the type of replacement needed, the material being used and more. That said a typical roof installation, from old roofing removal to clean up, can typically be done in less than a week. Larger projects may vary.

How much will a new roofing system cost?

All roofs are different and the cost will depend on several factors, including the overall size of your roof; the more square footage, the higher the cost of labor and materials. Old roof removal, style, shape, materials and other factors like chimneys, skylights and vents will play an important role in the ultimate cost. Fill out our free estimate form for a personalized valuation.

Most Common Roof Types

Our roofing contractors are experts in offering quality solutions, superior craftsmanship and fair pricing. Here are some of the common roofing systems we work with.

Flat and Low Slope Roofs

Most commonly found in large commercial buildings such as offices, warehouses, shopping centers and box stores, while low slope roofs can also be found on apartments and industrial buildings facilitating water runoff.

Pitched, Hip and Gable Roofs

These roof styles slope downwards, typically in two to four parts from a central ridge. Less commonly found in commercial buildings, they can include a wide variety of materials such as metal roofing, asphalt shingles, slate or cedar.

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Top Roofing Questions

When you contact us, we will start with a quick consultation to discuss your roofing needs and answer any questions you may have. We will then work around your schedule to set an ideal date and time for a full onsite assessment of your home or business property. We will take the needed measurements and provide you with a detailed and commitment-free estimate.

We’re here to fulfill your needs and build a long-lasting relationship for decades to come. We use long-lasting, quality products and materials and offer industry-leading workmanship and product warranties you can rely on.

At Hood River Roofing we’re equipped to handle any roof repair or replacement project needed and provide you with the peace of mind you deserve.

When it comes to roofing, there are a lot of variables to consider. Contact one of our Hood River County or Wasco County roofing experts today at (541) 229-5646.

Service Areas

Serving the Columbia River Gorge, Hood River County and Wasco County

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