Entries by Interstate Roofing

Three Big Mistakes People Make When Buying a New Roof

Buying a new roof is a major investment. Find out what you can do to avoid making pricey mistakes along the way. Between choosing the right materials, finding reliable contractors and keeping your budget in check, buying a new roof is a big deal. With so much on your plate, it’s easy to miss a few […]

Elements of Green Roofing

Creating an environmentally friendly roof for your home Green roofing can take many forms. Some homes and businesses take the term literally and use roof space to grow plants. If you can’t manage the time and maintenance involved in that particular brand of “green,” try one of these simpler choices to make the roof of […]

Why a Quality Roof is Worth Saving For

Whether you’re dealing with a storm-related emergency or just your garden-variety wear and tear, roof damage is never good news. Unfortunately, it’s bound to happen to all homeowners at one point or another. After all, even perfectly maintained roofs ultimately have a limited lifespan. In the long run, how you handle these repairs is what […]

Vinyl Siding vs. Wood Siding: Is There a Clear Winner?

When the snow melts, you’ll finally be able to venture outside of your house and check out the damage left behind by a rough winter. If your siding is rotted, warped, faded, or covered in mold, it’s time for a spring makeover. If your neighbors’ homes are wearing the latest wood clapboards, you may be […]

The Benefits of Eco-Friendly Roofing

As concern about climate change and environmental conservation grows, many building owners are choosing eco-friendly roofing to help the planet. A green roof is a roofing system that uses vegetation as a roof covering. Green roof systems can reduce the “heat-island” effect, improve air quality, neutralize acid rain, benefit biodiversity, create sound insulation, and conserve […]

A Clean Roof Is a Happy Roof

Why your roof will thank you for performing regular maintenance Nobody is thrilled at the thought of hauling out the ladder to climb up and clean the roof. However, as much of a headache as this chore can be, you’ll have a much bigger headache later on if you neglect to do it. These are […]

Replacing a Roof in the Winter

What to do when you need roof replacement during the year’s coldest months. Roof repair in the winter is problematic in the winter, but it can be done. Though you might not see the kind of snow in Portland that other areas of the country get in the winter, there are still plenty of ways […]

Toeboard Damage: A Common Mistake Made During Roof Installations

When a little roofing aid causes big problems. Toe board damage is a common roof installation oversight. Unless you’re in the roofing business, we’re betting that you’ve never heard of a toe board. That’s okay: most Americans have no idea what these roofing aids are. Although they’re integral to the roof installation and repair processes, […]