Entries by Interstate Roofing

Are Your Gutters a Fire Hazard?

An unexpected source of dry fuel. Rain gutters doesn’t seem like something that would catch fire. After all, it’s made of plastic or metal and designed to collect water. The problem is that many open gutters hold pine needles, leaves, and other tree remnants. During droughts, such materials can become very dry; a single spark […]

Do You Have to Redo Your Roof Before Listing Your Property?

Make sure your roof is in great shape before you list your home for sale. Before you re-roof, consider roofing repairs. Having a home means having a roof over your head, but that roof can also cause you problems if it’s damaged or old. It’s especially important to pay attention to the condition of your […]

How Your Empty Attic Space Makes Your Roof More Efficient

Preserving heat, insulation, and roof integrity through proper attic care. Did you know that a clean attic can improve your home’s energy efficiency?Damp, chilly winters in the Portland and Vancouver areas can threaten the integrity of roofs. Fortunately, proper attic care can provide protection for rafters and shingles while improving the efficiency of your home. […]

Who’s Hiding in Those Clogged Gutters?

Keeping your gutters safe for humanity. What can clogged gutters mean for the safety of your home?When was the last time you took a look into the depths of your home’s gutters? If it has been a while, you might not like what you find. That’s because gutters that aren’t properly maintained have a tendency […]

Keeping Your Roof Safe From Mother Nature

Taming the landscape to protect one of your home’s most important assets. Hiring a roofing contractor for routine maintenance can help prevent costly issues down the road. The sound of tree branches scraping across the roof on a windy night is enough to make any kid want to hide under the covers. That same sound […]

Is Your Roof About to Become a Miniature Ecosystem?

Taking advantage of an emerging trend in residential design. At this point, you’ve probably heard about the concept of a green roof. First popularized during the early 2000s, green roofs have gained steam in just about every corner of the country. However, far too many homeowners still aren’t aware of their benefits and drawbacks. If […]

Are Portland Buildings Ready for Energy Independence?

Installing wind and solar without caving in your roof. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve doubtlessly heard about all the great energy innovations promised for Oregon’s biggest city. Unsurprisingly, Portland is at the forefront of the national push towards energy independence and alternative power. Unfortunately, good intentions aren’t the only thing we’ll need […]

Tips for Choosing a Roofing Material After Storm Damage

The right materials will help your home withstand storm damage. If you’ve recently been through a violent storm that has ripped shingles off the roof, sent a large tree trunk crashing through its underlying infrastructure, or caused some other kind of catastrophe, it goes without saying that you’ll need to make repairs immediately. Although having […]