Roof Types

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At Willamette Power Roofing and Cleaning we have been servicing the Portland area since 1990 and have serviced numerous types of roofs. Here are some examples of roofs out there that we have serviced along with some details on them. If you are interested in any roof repair, restoration, re-roofing or cleaning service for your roof contact us and schedule an appointment now.

Asphalt Shingles – These are the most common type of roof throughout the United States due to its cost and ease of installation. Lightweight shingles are often preferred over heavy roof options in areas where there is increased seismic activity, as earthquakes can cause additional damage when heavier roofing options are used.

Tile – These are available in clay and concrete and are very durable along with being non- combustible. Installing these may require additional roof support as these tiles are heavier than most common roofs, so be sure to check with a contractor to confirm that this will be ideal for your home.

Wood Shakes and Shingles – These are thin pieces of wood used to cover roofs and can provide long lasting weather protection but they do require more maintenance. They have a higher risk of combustion so it is recommended to check your building codes or get your material coated with fire-resistant treatment.

Slate – These are some of the most durable roofing materials known to man as they have been used on some of the world’s greatest buildings. They are very heavy and expensive but are easily recyclable due to a high demand and the beautiful finishes it can create.

Metal – These come in a variety of materials and are known for their durability and their fire resistance. With their weight and insulation properties these become ideal for warm areas that may be exposed to earthquakes.