We offer a wide range of roofing solutions, including roof and gutter maintenance, roof recovering and roof replacement. When you’re ready, give us a call at (360)-474-5828 or click here to get a free estimate.
Roof and Gutter Maintenance
A clean and well-maintained roof is vital to maintaining a watertight, leak-proof home.
From moss removal and treatment to cleaning out gutters, regular maintenance helps your roof last longer and saves you money by preventing common issues like roof leaks that seep into attic and crawl spaces, causing dry rot and mold in your home. And what’s more, regular maintenance of your roof is a requirement for keeping your shingles under warranty.
If you haven’t given your roof a little love in a while, it’s probably time for maintenance. You also have the option of our roof and gutter maintenance plan. During these regular visits, our technicians perform thorough roof and gutter cleanings, repairs of broken shingles, removal of pests’ nests, and an array of other services to preserve the condition of your roof.
We recommend maintaining your roof at least twice a year, but many of our clients prefer quarterly. Whatever your needs are, we have a plan that will fit.
As part of our inspection process, we provide you with a detailed report, including photo documentation showing you exactly what’s happening on your roof. This report is especially helpful when you can’t climb up there yourself!
And when you’re ready for repairs, we’re ready to help.
Ready to have your roof and gutter inspected?
Roof Recovering and Replacement
While maintenance and repair go a long way to protecting your home, eventually a roof does need to be replaced. The average lifespan of your roof is based on a number of factors, from the materials used to the condition of the roof to the climate in which you live. Depending on your roof, we will recommend roof recovering or roof replacement.
Roof recovering is the process of installing a new roofing system over an existing roof. Roof recovering can be a viable option for roofs with only one layer of shingle and are in fairly good condition, lay flat, and show no evidence of leaking.
Because you’re essentially adding a new layer over an existing roof, recovering is more affordable than roof replacement. However, the money you save today can cost you big bucks a few years down the road. Here’s why:
- If there is any evidence of greater damage or leaks, re-roofing will not repair the damage but rather simply cover it up.
- This sets the stage for expensive roofing repairs in the future if there’s mildew or rotted wood, a very common problem for the Pacific Northwest.
- Even with a simple leak on your roof, the damage will be more difficult to locate and fix with a re-roofing job.
For these reasons, we will only recommend recovering after doing a thorough inspection to determine if this option is good fit for you. During the roof inspection, we take plenty of photos so you can see what’s happening on your roof with your own eyes. With this information, you’re armed to make informed decisions that will serve you best.
As opposed to recovering, roof replacement (also called a tear-off) is generally defined as removing the entire existing roof system down to the wood deck and installing a new roof system. In this process, we strip the old shingles, flashing, and underlayment off a house until the bare wood decking is visible. Then we make any necessary repairs and replace old plywood before adding new shingles.
There are several great reasons to choose a roof replacement over re-roofing.
Here are just a few:
Prevent future repairs (and cost!) Because roof tear-offs allow a roofer to view the wood deck of a house, roofers can make repairs and fixes that a re-roofing job would never touch. From leaks to condensation and wood rot, placing a new roof on top of a damaged one through re-roofing will only cause expensive problems down the road, especially with the high amount of moisture and rain in the region. (And as an added bonus, the benefits of tear-offs last longer than re-roofing!)
Boost your home value: A new tear-off roof typically adds more overall value to your home than a roof that has layers of old roofing material under it. Since this increases the marketability of your home, tear-offs might be the best option for you if you’re looking to sell your home in a few years.
Combat mold and mildew growth and damage: In the Pacific Northwest, mildew and water damage can wreak havoc on aging residential and commercial roofs. Removing your old roof can help with proper ventilation, thereby preventing future mold, mildew, and internal roof damage that can quickly become expensive and create health issues within your home.
Protect your warranty: Most shingle manufacturers limit the warranty on a recovered roof. Without inspection of the plywood deck, too many unseen dangers lurk below the surface.
“MY ROOF IS GORGEOUS!!
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be excited about a new roof, but I AM! The installers were very efficient and professional and they did an awesome job. Your office staff was helpful and kind. Thank you so much! ”
— Kellie H. (Vancouver, WA)
“We have had Matrix Roofing do one roof repair and two new roofs. They are the first company we call when we have a roof issue. The staff is friendly and accommodating, the workmanship is impeccable, and the price is very competitive. ”
— Mike M (Vancouver, WA)
“Thank you, Matrix, for doing a great job! Your workers were very diligent, spending almost three hours to make my roof look perfect! All the moss is gone, and they cleared out the gutters, taking away all the debris. They also applied Moss Away to the roof and returned anything they moved back in place. Well done! I will definitely use you again.”
— Ann L (Portland, OR)
“Joe and his crew did a superb job of reroofing our house in just 1 1/2 days. Thanks so much for fitting us into a very tight schedule with putting our house on the market. Have had many comments on how great the new roof looks.”
— Carol B (Vancouver, WA)