Oregon Roof Consulting provides a wide range of roof consulting and inspection services. Select from the Roofing Gallery Index below to view information and photos that will help you learn more about roofing.
(See Joe's Projects for information about roofing projects that Joe completed earlier in his career.)
This is the tallest building in Salem. Longtime residents know it as the 'Insley Building'. Built in 1927. Some cell tower equipment is being updated so the contractor wants a before-and-after roof inspection so they can't get blamed for any roof 'issues'. This is our second visit here with one more visit after the work is done.
Roof Inspection/Certification - SE Portland, OR (Feb 27, 2023)
This house being sold. Owner relieved the roof should easily last at least 15 years if not longer. The only issue is that the 5 plastic vents have cracks in the hoods and these must be replaced. This is why we always recommend metal vents instead of plastic. Plastic cracks metal doesn't.
Friday 3-Fer (Feb 17, 2023)
North Portland, then NE Portland, then Hillsboro. The north Portland job is a fully restored commercial building with a new PVC roof. This job is for a San Francisco based inspection company. The NE Portland job is a large duplex that still has a good ten years remaining on the roof. The Hillsboro job is a three-tenant commercial building being bought by an investment group. This roof is shot and needs replacement.
Inspection Two-Fer - SW Washington, WA (Feb 09, 2023)
First job in Longview, second job in Camas. The Longview job is for a company, based in Pennsylvania, who helps relocated professionals sell their home and find a new home at their new location. This roof still has some years left. The second job is a 72 square new Certainteed 'Presidential shake' 50 year roof. Three leaks here all because of bad valley detail. Nails for ridge shingles are too short. Many ridge pieces flat; they should have an apex. Roof doesn't need a redo but it needs a lot of rework. Sure seems like it would be better to consider doing it right the first time!
Roof Inspection - Lake Oswego, OR (Feb 08, 2023)
These folks are being relocated by their employer. Roof is an older Presidential Shake shingle that still has a good twenty years left.
Not needing a roof yet (Jan 31, 2023)
These two owners were certain they needed a new roof but I convinced them otherwise. The two south-facing facets are worn but should still last three to five years. The rest of the roof should last eight to ten years.
Never Seen This Before - SW Portland, OR (Jan 17, 2023)
This cedar shingle roof is sixty-three years old and still in good shape! The row exposure is only 3". A very unique roof.
Oregon Roof Consulting and Inspection Phone: (503) 654-4612 Cell: (503) 952-6479 Email:Visit our Contact page Mail: PO Box 220190, Milwaukie, OR 97222 OR CCB: 199121 WA License: OREGORC871MR
Residential and commercial roofing project consulting in Oregon; Portland Metro, Oregon; Bend, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; Washington State; and the Pacific Northwest area. Offering professional roof consulting, inspections, project monitoring, and certifications for property owners and homeowners.