Roofing Materials Explained
Here in Portland it's important to have a roof that drains well and can handle the excessive moisture. While the style of your roof also plays a part in how it will stand up, the material you choose to build your roof with is the biggest factor. Below we'll go over the roofing materials that work best in our area.
Standard Composition or asphalt shingles are the most popular choice for their low cost and longevity. They are particularly suited for the Pacific Northwest because of their resistance to harsh weather. Luxury, or heavy weight shingles, will last longer than standard compositions shingles but still require the same amount of maintenance.
Cedar shake roofs are beautiful. Cedar is also more expensive and needs more maintenance than other types of roofing materials. Low fire resistance and susceptibility to parasitic growth like moss and mold will undermine its strength.
A metal roof is an excellent choice for our rainy adn windy climate. Metal roof materials are extremely water-resistant. A properly installed metal roof can last up to 50 years, but they are expensive.
The main advantage of clay tiles is their extreme durability, but they are much heavier and more expensive than other materials. They are not a great choice for a roof in the Pacific Northwest because they are extremely vulnerable to damp.
Slate is durable, fire resistant, and can be recycled. It is expensive and very heavy, which requires extra framing but it can last 50 years at least.
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Pacific West Roofing
9360 S.W. Tualatin-Sherwwod Road
Tualatin, OR 97062