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About Oregon Roofing
Roofing contractors provide one of the most important functions in the building process. Their responsibilities range from consultation to installation and repair. Roofing contractors can recommend the best type of roofing for your area. Residential roofing contractors work mostly with asphalt, metal, and sometimes cedar shank, depending on the location and the amount the owner wants to pay for roofing. Responsibilities also include waterproofing and winterizing roofs.
Oregon's overall temperate climate is divided into two regions by the Cascade Range. In the West, the state experiences heavy rainfall and moderate weather. In the East, Oregon is drier with less moderate temperatures. Winter temperatures can range from 45 degrees to 25 degrees, depending heavily on elevation. Summer temperatures vary 65 degrees to 78 degrees, with the warmer temperatures in the East, and the cooler temperatures in the central valleys. The coolest temperature on record was -54 degrees on February 10, 1933. The hottest temperature was 119 degrees on August 10, 1898.
Common Roofing Issues
In Oregon, ice dams are a common roofing problem. Ice dams are formed when the ice and snow on a rooftop melts and then refreezes due to improper roofing insulation. This creates lots of pressure on the roof, causing it to cave in and leak. Another common roofing problem in Oregon is the overgrowth of moss. This is especially true in the western parts of the state, when heavy rainfall creates a damp environment for the moss to thrive. Over time, moss can damage a roof. Although it has no roots and can grow on most surfaces, moss cannot grow on metal, which makes this roofing material most desirable in parts of the state that are prone to overgrowth.
In Oregon, residential roofing contractors are required to be licensed by the state. As a specialty residential contractor, roofers must obtain a $15,000 bond, and be insured up to $300,000. Consumers can contact the Oregon Contractors Board to find out if a roofing professional has been officially licensed through the state.
Energy Efficient Roofs
In the state of Oregon, Malarkey Roofing is an ENERGY STAR partner. Created in 1956, Malarkey Roofing is a family-owned business providing energy-efficient roofing for homes. Oregon's Best Roof uses the Interlock Roofing metal roof, an ENERGY STAR-rated system that's embedded with Dupont Teflon Surface Protector. This system is a maintenance-free, lifetime warranty product that's fire-resistant and leaves no negative impact on the environment.
In Oregon, there are two buildings whose rooftop architecture stands out. The first building is the Central Lutheran Church. Made in 1951 of wood and brick, this building has an unusual cross-hatched rooftop, with a steeple. The second building is Eugene City Hall. This city hall is quite different from other city halls, with a decidedly modern interpretation. It features a curved, yet flat rooftop, with skylights.