From time to time, Portland homeowners will experience roof leaks. If you have a leaky roof, there are a number of explanations and it doesn’t necessarily mean you need a new roof. Roof leaks in your Portland home can be eradicated with minor roof repairs.
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Many OR roof repair specialists find that roof leaks in an otherwise in tact roof frequently involve flashing. Flashing refers to the materials used for a roofing installation that create waterproof transitions between roofing materials and roof protrusions, such as a chimney or air vent.
One main disadvantage of a metal lean to shed is that it is prone to rusting, especially if the material used is un-galvanized steel. Aluminum sheds, a relatively more expensive alternative, are less at risk of corrosion. Metal is not a good option if the shed is to be set up in a high-traffic area. Thin metal sheets may dent upon the accumulation of snow or ice. They are also likely to suffer damage from roofing contractors heavy winds.
Some area local building codes require the installation of Drip Edge and Rake Edge and other building codes do not. Check with your local city building offices to find out. In Alberta for example the Building Code does not require roofing companies the installation of Drip edge or Rake edge. Therefore many new homes and/or low budget roof systems do not have drip edge installed in order to allow for more affordable roof prices. We recommend however that Drip edge and Rake edge be installed on every Roof System, no exceptions.
Think of it this way . . . trapped hot air and moisture (under ANY conditions) always cause some form of damage. If hot air and moisture are caught in your roof attic areas, wood starts to rot, attic insulation gets wet and loses its insulation qualities: The whole trapped heat and moisture situation can get extremely chronic, and extremely expensive to fix if left unchecked.
The last item that needs to be known is the relative life expectancy of the roofs in question. There are sources for this information. The most conservative approach is to use the warranty life as the service life. This is generally shorter than the real life, except where there is no routine maintenance done. Then the life may well be shorter than the warranty.