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How to Protect Your Portland Home From Heavy Rain

Here in the Portland area, it’s easy to get used to what many Oregonians call the “Portland mist” — light drizzle that doesn’t let up. Unfortunately, we also get at least a few heavy rainstorms a year. Remember that storm in October 2016? There was a typhoon in Manzanita, power outages throughout Oregon and Washington, […]

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7 Coolest Roof Photos

If you ask us, a good roof is one that’s well-built and does its job to protect your family and your home from the elements. The roofs you’ll see in today’s post do a lot more! Get ready for 7 of the coolest roof photos we’ve ever seen. You’ll see rooftop patios, green roofs, and […]

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

We’ve had a wonderfully warm summer. But it’ll be over before you know it. And in the Pacific Northwest, you can expect steady, strong winds, and depending on where you live, at least a dusting of snow before next spring. Fall and winter weather can be tough on your home. There’s no way to predict […]

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What Does Hail Damage Look Like?

The occasional hail storm can be fun when you’re safe and warm inside your home. You make hot chocolate, turn up the TV, and feel thankful for the roof over your head. But unfortunately, even your roof isn’t immune to hail damage. Hail damage can range from mild to severe. The level of destruction depends […]

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10 Weird Roof Photos from Around the World

Let’s be honest: Roofs aren’t the most exciting thing ever. You might even say they’re boring. (We’d argue with you, because we love roofing, but we’re a little unusual.) There are some pretty creative roofs out there, though. Green roofs covered with grass! Swimming pool roofs! Check out these 10 weird roof photos from around […]

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What Are the Benefits of Solar Panels?

Thinking about putting solar panels on your roof? While it’s usually overcast or rainy here in the Northwest, solar panels can still give you a lot of benefits. I’ll give you the high-level bullet points and then dive into more detail on each one: Lower your electricity bill (or eliminate it completely) Use a renewable […]

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