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New Clients / FAQ's

This page is for current or potential clients, who may have questions about their roof or roofing in general. There are many options when it comes to a new roof. Some of these options are the types of materials used, design, color and whom you choose to install your roof. Gibson Roofing installs many types of roofing materials. We can help guide you through this process. This page may help answer many of your questions, but please call us with any questions you may have, we would be more than happy to answer them.

 

Question: Do I need a new roof?

Answer: If your roof is leaking, you may not need a roof, it could be a simple fix that could take only a few minutes. If your roof looks like it needs to be replaced, it probably does. Symptoms of missing, curling, torn or warped shingles are just some of the signs that your roof is running out of life. Roofs are like car tires; once they start to go bad it's good to replace them before there are bigger issues to deal with.

Question: How much will it cost?

Answer: It is not possible to quote an estimation of cost to repair or replace a roof without first seeing it. There are many factors that make up the cost of your new roof. The cost varies depending on the steepness, accessibility, type of material, layers on the existing roof, amount of dry rot, and a number of other details (ex. chimneys, skylights, etc.)

Question: Do you offer Free Estimates?

Answer: Yes, we will provide you with a free estimate. Please click here to contact one of our estimators via email. We will be happy to schedule an appointment for you at your earliest convenience.

Question: What types of materials are available?
Answer:

  • Compostion or Architectural
    Advantages:
    Cost Effective
    Long Lasting
    Ease of Installation
    Easy to Maintain
    Disadvantages:
    Lacks Aesthetics
    Asphalt Product
  • Cedar Shingles or Shakes
    Advantages:
    Renewable Material
    Aesthetically Pleasing
    Disadvantages:
    Fluctuating Price
    Short Life Span
    Flammable
    Maintenance can be an issue
  • Metal -Standing Seam or Metal Shingles
    Advantages:
    Long Life Span
    Readily Available
    Disadvantages:
    Expensive Materials
    Expensive Labor
    Noisy
    Maintenance can be an issue
  • Tile
    Advantages:
    Long Life Span
    Aesthetically Pleasing
    Disadvantages:
    Heavy
    Expensive
    Difficult to Maintain

residential and commercial roof repairs, re-roofing and more, covering a large Oregon area including Portland, Clackamas, Milwaukie, Oregon City
Question: What about Flat Roofs?
Answer: Gibson Roofing is a certified installer of IB Roof Systems (iblink). Which sets us apart from other roofing companies in that we can install not only IB, but any other single ply material as well. *fire resistant material is available.

Question: Where can I view these Materials?

Answer: Local distributors have display boards on the exteriors of their buildings presenting the various manufacturers products they carry. The displays will have the material types and color choices available for each manufacturer. Most displays are accessible after hours, but you may want to call ahead. Our certifications page lists several of the companies we work with.

Many manufacturers have extensive web sites featuring their particular products and color choices. Keep in mind that your computer screen may not accurately depict the color of the finished product.

Question: Do you have References?

Answer: Our references page contains addresses and phone numbers of various clients we have installed roofs for in Oregon and SW Washington areas.

Question: How long with it take to install my new roof?

Answer: Once a contract has been agreed upon your job will be entered into the schedule and will be started in the order it was received. In an attempt to maintain a regular work force and satisfy our customers' needs we try to keep a schedule that is no more than two weeks out. Weather can affect the schedule tremendously in this northwest climate. Usually, we are able to combat most conditions simply by using tarps when it is raining. We are able to complete 90% of our jobs within two days of starting them.

Question: Do I need to do anything to prepare for my new roof?

Answer: Our goal in roofing your home is to leave the house the same way we found it, except for the new roof. We take great care in covering your plants and other yard features, but accidents will happen. Please take care to remove all breakables and other valuable items out of harm's way. This will make the work process easier and protect from potential issues. Keep in mind that the process of tearing off and installing a new roof is hard and dirty work. Vibrations from replacing the roof tend to create dirt and dust in attic spaces and open ceiling buildings. Remove or cover any items that may be harmed by this debris.

Question: Are you an Environmentally Friendly Company?

Answer: Gibson Roofing is committed to protecting the environment. We are dedicated to recycling all roofing material and minimizing waste by reusing materials when possible.