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Cedar Shake Roofing in Portland

The Portland area is extremely conscious of the environment, and many people opt to use entirely natural materials and resources instead of manufactured options that may be polluting and damaging to our ecosystem. Slate roofing is one such option. However, when it comes to natural resources, there may be no more beautiful roofing material than all-natural cedar shakes. Cedar is an incredibly durable and enduring type of wood, offering extreme resilience to even harsh environments for long lasting and effective protection.

At Roof Life of Oregon, your roof is our roof. We treat every home and business the same way we would treat our own, meaning you can always expect the highest quality solutions and premium materials. By continually improving through ongoing training and working with some of the industry’s leading material producers, we can offer you truly world-class roofing services, complete with a lifetime workmanship warranty that gives you added security and peace of mind.

Whether your current cedar roof needs to be repaired or you’re looking for an eco-friendly replacement material, call Roof Life of Oregon at 
(503) 461-2665 today for more information about our cedar roofing services.

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  • “Each step of the process went so well; it was done professionally, with no damage whatsoever inside or out.”

    Fredric & Candace R.
  • “I was extremely pleased and have consequently made 2 referrals based on my experience with them.”

    James S.
  • “From the office staff, estimator, the labors, I got great feedback friendly service and no one else has come close to their service.”

    Judy C.
  • “They’re as good as any out there and you won’t have to worry about something not being done correctly.”

    Mike H.
  • “As a company, they had superior communication, emailed prices and invoices in a timely manner, and did what they said they would do on time.”

    Gail T.
  • “Dustin and Amerigo were courteous, professional, and very responsive.”

    Roger C.

Cedar Shake Installation & Maintenance

Installing cedar shakes is a little more complicated than roofing with architectural composition shingles like asphalt. Because cedar is an extremely rigid and non-uniform material, ensuring a tight, water-free seal requires some additional steps and attention to detail that many other roofing contractors either aren’t prepared to handle or don’t put in the effort to do right. Roof Life of Oregon has 25 years of experience installing what we believe to be the best all-natural roofing material for your home. Our workmanship will exceed your expectations and we’ve got the testimonials to prove it.

Why Use Cedar Shingles for Your Roof

Cedar is prized for its natural beauty and durability in tough climate conditions. Contrary to popular belief, cedar is actually considered a “soft” wood, being similar in structure and characteristics to fir, pine, and spruce. This means cedar trees tend to grow quickly and have a fairly straight grain structure, making them an ideal building material. Cedar also naturally produces several acids and oils known as polyoxyphenols, which give this type of wood its natural ability to resist warping, rot, and decay, even in harsh environments.

Cedar roofing does require additional maintenance and care compared to other options. You’ll need to take the extra effort to prevent algae growth through regular roof cleaning and maintenance. Likewise, any missing or damaged shakes should be replaced immediately to prevent further rot and wear to other surrounding shakes or your roof’s underlayment.

Your Roof is Our Roof

If you’re looking for a team that is as knowledgeable as they are kind and proactive, Roof Life of Oregon is the choice for you. Contact us today to experience the difference for yourself.

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The Roof Life Difference

The real secret to cedar roofing is to find and use the highest-grade shakes or shingles available. That’s not as easy as it sounds because they are heavily guarded. In the roofing world they are like gold!

However, at Roof Life of Oregon, we stop at nothing when it comes to providing our customers with the finest available products on the market. Thanks to years of working with some of the finest suppliers in the region, we are able to bring them in from Canada on super big trucks before hand-delivering them to your roof using state-of-the-art technology. Our commitment to quality materials extends to support and underlayment choices as well. For example, our underlayment, Feltex, is 50 times stronger than industry-standard 30-pound shake felt.

We’re the Portland cedar shakes roofer that delivers unwavering quality and unmatched customer service. Contact Roof Life of Oregon today.

Experience the Difference
  • 1. Family Owned & Operated Since 1983
    Roof Life of Oregon is a 39-year-old, family-owned and operated, full-service residential roofing business.
  • 2. Licensed & Insured Technicians
    Roof Life is officially licensed and fully insured for your protection. We are certified installers for all types of roofing products.
  • 3. Dependable, Experienced & Caring Team
    We will treat your home with respect and the personal attention it deserves. Our technicians work quickly and efficiently, including daily cleanup, for the duration of your project.
  • 4. Service After the Sale Guarantee

    Excluding acts of God, your roof will not falter from normal, everyday exposure. In the unlikely event that your roof encounters any workmanship challenges, we will make any necessary repairs absolutely free within 24 hours of being alerted of the issue. 

Serving Homeowners Across Greater Portland
We provide expertly installed, beautiful roofs for the residents of all of our surrounding areas.
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