What You Need to Know When Replacing Your Roof

There are many things to consider when buying a new roof.  Many people start with the first question, do I actually NEED a new roof?  If it’s questionable, it may be time for replacement.  In some cases, any repairs that you do now is only prolonging issues and potentially causing more damage down the road when you decide to make that leap and replace it.

Damaged roof with missing shinglesInspect

First thing to do is take a look at the roof.  Do you notice any damage, missing shingles, curling shingles or any shingle not laying flat?  If you are unsure, that’s what we’re here for.  Call a roofing expert to take a look at the condition of your roof.  Our estimates are free and with no obligation.  So better be safe than sorry and give us a call to come out and take a look!


Talk to your contractor about what materials will be installed. Installing a roofing system is more than just shingles. A roof consists of many layers and components to create a quality roofing system to protect your home.


Quality of installation is a major factor. If your roof is not installed properly, it could lead to leak damage or a replacing the roofing system.


Proper maintenance is essential to make sure your roofing system lasts. Follow manufacturer guidelines for any roof cleaning or maintenance.

A home is a large investment and possibly the largest investment you’ll make in your lifetime.  One of the myths we hear a lot is how expensive a roof cost to replace.  In reality, the cost of a roof replacement usually comes out to about 4% of the value of your home.  This number doesn’t seem like a whole lot considering your roof is one, if not THE most important parts of a home. Life expectancy of a roof is dependent on many factors.  These factors include environment, maintenance and how the roof was originally installed.

In conclusion, remember to stay safe. Do not hesitate to contact a professional roofing contractor. Granted, there is no shortage of roofing companies and crews, but these companies are not all created equal. Of course, we offer free estimates and a thorough evaluation of your roof’s condition. Give MCE Roofing a call at (503) 397-2215 or Fill Out Our Free Roofing Consultation Form. #MCEBlog

Angie Holcomb
Author: Angie HolcombIn late 1993, one year after their marriage, Angie and Mark Holcomb decided it was time to follow their dream, and the couple set out to launch their own business. One year later, in 1994, Marks Custom Exteriors was established, one loving couple, one new truck and a passion for their vision. 25 years and many roofs later, MCE has grown to become Portland's premier roofing company and one of the only Nationally Recognized Roofing Companies in the State of Oregon as a GAF Master Elite Contractor. They remain committed to building lasting relationships with their customers through outstanding customer service, expert craftsmanship, and professional behavior and appearance among every member of our team.