Guardian Roofing Blog

Guardian (formerly Jorve) is a family-run company based in Seattle that has seved over 17,000 satisfied customers throughout the Northwest. Our commitment to enduring quality craftsmanship extends through our work in roofing, windows, gutters, masonry, carpentry, and siding.

Jorve is now part of Guardian Roofing

Thank you for 30-Years of Patronage to Jorve Roofing. After it was time for me and my family to move out of state, there was only one company that we could trust with the Jorve name and that’s Guardian Roofing. Instead of just closing the doors, I wanted to ensure that our customers would have […]

What will a new roof cost?

The price of a new roof varies widely, depending on the material selected, the contractor doing the work, the home itself, area of the country, local labor rates, and more. Keep in mind that cost is only one factor, and it must be balanced against the quality of workmanship and materials. There are a variety […]

Make Sure Your Attic is Baffled, & Not You.

Attic insulation baffles are forms, typically made of cardboard or plastic, that create a gap between the attic insulation and the roof sheathing, allowing air to flow from the soffit vents into the attic itself. Baffles are secured to the roof sheathing near the eaves. They effectively prevent the attic insulation from covering the soffit […]

There are some areas of standing water on my roof, is this normal?

When water stays on your roof, as a general rule of thumb, that’s a bad thing. Any standing water leads to a higher probability of it finding a way to create a leak. When installing flat roofs, we typically construct a positive drainage system which keeps a constant and slight angle to insure that water […]

How Can a Homeowner Prevent Roofing Problems?

Once a year inspections can discover cracked, warped, or missing shingles, loose seams and deteriorated flashings, excessive surface granules accumulating in the gutters or downspouts, and other visible signs of roof problems. Indoors you can look for cracked paint, discolored plasterboard, and peeling wallpaper as signs of a leaking roof system. By simply being aware […]

If moss is growing on my roof, is that a problem?

In moist areas, such as the Pacific Northwest, moss can and will grow on shingles. Although the moss doesn’t necessarily ruin your shingles it can have negative effects. Moss can divert the path of water draining off of your roof, it can discolor the shingles, separate or lift your shingles, and it can retain moisture […]

Can I cover over my existing roof?

Installing a roof over the top of an existing roof is possible, however, it’s not recommended. Some manufacturer’s warranties will not guarantee their product when it is installed over an unacceptable substrate. We believe that your roof is only as strong as its’ weakest link, and therefore prefer to accept responsibility for the craftsmanship of […]

How long should a roof last?

Like any building component, roofs degrade at different rates depending on a large number of factors: The quality of original construction, the level of abuse, weather, the level of maintenance, appropriateness of design, material used, etc. So how long should a roof last? A poorly installed roof may show signs of failure on the first […]