For shingle roof repair, the insurance companies generally allow up to one year after a severe weather event to file a claim for damage, but any possible issues should be identified and documented immediately.

Photos (preferably with date stamps) of fallen branches, asphalt gravel in the gutters, or blown off tabs or sheets are all helpful to your claim. Then be sure to call Urban Hammer for a complete evaluation.

Shingle roof repair in Portland is especially important for three-tab asphalt shingles as they are easily lifted by the wind; weakened by hail, ice and sun; and damaged by falling branches. They are also more likely to have been installed improperly, which leaves them vulnerable to even a 50 mph wind gust.

You have the right to choose your contractor.

Remember, you have the right to choose a contractor other than the one that your insurance company prefers.  When it comes to your home or business, you want the best. Insist on hiring  a Malarkey Certified Roofing Contractor!

Malarkey Roofing Products has identified Urban Hammer as a contractor that offers "roofing excellence" in our industry and has selected us as Malarkey Certified Residential Contractor based on our experience, training and the overall professional experience that we provide to our clients.

The Malarkey Certified Residential Contractor Program guarantees that our clients receive the benefit of a certified contractor that is current on the latest industry application procedures and installation techniques.

We perform shingle roof repair in Portland, and throughout Oregon and SW Washington, on these common systems:

  • Asphalt - These are either three tab or laminated. The three tab shingles are far more easily damaged by natural causes than the laminated or architectural versions. If not installed properly, any damage will require a complete tear off and replacement; otherwise, if properly installed, they can be replaced individually if they are blown off, broken or chipped.

  • Tile - These are usually replaced because of breakage or end chipping or cracking. They can usually be replaced by lifting the surrounding pieces and sliding out the broken piece. They are not usually nailed down, making the job relatively easy.

  • Metal - These rarely need repair unless they were improperly installed, or sustained damage by hail or other type of impact.

  • Wood- Wood shakes can split and break in severe weather; they can be replaced as needed.

  • Flashing - Many leaks are caused by poor seals of the flashing around intrusions and chimneys. Our thorough inspection can easily determine this.

  • Gutters - Clogged gutters can cause leakage beneath an otherwise perfectly sound installation. This is called damming and it occurs because water backs up under the edge of the underlayment.


If we find that shingle roof repair is necessary after a close inspection, we will provide you with an estimate of the cost and tell you exactly what is involved in the process. We always include a check of the condition of the underlayment before we proceed. We will also deal with your insurance company to ensure that you receive all that you are entitled to on your claim.

Do not attempt to fix it yourself or allow work to be done by an unqualified contractor. It is far too dangerous and you may become seriously injured – or sued.

Do not try to determine the amount or type of damage, either. It is often visible only to the trained eye. Chips in the gravel surface, even some as small as a dime, can cause a blow-off. This is especially true after a long summer, in which heat weakens the tabs and renders them soft or brittle.

When you face shingle roof repair in Portland, be sure to select a company that is experienced in damage detection and remediation. Be sure that they have current, full insurance and are bonded. A well-established local business should have an abundance of verifiable references in the immediate area. We invite you to get to know Urban Hammer. You will be pleased by what you see.

Do not wait until water is ruining the inside of your home! Call Urban Hammer's professional and experienced team today!

For shingle roof repair in Portland, call now at (503) 660-3727. We offer comprehensive estimates to fix any damage.

(503) 660-3727 • 521 N Tillamook St Unit B, Portland, OR 97227 • Mon - Fri 7:00– 4:30 Sat - Sun CLOSED