Like most of the Portland area, the majority of Wilsonville uses asphalt, or composite, shingles. While in the last ten years, quality and reliability of roofing material has improved to lasting as long as 50 years, older composite shingles rarely have more than a 10 or 20 year lifespan. Since most of the homes south of the river and around Charbonneau, as well as west of I-5, were constructed in the 70’s and 80’s, and north of the river in the 90’s, if your home still has its original shingles, they’re probably due to be replaced. Using asphalt shingles for new construction has remained the standard for the last 50 years, and with good reason, low cost and long life compared to most other materials.

Established in 1846 as Boone’s Ferry, and renamed to Wilsonville in 1880 after the first postmaster, Charles Wilson, Wilsonville has history. Some of the oldest buildings date back to the late 1800’s, though all have been updated. Wilsonville has a rich history, though the city chamber of commerce is focused more on new development. This focus on new development is why the Wilsonville area has seen a major boom in new construction both near downtown, and in the surrounding area.

Painting Contractor

Express Remodeling has been a painting contractor for Portland, Salem, and Wilsonville since 1994.  In that time we've inspected, prepared, primed, and painted the interior and exterior for hundreds of homes all over Oregon. Great painting takes more than a contractor and paint, it means choosing the right painting contractor and the best paint for your home. 

When it comes to choosing paint you have a variety of sheens to choose from including oil or latex. The most common and preferred paint type is latex because it's long lasting durability and ease of clean up. It also tends to be more fade resistant and breathes better than oil, resulting in less blistering of the paint. We recommend using a latex paint for most of your walls and household uses.

Oil based paint is a great option for priming trim because it tends to seal stains and knots from the wood better than a latex paint. However, oil based paint does take longer to dry, so please take this into consideration when choosing your paint. 

Just recently we started collecting before and after shots of projects we've worked on, and we'd love your project to be added to our growing gallery.

Express Remodeling Offices

Our main office is located right off of I-5 in downtown Wilsonville. Drop on by if you are in the area, where you’ll likely meet our CTO Tony, or our COO Mark. We would be more than happy to talk shop, or give you some pointers on your next project.

We’re on the second floor, in suite 205.