The 1st Annual RCAW Trade Show

The start of a great tradition

The Roofing Contractors Association of Washington (RCAW) recently had their first annual trade show, and Chase Construction NW, Inc. was there! Held March 25th at Tukwila’s Double Tree Hotel, professionals of the roofing industry gathered for networking, education, new business opportunities, and entertainment. We saw a lot of familiar faces and even met some new ones!

Who Was There

This event was sponsored by GAF, IKO , TAM Skylights, Malarkey Roofing Products, and Owens Corning. If those names sound familiar, its because we work with these companies everyday!

GAF Timberline HD ShinglesGAF is of course  North America’s largest manufacturer of commercial and residential roofing. As GAF Master Elite Roofers, we install quite a lot of their products, including one our favorite, the Timberline Lifetime High Definition Shingle! It was great to see GAF’s residential TM Donovan Gladstone, and their commercial TM Shawn Nolte!

RCAW Trade Show 2016It was also great to see our friend Steve Sloan from at IKO Industries! IKO is a world-wide leader in the roofing, waterproofing and insulation industry for residential and commercial markets. As a ShieldPro Plus contractor with IKO, we are very familiar with their products, one of our favorite is the IKO Cambridge Architectural Roofing Shingles. Cambridge’s heavy shingle weight is designed to put up more resistance against weather and the test of time. So whether you need to match the classic style of a heritage home or add contemporary class to a modern residence, Cambridge architectural roofing shingles make roof replacements an exciting endeavor!

TAM SkylightsWhen it comes to skylights, TAM is one of our favorite to install. This family owned business is located in Seattle in a 50,000 sq ft facility that produces the highest quality skylights in the Northwest. We have a ton of satisfied customers bringing the light and beauty of the great Northwest into their home, thanks to the professionals at TAM!

Malarkey Roofing and Owens Corning are two other amazing companies to work with and it was great to have a chance to reconnect and visit with their teams at this years event!

These were only a few of all the amazing industry professionals that we were able to spend some quality time with thanks to the RCAW. The night finished with MacArthur Co’s own John Cannon, aka Big John, leading his band, The Low Down Drifters, to close the night off with some amazing live music. I would say that the first of this annual event was definitely a success.

The Lowdown Drifters

About Us

Being around like minded professionals only reminded us of why we love what we do! We love providing our customers with quality work and products, and we are fortunate here in the Northwest to have such great products available! If you are looking for a professional roofing contractor who cares about the end result, and about your satisfaction, look no further! Chase Construction NW, Inc. is your roofing contractor! We have several repeat customers that will agree! Call us today for your free estimate - 253-445-8950 or fill out our quick estimate form! We look forward to working with you!

Check out our slideshow of the event!

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Building Homes, Changing Lives

Celebrating 30 years!

Habitat for Humanities Annual Benefit Luncheon 2016

This week, our team was able to attend Habitat for Humanities Annual Benefit Luncheon, and this year they are celebrating 30 years! Held in Seattle’s Washington State Convention Center, on Tuesday March 22nd, they were able to raise a record amount of $583,960! This fun and informative time brought together more than 800 business and community leaders, Habitat homeowners, and supporters from all backgrounds. Attendees all share the same belief that all people deserve a safe, decent, and affordable home. 

About the Luncheon

Habitat for Humanity 30th anniversaryOur fearless leader Joel Beattie was able to attend this luncheon with a few friends in the industry including, GAF Territory Managers, Donovan Gladstone and Tom Stancik. They learned that Habitat is always looking to provide more solutions to touch more lives in the community, to break the cycle of poverty, and this year they are looking to expanding their programs to do just that! they heard from former Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick. A tireless advocate for affordable housing, Patrick currently serves as a Managing Director of Bain Capital LLC, where he focuses on investments that make significant positive social impact. Habitat’s CEO, Gail Luxenberg, mentioned that: Among his many resonant points, one in particular stood out for a lot of people—the idea that we should “shout our kindness, and whisper our anger,” in a world where the opposite is far too often the case. For more information on this year’s key note speaker click here.

About Us

Helping others is a way of life for us at Chase Construction NW, Inc. and we are so proud to be a part of organizations that make such impact in other’s lives! We are honored to be recognized as a “Habitat For Humanity Roofer”, which signifies that we have been Habitat For Humanity Rooferawarded GAF and Habitat for Humanity’s “Community Contractor” designation. We have demonstrated our commitment to our community by donating our time and labor to help those in need. Our crew is professional, polite, and factory trained and have received multiple compliments on their excellence. So if you are in need of a new roof, or just a repair, we are here for you! Call us today for your free estimate - 253-445-8950 or fill out our quick estimate form! We look forward to working with you!

Roofing Contractor - Puget Sound

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TPO – An Independent Study

Results From the Largest Independent TPO Study

Our friends at GAF saw that TPO roofing systems are increasing in there popularity, but that the confusion about what brand performs best is also increasing. What did they do about it? They decided to engage Structural Research Inc. (SRI), a well-known and highly respected laboratory that has done testing with UL, NRCA, and MRCA, to perform the largest, independent performance study of the four major U.S. TPO brands.

TPO Roofing ContractorSRI independently obtained various rolls of all of the major TPO brands from GAF to Firestone, a total of 45 in all. Over 400 samples were cut from the 45 rolls, and those samples were subjected to over 6,000 individual measurements over the course of the study.

The Results

The first finding was that all of the brands that were tested exceeded the minimum ASTM D-6878 standards. No brand was significantly better than the other though there were variations in the three key physical characteristics (overall thickness, thickness over scrim, and weld strength).  There were however significant differences between brands in accelerated aging tests. The most important indicator of how long a TPO membrane will last is accelerated heat aging. GAF EverGuard Extreme® both in the 60 mil and 50 mil both had no visible failures for over 190 days. The second best performing membranes were GAF EverGuard® TPO and Firestone TPO, at 112 days and 105 days. And finally, coming in at 77 and 70 days was Carlisle and Johns Manville. Weight lost during accelerated aging tests had even more significant differences between the brands tested. GAF EverGuard Extreme® both in the 60 mil and 50 mil again at over 190 days. Number two is GAF EverGuard® TPO and Firestone TPO, at 125 days and 136  days. And finally Carlisle and Johns Manville, which first failed at 56 and 70 days. GAF TPO StudyFrom the GAF Website: “While SRI was looking for cracking, they also weighed each sample. Once the sample lost > 1.5% weight, the sample was deemed to have crossed a threshold where the membrane becomes more unstable (and susceptible to cracking and/or erosion). Just as with cracking, the reason that weight loss is a great indicator of TPO performance is that weight loss can lead to erosion. The picture below shows a failed roof where the weathering layer has eroded to the scrim. “

Chase Construction NW, Inc. Can Install It For You!

GAF Master Commercial Roofing CiontractorThough there was no significant difference in the physical properties of the different brands of TPO, there is a big difference in accelerated aging! This proves that GAF EverGuard Extreme®, both in the 60 mil and 50 mil, is a far superior product. And as GAF Master Commercial Roofing Contractor, we are the elite in TPO installation! We are Master Elite Roofers with GAF for residential applications as well! We specialize in all types of roofing, steep and low slope, composition shingles, wood shakes, metal roofing, slate, tile, torchdown, PVC, TPO, EPDM. We also specialize in roof leak repair. So if you are in need of a new roof, or just a repair, we are here for you! Call us today for your free estimate - 253-445-8950 or fill out our quick estimate form! We look foward to working with you!

Check out this video of Chase Construction NW, Inc. installing a TPO Roof in Renton, WA!

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Meet Burman Concrete

2016 Northwest Flower and Garden Show

The 2016 Flower and Garden Show was a hit! The “America the Beautiful” theme definitely rang throughout, as the air filled with the beautiful aroma of the flowers and outdoor scenes that were showcased throughout the Washington State Convention Center. From the vintage garden market, to the floral competition, the beauty of spring and the outdoors got us excited for the coming months!

Burman Concrete

Flower and Garden Show 2016Not only did we have the opportunity to meet a lot of great people looking for a new roofs and home improvement projects, but who were looking for backyard seating solutions. Backyard seating solutions you ask? Yes! Because we had the opportunity to be placed right next to our friends at Burman Concrete! Philip Burman, a close friend of Chase Construction NW, Inc., was right beside us at the show selling his beautiful concrete creations. He was showcasing one of his modular back yard seating areas, showcasing a gas powered fire-pit. Meant to cater to any size and shaped yard, these beautiful seating areas are designed in a modular fashion, so you can order them in several different shapes to fit your space. They are also available in 40 different configurations of color, so you should have no trouble finding one to match your style! Philip, or one of his representatives, can come out to your space to give you a consultation to make sure you are getting exactly what you want.

About Us

We had such a great time talking to all of you at this year’s Flower and Garden Show that we just might return next year! We met a lot of customers looking for our service and some that are already recommending us to their friends and neighbors! We love that our passion for roofing lets us help people protect their greatest asset, their home! If you are in need of roofing, decking, waterproofing, or skylight installation services, contact Chase Construction North West Inc. today at 253-445-8950 or fill out our quick estimate form!

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