GacoFlex S20 Liquid Silicone Roofing in Auburn

One of the most cost-effective roofing solutions is a liquid silicone recover of your existing roof.  Providing up to 88% reflectivity, this system is growing rapidly in popularity in the energy-conscious Washington region.

The GacoFlex S20 series can be applied over nearly any type of existing roofing material for homes or commercial buildings. Liquid silicone is particularly applicable for low slope buildings because it is unique among roofing material in how it can hold standing water without leaking.

The product comes with a 50 year limited warranty for material defect.  Building owners can opt for a more comprehensive warranty that covers material and labor for up to 20 years.  These warranties are stellar because they cover most of the components of what the manufacturer and contractor have control over, and they depend on an impressive inspection process.

We recently roofed an apartment complex in Auburn with GacoFlex S2000 and had a blast doing it!  We were able to capture photos during the sunset, which beautifully illustrates the reflectivity of the liquid silicone coating and its ability to hold ponding water.

 

If you want a liquid silicone roofing system to add decades of extra life to your roof, CHASE CONSTRUCTION NORTH WEST, INC. has everything you need!   We’ve been applying GacoFlex systems since 2011 because they’re the best liquid silicone recover systems in the industry.  Please call us today for a free estimate or fill out our online quick estimate form!

Elk to GAF Timberline HD Roofing in Lake Tapps

Elk to GAF Timberline HD Roofing in Lake Tapps

There’s no better bang for your buck in roofing than GAF’s Timberline HD shingle system. It’s one of our favorite asphalt composition architectural shingles because of its great combination of performance, longevity, beauty, and price tag.

As Master Elite roofers with GAF, we can offer GAF’s Golden Pledge warranty.  No warranty in the roofing industry compares because this provides a full 25 years of material, labor, and misapplication coverage.  The material coverage extends to 50 years.

We were delighted when one of the owner’s clients back before he and his wife founded Chase Construction North West, Inc. asked us to install his latest roof.  We originally installed Elk for him and the system worked fantastically.  After GAF and Elk merged, our client wanted his next re-roof to be with GAF because the quality is tried and true.

We had a blast working on this new project!  The new continuous ridge vent allowed us to remove those vents that pop up along the ridge, giving the new roof a slick, modern look.  Combined with the crisp new materials, our clients have a high definition roof that will protect their home for many decades!


Need a roof? Contact CHASE CONSTRUCTION NORTH WEST, INC. now for a free estimate! Our family-owned and operated business has been going strong since 2002, and we have great depth of experience installing top quality roofing systems. If you’re looking for a GAF Timberline HD system, or any other type of roofing (metal, membranes, etc.), give us a call today at (253) 445-8950 or fill out our quick estimate form!

 

Roofing Blog

Tips for Selecting a Roofing Contractor

The most common ways that homeowners find roofing contractors is through referral or internet reviews.  These contractors then visit the home, assess the roof in question, discuss options with the homeowners, and either provide an estimate right then or within the next 24 hours.

Choosing an honest and reliable contractor who will provide you with the kind of craftsmanship you most want is of the utmost importance.  Sometimes understanding a roofing estimate or comparing multiple estimates can be a tough task.  This article intends to give the most effective tips we’ve gathered from our experience in this industry to ensure you get the contractor who is right for you.

Confirm how long the roofing contractor has been in business

Most roofers go out of business within the first several years.  Being in business a long time means three main things:

  • The contractor uses materials that function properly over a long period of time.
  • The contractor’s craftsmanship is on point.
  • The contractor’s customers are happy.

Many issues that can arise 5, 10, or 20 years in the future may not surface in the first few years after a new roof is installed.  When a contractor has been in business a long time, it means their track record is stellar and these issues don’t arise for them.

Check for the roofing contractor’s manufacturer certifications

The construction industry can be like the Wild West at times.  One contractor might say they can put on a roof that’ll last 50 years for a very cheap price, but then they cut corners that will cause the roof to spring leaks within 5 years.  Another contractor might be well known in the region for always doing the job right and putting on roofs that never fail prematurely.

How do homeowners distinguish between these two?  One way is through manufacturer certifications.  Each manufacturer has different tiers of certification, some are more select than others.  Chase Construction North West, Inc. has the highest certification for any contractors in the country: GAF Master Elite®.  Only 3% of all roofing contractors have qualified for this certification.  If your contractor is Master Elite®, you know you’re getting one of the best roofs in the country.

Look for the warranties the contractor offers

Warranties are one of the most important concerns for homeowners, yet if manufacturers offer workmanship warranties through just any contractor, the manufacturers would end up warrantying a bunch of sub-par and failing roofs.

Manufacturers solve this by only allowing their top contractors to provide the top warranties.  As Master Elite® contractors, GAF allows us to provide the best shingle warranty in the business: the Golden Pledge™, which covers materials for 40-50 years and workmanship for 20-30 years.

For low slope roofs that require roofing membranes like TPO or PVC, Master and Master Select™ contractors can offer the unbeatable Diamond Pledge™ NDL Roof Guarantee.  This warranty covers the cost of repairs from a material defect in full for 20-35 years.

When contractors offer these specialty warranties it means several very important things:

  • The manufacturer has faith in the quality of the contractor’s craftsmanship.
  • The manufacturer has faith the contractor uses the proper materials and installation practices.
  • The contractor has depth of knowledge about roofing systems.
  • The contractor is confident in their own craftsmanship, and that their roofs function as well as warranties imply they should.

Examine material and installation practices differences between contractors

Roofing BlogOne contractor might use staples instead of nails, not clear the roof deck thoroughly before installation, or space nails too far apart.  One contractor might use felt paper as an underlayment while the other uses top quality synthetic hybrid underlayment.  One contractor may propose to apply a second layer of shingles to the roof, while another may propose to tear the old layer off and re-sheet with new plywood decking.

As a homeowner, if you have received multiple estimates from contractors, there can be significant differences between the products and services they’re offering that might not seem apparent on the surface.  These can mean the difference between a roof that springs leaks in 5 years versus one that goes a full 50 years without an issue.  Delve into the scope of work and make sure you know why the contractor is proposing that specific scope of work.

This brings us to perhaps the most important thing homeowners can do to ensure they’re getting a roof they can rely on:

Have an open dialogue with your roofing contractor

My favorite part of the day is discussing roofing projects with our customers.  It’s exciting to learn what they’re thinking and to help them make it happen.

If you have a question about anything, give your estimator or contractor a call or send over a quick email.  Any contractor worth his salt wants to talk to you about your project.  In fact, he would much prefer to discuss your project with you than to not, because it means that you’re both figuring out the best way to move forward.

If contractors are bidding different scopes of work, it’s important that you know why.  If you’re getting different estimate prices, it’s important you know why.  In general, the price of an estimate reflects the quality of it and how long it can be expected to last.  But that isn’t always the case, and a great way to find out is by discussing the details of the estimates with the contractors.

Roofing BlogAt first, homeowners may not know which contractor is right for them, while contractors also may not know if that specific project is right for them.  At Chase Construction North West, Inc., one of our chief goals is to make sure that we know what our customers want and to show them how we can help.  This ensures that the project goes smoothly and that homeowners get the roof they’re looking for.

This open dialogue is important during the estimating period, during the project itself, and even for years after the project is done.

 

Want a free estimate for a new roof? Give us a call at 253-445-8950 or fill out our quick estimate form!  CHASE CONSTRUCTION NORTH WEST, INC. is one of the most established roofing contractors in the industry of Western Washington.  We’re GAF MASTER ELITE® contractors, and we have been installing fantastic roofs since 2002.

New Roof in Spanaway, WA

IKO Cambridge Shingle Roof in Spanaway

IKO’s Cambridge roofing system is as robust as it comes for economical shingles. With cutting edge technology, these asphalt composition shingles have stronger performance than most competing value-engineered shingles. We frequently recommend them because they are among the most long-lasting roofing products we’ve ever worked with.

New Roof in Spanaway, WAIKO’s Sumas manufacturing plant does a remarkable job for the Pacific Northwest. The Cambridge system gives many homeowners peace of mind that their new, beautiful roofs will protect them for many years to come. Chase Construction North West, Inc. is an IKO certified ShieldPRO Plus roofing contractor and we know all the ins and outs of roofing the Cambridge system.

We recently installed the Cambridge system in Spanaway, Washington. The Harvard Slate color looks awesome! Check it out!

Need a roof? Contact CHASE CONSTRUCTION NORTH WEST, INC. now for a free estimate! Our family-owned and operated business has been going strong since 2002, and we have great depth of experience installing top quality roofing systems. If you’re looking for an IKO Cambridge system, or any other type of roofing (metal, membranes, etc.), give us a call today at (253) 445-8950 or fill out our quick estimate form!