How to Prevent Wind & Hail Damage to Your Roof

Chase Construction North West Inc.High winds and hail storms are capable of incurring major damage to your roof. However, there are preventative measures you can take to limit these negative effects. If the forecast predicts troubling weather ahead, pay careful attention to the following guidelines, designed to facilitate in minimizing the destructive force of wind and hail.

1. Examine the flashing

If wind gains a foothold on a loose panel of metal flashing, an updraft could pry the whole section away from the roof deck. In order to not only protect against wind damage, but also to guard against water penetration to the underlying plywoodloose or exposed flashing must be immediately reinforced. As a homeowner, you should perform routine inspections and be the first to notice exposed metal flashing from the outside. Level of effectiveness can also be gauged from the inside as if you see damp or moldy areas in the areas in the plywood underneath the flashing, you may already have a water leak. The solution now is to get a professional roofer to inspect and fortify the flashing components around the chimneys, air ducts and in angled roof grooves.

2.   Increase roof stability

A roof with steep gables feels the most severe impact and strain from forceful winds. To reduce vulnerability and the potential danger to the whole roof structure, a roofer may reinforce the rafters with wood beams. They can also ensure that wind enters and exits your attic at an acceptable rate as otherwise, pressure can build up inside the roof during a windstorm.

3.   Consider shingle replacement

-Inspect the perimeter of your home for curlingloose or missing shingles. In order to examine the steep slopes of the roof up close, you should contact a professional roofer. If the roof structure currently needs at least a section of the shingles replaced, consider using a product rated to withstand heavy hail and storms. Depending on the size, shape, and speed at which the hail hits the roof, the chunks of ice can make small punctures in the shingle cover, which are difficult to see until they lead to water damage in the future. Impact-resistant shingles are less prone to being compromised after a hailstorm.

4.   Trim the landscape

-Even if your home is fully guarded against wind and hail, a threat that may still be present is unstable trees or those with overhanging limbs that tower over your roof and home. If a tree collapses on your roof during a strong storm, shingle damage will not be your only concern. If you believe such tree branches are endangering your home, call a roofer today for advice on how and where to trim down each branch. Pruning trees is not harmful to their growth and actually helps trees to flourish. If the branches are large and heavy, do not attempt to trim it on your own, but rather hire a professional tree trimmer to complete the task!

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Here at Chase Construction North West Inc., we have specialized in roofing for over 13 years and can skillfully install all types of roofing systems. We work on both residential and commercial projects and we conduct all business in an honest and professional manner. We are both GAF Master Elite and IKO Shield Pro Plus contractors and dedication to providing the most customer value shines through all of our projects. Call us today for all your roofing needs Puget Sound! We provide services in King County and Pierce County, along with major cities such as Seattle, Tacoma, Puyallup, Federal Way, Renton, Auburn, Des Moines and all of the surrounding cities. If you are in need of roofing, decking, waterproofing, or skylight installation services contact Chase Construction North West Inc. today. Call us at 253-445-8950 or fill out our free estimate form!

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Common Misconceptions About Metal Roofing Debunked

Metal roof Chase Construction North West Inc.With metal roofing become immensely popular, there are speculations emerging about its’ specifications and benefits. While the rising popularity shows that this roofing system is above the rest in some regards, such as the ability to last for 100 years, there have been rumors about aspects that may not be so favorable. Following are a few of these rumors with explanations as to the falsehood of their claims. 

  1. A metal roof increases the chance of your house getting struck by lightning

While it is true that metal conducts electricity, electricity is not drawn to it. Due to the fact that a metal roof is non combustible, it is actually safer in this regard that some other types of roofing material, such as wood.Chase Construction North West Inc

2.   Metal roofs are much noisier during rainstorms

This is actually not the case. The metal roof is typically installed over an existing roof with attic space and insulation also acting as a foundation, and therefore it is generally no louder than other roof types during such weather conditions. In fact, it may even be quieter.

3.   Metal roofs are highly susceptible to hail damageChase Construction North West Inc

If your area is prone to experience storms with extremely large hailstones, there is a chance for your metal roof to get dented. However, normal sized hail will not be able to cause any damage. Additionally, with textured roofs, such minor denting is even less readily visible.

4.   You cannot walk on a metal roof

You can, you just have to research how to do so without causing damage. The manufacturer of the product you chose should have instructions and specifications on their website or product pamphlet.Chase Construction North West Inc

5.    A metal roof will cause your home to be colder in the winter

In fact, a metal roof has absolutely no effect on the temperature of the typical vented attic in winter. It is the insulation under (or on top of) the floor of your attic that keeps you warm.

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Chase Construction NW, Inc - Your Neighborhood Roofing ContractorWe hope this expose has helped you learn a little more about metal roofing and not be scared at the prospect of putting a metal roof on your home due to any rumors that have been circulated. Here at Chase Construction North West Inc., we have installed many beautiful metal roofs and would love to explain the benefits of having one to you at one of our completely free estimates! We would be happy to provide you with product knowledge or pictures of previous metal roofs we have enacted. Call us today Puget Sound! We provide services in King County and Pierce County, along with major cities such as Seattle, Tacoma, Puyallup, Federal Way, Renton, Auburn, Des Moines and all of the surrounding cities. If you are in need of roofing, decking, waterproofing, or skylight installation services contact Chase Construction North West Inc. today. Call us at 253-445-8950 or fill out our free estimate form!

 
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Poochapalooza!

Here at Chase Construction North West Inc., we cannot get enough of dogs and puppies of all breeds and sizes! Our very own Lucy, has given us many years of excitement and love, and we would not trade her for anything! If you love dogs, and we know you do, check out Poochapalooza happening at Asbery Field in Seattle!  The event will take place on July 11th from 10am to 4pm and is sure to entertain with many activities and furry friends as far as the eye can see!

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Poochapalooza has been deemed “a country fair for dogs” and is an annual outdoor dog event in Marysville centered around showcasing dogs at their best and brightest. This year will mark the 9th annual celebration and the “Best in Show” categories chosen for this year are sure to leave you with a smile on your face and a desire for all the furry contestants to walk out with a first place ribbon. If you want your dog to compete, this event will be the perfect opportunity to showcase the fun skills your dog possesses and let the training begin! This year’s award categories include: Best Costume, Best Voice, Best Kisser, Highest Jumper, Wackiest Pet Trick, Biggest & Smallest Dog, and Cutest Ugly Dog. These fun contests are sure to keep tails wagging! Afterwards, you can get a front row seat and watch the pooches strut their stuff in Poochapalooza’s annual Fashions & Rescues Runway Show! This will be a true red carpet event as Cheryl Keninger will be welcomed and her masterful works of fashion will be featured

on the dogs. Her outfits run into the hundreds, even thousands of dollars and one fancy doggy dress will even be sequined with Swarovski crystals from Austria! The fashion show will feature adoptable dogs from several noteworthy rescue groups and the purpose is to find each of these adorable pups a good home. Lastly, the event will feature exciting Pooch Pie Eating Contests hosted by Dining Dog Cafe and Bakery. Dogs love pie and this part of the event will cater to their meat and dessert-loving cravings. If your dog has a hearty appetite and a desire to compete in this event, fill out the online contest entry form or enter while at the event! Top finishers will receive blue ribbons, but win or lose, each contestant will receive a gift certificate to dine at the Dining Dog Cafe! What a fun event!! We would love to see you there with the furry members of your family Puget Sound!

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Here at Chase Construction North West Inc., we love attending such fun events in our community and we especially love the chance to be surrounded by furry friends for the day! Poochapalooza is definitely a summer event we are looking forward to! Summer is also the perfect time for roof repairs and replacements so call us today Puget Sound! We specialize in all types of roofing and are the most honest and professional choice for all your residential and commercial projects ! We provide services in King County and Pierce County, along with major cities such as Seattle, Tacoma, Puyallup, Federal Way, Renton, Auburn, Des Moines and all of the surrounding cities. If you are in need of roofing, decking, waterproofing, or skylight installation services contact Chase Construction North West Inc. today. Call us at 253-445-8950 or fill out our free estimate form!

 

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4th of July Roof Fire Prevention

BBQs, picnics, vacations, fireworks, and roof maintenance.

Does it sound like one of those is out of place? Well it isn’t! In these hot summer months, Fireworks and Roof Maintanenceespecially this month, it is very important not to forget about your roof!  This summer is especially hot and dry, and fires are more likely to occur this week with fireworks going off all around us. Even if you don’t plan on using fireworks yourself this weekend, there is always going to be that wayward bottle rocket that could land just about anywhere. Below are some basic tips for keeping your home safe during this week’s festivities.

Clear debris from your roof and gutters.

Tacoma Roof InspectionThis should be part of your regular home maintenance, but this week, it is especially important. With temperatures soaring in the 80s and 90s here in Western Washington, leaves, branches, pine needles and debris are especially dry and flammable, and any small spark can set them ablaze. These tend to accumulate in the valleys and gutters of your home, so if you haven’t done it yet this summer, now would be an important time to clear those away. If you have already cleaned off your roof as a part of your regular maintenance routine, and you live near a lot of trees, it wouldn’t hurt to take a peak at your roof again this week.

Have a Safe Location to Light Off Fireworks

The safest option is to got to a professional fireworks display. You can have all the “oohs and awes” without any risk to your home. But if you do plan on lighting them off yourself, make sure you have a safe area to do it in. Make sure you are a safe distance away from homes or structures, trees, or flammable material such dry grass, or piles of wood. Just make sure you are aware of your surroundings and use common sense.

Have water on hand

Before the sun goes down and you start your show, having water on hand can help you quickly respond if a fire does occur. Have your garden hose attached, untangled and ready to go. Fill some buckets to have on standby in case of emergency, and have your fire extinguisher tested and on hand.

Dispose of Fireworks properly

Let everyone join in on the fun, just make sure that proper supervision and education is inKids with sparklers place, not only for the prevention of fires, but for safety from bodily harm as well. Sparkles, a favorite among the youngsters, can get very hot, and when dropped on the ground, can ignite with dry grass and debris. Burns can also occur when stepped on, and they are hard to see in the dark, so make sure to collect them from your youngster after it goes out. After your show, make sure to collect all fireworks that have been used, including the ones that didn’t go off, and soak them for at least one hour before disposing.

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Chase Construction North West, Inc, cares! we stress roof maintenance because we care about your safety. We love our customers and want you to be safe, during this hot dry weather. If you have any concerns about your roof, we will gladly come by and check it out, evaluate the problem, and give you a free estimate if there is anything wrong. We specialize in all types of roofing and summer is a great time to re-roof or make repairs. We service Seattle, Tacoma, Puyallup, Federal Way, Renton, Auburn, Des Moines and all of the surrounding cities. Call us today to set up your free estimate, 253.445.8950, or you can fill out our quick estimate form. Stay safe this week as we celebrate our nations Independence!

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