Monthly Archives: November 2012

Roof Repair For Orting

Roof Repair Orting

Roofers Orting When your roof begins to leak you need an experienced contractor to perform repairs before costly damage is done. Chase Construction NW has been providing expert roof leak repair in the Puget Sound for over 11 years. For emergency roof leak repair call us today at 253-445-8950 or visit our website at www.chasenw.com. There are a few warning signs that will help you determine if your roof is in danger of a roof leak.

-Roof Repair Diagnosis For Orting Washington
-Missing, cracked or curled shingles.
-Dark, dirty looking areas on your roof.
-Blistering and/or peeling of interior and/or exterior paint.
-Water stains on interior ceilings and wall, or mold and mildew growth.
-Excessively high power bills.

Roof Leak Repair Orting

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms its imperative that you act now! Water is one of the most destructive elements when it comes to your home. Procrastinating a leak repair can result in thousands of dollars of damage. Call us to day and we can help keep your money where it belongs, in your family.

Chase NW is certified as 1 of 15 GAF Master Elite contractors in Washington Sate. We are licensed, bonded and insured. Call us today for roof leak repair in Orting.

We also provide re-roofs or recovers for residential  commercial and light industrial. We specialize in all types of roofing including: composition, metal, wood shakes, single ply (TPO, PVC, EPDM) torchdown, slate and concrete tile.

Call today for a free estimate at 253-445-8950 or fill out our estimate form and we will be in touch shortly.

As GAF Master Elite contractors we have a 98% customer satisfaction. Dont take our word for it check out what our customers are saying about us on Google Places.

*Top photo taken by Barbara Ratelle

 

Roofing Contractor & Roof Repair Orting Wa

We Are Certified Orting Roofers 

Roofers Orting When it comes to choosing a roofing contractor in Orting, Wa there are a few things to keep in mind. I would like to share a few points with you that you can use to pre-qualify your roofing contractor. Our ultimate goal is to help our local families and businesses have a great re-roof experience. If you are in need of immediate roofing assistance give us a call at 253-445-8950. 

Roofing Industry Statistics

  • On average 80% of roofing contractors go out of business within 5 years.
  • The roofing industry ranks in the top 15 trades for complaints with the BBB.
  • If you hire a contractor that is not properly insured you are responsible for injuries that take place during your re-roof.

3 Things To Ask Your Orting Roofer

Roofers Orting

We are a BBB accredited roofer with an A+ rating.

There are 3 questions you should ask the roofing contractors you are interviewing. Any honest business will have no problem providing proper credentials to establish their legitimacy.

1) Are you licensed, bonded and insured?

Any Orting roofing company you consider hiring must be licensed, boned and insured. If they are not legally registered with the state of Washington as a roofing contractor they have no business performing work on your home! If they are not insured to perform the type of work you need you are not protected and you are at risk of being responsible for any job related accidents that take place on your property. Ask the representative you are interviewing to provide proof of these 3 criteria.

2) How long have you been in business?

This question is very important. A roofer that has been around for many years has made it over the statistical mountain that has sunk 80 of contractors. The rule of thumb is hire someone who has been in business for at least 5 years. This is also critical due to the fact that if the contractor that installed your roof in Orting goes out of business you no longer have a workmanship warranty. If something goes wrong on your roof the contractor is no longer responsible for fixing it as they are not in business.

3) Get clarity on what is and is not included in the proposal.

A legitimate roofer should provide you with a clear scope of work and pricing. Gray areas are usually the number one cause of price discrepancies. A contract should break down into line items what the roofer is planning to do. There should be a provision for unforseen issues like rotten sheathing and framing that cannot be determined until the roofing is removed. Another important equation is how much will extra work that is not in the contract cost? Getting numbers like this before hand can save unfair charges and keep things fair.

Orting Roofers

Chase NW Roofing receiving the GAF Master Elite training excellence award!

Chase Construction North West, Inc is a licensed, bonded and insured roofing contractor. We are certified as 1 of 15 GAF Master Elite contractors in Washington State. We are also proud members of the Orting Chamber of Commerce.  We specialize in all types of roofing including:

-Residential
-Commercial
-Re-roofs
-Re-covers
-Roof repair
-Steep slope
-Low slope
-Composition
-Metal
-Wood shakes
-Singly ply (TPO, PVC, EPDM)
-Torchdown
-Slate
-Concrete tile

If you would like a free roofing consultation call us today at 253-445-8950 or fill our free estimate form. We have you covered!

 

Building Roofs That Can Withstand Storms In Washington

Building Roofs That Can Withstand Storms In Washington

A necessary consideration when selecting a roof for homes in Washington is the tear resistance factor, or shear factor. This is the force required to tear or shear the roofing material measured in pounds per square inch, or PSI. This technical term essentially means the higher the force required to tear or sheer the roofing, the higher the quality of the roofing material.

The popular roofing material is composition shingles. Composition shingles get this name because they are composed of several materials that are bonded together. The process begins with a fiberglass matt that is covered with tar and then filler material is added for strength. The colored granules are added for appearance, but also to protect the shingle from ultra violet rays. This roofing when manufactured according to the strict standards of the American Society for Testing Materials Standard D3462 is very tear resistant. However, compliance with this standard does not necessarily imply a quality product, but it is the best indicator of quality.

The underlayment is an important part of a tear resistant roof. Underlayment’s made of synthetic felts that are extremely tear resistant can withstand storms in the Washington state.

Tear resistance is largely determined by how the shingles are installed. The proper number of fasteners and their location are critical to the performance of the roof. Spacing the fasteners
requires that they are placed through two layers of shingles within the 2 inch headlap. The distance between fasteners is also critical to achieving tear resistance.

The cedar shingle and cedar shake are Northwest roofing favorites; they just seem to be part of the architecture. However, over the past ten years these roofing materials have declined in popularity. There are several reasons for this, and chief among them are cost, short life of the roof, and they are not the most resistant to tear force.

A metal roof is a safe and efficient type of roofing. They last a long time and maintain an attractive appearance depending on the quality of the metal.

Low slope or flat roofs are all ‘membrane roofs’. The membranes are tarred or glued together to make a solid one piece membrane that water cannot enter as it becomes one continuous piece after application. With a few exceptions any roof with a slope of less the 2/12 which simply means less than a 2 “drop in a 12” horizontal run requires a membrane roof. Installing a membrane roof requires a roofing contractor with the skill and experience to install a membrane roof because heat from a torch is required to seal the seams.

It is important to choose a roofing contractor who knows tear resistant factors and sells the ASTM approved products.

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Roof Repair Kent WA

Expert Roof Leak Repair Kent, Wa 253-445-8950

Kent Roofing

GAF Timberline HD Cool Series Installed In Kent, WA

Chase Construction North West, Inc specializes in leak repair. We have a saying around the office “we can stop a leak in a creek.” We provide expert leak repair on residential and commercial properties including low slope and steep slope systems. Our Kent roofing technicians can repair all types of roofing systems including:

-Composition (3 tab, architectural laminate or tri-laminate shingles)

-Wood shakes

-Metal Roofing

-Single ply

-Torchdown

-Slate

-Concrete tile

Roof Leaks Can Cause Damage And Dangerous Molds

A roof leak can cause serious damage to your Kent home if not addressed in a timely manner. In addition to property damage to your residence roof leaks also result in dangerous attic molds that are very harmful to your health and well being. Its very important that your attic maintain a minimal level of precipitation so that it does not become a breeding ground to the unseen enemy of attic molds! If you suspect a leak in your roof give us a call today at 253-445-8950. We will respond in a timely manner and send one of our manufacturer certified roofers to your residence to perform a proper inspection. Our estimates are always free.
 

A Prolonged Roof Leak Can Cost You $$$$$

Roof Repair Kent

Procrastinating a roof leak repair can be very costly to you! The longer the water penetrating though into your home’s interior is allowed sit damage will continue to spread and multiply. The average cost of a roof leak repair is only $350.00! Compare that to thousands of dollars of interior damage if you do not respond in timely manner. Here are some common areas that are at risk to water damage as a result of rook leaks:

-Roof sheathing/decking and framing

-Interior framing within walls and ceilings

-Electrical

-Drywall on walls and ceilings

-Paint on walls and ceilings


Contact Us Today For Expert Roof Repair In Kent, Washington

We can help you today! There is no roof leak that is too tough for Chase NW to handle. We are certified as 1 of 15 GAF Master Elite contractors in the state of Washington. Call 253-445-8950 for expert roof repair for Kent, Wa or fill out our free estimate form. You are only one phone call away from peace of mind!

Thank you for visiting our website! Best wishes from our family to yours.

 

Kent Roofers