Monthly Archives: March 2015

The NRCA & Chase Construction North West Inc.

Another Year of NRCA Partnership

NRCA memberThe NRCA, or National Roofing Contractors Association, has been the “professional voice of its members since 1886.” The association is deemed the leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technical assistance, advocacy, publications, programs, and support that helps your business grow. Here at Chase Construction North West Inc., we have partnered with the NRCA since 2011 and we are glad to have renewed our membership for the following year. We hope this helps us better serve you and ensures that our knowledge and operations are up to code.

 How the NRCA Aids In Our Operations

The NRCA provides us with many resources and updates pertaining to our industry. Just in the last couple of months, the roofing world has been evolving in a number of ways that are vital to know and understand. Among a few are revised International Building Codes and International Energy Conservation Codes. An example of each is an exception from fire testing for slate roof systems that meet certain requirements and new requirements for reflectivity and emittance. Without knowing such codes right away, we would be unable to meet guidelines on our various roofing projects. The NRCA makes sure that we are on top of news in order to better serve you. The NRCA also gives its’ members the first look at newly enacted legislature. For instance, we recently received news of Baltimore and it being the first major city to adopt the International Green Construction Code for all buildings, effective April 1st. Next, our friends over at NRCA inform us of any legal issues surrounding our industry. This month, this involved 62 construction contractors and trainers. The Environmental Protections Agency has called out these members for NRCA membershipenforcement actions involving lead paint and the cases involved 55 settlements and six complaints. This type of information informs us of actions to avoid and also exemplifies the consequences of failing to do so. We thrive more with such knowledge, and consequently, so do our customers. Lastly, the NRCA offers us free classes pertaining to subjects such as contract provision, fall-protection training, proper training, and roof safety. We continue our membership because we are passionate about providing the best services possible. As a dedicated company, we want to stay informed and up to date on any aspects surrounding our industry. We feel this extra knowledge will help us better serve you, which is our ultimate goal.

Chase Construction North West Inc. Is Dedicated to Providing the Best Service! 

As a roofing contractor dedicated to excellence, we work hard to know about all industry pertinent news. We do this in many ways, just one of which is our partnership with the NRCA. We want to be able to incorporate all recent codes and guidelines in order to ensure we are providing our customers with the best possible service. We have been committed to this goal ever since we started business, over 13 years ago. Our reputable nature is exemplified by our many positive customer reviews as well as our ability to earn and maintain our GAF® Master Elite Status. 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. Fill out our free estimate form or call us today at 253-445-8950. Thank you for considering us for your next project!

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Roof Ventilation- Tacoma

Ventilation and a Healthy Roof System

Most American homes have slopes and shingles that encapsulate the attic in the interior of the home. With this type of scenario, a drawback occurs from a lack of proper ventilation from the attic to the roof assembly. While most contemporary structures have comprehensive building codes altered to account for this shortcoming, older homes often require remediation in terms of this issue.

Key Benefits of Roof Ventilation

Proper roof ventilation provides year-round protection against a number of specific problems. These can arise in houses that don’t have enough airflow running through their roof assemblies. The first of these problems stems from the trapping of excess heat. During the summer months, a plethora of heat can accumulate in attics, due to vast rooftop sun exposure and heat’s natural propensity to rise. This trapped heat can force your cooling system to work overtime, sending your energy bills through the roof. Next, improper ventilation can cause roof decking and shingle damage. Summer heat, especially when combined with high humidity, can morph the appearance and structure of your shingles. Improper ventilation isn’t only an issue in the summer months though. In the winter, condensation emerges as a cause for concern.

winter and summer roof ventilation

During these months, warm and moist air from the lower levels of your home tends to rise and collect in the attic, causing condensation. This can cause problems such as rotting and buckling of the roof deck, mold and mildew, and insulation damage. One of the most significant problems caused by inadequate insulation is wintertime ice dams, in which water freezes in your roof gutters and forces a backup of cold water to build up below your shingles. This can generate the need for hefty expenses stemming from repairs as well as substantial damage to your roof, interior walls, and ceilings. If you’re already experiencing problems, or if you need assistance in adding ventilation, don’t hesitate to contact us! A small investment today can help you avoid massive repair bills in the future!

 Let Chase Construction North West Inc. Help You With These Issues and More Today!

As a skillful roofing contractor who has been in business for over 13 years, we are the right place to come to for these and other roofing issues. We come highly ranked both by our associates and our customers. Prior clients have given us a 4.5 rating on our various review sites and our trusted partner GAF® has awarded us with the prestigious Master Elite StatusWe work hard to maintain our good standing and keep adding satisfied customers to our list. Chase Construction is the one to trust for your residential re-roofs, flat commercial roofs and repairs. 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. Fill out our free estimate form or call us today at 253-445-8950. Thank you for considering us for your next project!

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GAF® Warranties

Offering Additional Assurance and Peace of Mind

A new roof is often a hefty investment that involves thousands of hard earned dollars that go towards a product meant to last 25,30, 40 years, or more. As with any such purchase, additional assurance that you are covered in case of any problems or defects makes the GAFtransition easier and less risky for the buyer. Though most manufacturers offer at least a limited warranty against manufacturer defects, it is vital to understand the type of coverage you are getting and what the specific terms and conditions entail. Our customers who opt for a GAF® roofing system have the opportunity to choose between the more rudimentary Weather Stopper® System Plus Ltd. Warranty and the more comprehensive Golden Pledge® Ltd. Warranty. Though both provide additional peace of mind, here we will expound on the coverage they provide and the benefits of upgrading to a Golden Pledge.

 GAF Weather Stopper® System Plus Ltd. Warranty

The GAF Weather Stopper® System Plus Ltd. Warranty provides coverage against manufacturing defects for all major GAF components on your roof, not just your shingles. The warranty is available through all of GAF’s factory-certified contractors and it Gaf System Plus warrantyis a low-cost way to get up to 50 years of non-prorated coverage on your new roofing system. The 100% coverage for material defects lasts the entirety of these years and covers the entire system as well as the cost of installation labor. As far as workmanship coverage, this particular warranty gives the typical coverage offered by a contractor. This includes two years of 100% coverage on labor costs as well as the mending of misapplication of certain flashings. Tear off costs are covered for material defects only and disposal costs are unfortunately not covered. The warranty includes a one time free warranty transfer as well as maximum wind coverage up to 130mph, category 3, hurricane wind speed.

 GAF® Golden Pledge Warranty

The GAF® Golden Pledge Warranty includes all of the previous aspects but with a few alterations. The Golden Pledge again provides a 50 year, 100% coverage period on material defects that include the entire system and costs of installation labor. The warranty provides maximum wind coverage and a free warranty transfer. In comparison GAF Golden Pledgewith the 2 years System Plus offers however, the Golden Pledge gives a 25 year period in which there is 100% workmanship coverage as well as the mending from misapplication of certain flashings. Tear off costs are covered for material defects as well as workmanship and disposal costs are covered for both aspects as well. The warranty even includes an inspection by GAF’s factory-trained inspectors after your new roof has been completed to ensure proper installation. The Golden Pledge® Ltd. Warranty is only available through GAF’s Master Elite Contractors. We are proud to be one of only 12 such roofers in the State of Washington.

 We are Proud to Offer All These Warranties! Contact Us Today!

As an honored Master Elite business, we are happy to offer our customer whichever warranty coverage they opt for. Though the benefits of a Golden Pledge are clear, both offer additional assurance to the buyer in order to ensure greater piece of mind. We would be happy to provide any of our customers a more comprehensive explanation of the terms and conditions of each during the free estimate that our skillful project managers provide. We specialize in all types of roofing and have been specializing in residential re-roofs, flat commercial roofs and repairs for over 13 years. We come highly recommended as is exemplified by our high ratings on our many customer report sites such as  BBBGoogle, and GAF.  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. Fill out our free estimate form or call us today at 253-445-8950. Thank you for considering us for your next project!

Chase Construction Strives For “Green” Operations

Roof Accessory Paint

Adding Value to Your Roof Using Innovative Accessories 

There is a common misconception that all you need for a roof replacement is a set of new shingles. However, many other accessories exist to make your roof look even more beautiful and well put together. One such product is roof accessory paint. This product performs a lot of functions for a low cost. It is designed to hide virtually all unsightly penetrations through the roof including vent pipes, exhaust vents, or flashings. The paint resists rust on roof accessories that are prone to stain or discolor your new or existing roof shingles. Lastly and definitely not least importantly, roof accessory paint ensures a neat and finished look to your roof.

Why Use Roof Accessory Paint?

As a Master Elite roofer partnering with GAF®, we often use their ShingleMatch Roof Accessory Paint. This decision is based on a number of factors that we believe are beneficial to our customers. First, this product line offers all of the right colors. There are 12 popular colors fit to complement your GAF® or other brand roof shingles. The product website displays a comprehensive and easy to understand cross-reference chart in order to enable consumers to expertly choose the color that works best for them. Next, this paint is deemed to “beautify your roof” and overall enhance the aesthetics of the shingle. The GAF roof accessory paintfollowing features are put into place to really ease the mind of the homeowner. The exceptional resistance to harsh environmental conditions is an additional safeguard for the barrier between your home and the outside world. Also, to solidify your piece of mind, the GAF® Shingle Match roof accessory paint is backed by a 1 year limited warranty. This paint is truly the Professional’s best choice. It is versatile and works just as well whether placed on a metal, aluminum, plastic, wood, masonry, or concrete foundation. Its’ exterior acrylic enamel gives the roof a tough, durable finish that helps to prevent rusting, fading, and even chipping. It is a professional grade product sure to prevent call backs and make for very satisfied customers.

 We Offer All of These Great Accessories and More! Set up A Free Estimate Today!

Here at Chase Construction Northwest Inc., we make sure to use products that add the most value to the work we are doing. If you aren’t sure about using a certain product or if you just need clarification as to its’ benefits, contact us today! We would love to send out one of our skillful project managers to give you a free estimate and clarify any questions you may have. When you are in the market for your next roofing project, think of Chase Construction Northwest, Inc.! We have been a trusted and esteemed partner for the greater Seattle area for 13 years and our dedication to excellence stands above the rest. We are one of only 12 Master Elite contractors in Western Washington as well as one of the few GAF Master low slope installers for flat roofing applications. We are also an IKO ShieldPro Plus roofing contractor. You can trust Chase Construction Northwest, Inc. with your residential re-roofs and your large flat commercial projects. You can contact us today to schedule your free estimate at 253-445-8950 or by filling out our  free estimate form. Thank you for visiting our website and considering us for your next project!

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