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RhinoRoof U20

Synthetic Roofing Underlayment

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RhinoRoof U20 Synthetic Roofing Underlayment is an upgrade from traditional asphalt saturated felt paper. The RhinoRoof material is highly engineered, mechanically attached, coated woven synthetic roofing underlayment for sloped roofs. It provides many improvements over traditional underlayment that stem from its’ durable and high strength design, along with its’ fiber grip walking surface. The fiber grip textured walking surface provides the benefits of felt and can still be chalked. There are additional benefits that are offered to both installers and homeowners. The light weight, 42” width and 286 ft run length allows for fewer laps, Chase Construction North West Inc. Tacoma roofercuts, and easier roll handling when compared with felt. This means that workers can do more work in less time, use less labor, and inventory fewer rolls. This efficiency relays directly back to the customer who can save on time and cost incurred. Next, RhinoRoof U20 is 25 times stronger than 15 lbs. felt and consequently offers superior wind resistance and durability through heavy roof traffic and less than ideal weather conditions. The product allows installers to stay on track, take on more jobs, and have peace of mind knowing their work was of the highest caliber and level of protection. This also means less material damage and fewer post-install repairs. Also, unlike traditional felts, RhinoRoof U20 can be utilized even in the coldest temperatures without it becoming stiff and difficult to unroll. The material does not dry out, crack, or leach oils in the heat like felt, because it is 100% synthetic and will not absorb water and wrinkle like felt. It lays flat and will remain 100% impervious to mold. To top off the benefits, RhinoRoof U20 is backed by a 20 year manufacturer’s limited warranty.

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Here at Chase Construction North West Inc., we only work with the best materials in order to portray the most value to our customers. We have provided quality roofing for over 13 years and our customers always get the service and end results they were hoping for. We are great about communication and being transparent in our operations and our team is knowledgeable and experienced in all types of roofing work, both residential and commercial. 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. Contact us today by filling out our free estimate form or calling us at 253-445-8950.

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Versico Roofing Systems

Here at Chase Construction North West Inc., we partner with many worthy manufacturers in order to ensure that our customers get the best value and highest levels of safety and protection. One such company is Versico roofing systems– “one of Versico Chase Construction North West Inc. the top three single-ply roofing system manufacturers in the U.S. by focusing its efforts on quality products and exceptional service”. Versico is also a leading technology developer in the commercial roofing industry.

Versigard EPDM

Today we will be focusing on Versico’s EPDM membranes that offer a worthy solution for most low-slope roofing needs. The EPDM material is sturdy and durable and is backed by half a century of proven, in-field performance. Here are the top 10 reasons to choose Versico’s EPDM membrane.

1. The material is time tested in real world conditions. The black EPDM roofing system has been used for more than 50 years, and the white for more than 25 years. The testing of 30 years old systems showed tear, tensile strength, and flexibility all met or Versico Chase Construction North West Inc. exceeded ASTM standards.

2. The EPDM has superior weathering resistance to UV exposure, heat, and mold.

3. EPDM is offered as a non-reinforced membrane which provides a full thickness of weathering materials with no internal scrim.

4. The material also has superior hail resistance, and numerous studies as well as real-world experiments have confirmed that EPDM’s 465% elongation and weathering resistance result in improved hail resistance and therefore, it has been given a UL2218 Class 4 rating.

5. EPDM is energy efficient and has been designed to adhere and provide benefits to southern and northern climates. The black EPDM helps to reduce heating costs, which are on average 3-5 times higher than air conditioning costs. The reflective white Versico Chase Construction North West Inc. EPDM facilitates the reduction of cooling costs in warmer, southern climates. The cross-linked nature of the material can easily handle the heat of southern climates.

6. Next, the material provides rooftop safety for workers and installers. The EPDM’s dark-colored surface assists in melting frost, dew, and ice that can create slippery conditions on white membranes. A black EPDM offers similar benefits and can help reduce a roof’s snow load and dries much more quickly than a reflective roof.

7. EPDM is the most dimensionally stable membrane, remaining flexible in even the coldest and most extreme conditions.

8. The solar thermal benefits of black EPDM can also address possible condensation issues. Condensation that remains undetected in a roofing system can negatively affect the performance of paper insulation facers, weakening the bond between insulation and adhesive, and can have a detrimental effect on the insulation’s R-value, resulting in Versico Chase Construction North West Inc. reduced thermal efficiency.

9. In order to improve the quality and consistency of their seams, Versico utilizes their labor-saving Quick-Applied Tape and pressure sensitive flashings. Electrical seaming equipment consumes natural resources and is dependent on the applicator using correct speed, temperature, and pressure to avoid false or cold welds.

10. EPDM also has fewer seems and is available in large 16’-wide to 30’-wide sheets for adhered applications, reducing the number of seams by up to 67% when compared to 10’ sheets.

Here at Chase Construction North West Inc., we have been efficiently and effectively installing roofing systems for over 13 years. Our crew comes highly trained and experienced, and specializes in all types of roofing services. We are the trusted choice and always produce happy customers who got exactly what they wanted and needed. 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. Contact us today by filling out our free estimate form or calling us at 253-445-8950.

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The Importance of Siding Maintenance

Regular roof replacement and maintenance are key steps to ensuring a lasting lifetime for your home. However, repairing and maintaining siding is also a vital attribute ofGAF Chase Construction North West Inc. proper home upkeep. Here at Chase Construction North West Inc., we specialize in roofing but can incorporate siding projects into our work. The biggest roofing manufacturer in North America, GAF, has the perfect product for ridding your beautiful home from asbestos affected siding.

GAF WeatherSide™

What makes GAF’s WeatherSide™ a product worthy of entrusting with such an important job? First, it has the perfect design. It is comparable and virtually identical in shape and size to millions of old, non-existent siding shingles installed over the last 50 years. It is the safe choice and the WeatherSide™ fiber cement siding contains no asbestos. The product is the perfect option for fixer upper projects and can repair GAF Chase Construction North West Inc.damaged shingles, side small additions or even change windows without the cost of installing new siding on the entire home. Installation of WeatherSide™ is quick and easy, as you can simply nail it in place and paint, after properly extracting your old siding. WeatherSide™ comes pre-primed and ready to be painted to match your existing wall color. Maintenance needed is sparse as the superior siding won’t warp, dent, rot, expand or contract. Its’ composition and design even resists termite infiltration! Lastly, WeatherSide™ is completely fire safe and its’ fiber cement siding either meets or exceeds all UL approved non-combustible testing.

Perfect for All Projects!

GAF’s WeatherSide™ remains the best option in terms of new construction. Its’ proven technology can be trusted for your new residential or commercial roofing project. It is fireproof, durable, and resistant to freeze-thaw conditions. The installation is quicker than with other comparable products because WeatherSide™ does not require caulking at every joint. Aesthetically, the product exudes exquisite beauty that is often unavailable in other siding products. WeatherSide™ also provides the homeowner with the most important thing when it comes to safety and reassurance– peace of mind backed by a 25 year ltd. warranty. We are proud to work with GAF as they are often innovative and ahead of the game in their industry  when it comes to the bestGAF Chase Construction North West Inc. products. We have been awarded the GAF Master Elite status that only 2% of roofers in America hold and states that we are trained and experienced in installing all of their products.

About Us

Here at Chase Construction North West Inc., we have been a leader in our industry in terms of professionalism and customer satisfaction for over 13 years. We specialize in regular shingle installation as well as metal roofs and roof coatings. We are not only a GAF Master Elite roofer but also an IKO Shield Pro Plus installer, meaning that manufacturers trust our work. We can do it all Puget Sound! Call us today! 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. Contact us today by filling out our free estimate form or calling us at 253-445-8950.

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The Advantages of Metal Roofing Over Asphalt Shingles

Metal roofing has been an emerging and sustaining trend in the roofing industry, and with its’ many benefits, this is no surprise. Equipped with durability and aesthetic factors, metal roofing is a viable and sustaining option for both residential and commercial projects. Here we will expound on the many perks of metal roofing versus the standard asphalt shingle.

 

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An Asphalt Composition Roof

1. Asphalt shingles need replacing every 8-15 years. A new roof is large investment and this fact deems them costly over time. In comparison, a metal roof can last 100 years. This saves thousands of dollars, as well as eases the hassle of going through routine roof replacements.

2. Asphalt can deteriorate rapidly and lose its’ pleasing appearance due to streaking, curling, and de-granulation. A metal roof has A 30 year fade resistant warranty on its paint application, allowing it to remain beautiful throughout its’ life.

3. While asphalt shingles are prone to blow off due to their inferior design, metal roots interlock on all four sides and pass UL 580 testing guaranteed at 120 mph.

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A Metal Roofing System

4. When properly installed, a metal roof is maintenance free while asphalt shingles require routine and on-going maintenance.

5. A metal roof contains 25% recycled aluminum content, making it exceedingly eco-friendly. The same can’t be said for asphalt shingles as over 350 million tons of them are discarded in landfills every year.

6. While asphalt shingles bring little to no curb appeal when reselling your home, a metal roof can separate you from surrounding neighbors and significantly impact curb appeal in a positive way.

 7. The resale value of an asphalt roofing system is zero. In comparison, according to Metal Roofing Alliance Magazine, the national resale value of a metal roof is 85.9%.

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A Recent Metal Roof Done By Chase Construction North West Inc.!

8. During warmer months, asphalt shingles noticeably increase air conditioning costs when compared to metal roofs, with which you decrease cooling costs by 20-25%. This is due to the fact that asphalt shingles absorb heat while metal roofs reflect it.

9. Asphalt roofing labor warranties are commonly prorated and rarely exceed 5 years while metal roofs are protected with a non-prorated warranty for as long as you own your home.

10. Asphalt manufacturers commonly don’t carry transferrable warranties on their products. A metal roof holds a 40-year transferrable warranty, at absolutely no cost.

11. Most asphalt shingles have a Class I Hail rating while metal holds a Class IV rating, the highest impact rating possible for hail.
12. Metal roofs are cheaper to install when considering just the next 20 years.

Chase Construction North West Inc.13. Metal roofs are Class “A” Fire Rated, while asphalt roofs are not.

14. Asphalt roofs do not shed snow quickly enough, leading the way for the dangerous proposition of attempting to shovel your roof. Metal roofs shed snow quickly, so shoveling brings safety for homeowners.

For all you readers, what do you think about the debate between metal roofs versus asphalt shingles and what are your experiences? Please leave your comments below.

 

Here at Chase Construction North West Inc., we are very in tune with current roofing innovations and trends. Our crew is trained to skillfully install all types of roofing systems. Though there are many differing opinions on the advantages of one over the other, the right roofing system often ends up being determined by your needs and budget. Our project managers are knowledgable about all the choices, let us help you choose the one best for you 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. Contact us today by filling out our free estimate form or calling us at 253-445-8950.

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