Category Archives: Metal Roofing

Edco Products & Steele Roofing


EDCO roofing productsFounded in 1946, EDCO Products is now the largest manufacturer of residential steel roofs and siding in the United States EDCO is continuing the tradition of innovation that it started in the post WWII era, with ground-breaking products in steel roofs and siding. They have received Metal Roofing Magazine’s “Top 10 Product” award 4 times, and their Metal of Honor award 5 times!  Visit their blog for details.

Steel Roofs by EDCO

Steel roofs retain their value better than asphalt shingles. They lower energy costs and can even get you a discount on your insurance! They also last a lifetime and can withstand more extreme weather. Being 100% recyclable and made from a minimum of 25% recycled material, steel roofs are also considered green roofs!


Edco has a line of steel shingles that resemble shake! “The next generation of metal roofing” is becoming a popular choice for homes across the US. They come in blended, HD imaging, multi-tone colors, so you can achieve a soft, weathered look with a steel “cedar” shake that won’t fade or diminish. A natural-looking HD impression is bonded between two layers of TRINAR® for a flawless, tough finish. EDCO Generations roofing will not warp, split, peel, or crack and defies winds up to 160 mph. This roofing system will add value to and beauty to your home for years to come!

We can install it for you!

Having been in the roofing industry since 2002, we are experienced, and certified in a wide variety of roofing products. We are happy to say that EDCO Generations Roofing Collection, is one of the products that we work with! Whether you are wanting a new metal roof by EDCO, or you want to go with a more traditional composition shingle, or even if you have a flat roof and require a roof coating, we can do it for you!  Call us today for your free estimate – 253-445-8950 or fill out our quick estimate form! We look forward to working with you!EDCO Generations Roof in Kent

Metal Roofing Contractor Auburn WA

Expert Metal Roofing Company In Auburn, WA

Metal Roofing Companies In Auburn WAChase Construction North West, Inc. is an experienced metal roofing contractor in Auburn, WA. Our technicians are factory trained and certified by Custom-Bilt Metals to ensure your roof is installed to the highest standards! We specialize in both commercial and residential re-roofs. If you live in the Puget Sound and are looking for a quality metal roofing system you have come to the right place. Our estimates are always free and priced competitively. Call 253-445-8950 today to schedule your metal roof consultation.

Metal Roofing Solutions For Auburn, WA

The pitch of your roof will determine the profile of metal panel that should be installed on your structure. Metal roofing is a great solution for both steep and low slope roofing in Auburn, WA. By utilizing a mechanically seamed system we are able to install metal panels on roofs with pitches as low as 1/2″ in 12″. We offer a variety of panel profiles and metal shingles to meet the unique design of your home or business.


Some Of Our Metal Roofing Projects In The Puget Sound

We have installed metal roofing systems all over the Pacific North West. Check out the gallery below to see some of our very recent installations.



Metal Roofing Company In Tacoma WA: Big Foot Java

New Metal Roof In Tacoma WA

Metal Roofers Tacoma WAMetal roofing is a standard many business and homeowners are turning to. If you consider roofing from a long term mindset you will quickly realize it is a very cost effective investment! When installed properly with a solid underlayment system a metal roof should last 50 + years. An asphalt shingle roof if maintained properly can typically last 17-25 years.  You will need to replace an asphalt shingle roof 2-3 times in the life of a metal roof. If you’re going to live in your home for an extended period of time or keep your home in the family a metal roof would be a wise investment! Chase Construction North West, Inc is an experience factory certified metal roofing company in Tacoma, WA. Call us today for a free consultation at 253-445-8950.

Metal Roof Installed On Big Foot Java In Tacoma WA


Metal Roofing System Components

This particular roof was an 8:12 pitch. We utilized leak barrier membrane as an underlayment. We thought this was a great choice for this roof due to the tiered style of roof deck. The panels are Custom Bilt Metals SLZ-1500 series. They are 12″ wide with a standing seam of 1.5″. The color of these panels is zinc-alum. This roof is the standard specification for Big Foot Java’s, one of the Pacific North West’s favorite local coffee shop! We installed two of these metal roofs in Tacoma and another one in Auburn, WA.

We Are An Experienced Metal Roofing Company In Tacoma, WA

Chase Construction North West, Inc is a trusted roofing authority in Tacoma, WA and the Puget Sound area. We have an extensive history of 20+ years installing all types of roofing on businesses and homes. Our technicians are factory trained and certified to install metal roofing, asphalt shingles, torchdown, single ply, slate and more! Call us today for expert advice on your next roofing project or fill out our free estimate form in the menu bar on the left!


Flat Roof Ponding

Is It Acceptable to Have Ponding On My Flat Roof?

By Allen Sensel

Moderate Water Ponding


There is a lot of speculation with older building designs and how their flat roofs have a tendency to collect pools of standing water referred to as ponding. The purpose of this report is to provide clarity for a commonly misunderstood notion that a flat roof, whether it’s asphaltic built-up, modified bitumen, or any kind of single-ply membrane, should not bear any kind of collection of rain water. I will provide brief examples from the IBC, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Factory Mutual, all of whom mandate construction and renovation standards to comply with regional climates,weather patterns, and safety.


Ponding water, as described by the IBC and recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is water that remains on a roof surface longer than 48 hours after the termination of the most recent rain event.

Standing Water

This explanation from the IBC can also point out that directly following persistent rainfall, water is not considered standing until after 48 hours of dry weather, after which, can evaporate efficiently at temperatures above 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Only when the same volume of water exists after this period can there be a concern for potential leaks, providing that the roof system was properly installed.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development elaborates on how building inspectors approach ponding after an installation:

“48 hours before conducting a physical inspection, check the local weather forecast to see if precipitation is expected. If there has been precipitation within 48 hours prior to your inspection, use your judgement in deciding if observable ponding is due to the recent precipitation or because of an ongoing problem. Keep in mind that some flat roofs are designed to allow ponding.”

Concurrent with the size of the roof, Factory Mutual Global explains rain load on a dead flat roof:

“ Roofs should be designed with positive drainage: however, dead-flat roofs consistent with this guideline are acceptable.”

An older building will lack modern specifications for framing slopes a minimum of  1/4” rise per 12” run. The solution to controlling water flow on a dead flat roof, if ponding is still a noticeable concern after following the aforementioned provisions, is designing a framed slope for positive drainage to scuppers and/or bowl drains.


“Definitions Supplement.” U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development Real Estate Assessment, October, 2001: 3

“Roof Loads for New Construction.” FM Global Property Loss Prevention Data Sheets, September 2006: 3-5

International Code Council. 2009 International Building Code. 2009