Composition shingles protect homes from the brunt of weather and sunlight, yet they are not the only line of defense. Underlayments play the crucial role of secondary layer of protection beneath the shingles. During heavy storms, wind can push rainwater up the lower side of the shingles, or ice can pack and seep beneath them. Shingles are naturally resilient against these issues, yet they can deteriorate over time or they may not be installed correctly. Without an underlayment, moisture would reach the roof deck substrate and begin to rot the structure. In the past, felt paper was the most popular type of underlayment. It is still used today, but synthetic underlayments have been quickly growing
Do you know what kind of roofing warranty you have? Is it for material defects only? Does it cover labor or misapplication? Does it cover a full dollar amount or is it prorated? These are among the most important questions to ask when getting a new roof because they can mean a significant difference in quality, longevity, and the amount you would have to pay for any fix in the future. Most warranties cover material defects only. They lead with big numbers like “50 year limited lifetime warranty,” yet these warranties sound better than they are because they don’t cover enough. When a leak occurs, it is usually not because of material defect. And when
One of the most cost-effective roofing solutions is a liquid silicone recover of your existing roof. Providing up to 88% reflectivity, this system is growing rapidly in popularity in the energy-conscious Washington region. The GacoFlex S20 series can be applied over nearly any type of existing roofing material for homes or commercial buildings. Liquid silicone is particularly applicable for low slope buildings because it is unique among roofing material in how it can hold standing water without leaking. The product comes with a 50 year limited warranty for material defect. Building owners can opt for a more comprehensive warranty that covers material and labor for up to 20 years. These warranties are stellar because they
There’s no better bang for your buck in roofing than GAF’s Timberline HD shingle system. It’s one of our favorite asphalt composition architectural shingles because of its great combination of performance, longevity, beauty, and price tag. As Master Elite roofers with GAF, we can offer GAF’s Golden Pledge warranty. No warranty in the roofing industry compares because this provides a full 25 years of material, labor, and misapplication coverage. The material coverage extends to 50 years. We were delighted when one of the owner’s clients back before he and his wife founded Chase Construction North West, Inc. asked us to install his latest roof. We originally installed Elk for him and the system worked fantastically.
The most common ways that homeowners find roofing contractors is through referral or internet reviews. These contractors then visit the home, assess the roof in question, discuss options with the homeowners, and either provide an estimate right then or within the next 24 hours. Choosing an honest and reliable contractor who will provide you with the kind of craftsmanship you most want is of the utmost importance. Sometimes understanding a roofing estimate or comparing multiple estimates can be a tough task. This article intends to give the most effective tips we’ve gathered from our experience in this industry to ensure you get the contractor who is right for you. Confirm how long the roofing contractor
IKO’s Cambridge roofing system is as robust as it comes for economical shingles. In our experience, these asphalt composition shingles have the strongest performance of all competing value-engineered shingles. We frequently recommend them because they are among the most long-lasting roofing products we’ve ever worked with. Cambridge does a remarkable job of replicating wood shakes in a way that no other lower cost shingles do. Its thickness and color contrast gives the dimensional look architectural shingles are famous for. IKO’s Sumas manufacturing plant does a remarkable job for the Pacific Northwest. The Cambridge system gives many homeowners peace of mind that their new, beautiful roofs will protect them for many years to come. Chase Construction North