Selecting A Seattle Roofing Contractor

Roofers-SeattleHowdy, from Dallas, Texas! “The Lone Star State”. In this blog post we will address the proper way of selecting a good roofing company. Hiring a team of reputable and professional roofers can be a bit of a task. This is especially harder in large cities such as Dallas, TX or Washington. Below we will outline some basic guidelines you should follow when selecting a company to work with.

Aside from checking the BBB (Better Business Bureau) it’s imperative to check out other review websites. Make sure the company does not have any deleterious reviews about their firm or employed-contractors. Particularly good review websites to research roofers in my opinion would be: Yelp, Google Places, Merchant Circle, and last but not least Angie’s List.

Cover-Boards: Purpose & Application

When putting a low-slope roof together it’s important, as a building owner or engineer, to understand how to control moisture, combat mold, and provide fire protection. Cover-boards offer sufficient roof deck protection that meet these requirement for installing a roof. They can also serve as a purpose for re-covering your roof. These boards provide a clean, smooth surface to attach your next roof system to.

Glass-Mat Roof BoardUSG manufactures Securock, a glass-mat board that can be used on a flat roof for dimensional stability, surface protection, and overall increased lifespan of a structure. When installed correctly, Securock acts as vapor and fire barrier, keeping the roof membrane from developing mold and succeeding in fire standard ratings (rated at the maximum ’10’ with Factory Mutual [FM] Class 1 and a Class A Fire rating with Underwriters Laboratories [UL]). This is a great way to qualify for lower insurance rates as your building is less prone to fire damage.

What is single ply roofing membrane, is it right for my home in Seattle?

When it comes to roofing in Seattle we all want to know what is the best type of roofing for our home or business. Low slope roofing systems (a roof with less than 3” of rise per lineal ft) can get even more technical with commercial and architectural specifications required by the city building codes. Its important that you use the best material for your roof design. As a commercial roofing contractor in Seattle we have seen a huge spike in the popularity of single ply roofing systems.

Single ply flat roofing membranes are sheets of strong, flexible material made of synthetic polymer. You will often hear the terms of different types of single ply like “TPO”, “PVC” or EPDM. Single ply comes in different thicknesses that determine the roof life and the length of warranty that a flat roofing contractor in Seattle can offer. The most common thickness or millage are .45, .60, .80 and now EPDM comes in a .90 mil. The membranes come most commonly in white, black and gray, but is also available in custom colors like green, red, tan and other colors.