Category Archives: Tacoma Roofing

Asphalt Shingle Roofing Company Tacoma WA 253-445-8950

Composition & Asphalt Roofing Contractor For Tacoma 

Roofers-Tacoma-Asphalt-Shingles Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing solutions for Tacoma, WA. They are an economical solution compared to metal, concrete tile, slate and other more durable lifetime roofing materials. In fact they are often 2/3 less in pricing making them a very popular re-roofing choice. 

With technological advances from companies like GAF roofing composition or asphalt shingles now have a longer life expectancy. GAF guarantees their Timberline HD shingles with a 50 year limited life time warranty. IKO likewise has a limited lifetime warranty with  15 year Iron Clad non-prorated coverage. 

Asphalt roofing shingles come in many styles and colors and can fit aesthetically with any era or style of home. Each roofing manufacturer has a similar style of composition or architectural shingle but they carry some very different color variations also.

{Pictured below: Timberline American Harvest Shingle Colors}

Timberline HD Color Chart

If you live in Tacoma and you are considering re-roofing your home with asphalt composition roofing shingles give us a call at 253-445-8950. Chase Tacoma Roofers BBB A +Construction NW, Inc. is your BBB accredited A+ roofing contractor Tacoma, WA. We have over 20 years of experience and are certified to install all types of roofing. 

For roofing services you can trust in Tacoma, WA Chase NW is your best solution. 

We provide the following services in Tacoma: 

Residential & Commercial Roofing 
Steep Slope & Low Slope Roofing
Roof Repair
Wood Shake Roofing
Metal Roofing
Asphalt Shingle Roofing
Single Ply Roofing
Torchdown Roofing
Gutters & Downspouts
Concrete Tile
Slate
Skylights
Solartubes/Suntunnels

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Commercial Roofing Project In Tacoma WA

Commercial Roofing Contractor Tacoma, WA

Hillside Terrace

Chase Construction North West, Inc.,  a commercial roofing contractor in Tacoma, WA just started the installation of the new roof on Hillside Terrace. This is a Tacoma Housing Authority job, and we are very proud to partner with THA and the many contractors working on this project.

The project consists of both flat single ply roofs and steep slope roofing. For both applications we are using GAF manufacturers products. As a Tacoma roofing contractor we want to provide our customers with the best products and warranties.

Here are a couple of progress photos with our guys installing the polyiso roof top insulation system. This will be topped off with a .60 mil GAF Everguard TPO system. More photos to come!

Flat roofer Tacoma

Flat roofers Tacoma

Asphalt Shingle Recycling Saves $50K In Annual Dump Fees

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How We Are Saving Money While Saving The Environment

Problem, over 11 million tons (22 billions lbs) of asphalt roofing materials are dumped in U.S. landfills each year. Problem, at an average of $125 per ton to dispose of this material contractors are taking a pretty big hit on their job cost, which ultimately gets passed down to the homeowners looking to re-roof. Now for the good news! There is a solution to both problems by participating in asphalt shingle recycling programs. Asphalt shingles can be turned into RAS, or recycled asphalt shingles which can be reused for products such as roads, asphalt-based sealants and more. At the same time dump fees can be reduced to as little as $75 or less depending on where you are in the country. Now this is a solution that makes both dollars and cents!

Breakdown Of Financial Savings By Recycling Asphalt Shingles

Recycling-Asphalt-ShinglesHere are the mathematical facts that will do all of the persuading necessary to encourage you to recycle your shingles. We utilize a local recycling company called Glacier, so the figures will be taken from what they currently charge us in Washington. Lets say the average roofer installs 2 homes per week and that the average home has a roof with a surface area of 2,500 square feet (25 squares). On average, each square weighs approximately 240 pounds. Each home produces about 6,000 pounds of asphalt roofing waste and costs approximately $420 to dispose of. At the install volume of 2 houses per week the yearly annual cost of dumping for a local roofing company is $43,680. That’s a lot of money.

Now let’s compare that to the cost of disposing of the same exact material at a shingle recycling plant. At just $75 per ton, the average cost to dispose of 25 squares of roofing is only $225. We can save $195.00 per home, $390 per week, $1,638 per month and $23,400 per year! Considering how many years we were not recycling and paying out the big bucks while destroying the ecosystem, this is a thrilling number and a great reason to be a roofing contractor dedicated to green initiatives.

How We Really Got Started Recycling Our Tear-Offs

Shingle Recycling Programs We looked into recycling programs a while ago but had a hard time locating a plant that was close and affordable. We found a company that is about 35 minutes from our office, but they actually charge $2 more per ton that the dump we were using. While performing some research, we came across GAF Roofing Corporations recycling program. They provided a link to http://www.shinglerecycling.org/ which helps you  to find local plants that recycle and produce RAS. We were able to connect with Glacier, which is only 15 minutes from our shop  and $65 less per ton than our normal rate. Thank you GAF for providing yet another incredible source that has been a game changer for us! We are now a GAF Certified Green Roofer, and it has truly made a difference in our company, and certainly our local eco-system.

 

Spring Roof Inspection For Tacoma WA

Spring Roof Maintenance Tacoma

Roof repair Tacoma WaSpring is one of the most beautiful times of the year. After a long winter in the Pacific Northwest seeing the sun peak through for the first time is a breath of fresh air. In our region Spring also means an increase of heavy rain. This is the time of year that any compromised area of your roofing system will be exposed. Being prepared and detecting possible warning signs of a damaged or leaky roof can save you thousands of dollars. Below is a short checklist to help you examine your roof.

Evidence Of Possible Leaks Your Roof

*Build-up of debris in your gutters, valleys or other areas that are meant to channel water. 
*Missing or blown off shingles
*Exposed nails
*Holes in your pipe boot flashings
*Curled or cracked roofing shingles
*Degranulation or heavy loss of the colored granules
*Heavy moss growth
*Water staining in the walls or ceilings

 Angies List Roof Tips


 

What To D0

Roofing Services Tacoma If you suspect a roof leak you are usually able to locate the entry point by crawling into the attic space. Typically you will see a water migration trail which you can follow back to the area the water entered the home. Its critical to get these taken care of immediately  The longer the water has opportunity to work on your home the more damage it will do. Do what you can to stop the leak using tarps and temporary measures to catch the water and call a professional. Please make sure that the conditions of your roof are safe and use proper ladder safety if you plan to go onto your roof to take a look.

We Are Your Best Choice For A Roofer in Tacoma, WA

Tacoma Roofers GAF Master Elite

If you are in the Puget Sound area and are in need of a roof leak inspection call us today at 253-445-8950. We have been providing professional roofing services in the Puget Sound for over 12 years with 20+years of experience. We are also certified as 1 of 15 GAF Master Elite roofing contractors in Washington State.

Puget Sound Roofs Installed By Chase Construction North West, Inc.