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Can I Re-Roof During The Winter?

Is It Safe To Re-Roof A Home In The Winter

Roofing In Winter There are many concerns on whether its safe to re-roof during the winter months. There are many factors that come into play which determine if a home or business owner should wait until Summer to re-roof or go ahead and re-roof during winter. It is important to understand however that the answer is yes, you can safely re-roof during the winter.

Asphalt Shingles Are Durable And Made To Withstand Cold Weather

Its important to note that asphalt roofing shingles are designed to withstand cold and hot weather. There are some shingles that are designed specifically to waterproof homes in regions like Alaska where the temperature can easily reach 20 below 0 degrees. Many contractors like to avoid re-roofing when its to hot so a dry winter week might be favorable in more than one way.

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The biggest concern many have about winter re-roofs is improper sealing. There is a strip on the back of each shingle that heats up when warmed by the sun to cause the shingle to seal to one below it. This prevents wind blow off. If the shingle does not reach adequate temperature then they will not seal properly. What many people do not consider however is that a roof is on average 20 degrees warmer on the roof. If its 50 degrees outside it can be 70 degrees on the roof. In addition all of the warm air from your home is blowing up into the attic and warming the underside of the shingles as well which aides the sealant with proper adhesion.

If its just to cold out and an ideal temperature cannot be reached to get the sealant to warm up and adhere hand tabbing is suggested. Roofing cement is an asphalt based products that can be purchased in a caulking tube. By distributing a few quarter size dabs on the corners of the shingles you can easily achieve the necessary seal and wind resistance requirements until the temperatures warm up to seal the shingles.

Whats Best For Your Home?

In order to determine if a winter re-roof is necessary you should contact a professional roofer in your region. A few factors that would warrant immediate re-roof are: Extreme leaking, massive shingle blow off, a compromised roof structure that cant take the weight of compiling snow just to name a few.

If you are in the Puget Sound region of the Pacific Northwest and are considering a winter re-roof call us today for an expert opinion at 253-445-8950.

Re-roof in Olympia WA Roofs For Troops

Roofs For Troops Project In Olympia, WA

Olympia-Roofing-CompanyOne of the great things about our nation is the way businesses band together to provide discounts for our active duty and retired military servicemen . Recently GAF corporation started a program called roofs for troops. This program is designed to provide our service people with a complete roofing system, upgraded warranty and on top of that a $300 factory rebate. 

Our Roofs For Troops Install 

Chase Construction NW Inc is a premier roofing contractor in Olympia, WA. We recently had the privilege of installing a GAF Timberline HD roofing system on the home of  a couple in Olympia, WA. Both the husband and the wife were active duty and honorable members of our military. We installed a GAF complete roofing system and included a 10% military discount. With the combination of the our military discount and the GAF factory rebate we were able to save our customer over $1,000.00 on their total re-roof. It pays to serve our country!

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Hire An Expert Roofing Contractor In Olympia WA Today!

If you are considering re-roofing your home or business give us a call today at 253-445-8950. Our prices are always competitive and we provide assurance through our years of experience and extensive training and certifications. 

For more information visit our Olympia specific web page!

We are licensed, bonded and insured for your protection. We specialize in all types of roofing including: steep and low slope, commercial and residential; asphalt shingles, wood shakes, standing seam metal, metal shingles, concrete tile, slate, torchdown, single ply, roof coatings, roof repair, solar tubes and skylights.

We currently serve Olympia, Tacoma, Federal Way, Puyallup, Auburn, Renton, Kent, Bellevue, Seattle and the surrounding Puget Sound cities. 

Best Algae Resistant Roofing Shingle For Washington State

Washington States Best Algae Resistant Roofing Shingle 253-445-8950

Algae Resistant Roofing Shingles WA

*Picture credit www.iko.com
 

Hi! My name is Joel Beattie, I am a licensed, bonded and insured roofing contractor in Washington State. As you know the Puget Sound can be pretty vicious on our roof. The 9 months of rain we receive every year work hard to find ways through your roofs protective covering. Another challenge for roofs in the Pacific North West is the black algae and moss that thrives due to our climate. If you have experienced the frustration of having the unsightly site of a algae stained roof have no fear! IKO a local Washington roofing manufacturer in Sumas, WA has just released the solution in their new Cambridge AR (algae resistant) roofing shingle. 

IKO’s architectural laminate shingle was already a great product, weighing in at approximately 230 lbs per square and carrying a 15 year “Iron Clad” warranty. Now IKO shingles are protected by a 10 year algae resistant seal that does an effective job of keeping algae off of your roof. That means your roof is going to stay looking good and adding curb appeal for your home for many years. 

Here is a little more about IKO Cambridge from their website:

IKO Cambridge Algae Resistant Color Chart:

Algae Resistant Shingle IKO

 

IKO Cambridge AR Full Color Brochure

IKO Cambridge AR Technical Data Sheet 

IKO Warranty 

Standards:

ASTM D3462
ASTM D3018
ASTM D3161- Class F
ASTM E108 – Class A
ASTM D7158 – Class H
CSA A123.5
CSA A123.51
CSA A123.52
Miami-Dade Approved³

Specifications:

Size:1038 mm x 349 mm (40 7/8″ x 13 3/4″)
Exposure:149 mm (5 7/8″)
Coverage Per Package:3.1 m² (33.3 sq. ft.)
Qty Per Pallet:56 bundles
Shingles Per Square:60
Quantity Per Unit/Package:20 shingles/bundle
Warranty Term:Limited Lifetime¹
Limited Wind Warranty Upgrade:210 km/h / 130 mph¹,²
Fire Resistance Rating:Class A
Iron Clad Protection Period:15 years¹

 

Hire A Certified Washington Roofing Contractor

Chase Construction North West, Inc. is a licensed, bonded and insured roofing contractor. You deserve a safe re-roofing experience and we can provide you with just that. Call us today at 253-445-8950 or fill out our free estimate form below. 

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Grand Canyon Roof Installed In Maple Valley WA 253-445-8950

Recent Roofing Project In Maple Valley, WA

Maple Valley RoofersIts the joy of every roofing contractor to  install a premium designer roof on a custom home. Chase NW just completed one of those projects in Maple Valley, Washington. Aside from a great looking roof, the greatest testimony is really how the home owner feels about the finished product and the process of re-roofing their home. This particular home owner was very pleased with our workmanship, and was kind enough to send us the picture below and give us a review on Google. Thank you sir!

The Roof

Maple Valley Roofing Contractor

The Project

This was a great project for our team. This roof is a 10/10 pitch and had a wood shake roofing system with skip sheathing. The total area of the roof was just over 5,200 sq feet.  We tore-off the old  system and re-sheeted the entire surface to create a solid substrate for the new roof. We utilized a GAF complete roofing system including factory starter, ridge, leak barrier, GAF Grand Canyon shingles, flashing’s vents, and valley metal. We also topped it off with an upgraded system warranty that will protect every component on the roof for 50 years!

Hire An Expert Roofing Contractor In Maple Valley, WA

Chase NW is a licensed, bonded and insured roofing contractor in Maple Valley, WA. We specialize in all types of roofing applications. If you have an upcoming roofing project or need budgetary numbers contact us today at 253-445-8950. You can also fill our our free roofing estimate for Maple Valley form and we will respond in a timely manner. We are certified to install composition shingles, wood shakes, metal roofing, torchdown, single ply slate and tile. Call today and experience the Chase standard.


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