IKO Cambridge Shingle Roof in Spanaway

New Roof in Spanaway, WA

IKO’s Cambridge roofing system is as robust as it comes for economical shingles. With cutting edge technology, these asphalt composition shingles have stronger performance than most competing value-engineered shingles. We frequently recommend them because they are among the most long-lasting roofing products we’ve ever worked with.

New Roof in Spanaway, WAIKO’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 West, Inc. is an IKO certified ShieldPRO Plus roofing contractor and we know all the ins and outs of roofing the Cambridge system.

Innovation and Insight at the GAF 2018 Northwest Roofing Expo

On March 22, guest speakers for the GAF 2018 Northwest Roofing Expo at the Tulalip Resort & Casino brought thought-provoking insights and remarkable innovations to teach all roofers in attendance the best they know.  Robert J. O’Neill, of the famed SEAL Team Six and one of the most highly decorated Navy SEAL combat veterans, captivated a packed house with colorful illustrations of SEAL training and combat missions. Of the many great vendors in attendance, some presented tools that are becoming widely used for this generation of roofing contractors, while others presented new tools that may become mainstays in the industry for generations to come.

Jeff Brett and Larry Cargal gave two of the most informative presentations for us.  They brought innovative strategies to the table that have led to success in their own careers.

New GAF Cobra Hip Vent

Proper attic ventilation is essential in every home. If your attic is not properly ventilated, heat and moisture can build up, causing your energy bills to skyrocket. Moisture may not be penetrating your roof, but humidity from your home can still be trapped in your attic, causing mold and mildew to grow, and be absorbed by the rafters and the roof deck, causing rot.

proper attic ventilation is key for any roof systemOne popular solution for attic ventilation is soffit -ridge ventilation, such as GAF’s Cobra Intake Pro Rooftop Intake Vent and Exhaust Vent. This combination allows fresh cool air in and drives out warm moist air, promoting your homes energy efficiency. Since it is encouraging the exit of warm moist air, it also inhibits the growth of harmful mold and mildew, and prevents deterioration from roof rot. In addition, it prevents harmful ice damming on the roof during freezing temperatures. When installed with existing soffit vents, this system can improve attic airflow by up to 20%.

New IKO Roofing Products

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Earlier this year, the home and building industry gathered in Orlando, Florida for the 2017 NAHB International Builders’ Show®. This year’s show demonstrated continued innovation and momentum in the home and building industry.  IKO gave a peak of it’s newest residential roofing products, along with a few of their popular premium, performance and architectural shingles. Let’s talk about what product innovations that IKO featured at IBS 2017.

High Profile Ridge Cap ShinglesPairing seamlessly with IKO’s popular premium designer and performance shingles, this newest addition to the IKO Pro4™ system provides enhanced aesthetics, roofline protection and ease of installation. IKO Ultra HP Ridge Cap Shingles add a dimensional high-end look to your roofline, adding to the home’s curb appeal.  This alternative to cut-up roof shingles protect this area of the roof while adding dimension, depth and texture.

High Performance Underlayment

What is UnderlayementThere are many components that go into a new roof, and the quality of those products contribute to the over all performance that you will get out of your roof. Let’s face it, it rains a lot here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and waterproofing is essential to any project when it comes to the roof. For this reason, one of the most important aspects of any roofing system is the underlayment.

The underlayment is an extra layer of protection that goes between your shingles and the roof deck. This is an important aspect of any roof system because it protects the roof from penetrating moisture by shedding water away from the roof deck. It can also provide protection from rain while the shingles are being installed.