New Roof in Spanaway, WA

IKO Cambridge Shingle Roof in Spanaway

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
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Innovation and Insight at the GAF 2018 Northwest Roofing Expo

2018 Northwest Roofing Expo exceeds expectations! 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. Innovative business practices for roofers Jeff
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Why Re-sheet Over Skip Sheathing?

Cedar shakes have always been a popular roofing material, especially in the Pacific Northwest. But in recent decades, the asphalt composite shingle has taken off as the main roofing style. Given the large numbers of homes with cedar shake roofs installed in the 1980’s and 90’s, many are coming to end of life now. Most cedar shake roofs were installed over skip-sheathing, a poor substrate for asphalt composition shingles.  When a cedar shake roof needs replacing, the shakes should be removed, and the skip-sheathing sheeted over with solid plywood. What is skip-sheathing? When you think of a modern plywood roof deck, you’re not imagining gaps between the sheets of plywood.  The entire roof deck is relatively uniform,
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New GAF Cobra Hip Vent

Keeping Proper Attic Ventilation in Mind 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. Attic Ventilation Solutions One 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
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New IKO Roofing Products

New Innovations from IKO 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. NEW IKO Ultra HP® High Profile Hip and Ridge Cap Shingles Pairing 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
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High Performance Underlayment

Roofing in the Pacific Northwest There 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. What is underlayment on a roof? 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
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