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A Roofing Debate

Nails or Staples?

We at Chase Construction NW, Inc. have been installing quality roofs around the Puget Sound for 15 years now, and have experience in a wide variety of roofing applications. We have seen a lot of debates in the roofing industry on different practices of installation, and today we are going to address one. The debate of nails vs staples is a hot one, and we definitely have an opinion! Both are approved by roofing manufacturers depending on what area you are in, but which one is better?

Applying shingles with staples.

staples or nailsLet’s start with staples. Some roofers love them, some hate them, some are surprised that they are even still around for shingle installation. As far as ease of use and cost, staples are in the lead. It is much easier hauling around a much lighter staple gun vs a heavier nail gun, even the staples are easier to carry than the nails (as you can see from the picture to the right). Staples are also great for tearing off a roof because they come right up (that’s not a good thing). Yes, staples are easy to use, but it is difficult to install them properly. Staples must be put in in a straight line, and holding the staple gun straight is awkward and unnatural for the human hand resulting in crooked staples. When the staple is improperly installed, the result is a less than ideal wind rating, and the shingle is easily dislodged from the roof. Staples were very popular in the 80’s and 90’s, but since, they have been rejected by building codes due to the swarm of problems due to improper installation.

staples or nails

Using nails to install your shingles.

Using nails for your installation is more costly due to the cost of the nails themselves, and the fact that nail guns are heavier and more cumbersome to load. But they are easier and take less time to install, they hold the shingle more effectively, and will not void your warranty! Because of the shape of a nail vs a staple, you don’t have to worry about holding the gun straight like with a staple gun, it is impossible to install a crooked nail. Did I Burien Roofing Contractorsmention the not voiding your warranty part? Most manufacturers do not allow staples because of the fact that they do not hold in high winds, and they are so commonly installed improperly. We understand that a new roof is expensive, but so is a long series of repairs, and a shortened lifespan of the roof due to inferior products and installation. It is generally thought of among quality roofing contractors that staples are used by those that are more worried about their bottom line than the quality of workmanship.


Need A New Roof?

At Chase Construction, NW Inc. we care about our customers and the quality of the roof they are getting! We are Master Elite® Roofers (one of only 11 in Washington State), and are trained and certified in a wide variety of roofing systems. And with 15 years under our belt, we have plenty of experience! When you choose us for your installation, you are getting quality and know how. Schedule your free estimate today and let us show you what we can do to help you protect your greatest asset! Contact us at 253-445-8950 or fill out our quick estimate form! We look forward to working with you!

Choosing a color for your new roof

What color should you choose?

Choosing a color for your roof isn’t as hard as it may sound. But with all the choices available, it can be intimidating, and with each style comes different choices. Luckily our friends at GAF makes it easy for us! Lets take a peak at the different color families GAF has to offer.

Picking out a color with GAF

HGTV Director of Design Nancy FireGAF is North America’s largest roofing manufacturer and more property owners choose GAF for their roofing project. And it’s no wonder with how easy they make it to choose your new roof! They even have HGTV Home’s Director of Design as their Style Guide Expert – Nancy Fire! Lets break down the color families with a selected shingle to demonstrate.

Black and Grays

GAF Camelot Shingles

Camelot® II Shingles

Black and gray colors are our most popular. They are a great contrast to almost any color your house may be. The Camelot® shingle in Charcoal and Royal Slate, are great examples of how great this color looks.

Brown and Reds

GAF Glenwood shingles

the Glenwood® shingleThis color range brings warmth to your home and is also a very popular choice. We are looking at the Glenwood® shingle in Adobe Clay and Autumn Harvest for great examples of these colors.

Blues and Greens

GAF Timberline HDTimberline HD® Shingles

This color range is for people who know what they want! It brings such character to any home! We are featuring the  Timberline HD® shingle in Hunter Green and Slate to show off the beauty of this color range.

Beige and Gold

Timberline® American Harvest®.

Timberline HD® ShinglesBeige and Gold are more subtle and neutral shades. Your roof can take a step back and allow a different part of your home to take center stage. We are again going to look at the Timberline HD® shingle, this time in Copper Canyon and Shakewood.

Which will you choose?

We are crazy about roofs of any size, shape and of course COLOR! When you schedule your free estimate, we come prepared with physical samples for you to compare. We also bring with us our expert knowledge of every roofing systems that we offer. Whether it’s one of GAF’s beautiful shingles, or the other systems we offer! Not looking for composition shingles? Great! We offer a wide variety of options! Book your free estimate today and see how Chase Construction NW, Inc. can transform your roof and add value home! give us a call today! 253.445.8950.timberline roofTimberline HD Roof installed by Chase Construction NW, Inc.

National Roofing Week Day 2

Professional Roofing Contractors in the Puget Sound

National Roofing Week 2016One of our favorite weeks of the year is here – National Roofing Week! We kicked it off yesterday with record breaking temperatures here in the North West! Our professional crew is experienced in working in all types of weather, from snow to pouring down rain, to scorching summer heat! You can trust that no matter the time of year, our crew will install your roof efficiently and correctly, no exceptions! Part of the main emphasis that #NationalRoofingWeek brings to the public, is the importance of hiring a professional roofing contractor. Not only do we have an experienced crew that is trained and certified with several manufactures, but we are also GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractors, as well as IKO Shield Pro Plus Contractors! We have also been in business for over 14 and that speaks for itself in the construction industry!

Charitable Projects

Day 2 in National Roofing Week is highlighting charitable projects in the roofing industry. We at Chase Construction NW, Inc. are always looking for ways to help out our fellow man. Every year we choose several projects to give back to our community. Last year, we were able to bless a fellow “12th man” with free labor, a free skylight and discounted roofing material for a much needed new roof. You can check out that project here, or watch the video here. This year we are taking our efforts across the world as we partner with New Horizon Church in Fife and fly to Tha Ton, Thailand!

Heading to Thailand!

Chase is going to Thailand

Our fearless leaders Joel and Melanie Beattie will be traveling again to Thailand later this year to work with the leaders at Faith Village. Founded in 1996 by Pastors David and Paula Mahawon, Faith Village is a ministry of Trumpets of Christ International, and is a safe haven for children who are orphaned, abused, in danger or have been trafficked for child prostitution or slave labor, and forced into rebel armies. In 2013 they were able to travel to Faith Village, with the intention of performing roofing work. When they got there, Joel asked the Pastor David Mahawon if there was a roofing project he could work on, and there was indeed a building on the property that was without a roof. It stood for several years with just the brick walls and concrete foundation. The young men of Faith Village have been wanting to put a bamboo roof on it, but Pastor David had always said that they will be able to put a permanent roof on it some day. Chase Construction Nw, Inc. in ThailandJoel asked him how much it would take to buy the roofing material, and it turned out that it was exactly how much Joel had brought with him for a roofing project! Check out the video here. They can’t wait to go back this year! The projects that they will be working on, along side of New Horizon Church, is a soccer camp for the community, as well as building a small market and cafe on the main road, to use as a source of income for Faith Village. We can’t wait to hear the stories that they will bring back with them!

Thank you Joel and Melanie!

Chase Construction Nw, Inc. in Thailand

We are proud to be led by such selfless and generous leaders! While they are in Thailand, we will be making sure that that same culture will translate to our customers here at home. A culture of hard work, integrity, and excellence. You can trust that we have your best interest in mind when we are working with you to make sure that your biggest asset is taken care of – your roof! So if you are in need of a new roof, or just a repair, we are here for you! Call us today for your free estimate – 253-445-8950 or fill out our quick estimate form!

We look forward to working with you!

Western Roofing Expo 2016

 “The Largest Roofing Expo presented by Roofing Contractors for the Roofing Industry”

Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 10.22.57 AMThis event is known for bringing all of the elements of the roofing industry together! The specific needs that roofing and waterproofing contractors face in the western regions will be addressed. Attendees will be able to connect with manufacturers, suppliers and people in the industry. They will experience a wide range of multi-dimensional products, services, technologies, and innovations. They will be able to see and compare a wide variety of the newest products from every major category. Running from Saturday June 11th – Wednesday June 15th, with a ton of educational, networking, and entertainment possibilities! This year’s expo will be one to remember!

What will be happening:

Saturday proves to be a fun day with a DMF golf tournament and sporting clays tournament and a National Women in Roofing (NWIR) program and reception. WESTERN ROOFING EXPOMonday and Tuesday include seminars, with 2 sessions each day with 4 choices each session, running from 8:30am-11:30am. Choices include “Successful Solar Opportunities in the Roofing Industry”, Drones: The Key To Safer Roof Inspections”, “Veteran Hiring Techniques for 2016: Why Veterans Make Great Employees”, and “Common Mistakes in Slate Roofing”.  After lunch each day, there is a variety of demos running from 1:30-5:00, including “Lomanco: Understanding Air Flow in Attic Ventilation” andEagleView Technologies: How to Automate Material Orders with Technology”. Wednesday closes it out with 4 more seminars running from 8:30-4:30 with subjects such as “Advanced Wind Forensics”, andSingle-Ply Roofing Technology”.

For a full listing and explanations of events please click here.

Key Note Speakers:

Between seminars and demos on Monday and Tuesday the Expo is hosting 2 key note speakers.

Monday we will hear from: Craig Brightup, The Brightup Group “Our favorite Washington insider, Craig Brightup, The Brightup Group LLC, will be at the top of his game. You will NOT want to miss his views and inside information at this most important time in the roofing and waterproofing industry.”

Craig Brightup, The Brightup GroupTuesday’s Key note speaker is Comedian and Actor: Rob Magnotti “Rob Magnotti is a multi-talented Comedian and Actor who infuses his stand-up comedy with a vast range of on the money celebrity impressions and characters. He attended Montclair University in New Jersey and studied Acting, Film, Theatre, and performed in the Broadcasting Department’s sketch comedy show. He began doing open mic nights on campus and in comedy clubs in New Jersey and New York. Within a short period of time, he became a regular on the New York City comedy club scene and his comedy career was launched.”

About us:

We love our industry! And we can’t wait to see what this year’s expo has in store! As we are a roofing company that operate in the western part of the United States, the information that will be presented will be relevant, and will help us service our customers even better! Thank you Western State Roofing Contractors Association for hosting this informative and fun expo! Chase Construction NW, Inc. has been roofing in the Puget Sound for over 14 years and we are always looking for ways to expand our knowledge of the industry! And we are here for you! So if you are in need of a new roof, or just a repair, we are here for you! Call us today for your free estimate – 253-445-8950 or fill out our quick estimate form! We look forward to working with you!