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Residential Roofing From CertainTeed®

Shaping the building products industry for more than 110 years

At Chase Construction NW, Inc. we work with a variety of products, and today we are going to focus on just one – CertanTeed. This company was founded in 1904 by George Brown, and after 13 years in business, the slogan for the General Roofing Manufacturing Certainteed roofing Chase Construction North West Inc.Company was so popular, they changed the name of the company! “Quality made certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed.” That’s how the name CertainTeed was born!

About CertainTeed

Since it’s start, this company has grown as a premier asphalt shingle manufacturer. In the 1960’s the company expanded to include fiberglass insulation and PVC pipes, leading to the introduction of solid vinyl siding. Recently in 2007, the company added Gypsum and ceilings to their scope of building materials as well! In 2015, CertainTeed re-established themselves in a new state of the art headquarter building that showcases 40 products! Since this new building has an open floor plan, it enables the research team to test the impact of the products in a real environment, providing the company with the ability to innovate better products and solutions for consumers.

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CertainTeed Residential Roofing Products

As you can see, CertainTeed has a lot of building products in their repertoire, but lets focus on residential roofing products. “With more than 300 roofing options to choose from, and quality standards that lead the industry, you can rest easily knowing CertainTeed has you covered.”

Roofing Shingles

Asphalt Shingles are the most commonly used residential roofing product on the market, and CertanTeed manufactures a wide variety of styles and colors. With shingles for every taste, they are sure to have the right one for you!

  • Strip shingles are the most basic type. They are single layer shingles and generally designed to look like slate. CertainTeed strip shingles are: CT™ 20XT™ 25, and XT™ 30.
  • Dimensional shingles are typically heavier weight than strip shingles and are manufactured with multiple layers. CertainTeed’s  Landmark® Series Roofing Shingle is a dimensional shingle that features tri-laminate technology.
  • CertianTeed Premium roofing shingles are Grand Manor®Presidential Shake® TL, and Carriage House®. Like most premium roofing shingles, they include enhanced aesthetics, increased design element and are laminated.

 

Underlayments

Waterproofing is very important in the roofing industry, and a good underlayment prevents leaks from wind driven rain, and ice dams on vulnerable areas on the roof. Used as a water resistant layer beneath the shingle, CertainTeed manufactures several grades of underlayment.

Starter Shingles

Starter shingles provide extra protection to your roof with out taking away from the overall design, and they save time on the application!  CertainTeed manufactures starter shingles under the product names Swiftstart® to be used with the Landmark® series and High Performance Starter to be used with Grand Manor®Highland Slate® and Hatteras® shingles.

Accessory Products

Carrying the same warranty as the shingles applied to the roof deck, hip and ridge shingles come in a variety of options to complete the look of your new roof. Check out ShadowRidge® and Mountain Ridge®.

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About Us

For 15 years now, Chase Construction NW, Inc. has installed quality roofs for satisfied customers. Being trained and certified in a wide variety of roofing systems and material, you are sure to find the right one for your project, and we can help! Our knowledgable and professional estimators will leave you feeling confident with any decision you make. So you if you are wanting to replace your roof with a CertainTeed roofing system, or any other system, we can do it for you! Just looking for a repair? We can do that too! Contact us today for a free estimate, we will evaluate your roof and provide you with a proposal free from pressure. Why wait, call today! 253.445.8950. Or fill out our quick estimate form! We look forward to working with you!

Roof Point – Elevating Environmental Performance

What is Roof Point?

Renton RooferIn 2012, the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing launched RoofPoint, a voluntary, consensus-based sustainable/green roof rating system developed by the center to help building owners and designers select nonresidential roof systems based on long-term energy and environmental benefits. This is a great resource for roofing contractors and builders since the subject of sustainability is vast and can be confusing. This collaboration provides new and replacement roof projects with a measure that ensures that they are designed, installed, and maintained in accordance with the best sustainable practices available.

Sustainability in the roofing industry

Describing sustainability in roofing is difficult because the descriptions can be contradictory, and the sustainability of modern roofs serves many functions and impacts the environment in many different ways. For example, cool roofs help reduce air pollution and global warning by lessening the effects of the heat-island effect in the urban landscape, while warm roofs help reduce our carbon footprint by keeping heat within the building for as long as possible in cooler climates. Both are sustainable to the environment that they are in. This is were RoofPoint comes in.

They function as:

  • checklist to identify the many ways current roofing systems provide economic value and protect the environment
  • guideline to establish design, installation and maintenance criteria for the selection of sustainable roof systems
  • An assessment system to compare different sustainable roofing strategies and select the optimal roof systems for any building and site condition
  • recognition program to validate roof system selection and reward environmental innovation in roofing

 

So Why Roof Point?

sustainable roofing companyIf roofs were installed along the energy guidelines that RoofPoint puts out, the cumulative energy savings would replace 185 coal-fired power plants and exceeding the energy production of 25 Grand Coulee Dams after 10 years! But beyond just energy savings, other key environmental concerns would benefit from a broad industry adaption of RoofPoint’s guidelines. These include improved urban air, increased water supply, reduced construction waist, enhance building occupant safety and productivity.

About Us

We at Chase Construction NW, Inc. are proud to be a part of an industry that can make a real impact on the environment and on society at large. We are always looking for opportunities to learn and further our knowledge of what is best for the industry, and for our customers. Our talented crew is always learning about the latest installation techniques and materials, and that includes sustainability practices! You can trust that if you choose Chase Construction for all your roofing needs, you are working with a company that truly cares about the outcome of your project, and your happiness in the process!  Contact us today Puget Sound! If you are in need of roofing, decking, waterproofing, or skylight installation services, contact Chase Construction North West Inc. today!  Fill out our quick estimate form or call us at 253-445-8950.

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

The worlds largest conference dedicated to green building is coming!

Greenbuild Conference 2015Here at Chase Construction North West Inc., we love mother-nature and are committed to a sustainable future. We have been elated at the strides made in our industry that have been geared towards more green operations. From environmentally conscious products to processes, our functions have been shifting to meet the needs of our planet and its’ bright future. We are very excited about the upcoming Greenbuild International Conference and Expothe largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. From November 18-20th, the green building community will gather to share ideals and help ignite a mutual passion for issues that matter. The buzz about this event has been contagious and we cannot wait for all we will learn and implement into daily practice.

 The Goal:

The goal of the conference is simple- to bring together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals and facilitate the combination of their unique energies and ideas. Exhibits will be vast and will feature the opportunity to visit with more than 550 suppliers and top manufacturers of the latest green building equipment, products, services and technology available in today’s market. Who will attend? A diverse group of professionals ranging from architects, engineers, government agencies, and of course, contractors. The conference hopes to invigorate and inspire all participants while equipping them to return to their jobs with a renewed sense of purpose. Greenbuild will feature three days of invaluable networking opportunities, industry showcases, LEED workshops and tours of the host city’s green buildings. The conference will include educational sessions, renowned speakers and special seminars. We are excited for the chance to find new ideas about the aspects of the environment we are excited to protect and renew in our daily work. Our company believes in incorporating green aspects into all we do and we can skillfully install all types of green materials! Ask us about all the options today! We hope you all get the chance to make it out to Washington D.C. for this groundbreaking conference!

About us:

Here at Chase Construction North West Inc., we stay on top of current trends so that we can best serve you. We know how important sustainability is and we always do our best to stay educated on new products and trends. We have been in business for over 13 years so we have seen all types of roofing problems and know the best solutions. Our project estimators are passionate about their work and can explain the benefits of our products. We specialize in residential and commercial roofing, no matter the material! Ask us to show you the beautiful roofs we have installed in the past and let us tell you what’s best for your next roofing project! Don’t wait for the cold winter months to start your next roofing project! We provide services in King County and Pierce County, along with major cities such as Seattle, Tacoma, Puyallup, Federal Way, Renton, Auburn, Des Moines and all of the surrounding cities. If you are in need of roofing, decking, waterproofing, or skylight installation services, contact Chase Construction North West Inc. today or fill out our quick estimate form or call us at 253-445-8950. 

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Around the Puget Sound in August 2015

With all this great weather we’ve been having, we at Chase Construction North West, Inc. love to be outdoors! I mean we are roofers after all, so when we aren’t up on a roof enjoying the sun, we like to join the community and have a little fun! There is way too much fun stuff for us to do all ourselves, so we thought we’d share some with you! From music festivals to pony rides, and even community parades, here are a few things happening around the Puget Sound this weekend!

Snoqualmie Railroad Days August 14-16

RRDays-logo-headerWould you love to ride a steam powered locomotive? You can this weekend! Snoqualmie will be having their annual community festival celebrating their spirit and 1472960_10204413946087914_8257471649298995511_norigins as a railroad and logging town. This event includes a grand parade, timber sports demonstrations, food and drink venues as well as the fireman’s pancake breakfast that started it all!

 Auburn Days August 14-16

Auburn Days Logo“A glimpse of the past, brought to the present, to build for the future.” That is the feeling that this festival brings to the Auburn community. Friday will feature an all school reunion featuring a dance under the stars. There will also be the parade, annual Auburn Days Winer’s Run starting at 7 and dinner is included! Saturday features a pancake breakfast, followed by a BBQ and beer garden, a Grand Parade featuring vehicles from ’69 or older, a book drive and entertainment at the City Hall Stage. On Sunday there will be a “Good Ol’ Show & Shine Classic Car Show” featuring vehicles from ’79 and older. There will also be a “Poets on Parade” contest as well as more entertainment and an International Farmers Market.

 

Columbia Winery Charity Run, Walk & Kids’ Dash in Woodinville – Saturday, August 15, 2015

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Course+Map+2014Starting promptly at 8:30am, with registration at 7am, this walk/run benefits uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Ensuring that all children in the Northwest receive quality care, regardless of their ability to pay, is the goal of Children’s Hospital. And this is a great way we can all help out, and stay fit at the same time. Although dogs are not allowed on this coarse, strollers are welcome, so pack up your little one, and help someone else’s little one, and get yourself to the Columbia Winery, located at:  14030 NE 145th Street, Woodinville, WA 98072.

Come Celebrate Shoreline’s Birthday! Fridays and Saturdays through August 22nd.

ShowImageShoreline is having a birthday celebration for the whole city! Do you love fiddler on the roof? Come enjoy a live production presented by the Aurora Theater Company. Friday August 14th is featuring a Skate competition from 12-5pm at Paramount School Park. There will be different options for different age levels and a free BBQ! Come Saturday and enjoy a classic car-show at Aurora Square, 155th and Aurora Avenue N. The family friendly festival will be this Saturday from 12-6 at Cromwell Park, 18030 Meridian Ave N. The family will enjoy pony rides, a children’s stage, bouncy houses, petting zoo, live theater, food trucks, and more! And in the evening will be a brand new all ages event – a Main Stage concert featuring live local bands! To end the weekend on Sunday, there will be a “Beach to Bluff Run and Sandcastle Contest” from 7:30am – 2pm at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park – 2021 NW 190th St. The day will start with a free 2 mile walk/run and end with a sandcastle construction competition. Bring your own buckets and tools to compete, or just watch from the sidelines. This weekend will sure be one to remember for Shoreline!Screen Shot 2015-08-14 at 11.29.25 AM

BrasilFest August 16th

17_brasilfestThe Seattle Center will be heated up this Sunday with Brazilian Dancing, drumming, music, films, traditional food, workshop and exhibits. This free festival was started in 1999 by Brazilian immigrants with the mission to expose Brazilian culture to the community. Visit www.seattlecenter.com for more information.

About us

We love living in the Pacific Northwest as well as working here. We at Chase Construction NW, Inc., hope that you and your family can enjoy all that it has to offer – don’t let your roofing project keep you from doing that! We can take care of all your roofing needs and more! We have been roofing in the PNW for over 13 years. Our customers always come out of the experience satisfied and we work hard to ensure this! We provide services in King County and Pierce County, along with major cities such as Seattle, Tacoma, Puyallup, Federal Way, Renton, Auburn, Des Moines and all of the surrounding cities. If you are in need of roofing, decking, waterproofing, or skylight installation services, contact Chase Construction North West Inc. today! fill out our free estimate form or call us at 253-445-8950.

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