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Caring For Your Roof After A Storm

Your Roof – The PNW – The Storm

The PNW is a beautiful place to live any time of the year, and part of what makes it so beautiful is the abundance of trees. This time of year, however, that can be a problem. Your roof is meant to protect your home from wind, rain, snow and ice, and this time of year, that protection is really put to the test.  Let’s talk about what to do after a storm, and how to prevent damage to your roof.

After The Storm

NeedARoof_Storm-Damage_SmallFallen trees, heavy snow, ice dams, heavy rain, high winds, these are some of the things that we have to deal with. After any storm, it is important to take a look at your roof and check for any damage. Roofing companies will be especially busy during this time, so it is important to not put it off in case you have to wait for repairs. If not addressed in a timely manner, more damage can occur to the interior of your home. It’s not always easy to see damage however. Its obvious if a tree fell on your roof, shingles were blown off, or hail cracked a skylight, but what about hidden damage?

Hidden Damage

Roof damage is sometimes hard to spot, so first look for clues. Walk around the exterior of your property and check for large debris such as tree branches. this could indicate that your roof took a beating, and could warranty a closer look at the roof. Another thing to look for is debris from the roof itself, such as shingles, trim, or other roofing material. Dents in your gutters, valley, or facia could also indicate the potential for damage. Climb up a safely secured ladder to get a closer look at your roof, but leave walking on your roof to the professionals. Check for missing shingles, cracks or dents or anything obviously damaged on the roof, including the metal flashing around your home, chimney and skylights. Once the exterior has been fully inspected, move to the interior for damage. Check for cracks in the walls or ceilings and of corse water spots or leaks. Interior leaks can take some time to prevent themselves, especially if there is no obvious signs of damage, so keep an eye out for days after a storm.

Found Damage

Once damage is found, document it with pictures, and if material such as shingles were found, keep them as evidence. It is important for your insurance company that you have documentation of the damage. Contact your insurance company to file a claim, and find a quality roofing contractor in your area. Once a storm hits, roofing contractors are competing for your business, which is a good thing for you! But be careful not to do your homework! Don’t pick the cheapest and most available one you can find, there may be a reason why they are so available during such a busy time for roofers.

Choosing a Roofing Contractor

Choosing a quality roofing contractor that you can trust is a stressful venture, even more so after a storm and you are in immediate need of repairs. Let’s explore a few things to look for when choosing.

  • Find out how long they have been in business. More than 80% of roofing contractors go out of business within 2 years, and that means that customers are being stiffed on workmanship warranties. That may not apply to a repair, but it can affect the quality of the work that will go into your project.
  • Make sure they are licensed, bonded, and insured. The roofing industry is among the top in national claims and reports of fraud. Making sure they have all their ducks in a row is a good way to tell that they mean business.
  • Check their reviews. Get on the internet and research review sites. Yelp, the BBB, and Google reviews are great ways to see if there are any complaints or unresolved issues with the company. How they take care of their customers will indicate if they will take care of you.

 

Give Us A Call!

When you are looking for a roofing contractor to handle your storm damage, don’t forget to give us a call! We are licensed, bonded, insured and have been going strong since 2002. Click here to look up our reviews: Chase Construction NW, Inc. reviews. And we give free estimates!  Contact us today for your free estimate! Call 253.445.8950, or fill out our quick estimate form. Thank you for your consideration!

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Adding Curb Appeal with a New Roof!

What is Curb Appeal?

Wikepedia defines curb appeal as “An attractiveness of the exterior of a residential or commercial property, as viewed from the street.” As a roofing company, curb appeal is our business. Call us biased, but nothing is more attractive to us on a house than a beautiful roof. Yes Yes, the rest of the house is important too, but expertly install an architectural 50 year shingle on that house, and we are happy! But recognizing that our love for roofs isn’t necessarily shared with the rest of the general population, here are some other tips to add curb appeal to your home pulled from our pinterest page (have you followed us yet?)

DIY Projects

Curb Appeal IdeasDisplaying your house numbers in a creative way is a relatively easy way to add some curb appeal. There are many ways to execute this concept, that you can do yourself! Again, are you following us on Pinterest yet?

Painting your door is another easy way to add instant curb appeal to your home. Most experts would say that a bold color to make the door stand out is the best way to achieve this. Here is a link to some great color ideas. And just for fun, here is another link.

Another idea for adding some attractiveness to your home is to update your mailbox. Curb Appeal IdeasHere is a link for a mailbox make over that you can do this weekend!

Attractive Lighting is easy to add. Don’t want to buy new lights? Try updating the ones you already have! Here is link to a thrifty exterior light makeover.

Lastly, Shutters! Shutters not only add a pop of color, they add an architecrual detail that is a subtle but impactful way to add a uniqueness to your home. Here is a link to some instructions to do it yourself

Can we talk about the roof now?

Yay! This is our favorite part! As you know, the attractiveness of your home determines its curb appeal. There are many ways to achieve this, from an easy weekend diy project, to a major overhaul, such as new windows, a fresh coat of paint, or re-designing your landscaping. But overlooking the roof can be a huge mistake. This doesn’t necessarily mean a full roof replacement. If your roof is relatively new, getting up there and cleaning off debris, and checking for loose shingles (and having them professionally repaired) may be all you need to refresh the look of your home. But if your roof is getting up there in age, or you are looking to upgrade to a different look, here are some roofing systems to consider

Architectural Asphalt Shingles:

Roofs installed by Chase Construction NW, Inc.A heavyweight architectural shingle will not only add that much desired curb appeal, but it can even add value to your home! With multiple color choices to fit any personality, these shingles also boast a “dimensional look” that add even more visual appeal to the roof. A couple systems that we work with (and our most popular choices) are the IKO Cambridge Architectural Roofing Shingles, and the GAF Timberline HD shingles. Both systems come with warranties that will make you comfortable about the investment, and if we install your roof system, you will even have access to exclusive warranties!

 

Metal Roof:

Metal Roofs installed by Chase Construction NW, Inc.Metal is becoming more and more popular as a residential roofing system. But why metal? A standing seam metal panel roof such as NuRay roofing products can save you up to 40% of energy costs compared to asphalt shingles. Just like asphalt shingles, it will add re-sell value to your home, but it lasts 4 times longer! Edco has a line of steel shingles that resemble shake! “The next generation of metal roofing” is becoming a popular choice for residential homes as well. Coming in blended, HD imaging, multi-tone colors, you can achieve a soft, weathered look with a steel “cedar” shake that won’t fade or diminish. EDCO Generations roofing will not warp, split, peel, or crack and defies winds up to 160 mph. Metal is also virtually maintenance free!

We love roofs!

I think you can see that we have a passion for roofs! Our obsession may be a little unhealthy, but its you who can benefit! You can feel comfortable that no matter what Roofing Company Reviewroofing system you choose (we are certified in a wide variety) we will execute it beautifully! Our customer’s satisfaction is also a major priority! We recognize that making you happy is extremely important, that is why we go over all the information with you, provide you with ways to research on your own, and keep you informed throughout the entire process. Check out this review from one of our satisfied customers:

Contact us today!

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!

The Who’s Who in Building and Construction Showcase 2016!

The Industry’s Premier Education and Networking Event!

This last week brought a networking event that we look forward to every year – The Blue Book Building & Construction Network Showcase. It was held again this year at the beautiful Bell Harbor International Conference Center on Thursday May 5th. Even with the beautiful Washington weather occurring outside, this event was packed with like-minded people in the industry to learn, mingle, and make business connections and partnerships.

What did we learn?

blue-book-network-showcase5 Ways to Beat the Lowest Bidder Game – was the topic of the educational presentation portion from 12:30 – 2 at the event. “Discover when and why Project Owners, Construction Managers and GCs award contracts on the basis of something other than the lowest qualified bid and find out how to build the relationships you’ll need along the way. Plus – eye-opening strategies to prequalify new GCs and position your company to receive that elusive first project.” Builders, contractors, and subcontractors joined together for lunch as we heard this presentation by Coty Fournier – a 25-year commercial construction executive, author, speaker, and thought-leader on business development, strategic planning, and talent development for construction companies nationwide.

Who did we meet?

After the educational lunch, the networking portion began. Attendees went upstairs to meet with exhibitors, and the connections made over lunch. The bluebook took care of everything, all the attendees needed to bring was business cards! In the construction industry, partnerships are very important, and this event helped facilitate this necessity like no other!

About us

The Bluebook Network showcaseWe had a great time connecting with several companies that we could potentially partner with on projects in the future, and that is an exciting prospect. Thank you Blue Book! We are a roofing company that specialize on all types of roofs, residential and commercial. For over 14 years, we have been roofing all over the Puget Sound, and we see no end in sight! When you choose Chase Construction NW, Inc. for your next roofing project, you will benefit from our experience, knowledge, and ongoing expertise. We are certified and factory trained in a variety of roofing products and applications, and are able to offer exclusive warranties. Contact us today by filling out our free estimate form or calling us at 253-445-8950.

Heading up to Tulalip

The Northwest Roofing Expo is here!

Northwest Roofing Expo

Roofers from all over the Northwest will be congregating at the Tulalip Casino today for this year’s Northwest Roofing Expo. As a Master Elite Roofing Contractor, we headed up yesterday to spend time with other leaders in the industry, but the rest of the public arrived here today. Starting at 7am for breakfast, this year’s expo is shaping up to be a memorable one!

Things we will see today

We will again have the opportunity to meet with the candidates of the very first “Hire A Hero – Roofing Academy” when they are introduced to the public. As they will now be graduating from the program, we can bring them aboard into the roofing industry!

We will hear from a number of speakers including this year’s key note speaker  Matt Walker, who will be speaking on the subject of “How the five elements of adventure create full engagement leaders.”

A Note from Matt’s website:

Full Engagement Leadership

“Matt Walker facilitates adventure learning to connect individuals with their leadership potential in their professional and personal lives. Matt employs adventure to create purpose, authenticity, and passion both professionally and personally. His motivational speaking, team building, and professional development coaching connects the lessons learned from adventuring in the worlds most difficult environments to the challenges and opportunities in our professional and personal lives.” 

About Us

Northwest Roofing ExpoWe are having great time learning even more about our industry, as well as getting to see our fellow roofing contractors! We are loving the atmosphere and classes!  In the mean time, our crew is working tirelessly to complete an amazing project in Gig Harbor! 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!