Habitat for Humanity International was founded over 34 years ago by Linda and Millard Fuller in a small community called Koinonia Farm in Georgia, USA. In 1968 the Koinonia community began to build homes and sell them to families who were in need at no profit and no interest. This in turn lead to what we know today as Habitat for Humanity.
Today Habitat for Humanity has built over 400,000 houses and shelters more than 2 million people in more than 5 continents and 3,000 communities world wide.
GAF and Habitat for Humanity have teamed together to develop a program that benefits both the community and the contractor who participate in the program.
How the Program Works
Habitat for Humanity builds and renovates houses with families in need of affordable housing
GAF provides roofing materials
GAF Master Certified™ and MasterElite™ contractors provide labor
GAF donates a System Plus ltd. warranty for each new roof installed under this program
There are three ways to earn your certification…
Install roofing on two new Habitat For Humanity homes per year OR
Install one re-roofing project per year that includes a tear-off OR
Donate labor on two non-roofing projects per year (only when roofing is not needed locally)
Chase Construction NW, Inc. Joins the Community Contractor Program
Every year Chase has the opportunity to partner with Habitat for Humanity to provide a local family in need with a new roof. This album features our crew and the outstanding community service they provided in installing a new GAF roofing system near Tacoma, WA.
Habitat for Humanity
For further information on joining the GAF Habitat for Humanity Community Contractor Program contact: Andy Varyu 206-866-7599 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
“Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.” habitat.org
Chase Construction NW, Inc. had the opportunity to capture GAF’s Washington and Alaska’s Territory Manager Shawn Notle discuss the importance of hiring a Master™ and Master Select™ contractor when installing a flat or low slope roofing system on residential or commercial roofing projects. Standing in the heart of downtown Seattle you can see that commercial flat roofs are nearly on every corner.
Shawn had the opportunity to interview Weatherholt and Associates, Inc. Principle and Senior Field Engineer Rob Card who reiterates the importance of not only hiring contractors who are qualified at the highest level of certification, but finding a manufacturer who holds themselves to a high standard.
Why Weatherholt and Associates meets GAF’s Standards
Wetherholt and Associates, Inc. was founded in 1984 to serve the construction industry by assisting in resolving water intrusion problems. Specifically, they specialize in roofing, waterproofing, and building envelope trouble shooting and problem solving. Clients include several major school districts, manufacturing companies, and municipal and state government departments.
Weatherholt and Associates are capable of determining the types of roof and waterproofing systems in place, performing moisture surveys, determining leak sources, and generating CAD details. majority of our work is for commercial, institutional, and public sector clients whose properties require careful and prudent management of resources, both monetarily and functionally. We are familiar with almost all types of roofing, waterproofing, and building cladding. We have the resources to investigate those with which we might be unfamiliar.
If you have any questions, or if we may be of service, please do not hesitate to call us at (425) 822-8397.
Looking for a Master™ or Master Elite™ Roofing Contractor?
If you are in the Puget Sound region of Washington State and are in need of roofing services contact Chase Construction North West, Inc. today. We are Master™ certified contractor through GAF. We have been providing our region with expert commercial and residential roofing services for over 13 years. We provide services in Seattle, Tacoma, Federal Way, Renton, Auburn and all of the surrounding cities.
Dont let this happen to you. Call Chase NW Roofing, we can stop a leak in a creek!
Chase NW Roofing Believes Prevention Is Better Than Repair
Life happens, and so do roof leaks! A leaking roof can definitely put a cramp in your style, and in your pocket book. The good news, however, is that if you know the most common causes of a roof leak, and the signs of a leaking roof, you can stop major damage before it starts. Roof repair can save you thousands of dollars in damage to the interior of your home. It is a very good idea to have your roof inspected every couple of years. You should also consider establishing a yearly roof maintenance program. If you are in Tacoma, Puyallup or the surrounding Puget Sound area and would like a free roof inspection, fill out our quick estimate form. One of our expert roofers will contact you shortly. We only provide the best roofing materials such as GAF, IKO and Versico.
Video by ProMaster & Handyman of Cincinnati
Most Common Leak Areas
There are many different reasons a roof leak might occur. In this article I am going to focus on some of the most critical leak prone areas that are easy to detect. For a broader look into the condition of your roof please read our blog “Kay danger signals of a leaking roof”. Key causes for roof leaks are usually found in: failed roof flashing (chimney flashing, step metal, back pan, roof to wall etc.), damaged or worn out roof vents, worn or damaged roofing shingles, improper installation, and lack of proper roofing system components such as leak barrier.
The first sign that you have a roof leak is water staining on your ceiling or walls. It often shows up heavily on the seams, the path of least resistance. If you begin to see this roof leak symptom don’t procrastinate getting your roof inspected, its only going to get worse if you don’t get the roof leak repaired.
Water staining is very visible with a bad roof leak!
Once you see the water staining call Chase Construction NW Inc., (if you’re in the Puget Sound) or alicensed roofing company in your area. Next, you will need to go into the attic and see if you can locate water entry points on the roof sheathing. Water migration trails can easily be seen and lead you back to the roof leaks point of entry. Now its time to go up onto the roof and see what’s going on overhead. If you are going to go up on the roof yourself please wear proper safety gear. We always recommend leaving dangerous work like roofing to the experts.
Through process of elimination begin to check out what type of penetrations such as a chimney, vent or plumbing pipe boots are in that vicinity of the roof. If it is around a chimney check the condition of the flashing. Is it rusted or pulled away from the brick leaving large gaps. Are there cracks in the chimney or chimney cap. Is there proper roof flashings and chimney counter flashing? If there is a vent or pipe check to see if aging and weatherization has created holes. Rusted out nails and failed caulking are leading causes of roof leaks in vents and pipe boots.
Rusted out vent on Tacoma re-roof.
Now that you have located the suspect leak areas you have half of the battle won! As a homeowner you should familiarize yourself with “roof health” and know when its time to replace or repair your roof. Stopping these leaks “in time” is critical to preserving the longevity of the roof, preventing rot in your framing, and prohibiting dangerous attic molds from spawning.
For more information on roof health please feel free to contact us. You can always give us a call at 253-445-8950.
Estimates are always free at Chase Construction NW Inc. Roofing. Fill out our quick estimate form and we will contact you in a timely manner. We will do a fantastic job on your re-roof as one of the North West’s best roofing contractors.
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