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Roof Coating Strengths & Weaknesses

Here at Chase Construction North West Inc., we specialize in all types of roofing, both residential and commercial. We are proud of our many commercial jobs as they give us the opportunity to challenge ourselves and produce something of both beauty and quality on a larger scale. Commercial projects offer a change of pace for our crew as the materials and processes used sometimes widely differ than those of residential projects. While traditional shingles or a metal roof is usually the standard for residential properties, a roof coating can be the right choice for a commercial property, especially in a period of

rising labor costs and environmental concerns. A coating acts as a barrier that shields the roof from the elements by increasing UV protection to fight against the sun’s harmful rays. In turn, this process assists in reducing the building’s energy costs as well as limiting expansion and contraction cycles that lead to premature failure of the underlying membrane in maintenance applications. Additionally a coating is water-resistant, but some materials are better than others when it comes to preventing ponding water. A coating can be a great cost effective option as compared to a full roof replacement, but it’s vital to do your research concerning the condition of the roof and its location, slope, and exposure to chemicals, heat, and UV rays. Following we have a comparison of strengths and weaknesses to help you determine which coating material is best for your next commercial roofing job!

Acrylic roof coatings:

Acrylic is a water-based, cost-effective solution for a variety of roofs. The material works well with most climates and provides the best value. Roof coating contractor commercial roofer tacoma Chase Construction North West Inc. Strengths: Acrylic coatings offer a superior balance of cost and performance. They are highly reflective, UV resistant, and easy for roofing crews to work with. Weaknesses: Acrylics tend to lose mil thickness with weathering, need to be applied at 50º F or above, and typically do not offer the best performance in terms of ponding-water situations.

Polyurethane roof coatings:

Polyurethanes are more impact resistant and handle traffic better than any other coating. There are two main types of polyurethane coatings: aromatic and aliphatic. Aromatic coatings are less costly and not UV stable, so they usually act as a base coating. Aliphatic coatings are more costly, but are UV stable, hold color well, and stay cleaner than most other coatings. Roof coating contractor commercial roofer tacoma Chase Construction North West Inc. Strengths: A urethane roof coating system with an aromatic base and an aliphatic top coat is durable, stays cleaner, and is more resistant to ponding water than an acrylic coating. This combination also does well as a cool roof because it tends to be white and stay clean. Weaknesses: They are more expensive than acrylics and can give off a stronger odor when compared to most other coatings.

Silicone roof coatings:

Silicones are moisture cured and humidity can even promote their cure. In some applications, the use of silicone can eliminate the need for a primer.

Chase Construction uses Gaco Western SiliconeStrengths: Silicones weather better than other coatings with almost no erosion or possibility of getting hard or brittle. Silicone also bodes well in ponding water situations. Weaknesses: Silicones hold dirt and rain acts as a cleaner which causes the material to lose reflectivity over time. It is also difficult to adhere to silicone, so when a roof needs re-coating, you must either remove the coating completely or re-coat with a compatible silicone. Resistance to tearing is a mechanical weakness and silicone coatings should be used with fabric as a common practice. There are many choices when it comes to coatings, but this category of roofing systems can be cost and energy efficient and offer a good solution instead of a full roof tear-off and replacement. If you remain unsure about which option is best for you, call one of our talented estimators today! We have been in business in the Puget Sound for over 13 years and we work hard to provide our customers with the most value and peace of mind, no matter the size of the project. Ask to see some of our beautiful past work! We look forward to hearing from you! Start the new year by best protecting your home! 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 quick estimate form or call us at 253-445-8950.   Check out our video on GacoFlex Roof System!

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New Innovations from our friends at GAF!

Here at Chase Construction North West Inc., we have provided the best for our customers for over 13 years, which is why we only use the most trusted and reputable materials. We have partnered with GAF and IKO manufacturing for the duration of this time, and we feel proud to offer the aesthetics and safety that their products always beautifully combine. Both companies lead the industry in innovation that further protects, but today, we will focus on the new members of the GAF family. GAF is pleased to announce Hydrostop™,  United Coatings™ and Street Bond™, all from a GAF HydroStop Tacoma roofer Chase Construction North West Inc.leading manufacturer of fluid-applied solutions for roofs, pavements, and other surfaces! All of these products will now be available from GAF and we are so excited for the new strides we will now be able to take in making our customers happy!

HydroStop™ PremiumCoat® Foundation Coat

GAF HydroStop Tacoma roofer Chase Construction North West Inc.We hope to get very well acquainted with all of these new products, but today, we will be discussing the uses and benefits of HydroStop™ PremiumCoat®Foundation Coat. This FoundationCoat is the base of the PremiumCoat® system, which is one of the highest quality roofing and waterproofing systems available. The flexible, U.V. resistant elastomeric compound is fully reinforced with a tough nonwoven polyester fabric that is perfectly suited to all roofing and flashing applications! GAF always places the same high emphasis on keeping our crew safe that we do, which is why PremiumCoat® is safe to handle and requires no special equipment to install! The qualities of this product GAF HydroStop Tacoma roofer Chase Construction North West Inc.reach far beyond this fact! The roofing system is sustainable and saves expensive removal and disposal costs! HydroStop™ is Ultraviolet and Infrared resistant for added durability, and its high Albedo reduces heat and lowers energy costs. The product is resistant to acid rain and chemical pollutants, and it won’t spread flame over noncombustible surfaces! Additionally, GAF has guaranteed 100% adhesion of the system to the substrate and the wide range of colors available provide a beautiful architectural finish. Going back to safety, HydroStop™ meets V.O.C. emissions regulations to eliminate facility downtime during application and its’ formulation is completely nontoxic and safe to install! The system has many potential uses such as metal roof waterproofing and cooling, parapet wall waterproofing, low-sloped roof waterproofing, and deck/concrete/plywood waterproofing, just to name a few. Compatible substrates include: metal, concrete, LWC, Single-ply, TPO, PVC, EPDM, Asphalt, BUR, Mod Bit, Wood and Rubber! Wow! This system as a whole provides a GAF HydroStop Tacoma roofer Chase Construction North West Inc.long lasting, energy sufficient surface that has a warranty of up to 25 years!  We are so proud to be among the 2% of Master Elite roofers nationwide as we get the opportunity to work with such amazing new products. Thank you for your hard work in making HydroStop™ GAF!

About Us

Here at Chase Construction North West Inc., our business truly revolves around making our customers happy with their newly installed roof. We start with the highest quality products, add the most capable and experienced crew, and integrate honesty and professionalism into all our operations. No matter the type of roof you want or whether the property is residential or commercial, we promise you will be happy with the end result if you call us today Puget Sound! Manufactures agree and we have earned the titles of GAF Master Elite roofers as well as IKO Shield Pro Plus Installers. We are so proud to work in such a beautiful region and are so happy to get the chance to add value to your homes year-round! Call us today Puget Sound! Ask to see our recently installed roofs and let our knowledgeable estimators show you the best options for your roofing needs! 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 quick estimate form or call us at 253-445-8950.

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Happy Thanksgiving Puget Sound!

Here at Chase Construction North West Inc., we cannot wait for the delicious smells coming from the kitchen and the sense of belonging and togetherness that Thanksgiving brings! We consider all of our customers and neighbors as part of our family and we are writing to wish you all an amazing and heartwarming holiday. This Thanksgiving Puget Sound 2015 roofing Chase Construction North West Inc.Thanksgiving, we hope that all those less fortunate find a place to call home and surround themselves with loved ones. We have spent the week making holiday preparations and have appreciated our beautiful Puget Sound for all of the opportunities to help those in need share thanks and blessings this holiday season.

Counting Our Blessings and Spending Time with Loved Ones

On this day, we have been counting our blessings and are incredibly thankful for our amazing crew, our friends and family, and the ability to serve and provide value to all those in need of a solid roof on their home. We have been truly blessed and we work hard to make our customers feel appreciated all year long. If you are in need of some holiday plans this Thanksgiving, the Puget Sound region has provided in abundance

once again! On Thanksgiving morning, the La Conner Chamber of Commerce will host the Turkey Trot. This event will include a morning run/walk and is the perfect way to justify indulging in wonderful foods later in the day and going back for second, or third helpings! Starting on Thanksgiving Day, Pierce County Parks and Recreation is pleased to present the 21st annual “Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park”. This is the largest holiday Thanksgiving Puget Sound 2015 roofing Chase Construction North West Inc.drive-through in the Northwest and is a perfect way to inspire awe and smiles with your loved ones this holiday. The display will feature nearly 300 elaborate displays and thousands of sparkling lights! The stunning two-mile drive along Spanaway Lake is a Puget Sound staple and a memorable lakeside tradition for the whole family! After what is sure to be a Thanksgiving to remember, head to the Macy’s Holiday Parade in Seattle on the 27th! For those stressed out by the large Black Friday shopping crowds, the Parade will offer a wonderful alternative. Featured will be more than 25 inflatable floats, local and community marching bands, drill teams, sports Thanksgiving Puget Sound 2015 roofing Chase Construction North West Inc.teams and over 650 costumed characters! We cannot wait! As always, the holidays are a time for helping those less fortunate so head to the nearest homeless shelter and do a great deed this holiday season as well! Wishing you all the best Puget Sound! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

About Us

Here at Chase Construction North West Inc., we not only do business in the Puget Sound area but are also heavily involved in the community. We make sure to go to all events in the area and we love meeting new friends and neighbors! We have installed quality roofs for over 13 years and we base all operations around transparency and honesty. We truly want to provide our customers with the greatest value and we use the most qualified team and quality materials to ensure this. We specialize in all types of roofing, whether residential or commercial. Ask to see some of our beautiful work and call us today Puget Sound! 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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Happy Veteran’s Day Puget Sound!

A Day of Great Respect & Appreciation

Veteran's Day Tacoma Puget Sound roofingHere at Chase Construction North West Inc., we LOVE our Veterans and cannot begin to express our appreciation for their services. The first Veteran’s Day (previously called Armistice Day) was proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919 with the following moving and powerful phrase:

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”

Though this occurred nearly a century ago, we remember the heroism our service men and women exemplified and honor our Veterans. We celebrate every year on November 11th, the anniversary of the end of World War I. Britain, France, Australia and Canada also commemorate the Veterans of World War I and II on or near November 11th. There are 19.3 million Veterans in the United States today and they deserve every bit of appreciation they receive on this very special day!

Puget Sound is Offering Many Ways to Honor our Veterans!

If you are looking for a way to honor these brave men and women this Veteran’s Day, the Puget Sound will offer many opportunities. As a part of the fourth annual Veterans Veteran's Day Tacoma Puget Sound roofingVeteran's Day Tacoma Puget Sound roofingAppreciation Week at the University of Washington, UW Tacoma will host several events honoring and recognizing the substantial contributions veterans make to the campus and overall community. On November 11th, there will be a surely moving Medal of Honor Memorial held on the UW Seattle Campus. UW Tacoma and Bothell Chancellors will play the role of official hosts for this year’s all-university ceremony honoring men and women for their dedication and service in the U.S. military. If you are looking for something closer to home, on November 12th, there will be the 10th Annual Veterans Social. This will occur at the Swiss Restaurant & Pub and will be hosted by UW Tacoma Veteran faculty and staff. The event will allow for a gathering of like minds and an informal Veteran's Day Tacoma Puget Sound roofingevening of food and beverages. If you are looking for a way to spend this day with friends or family, Metro Parks Tacoma will offer free admission to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park for all individuals who are currently services or have honorably served in the U.S. military! The Tacoma Historical Society will sponsor the Ninth Annual Veteran’s Day observance on November 11th at War Memorial Park, and the Washington State History Museum will present a memorable tribute to past and present service members. The options are vast Puget Sound! Go out and honor our highly deserving Veterans and service members this Veteran’s Day!!

 About Us

Here at Chase Construction North West Inc., we are highly dedicated to being active members of our community. We love our neighbors and we cannot wait to celebrate those Veterans who sacrificed for our freedom and safety. To show our great appreciation, we offer a Veteran’s discount on all our services, no matter the time of year! We have been in business in the Puget Sound area for over 13 years and we are honest and professional in all we do. We specialize in all types of roofing, whether residential or commercial. Call us today Puget Sound! 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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