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New GAF Cobra Hip Vent

Keeping Proper Attic Ventilation in Mind

Proper attic ventilation is essential in every home. If your attic is not properly ventilated, heat and moisture can build up, causing your energy bills to skyrocket. Moisture may not be penetrating your roof, but humidity from your home can still be trapped in your attic, causing mold and mildew to grow, and be absorbed by the rafters and the roof deck, causing rot.

Attic Ventilation Solutions

proper attic ventilation is key for any roof systemOne popular solution for attic ventilation is soffit -ridge ventilation, such as GAF’s Cobra Intake Pro Rooftop Intake Vent and Exhaust Vent. This combination allows fresh cool air in and drives out warm moist air, promoting your homes energy efficiency. Since it is encouraging the exit of warm moist air, it also inhibits the growth of harmful mold and mildew, and prevents deterioration from roof rot. In addition, it prevents harmful ice damming on the roof during freezing temperatures. When installed with existing soffit vents, this system can improve attic airflow by up to 20%.

A Solution for New Architecture Trends.

Modern architectural styles of homes have evolved in the last 25-30 years to have more hips than ridge. proper attic ventilation is key for any roof systemThese “cut-up” roof plane designs have made effective ridge venting impractical. GAF acknowledged this need and developed it’s new Cobra® Hip Vent. In combination with Cobra Intake Pro Rooftop Intake Vent, it has the same benefits as Cobra® Exhaust Vent for Roof Ridge.

• Removes excess heat and moisture
• Prevents roof rot
• Limits the growth of mold and mildew
• Guards against ice damming

This new innovative product has 9 square inches of NFA for effective exhaust venting on homes with minimal to no ridge. It is virtually invisible from the street with it’s 5/8″ low-profile, making it an aesthetically pleasing option. Plus, it is also the only hip vent product available that can be fully applied with a nail gun, making it easier on the contractor!

About us

GAF Master Elite Roofer In Tacoma, WAWe love roofs of all shapes and sizes, so no matter the shape of your roof, we will treat it right! We at Chase Construction NW, Inc. are GAF  Master Elite® Contractors , (one of just 12 in Washington State), and love it when new products come out, especially those that make life easier for our customers! So if you are looking for a new roof, or just have a roof repair, or would even like to upgrade your roof venting system, let us do it for you! Fill out our free estimate form or call us today at 253-445-8950. Thank you for considering us for your next project!

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!

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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Residential Roofing

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®.

WHAT ARE THE COMPONENTS OF A RESIDENTIAL ROOF?

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!

Roofing Shingle of the year by Owens Corning

Sedona Canyon is 2017’s Color of the Year!

Owens Corning, Innovations For LivingDid you know that your roof can take up to 40% of your homes exterior? This makes the decision of choosing a color even more important. Luckily for us, Owens Corning takes this task very seriously. So serious in fact, that they started a “Color of the Year” program! To do this, Owens Corning joined forces with Leatrice Eiseman, global color expert and executive director of the Pantone Color Institute™ to pair trending PANTONE® fashion colors with Owens Corning Duration® Series shingles“By creating an array of fashion-centric shingle pairings, Owens Corning is showing how shingles can work beautifully in a coordinated palette of color options for the exterior of the home,” Eiseman said.

Treating your roof like a fashion statement?

Owens Corning Color of the year 2017, Sedona Canyon“We want to help homeowners, especially those who are the primary design influence in the home, consider new and different color boundaries for their home’s exterior, It’s a new way for fashion and design conscious homeowners to look at home design.” Sue Burkett, Marketing leader at Owens Corning

Treating the roof as a fashion statement, Owens Corning is helping homeowners address the exterior remodel of their home. Already known for its revolutionary TruDefinition® Duration® Designer Colors, this shingle manufacturer is taking roof color to the next level, and making it a forefront in design conversations.

SEDONA CANYON, Owens Corning Color of the year 2017“The color Sedona Canyon was selected for its warmth and resemblance to real wood. It has subtle, yet compelling shades that enhance the depth and dimension of a home’s roof. Its medium and red-toned browns, butterscotch-colored hues and twists of blue-gray are versatile and on-trend – celebrating the colors of the season.”

sedona_canyon_by Owens CorningSue Burkett states that an attractive roof is important to the beauty and value of your home. “People have always incorporated the latest fashion colors into their clothing, furnishings and interiors. They surround themselves with the colors that they love.”  The color of the year program is designed to make choosing a color easy for fashion conscious homeowners. This year’s color Sedona Canyon, was selected for its ease of pairing with traditional as well as modern colors. “Sedona Canyon, from the Duration Designer Colors Collection, is a warm and welcoming color that expresses instant curb appeal.” Leatrice  Eiseman.

Check out the video!

Leatrice Eiseman describes this year’s Color of the Year.

Let Chase Construction NW, Inc. Install Your New Roof!

Did you just fall in love with the rich hues and fascinating color depths of the Sedona Canyon? I know we did, and we would love to install it for you! Already have a different shingle picked out? Not sure what you want? That’s ok, because we offer FREE estimates, and we are trained and certified in a wide variety of roofing solutions! Fill out our quick estimate form, or call us at 253.445.8950 today! We look forward to working with you!