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Is Your Shingle Roof Losing Granules? Here’s What You Should Know

All roofs lose granules.  Sometimes it’s a cause for concern and sometimes it’s not.  In this article, we’ll help you know what granule loss means and what you can do. What’s the purpose of granules?   The primary protective component of roofing shingles is asphalt.  It keeps water from penetrating the shingles.  But UV rays …

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Architectural Roofing Shingles vs. 3-Tab: Which is Better?

There are two main asphalt composition roofing shingle styles: 3-tab and architectural laminated.  You’ve probably seen both of these styles on houses you drive by.  But what are the differences and which is best?  These are answers you’ll need when it comes time to replace your roof. While there are many differences between the two, …

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Why GAF Timberline HDZ is the Best Roofing Shingle for Your Buck

Most roofing shingles look good, but every homeowner cares more about how well they keep the water out of the house.  The industry has settled into a place where roofing shingles generally look the same, and the real competition is on price and longevity. While price is easy to know (it’s on the contract), longevity …

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The Future with Habitat For Humanity and GAF

Over the years, we’ve installed many GAF roofs for Habitat for Humanity projects, and every one of them has been rewarding.  Helping people in need is of the utmost importance to Chase Construction North West.  GAF helps make that happen by providing us with many great opportunities. Working with GAF and Habitat personnel has always …

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Why Do Roofs Need Underlayment?

Shingles alone should be fine, right?  They’re thick, heavy, and are designed to withstand everything the weather and sun throw at them. True, but only partly. Extreme conditions occur infrequently, but because they occur often enough, roofs need to be designed to function then as well.  Shingles alone can’t withstand some of the most extreme …

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