What Causes Roof Condensation And How You Can Prevent It

What Causes Roof Condensation? Moisture can be sneaky.  If you’ve got a roof that doesn’t leak, you may think you’re protected from moisture damage.  But the truth is that condensation is one of the chief forms of moisture damage in roofing systems. The straightforward way of determining roof condensation causes is lack of ventilation.  But that answer raises many questions, like how to vent roofs well enough or what to do when roofs can’t be vented. There are two different roofing paradigms when it comes to these issues: one for steep slope and one for low slope.  The physics are the same for each (obviously), but the concerns and practices for each differ. In steep
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GAF TimberCrest Bullnose Ridge Cap Shingle | Master Elite Roofer

GAF TimberCrest Bullnose Ridge Cap Shingle In February 2019, GAF announced its new high-profile ridge and hip cap shingle: the TimberCrest Bullnose. Most ridge cap shingles have a sharp leading edge, giving the ridge or hip a rough look from shingle to shingle.  But TimberCrest’s surface folds over and secures to the overlapped shingle, creating a rounded, smooth transition from shingle to shingle. Each shingle has an alignment guide to ensure the cap lies evenly along the ridge or hip, and the guide hides beneath the overlaps after installation. By securing tightly with Dura Grip Self-Seal Adhesive, TimberCrest cap shingles have reduced risk of blow off from high winds or intense storms. Master Elite Roofer
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RCAW Trade Show 2018

Join Us at the 2019 RCAW Annual Trade Show

One of the most exciting events for roofers in the Puget Sound takes place today, Friday the 22nd, 2019: the RCAW Annual Trade Show.  Each year, the Roofing Contractors Association of Washington (RCAW) holds an exciting and informative event that you don’t want to miss.  Many roofing vendors connect to discuss cutting edge products, innovative new services, and industry techniques.  Last year, classes included a host of topics, including fall safety, best roofing practices, and condensation in roofing systems. GAF Timbrcrest Ridge Cap unveiling? Could this bullnose SBS-modified ridge cap shingle be the new best-choice accessory for Timberline HD roofing system?  It looks thicker, heavier, wider, and with a more appealing overlap.  We’re really looking
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Vital Storm Protection with WeatherWatch® Leak Barrier

No matter how great your roofing shingles are, rainwater is bound to find a way beneath them.  If it were not for underlayments that act as a buffer between shingles and plywood, water damage would be more frequent and severe.  GAF’s Tiger Paw™ is our favorite synthetic underlayment to serve this important purpose. However, for the most critical areas on your roof, specialized leak barrier (also known as ice and water shield) is needed. Similar to the popular Tiger Paw™, WeatherWatch® Leak Barrier resists wrinkling and provides a safe, gripping surface for roofers to walk on during installation. This top-of-the-line leak barrier excels in its self-sealing properties that transform what would be a perforated barrier
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Log Cabin in the Woods

At Chase Construction North West, Inc. we have the expertise to tackle unique challenges.  One of our clients came to us with a roof in such disrepair that we couldn’t even walk across it safely.  It was full of rot!  We’ve rebuilt many roofs in pretty bad shape before, but this one might take the cake.   Our team demolished the rotted portions of the roof structure and then reframed as needed.  Our client in Key Peninsula chose the stunning Moss Green color for his new NRM-6000 roofing system.  It looks beautiful in the dense forest backdrop! This Nu-Ray® roofing system composes of: Leak barrier in all critical leak areas Synthetic underlayment roof protection across
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Tigerpaw underlayment

Protect your Roof with Tiger Paw™ Underlayment

Composition shingles protect homes from the brunt of weather and sunlight, yet they are not the only line of defense.  Underlayments play the crucial role of secondary layer of protection beneath the shingles. During heavy storms, wind can push rainwater up the lower side of the shingles, or ice can pack and seep beneath them.  Shingles are naturally resilient against these issues, yet they can deteriorate over time or they may not be installed correctly.  Without an underlayment, moisture would reach the roof deck substrate and begin to rot the structure. In the past, felt paper was the most popular type of underlayment.  It is still used today, but synthetic underlayments have been quickly growing
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