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 the entire substrate
  • NRM-6000 16″ 26 gauge pencil ribbed standing seam metal panels across the field
  • Flashings along all perimeters and penetrations

Combined with the 40 year limited Cool Kynar® finish warranty, this roof is designed to last a long time.  There is no known upper limit to the longevity of modern metal roofs, making them more economical over the long term than composition shingles and come with significantly less hassle than other types of roofs.

New gutters and skylights are a frequent feature we include for new roofs.  The green 5k style gutters blend in perfectly with the standing seam panels.  Tam skylights are a mainstay of our roofing installations because of their superior craftsmanship and beauty.

If you’re looking for a new metal panel roof, imagine what we can do for you!  Call CHASE CONSTRUCTION NORTH WEST, INC. today at 253-445-8950 for a free estimate or fill out our online quick estimate form.  We want to install a metal roof that you’ll always be proud of!

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 in the market because they solve a handful of the issues associated with felt paper.  The most robust of these synthetic underlayments that we’ve worked with is GAF’s Tiger Paw™.  Its improvements over felt paper are numerous:

  • Safety: Specially designed walking surface that allows safe installation on many slopes that felt paper does not.  Its light weight reduces the potential for hazard during install.
  • Aesthetics: Resists buckling and wrinkling that can misalign shingles.
  • Strength: Has at least 600% the tear strength as heavy duty 30# felt paper.
  • Longevity: Maintains integrity without disintegrating like felt paper.
  • Durability: Can withstand UV degradation for up to 6 months.
  • Versatility: Applicable for most types of roofs.

When using Tiger Paw™ synthetic underlayment instead of felt paper, a GAF lifetime roofing system may be eligible for the best warranty in the business: the Golden Pledge.  It covers misapplication for up to 30 years as well as labor and material costs of repair for material defects for up to 50 years.  A full system of GAF products installed by a Master Elite® contractor is required for this incredible GAF warranty.  We’re one of the select contractors who do these for every customer we re-roof with GAF materials.

Safeguard your roof from unexpected extreme weather events with Tiger Paw™ synthetic underlayment!  It’s so dependable that we use it for all of our GAF installations.  Call CHASE CONSTRUCTION NORTH WEST, INC. today at 253-445-8950 for a 100% free estimate or fill out our online quick estimate form.  We want to install a roof for you that will withstand the harshest of storms for decades to come!

Roofing Warranties Explained

Do you know what kind of roofing warranty you have?  Is it for material defects only?  Does it cover labor or misapplication?  Does it cover a full dollar amount or is it prorated?

These are among the most important questions to ask when getting a new roof because they can mean a significant difference in quality, longevity, and the amount you would have to pay for any fix in the future.

Most warranties cover material defects only.  They lead with big numbers like “50 year limited lifetime warranty,” yet these warranties sound better than they are because they don’t cover enough.  When a leak occurs, it is usually not because of material defect.  And when repairs are performed, the material replacement is not a majority of the cost.

What kind of warranties should you look for?

Manufacturer warranties that require the highest level of contractor certification (like Master Elite® for GAF), and come with labor and misapplication coverage at no dollar limit.

Enter: GAF’s Golden Pledge® warranty

GAF Golden Pledge

This warranty covers just about everything that the manufacturer and contractor have control over.  In the event of a leak, if the material malfunctioned, you’re covered.  If the contractor wrongly installed the material, you’re covered.  Whatever the cost of material and labor is to conduct leak repairs, you’re covered.

GAF is able to offer such a fantastic warranty because they only allow their top contractors to offer it — Master Elite® contractors — of which only 3% of GAF contractors qualify.  Chase Construction North West, Inc. has been a proud Master Elite® contractor since 2011!

We propose the Golden Pledge® warranty to every customer for whom we install a GAF Lifetime roofing system because it’s worth it.  With the Golden Pledge®, we know and homeowners know that all bases are covered for a minimum of 20 years.

Higher quality materials are used for the Golden Pledge®

The materials used for different roofing systems varies greatly.  For example, some GAF systems can be installed by GAF certified contractors that use felt paper as an underlayment instead of high quality synthetic hybrid underlayments such as Tiger Paw™.  For low quality warranties, felt paper is fine; but for the Golden Pledge®, a robust underlayment is required.

GAF has designed a six-part system to address the entire roof:

  • Leak barrier
  • Roof deck underlayment
  • Starter shingles
  • Field shingles
  • Attic vent(s)
  • Hip and ridge cap shingles

We use GAF products for each of these, and round them out with flashings at all edges, valleys, and penetration.  The final result is a complete roofing system.

With lower quality warranties, many of the materials simply aren’t covered.  For the Golden Pledge®, however, all the materials are covered because the entire system uses GAF products.

Roofing BlogA GAF system with the Golden Pledge® warranty is a true roofing system.  Many of our customers tell us how happy they are to have this warranty because they know the peace of mind it provides.  Most roofs aren’t designed to last 20-30 years, yet the Golden Pledge® warrants the full cost of leak repair caused by most manufacturer or contractor errors for that time period.

A GAF roof with the Golden Pledge® warranty is a step above!

Want the Golden Pledge® warranty for your new roof? CHASE CONSTRUCTION NORTH WEST, INC. can do that for you!  We are one of GAF’s longest running Master Elite® contractors and we know just how important roofing warranties are!  Call us now at (253) 445-8950 or fill out our quick estimate form!  Our estimates are completely free!

Check out this customer testimonial!



GacoFlex S20 Liquid Silicone Roofing in Auburn

One of the most cost-effective roofing solutions is a liquid silicone recover of your existing roof.  Providing up to 88% reflectivity, this system is growing rapidly in popularity in the energy-conscious Washington region.

The GacoFlex S20 series can be applied over nearly any type of existing roofing material for homes or commercial buildings. Liquid silicone is particularly applicable for low slope buildings because it is unique among roofing material in how it can hold standing water without leaking.

The product comes with a 50 year limited warranty for material defect.  Building owners can opt for a more comprehensive warranty that covers material and labor for up to 20 years.  These warranties are stellar because they cover most of the components of what the manufacturer and contractor have control over, and they depend on an impressive inspection process.

We recently roofed an apartment complex in Auburn with GacoFlex S2000 and had a blast doing it!  We were able to capture photos during the sunset, which beautifully illustrates the reflectivity of the liquid silicone coating and its ability to hold ponding water.


If you want a liquid silicone roofing system to add decades of extra life to your roof, CHASE CONSTRUCTION NORTH WEST, INC. has everything you need!   We’ve been applying GacoFlex systems since 2011 because they’re the best liquid silicone recover systems in the industry.  Please call us today for a free estimate or fill out our online quick estimate form!