Why Re-sheet Over Skip Sheathing?

Cedar shakes have always been a popular roofing material, especially in the Pacific Northwest. But in recent decades, the asphalt composite shingle has taken off as the main roofing style. Given the large numbers of homes with cedar shake roofs installed in the 1980’s and 90’s, many are coming to end of life now. Most cedar shake roofs were installed over skip-sheathing, a poor substrate for asphalt composition shingles.  When a cedar shake roof needs replacing, the shakes should be removed, and the skip-sheathing sheeted over with solid plywood. What is skip-sheathing? When you think of a modern plywood roof deck, you’re not imagining gaps between the sheets of plywood.  The entire roof deck is relatively uniform,
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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. Let’s start with staples. Some roofers love them, some hate them, some are surprised that they are even still around for
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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 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,
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Pacific Northwest Premier Skylights

We only work with the best! As a roofing company, we deal with everything that goes along with your roof – vents, chimneys, and of course skylights. Living in the great Pacific Northwest, we are surrounded by beautiful scenes, many of us have chosen to add skylights to our home in order to bring in light and brighten up a room into our homes. At Chase Construction NW, Inc., we only work with the best, and since we don’t make skylights, we need the best skylight manufacturer to fulfill the demand of our customers. That is where Tam Industries come in, when it comes to skylights, they are the best! “Tam Skylights are the best performing skylights on
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Choosing a color for your new roof

What color should you choose? Choosing a color for your roof isn’t as hard as it may sound. But with all the choices available, it can be intimidating, and with each style comes different choices. Luckily our friends at GAF makes it easy for us! Lets take a peak at the different color families GAF has to offer. Picking out a color with GAF GAF is North America’s largest roofing manufacturer and more property owners choose GAF for their roofing project. And it’s no wonder with how easy they make it to choose your new roof! They even have HGTV Home’s Director of Design as their Style Guide Expert – Nancy Fire! Lets break down the color
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Celebrating Another Year With The NRCA!

Another year has past and we are still going strong with the NRCA! As a company that has been installing roofs all over the Puget Sound for over 14 years, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our customer’s experience with the roofing industry. One of the major resources for doing just that is the National Roofing Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). Being the “professional voice of its members since 1886”, the association is deemed the leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technical assistance, advocacy, publications, programs, and support that helps your business grow. Partnering with the NRCA Every summer the NRCA hosts the “National Roofing Week”. This is a very important week
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