Geodesic Dome Shingle Roof in Gig Harbor

Of all the different kinds of structural designs for homes, geodesic domes may be among the most unique. They were conceptualized by Buckminster Fuller in the 1950s as a solution to housing shortages.  He believed their unique structural engineering would allow geodesic domes to be manufactured in aerospace facilities and then air-delivered to the residential site. These homes are very strong, using a system of reinforcing triangles similar to tent designs.  While the style grew rapidly in popularity in the 1960s and 1970s, today geodesic dwellings are more boutique.  EcoCamp Patagonia was voted as the 32nd best hotel in the world. We were thrilled when given the opportunity to re-roof a geodesic dome in Gig
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Caring For Your Roof After A Storm

Your Roof – The PNW – The Storm The PNW is a beautiful place to live any time of the year, and part of what makes it so beautiful is the abundance of trees. This time of year, however, that can be a problem. Your roof is meant to protect your home from wind, rain, snow and ice, and this time of year, that protection is really put to the test.  Let’s talk about what to do after a storm, and how to prevent damage to your roof. After The Storm Fallen trees, heavy snow, ice dams, heavy rain, high winds, these are some of the things that we have to deal with. After any
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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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Western Roofing Expo 2016

 “The Largest Roofing Expo presented by Roofing Contractors for the Roofing Industry” This event is known for bringing all of the elements of the roofing industry together! The specific needs that roofing and waterproofing contractors face in the western regions will be addressed. Attendees will be able to connect with manufacturers, suppliers and people in the industry. They will experience a wide range of multi-dimensional products, services, technologies, and innovations. They will be able to see and compare a wide variety of the newest products from every major category. Running from Saturday June 11th – Wednesday June 15th, with a ton of educational, networking, and entertainment possibilities! This year’s expo will be one to remember! What
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Meet Burman Concrete

2016 Northwest Flower and Garden Show The 2016 Flower and Garden Show was a hit! The “America the Beautiful” theme definitely rang throughout, as the air filled with the beautiful aroma of the flowers and outdoor scenes that were showcased throughout the Washington State Convention Center. From the vintage garden market, to the floral competition, the beauty of spring and the outdoors got us excited for the coming months! Burman Concrete Not only did we have the opportunity to meet a lot of great people looking for a new roofs and home improvement projects, but who were looking for backyard seating solutions. Backyard seating solutions you ask? Yes! Because we had the opportunity to be placed
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Malarkey Roofing Products Explains “The Nailing Zone”

A Shingle Made for Speed, Ease, Quality of Installation! Our friends at Malarkey Roofing Products have made installing their shingles even easier by creating a larger nailing zone! According to Greg Malarkey, senior vice president of Malarkey Roofing Products, the average roof has 7,920 nails required for the roof installation, ” and each and everyone of those nails must be installed correctly”. Is this a difficult task? For our crew it isn’t, but some shingles do add to the difficulty by making the nail line small, causing our crew to work slower to assure accuracy. Malarkey has designed their shingles with the contractor in mind! “With a larger nailing area, they’re able to move at a
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