A Rooftop Hunger Solution

Here at Chase Construction North West Inc., we are truly interested in our industry and are always exploring innovative, new roofing ideas and projects. This week we discovered an amazing project dating back to 2011 in which a company from Montreal, Quebec, Canada grew their very first vegetables from the world’s first commercial rooftop greenhouse! Today, they are able to feed 2,000 daily with the fresh vegetables harvested locally in their groundbreaking rooftop hunger solution. Lufa Farms The Project, titled Lufa Farms, was established with a simple goal in mind: “Grow food where people live and grow it more sustainably.” This was the guiding mentality for CEO Mohamed Hage as well as the realization that
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The Roofing Pricing Standard

Is Price Really Just A Number? When choosing a roofing contractor, it is tempting to only consider price. Some homeowners simply schedule a large number of estimates and then go with the company who offers them the lowest price. However, what implications does this have and what does price truly measure? At the IKO® conference we attended, talented speaker John DeRosa Jr. made a valid and thoughtful point – all roofing contractors use basically the same roofing systems, what do the fluctuations in price really mean? A Thoughtful Comparison A comparison was made that really stuck out. Lets say you are in the market for a new car and you know the exact make, model, and
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Tacoma Restaurant Week 2015

A Delicious Opportunity We love the cities we work in and this week we cannot wait to experience the value and fun that Tacoma Restaurant Week will bring! So far, 25 restaurants have signed up to offer their customers the experience of a lifetime that includes a three-course dinner for $28, or a three-course lunch for $15. This yummy event is going on now through the 23rd and here at Chase Construction North West Inc., we wish we could try them all! With participants such as El Gaucho and The Melting Pot, the deliciousness won’t be in short supply. Get Your Taste Buds Ready Tacoma! Tacoma Restaurant Week hasn’t been around for the last three
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Chase Construction Strives For “Green” Operations

Roofing and the Environment Hand in Hand – Striving For “Green Options” As a thriving company that has been providing expert commercial and residential roofing services around the Puget Sound for over 13 years, we realize the responsibility we have been given in terms of incorporating environmentally conscious practices into our daily repertoire. For this purpose, we are a Master Elite™ partner with GAF manufacturing, a company that provides many energy-saving “Green” roofing solutions. The company walks the talk in their operations and generates minimal scrap waste that is all recycled to facilitate community building projects such as the paving of roads. Additionally, GAF has a myriad of environmentally conscious products to choose from. Your
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The Pro’s and Con’s of Copper Roofing.

Is Copper Cool? Copper roofing is one of the oldest roofing materials to date. It has qualities and properties that stand out amongst its competitors (composition, metal, slate etc.) Not only is it one of the most sustainable roofing systems out there, it give your home an attractive look that catches anyones eye which is aided by its natural aging process which gives it a beautiful bluish green hue. Listed below are the features of copper roofing and what makes it one of the nations most sustainable roofing products, provided by doityourself.com   Benefits Of Copper Roofing…    Recyclable Copper is fully sustainable. It is one of the most widely recycled materials on earth. The
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Flat Roof Ponding

Is It Acceptable to Have Ponding On My Flat Roof? By Allen Sensel Introduction There is a lot of speculation with older building designs and how their flat roofs have a tendency to collect pools of standing water referred to as ponding. The purpose of this report is to provide clarity for a commonly misunderstood notion that a flat roof, whether it’s asphaltic built-up, modified bitumen, or any kind of single-ply membrane, should not bear any kind of collection of rain water. I will provide brief examples from the IBC, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Factory Mutual, all of whom mandate construction and renovation standards to comply with regional climates,weather patterns, and
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