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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!

How To Protect Your Home From Leak & Moisture Damage.

Safeguard Your Home & Your Belongings!

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When a well-built home is properly maintained water is a benefit and a pleasure. On the other hand, uncontrolled water in our homes can cause damage, expense and considerable inconvenience. It can lead to mold growth, rotting wood and structural damage. It can also lead to the loss of irreplaceable personal belongings.

 Protecting your home by preventing leaks before they even begin by ensuring proper maintenance of you roof and regular inspections. The other aspect to protecting your roof from leaks and moisture is the roof system itself. The two products we will be discussing are GAF’s Weather Watch® Leak Barrier and Tiger Paw™ Roof Deck Protection.

WeatherWatch® Leak Barrier


Create a 100% watertight seal that keeps water out of the most vulnerable areas of your roof (at the eaves and rakes, in valleys, around chimneys, etc.). WeatherWatch™ will help protect your home in the following ways:

  • Protect your home by preventing costly repairs due to wall or ceiling staining
  • Help prevent leaks due to water damming in your gutters, wind driven rain, and in the North, ice dams.


Why Choose WeatherWatch® Leak Barrier?

  • Looks Better: Fiberglass reinforcement helps resist wrinkling and buckling – lays flat under shingles.
  • Meets Building Codes: In the North, where leak barrier MUST be used.
  • Peace of Mind: Benefits from the same warranty term as the asphalt shingle it is applied under, up to a maximum of 30 years.
  • Helps Eliminate Waste: Special Adhesive allows for one-time repositioning, but aggressively adheres over time.
  • Safer Installation: SlipGuard™ granular surface improves footing.
  • Dependable: Self-seals around nails or metal roofing fasteners.
  • Saves Labor: Split-back release film peels off in layers for faster installation and greater homeowner value.




Tiger Paw™ Roof Deck Protection.

Tiger Paw

Roof deck protection should protect you rhone by providing a critical extra layer of protection between your shingles and your roof deck. It helps prevent wind driven rain or water from infiltrating under your shingles. In addition TigerPaw™ will help protect your home in the following ways:

  • Helps to reduce damaging moisture that can become trapped on your roof deck.
  • Provides longer lasting leak protection than conventional “felts” (which can rot or become brittle before your shingles reach their useful life.)


Why Choose TigerPaw™ Roof Deck Protection? 

  • Better Looking Roof: Tiger Paw™ Roof Deck Protection resists wrinkling and buckling that can “telegraph” through your roof shingles and detract from its finished appearance.
  • Special Moisture-control Design: Helps remove nearly twice as much damaging moisture from your roof deck as the leading synthetic non breathable underlayment.
  • Durable Construction: Non-asphativ, polypropylene construction for long lasting performance.
  • Peace of Mind: Up to a Lifetime ltd. warranty when installed on Lifetime Shingle Roofs.

Get Your Free Estimate Today!

If you are in the Puget Sound region of Washington State and are in need of roofing services contact Chase Construction North West, Inc. today. We are Master™ certified contractor through GAF. We have been providing our region with expert commercial and residential roofing services for over 13 years. We provide services in Seattle, Tacoma, Federal Way, Renton, Auburn and all of the surrounding cities.

Fill out our free estimate form or call us today at 253-445-8950. You can also visit GAF.com  and look for GAF Factory Certified Roofing Contractors in your area.