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4 Tips To Determine Whether To Repair or Replace Your Roof

Your roof might look good from the street, but up close it may tell a different story. Getting an inspection is a good move every year or so to determine whether your roof needs replacement or repair.  Here are some things to look out for: 1. Age A roof over 15  years old with damage has

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Construction

3 Flat Roofing Tips

1. Drains a. Hercules Retrodrain (Our Pick) For flat roofs, the best type of drain is a Hercules Retrodrain. This downspout drain allows for water to fall into the center of the roof instead of pooling up and eventually sliding down a gutter.  The Hercules Retrodrains we use offer larger diameters such as 3,4,5 &

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Construction

Should You Tear It Off? A Guide To Flat Roofing

1. Roof Over? If your roof is still in good shape, consider covering it over to save money on labor. Many roofing companies will benefit from tearing it off and installing again, but that’s not always necessary. Should you decide not to tear your roof off, youll be saving money on labor and disposal fees

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6 Steps To Winterize Your Roof

When the winter season hits, you want to be ready and trust your roof will guard your house from outside conditions. Check out these tips! 1. Inspect Your Roof You can also take note of any visible damage you find, from broken shingles to a loose gutter.  Make sure to check any pipe boots for cracks

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5 Things To Consider Before You DIY Your Roof

As a homeowner, you’ve probably thought of doing your own roof repairs to save money.  Maybe after some contractor quotes, you figured it’d be much cheaper to buy the materials yourself and watch DIY YouTube videos.  It might even be faster to do it yourself before the severe weather kicks in. While these ideas may

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Why Don’t Roofs Last 30 Years?

At the core of every shingle we use is Polymer Modified Asphalt Technology that uses polymers to rubberize shingles for all-weather flexibility, strength, and resilience. This technology provides industry-leading impact protection from hail and debris. It also creates more resilient, flexible shingles that better withstand temperature swings and weather extremes. Specialized granules reduce smog turning

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Planning

Which Roof Type, Flat or Pitched, is Best for the Pacific Northwest?

Homeowners for over a decade or looking to build a new home from scratch within the Pacific Northwest region, there are plenty of critical decisions that have to be considered before jumping into such a task.  As with any building, the roof is vital to its health, safety and structural integrity. Because roofs have such

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Spring Cleaning the Roof Checklist

As the weather starts to shift from rainy and windy to warm with a nice breeze and the trees beginning to bloom, families begin migrating outside to take advantage of the season. With more time spent outside than in, spring cleaning checklists start developing and the yard sales, donations and makeovers begin. At Integrity Roofing,

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Planning

How to prepare your home for a new roof

A new roof is both one of your home’s largest expenses as well as one of its greatest, most valuable assets. There are ways to protect your home during roof installation that help bring even greater return on the investment of a new roof.  #1 Move Cars away from home & driveway:  Sounds simple but

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Our top 5 questions to ask a roofing contractor

Getting roofing replaced or repairs done can be difficult. After all, your home is your most significant investment you want done right. Our top 5 questions to ask a roofing contractor: 1. Are they licensed & insured roofing contractor? Washington State has a website where you can input a contractor’s license number and check their

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Construction

Central Kitsap Schools – Olympic Athletic Facilities Sponsorship

On Wednesday, December 12, 2018 CKSD Board of Directors signed the agreement which includes naming rights and advertising space in the athletic facilities for five years. The gift will be used to offset the costs of bleachers at Olympic and Klahowya Secondary School, and they will install roofing at the stadiums on both campuses. Owner

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Planning

How Can Insulation Extend the Life of a Roof?

Trapped heat and moisture in the attic can jeopardize the performance of a new roof. Improper Insulation can cause: Condensation: Any water vapor in the warm attic air will rise until it reaches the coldroof deck area at which point it cools and condenses back to a liquid form, causing: Wet wood/sagging roof deck Potential

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Construction

Roofing in the Rain?

There are many components that go into a new roof and the quality of those products contribute to the overall performance that you will get out of your roof. In the Pacific Northwest, waterproofing is essential to any project when it comes to residential roofing and commercial roofing. For this reason, one of the most

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Construction

What is Repointing and how does it relate to my roof

Repairing brickwork that’s damaged, cracked or crumbling will allow a chimney to maintain waterproof and counter flashing performed by a roofing company to work. The mortar joints are incredibly important, as they help support the entire structure. When mortar joints become impacted by damage it is very easy for water and other elements to seep

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Construction

Metal Roofing: Methods & Choices

Metal roofs are an attractive option for homeowners. There are many differences to consider when it comes to installation that can affect the cost of this investment. Two ways to properly install metal; Hook Eave vs Butyl Tape A hook eave design ensures: The end of panels are locked around a piece of metal on

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