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Roofing In The Rain?

Did you know that we can install new roofs in the rain? Here’s how we do it: 1. Underlayment 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

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Architecture

4 Reasons To Use Decorative Membrane On Your Deck

There are numerous reasons to choose Dec-Tec as your decking solution.  Tired of annual maintenance on your wood deck?  Mold or mildew issues on old carpeting?  Outdoor coatings flaking away or cracking?  Concrete deck cracking, and looking like, well, old concrete?  Then Dec-Tec is for you!  It will provide a low-maintenance, anti-mold & mildew, non-cracking,

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Education

5 Reasons You Need Regular Attic Inspections

Attic inspections are probably the last thing you want to be thinking about. Out of sight, out of mind right? Wrong. Here’s why: 1. Ventilation Whether you choose DIY or hire a professional, checking the ventilation in your attic is a must. Improper ventilation can lead to mold, rust, and condensation that can leak into

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Education

Metal Roofing & HOA’s

We know HOA’s can be a pain. Here are 3 steps to convince them to allow metal roofing. 1. Schedule A Meeting Most HOA’s have meetings every 30 days. Get on their schedule to present why they should allow metal roofing in your neighborhood. 2. Demonstrate The Benefits Metal roofing can imitate asphalt, wood shake,

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Education

The 6 Layers of a Roof

Ever wonder what goes into a roof? This is how we build them. 1. Decking Decking is the base layer between your trusses and the roof. It can be a variety of materials most commonly plywood or OSB, wood tongue and groove, or ship-lap. 2. Starter Strip Starter strip shingles are a strip of shingles

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Education

4 Reasons Bad Ventilation Causes Roof Rot

Improper roof ventilation can be devastating… 1. Shortened Roof Life It can lead to uneven temperatures throughout your home and even mess with your HVAC system causing it to work harder to keep the internal temperature of your home consistent which costs you more money in the long run. Excess moisture and heat can cause

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Construction

7 Reasons Rubberized Shingles Are Superior

We use Malarkey Roofing Products because they outperform all others in granule adhesion & reduce our footprint on the planet. 1. Better Performance All other standard pre-oxidized asphalt shingles are brittle, crack, and lose granules – with a shorter life span regardless of the warranty documents. 2. All-Weather Resilience Malarkey shingles are Rubberized Asphalt with

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Construction

Best Time Of Year To Replace Your Roof

Knowing the best time of year to replace your roof is a powerful piece of knowledge for a homeowner. 1.Winter Pros: Lower demand during the spring and winter often offers more availability in scheduling a roof replacement.  More available labor also means that roofing during the offseason can be a more economical option for homeowners.

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Construction

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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Education

4 Things To Avoid When Choosing a Roofing Company

1. Low Starting Bid Some contractors will offer you an extremely low estimate, one that is far lower than any competitor you’ve talked with. Once the work starts, the price could creep up due to “unforeseen problems” and “inflated material costs”. 2. No Credentials, Insurance, or Permits A telltale sign that you’re getting ripped off

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Education

4 Signs You Need A Roof Inspection This Winter

1. Granule Loss When you clean out your gutters at the end of the downspout, do you see a pile of granules? Find yourself wondering what that is? It is the granules from your shingles coming off. Roofs tend to lose more granules toward the end of their life cycle. Ultimately, coming off in your

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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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Education

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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