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Solar Panels and Your Roof.

Friday, February 1st
As solar energy becomes more in demand I frequently get asked about the type of roofing that can be used in conjunction with the roof mounted solar panels. My reply is a question, "How much do you want to spend when it comes time to replace your roof?". Of course the answer is usually "as… [ Read More ]

Moss Resistant Asphalt Shingles?

Sunday, May 4th
Is there such a thing as moss resistant asphalt shingles? The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the mossiest roofs in the nation. Moss is the true green roof, or is it? Many asphalt composition shingles are now made to control the algae and lichens that eventually attach to your roof. These micro organisms… [ Read More ]

Seattle is the cheaper roofer always the better roofer?

Sunday, May 4th
I think the mentality of a good portion of all homeowners feel that as long as the roof keeps them dry why not use the contractor that has the cheapest price, roofing is roofing right? It is kind of funny to know that when that same person goes shopping for a car that the same… [ Read More ]

Legitimate Roofing Contractors Pay Taxes

Wednesday, February 13th
Just recently I was asked by a potential customer if I would do a cash job. Doing a job for cash is a means for avoiding paying the sales tax. The customer told me that he liked my bid but if I had to charge him sales tax that I would be too high and… [ Read More ]

Shoreline Roofing Contractor – Internal gutter vs external gutter

Sunday, July 8th
Many homes in the Seattle area were built with an internal gutter system otherwise known as an internal gutter system. The internal gutter system is made up of a gutter lining material, a metal drop scupper and a fascia board that has been installed more than two inches above the roof deck. The common gutter… [ Read More ]

Asphalt Shingles Installed On A Slope Below The Recommended Roof Pitch

Sunday, July 1st
Asphalt composition shingles are designed to be installed on roof slopes greater than a 4 in 12 pitch. Therefore the asphalt manufactures base their warranties around the minimum recommended pitch of 4 in 12. For those who don't understand the roof pitch number here is a way to envision it. For every 12 inches you… [ Read More ]

Mill Creek Roofing Contractor – Finding a Roofing Contractor

Tuesday, June 5th
When it is time to replace your roof you will want to hire a roofing contractor with the skill and knowledge to install whatever roof you have selected for your home. Finding that roofing contractor can be a daunting task if you don't know of one. Asking your family or friends for the name of… [ Read More ]

Roofing Contractor Seattle – Starter Flashing

Tuesday, May 22nd
Prior to the use of starter flashing, most roofs did not have a flashing installed. Without this flashing the sheathing along the eave edge would deteriorate over the years of exposure. Most of the time the sheathing would become so deteriorated that it would need to be replaced and usually before the roof needed replaced.… [ Read More ]

Roofing Contractor Federal Way – Insurance Claim

Tuesday, May 15th
I was asked by and insurance adjuster to inspect a 20 year old cedar shake roof in Federal Way that had some wind damage. Typically, if installed correctly, a cedar shake roof will only suffer wind damage when it is worn out which should be a sign to the homeowner that you should replace your… [ Read More ]