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Tacoma Roofing Prepares To Start 160,000 Square Foot James Hardie Retro-Fit Re-Roof

Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing Begins James Hardie Re-Roof

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What an incredible year! We are in the peak of Summer and just getting ready to start another high profile commercial roofing project. Many of you know James Hardie, one of the most prominent siding manufacturers in the Nation. Our firm has been selected to perform the installation of a new single ply retrofit roofing system. This project is due to kick off the week of September 11th, 2017.  We are limited on types of pictures we are allowed to take but for the sake of showcasing the assembly we will use "like systems" to provide pictures, and information. We are excited to be chosen as the commercial roofing contractor to partner with one of the Nations leading manufacturers in the construction industry. 

What Is A Retrofit Re-Roof

There are many ways to waterproof a roof. In some cases a temporary solution is sought out to prolong the cost of a complete re-roof. In the commercial industry "recovers" are a common and cost effective way to install a more permanent waterproofing solution.  It's common to see an additional layer of torchdown burnt onto an existing built up or torchdown roof or a single ply membrane installed over similar systems. A newer recover system that is becoming very common in the industry is an overlay over metal roofing. This requires a particular system in order to achieve the correct result. 

Flute Filler

The first step is to generate a custom piece of "flute filler." Flute filler is made of EPS, a type of styrofoam if you will, that fits exactly in between the ribs of the metal roof. When you "fill" the cavity of the metal roofing panels you end up with a smooth flat substrate to install your roofing system on.  Insulfoam is a prominent EPS manufacturer in Puyallup, WA, and the company we have selected to provide our product for this project. EPS provides very little "R" insulation value, but is very beneficial for creating a separation layer between substrate and roofing membranes. 

EPS flute filler by Insulfoam is used fill the cavity of the metal roofing panels. 

EPS flute filler by Insulfoam is used fill the cavity of the metal roofing panels. 

Secure Rock Cover Board

The next step of the assembly is to install a gypsum based roofing recovery board such as Secure Rock Glass Mat. Secure Rock Glass Mat is for mechanically attached single ply systems. It creates a solid substrate upon which to install the roofing membrane. In addition it qualifies the assembly for a "class A" fire rating, which basically means it slows the rate in which fire can burn through the assembly to damage other parts of the building. Class A fire ratings are required on many, but not all building structures. 

Here you can see the full assembly including Secure Rock cover board peaking out in between the EPS flute filler and the single ply membrane. 

Here you can see the full assembly including Secure Rock cover board peaking out in between the EPS flute filler and the single ply membrane. 

Mechanically Attached TPO Roofing System

The final piece to the retrofit assembly is to install the single ply membrane. For James Hardie we are using GAF Everguard TPO single ply and a mechanically attached installation method. Mechanically attached means it is fastened to the purlins on the roof with special purlin fasteners and plates. The seams are mechanically welded with a robotic welder ensuring that the seam is consistent. In order to qualify for a 20 year "no dollar limit" warranty all seams in the field of the roofing assembly must be welded by a robotic welder, not a hand held welder. It is very common for roofing firms to try and tackle large projects with hand welders, which is a good sign that they are not true or qualified commercial roofing contractors. 

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Contact Us Today For More Information On Our Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Solutions

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Custom Metal Siding On Happy Teriyaki

Our architectural sheet metal division is putting out some incredible work. Pictured above is a custom hand fabricated 24 gauge Kynar siding panel system. As you can see the unique architectural design makes the building pop and stand out from the competition. 

Not only do we specialize in metal roofing, we have decades of experience in all types of custom sheet metal work. Contact us today for a free estimate. 

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Metal Roofing Installation In Roy WA

Tacoma Roofing Installs 110,000 Square Foot Metal Roofing System On Custom Home In Roy, WA

In progress 110,000 square feet of metal roofing in Roy, WA. 

In progress 110,000 square feet of metal roofing in Roy, WA. 

We are in the middle of another really nice metal roofing installation in Roy, WA. This custom rambler home has a 110,000 square foot roof! Here is the assembly of our latest handy work: 

  • R49 ridged insulation on areas of the roof deck. 
  • 1/2" CDX plywood.
  • Full WIP 300 ice and water shield on entire roof deck. 
  • 24 gauge painted steel snap lock metal roofing system with Kynar-500 finish. 

Stay tuned for finished photos.....

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New Metal Roof Installation In Enumclaw, WA

Tacoma Roofing Installs New Metal Roof In Enumclaw, WA

Metal Roofing Contractor Enumclaw, WA

Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing

Your architectural sheet metal specialist. 

Tacoma Roofing and Waterproofing is up to good again! This weeks project feature is unique! We love animals, horses are a big part of our personal culture, that is why transforming this equine barn with a new sheet metal roof was SO MUCH FUN! The existing roof was in bad shape, and our client couldn't have an environment where their boarding area was compromised. We removed the existing roofing system and replaced it with a brand new Breyer sheet metal, 24 guage snap lock roofing system. Check out the transformation. You will also notice by looking at the photo above that there are polycarbonate panels that are designed to fit the profile and design of the metal panels perfectly and let in natural light!

Are You Looking For A Sheet Metal Contractor That Can Replace The Roof On Your Barn?

Did you know that not all roofing contractors specialize in architectural sheet metal installation? It's true, in fact it's important to note that installing sheet metal products takes a properly trained and highly skilled technician in order to achieve a watertight system. At Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing we have an entire sheet metal division that specializes in all types of metal roofing, coping and detail installation. Rich Thompson, our sheet metal division overseer along with his hand picked team have decades of experience with proven results on both large commercial projects and small detailed custom jobs. If you want the job done right the first time call us today, the best metal roofing contractor in Enumclaw, WA. 

Call Us Today At 253-472-3484 Or Fill Out The Contact Form On The Link Below!

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New GAF TPO Roofing System For Dicks Sporting Goods In Tacoma, WA

Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing To Install New GAF TPO Roofing System On Dick's Sporting Goods In Tacoma, WA

As a local commercial roofing contractor in Tacoma, WA we really enjoy opportunities to work work with established "name brand" companies. Currently (May 2017) we are working on a project we recently won right here in our own backyard, Dick's Sporting Goods at the Tacoma Mall. The project is currently in progress so we wont have finished assembly photos for a few weeks but would like to showcase the before photos and the extensive technical work that goes into making sure the correct assembly and application is provided on every building we work on. 

We Always Take A Consultative, Engineering Approach To Each And Every Job

Installing a roofing system whether it be a small residential reroof with asphalt laminated shingles or a large shopping mall requires engineering and investigative skills. Many contractors simply take the easy approach, which is to tear off the roof and put on the most convenient and standard system. The problem with that approach is that each structure has a unique building assembly and ventilation system that requires an engineered system. On Dick's Sporting Goods we performed several types of testing in order to ensure that we knew what was going on under the surface of the roof. After taking multiple core samples we discovered that there were 3 different types of substrate. 1) Structural concrete 2) Gypcrete 3) Lightweight insulating concrete over a metal deck. 

This scenario proves the necessity of taking an engineering approach. If we would have just torn into the project and installed our specified assembly we could have created a long term problem. Instead we sent in the 3 roofing substrate samples and had them tested. We discovered that two of the 3 substrates accepted a mechanically attached assembly and the third required a fully adhered application. Due to fact that we went through the proper procedures we are now able to create a custom and approved roofing assembly that the manufacture will stand behind and back with a 20 year no dollar limit warranty.  

Progress Report As Of 6/16/17: 

Things are moving along very well on our Dick's Sporting Goods project. In the four pictures below you will see the assembly coming together. Please excuse the mess, thats just part of the process. In the top two photos you see two critical parts of the assembly, the poly-iso ridged insulation and the Dens Deck cover board. The GAF Energyguard poly-iso is installed in two layers of 3.3" thick sheets, 4' x 8' in diameter. The insulation aides in keeping the building energy efficient. On top of the poly-iso you will see 1/2" Dens Deck. Dens Deck is a coverboard that creates a smooth and solid substrate for the membrane to lay on. In addition it qualifies the roofing system for a class "A" fire rating. The two lower pictures show the GAF Everguard TPO being layed out and positioned for installation. This project is unique in that a portion of the roofing membrane system is mechanically attached and the other portion is fully adhered. The project is on schedule. Stay tuned for more progress photos!

 

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Why Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing Is The Best Commercial Roofer In The Puget Sound

Tacoma Roofing, Your Single Source Roofing & Waterproofing Company

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There are tons of great roofing contractors in the Puget Sound area. We feel very fortunate to stand among some of the best and brightest established or up and coming roofing companies in the Puget Sound region. In order to compete in a hot market with a good financial climate we really have to be focused on distinguishing ourselves from our competition. Our way of accomplishing that is very unique. Most roofing contractors specialize in one or two areas of roofing such as shingles and membrane. At Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing we employ journeyman level roofing technicians in almost every type of relevant roofing application. In addition we also specialize in  above and below grade waterproofing, traffic coatings and architectural sheet metal. 

What Is A Single Source Waterproofing Contractor?

Have you ever heard the term "single source" in the construction, manufacturing or installation world? When a roofing contractor wants to provide the best "no dollar limit" warranties for a client we are required by the manufacturer to only use products they produce. By using all the components from one "single source" they are able to back up the entire roofing system with confidence and if there is ever a material failure its easy for them to step up the plate and take responsibility. In a similar and unique way Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing has become a single source waterproofing contractor. When we look at a large multi-family, mixed use or commercial structure we are able to provide a comprehensive quote and perform the work on the foundation, decks, flat or pitched roofs and the custom and specialized sheet metal flashings. In most cases this would require 3 separate companies to perform the work and would be backed by 3 different warranties. Not so with our firm, we can be the single source warranty and workmanship back up for all phases of waterproofing. For this reason we have become top choice for many General Contractors and Property Management agencies in the region. 

Get In Touch With Us For A Free Estimate Today

Are you a General Contractor, Real Estate Investor or Property Management Agency that has a commercial roofing or waterproofing need? If so we would love the opportunity to earn your confidence and business. Simply call us or fill out our contact form on the link below to schedule a free estimate and consultation. 

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Metal Roofing Contractor Gig Harbor-Olympic Town Center Metal Roof

Olympic Town Center In Gig Harbor Gets New Metal Roof From Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing

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We Specialize In Architectural Sheet Metal

Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing recently finished this metal roofing project in Gig Harbor, WA. The beautiful new metal roofing system was installed by RIch Thompson and our architectural sheet metal division. We are unique in that we have an entire specialty architectural sheet metal team within our company that enables us to handle all additional aspects of waterproofing aside from membrane, modified bitumen or asphalt shingle roofing. Our sheet metal division specializes in everything from standing seam metal, coping metal to specialty flashings. 

Scope of Work & System

This particular standings seam metal roof is part of a larger scope of work including several hundred squares of Versico TPO with ridged Insulation. For the metal portion of the roof we utilized Breyer Metal Roofing products. Here is more information on the panel and it's specifications:

Panel Profile: Breyer TBC-Ultra

Color: Bronze

Gauge: 24 

UL-580 Class 90
wind uplift

UL-790 Class A
fire rated

UL-2218
impact resistance

ASTM E331/1646
water penetration tested

ASTM E283/1680
air infiltration tested

ASTM E1592
wind uplift

Learn More About Our Services

Do you have an upcoming roofing, waterproofing, architectural sheet metal or coating project coming up? If so we have an approved and warranted solution for for you. Contact us today!

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Avalon Multi-Family Roofing Project In New Castle, WA

Tacoma Roofing Installs 350,000 Square Feet Of Composition Shingles In Newcastle, WA

Avalon Multi-Family Roofing Project-350,000 Square Feet of IKO Cambridge AR

Avalon Multi-Family Roofing Project-350,000 Square Feet of IKO Cambridge AR

As a commercial roofing contractor we strive to diversify in the service offerings we provide. For instance if you look over our last three blogs you will see a large composition shingle project, a large TPO job and a good size sheet metal project. In addition we also provide roof coatings, traffic coatings and above and below grade waterproofing. That is what sets Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing apart from other commercial roofing contractors in the region, on large projects we are able to offer a single source waterproofing solution from the foundation to the roof top!

Scope of Work On Avalon, Newcastle, WA

Avalon was one of our larger shingle projects in late 2016. It included 3,500 squares of IKO Cambridge AR shingles and areas of modified bitumen also known as torchdown. Here is a breakdown of our roof specification: 

  • Install 15 pound D226 heavy asphalt saturated felt paper. 
  • Install appropriate 24 gauge custom sheet metal flashing on perimeter edges, back pan, sidewall and other applicable areas. 
  • Install new lead plumbing pipe boots. 
  • Install proper ventilation. 
  • Install IKO  roofing system including Leading Edge starter shingles, Cambridge AR field shingles and pre-manufactured hip and ridge. 
  • Install smooth Polyglass modified bitumen (torchdown) in low slope areas. 

IKO Cambridge Roofing Systems

  • 50 year limited lifetime warranty on single family residence, 40 years on multi-family application
  • 15 year "Iron Clad" 100% non-prorated warranty period. 
  • Algae resistance roofing shingle
  • Manufactured locally in Washington State making it an eco-friendly choice. 

Are You In Need of A Professional Commercial Roofing Contractor?

Do you have a commercial roofing project coming up? Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing would love to help. We can provide an estimate on existing structures and new construction projects with properly formatted architectural blue prints. Contact us today by clicking on the link below and filing out our free estimate form. 

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Commercial Roof Installation On Polaris Building C

Tacoma Roofing Installs New Versico TPO Roofing System In Covington, WA

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Tacoma Roofing is at it's best when we are doing what we love, installing new commercial roofing systems. As you can see from the picture above the Polaris in Covington was quite the undertaking. There were multiple buildings that were over 20,000 sq ft of roofing and were over 5 stories requiring a stick crane to load the material on the roof. This project was installed and completed on time without any major delays or issues, that is the Tacoma Roofing standard of service. 

The Roofing Assembly On Polaris of Covington

Every roof is unique in terms of the required roofing assembly that will properly waterproof it. The Polaris of Covington specification called out for: FR 10 fire rated slip sheet, 1/4" Dens Deck cover board and Versico 60 mil TPO. 

FR 10 Fire Rated Slip Sheet 

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FR-10 fire resistant slip sheets enhance the overall fire performance of many conventional commercial roof insulation systems, including metal roofs. FR-10 is coated-glass fiber mats specifically designed for installation over wood decks or certain combustible insulation.

  • Superior protection against flame spread and penetration.
  • A lightweight and easy-to-install roof system component.
  • Part of a “Class A” assembly over noncombustible decks and expanded polystyrene
  • Part of a “Class A” assembly over combustible and noncombustible decks and extruded polystyrene

Fire-Retardant Slip Sheet Recommended Uses

FR-10 is specifically formulated for use over wood decks or polystyrene insulation. The proprietary flame-retardant coating and glass fiber mat provide protection against flame spread and flame penetration through the roof system. The slip sheet can also act as a barrier between chemically incompatible insulation and roof membranes. In addition, the sheet may be used in multiple layers to achieve certain Class A fire resistance ratings.

All content taken from Atlas website.

- See more at: http://www.atlasroofing.com/roof-insulation/fr-10#sthash.RnVrYjMC.dpuf

Dens Deck Cover Board 

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DensDeck roof board, with its fiberglass mats and non-combustible gypsum core* - is resistant to mold growth, and has scored a 10, the highest level of performance for mold resistance under the ASTM D 3273 test method.

With billions of square feet installed over three decades in a complete range of roofing systems and climate extremes, DensDeck® Roof Boards have proven their toughness and versatility. DensDeck® panels continue to earn industry accolades due to their ability to deliver high quality performance, every time.

  • Recent survey findings name DensDeck Prime as the overall preferred cover board brand among roofing contractors. 
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Versico 60 Mil TPO Membrane 

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New AEP Span Metal Roof Installation In University Place, WA

Metal Roofing Installation In University Place, WA

At Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing we specialize in all types of roofing. We often feature our larger commercial single ply or modified bitumen jobs, but today we would like to show you another facet of what we do here at TRW. In 2016 we launched an exciting new architectural sheet metal division out of our company that is directed by Rich Thompson. Along with our large profile commercial projects we are also providing new metal roofs in University Place, WA

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Our featured job this week is unique! We were invited to bid on the reroof of a boat house right here in University Place, WA, not to far from our office. Our consultative approach and industry experience won us the job. One of the unique facets of this job is that it had 2 layers of composition shingles on it and was about 200-300 yards away from the nearest entry point, meaning we had to hand pack all of the tear-off material to the truck. What a job!!!

Breyer TBC Ultra Metal Roofing Panels

On this particular roof we installed a Breyer TBC Ultra metal roofing panel. The color of the panel is Royal Blue. We went with a 24 gauge panel which is a thicker, longer lasting gauge. As a metal roofing contractor in Tacoma we highly recommend installing metal roofing. It last more than twice the lifespan of asphalt shingles.  

Breyer TBC Ultra Panel Profile

We love to be one of the premier metal roofing contractors in Tacoma, WA! If you have an upcoming metal roofing project contact us by filling out the contact for below!

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The Lofts, Versico TPO Roofing Installation In Renton, WA

Tacoma Roofing Installs New Flat Roof For Osborne Construction In Renton, WA

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We know you are going to love the photos of one of our recent projects as much as we do. We recently purchased a drone and professional grade camera in order to perform thermal scans of roofing structures and take incredible aerial footage. As you can see we are putting it to good use! The project pictured above is The Lofts in Renton, WA. Osborne Construction was the General Contractor in charge of the job and Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing was selected as their commercial roofing contractor in Renton, WA

Renton Lofts Roofing Assembly

27,400 Square Feet

3.6" Base Layer of Polyiso

Insulfoam EPS Tapered Insulation System

45 Mil Versico TPO: Color: White

20 Year No Dollar Limit System Warranty

Every commercial roof is unique and has a specified roofing assembly that the architect in charge of the project determines during the design phase. Often times as the project is sent out to bid "Value Engineering" or "VE" options are provided to help the project meet or come in under budget while maintaining the construction integrity required. The Renton Lofts has a "VE" feature in which we substituted the specified polyiso taper system with an EPS taper system. EPS achieves the same purpose and goal of sloping water to appropriate drains yet is nearly 40% more economical than polyiso. The desired and required R insulation value was met in the 3.6" base layer of polyiso. 

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Contact Us Today To Schedule A Commercial Roofing Estimate & Consultation

Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing is a full service roofing and waterproofing contractor. We are certified with Versico, GAF, Soprema, GACO and many other manufacturers that enable us to provide the highest level of NDL "no dollar limit" system warranties available for your protection. We specialize in TPO, PVC, EPDM, asphalt shingles, wood shakes, modified bitumen/torchdown, architectural sheet metal and more. 

Call Us At 253-472-3484 Or Click On The Link Below To Sign Up For A Free Estimate!

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HVAC Repair On Emmanuel Bible, Olympia, WA

Leak Repair On Emmanuel Bible Saves The Day

Recently we had the privilege of installing a new roof on the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Olympia, WA. We installed a modified bitumen roofing system, better known as torchdown. The finished product was great, and everything was in order to finish up the contract and part with our clients in perfect standing. Then something unexpected happened!

Our clients continued to experience water intrusion issues shortly after we completed the roof. Of course we took the necessary steps to trouble shoot the leaks. We were confident that our workmanship and wateproofing was on point, but we stand behind our work so if there is an issue we are going to solve it. We sent out a technician that went over every inch of the roof checking for improper installation techniques and installation errors. After a thorough inspection we just couldn't find anything wrong with the install.  We round tabled with our team and our clients and decided we would give it another shot. On our next inspection we began to look outside of the scope of roofing into other possible trades.

Upon inspecting the HVAC duct work we located the culprit, the water intrusion was definitely coming through the duct work. This gave us another opportunity to help the church! They didnt have it in their current budget to replace all of the HVAC system, so we proposed a value engineering option to coat the duct with a silicone roof coating by GACO. The system worked like charm and eliminated the leaking. Below you will see pictures of the entire process from using seam seal on the seams, priming and the finished coated ducts. 

When it comes to contracting solutions are usually not one size fits all! In this situation we needed to get creative in order to provide the right solution for the church. It saved them tens of thousands of dollars and relieved them of the pressure of coming up with the money or taking out a construction loan. 

Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing, Providing Solutions That Make Sense

Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing is a full service commercial/industrial roofing and waterproofing company. We would be glad to provide you with an inspection, report and estimate for your upcoming projects. If you would like us to look at one of your projects please click on the link below and fill our our contact form. We can also provide estimates based off of architectural blue prints. Thanks for considering Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing. 

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Tacoma Roofing Rescues Northwest Lynnwood Church After Devastating Nearby Fire

Additional Damage Done By Lynnwood Fire, Tacoma Roofing Fixes Damage

On January 25th a devastating fire at the Scriber Creek Apartment Senior Complex in Lynnwood, WA lit up the night sky. Fortunately the building was still under construction and there were no tenants in the building. Two firefighters were injured in attempt to subdue the fire. See the pictures below to get some perspective on the magnitude of the fire. 

The Story Continues, Damage Beyond Scriber Creek

This story continues as lives and local establishments were affected beyond the fire itself. 3 months ago we re-roofed the NW Church in Lynwood with 48,500 sq ft of 45 mil Versico TPO over 1 lb EPS. It was part of a restoration project that would protect the church for years to come. In the chaos of the fire something unexpected happened, hot embers from the structure fire at Scribe Creek poured onto the brand new Versico TPO roofing system. The results were as you would expect, burn marks and areas where the coals melted completely through eliminating the waterproofing ability of the sheet. Check out the pictures below for reference. 

Tacoma Roofing Will Do It's Part

When we received the call reporting the damage we dispatched a crew right away to do everything we could to get the roof waterproof again. You will see in the pictures above that our crews walked the roof and looked over every inch to find burn marks or anything that would compromise the membrane. The affected areas were cleaned and we welded new TPO patches. While this provides a temporary solution there will be many more trips out to the church in the next few weeks to attempt to patch up the damage and protect the inside of the building. We wish the NW Church and all the surrounding communities the best and hope for a speedy recovery from any damage you suffered. 

For more information about Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing fill out the contact form below. 

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Commercial Roofing Installation In Kent, WA

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Commercial Roofing Installation In Kent, WA

Commercial Re-Roof In Kent, WA

Tacoma Roofing and Waterproofing recently installed a new GAF Everguard TPO roofing system in Kent, WA. Our client found us online and scheduled an appointment. One of our technical reps met with the building owners and performed a thorough walk through. The condition of the existing roofing system included many failed patches, consistent leaking and  failed skylights. Our technical rep provided a detailed report to our client allowing them to see the areas of concern as well as options to waterproof the structure. We offered a full tear-off and re-roof as well as a value engineering option to recover the roof since there was only one existing layer. Our client chose the recover to avoid having to absorb the cost of tear-off and dump fees. We were happy to be able to respond and provide our reliable services as a commercial roofing contractor in Kent, WA.

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The New Roofing System: GAF Everguard 60 Mil TPO Roofing System

As you can see above the new GAF Everguard 60 Mil TPO system turned out beautifully. Due to the amount of ponding water we utilized Insulfoam's EPS ( expanded polystyrene) tapered insulation to build a slope from one half of the roof, causing the water to drain properly. R Tech EPS is also the perfect recover board. We mechanically fastened the 60 mil TPO membrane to the roof deck and heat welded the seams with our Verimat welder creating a monolithic seam that will be watertight for years to come. To put the finishing aesthetic and waterproofing touches on the roof we installed new skylights, sheet metal coping and collector boxes. Our clients were pleased with the finished product we provided and we were happy with the work our crews provided. 

About Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing

Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing is a leader in industrial and commercial roofing in the Puget Sound. We specialize in flat commercial roofing and multi-family applications. Our commitment to quality and vast experience has earned us top certification partnerships with the Nations leading roofing manufacturers. This enables us to offer you the very best labor, material and workmanship warranties available in our generation. To learn more about our services or sign up for a free estimate please click on the link below and fill out our contact form. 

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The Importance of Commercial Roof Care & Maintenance

            When a business owner ventures out to purchase a building for their business, often times many things are thought of in the process. How many office spaces will this building have? How will the lay out of the office spaces affect the flow of the company’s productivity? What amenities does this building need to have to accommodate the company’s employees? Many questions that Tacoma Roofing and Waterproofing might recommend asking are: When was the roof last replaced? Who installed it? Is it under manufacturer warranty? Has it been maintained? Who has been maintaining it and is this entity a licensed-bonded-insured party? What type of cleaning and care methods have they used? These are all questions that many first-time buyers may not think to ask, and there are even some 2nd and 3rd time buyers that might not think to ask them. The roof is a commercial building’s first line of defense from any acts of God and or natural hazards such as severe weather conditions. With that being said, we are going to talk about the importance of cleaning and caring for your roof. Because lets be real here, before the introduction into the roofing industry, many of our employees would not have thought to ask these questions and to be sure that proper methods have been used to care for the roof. 

Roof-Maintenance

One of the first steps to be made is to inspect the roof surface for any damages, deterioration or possible flaws to the installation of the roof. Typically, this is done by a certified roofing professional, do not risk a potential fall or possible failure to properly identify what could be damage to your building’s roof. It is very important to identify any areas of concern and have them addressed immediately. The roof is protecting absolutely everything below it; the structure itself, company furniture, electronics, documents, and your employees.

                Regular maintenance on your roof is just the same as health and wellness check-ups at your Dr. office. Keeping up on frequent roof care and maintenance will give you the peace of mind that your building and its roof will stand strong through harsh weather conditions such as wind, hail, rain, ice, snow and even extreme heat.

                A lot of building owners do not know that your building “breathes”. Throughout the seasons, your roof will expand and contract as it is heated and cooled. This means there is a possible chance of your membrane (or shingle) roofing system developing cracks or damage, which could allow water infiltration, (water infiltration could mean additional damages to your structure’s interior and your company’s assets.) or even a rodent or insect infestation could arise as this creates and “open door” for such pesky creatures.

                Keeping the roof’s surface and drains free and clear from debris is important to the life span of the roofing system. Neglecting areas of concern could mean a more costly situation could arise, such as premature roof replacement. I am sure you would agree that a repair at say $2,000.00 is much easier to swallow than a replacement at $100,000.00+/-.  Some manufacturers actually require that annual or semi-annual maintenance be conducted by a licensed professional, failure to do so could result in a voided warranty. Should there be a recall or a manufacture defect, that warranty is important!

                Proper maintenance on your roof will save you dollars in the long run, which is what we all want. Right? Maintaining your roof system will prolong the life and prevent you from having to replace the roof before you should have to. Period.

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Tacoma Roofing and Waterproofing Donate Trip To Plateau Outreach Ministries

Each year Tacoma Roofing and Waterproofing donates one of your incentive trips earned from MacArthur Co. to Plateau Outreach Ministries fundraiser auction. Each year we donate a trip to help raise money for the outreach programs run by Plateau throughout the year. This year we donated a trip for two with roundtrip airfare to The Hard Rock all inclusive resort in Cancun, Mexico. We look forward to being part of helping needy people all around the Puget Sound for years to come.

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Commercial Roofing System for The Shelton Apartments in Seattle, WA

Tacoma Roofing and Waterproofing was chosen as the trusted commercial roofing contractor for the Shelton Apartments in Seattle. For this multifamily building, our expert technicians installed a 80 mil TPO single ply membrane roofing system. This new flat roofing system has a 20 year NDL (No Dollar Limit) warranty. An NDL warranty means that for 20 years this roofing system is guaranteed by the manufacturer and if anything goes wrong the manufacturer will cover all material, labor, and any other costs for repairs on the entire roof. In addition to the membrane roof our technicians installed R-38 rigid insulation, ¼” DenDeck and mechanically attached the TPO to provide the best security for the building.

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Multifamily Roofing Contractor in Tacoma, WA

Tacoma Roofing and Waterproofing was proudly selected as the trusted multifamily roofing contractor for Bayview Apartments in Tacoma, WA. Our expert technicians abated the existing BUR roof system on the apartments. Following the abatement, we installed new substrate and framed in the vertical walls of the structure.  To ensure the most secure waterproofing system for  the Bayview Apartments, we mechanically fastened the gypsum board and GAF 60 mil TPO single ply membrane down. These apartments, the property owners, and the tenants will be protected from the elements by the new flat roofing system for years to come.

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Multifamily Reroof Contractor in Tacoma, WA

Dixon Village Apartments Receive New Complete Asphalt Shingle Roofing System from Tacoma Roofing and Waterproofing

Tacoma Roofing and Waterproofing installed a complete roof system for Tacoma Housing Authority Affordable Housing Property, Dixon Village. The new roof consisted of a brand new Malarkey Highlander® asphalt shingle roof with Malarkey Ice & Water peel and stick synthetic underlayment, 24-gauge sheet metal flashings, and upgraded ridge vent. These multi-family homes will be protected from the elements for years to come. Highlander® is an architectural shingle line utilizing high quality, traditional roofing asphalt. This product line offers a range of options for security against algae staining. Underlayments like Malarkey Ice & Water are installed between the roof deck and the shingle to provide added protection to the deck during installation as well as act as a secondary barrier from leaks and ice dams after installation. This complete roofing system will add years of guaranteed protection for Dixon Village apartments. 

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Low Slope Roofing Contractor Serving Mercer Island, WA

Adam Reinick, our residential salesman did a great job on the Farmer's Insurance Group Headquarters Building on Mercer Island with GacoFlex S-20 system.

Adam Reinick, our residential salesman did a great job on the Farmer's Insurance Group Headquarters Building on Mercer Island with GacoFlex S-20 system.

The Farmers Insurance Group Headquarters Building on Mercer Island was in desperate need of a roofing and waterproofing solution when a few months ago Tacoma Roofing and Waterproofing along with other commercial roofing companies were requested to assess and give a bid on the best low slope roofing solution for the building. We ended up recommending a value engineered less invasive low slope roofing solution than the other companies.

Adam Reinick and his assistant putting in long hours to complete their work within the scheduled time up on the Farmers Insurance Headquarters Building on Mercer Island.

Rudolfo Rameriz, one of our foremen made some highly efficient, tight details with this funky upside down installed TPO membrane.

Rather than recommending a tear off and low slope reroof with a high dollar cost in the triple digits, we cut the cost by nearly 50 percent through the less invasive solution of applying GacoFlex S-20 Solvent-Free 100% Silicone Coating in gray on the roof. This choice saved hundreds of thousands of dollars for the company and is a roofing solution that is equally as protective as a reroof while adding additional energy efficiency. GacoFlex S-20 coating protects against permanent ponding water, ultraviolet light and severe weather. In addition to being a huge cost saver, this GacoFlex S-20 coated roof has a 20 year NDL warranty for years of guaranteed protection. This warranty is a NDL or no dollar limit warranty for the next twenty years issued by the manufacture, Gaco Western. This means that if any part of the waterproofing system fails in the next twenty years the manufacturer, Gaco will cover the repair or replacement costs of all materials, labor, and workmanship for this roof. This is the best, most protective warranty that a building and the owners can have. This project turned out to be great for everyone involved and we as well as the Farmers Insurance Group are very pleased with how this newly coated roof turned out for the Farmers Insurance Group Headquarters Building in Mercer Island, WA.

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