AMLI SBS Torchdown Roof Is Under Way


AMLI SBS Torchdown Roof Is Under Way

Tacoma Roofing Selected To Install AMLI Roof In Bellevue, WA


Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing is firing up another large commercial roofing project in Bellevue, WA. We are finishing the year strong partnering with RAFN General Contracting on this project. Due to our consistent level of service and workmanship we have built a strong and continuing relationship with RAFN and have the privilege of installing many of their roofs in the Puget Sound region. As a top level certified FireStone installer we are here to serve and provide the best roofing and waterproofing systems in the Northwest. Here are the details:

Contractor:     Rafn
Project:           AMLI
Location:        Bellevue
System:          Firestone Roofing Products
                20-yr. NDL
                1/4" primed cover board
                SBS SA base sheet
                SBS Torch FR
Size:            49,200 SF

FireStone Roofing Products Information


FireStone has been leading the charge in innovative products of all types for decades. If you are interested in learning more about FireStone SBS torchdown click on one of the buttons below and check out the product line and system brochures.


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Lot 12 Mixed Use Building Waterproofing

Sikabit S-60 Waterproofing System Installed By Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing

Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing has completed another impeccable waterproofing job. We are full swing providing top notch roofing and waterproofing systems to our clients in the Pacific Northwest from Oregon to Washington.  Here is some info about the project: 

Client:                   SEB, Inc.

Project:                Lot 12 Mixed Use Building

Location:              University Place

System:                SikaBit S-60 w/PC-2 protection board

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Proctor South Roofing Installation In Tacoma, WA

Tacoma Roofing Completes Proctor South Roof Install In Tacoma, WA

In Process On Proctor South In Tacoma, WA

In Process On Proctor South In Tacoma, WA

Here is one of our recent jobs right in our back yard! Another incredible project with Verisco, one of our primary low slope manufacture partners. Here is the project profile: 

Contractor: Rush Commercial
Project: Proctor South
Product: Versico 60 mil Versiweld System:

  •                20-year NDL warranty
  •                Vapor barrier - fully adhered
  •                R-38 rigid insulation - mechanically attached & fully adhered
  •                Tapered crickets - mechanically fastened and fully adhered
  •                ½" DensDeck cover board - mechanically fastened and fully adhered
  •                60 mil TPO single-ply membrane - mechanically fastened
  •                Versico walk pad
  •                (2) - 1" Natural Gas pipe flashings
  •                (63) - Sanitary pipe flashings
  •                3-oz. polyester separator sheet under pavers and pedestals

Foreman: Christian Flores
Project Manager: Mike Docken
Completion Date: May 1, 2018



Verisco A Foundational Partner In Our Roofing Firm

Coca Cola Distribution Center, 100,000 Square Feet of Versico 60 Mil Membrane

Coca Cola Distribution Center, 100,000 Square Feet of Versico 60 Mil Membrane

In the last decade Tacoma Roofing has grown to become a premier roofing and waterproofing firm that has installed millions of square feet of single ply membrane in Washington State. Our journey and success can be attributed to the drive of our leadership, dedication of our employees and strategic manufacture partners. One of our key partners is Versico. They manufacture some of the best TPO, PVC and EPDM in the world. We are fortunate to be ranked in their certified contractor program and given the ability to provide top level NDL (no dollar limit) warranties. Below is a little information about Versico including an excerpt from their website. 

Versico was formed in 1993 through the acquisition of a major single-ply roofing company. Now, twenty-five years later, Versico has positioned itself as one of the top three single-ply roofing system manufacturers in the U.S. by focusing its efforts on quality products and exceptional service. Versico has been instrumental in the development of today’s leading technologies in the commercial roofing industry. 

Versico’s product offerings include VersiGard® EPDM, VersiWeld® TPO, VersiFlex® PVC, VersiFleece® TPO and PVC, roof garden systems and a complete line of insulation and accessory products. Each of these systems comes with warranty options ranging from five to thirty years. Whatever your needs, Versico provides a comprehensive offering of products and services, which is why Versico is your single source for single-ply roofing.



Freemont Wateproofing Seattle, WA

Our Latest Waterproofing Project In Seattle, WA

Our latest waterproofing project in Seattle , WA is underway! This is a 7,000 square foot project which we waterproofed with a Sikaproof A12 Blindside membrane system and drain mat. For more information click on the link below. 



Jefferson Park Seattle Roofing Project By Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing

Tacoma Roofing Installs 10,000 Square Foot Firestone TPO System For Marpac Construction

Jefferson Park In Progress Photo-V Force Vapor Barrier Being Installed

Jefferson Park In Progress Photo-V Force Vapor Barrier Being Installed

2018 has continued to be a breakthrough year for the local building industry and for Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing. We have huge projects going all over the Seattle market! One of our current projects is the Jefferson Park building with Marpac Construction. Our assembly. 

  • V Force Vapor Barrier
  • Polyiso Insulation
  • Polyiso Taper System To Create Proper Water Flow
  • Firestone 3 Ply Torchdown System, Base Sheet, Midply & Granulated Cap Sheet

In Progress Photos of Jefferson Park 



Concrete Waterproofing Is One Of Our Specialties

We are called Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing for a reason!


At Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing we are very proud of the fact that our roofing, waterproofing and sheet metal capabilities make us one of the very few companies in the Northwest that integrate all 3 phases of waterproofing. This gives us a unique position in the market as a single source warranty provider for our clients in the commercial realm. 

Summit Pacific Medical Center, Elma, WA

One of our recent waterproofing division projects was the Summit Pacific Medical Center in Elma, WA. We provided 7,500 square feet of waterproofing including: 

  • Grace Bituthene 4000 with surface conditioner. 
  • Bituthene conditioner in the 90 degree angles. 
  • Hydroduct 220 drain mat. 

Our crew did a wonderful job installing the product to manufacturer specifications and maintaining all safety requirements for a public job site. 



Continued Education At Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing

We are growing, starting with the knowledge base of our team!

When it comes to setting yourself apart from the competition, having a team full of knowledgeable and competent employees is key. At Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing we do not simply install roofs, we strive to provide a properly engineered waterproofing assembly that will provide ventilation, and protection for years to come. 

In order to accomplish this we need to have our entire staff from the ground up educated and ready to serve our clients. A new initiative has been launched to accomplish this goal. Every Friday we send out videos and documents that provide application and specification training for products we install. We require everyone from our office staff to our field workers to watch the videos and provide a written explanation of what they learned. This will empower us with the knoeldege and aptitude we need to be the next roofing and waterproofing powerhouse in the Puget Sound region. 


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Hiring A Technically Sound Commercial Roofer Makes A Difference

Why Every Contractor Is Not A Real Commercial Roofer


60 years ago installing a roof was simply much easier. Wood shakes were the most popular steep slope roofing system and built up hot tar was the most common low slope system. Building envelope materials were not quite as energy efficient and allowed for air to flow in and out of the building, they were breathable if you will. Now days with the technological advancements we have made building products are very energy efficient and do an incredible job of keeping outside air outside and inside climates stabilized. This has created a scenario on modern buildings where basically in laymen's terms we are saran wrapping our homes in plastic. Modern buildings are full of moisture and condensation, and without proper venting and construction systems that moisture will destroy the home or business from the inside out. 

Education Makes The Difference

With the above information in mind, the roofing industry faces unique challenges on every building. Its our job to diagnose every building and find the right solution to help vent moisture out of the roof and building. In order to have the knowledge, skills and tools to correctly diagnose those scenarios contractors must invest heavily into classes and equipment along with endless hours of seminars from local waterproofing consultants. At Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing we embrace the technical approach. We enjoy keeping ahead of the curve and industry standard of knowledge and experience. Our Estimators, Foreman and Project Managers are flown all over the U.S. to obtain education and special certifications that help us to provide our clients with the right waterproofing solutions for each building and regional climate. 

Before you make a decision to hire a commercial contractor make sure your candidates have the proper credentials to provide the correct roofing application. Not everyone in a truck with a ladder is aware of the bigger issues beyond just slapping down some membrane roofing or torchdown. 

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45th & Woodland Commerical Roofing Seattle

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We started new  commercial roofing project in Seattle at 45th and Woodland. On the This project we are  applying V- Force vapor barrier to help seal the roof deck.  The product we are using is Firestone 60 mill TPO single-ply membrane mechanically fastened. We are installing 3" polyiso and Dens Deck coverboard as well which provides a class A fire rating. Many contractors are slowing down this winter but our workmanship and quality has created a high demand for our services as a commercial roofing contractor in Seattle so we are full steam ahead. Check out these in progress photos: 

For more information please click below.



Our Progress On The James Hardie Re-Roof In Tacoma, WA


In spite of the weather systems and storms that Mother Nature has been throwing our way in the Pacific Northwest we are making incredible progress on the James Hardie retro-fit re-roof. This monster roof is nearly 180,000 square feet of standing steam metal with a 3 inch rib. We are installing EPS flute filler, Secure Rock cover board and GAF Everguard TPO. We are also utilizing the Rhino Bond fastening system. To learn more about the details of this project see the full report on our previous blog

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Cabin Roof Restoration At Alta Lodge

Tacoma Roofing Transforms Alta Lodge Cabin With New Metal Roof


Bruce Hunter, owner of Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing is an avid skier and Mountaineer. He spends much of his free time in the winter months on Crystal Mountain and has developed a strong bond with the community there. Many in the community call upon Bruce and his team to provide roof restoration services on their homes, businesses and cabins. 

One of our most recent jobs was a cabin roof restoration. Check out the before photo below! YOu can see that the old cedar shake roof is worn, covered in moss and no longer provides and adequate waterproof covering for the structure. 


Our team of skilled sheet metal technicians tore off the existing roofing system and installed a new standing seam metal roof. A standing seam metal roof is ideal for a rural, woodsy setting as its impervious to moss growth, sheds branches that fall onto it easily and have a much stronger resistance to damage from following debris. 

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Halloween Fun At Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing

Lightening The Mood On Hallows Eve

At Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing its not all work and no play. You can see from our pictures below that we love to incorporate light hardheartedness and fun into our office environment. We hope you and your family had a great Halloween.  

Pictured from L-R: Mike, Brittany, Ruby, Carrie, Mary, Kristen and Lupe. 



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

Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing Begins James Hardie Re-Roof


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. 


In Progress Photos

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




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. 



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.....



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!



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!




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

Tacoma Roofing, Your Single Source Roofing & Waterproofing Company

Tacoma Roofing Waterproofing

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. 




Metal Roofing Contractor Gig Harbor-Olympic Town Center Metal Roof

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

Metal Roofing Gig Harbor Olympic Town Center

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

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!