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: 

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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

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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. 



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!



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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

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. 


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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

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!




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. 



Commercial Roof Installation On Polaris Building C

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

Commercial Roofing Covington

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 


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.

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Dens Deck Cover Board 


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 




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!



The Lofts, Versico TPO Roofing Installation In Renton, WA

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


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. 



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. 

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