When It Comes To Sound Technical Roofing Practices, Nobody Does It Better Than Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing
There really are many great local roofing contractors in the Tacoma and Seattle area. Everybody has great products, warranties and reasons why they are among the elite roofing contractors in the State of Washington. At Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing it's our attention to detail and strict adherence to the specifications called out by Western States Roofing Contractors Association that makes us different than 95% of the local competition. Our Founder, Mr. Hunter sat on the board of the WSRA for many years absorbing a detail oriented practice that has helped him to guide our roofing firm to the top of the contractor list in our area for both commercial and residential applications. If you are in the market for a new roof in the Tacoma, Seattle or Puget Sound region we are your safest choice! Here are few areas we set ourselves apart just to give you an idea!
We Install Seizemic Straps To Keep The Structural Intregity Of Your Home In Tact When We Cut In A Ridge Vent
Another very important technical practice that we never waver on is installing seismic straps on the ridge of your home when we cut in a ridge vent. Both the plywood and the nails provide sheer and structural support for your home which helps it to endure earthquakes. When you cut 2" off of each side of the plywood for the purpose of installing a ridge ventilation system you change or reduce the sheer strength of the roof top. WRCA codes mandate that best practice is to reinforce the structural sheer with a seismic strip. This ensures your home will be safe and sound and that the structural ability to endure a natural disaster will not be compromised. This is a very rare practice in our state which we adhere to on every roof that requires ridge ventilation. Again, this is our "best practice" policy that ensures that you are getting the very best roofing system in the region for your home or business.
We Exersize Caution And Sound Judgment When Roofing In Winter Months
There is always a lot of controversy surrounding whether it is safe to re-roof during the winter. Please allow us to bring a little clarity to the issue. Asphalt shingles are rated by the manufacturer to be installed in certain temperature perimeters which vary depending on the manufacturer. When you get down to freezing temperatures asphalt laminated shingles get very brittle. The danger this presents is that the force of the nails fastening the shingles to the roof deck often can "blow through" in this condition. Nails that do not blow through often cause minute stress cracks or fissures that might not present an immediate problem but in time with expansion and contraction they lose the ability to hold the shingle down and result in shingle blow off. Another issue encountered in freezing temperature roof installs is the seal-down-adhesive on the back of the shingle. The adhesive is designed to heat up and seal the shingle to the roof deck so it will not blow off in high winds or allow wind driven rain to settle under the shingles. In freezing temperatures these adhesive strips will not seal down and often by the time the temperature rises to heat them up there is dust on them preventing them from providing an adequate seal. As a larger roofing firm in the Puget Sound we have a healthy balance of large commercial projects, multi-family and residential re-roof clients. That means that we do not feel the financial pressure in the winter that small to medium size contractors feel and we are not forced to install roofs in temperatures that are not in your best interest. Any contractor that needs to work in freezing temperatures does not have your best interest in mind. At Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing protecting your assets and installing a technically sound roofing system that will stand the test of time and endure all that mother nature has to throw at it.