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Allied Building ProductsAllied has been a trusted name in roofing supplies for decades and we have worked with them since our beginnings. With three branches conveniently located throughout the Seattle & Eastside area there is sure to be one near you.
7100 212th Street S. W., Edmonds, WA 98026
19130 84th Ave. full post
Summer has finally come to Seattle and with it a break from the rain. This provides a limited time opportunity for those of us in the roofing industry as we can take advantage of extended dry forecasts to complete our roofs in a timely manner. During the other three seasons, collectively referred to as the ‘rainy season’, we are often interrupted by damp weather that forces us to put any projects on hold while we wait for the forecast to clear. With this in mind, Summer is the perfect time to move forward with any roofing projects you have been putting off.
In the Seattle Summer months our skilled team is typically able to completely replace a roof on an average sized home within about three days, start to finish. We typically schedule new projects to begin within two weeks which means that if you called or completed an estimate request today, you could have a brand new roof in no time at all.
Summer also provides a great opportunity for smaller roofing projects such as leak repair and weather proofing. If you have noticed a water or mineral stain on your ceiling it’s very likely that your roof is leaking or damaged. full post
Most all governmental jurisdictions in the Greater Seattle roofing area and the Greater Eastside roofing areas require a tear off if the existing building has 2 or more roofs (layers) to meet code requirements. So if you have multiple layers on your home it is almost a certainty that the old roofs must be removed. If you have 1 roof (layer) then you usually have the option of tearing off the old roof. The pro in favor of not tearing off the old roof is that on average, you can save about a quarter of the bid cost by not tearing off the old roof. Also in emergency roofing situations you are not as weather dependent on getting the roof completed. The major down side of not removing the old roof is the quality of the job and the life expectancy of the completed roof. There are many reasons for a shorter life of a roof if it is applied over an existing roof. We would be happy to explain further why if you wish to contact us. A complete listing of the reasons would take up far to many words. full post
2. Cedar shingle and cedar shake are Northwest roofing originals but over the last ten years they have steadily lost popularity because of a combination of cost, longevity of the roof ( generally 15 to 20 years ), maintenance requirements, fire hazard, and other reasons. The main reason people pick this option is they have CC & R’s that require it or they simply like how they look.
3. Low slope or flat roofs are all ‘membrane roofs’. They are called membrane roofs because all are tarred or glued together to make a solid one piece membrane that water can not enter as it becomes one continuous piece after application. full post
a. Verify that they are a legal business so that if you have problems you generally have more ways to get your problem solved then if you get someone who works ‘ out the trunk of their car’ which often makes it impossible to have their promises honored. In Washington state you can verify they are a legal business with the State Dept. Of Labor and Industries. full post