Roofing

Roofing is your building’s armor against the elements. We can equip you with the best defense available.

Roofing is your building’s armor against the elements. We can equip you with the best defense available.

Roofing FAQ

Roofing comes in many styles, colors, and materials, including metal, wood, and asphalt.

Metal: Metal roofing is more durable and longer lasting than wood or asphalt roofing. It’s also easy to install and will save on your energy costs. From a design standpoint, metal roofing will match many architectural styles and comes in a variety of colors. Metal roofing is the smartest choice in the North Central Washington area because it protects a home from fire and other elements (rain, snow, hail, wind).

Wood: Traditional cedar wood shingles and shakes are an attractive solution for your roof. As one of the most durable woods, cedar is wind-resistant with natural insulating properties. This means it will help keep your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. 

Asphalt: Asphalt shingles are the most popular choice for roofing needs. They are durable, affordable, and come in a variety of colors. You may want to familiarize yourself with the three types of asphalt shingles: 

  • 3-tab shingles
  • Dimensional or architectural shingles 
  • Luxury shingles

A roofing system is made up of underlayment, flashing, venting, and roofing materials.

Underlayment: This is the layer under your shingles that provides a water-resistant or waterproof barrier. It is made of asphalt-saturated felt, synthetic materials, or rubberized asphalt. 

Flashing: Flashing is a thin layer of waterproof material that prevents water leaking into your home by directing rain water down the roof to the gutter system.

Venting: Roof ventilation helps airflow through a system of intake and exhaust. Proper roofing ventilation will extend the life of your roof and reduce energy costs.

We’re happy to help you estimate the cost of a new roof. The typical process involves removing the existing shingles, making repairs or adding new flashing and underlayment, and installing new shingles. Other factors include:

  • Size of your roof 
  • Pitch of your roof
  • How it’s installed on your frame
  • Underlayment, flashing, venting and roofing materials
  • Layers
  • Code requirements
  • Skylights, chimneys, plumbing or other features

Labor costs are about 60% and materials 40% of the total cost. Visit a store or call us to learn more about finding the right roofing materials for your project.

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