Malarkey Chooses Mears Roofing As It's Newest Emerald Premium Contractor
Mear's Roofing has been providing the Puget Sound with exceptional roofing services for 10 years. As we have grown the industry has recognized the service platform we have created and awarded us distinguishments such as The GAF Presidents Club & Tacoma's Best Three Roofing contractors. We are pleased to announce another very notable accreditation in our organization, our acceptance in the Malarkey Emerald Premium Roofing Contractor program!
Why Is This Significant As A Roofing Contractor In Tacoma, WA
We are proud of the accomplishment of becoming a Malarkey Emerald Premium Contractor. It's a certification very few in the roofing industry achieve. In fact Malarkey keeps their Emerald Premium contractor level very exclusive so that it has value in the market. With this certification we will be able to provide amazing industry leading product's along with notable extended material and workmanship warranties. We will publish content in the near future educating our customers on both products and warranties.
What Does Malarkey Bring To The Table Through Mear's Roofing?
Malarkey has an amazing product offering that we are excited to introduce in the next few months. A snapshot of the product line is their amazing Nexgen modified asphalt based shingles. Every shingle line from Malarkey has a rubberized asphalt that helps with granule retention. They also offer smog eating technology that cleans the air, yes you heard that right! Stay tuned for more a more detailed report.
Protecting Your Assets By Installing A Complete Roofing System
At Mear's Roofing we believe in installing a "complete roofing system." That is why we are 1 of less than 20 GAF Master Elite roofing contractors in Washington State. Our single source manufacturer component roofing systems are installed carefully to the required specifications which allows us to offer up to 25 year workmanship warranties and limited lifetime material warranties.
To give that some perspective Washington State only requires a 1 year workmanship guarantee. While some contractors choose to offer above the state requirements they are not obligated to. That is why Mear's Roofing is your best choice for a Tacoma Roofing contractor, we protect what matters most to you with the best manufacturer backed warranty available in the Nation today!
The Role Roof Deck Condition Plays In Your System & Warranty
One area that is commonly brought up as a point of confusion with homeowners is when and why a resheet of the roof deck is required. It's important to understand that the roof deck is absolutely the foundation of your roofing system. Just like the actual foundation of your home, if its not properly poured and square the rest of the house will be affected.
Manufactures actually require a smooth and solid substrate as the foundation of the roofing system and there are many reasons for that! Read on below to learn the key reasons!
1) Manufacturer Warranty Requirements
The most important and simple reason is that most manufacturers require ship lap to be covered in order to provide a warranty. There is a tremendous amount of testing and national standards that have to be met called "ASTM" ratings in order to get a product into the market and offer tangible warranties. All of this testing is completed on sold roof decks, not on older roof decks.
2) Wind Uplift Warranty When ASTM testing takes place on an asphalt shingle it must pass a "wind uplift" test. The shingle must withstand wind gusts of up to 110 MPH which is now the standard for asphalt shingles. The roof deck is the mot critical aspect of the wind warranty. On older homes where ship lap or skip sheathing was used the condition of the wood often becomes brittle and has lost alot of it's structural integrity due to expansion, contraction and moisture. The coil nails used to install the asphalt shingle needs to have a sold structure to penetrate into in order to withstand windy conditions. Installing a new rood into old brittle ship lap will more than likely result in "blow off" as the wind will rip single shingles or large sections of the roof right out of the compromised roof deck.
The last key factor we would like to discuss regarding roof deck condition is what is known as telegraphing. In the roofing world telegraphing is when the uneven surface below the asphalt shingles begins to surface or show through the shingles. When the roof deck is uneven all of the imperfections will eventually warp the shingles and can damage them or compromise the integrity of the waterproofing if the condition is bad enough.
Mear's Roofing Does It Right, EVERY TIME!
If you are a potential customer of Mear's Roofing you are in great hands. Roof deck protection is an area we just will not compromise. That stand will result in a roofing system that will last for decades and provide you with peace of mind knowing that you will never have to wonder if the roof deck will eventually fail. That is the Mear's standard. To learn more about our roofing services and warranties click on the desired link below.
For The 2nd Year, Mears Roofing is Voted Top 3 Roofing Contractors in Tacoma, WA
As a local Tacoma roofing contractor our goal is to offer services that earn us the right to be one of the top rated roofing services providers in the area. We are excited to announce that for the 2nd year in a row we have been rated one of top roofers by "3 Best Rated." We are excited to share this honor and position with two other highly reputable roofers in the Tacoma market.
Who Is "Three Best Rated"
Three Best Rated is an interesting and unique company, they don't sell products and services or charge contractors to be part of their group. They perform an audit on the local business base for many categories based on key factors including overall customer experience, reviews, internet presence and more. They then award the "Three Best Rating" to the business that have the highest rating over the categories. The graph and photos below are from their write up on Mears Roofing.
The graph to the right shows the 12 categories that each local business is audited in. As you can see we scored a perfect 10 in 5 categories! In order to qualify for Three Best we have to have a better accumulative average than all other roofers.
Why Look Elsewhere When You Can Partner With The Best!
Mears Roofing, your top rated Tacoma roofing contractor simply offers the best combination of experience, quality, warranty and pricing. When you are in the market for a new roof reach out to your friends at Mears Roofing, we have you covered.
Mears Roofing Installs New Timberline Ultra HD Roofing System In University Place, WA
Mears Roofing is your premier GAF Master Elite roofing contractor in Tacoma, WA. We have over 10 years under our belt successfully servicing the roofing needs of the Puget Sound. If you are looking for a contractor to install a top notch lifetime roofing system you have come to the right place!
New Timberline Ultra HD Roofing System
We recently completed a roof replacement in the beautiful city of University Place, WA. It never ceases to amaze us how different a home looks with a new roof! This particular home received an upgraded Timberline Ultra HD shingle system with NuRay Metals Matte Black accent roofs. Check out the drone video below captured by Ben Mears!
About The Roofing System
GAF Timberline Ultra HD Roofing Shingles
The Timberline Ultra HD roofing shingle is a premium laminate that offers both elegance and style. As you can see from the drone footage captured Ultra HD has the GAF patented high definition shadowing that has won multiple awards. As heavy weight laminate the shingle weights 270 lbs per square (100 square feet). That is about 40-50 lbs heavier than a standard laminate shingle.
Your old roof can become a new road! Here at Mears Roofing we are proud to announce that we are a Certified Green Roofer! We will take the roof above your head and put it beneath your feet! How do we do that exactly? Mears Roofing takes all qualifying materials from your old roof and instead of just throwing them away, we take them to a qualified recycling facility that grinds them down into smaller particles to be used as paving material. Not only can they recycle the shingles but the nails too! On average there is 11 million tons of shingle waste generated every year and we would love to help you, your family, friends, and neighbors lower that number. Mears Roofing couldn't be more thrilled to offer our customers (that’s you!) a chance to upgrade your home in a way that reduces our carbon footprint. We are here to help to save our planet one roof at a time!
New Barkwood GAF Timberline HD roof installed by Mears Roofing in Tacoma. Factory trained roof technicians installed this roof complete with pre-painted "W" 26 Gauge Valley Metal and GAF Snow Country ridge vent. GAF Tiger Paw and Ice and Water shield were installed to ensure this roof will withstand the Pacific Northwest weather. Brand new 26 Guage drip metal will ensure gable end fascia boards will remain dry for the life of the roof.
We have all heard horror stories about roofs and building structures rotting out our being eaten by insects. We are currently on a job that serves as a important reminder to care for your roof with annual maintenance and periodic inspections. Check out the photos below!
When you put off having a roof leak repaired, it WILL wreak havoc in areas that the eye cannot see. There are many structural and weight bearing beams on this roof that are compromised due to the rot. An annual inspection and a simple, affordable roof repair would have literally saved our client thousands of dollars during their re-roof.
Mear's Roofing Installs New Timberline HD Roofing System On New Hope Presbyterian In Kent, WA
Mear's Roofing has just completed another incredible re-roof in Kent, WA. This particular project was New Hope Presbyterian Church. This was an 8,000 square foot roof area which we completed in 2.5 days! Hands down our crew's performance was amazing. Here are more project details:
Tore off existing roof, 1 layer of 3 tab shingles
Install new vapor barrier
Install Timberline HD roofing shingles, starter and hip and ridge; Charcoal.
Install all new plumbing pipe boots, and sheet metal flashing's.
Our Complete System Warranty!
This church is now protected with a GAF Weather Stopper lifetime system warranty! We ensure all of the manufacturer requirements are met to provide this industry leading warranty by installing GAF shingles and at least 3 system components. This system qualifies for a 50 year non prorated warranty on the entire system.
Timberline HD shingles are not only Mear's Roofing shingle of choice, it is America's choice. Timberline is the number 1 selling roofing shingle in the Nation. That is only accomplished by having a quality product and earning the trust of the architect and roofing community!
GAF Grand Canyon, Premium Designer Roofing Shingles
Mears Roofing is a certified GAF roofing contractor serving Tacoma, WA and the surrounding region. We always work to provide the most value for each and every home owner depending on their need and desire. One of the values we believe in is a premium designer shingle offering from GAF known as the Grand Canyon shingle. Grand Canyon is the heavy weight "presidential style" shingle offering from GAF roofing.
GAF Grand Canyon Specifications
450 lbs Per Square
Algae Block Included
6 Bundles Per Square
Advanced Protection Shingles
Womens Choice Award
Good Housekeeping Seal
Rated Class A Fire – UL 790
Passes UL 997 Wind Test
Passes 110 mph Wind Test
ASTM D3018, Type 1
ASTM D3161, Type 1, Class F
ASTM D3462 (See Details)
ASTM D7158, Class H
Miami-Dade County Product Control Approved
Florida Building Code Approved
Texas Department of Insurance
Classified In Accordance With ICC-ES AC438
Download The Full GAF Grand Canyon Shingle Brochure For More Information
Moss naturally grows in moist areas, and can be enhanced by nearby trees which block sun and provide shelter for moss to take hold on your roof. Gotta love the Northwest eh? 40” of Rain + Trees= Moss. Moss, lichen and algae considers gaps between shingles the perfect place to call home.
What Can I Do to Remove the Moss on My Roof?!?
Best case scenario, would be pre-treating to avoid moss all together. A commercial grade moss removal liquid solution will help inhibit moss growth when applied evenly to roof with a sprayer.
Once moss has already grown, it’ll be tricky to remove the moss without damaging the roof. The gentlest option is to spray the moss with the solution and allow it to set in on a few dry days. Then go back and gently broom the moss off. It may take a few treatments to remove the moss entirely and it may never be completely free of all moss. In heavy moss areas, a stronger solution can be applied, but be careful not to mix it to strong if you have plants below where run-off could end up killing your plants.
Another option that would remove the moss all in one go, is to pressure wash the roof. Be sure to hire an experienced roofing and roof cleaning company that will be gentle to limit the damage to the shingles. Any type of pressure wash will reduce the life of the roof as granule loss is not completely avoidable. Be sure to keep moss off the roof once this method is used as you do not want to do multiple pressure wash treatments to one roof.
Neither of these methods is suggested if your roof is already in bad shape. Removing the moss on an old roof could cause leaks and may result in needing an emergency repair. Instead a new roof will need to be installed.
What Else Can I Do to Prevent Moss Build Up?
Keep your roof cleaned from all debris year around. Remove all debris from roof using a commercial blower and scoop out gutters. Debris and moss can cause water to seep up into shingles and cause roof leaks. Moss traps moisture in your roof, and cause significant damage if not addressed quickly.
Mears Roofing can provide these services as needed or on a schedule, please give us a call for an individualized plan based on your roof. It will be helpful to know they type of roof you have, estimated age of roof and past treatments performed.
Call or Email us Today for a customized roof cleaning proposal. 253-236-2136 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mearsroofs.com/contact