ACME Roofing on Location: Spanaway

Blog | November 22nd, 2019

This month, for our second November installment of the ACME Roofing on Location series, we’re back in Spanaway, Washington. Along with outlining the specifics of the shingle that our client chose (in this case, the PABCO Premier Prairie Wood), we will also look into a range of the negative effects that rain can have on your roof if you’re not properly prepared. 

Neighborhood Overview

While home to only around 28,000 people, Spanaway has left its mark on the surrounding culture in many unexpected ways. Some of Spanaway’s most famous ‘alumni’ include MLB baseball players, UFC mixed martial artists, NASCAR drivers, stand-up comedians, and Jerry Cantrell, guitarist for Alice in Chains, one of the biggest bands in Seattle’s 1990s grunge scene. 

 

From inspiring artists and athletes alike, to raising the families of the next generation of superstars, Spanaway is one of the most affordable places to start and raise a family in the Puget Sound area. With lower average home costs than neighboring areas like Tacoma and Gig Harbor, Spanaway is the perfect place to buy a home, and then prepare it for the rain winter to follow.  

 

Shingle Features

The PABCO Premier line was this client’s shingle of choice, as it is for many of our roofing projects in Tacoma, WA, Gig Harbor, WA, Puyallup, WA, Lakewood, WA and Fircrest, WA. PABCO Premier’s Prairie Wood finish is just one of the 12 color options in this shingle line. Features include Algae Defender and Class A Fire Resistance; ubiquitous among PABCO’s products and part of their commitment to safety and integrity. Laminated shingles, like PABCO Premier, are becoming much more widespread, thanks to their durability and aesthetic appeal. Laminated shingles serve as long-term options for many customers, especially in rainy climates like the Pacific Northwest. 

 

Negative Effects of Rain on Roofing

Rain is a consistent and persistent threat to the state of your roof, so a good plan of action for preventing this is to understand and recognize these threats before they occur and mitigate the damage as much as possible. 

Cracked Tiles: Rain damage, either from particularly heavy rainfall or from long term exposure to driving rain, can crack the tiles on your roof. Cracking exposes the inside of your home to seeping water, which can wreak havoc on your living spaces, and even affect your family’s health.

Shingle Damage: Driving wind and rain can lift the shingles from their seal on your roof, which over time, degrades your roof. Properly sealing all shingles to each roof is crucial to maintaining the structural integrity of your roof, and the safety of your home.

Black Mold: When your shingles aren’t properly secured or have been worn down by time and weather, water will start to get into openings in your roof or even your attic. Water exposure can lead to black mold growth, which can be awful for your family’s health. Preventing against black mold is easier with technologies like PABCO’s Algae Defender, available on the PABCO Premier line. 

Ready To Revitalize Your Roof? 

If you’ve been considering a new roof, or are interested in learning more about the various types and styles of roofs that ACME offers, contact us today. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible through the process, which is why we always begin with a free roof estimate. You can have confidence in the ACME team throughout the entire roofing process. 

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