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3 Common Winter Roofing Problems

Blog | December 11th, 2018

Winter in the Pacific Northwest are typically long, cold, and in sometimes brutal.  Powerful weather systems from Alaska and Canada sweep down into our area and wreak havoc.  The roofs that cover our homes tend to bear the brunt of the incoming cold front. In this blog post, we’re going to look at three common winter roofing problems that if left unchecked and unfixed, can turn into not only a safety hazard, but potentially cost you tens of thousands of dollars in damage and repairs.   Ice Dams Ice dams are relatively common in the Pacific Northwest. Our nightly winter… Continue Reading →

What are the Warning Signs of a Falling Tree?

Blog | November 23rd, 2018

Fall time is upon us here in the Pacific Northwest, and that means freezing temps, high winds, and wet weather.  With this seasonal weather comes a genuine risk of damage to your home. As the winds kick up and the ground gets saturated with rainwater, some trees will fall and topple over causing both property and roof damage. If a tree falls onto your roof, you’re in for a massive bill and lots of repair time. There are several signs that could indicate a risk of a tree falling over.  If you see any one of the below signs it might be a good… Continue Reading →

How to Prepare Your Roof for Pacific Northwest Winters

Blog | November 6th, 2018

There’s an old saying: “In the Pacific Northwest, there are two seasons: rain and no rain.” Fall and the Pacific Northwest rainy season are just around the corner. Now is a great time to perform some important home maintenance tasks to ensure that the roof over your head will protect you and your loved ones in the cold, wet months to come. Scheduling a free no obligation roof inspection right before the winter season is highly recommended. If any damage is found, it can quickly be repaired before the onset of the upcoming rain and snow. We’re going to look… Continue Reading →

Should I Repair or Replace My Roof?

Blog | October 26th, 2018

The roof of our house protects our loved ones and us from the outside elements. It’s far too easy to take our roofs for granted as they don’t call attention to themselves until we find an unexpected roof leak that’s caused thousands of dollars in damage. Many homeowners in the Seattle and Tacoma areas will face the difficult decision to replace or repair their roofs.  This decision should not be taken lightly and be made on cost alone. We’re going to give you a few tips to consider when a roofing inspector finds potential trouble spots that could turn into… Continue Reading →

Roof Safety Tips

Blog | October 16th, 2018

Fall time in the Pacific Northwest finds homeowners pulling out the rickety aluminum ladder so they can get up and clean their gutters before the wet winter weather sets in. While getting on a ladder to reach the roof seems like routine maintenance task, there is a high degree of risk that a slip or fall could occur. In fact, roofing is one of the most dangerous construction trades out there! Hiring a professional roofer is the safest and most efficient way to perform roof maintenance. However, some people will still insist on doing the jobs themselves. If you’re one… Continue Reading →

Signs You Might Need a New Roof

Blog | October 2nd, 2018

The Pacific Northwest is known for its windy, rainy climate which can wreak havoc on the roof of a house over time. Many homeowners don’t realize they need a new roof until it’s too late: leaks, mold, and even daylight coming in through the roof boards are all signs of an expensive problem. The trouble with roofs is that some of them can come to an end of their natural lives without experiencing leaks or catastrophic failures. In situations like this, it takes a trained eye to be able to discern the warning signs that the roof is about to… Continue Reading →

Things to Look Out for When Selecting a Roofing Company

Blog | September 27th, 2018

One of the most significant challenges that homeowners face is finding the right contractor to install a new roof.  Choosing the right or wrong person can mean the difference between a job well done or one that will cost even more money to fix. Many people have no idea how to choose the right roofing contractor. They either hop online or find some guy standing outside of Home Depot. We’re going to give you a few tips on what you should look out for when selecting a roofing company. After all, the roof over your head protects not only you… Continue Reading →

Frequently Asked Questions about Roofing Services

Blog | September 18th, 2018

Most homeowners only replace their roofs once or twice in a lifetime. When the time comes to add a beautiful new roof to the top of their house, it’s natural to have a few questions. A roof replacement is considered to be a significant home improvement investment. While they’re not as cool as a new driveway or backyard pool, they will protect you and your house from damaging Pacific Northwest weather. We’ve prepared this Frequent Asked Question (FAQ) guide to give you a better idea of the ins and outs of a roof replacement job. What Type of Roofing Shingle… Continue Reading →

5 Reasons Why Fall Time Is the Best Time for a Roof Inspection

Blog | September 11th, 2018

Having the roof of your home inspected is something that should be done on an annual basis. An expert inspector can find and pinpoint areas where the roof has or is about to fail. This, in turn, can save you thousands of dollars by preventing any leaks that could turn into mold and structural damage. The fall season is the best time to have your roof inspected as the weather is mild and it’s right before the infamous Pacific Northwest rainy season.  As fall turns into winter, you can have peace of mind knowing that your roof isn’t damaged or… Continue Reading →

Your Tacoma Roofers Debunk Common Roof Myths

Blog | September 5th, 2018

Your roof is an important part of your house. It protects you against the various elements and adds character to your home. However, there are a lot of common roofing misconceptions out there. As a result, this can easily confuse homeowners and cause major roof-related issues to develop. But have no fear! Our team at Acme Roofing is here to debunk common roof myths. If you have any questions or have any other roof myths you’d like us to address, don’t hesitate to reach out. Myth #1: “Algae and moss are just cosmetic problems.” There’s a common misconception that algae… Continue Reading →

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