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Why Hire a Local Roofing Contractor?

Blog | May 23rd, 2019

Finding a trustworthy and reliable roofing contractor can be a challenge, so be sure to do your homework. You want a roof installed with expert workmanship and you want to pay a fair price, as a quality roof is an investment that will protect your home. That said, choosing a local roofing contractor that will stand by his or her work is essential. At ACME Roofing, we believe in educating consumers so they can make intelligent, informed decisions. Below, you’ll find four reasons why hiring a local roofing contractor not only makes sense, but can save you time, money, and… Continue Reading →

5 Common Roofing Myths

Blog | May 14th, 2019

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. It protects you and your loved ones from the elements and provides shelter from the outdoors. However, some homeowners tend to forget about their roofs when it comes time to budget for home maintenance and repairs. Worse yet, they rely on outdated and/or incorrect advice that they found on an internet chat forum or social networking group. We’re here to dispel five common Tacoma roof myths that we’ve seen and heard throughout the years. These myths can wind up costing you both time and money — and in… Continue Reading →

The Importance of a Roof Inspection

Blog | May 7th, 2019

When was the last time you had your roof inspected? Annual roof inspections are important because they enable you to find small problems early, before they turn into major and expensive repairs. Many homeowners put off a roof inspection for a later time; after all, home maintenance can be costly. But an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In other words, it is far easier and more affordable to take care of your roof than it is to replace it! Tacoma homeowners, a roof inspection is essential in protecting the most important part of your home: the… Continue Reading →

Maintain Your Roof and Protect Your Home

Blog | April 29th, 2019

It’s springtime in the Pacific Northwest: blooming flowers, milder temperatures, and a lot of rain! Washington boasts higher precipitation than most parts of the country, so it’s essential your roof is healthy in order to protect your home from its #1 enemy: water. These five tips for roof maintenance will help ensure that your home will be able to stand up to anything Mother Nature throws at it. Gutters The gutters of your house have most likely accumulated a lot of dirt, leaves, and debris over the fall and winter months. If they’re not cleaned out before the spring rains… Continue Reading →

Common Spring Roofing Issues in Tacoma

Blog | March 25th, 2019

Spring cleaning is a time-honored ritual for many Tacoma homeowners. The freezing winter temperatures have given way to mild weather, and it’s the perfect opportunity to take a weekend to perform a deep cleaning of the house What some homeowners may not realize is that the spring thaw can bring forth several problems for their roofs and gutters. If left unchecked, these issues can cause premature wear and tear and potentially allow water to seep into the home. We’re going to look at a few common roofing issues that Tacoma homeowners should take into consideration when performing their spring cleaning…. Continue Reading →

March is Ladder Safety Month

Blog | March 5th, 2019

Springtime is almost here, and that means many Tacoma homeowners will be pulling their ladders out of the garage to clean the gutters, inspect the roof, and remove any debris that might have fallen during the winter storms. The month of March has been designated as National Ladder Safety Month and now is a great time to review some basic ladder safety tips. At ACME Roofing, we adhere to a strict safety culture and would like to share some of the safety practices we perform to ensure that our roofers are safe at all times. Here are a couple of… Continue Reading →

What Caused My Puget Sound Roof to Leak?

Blog | February 27th, 2019

Even the smallest of roof leaks can start a chain reaction of damage that will ultimately result in catastrophic roof failure and extensive damage to a house. Water has a way of finding even the tiniest of cracks in a roof and making its way down to the attic. Along the way it will cause mold issues, damage to insulation, and even higher energy bills during the winter and summer months.  All of this damage could have been prevented if the homeowner had called a professional roofer to see what their best options are. Roof leaks are widespread here in… Continue Reading →

What Type of Roof is Best for the Puget Sound?

Blog | February 19th, 2019

Living in the Puget Sound means scenic mountains, fresh air, and lush, unspoiled greenery almost anywhere you look. There’s just one small thing: All of this natural beauty comes at a price. The same elements that make Tacoma so scenic and attractive can wreak havoc on the roofs of a home. Rain, wind, and freezing cold temperatures can significantly reduce the lifespan and cause minor problems to turn into major repairs. At ACME Roofing, we have decades of experience helping local homeowners fix and re-roof their houses. We’ve seen time and time again what works – and more importantly –… Continue Reading →

How Can a Roofing Expert Help You Lower Your Monthly Energy Bill?

Blog | February 4th, 2019

January in the Tacoma area means winter storms, cold temperatures, and higher energy bills.  The freezing weather makes it all too tempting to run the heater 24 hours a day. What many people don’t realize is that their roofs can contribute significantly to their higher monthly energy bills. Older roofs don’t provide as much insulation and warmth retainment as a newer one would. Over time, areas of damage can occur which can cause the house to retain less heat in the wintertime. We’re going to look at five ways a roofing expert can help you lower your monthly energy bills… Continue Reading →

Emergency Winter Roof Repairs in Tacoma

Blog | January 30th, 2019

Winter storms in the Pacific Northwest can wreak havoc on roofs. Snow, ice, wind, and rain can compromise the integrity of roofing shingles, especially on houses that have older roofs. Now is a good time to pull out the ladder and perform a basic roof inspection on your home. You can find and fix relatively minor damage before the next major winter storm makes it any worse. We’re going to look at five things a homeowner in Tacoma can do to ensure that the last wind or rainstorm didn’t cause underlying damage. If you notice any one of the below… Continue Reading →

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