What is Roof Flashing?

Blog | May 5th, 2021

Flashing is a flat, thin metal roofing material that prevents water from getting under roof shingles, a situation that can lead to potentially costly roof leaks if left unchecked. Common types of flashing materials used in roofing are aluminum, copper, stainless steel and galvanized steel. Flashing is a vital component of any roofing system, designed to protect your home from water damage, wood rot and mold. Significant water runoff can occur in roof valleys and around chimneys, eaves, vents, roof ridges, dormers and the perimeters of skylights. To protect the investments of homeowners, roof flashing should be replaced whenever evidence… Continue Reading →

How to Fix a Leaking Roof from the Inside

Blog | March 1st, 2021

Your roof and shingles are one of the main parts of your property that require a high level of ongoing maintenance. One of the worst case scenarios is when your roof starts to leak. However, a leaky roof can be fixed from either the inside or outside, contrary to the popular myth that fixing a leaking roof from the inside is impossible. This myth has even led some homeowners to seek outright replacement of their shingles, because they can’t fix it from the outside. There are many DIY methods and temporary fixes for fixing a leaking roof from the inside,… Continue Reading →

Our Partnership with PABCO Roofing

Blog | January 20th, 2021

ACME Roofing is committed to providing the best customer experience in the roofing industry. This requires many components, and we give each of them the care and consideration they need. From our accurate and inclusive estimates, to our outstanding team of roofing professionals, to our great service, we keep the customer at the front of mind at all times.  One of the most important ways we serve our customers is by providing the best roofing products on the market. One of the companies we work with to do so is PABCO Roofing. They’re a Tacoma-based roofing products manufacturer, creating some… Continue Reading →

2021 Roofing Industry Report

Blog | January 5th, 2021

2020 was probably the craziest year in our collective memory, so first off, let’s start the new year on a positive note. To kick off the ACME Roofing blog for 2021, we’re going to look at the state of the roofing industry, how it responded to the pandemic, and how the team here at ACME is continuing to move forward. The future is more important than ever, which is why we’re giving it the attention it deserves from the beginning. So without further ado, let’s get going! How has COVID affected the roofing industry One thing that 2020 showed was… Continue Reading →

Why Your Shingles Are Curling

Blog | December 26th, 2020

Most asphalt roofing systems nowadays are manufactured to last for at least 20 years, as long as proper maintenance and inspections are performed on a regular basis. However, you can never rule out the possibility that your roof’s asphalt shingles can sustain damage. One of the major roofing issues that you don’t want to face is when your shingles curl up, leaving your roof vulnerable to leaks and all of the issues that come with this. Why do asphalt shingles curl up? Like many common roofing problems, there are several explanations, and   Reasons That Shingles Curl Up   Old… Continue Reading →

Why Roofs Fail, and How to Avoid This

Blog | December 2nd, 2020

Installing a new roof is a huge investment in your home, and like any investment of this size, you’re looking for it to pay off in the long term. The last thing that you want, or expect, to happen is for your brand new roof to fail. Unfortunately, subpar contractors, insufficient roofing materials, and improper installation are all elements that can result in a low quality roofing job. This is when the worst can happen, and your new investment becomes an even bigger headache than whatever your initial roofing problem was. For this week’s ACME roofing blog post, we are… Continue Reading →

The Importance of Roofing Certifications & Partnerships

Blog | November 5th, 2020

Everyone wants their roofing project to go off smooth and uncomplicated, but finding the perfect contractor for that to happen can be difficult. Sure, a company might have a nice website, but how do you know if you can trust their service? And how can you decide between all of the various options in your area, without knowing how to separate the wheat from the chaff.    Unless you have a friend or family member who can vouch for a certain company, you’re really relying on the first impression you get from an estimate. That’s not exactly reassuring. However, we’ve… Continue Reading →

How Long Does a Metal Roof Last?

Blog | October 7th, 2020

One of the first questions that comes to anyone’s mind when selecting a new roof is: how long will it last? Selecting a roof, and roofing material, which lasts a long time will save you headaches in the long run, and keep your ongoing costs to a minimum. While most people immediately jump to comparing different types of asphalt shingles, doing so actually eliminates one of your best options. While it isn’t something that comes to mind for most people, metal roofs are becoming more popular, and have a lot of positive qualities. To help inform you about these possibilities,… Continue Reading →

ACME Roofing on Location: Tacoma

Roofing on Location | September 23rd, 2020

It’s time for an end-of-summer installment of the ACME Roofing on Location series! The recent ACME Roofing project that we’ll be looking at this month is another from our hometown, the beautiful city of Tacoma, Washington. We’re going to take a look at another great product from one of our favorite shingle manufacturers, Portland-based Malarkey Roofing. In addition to looking at the shingle this client chose, we will also take a look at the effects your shingles have on keeping your home cool during the hottest parts of summer, and how this can help keep your AC bill minimized for… Continue Reading →

How To Avoid Roof Ponding

Blog | September 17th, 2020

There are few feelings that are more comfortable than sitting in your home during a huge rainstorm. Contrasting the warmth of the indoors with the miserable outdoors is a great way to make yourself extremely grateful for your home. Even better, is gathering with your family, maybe with a hot tea or cocoa, and making a family event out of storm watching. However, while you may be able to enjoy this experience, it’s important to remember your roof.  During a big storm like this, it’s doing some of its hardest work. While your comfortable evening is going on inside, your… Continue Reading →

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