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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 →

What are the Pros and Cons of Layering Roof Shingles?

Blog | December 28th, 2018

As the roofs on our houses age and near the end of their life-cycle, many homeowners are faced with a tough question when it comes time to fix, repair, or replace their roof: – Tear the entire roof off and add a new one. – Add new shingles and overlay the current roof. Re-roofing a house can cost a lot of money so many homeowners naturally wonder if they can get away with adding another layer of shingles on top of their current roof shingles. We’re going to take a look at the pros and cons between complete tear off… Continue Reading →

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 →

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