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So, Who Are We? Meet Our Managers!

So, Who Are We? Meet Our Managers!

It’s been a beautiful past few days here in the Pacific Northwest. If you’re anywhere near Tacoma we hope you got to experience the warmer weather and blue skies that are so welcomed after a long and dreary winter. As the weather continues to turn and peak roofing season draws nearer we want to take a step back and give you a behind the scenes look on who we are and what we do. While we at Achten’s pride ourselves on the quality of the services we provide, we know that a business is only as...

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A Roof for Phyllis

A Roof for Phyllis

A few months ago, Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity received this email: Hello, my name is Lia. I’m writing to ask if you can help my neighbor? She is an 84-year-old retired school teacher. She had a stroke a year ago and I found her in deplorable condition last month. I have gotten her cleaned up, to the doctor and dentist, and her house cleaned to a healthy living environment. The problem is her roof is beyond leaking. I believe the moss is the only thing holding it up. I put a tarp...

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Slate Roofing: What You Need to Know

Slate Roofing: What You Need to Know

Widely considered as being one of the few and true “lifetime roofs,” slate is a premium roofing material that is more durable than asphalt shingles and tiles. Many famous buildings, in fact, use this material because of its top-notch strength and long service life. Read on as Achten’s Quality Roofing, your local roofing and gutter contractor, shares a few things you need to know about installing a slate roof. Various Installation Patterns Slate roofs are often characterized as having...

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3 Commercial Roofing Tips to Consider This Fall

3 Commercial Roofing Tips to Consider This Fall

  As a property owner or facility manager, it is your responsibility to ensure the building’s roofing system is in good working condition. With fall now here, it’s easier for you to schedule maintenance given the calm weather. Delaying this further into the colder months won’t lead to better results as winter can exacerbate roof problems. Here are our top 3 commercial roofing tips to help you get the process started: Commercial Roofing Tips for Fall 1. Have Your Roof Inspected Before the...

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Make Roofs Last by Improving these 3 Factors

Make Roofs Last by Improving these 3 Factors

How do you make roofs last? A resilient structure can withstand whatever Mother Nature throws at it while still maintaining its usefulness. This rings true in residential properties, with roofing systems playing a big role in ensuring their homes are protected from the harsh elements. In today’s blog post, Achten’s Quality Roofing, your local roofing services provider, discusses the factors that make roofing systems resilient. What Makes A Roof Last? Wind Resistance A resilient roofing system...

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Commercial Roof Maintenance: All-Season Rules to Follow

Commercial Roof Maintenance: All-Season Rules to Follow

The idea of maintaining your commercial roofing system is to prevent the structure from suffering unwanted damage. Not only that, but it also helps extend the roof’s service life, boost its performance and protect your bottom line.In today’s blog post, Achten’s Quality Roofing, your local roofing contractor that specializes in roof shingles and wide range of other roof types, explains the all-season rules you need to apply when tackling commercial roof maintenance.Having a Plan Is the...

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Ponding Water and the Damage It Can Inflict on Flat Roofs

Ponding Water and the Damage It Can Inflict on Flat Roofs

Commercial flat roofs aren'y completely flat. They’re slightly elevated to make sure the water flows down to the drains. Despite this, ponding water is an all too common sight on flat roofs. In most cases, ponding water is caused by drainage issues and shouldn’t be ignored. Left unattended, ponding water can inflict serious damage on your flat roof. Achten’s Quality Roofing, your go-to contractor in the state for gutter guards, further elaborates on the consequences below. Moisture and UV...

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Light and Leaks: Things to Consider Before Adding Skylights

Light and Leaks: Things to Consider Before Adding Skylights

Just like any other home feature, skylights have their pros and cons. Achten’s Quality Roofing, your go-to contractor in the state for all your moss cleaning roof service needs, lists below the things you need to know before installing skylights. Roof Leaks  Since your contractor will be cutting out part of your roof to install skylights, there will be a higher risk of roof leaks. However, this shouldn’t be a concern for roofing systems that were installed properly. If they were, all the gaps...

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Warranties: Why Contractor Certifications Matter

Warranties: Why Contractor Certifications Matter

A lot of homeowners are naturally skeptical about extended warranties. After all, the only reason why manufacturers offer these is to make more money, right? That’s certainly the case for some, but that doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from extended warranties. Quite a few homeowners have managed to save on roof repair costs thanks to extended warranties. Read on as Achten’s Quality Roofing, your go-to contractor in Washington for all your roof repair needs! Unexpected Financial Costs First off,...

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Choosing the Best Color for Your Metal Roof

Choosing the Best Color for Your Metal Roof

Today’s metal roofing systems are attractive and attention-grabbing. Thanks to advances in manufacturing and modern technology, they can now be made to imitate the look of other roofing materials such as wood, stone or clay. Moreover, they are available in a wide assortment of colors. Choosing the right one depends on how you want to enhance your home’s curb appeal and overall value.Achten’s Quality Roofing, your local roofing and gutter installation pros, discusses what to consider when...

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100% Natural Slate Roofs: A Look at Their and Notable Features

100% Natural Slate Roofs: A Look at Their and Notable Features

Slate roofing has been around for hundreds of years. In fact, it is the longest-lasting of all the other roofing materials available on the market today. Even so, many homeowners often equate these with the grandiose and luxurious. For them, the roofing material is not a good fit on an otherwise “ordinary” home. Achten’s Quality Roofing, your local provider of top-notch roofing services, believes that slate is a good material to be installed over a regular home. A look at the features of this...

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Ridge Vent Leaks: Why Do They Happen?

Ridge Vent Leaks: Why Do They Happen?

A roof leak is something serious and must be dealt with accordingly. As soon as you experience such a problem in the event of a storm, don’t be quick to assume that a roof replacement is in order. Sometimes, the problem is not with the shingles, but with the other roof components, such as the ridge vent.Achten’s Quality Roofing, home of your local roof repair pros, explains the reasons ridge-vent leaks occur during storms.About the Ridge VentA ridge vent is installed at the peak of the attic...

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The Importance of Proper Attic Ventilation During the Summer

The Importance of Proper Attic Ventilation During the Summer

The attic is more than just a storage space. It is also an important component of your roofing system that must not be overlooked. After all, it contributes to your home’s comfort, especially in the summer season and plays a significant role in extending the whole system’s service life. With proper ventilation, you can achieve all of this while saving money in the process.In today’s post, Achten’s Quality Roofing, your local roof contractor, explains the importance of attic ventilation this...

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How to Prevent Roof Blisters

How to Prevent Roof Blisters

A roof blister can appear on any type of roof system, but it is most commonly seen on flat roofs, such as membrane and built-up roofing (BUR). Often likened to a bubble on the surface of a roof, it is a raised area that has lost its adhesion and can fill up with air or water.Achten’s Quality Roofing, a reputable business with proven expertise in roofing and gutter installation, explains how roof blisters are formed and what can be done to prevent them.What Causes a Roof Blister?A number of...

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Roof System Problem Areas: Here’s Where You Should Look

Roof System Problem Areas: Here’s Where You Should Look

Exposed to a variety of elements, your roofing system is bound to have issues over time. However, it can be easy to anticipate what these problems could be if you know where to look. Hiring a professional to perform regular roof inspections will also help you spot issues early and avoid more serious damage to your roofing system. Read on as Achten’s Quality Roofing, the area's premier provider of superior roofing services, lists four of the most common trouble areas of a roofing system....

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What to Expect From the Public Buildings Renewal Act of 2019

What to Expect From the Public Buildings Renewal Act of 2019

With the introduction of The Public Buildings Renewal Act of 2019 (S. 932), old schools and public facilities across the United States may have a chance at accessing private financing for much-needed improvements and upgrades. Achten’s Quality Roofing, a trusted company with expertise in various roof types, shares more information about the proposed legislation. The Public Buildings Renewal Act and Its Expected Benefits The Public Buildings Renewal Act of 2019 aims to provide tax-exempt...

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Why Roof Pitch Is Important in Selecting Roofing Material

Why Roof Pitch Is Important in Selecting Roofing Material

Your choice of roofing material should not only be based only on aesthetics and price. If you want to ensure your roof’s maximum performance, roof pitch is an important factor that you should take into account. Achten’s Quality Roofing, a family-owned and operated roof contractor, shares more information about roof pitch and why it’s crucial for a long-lasting roofing system. The Importance of Roof Pitch Roof pitch refers to the angle, slant or slope of a roof. It is represented by two numbers...

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5 Questions to Answer Before Buying a Chimney Cap

5 Questions to Answer Before Buying a Chimney Cap

A chimney cap serves as the roof for your chimney. It keeps the water away, ensuring that the flue remains free from moisture at all times. Before buying one, Achten’s Quality Roofing recommends answer the following questions to choose the right product: What Is It Made Of? Chimney caps are generally made of metal--usually stainless steel or copper. Some of them use galvanized steel to boost the durability of steel with the protective properties of zinc. All of these metal options are...

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Top Factors to Consider When Choosing a New Roof

Top Factors to Consider When Choosing a New Roof

With so many options to consider, you may find it difficult to choose the right replacement roof. Unless you already know which is best for your property, Achten’s Quality Roofing recommends considering the key factors below. Local Weather A roof takes the most beating from the elements. It is imperative to pay attention to your climate to determine the most appropriate roof design. Generally, pitched roofs are prone to damage in areas that normally experience powerful wind events. Flat roofs,...

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Trendiest Roofing Materials in 2019

Trendiest Roofing Materials in 2019

Choice of material is a vital barometer of roof longevity. Strength and durability are not the only measures of quality, but do not overlook them to crown your property with a reliable roof covering. In Achten’s Quality Roofing‘s book, below are the hottest roof types to consider this 2019. Asphalt Asphalt shingles remain the most sought-after product on the market because of their affordability. Despite being labeled as the economical roofing option, manufacturing innovations have made them...

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Benefits of Hiring a GAF Master Elite® Roofer

Benefits of Hiring a GAF Master Elite® Roofer

When it comes to GAF roof installation, a Master Elite® contractor is the best roofer for the job. This designation is reserved only for the top 3% of all roofing contractors, which separates the best from the rest. Below are the benefits of hiring a Master Elite roofing contractor like Achten’s Quality Roofing. Verified Insurance Not all GAF-certified contractors enjoy the title of Master Elite, for not every roofer in the brand’s extensive network has adequate insurance. Yes, it is not...

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4 Important Elements of a Proper Roofing Estimate

4 Important Elements of a Proper Roofing Estimate

Before you sign a roofing estimate, make sure you have read through all of it and have made all the changes and corrections as needed. Once you sign it, it becomes the contract and gets the ball rolling. Read on as gutter and roofing contractor Achten’s Quality Roofing shares the important elements of a proper roofing estimate. List of Materials — Also known as the “bill of materials,” this section should list all the materials that will be used for roof replacement or repair. In addition...

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Roof Pitch: Everything You Need to Know

Roof Pitch: Everything You Need to Know

Roof pitch is one of the most important aspects of a modern roofing system. Certain components, such as roofing materials and gutter sizing, are affected by it. In this blog, roofing services contractor Achten’s Quality Roofing discusses everything you should know about roof pitch. How to Calculate Roof Pitch Roof pitch is typically represented as a fraction, though it can also be represented as a ratio. Let’s take a common residential roofing slope, 4/12 (or 4:12). The number 4 represents the...

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The Benefits of Regular Roofing Maintenance

The Benefits of Regular Roofing Maintenance

All roof types are continuously exposed to the elements the moment installation is completed, so it only makes sense to keep an eye on your roof's condition through regular maintenance. Achten’s Quality Roofing shares the benefits of keeping a regular roofing maintenance routine with a professional roofer. Discover and Address Potential Roofing Problems Most roofing problems don’t just happen overnight. In fact, a lot of them result from minor issues that get worse over time when exposed to...

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How to Get Rid of Mold and Algae From Your Roof

How to Get Rid of Mold and Algae From Your Roof

Mold and algae look very similar when seen on a roof, yet they have completely different effects. Roof contractor Achten’s Quality Roofing shares an in-depth look at the differences between mold and algae and how you can eliminate them from your roof. Mold and Algae Look Almost the Same When seen from the ground, mold and algae both look like black growths that grow on wet spots. They both grow from airborne spores, they spread quickly, and they form dark stains that look obvious especially on...

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What’s the Best Roof Option for Your Climate?

What’s the Best Roof Option for Your Climate?

Washington’s climate is fairly diverse. For example, Tacoma experiences more rain and less sun than Seattle. While the weather is relatively mild here in Western Washington, it is often quite humid, which can do a number on building materials, including your roof. As a trusted provider of comprehensive roofing services in Tacoma, Seattle and the surrounding areas, [company_name] is experienced in handling many different roofing materials. We have partnered with top-of-the-line manufacturers to...

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Questions to Ask a Roof Contractor Before Starting a Project

Questions to Ask a Roof Contractor Before Starting a Project

To ensure you choose the right roof contractor to handle your repair or replacement project, you need to consider several important factors. If you know what to look for in a contractor, you will be able to hire one that is not only highly skilled and experienced, but trustworthy as well. In today’s post, [company_name], one of the most trusted roofers serving Tacoma and the surrounding areas, shares the questions you should ask a contractor before hiring them for your roofing project. These...

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Achten’s Quality Roofing Your Trusted Roof Contractor

Achten’s Quality Roofing Your Trusted Roof Contractor

As a family-owned and -operated roofing company serving Tacoma, Seattle and the surrounding areas, Achten's Quality Roofing has always been committed to our customers. In all the projects we handle, we make sure that we provide top-notch products and services, coupled with honesty and integrity. In our effort to serve our clients even beyond contracts, we built this blog so we can share knowledge, updates and tips related to roofing and the home improvement industry as a whole. As your trusted...

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