There are a number of simple things you can do to check if your potential contractor is going to do a good job or is going to scam you. In these articles I will cover some simple checks you can do to make sure you are dealing with someone you can trust. Very first thing […]
Verifying a contractor with the Washington State department of Labor and Industries Make sure your contractor is registered with Labor and Industries and is fully insured. You can find your contractor’s listing at http://www.lni.wa.gov/ Enter your contractor’s name or license number into the search bar. If nothing comes up, check with the contractor to make […]
How to verify a contractor with the State of Washington Once you are on the Washington State L & I page of a contractor (see Verifying a Contractor Part 2) look around at some of the sections. There is a wealth of information there. Notice the section Lawsuits against the bond or savings. Here you […]
Here is in Seattle we have lots of nice trees, especially evergreens. With a name like evergreen you would think that falling leaves is not a problem but evergreens are one of the worst contributors to debris build up problems on roofs.
With all the recent windstorms in and around Seattle and Bellevue we have seen a big rise in the number of calls from people who have missing shingles from there roof. Surprisingly a number of these calls come from people who have roofs that are only 6, 7 or 8 years old. Most homeowners do not seem surprised that shingles have blown off.
Architectural shingles are made with a heavier base mat and an additional layer of asphalt towards the bottom of each shingle to create the architectural or “dimensional” look. The benefit to this distinctive look is that they can resemble cedar, slate, tile and more. Some Homeowners Associations require Architectural shingles.