Posted on September 25, 2012 by showalterroofing
Roof installations can be messy if not performed by a reputable roofing contractor. Find out how Showalter Roofing keeps your home and flower beds clean of debris during roof installations and roof repairs. Watch it now!
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Posted on September 5, 2012 by showalterroofing
Strong storms are back again. Here we thought it was going to be strong storms over the weekend from the hurricane and it turned out to be not so bad. However, today can be a different issue. I think you’ve read enough about debris and leaks, this time let’s talk about your chimney.
Chimney’s are a common fixture in our homes. When high winds cause the rain to go horizontally instead of vertically, it becomes a perfect entry point to our chimneys. Watch for water dripping down. You may hear a dripping sound or see a puddle of water inside your fireplace. Quite unpleasant to clean.
Water can also make its way in if the mortar is weak or if the step flashing isn’t firm and in place. This fall, be sure to have your roof checked as Showalter always checks the chimney for problems. It’s a common problem many homeowners experience and don’t realize the damage it can cause.
Call us when you need help. 630-499-7700.
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Posted on September 1, 2012 by showalterroofing
Rain has finally made its way from the south offering us much needed rain. The south suburbs are projected to receive approximately 3″ while the northern suburbs will get about 1″ – 1.5″ of rain.
As the rain continues today and tomorrow, keep watch on your home for stains on the ceiling. Stains are the result of leaks in the roof. If we can catch the leak right away, then you can avoid costly damage done to the roofing system as well as your personal items on the inside. Also be sure to check for any missing shingles or wooden shakes. This will be an obvious place for rain water to enter. Remember, just because the rain enters in through one spot doesn’t mean the leak will be directly underneath. Water loves to travel! Be sure to check the entire house for stains as you never know where water might end up…even your skylights!
Next time, we’ll talk how water travels in our chimney’s.
Let us know if you need a check on your roof. 630-499-7700.
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Posted on July 26, 2012 by showalterroofing
Roofing systems expand and contract all the time with cool temperatures and heat. Our recent high temperatures is certainly causing alarm with the stress heat plays on the roofing materials.
Roofing membranes expand, seems begin to split and flashing cracks and peels away from the edges are some of the most common areas to watch for changes to occur. The weather can certainly change at a moments notice by adding wind and rain to the hot, stressed materials. With weakened materials, wind can cause pieces of the roofing system to come loose and water finds its way into the interior of the building.
If you haven’t had an inspection on your roofing system in at least 6 months, it’s time to have your roof taken care of to avoid damage on the inside and out. It’s a small upfront investment or a much larger one later.
Contact us today to have your roof inspected 630.499.7700.
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Posted on July 25, 2012 by showalterroofing
Summer storms with high winds, hail and heavy rain can cause extensive damage.
Commercial Roof Damage
Large sections of the roof can come off exposing materials and the interior of the building.
To avoid damage, an inspection can identify weak areas saving you thousands of dollars in repairs. If we find loose materials, cracks or other weak areas, we’ll show you the issues and repair the problems before it gets out of control.
View for yourself the quality of workmanship for your dollars spent. Learn more about our commercial roofing solutions including repairs.
Repaired Commercial Roof
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