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How To Choose The Best Roofing Shingles For Your Home

  Putting on a new roof can be very stressful when faced with so many options. Whether you are re-roofing your existing home or building a new home from the ground up, choosing the right roof is critical to the end result. This article will explain a few simple ways to selecting the right roof [...]

The Critical Components Of A Good Roofing System

A good roofing system incorporates a series of components that work together to protect the home. The shingles are just what you see. Underneath the shingles and at critical areas on the roof different parts of the system combat the many different ways that water can eventually leak into your home. Components Of A Roofing [...]

Five Roof Leak Protection Tips For The Winter Months

It's winter in the midwest and even though it has been a relatively mild one so far, you still want to make sure your roof is protecting your home from roof leaks when the inevitable rain and snow arrive. If you are not comfortable with climbing up on the roof, you can look through a [...]

Most Important Questions To Ask Your Roofing Contractor

When it's time to get a new roof put on your home, you will want to call several roofing contractors to obtain estimates. But what questions should you ask when they get there? How will you know the right contractor to hire for the job? Here are some tips and suggestions on the hiring the [...]

Top Five Things To Know When Roofing Your Home

Time For A New Roof Installation? You moved into your house many years ago and everything was looking well-kept and in good shape. But time marches on and you are beginning to notice your roofing shingles are looking a little old and deteriorated. If your existing roof is more than 20 years old, it may [...]

Which Type Of Roof Vent Is Best For Your Home?

Proper ventilation at the roof is important to a complete attic ventilation system as well as to the structural integrity of the roof.  There are two basic categories of roof vents including passive and powered.  A roofing contractor can install four different kinds of roof vents that all fall into one of the two categories. [...]

Ten Tips For Proper Gutter Maintenance

Gutters are a vital component of a quality roofing system and need proper maintenance to keep rainwater flowing in the proper direction. Clogged gutters can easily force water onto the fascia board and can eventually cause rotting.  Even worse water can get dammed up and find its own path into the interior of the home, [...]

5 Key Signs Your Roof Needs Replacement

We attend a lot of home shows throughout the Chicagoland Area and homeowners are always asking "How Do I Know if I Need A New Roof?". So here are 5 key ways to determine if your roof needs replacement. Inspect your roof by getting a pair of binoculars and looking closely at the shingles.  Asphalt [...]