Spring is the time for sunshine and warm winds. It’s also the best season for getting your roofing projects up and running. There are many reasons for this. We highlight three important ones below: Continue reading
As winter slowly subsides, now is probably the best time to inspect your property for any damage it may have experienced during the winter. Some people may need simple repairs; others could require a roof replacement in Naperville Illinois. With all your home maintenance tasks piling up for spring, make sure you don’t forget your gutters. Your gutter system serves as your roof’s overall drainage. That’s why it’s important to keep it unclogged and clean at all times. Spring is just around the corner—how prepared is your home? Continue reading
Most homeowners know the importance of maintaining their roof in general. However, many dismiss the relevance of caring for their gutters specifically, or having them installed properly in the first place. Faulty gutters can cause serious and expensive problems, such as leaks and water damage.
For gutters to do their job, they require proper maintenance and cleaning. Clogged gutters can cause water to seep into the house and down internal walls. Leaves and other debris left in gutters can become a fire hazard during the dry summer months. Debris isn’t the only problem. Gutters are designed to hold a certain amount of weight. The strain of accumulated snow and ice can harm the roof itself.
As a homeowner, you want to prevent these problems for occurring. That is why your gutter needs to be installed correctly and maintained regularly. Many roofs lack a properly installed gutter system on each edge that is sloped, with downspouts correctly fastened. It’s important that these downspouts direct the water no less than 10 feet away from the foundation.
How often you should clean your gutters depends on the number of nearby trees and the roof’s slope. If there are many trees shedding and dropping leaves into the gutter, the gutter should be cleaned at least twice, perhaps more, each year, preferably by a professional roofer able to prevent problems before they arise. A dammed gutter can make a very comfortable home for a variety of pests and insects.
While homeowners may opt to clean their own gutters to save money, a neglected gutter can cost you thousands in future repairs.
Sometimes, homeowners use leaf guards to keep their gutter free of leaves. Some of the leaf guards work, while others can cause a serious leaf buildup. None of them are maintenance-free, and most leaf guards still let up to 20 percent of debris into the gutters, requiring the guard be removed regularly for proper cleaning. The cost of higher-end leaf guards can be greater than hiring a professional roofer over the period of several years.
The best time to have a professional evaluate your gutter’s condition and needs is in the fall months, when falling leaves are at their most active. In some areas, leaves fall during the entire year, requiring more consistent maintenance.
Many homeowners feel they can clean their own gutters. That is certainly true, but thoroughly maintaining your gutters in top condition can present risks, both to your home and to yourself.
The obvious risk is needing to climb a ladder. Injuries due to falling off ladders account for 99,000 visits annually to the emergency room. Also, many homeowners lack the proper pressure washer needed to clear all the debris from the gutters, thus just postponing potential problems. The pressure washer itself can cause injuries when used improperly.
A professional roofer has the proper harness and equipment to do the job safely, quickly and correctly, thus possibly saving you money in the long run. In addition, they are trained to spot potentially small problems before they turn into costly nightmare.
If you are considering having a professional roofer evaluate the condition of your gutters, be sure to choose a roofer with a professional reputation whose employees carry proper liability and workers’ compensation insurance. A reasonably priced professional today can save you from thousands of dollars of unnecessary repairs in the years to come.
Call A+ Roofing, a fully licensed, bonded and insured company that will offer you free property inspections and insurance claim assistance. Phone: 630 227 1111 or Call Toll Free: 866.878.9900
For every home, building, and structure, roofing qualifies as the final touch. When installed correctly by certified roofing contractors, and well maintained, your structure will be next to perfection. Roofing plays an essential role in determining the comfort of your home; poor roofing can be quite expensive in the long run. The satisfaction that comes with excellent roofing will let you enjoy your home; especially in the harsh winters as we head into Christmas. At A+ roofing, you can get the best roofing services there are, from roof installation service to roof maintenance. For clients in need of a residential roofing contractor, you can count on A+ roofing.
Homes throughout Northern Illinois have seen a lot of action from the weather despite it being only the start of the year. Your siding and your roof, in particular, have done their part in protecting your exteriors and interiors. However, their daily battle against the elements will eventually take its toll. If you’re unsure about the condition of your siding and roof, this is the perfect opportunity to consult a professional about your siding and roofing in Wheaton IL. Continue reading
Welcome 2018 while feeling confident that your house is well prepared for whatever Mother Nature has in store for you this year. Make sure that your home is in tip-top shape and that it will be ready to face the four seasons, because as they say in an old adage: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Continue reading
For residents of Chicago, the freezing temperatures that winters bring are nothing new; the “Windy City,” after all, is known to be one of the cities in the US that typically experiences the coldest average temperatures and some of the heaviest snowfalls during the season. The news of late has not been much more encouraging; even colder temperatures and heavier snowfall seem to be in the offing this year. Continue reading
Being an owner of a house, building or any structure, you have a lot of environmental and safety responsibilities particularly in a city like Chicago where building codes are strictly implemented. Regular inspection is crucial because you don’t always get to observe what kind of damage develops over time, particularly in the roofing system. Think about the liabilities you would answer to and the potential danger to your family if you allow rot and rust to build up and eventually cause a collapse. You wouldn’t want to be accountable for a potential tragedy just like what occurred in this report on nbcchicago.com: Continue reading
Gutters and downspouts play a critical role in your roofing and drainage systems. When these parts fail, it often means extensive, costly, and complicated repairs. To reduce the risk of problems, A+ Roofing experts who specialize in residential roofing in Naperville Illinois, recommend regular inspection and maintenance. Continue reading
Not every problem roof needs to be replaced. Sometimes a basic repair can be adequate, without embarking on a complete replacement. Or worse, doing nothing in hopes that a minor glitch to your roof may be as fleeting as a sneeze. It’s part of A+ Roofing’s commitment to providing homeowners with an accurate, uncomplicated way to determine if a roofing sniffle looks like it may turn into the flu.
The simplest way to eliminate any confusion about the condition of your roof is to get a professional evaluation (Free at A+ Roofing!)
. If you or someone else in your household repeatedly hear noises from above or thinks he or she sees possible damage to the appearance of your roof or siding it’s probably worth your time and money to contact a professional right away to look for the earliest signs of a compromised roof.
A+ Roofing provides free inspections to residents all over the Greater Chicago Area and in Illinois. Catching a problem early can lead to gigantic savings, compared to having to completely replace one or more elements of the exterior of your home. The professionals at A+ Roofing are committed to providing the simplest common-sense approach to determining the health of roofs and components like gutters and siding. You will never have to wait more than a day for a response, And as a company we are nothing if not good for our word. We can always be reached by phone or e-mail and we guarantee our integrity, expertise, and commitment to being the neighbor you depend on.
At A+ Roofing our only mission is to install, repair or maintain the upkeep of all your roofing and chimney needs –whether it’s repair, new installation or just an annual physical to ensure your home is ready for the cold season. We treat our customer’s homes as if they belonged to our own family. Whether your roof is Cedar Shingle, Flat, Gambrel, Foam or Asphalt call us at (866) 878-9900 or submit an online request. We look forward to serving you!