The Key to Your Home’s Security
You may think that the key to protecting your home and family is the strength of your door locks. That’s important but it leaves out other important concerns.
The health of your roof, the efficiency of your gutters, the viability of your chimney mortar, the condition of your flashings, etc. are also key to protecting your family and possessions.
The exterior of your home needs constant TLC to prevent accidents and to repair weather-related wear and tear.
Consider hiring us to conduct a roof inspection as a preventive measure before problems begin, or to perform seasonal maintenance, repair a leak, or tear off your existing roof to give you a brand new one.
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We have been roofing homes for over seventy years and are familiar with all styles of roofs and types of roofing materials. We’ll help you decide what’s best for your home, garage, shed, church, barn, business, or other structure.
Types of reroofing work, repairs, and new construction:
- Commercial Roof Preservation
- Roof Coating Systems
- Asphalt shingles*Fiberglass*3-Tab*Designer
- Built-up roof
- Cedar Shake
- Cedar Shingle
- Cedar Tapersawn Shake
- Cement tile
- Clay tile
- Flat roofs
- Hot asphalt
- Metal sheet
- Modified bitumen
Working gutters are critical to your roofing system and can protect the infrastructure of your home or building. We will assist you in choosing the type of gutters that will work best for you. Then we’ll install them to properly drain the water away from your siding, windows, doors, and foundation.
Choices of gutters include:
- Lead-coated copper
- Color klad steel
- Commercial box gutters
- 1/2 round gutters
Sheet metal is used for keeping your roof water tight, for crafting a more secure gutter system, for trimming windows or doors, for forming flues and conduits for purposes of ventilation, and for wall coverings. We bend our own metal in our own in-house sheet metal shop to form flashing fabrications.
Skylights can change the complete appearance and feel of a room. The let in natural light and fresh air. We can frame in your skylight to add beauty and light to your room and to also adequately ventilate the room so condensation doesn’t become a problem.
Attic fans can help save on cooling costs in the summer. We can install a new fan and/or diagnose problems with your existing fan, service it, and if needed, replace it.
Soffit. Ridge, and Gable vents
The style of the construction of your home will determine the type of ventilation you will need. In the Chicago area, we need to be aware of not only the heat of the summer but the snow and ice back-up in the winter. We will properly install the correct ventilation for your style of house or building.
Chimney tuck pointing
Chicago’s winters can be harsh on your chimney. Moisture seeps into the mortar and weakens the bonding layer with the brick causing it to crumble or break. We can repair and restore your chimney by cleaning out the damage debris and replacing the old mortar with new matching mortar and brick to keep your chimney water tight.