We provide a variety of Chicago roof maintenance services to repair residential or commercial roofs. The buildings in this city are subjected to different types of weather conditions, including extremely high winds, heavy snowfalls and torrential rainstorms. The weather in this area changes constantly, and the temperature or moisture differences can cause additional problems for a building's rooftop. Frequent roofing maintenance is essential for the roofs of the buildings in Chicago to make small repairs to prevent damage to the interior structures of a home or business. Working on roofs is a job for a professional technician who has the correct equipment such as bucket trucks, extension ladders or portable walkways. In addition to having the proper tools and supplies, the roofers from Champion Roofing know how to work safely around dangerous utility lines. The safety of our workers is vitally important to our company, and if our roofing technicians are safe, then property owners are also less likely to experience an injury from falling equipment or supplies. Yearly roofing maintenance is important for any type of building so that moisture won't leak onto the underlying layers of a building. When rain, ice or snow drips underneath the shingles on a roof, the moisture doesn't evaporate. The water seeps into insulation, drywall and wood foundations to create mold growth that causes additional damage. After mold begins to grow, it can attract pests such as rodents, ants and cockroaches. A damp structure is also more likely to have an infestation of wood-eating termites, creating more damage to a building's essential materials.
Chicago Roof Maintenance for Commercial Properties
Inspecting the roof on a commercial structure is a complicated task because these roofs are larger than normal. A commercial building often has a complex rooftop that has numerous venting systems and utility lines. At Champion Roofing, we have bucket trucks so that our technicians can inspect a roof that is on a multilevel building. By using a bucket truck, a technician never needs to step onto the roof, and he can also take photographs or videos of any problems.
Not only will we inspect the building's rooftop, but also, we will look at the structure's drainage systems, eaves and skylights to find problems that include:
- Loose Shingles
- Missing Waterproof Layers
- Moisture Leaks
- Mold or Algea Growth
- Piles of Trash or Leaves
- Infestation from Pests
- Sagging Rooftops
- Damaged Eaves, Downspouts or Gutters
In addition to checking a roof from the outside of the building, we can inspect it from the inside of an attic to find additional problems that require repairs. Many commercial roofs are flat surfaces, and we must make sure the devices have excellent drainage systems so that rainwater and snowmelt won't remain on the rooftops. However, working on a flat surface is frequently easier for our technicians who can walk on the roof while they complete their maintenance tasks. Completing commercial roofing maintenance typically takes more time because the buildings are much larger.
Residential Property and Chicago Roof Maintenance
Chicago roofing maintenance for residential property is not as complex, but it is still important to us at Champion Roofing. Residential customers in Chicago are often concerned about their landscaping while a rooftop is inspected or repaired. We might use an extension ladder to look at a home's roof rather than using a bucket truck, but we are inspecting for the same types of problems. Fortunately, most of our customers request roof maintenance in the late spring through the autumn when the weather conditions in Chicago are milder. By scheduling roofing maintenance during these seasons, our technicians can make small repairs that will protect a roof during the long cold winters that we have in our city.
Maintaining a roof requires an assortment of supplies, including:
- Large Metal Staples
- Staple Guns
- Underlying Insulation
- Waterproof Layers
- Roofing Nails
- Cutting Tools
- Measuring Equipment
- Safety Devices
- Trash Dumpsters