Illinois Roofmasters has your Chicago roof repair and replacement needs covered. Whether you need a roof installed on your new construction project, an emergency repair after a storm, or a complete roof replacement, our experts are ready to help.
With many years of experience behind us, we’ve assembled a useful list of common roofing problems, their causes, and associated repairs to help you identify any repair work that may be needed. We’re also happy to diagnose any roofing problems you may encounter. Contact us or give us a call today for a free estimate.
Water damage in ceilings is often caused by roof leaks or flashing damage. Roof flashing is a thin material that’s installed wherever a roof pane meets a vertical surface, as well as around vents, chimneys, and skylights. Drying and cracking as well as improper installation are often the culprits behind roof flashing damage. Water damage in ceilings can usually be repaired without having to replace the whole roof.
There are multiple causes for missing roofing materials - particularly shingles, including exposure to high winds and improper fastening. Missing roof shingles can usually be replaced individually, so you don’t have to worry about an entire roof replacement.
Roof buckling is often caused by improperly applied felt and/or movement in the deck. Curling spots are typically caused by under-saturated felt in organic-based shingles.
This common roofing problem is caused by moisture buildup in the shingles or by excessive use of asphalt plastic cement.
Common in warm and humid climates, this roofing problem is caused by the growth of airborne algae deposited on the roof. The good news is that, while unsightly, algae growth doesn’t affect the service life of your roof. Algae-resistant shingles are also available regionally.
For residential roofs, it’s normal for newly installed shingles to lose a small number of granules. When it comes to aging shingles, however, missing granules indicate the need for replacement.
Rot is a common problem in organic-based shingles. It’s typically caused by the absorption of moisture by the mat at the core of the shingle.
If your roof is more than 15 years old, or if it exhibits any of these warning signs, you may already have a problem. But don’t panic! You can take action by: