Roofing repairs and replacements
Common signs of roof problems
  • Loose, broken or missing roofing material

  • Blistered, curled of split shingles or tiles

  • Shingle granules in rain gutters

  • Improper air conditioning installation

  • Sagging between rafters or near ridges

  • Broken or loose shingles near ridge and hip lines

  • Rusty metal where house meets the roof

  • Loose, missing or corroded flashing (weatherproofing)

  • Proper ventilation to allow roof to breathe

  • Depressions near vent pipes, clogged drains or separations in flashing that cause water pooling

Taking care of your roof

Regularly scheduled maintenance will extend the life of your existing roofing system and reduce the cost of damage done inside of your home. Consulting a professional roofing contractor, such as Insured Contracting may be helpful if concerns exist after a maintenance review of the roof. We can also help to determine the health of the roof, estimate the remaining life of the roof, help you develop a maintenance plan, and identify additional steps to protect the roof. For now, here are some common tips to follow:

 

  • After a severe windstorm, inspect your roof for damage, as repeated storms can reduce the strength of the roof. Even if the roof survived a storm, it may have been damaged or weakened enough to fail during the next storm, or the one after that. 

 

  • Remove any loose objects and accumulated debris. A clean roof eliminates leaves and other materials that have a tendency to hold moisture, which can speed up the deterioration of the roofing materials. In dry areas, keeping the roof clear of debris reduces the risk that embers from a wildfire will ignite the roof. 

 

  • Keep trees trimmed. This prevents branches from rubbing against the roof and leaves from accumulating on the roof and clogging drains and gutters. 

 

  • After a hail event with hail stones larger than ¾ inch, contact us and have the roof inspected even if you are not aware of any damage. 

In need of roofing assistance or repair?

Simply call us at (815) 462-2002. At Insured Contracting, we are avialable 7 days a week to assist with any questions or concerns you may have. If needed, we're ready to come to your home to survey the damage and assess the repairs, free of charge.