Make Time to Fix Your Shingles

The Metropolitan Chicago area and the rest of the Illinois are known for the climate extremes that are experienced on a regular basis. From the bitterly cold to extreme humidity, we experience it all!

Local Weather

Illinois is a large area of land situated around the middle of continental America with a 400 mile or so north to south distance. Southern Illinois experiences a much more mild winter than Northern Illinois. However, the entire area deals with thunderstorms on a regular basis, with some of the area being hit by tornadoes.

Don’t Neglect Your Roof

Without your roof, your home (and any other building) would be open to the weather. However, does everyone climb up onto it at regular intervals to check on its integrity? If you have just had the misfortune to be in the path of a tornado or if your house has just been struck by lightning, you would likely check your roof. When events such as these occur, it is imperative that you call a roofing company, such as Showalter Roofing. Unfortunately, your roof can incur damage without experiencing bad weather.

The Less Visible Problems

Leaves and other debris in the gutters can lead to the formation of winter ice dams and damage in other parts of the structure. Gutters should be cleared of debris and inspected on a regular basis. Shingles will deteriorate over time; a sure sign of this is when you find material in your gutter that has the appearance of coarse sand. The mortar around your chimney can crack and open up a leakage path. Regular inspections can nip many serious problems in the bud to avoid future major damage and hefty emergency bills.

You could say that the Illinois weather is a good friend to roofing contractors and there are quite a number of them to found around the state. However, you should choose wisely when selecting who to entrust yours to.

A good track history and lengthy experience with a fully trained crew who use quality products are things to look for. Showalter Roofing Services, Inc. has been serving the people of Aurora, Illinois with roof repairs for about 65 years and is known to be trustworthy and effective.

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