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How to Avoid Storm—Chasing Repair Scam

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Having your house damaged by a terrible storm can be a traumatizing experience, but do you know what’s more traumatizing? Being taken advantage of by an unscrupulous storm chaser.

A storm chaser is a con man who waits for horrible storms to destroy homes and then preys upon the owners of those homes in an attempt to make quick cash.

These individuals offer roofing repair services, but don’t follow through with what was agreed upon.

4 Ways to Prevent Ice from Damaging Your Roof This Winter

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Living in Illinois makes you susceptible to a number of different types of weather—while the summer brings intense heat, the winter brings snow, sleet and ice.

Whether you realize it or not, ice and snow can be very damaging to your roof. If you allow ice dams to form around the edges of your roof, you leave it vulnerable to melting ice and moisture. Once this moisture seeps into the wood structure of your roof, it can start to rot.

What can go wrong with my roof?

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The lifespan of a roof is measured in decades. If you purchased your home as new construction or have lived there a decade or less, you may never have had to consider replacing your roof. However, because of exposure to the elements and other factors, a roof does eventually wear out. Putting off the job can expose you to risks of structural damage to your home. Is your roof showing its age? These are a few things that can go wrong when a roofing replacement is put off:

Watch Out for Roofing Scams

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They show up after every storm: scammers exploiting home and business owners whose roofs need repairs of storm-related damage. At best, these are often unlicensed roofing contractors who lack the insurance and credentials required by law. At worse, they are con artists who take consumers’ money and never show up to complete the job. Look out for the following warning signs before agreeing to let someone fix your roof:

Preparing Your Metal Roof for Winter: A Quick Guide

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Living in the Chicago area means culture, world-class architecture, and the best Polish sausage and deep dish pizza on the planet. Oh, and brutal winters. While it still may seem too early to think about snow it’s important to start prepping your home now.

Metal roofs are known for their durability and their insulating properties. But that doesn’t mean that once your metal roof is installed there’s nothing else to be done. Like any roof, a metal roof needs a bit of TLC when the cold weather hits.

6 Things to Ask Your Roofing Contractor

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The roof on your house is one of the most expensive and intensive maintenance tasks you’ll take on. To ensure that the job is done right, you need a roofing company you can trust. Be sure to ask these questions before hiring someone to do the job:

How to Maintain a Metal Roof

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One of the best advantages of putting metal roofing on your Chicago home is the easy maintenance. Your metal roof can last 50 years or more with very little effort from you. Taking a few simple steps can ensure that it keeps looking great for years. A few of the things that will keep your roof in good shape:

Is a Metal Roof for You?

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Adding a metal roof to your home is a major decision. These roofs are more expensive up front and significantly change the look of your home if you had another type of roof before. Metal roofing, however, also have a wide array of advantages. Is it the right choice for you? Think about these potential benefits:

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