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Solving the Problem of CertainTeed Shingles with Organic Felt

Andrew Schmidt

As we visit many homes...and rooftops, we’ve identified many roofs with the CertainTeed shingle with organic felt that are defected. It usually occurs around years 10 to 15. However, the warranty of the CertainTeed shing...

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Spring Roof Tune-Up

Andrew Schmidt

An Interview with Ty Thiel, Director of Residential Roofing Q: Ty, Showalter is offering a service called the ‘Spring Tune Up’.  What is the service? A:  Showalter developed the cost effective program so hom...

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Condensation Build Up: Is it a roofing or humidity Issue?

Andrew Schmidt

Each year, Showalter Roofing receives numerous calls for condensation problems. Many times after we visit the home and inspect the attic, we find it to be a humidity issue. When temperatures plummet as typical Chicago w...

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Condensation in Your Attic May Not be a Roofing Problem

Andrew Schmidt

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Being insured and bonded can make all the difference in the long run.

Andrew Schmidt

When it comes to working on major projects around the house, the roofing system can be one of those projects that can cause many headaches if you don’t have the right team working on the project.  It is highly recommende...

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Heavy Rain Damage

Andrew Schmidt

October 2009 was a record setting month for rainfall in the Chicago area. With 19 days of heavy measurable rain during October, homeowners had a chance to put their roofs to the test. When Mother Nature acts out roofing ...

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The Clean-up Process after a Roof Installation

Andrew Schmidt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNYY4NqVf4I One of the most important aspects of any roofing job is the clean-up process. As with any construction project there is always going to be debris of some sort to clean up a...

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Importance of Chimney Tops

Andrew Schmidt

Have you noticed that there is too much or too little draft coming through your chimney flue?  Has there been an increase in your energy bills due to a drafty chimney?  Maybe, you have found water damage around the path ...

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Preparing Residential Roofs for the Fall

Andrew Schmidt

 Q: As the summer roofing season comes to a close many home owners are curious to ask, “What can I do in the fall to keep my roof healthy for the upcoming winter season?” A: There are a few routine tasks that homeowne...

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Do I Need a New Roof? #7 – Masonry and Counterflashing

Andrew Schmidt

The breakdown of chimneys and other masonry walls are an indication of roof replacement. If water is coming in along the chimney wall or masonry wall it is either because the counterflashing is failing or the masonry its...

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Do I Need a New Roof? – #6 Storm and Animal Damage

Andrew Schmidt

Storms may cause the roof to be replaced before the normal life of the roof is reached. High winds can blow shingles completely off the roof or hail storms can damage the toughest of shingles.  Hail loosens the granules ...

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Do I Need a New Roof? – #5 Exhaust Vents

Andrew Schmidt

Exhaust Vents Most homes have at least one type of exhaust fan that exits into the attic. The most popular is the bathroom fan, but others include kitchen exhaust and dryer vents. If the fan exit through the attic it is ...

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