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Do I Need a New Roof #2

Andrew Schmidt

Plumbing Stacks. Another problem that occurs with roofs put on in the last 10 years is the deterioration of a plumbing stack boot that is made of neoprene.  It has a tendency to dry out and crack allowing water to run...

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Common Problems

Top 7 Ways to Decide: "Do I need a New Roof?"

Andrew Schmidt

Your roof is 10 years old and you are in a neighborhood where roofs are starting to be replaced. You start to worry that maybe you should have your roof replaced too. After all, "everyone is doing it." Here are a few g...

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News

Don’t forget…Chimney’s are Part of Your Home too!

Andrew Schmidt

Homeowners tend to maintain only what can be easily seen. It’s not until a problem develops do we realize there’s a roof on the house. What can be even worst is the lack of attention given to a chimney. There are differ...

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Common Problems

Algae, Algae Everywhere!

Andrew Schmidt

Algae has been an issue since the development of fiberglass shingle. Over the past 20 years more and more roofs have been attacked by an algae that has always been around. It was not imported from another country and o...

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While ShowalterRoofing.com is Down for Maintenance…

Andrew Schmidt

Maintenance is an essential part of any good roofing system...and website. If you need to contact us due to the bad weather today, we're still here to help. 630.499.7700 In the meantime, I thought this would be a great...

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A Do It Yourself Spring Tips for Checking Your Gutter and Roof

Andrew Schmidt

As I was getting ready to go to work, I noticed water running over the gutters and onto the sidewalk. It was obvious that I needed to clean out the gutters now that the spring rains have begun. Later that day, I went int...

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Spring is in the Air and Winter is Left Over on the Roof

Andrew Schmidt

Welcome Spring! It has been a long hard winter and it started early this year, so I am ready for sunshine and clear skies!  It's the time when everything comes alive, when the deadness of winter springs up into new life...

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Commercial Roofing

On the Panel at the CEO Forum

Andrew Schmidt

It was a wonderful surprise to see a full house yesterday. There must have been close to 200 attendees. We began the program at 8:00 a.m. at the Rosewood Panelists Restaurant in Rosemont, IL. It was a pleasure to meet...

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