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Roof Core Sample Tells a Different Story

Andrew Schmidt

Taking a core sample of your commercial roof can give a story of what's going on inside your roofing system. This client discovered a leak in the roof, however they had no idea how extensive the damage really was. Showal...

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Here we go again! Strong Storms Passing Thru. What about my chimney?

Andrew Schmidt

Strong storms are back again. Here we thought it was going to be strong storms over the weekend from the hurricane and it turned out to be not so bad. However, today can be a different issue. I think you've read enough a...

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Hurricane Isaac Begins Its Downpour on the South Suburbs Making It Journey North

Andrew Schmidt

Rain has finally made its way from the south offering us much needed rain. The south suburbs are projected to receive approximately 3" while the northern suburbs will get about 1" - 1.5" of rain. As the rain continues to...

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Commercial Roofing

Hot! Hot! Hot! What Does the Hot Sun Do to the Roof?

Andrew Schmidt

Roofing systems expand and contract all the time with cool temperatures and heat. Our recent high temperatures is certainly causing alarm with the stress heat plays on the roofing materials. Cracked Roof Roofing membr...

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Strong Storms: Blown Off Commercial Roof

Andrew Schmidt

Summer storms with high winds, hail and heavy rain can cause extensive damage. Commercial Roof Damage Large sections of the roof can come off exposing materials and the interior of the building. To avoid damage, an i...

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Summer Storms Leaving Their Mark on Roof

Andrew Schmidt

Strong storms may only take a few minutes to pass through, but the results remind us for days to come. While you’re cleaning up the yard, be sure to watch for blown off shingles or slate. If you want to take it a step fu...

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A House Roof with Four Winds

Andrew Schmidt

If there’s one thing we can count on are high winds coming at our homes from all directions. What can we expect from high winds? Shingles become loose and the loose ones end up in the grass or our driveway. In our lat...

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Why Do Cedar Shake Roofs Require So Much Attention?

Andrew Schmidt

Showalter Roofing is frequently asked this cedar shake question and it all comes down to one solution: Preventative Maintenance. Many homeowners are unaware of the complexities involved in a cedar shake roof system but ...

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Do I Need a New Roof? – #3 Granule Loss

Andrew Schmidt

Granule Loss When a roof reaches the end of its life the granules on the shingles come off more readily as the asphalt that holds them in place begins to deteriorate.  Watch for granules in your gutters washing out onto...

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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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