How is all this rain effecting your roof?

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How is all this rain effecting your roof?

NO MORE RAIN!!!  I know that this is one of the soggiest springs/summer so far. Whenever it rains hard, there is the potential for major damage to homes when you aren’t protected. Here are some effects of heavy rainfall on your roof and what you can do to avoid them.

Heavy rain effects

If storms are common in your area, heavy rains will wear down shingles and other elements of a roof. The damage left in a storm’s wake can involve lost shingles and moisture penetration in the underlayment. This water damage can penetrate the roof deck and eventually compromise the structural integrity of the home. Excessive moisture may also lead to rot and mold inside your home, which spells trouble both structurally and for the health of your family.

Homes with sloping roofs present special challenges when trying to protect from rain damage because water collects where parts of the roof connect. Roofers are able to install waterproofing for roofs of this type to protect against moisture damage. Problems may also arise from improperly installed roofing or clogged gutters. Anywhere there are holes for nails and rainwater collecting from backed up gutters you have the potential for serious damage.

Protecting your roof

Knowing a roof’s weak spots is the only way to protect against the effects of heavy rainfall on your roof. Checking on your home’s condition after a major winter storm is recommended, but a professional inspection every year or two is necessary to assess damage and figure out ways to prevent more.

You may even consider preparing your home for hurricanes and other intense storms in the area. While gabled roofs are the most vulnerable to heavy rains and wind, any roof with missing shingles, damaged flashing or a lack of weatherproofing may take a beating from storms throughout the year. As with a car or other parts of your home, preventive maintenance is the best way to prolong the life of your roof.

There are ways to prevent the worst effects of heavy rainfall on your roof. Between regular maintenance and trusting only Ryterski Remodeling  you will put yourself in a position to get the most of your roofing investment. Contact Ryterski to learn more about protecting your home for the long run.

 

Call me today (618)558-2675—-Thanks Sarah Ryterski

 

 

New roof/ Roofing Contractor Nashville IL

New roof/ Roofing Contractor Nashville IL

Choosing the Right Contractor

 

Spring is in the air. Often when the weather warms we tackle home projects. Often it may be a job too large to handle ourselves or call for a professional in that particular trade. Here are some ideas to help choose the right contractor.

 

Where to find contractor:

o   Call your local city hall and ask for reputable contractor names.

o   Ask a reputable company for a suggestion (perhaps your plumber knows a great roofer).

o   The phone book offers several options.

o   Web search are great for finding local companies that often showcase photos of their work online.

 

After selecting contractors to provide proposals it is important to interview your contractor to see if they are a right fit for your family. Your contractor will be in your home around your family a certain level of trust is a necessity.

 

How to “background check” of your contractor:

o   If it is an Illinois Licensed Professional a license can be looked up to be sure it is valid and does not have any actions against them.

https://www.idfpr.com/LicenseLookUp/LicenseLookup.asp

 

o   Do a background check on your contractor. If you find several lawsuits this can be a red flag. It is quick, easy, and free.

http://www.co.madison.il.us/CircuitClerk/eMagnusLite.shtml

 

o   The Better Business Bureau is also a great place to look up your contractor.

http://stlouis.bbb.org/Find-Business-Reviews/

 

New roof/ Roofing Contractor Oakdale IL

New roof/ Roofing Contractor Oakdale IL

Choosing the Right Contractor

 

Spring is in the air. Often when the weather warms we tackle home projects. Often it may be a job too large to handle ourselves or call for a professional in that particular trade. Here are some ideas to help choose the right contractor.

 

Where to find contractor:

o   Call your local city hall and ask for reputable contractor names.

o   Ask a reputable company for a suggestion (perhaps your plumber knows a great roofer).

o   The phone book offers several options.

o   Web search are great for finding local companies that often showcase photos of their work online.

 

After selecting contractors to provide proposals it is important to interview your contractor to see if they are a right fit for your family. Your contractor will be in your home around your family a certain level of trust is a necessity.

 

How to “background check” of your contractor:

o   If it is an Illinois Licensed Professional a license can be looked up to be sure it is valid and does not have any actions against them.

https://www.idfpr.com/LicenseLookUp/LicenseLookup.asp

 

o   Do a background check on your contractor. If you find several lawsuits this can be a red flag. It is quick, easy, and free.

http://www.co.madison.il.us/CircuitClerk/eMagnusLite.shtml

 

o   The Better Business Bureau is also a great place to look up your contractor.

http://stlouis.bbb.org/Find-Business-Reviews/

 

New roof/ Roofing Contractor Okawville Il

New roof/ Roofing Contractor Okawville Il

Choosing the Right Contractor

 

Spring is in the air. Often when the weather warms we tackle home projects. Often it may be a job too large to handle ourselves or call for a professional in that particular trade. Here are some ideas to help choose the right contractor.

 

Where to find contractor:

o   Call your local city hall and ask for reputable contractor names.

o   Ask a reputable company for a suggestion (perhaps your plumber knows a great roofer).

o   The phone book offers several options.

o   Web search are great for finding local companies that often showcase photos of their work online.

 

After selecting contractors to provide proposals it is important to interview your contractor to see if they are a right fit for your family. Your contractor will be in your home around your family a certain level of trust is a necessity.

 

How to “background check” of your contractor:

o   If it is an Illinois Licensed Professional a license can be looked up to be sure it is valid and does not have any actions against them.

https://www.idfpr.com/LicenseLookUp/LicenseLookup.asp

 

o   Do a background check on your contractor. If you find several lawsuits this can be a red flag. It is quick, easy, and free.

http://www.co.madison.il.us/CircuitClerk/eMagnusLite.shtml

 

o   The Better Business Bureau is also a great place to look up your contractor.

http://stlouis.bbb.org/Find-Business-Reviews/

 

Duration vs Landmark

I hope you are having a great day!  I am sure your day would be a lot easier if you knew what shingles were better.  Duration vs Landmark!

 

VIDEO TO COME SOON

 

Owens Corning- Duration Certainteed- landmark My Professional Opinion
Cost: Owens-Corning offers a competitive  range of asphalt shingles from economy 3-tab standard products to high-end architectural products.  Architectural laminated asphalt products are less expensive than tile, slate, or high-end metal roofing products. A heavier construction than most, top line Landmark products are more expensive than average asphalt shingles but remain less expensive than cedar shakes, metal, tile, or slate roofing. There are several lines that are comparable but for an economical line I would choose the landmark by certain-teed.
Installation Asphalt shingles may be installed on any clean roof surface using standard installation procedures, equipment and fasteners. Landmark shingles can be installed on any clean, solid roof decking. Installation over a single layer of old roofing must include removal of buckled, uneven material. Special designs must be installed as per manufacturer’s instructions. Installation is equal on this one!
Durability Life expectancy of Owens-Corning shingles is from 20 years to a lifetime, depending upon the specific product chosen. Heavier top-line  products feature  Trubond® sealants and SureNail® technology to assure superior wind performance. Superior wind and algae resistance ensure better durability in extreme weather conditions. As a heavier, thicker shingle with built-in algae resistance, Class A fire rating, and high wind resistance, Landmark shingles offer higher durability than average asphalt products. We have seen more “blow offs” and defective shingles with Owens Corning.
Aesthetics: Owens-Corning offers an extensive line of styles, colors, shading  and  varied options for appearance providing many  choices for the discriminating buyer.  From economy 3-tab to shingles to estate-quality architectural glamor, a roofing solution with high curb appeal  is available for residential, estate  or  heritage applications. The unique two-tab random cut design of Landmark shingles offers a beautiful emulation of cedar shakes and shingles. A wide selection of colors assures high curb appeal for any roof. Certain-teed offers a ton of options from the basic version that you see every day to some Max-Def options that will make your roof stand out.
Warranties Manufacturing Defects: What Is Covered/Sole And Exclusive Remedy.
GAF Warranty Company, LLC, a subsidiary of GAF, warrants that your GAF Roofing
Shingles will remain free from manufacturing defects that adversely affect
their performance during the applicable Smart Choice® Protection Period or that
cause leaks for the remainder of the applicable warranty term and that your GAF
Accessory Products will remain free from manufacturing defects that adversely
affect their performance during the applicable warranty term.
Landmark shingles are covered by CertainTeed’s 10-year right start coverage and warranty of 30 to 50 years, depending upon the product chosen. The top TL series carries a limited warranty for the lifetime of the owner. Coverage for algae and wind damage varies with the product. The customer should note and understand conditions for the product chosen. Landmark wins hands down.According to GAF (Owens Corning) warranty it has to affect the performance of the shingle and/or cause a leak.

 

Military and Senior Citizen Discounts on a new roof

Roofing
Roofs for the Red, White & Blue…PLUS the Silver Too!
Roofs For The Red White & Blue 

From January 1 – December 31, 2015 all members of the U.S. Military* or AARP who hire a CertainTeed Credentialed Roofing Company to install an Integrity Roof System covered by a SureStart PLUS warranty on their home are eligible to receive a $250 Cabela’s gift card.

 

The following flyer and discount form can be used to submit your information to receive the $250 Cabela’s gift card.

 

Download Flyer >>

 

Download Form >>

 

The following resources will help you in selecting a CertainTeed roof that is right for you:

 

CertainTeed Roofing Website

 

Locate a Credentialed Roofing Company

 

Integrity Roof System Brochure >>

 

SureStart PLUS Warranty Brochure

 

*This discount is offered to all Military personnel – Active, Veteran or Retiree.

Military and Senior Citizen Discounts on a new roof