Roofs Gone Wrong: Ice Dams, Curling Shingles, and Leaky Attics

Garage Maintenance TipsReady for Memorial Day Weekend? Who isn’t? However, as we make our way to the outside in a very Kingsford-commercial like manner, you may notice something is wrong. The freeze-thaw cycle of Chicago has been incredibly treacherous for homeowners and their homes.

 
 
 
 
 
 
If you look at your roof, and notice something like this…

(via Depietro Roofing Article: Roof Warning Signs)

…Your attic and home could be at risk.

It’s as simple as this. Any exposed nail on your roof gets hit by water, the water travels down the nail, and into the wood and your insulation.

The wood rots, the insulation sags, and damage occurs. The more quickly you recognize the problem, the more quickly you can get it repaired, protecting the value of your home.

Of course, you can attempt to do it yourself, but as with any dangerous repair (see our article two schools of thought on replacing a garage door torsion spring), it’s best to enlist the help of a trusted, licensed, local professional who has been assisting homeowners for over 35 years.

From roofing to siding, doors to windows, garage doors to completely custom garages, Blue Sky Builders has been trusted by Chicago and Suburban Chicago residents for more than three decades.

Whatever the need, we’re here for you. Ask about our free consultation, and how we can help you prepare for winter—before summer even starts.

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