A Roof With Problems

I’m doing a roof job for a customer in Naperville who just bought a home. The current roof has two layers of shingles on the roof deck. In cases like this the old shingles have to be removed as a third layers would add too much weight to the existing structure....

A New Roof

The most recent phase of my townhouse remodel has been the replacement of the old roof. It was around 20 years old, and was showing its age by its faded and stained appearance. Beyond style issues the roof had areas of leakage and other spots of wear and tear. A bad...

Going Squirrelly

I was replacing a roof and came upon a surprising find. Buried under the ridge shingles I found a snack catch of nut and seeds. The snacks were both carefully placed and hidden from prying eyes. A perfect spot for a quick meal. Like most properties, this one had some...

How NOT To Repair A Roof.

I was recently driving through an expensive neighborhood in Plainfield and I spotted a roof repair. Whoever did the repair didn’t bother to match the shingle color with the original one. This resulted in the pictured repair that clearly looks amateurish....

Repairing Damaged Shingles

I have a regular customer who calls me when the shingles on his roof fall off. His house is less than 10 years old, but his building contractor installed his roof shingles improperly. When it is windy they literally blow off. I have replaced sections of his roof and...

Adding A Metal Roof

A metal roof can change your exterior from ordinary to beautiful. A homeowner wanted us to modify their porch roof.  They added a gable over the front door, and that simple addition added style to their suburban home.  I suggested that they go one step further and add...