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A roof, when it is in good condition, prevents interior damage of roof leaks which can cause even more devastating problems. Being knowledgeable of which roofing materials, design and type are crucial in selecting the right roof for your house. It can be one of the biggest investments a homeowner or business owner can make. Hiring the right roofing contractor in Barrington, Illinois can be a challenge in today's market; however, one of the more important aspects in helping distinguish the best in the roofing industry is the roofer's designation.
Pro Home 1 is a GAF roofer and home improvement contractor, specializing in roof repair, roof installation, siding replacement, and more. Whether you need roof ventilation, hail damage repair, a roof inspection, or a new siding installation, we have you covered!
GAF is North America's largest manufacturer of residential and commercial roofing materials. GAF is one of the longest-running businesses – over 125 years in business! GAF's products are highly rated not only by roofing contractors but by homeowners and third party associations. It sets them apart from other companies because they encapsulate their philosophy of helping contractors help homeowners to make the best roofing choices for their homes.
By hiring a roofing company for your Barrington, IL home who has been recognized in the GAF certification program, not only are you getting exceptional service, but you are getting real roofing expertise.
The standards for GAF certification are challenging. However, when you hire a GAF certified roofing contractor in Barrington, Illinois, you know he/she is:
In addition to getting high-quality workmanship, your GAF certified roofing contractor for Barrington has:
By working with a GAF certified roofer, you are ensuring that the contractor has been screened. As a result, you are getting outstanding customer service, workmanship, and access to exclusive warranties that protect your roof, your home, your family and your personal belongings.
Pro Home 1 is a GAF factory certified roofing contractor. We will be happy to answer any questions you have about GAF roofing materials, products and warranties. Contact us to obtain more information about roof repair and roof replacement services in your Barrington, IL area.
Maintain your home with great pride: hire Pro Home 1 - a GAF certified roofing contractor!
A regularly scheduled roof inspection and a good roof cleaning will not only make your home functional and attractive, but it can extend the life of your roof.
The roof on your home or business plays a very important role:
Here is what to anticipate every year, especially during spring and autumn seasons:
Debris, leaves and pine needles – if such remnants collect over time they will hold and trap moisture and anything that holds moisture will cause blockage, add extra weight and cause growth of mold. This includes the roof and gutters drainage system. Do-it-yourself solution: Use a rake or air blower to clear the congested roof area and gutters. Try not to cause additional damage to the roofing shingles and dents to gutters.
Tree branches – if tree limbs touch a roof they can easily damage it by scraping over it causing the shingles and protective granules on shingles to loosen. Overtime, this will cause serious damage and require roof replacement even sooner than expected. Do-it-yourself solution: Pay extra attention to trees in close range to your house and trim branches that have overgrown and are touching the roof surface.
Mold, algae, fungus – if there are discolored streaks visible on the roof this may be the first indication of mold. Mold is a type of fungi and is fuzzy in appearance and may carry different colors. Mold can damage roofing by eating away at the roofing material resulting in leaks. Most major roofing manufacturers offer algae-resistant roof shingles that have specially formulated pellets that inhibit algae growth. Additionally, they may offer manufacturer protection warranties for such issues. Do-it-yourself solution: A cleaning mixture of 4 gallons of water, 1 gallon of bleach and 1 cup of trisodium phosphate can be used to clean the roof surface. Let it sit for 20-30 minutes and rinse with low-water pressure. The roof surface may become slippery so exercise caution. Remember to protect yourself, as well as your house, plant life and shrubs since chemical runoff can cause damage to you and your yard. Another option is a treatment of chlorine bleach or copper sulfate solution applied with a garden sprayer. Never use high-power wash on shingles since this can remove the protective granules and cause premature shingle failure.
Moss – it thrives in a damp and shady environment and usually grows on the north side of the roof where there is less sun exposure. Overtime, it can cause roofing to degrade. Do-it-yourself solution: Trimming tree limbs and removing leaves from roof surface and gutters. A cleaning solution of zinc or copper applied along the ridgeline can help. Again, wear protective clothing. Shield your house, and garden appropriately.
Gutters, downspouts, fascia and soffit – debris, such as leftover fall leaves, spring pollen, broken tree branches, heavy winter snow all contribute and can lead to clogged gutters and downspouts. Damaged soffit and fascia can be an ideal place for water to collect and cause mold growth and deterioration. Do-it-yourself solution: Inspect and check that water can easily flow through the gutters and downspouts and repair and loose nails or dislodging. Check for damaged or rotted fascia, soffit boards, drywall and framing. Also, check for nests and rodents nestling underneath the roof overhang.
Missing roof shingles, chimney, flashing – missing metal pieces, displaced pieces around chimney and exhaust pipes, valleys, outer edges, damage, breakage, cracks, dents, etc. If left neglected, it can become a costly repair and/or replacement expense. Do-it-yourself solution: Inspect all exterior areas of house. If you are able to fix minor repairs yourself, take precautions. Otherwise, call for professional roofing help.
If you decide to make minor repairs yourself, please remember to always wear protective gear and to use proper tools and support. For major work consider contacting Pro Home 1 to get the roofing job properly done. It's always better to trust your roof repairs and maintenance to a professional roofer, and we offer everything from ridge vents and ventilation to hail damage repair, ice damage repair, roof inspections, and roof installation.
We can help you achieve these important objectives which are easily forgotten:
At Pro Home 1, we put your interests first and provide you honest and straight-forward communications and insightful collaboration to achieve the best home repair and remodeling solutions. Our sincere hope is that all homeowners take more responsibility and effort in maintaining and preserving the often forgotten and "actual first line of defense" and "one which takes a lot of hardship," the roof. We also provide high-quality siding installation services throughout the Barrington area, as well as home remodeling, window replacement, and more.
One of the services we offer to our Algonquin residents is our roofing inspection and maintenance package. With this package deal we:
Furthermore, if you need a complete roof replacement, we will render appealing roof designs that not only enhance your home aesthetically, but improve the efficiency and functionality of your attic, roof and drainage and ventilation systems.
Help your roof stay strong through the next season of turbulent weather and for many years to come! We give you straight talk so you can be home proud, whether you need roof repairs, a roof replacement, or new siding installation.
If you live in the Algonquin, Illinois area and are interested in learning more about our general roofing maintenance services, roof tear offs, new roof installation services, or siding replacement services, please feel free to contact us today and schedule an appointment to obtain a full consultation with free estimate.