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Chicago Roof Certifications

Whether you’re buying or selling a house or simply updating your homeowner’s insurance, a roof certification inspection gives you peace of mind knowing that your roof is in good condition and meets or exceeds your lending institution or insurance company's standards. An inspection can also help prevent your homeowner’s insurance policy from being canceled or your rates from increasing. A certification goes a step further than a roof inspection in that it provides documentation of the inspection that you can provide when needed.

When it comes to real estate or insurance purposes in Chicago, having proper roofing certifications is essential. Chicago roofing certifications provide a valuable assurance to potential buyers or insurance companies that the roof of a property has been inspected and meets certain quality standards. These certifications are typically obtained through professional roofing inspections conducted by certified roofing experts.

Chicago roof certifications serve as a reliable documentation of the condition and lifespan of a roof, which can greatly impact the value and insurability of a property. They provide crucial information about the roof's structural integrity, potential leaks, damage, or need for repairs. Insurance companies often require these certifications to assess the risk associated with a property and determine appropriate coverage and premiums.

For real estate transactions, having a valid Chicago roofing certification can provide peace of mind to buyers, knowing that the roof has been thoroughly assessed and certified by professionals. It can also facilitate a smoother closing process and potentially increase the market value of the property. Whether you're a homeowner, real estate agent, or insurance provider, obtaining Chicago roofing certifications is a prudent step to ensure transparency, mitigate risk, and protect your investment in the windy city.

What we Look for

Signs of Roof Leaks

From the obvious falling droplets to the not-so-obvious stains on the floors, ceiling or roof deck, our inspectors know how to spot leaks.

Shingle Deterioration

Caused by old age or excessive sun exposure, shingle deterioration can directly lead to roof leaks or other roof-related problems.

Defective Flahings

One of the most common causes of leaks is defective flashings. From chimney flashings to pipes and vents, we check them all.

Improper Installation

Another common cause of premature roof failure is improper installation. Even a newly-installed roof will fail if installed poorly.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between a commercial roof replacement and a roof recover/layover?

A commercial roof replacement involves completely removing the existing roof system and installing a new one, while a roof recover/layover involves installing a new roof system over the existing one without removing it.

How do I determine if my commercial roof needs a replacement or a roof recover/layover?

Several factors come into play when deciding between a roof replacement and a roof recover/layover. These include the condition of the existing roof, its age, the extent of damage, and local building codes. Our roofing experts can assess your roof and provide you with a professional recommendation.

Can a roof recover/layover be done on any type of commercial roof?

Roof recovers/layovers are possible on certain types of commercial roofs, such as single-ply or modified bitumen systems. However, not all roofs are suitable for this method, and it depends on factors like the condition and structural integrity of the existing roof. Our team can evaluate your specific roof to determine if a recover/layover is feasible.

What are the benefits of a commercial roof replacement?

A commercial roof replacement offers several advantages, including improved energy efficiency, enhanced durability, increased lifespan, and the opportunity to incorporate modern roofing materials and technologies. It also allows for a thorough inspection of the roof deck and underlying structure, ensuring any underlying issues are addressed.

Are there any advantages to choosing a roof recover/layover instead of a replacement?

Roof recovers/layovers can provide cost savings and shorter installation times compared to full replacements. They can be a viable option if the existing roof is in relatively good condition and can provide an additional layer of protection. However, it's essential to consider the long-term implications and consult with our professionals to determine the best course of action for your specific roof.

What kind of warranty is offered for commercial roof replacements and roof recovers/layovers?

At Economy Roofing, we offer comprehensive warranty options for both commercial roof replacements and roof recovers/layovers. The specific warranty coverage will depend on the type of roofing system and materials used but typically they range from 10-20 years. Our team will provide detailed information about the warranty terms and conditions associated with your specific project.

How long does it typically take to complete a commercial roof replacement or roof recover/layover?

The timeline for completing a commercial roof replacement or roof recover/layover can vary depending on several factors, including the size and complexity of the project, weather conditions, and material availability. Our experienced roofing team will provide you with an estimated timeline during the initial consultation. We strive to complete projects efficiently while ensuring the highest quality workmanship.