Roofing Tips & Articles

Tips For A Successful Roofing Project

According to the BBB, roofing contractors are at the top of the list for business complaints. Here at Dynico Roofing, you won’t have to go through that. But what makes a roofing project successful?

1.) Hire a LOCAL and established roofing company. A company’s successful track record of roofing repairs is the best sign of how they will perform in the future. Find someone who has been in business for a long time, has great testimonials and is located nearby.

Clogged Gutters Or A Leaking Roof?

Did you know that clogged gutters can make your roof appear to have a leak? Dynico Roofing has gotten many calls where a homeowner thinks their roof is leaking, but it’s actually just clogged gutters. If your gutters go uncleaned water can form a leak behind them, and into your home. If the clog is not fixed, it will cause the paint on the soffit and fascia to peel away and the wood will start to rot.

Check Your Gutter During A Storm
An excellent time to check the gutters is during a rainstorm.

Don’t Get Taken By This Roofing Scam

Dynico Roofing loves an educated homeowner. We’re confident in our products, service, and ability to assist you. That’s why we are going to take a look at a roofing scam that is typically performed by the “storm chasing” roofing companies.

Installing a brand new roof is not an easy task. It takes several days, makes a big mess and requires skilled laborers. If a roofing company is promising a new roof in a short amount of time with no fuss and no mess during the teardown and build,

Asphalt Rock In The Gutters?

Owning a home means you’re always on the watch for little problems before they become a major repair. If you’ve found roofing granules in your gutters, you might be asking yourself: what is causing this build up? Initially, you might think your shingles need to be replaced. But is that correct?

Asphalt Shingles Explained
An asphalt shingle is made of a mat core and is layered with asphalt. The topmost layer is comprised of pulverized rock and minerals.

Different Types Of Roofing Material

When you are looking to install a new roof on your home, there are a variety of material options you need to consider before you sign on the dotted line with a contractor. Depending on the type of architecture your home has, as well as the climate you live in, can help dictate what roofing material you gravitate towards. Each has their unique advantages and can provide many years of protection against the elements.

Asphalt

Asphalt shingles are one of the most common roofing materials available.

Attic Condensation Problems

Every year, when winter rolls into Chicago, we get a number of calls about roof leaks. What we’ve found over the years is that most of the time this is a condensation problem and not actually a leak. It can appear as frost in the attic and sometimes icicles can form. There are three main factors that contribute to condensation problems in the home’s attic.

Improper or poor ventilation. If your attic isn’t breathing properly, moisture gets trapped.

Are Your Shingles Curling?

Keeping Your Shingles Flat And In Shape

Are your shingles curling up after a new roof installation?  Keeping shingles flat and in place requires some skill and dedication. Your roofer needs to use the right nails as well as the right placement to ensure you get the longevity you were promised out of your roof. If you’ve just had a roof installed and the shingles are curling, here is what to look out for.

Watch For Overdriven Nails

A common mistake that many roofers make is to overdrive the nail into the shingle.

Flat Roof Ponding Problems Explained

Ponding roof water happens after water is left pooling on a roof for 48 hours after rain. It’s a frequent challenge in commercial roofing. It can cause severe damage to flat roofing systems if the problem isn’t resolved.

To prevent this type of problem in the first place, we recommend that flat roof designs provide enough slope to make sure that the roof drains easily. The recommended roof slope is a minimum of ¼” per foot.

Roof Ponding Dangers

Water can cause incredible amounts of damage to the building structure and roof deck.

Roof Inspection Tips

When it comes to home maintenance, a lot of people forget to check the roof. But, keeping your roof in good shape and doing routine roof inspections are a part of your home’s maintenance schedule. Catching problems beforehand is the key to saving time and money down the road. A leaking roof is the second most common cause of water damage in the home. You should have a roof inspection at least once a year, twice a year if living next to trees that drop leaves and pine needles.

5 Common Roof Problems

Your roof stands between you and nature’s elements. Keeping it in good condition is essential to keeping you and your family safe and dry. If you have any of the following problems with your roof, it’s important that you get it fixed as quickly as possible.

Leaks & Humidity Problems

Midwest roofs take a beating. They face rainstorms, hail, wind, snow, and ice. As time goes on shingles wear down, can curl up and even get blown away.