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SMART Roofing, Inc., Roofing Contractors – Richard Bondarowicz Stan Miodowski of SMART Roofing, Inc. are proud to offer roofing services in the area for: Residential Roofing, Commercial Roofing, Flat Roofing, Condominium Roofing, Townhouse Roofing, Apartment Roofing, Warehouse Roofing, Industrial Roofing, Free Roof Estimates, Roof Repairs, Roof Replacements, Roof Leak Service and Roof Maintenance.
Our roofing services in the area include Shingle Roofing, Flat Roofing, Slate & Tile Roofing, Cedar Shake Roofing, Gutters, Windows, Hail Damage Repairs, and Hail Storm Damage Restoration.
Smart Roofing Inc. is recognized as a leader in the commercial and residential roofing industry in
Featured Roofing Projects
Tile Roof Replacement in Oak Brook
Replacing a tile roof is a rare occurrence in a homeowner's life due to the longevity of real tile roofs, but we are always happy to help when the need arises. The replacement of this tile roof in Oak Brook was due to weather related damage, and the homeowner needed to get it done fast. That is where our expert tile installation crews came in. We began by removing the existing concrete tile from the roof and installing a temporary roof using a high temperature synthetic roofing underlayment. Concrete roofing tile is much more fragile and has a shorter life expectancy than terra cotta, clay, tile due to the fact that concrete tile can absorb moisture with time. This is why the homeowner decided to install new Ludowici clay tile on their home in Oak Brook. Ludowici's LudoSlate clay tile is a great light weight option for replacement of a concrete tile. LudoSlate offers superior durability, longevity, and a much more refined look that will last much longer than concrete tile would. After installing new copper flashings and trim pieces, our tile installation crew began installing the LudoSlate clay tile. Replacing the existing skylights with new Velux solar powered skylights and custom made Velux curb mounted skylights also helped bring sunlight into the home. New aluminum gutters and downspouts along with a RainDrop leaf guard system will also provide worry and clog free water drainage for this beautiful tile roof. The end result of this tile replacement in Oak Brook speaks for itself. SMART Roofing, Inc. is a full-service roofing contractor serving Oak Brook and its surrounding suburbs. Select SMART Roofing, Inc. as your Oak Brook Roofing Contractor with plenty of experience with clay tile roofs and concrete tile roofs. From roof assessments and repairs to installations of virtually every type of new residential roof and commercial roof, our commitment to excellence, stellar customer service and exceptional results are the “SMART” roofing difference. Contact the roofing experts at SMART Roofing, Inc. at (847) 797-0404 or email us for your residential or commercial roofing needs. To learn more about Ludowici roofing products, visit Ludowici.com. To learn more about Velux skylights, visit Velux.com. To learn more about RainDrop leaf guard, visit raindropgutterguard.com
Understanding the Difference Between Standing Seam Metal Roofs
Metal roofs in Chicago, and everywhere else, may often look similar, but there are some very important differences in the the panels that are installed. This difference comes down to the way the metal roofing panels lock down to the roof and to each other, to ensure the most secure, durable, waterproof, and attractive roof possible. Whether they are custom made panels from Pac-Clad, or fabricated panels from steel sheets in a sheet metal shop, the locking technique can make all the difference. With many different systems and deviations from the basics, below are the most popular metal roofing panel installation styles. The most widely used style of locking metal roofing panels is the Snap Lock. This style can be used very efficiently during installation and still provides some of the best durability possible. When manufactured by Pac-Clad, the style is called Snap-Clad. Snap-Clad panels feature a 1-3/4” leg height and a continuous interlock for improved structural performance and wind resistance. A concealed-fastener clip system allows for thermal expansion/contraction while providing extraordinary hold-down strength. Two clips are available: a standard clip for most mansard and fascia applications, and a high-performance clip for roofing applications and UL 90-rated assemblies. This style is designed for roofs with a pitch of 2/12 or more. The next popular style of installing, or locking, standing seam metal roofs is the single lock, called the PAC-150 from Pac-Clad. PAC-150 roofing panels feature a 1.5” leg height which requires mechanical field seaming to 90°. Right after the single lock metal roofing installation system, comes the double lock installation system. The Pac-Clad standing seam roof panels are the same size and shape as the single lock, but are instead bent to 180°. This doubles the weather protection and increases the durability of the installation of these metal roof panels. Metal roof panels from Pac-Clad and our own fabricated panels have a concealed-fastener clip designed to allow for maximum design flexibility. These panels combine an attractive thin-rib profile with superior structural performance. PAC-150 panels are designed for application over a wide variety of substrates in slopes as low as 1:12 pitch. Regardless of the panels and locking styles used, all Pac-Clad metals feature the Kynar 500 coating, which protects the metal from deterioration and color fading due to weathering, pollution, heat, salt, or dirt. As an additional option on standing seam metal roofs, many owners and architects decide to install a snow retention system. This helps prevent snow and ice from sliding down the roof and causing possible damage and injury. The most popular snow guard system is the S-5 ColorGard. With a sleek design, this system is the most effective as it covers the entire length of the standing seam panel, while also matching the color and appearance of the existing standing seam metal roofs. The S-5 snow guard system will last just as long as your standing seam roof, without adding any unnecessary penetrations to your metal roof. The decision on which metal roof panel lock system and snow guard system to install is usually based on the aesthetics and design of the roof. Due to this, the architect involved will often specify which style will work best. With no architect involved, the decision comes down to the homeowner and metal roofing contractor. SMART Roofing, Inc. is a full-service roofing contractor serving Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. Select SMART Roofing, Inc. as your Chicago Metal Roofing Contractor with plenty of experience with commercial metal roofs, residential metal roofs, and custom sheet metal work. From roof assessments and repairs to installations of virtually every type of new residential roof and commercial roof, our commitment to excellence, stellar customer service and exceptional results are the “SMART” roofing difference. Contact the roofing experts at SMART Roofing, Inc. at (847) 797-0404 to learn more, email us for your residential or commercial roofing needs. Some article excerpts from Pac-Clad. To learn more about metal roofing panels from Pac-Clad, visit pac-clad.com. To learn more about the S-5 snow guard systems, visit s-5.com/products/snow-retention/
February 2021 Snowfall and Roofing Problems
While a fresh snowfall can be enjoyable to watch, it is not your roof's best friend. As the snow piles up, it creates a heavy weight on the roof. Thawing, re-freezing, and new snowfall can add to the problem. The added weight will quickly become a burden on a roof. Low-slope roofs are more susceptible to damage than steeper roofs because heavy snows cannot easily slide off. Wind-blown drifting can create huge snowdrifts, resulting in substantial loads on certain parts of the roof. Multi-level roofs encourage drifting - putting low areas at greater risk for damage. Snow or ice accumulation, drifting and wind can cause unanticipated roof failures and leaks. Roofs can (and do) cave in with no warning signs. Another potential problem from a build-up of snow is for ice dams to form and cause damage to inside walls and ceilings.
- Snow covering a roof traps heat form a house and creates a source of water.
- Snow melts unevenly, usually because ventilation or insulation problems cause the roof over the attic to be warmer than the roof over the eaves.
- Ice builds up at the edge of the roof, clogging gutters and trapping water below the snow.
Let SMART Roofing help you prevent roof damage
by scheduling a service call for roof snow removal.
Metal Portico Roof in Arlington Heights
One more standing seam metal roof we completed in the past year was a metal portico roof in Arlington Heights, IL. In this case our metal roofing crews also fabricated the standing seam roof panels along with the custom metal ridge and metal hip pieces. To make sure that rain and snow properly drain from this metal roof, our crews fabricated and installed all needed metal perimeter flashings. To compliment the durability of a metal roof, our sheet metal crews also installed new copper gutters and downspouts, which make the portico metal roof in Arlington Heights look much more sophisticated. With specially coated metal sheets from Pac-Clad, this standing seam metal roof will look just as impressive in 50 years. SMART Roofing, Inc. is a full-service roofing contractor serving Arlington Heights and its surrounding suburbs. Select SMART Roofing, Inc. as your Arlington Heights Roofing Contractor with plenty of experience with standing seam metal roofs. From roof assessments and repairs to installations of virtually every type of new residential roof and commercial roof, our commitment to excellence, stellar customer service and exceptional results are the “SMART” roofing difference. Contact the roofing experts at SMART Roofing, Inc. at (847) 797-0404 to learn more about Pac-Clad products, visit pac-clad.com, or email us for your residential or commercial roofing needs.
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SMART Roofing, Inc. is an installer of all roof types including shingle roofing, flat roofing, tile roofing, and siding from manufacturers such as: GAF - "Master Elite" Roofing, Owens Corning, Tamko, Certainteed, Performance-Derbigum, Carlisle Rubber Roofing (EPDM) & Carlisle Thermoplastic Roofing (TPO), DaVinci Slate Tile, DaVinci Bellaforté Shake, Ludowici Tile, Vande Hey Raleigh Tile, Evergreen Slate, Monier Tile, Alside Siding, Variform, Velux Skylights, James Hardie Siding, and more.