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Smart Roofing Inc. Extends Life of Aged Commercial Roof in Arlington Heights, Illinois by 10 Years with Andek Polaroof RAC Urethane Liquid Membrane

The roofing experts at Smart Roofing Inc. have recently recovered an aged modified bitumen roof on a multi-family building in Arlington Heights, Illinois for a fraction of the cost of a regular roof replacement while providing an additional long-lasting, waterproof roofing layer. It was done using Andek Polaroof RAC Urethane liquid membrane. Andek Polaroof RAC is tough and elastic with high tensile strength and good puncture resistance and contains corrosion-inhibiting pigments for protection against rust and acid rain.

The membrane goes over properly cleaned, existing roofing with extra attention to detail around problem areas such as seams, low spots, or changes of slope. Andek Polaroof RAC is applied seamlessly, eliminating the need to worry about old seams separating and allowing water in. Andek is also a reflective layer, meaning it does not get hot with the sun exposure, lowering your cooling bills. It withstands all weather conditions, from freezing winter nights to hot summer afternoons, typical Chicago weather, and comes with a 10-year warranty!

Andek Polaroof RAC membrane is a great choice for commercial and residential building owners where a complete roof replacement might not be possible or cost prohibitive. Polaroof RAC, being a relatively affordable option, offers amazing quality and look, and provides a superb waterproofing option for aging roofs.

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If you are thinking of having your roof repaired or replaced, contact the roofing experts at Smart Roofing, (847) 797-0404, to learn more about our roof products and services, or email us at for your other residential or commercial roofing needs.  

Smart Roofing, Inc. – Fall Home Maintenance

Prevent roof damage and boost energy efficiency in your home before the cold weather hits Chicago.  Smart Roofing, Inc. can help you with your home maintenance checklist.leaves on roof

Care for trees and shrubs. If you have trees on your property, know how to prune properly to avoid falling limbs in winter storms.  Beautiful autumn foliage is less attractive on the ground than it is in your trees. Have fruit trees? Be diligent about cleaning up fallen plums, pears and apples or you could find yourself playing host to millions of fruit flies.

Clean gutters and downspouts. Once most of the leaves have fallen, clean out gutters and downspouts. Clogged gutters during rainstorms can cause water to pool and damage your roof or siding. Make sure downspouts direct water away from the foundation, sidewalks and driveways, so that they don’t become icy.

Make exterior repairs.  Look for signs of damage to your roof, siding and foundation. If you spot anything that needs repair, schedule it now.

Stock up on winter supplies. Fall is the time to prepare for Chicago’s cold and snowy winter.  Check the condition of snow shovels and ice scrapers; purchase a roof rake for heavy snowfall.

Shut off exterior faucets. lawn sprinklers, and store hoses. Protect your pipes from freezing temperatures by shutting off water to exterior faucets before the weather dips below freezing. Contact a landscaper to properly drain lawn sprinklers. Drain hoses and store them indoors.

Schedule a chimney cleaning and heating system maintenance. Making sure your chimney and furnace or boiler are cleaned, maintained and in working order before you need to turn on the heat is an important safety measure. And be sure to add a chimney cap if you don’t already have one — it will stop critters from crawling down your chimney!

Remember to contact Smart Roofing, Inc. at (847) 797-0404, or email us at for your residential or commercial roofing needs.

-excerpts from houzz fall home maintenance checklist

Smart Roofing, Inc. – Storm and Rain Roof Damage


The Chicago area got soaked by heavy rain Thursday night and early Friday, with some suburbs getting more than 3 inches of rain. Identifying whether your roof, gutters, siding or windows have sustained damage from a storm may be difficult. The experts at SMART Roofing, Inc. can help!  Call us at 847.797.0404 or email today!



Below are the 24-hour rainfall amounts from the National Weather Service for areas with over 1-1/2″ of rain:

GURNEE – 2.62
CHICAGO – 2.32
HARVARD – 1.95
OAK PARK – 1.73
OHARE – 1.65
WORTH – 1.50

Smart Roofing, Inc. – Time For A New Roof?

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Summer is over, and the kids are back to school. Like you, we’re sad to see the longer days and warm sunshine fade away, but we want to help you get your roof ready for the Chicago winter ahead. Believe it or not, NOW is the time to schedule your roofing repairs or new roof replacement.  With the cooler temperatures, this is the perfect time of year for roof repairs and maintenance or a new roof. Contact Smart Roofing, Inc. today at (847) 797-0404, or email us at for your residential or commercial roofing needs.

Smart Roofing, Inc. – Roof Damage – Severe Storms & Hail

Residents of the Chicago suburbs are all too familiar with the type of damage that hail storms can cause, but when it comes to the roof hail damage, you may need to call a professional.Hail-Damage

Many homeowners make the mistake of only looking for damage in the form of missing shingles. However, there could be damage underneath the shingles which can cause leaks to occur well after the storm has passed. If you are unsure of whether your roof or gutters have been damaged, look around at your landscaping to see if hail has blistered any nearby trees or shrubs. When hail is strong enough to do damage to these elements, chances are, you also have some sort of roof hail damage.

Golf ball-sized hail and 60-mph winds were recorded in the severe storm blast. Identifying whether your roof, siding or windows have sustained damage from a hail storm may be difficult. The experts at SMART Roofing, Inc. can help! Also, many insurance companies will consider paying for storm or hail damage. SMART Roofing, Inc. has helped thousands of customers in the Chicago suburbs navigate the insurance roof claim process. Call us at 847.797.0404 or email today!

Strong winds, heavy rainfall and hail dime to golf ball size hail were reported around the following Chicago suburbs:

Roselle 1.75″

Crystal Lake 1.75″

Palatine 1.5″

Bartlett 1.5″

Algonquin 1.5″

Barrington 1.25″

Arlington Heights 1.0″

Evanston 1.0″

St. Charles 1.0″

Bloomingdale 1.0″

In Rosemont, high winds and hail damage brought down a sports dome. The strong storm cell downed power lines and left at least one person injured in north suburban Evanston as well as Rogers Park and Montrose Harbor on the North Side of Chicago. (Fox News)



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