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Roof leaking repairs can’t be ignored. Weathering, wind damage and improper roof design may cause problems that need to be fixed right away. Here you will learn what to do about leaking roofs, as well as get access to the experienced roofing contractors in Chicago, IL listed below that can take care of any problems including emergency roof repairs.

Lang Home Exteriors
(708) 953-8925
PO Box 1191
Orland Park, IL
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Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Insulation, Roofing

Chicago Roofing Help
(800) 780-4347
121 N. Lasalle Street
Chicago, IL

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v.c.construction.corp
(312) 388-1244
1727 w albion ave
Chicago, IL
Services
Cabinets, Demolition, Mold Remediation, Framing, Multiple Room Renovation, Garage & Carport, Carpenters, Windows, Plaster & Stucco, Basement remodeling, Powerwashing, Bathroom remodeling, Gas Piping, Tiling, Drywall and Plaster, Electrical, Siding, Flooring, Plumbing, Doors, Handyman, Waterproofing, Kitchen remodeling, Roofing, Countertops, Water Heaters & Tanks, Additions, Painting
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Years in Business : 19 Years
Languages Spoken : English, Romanian
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License # : No License Provided

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LeafGuard of Chicago
9200 West 47th Street
Brookfieild, IL
Services
Specialty Contractor
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Better Business Bureau, Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval

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All Pro Construction Services
(630) 323-5300
8911 Oneill Dr
Burr Ridge, IL
Services
Kitchen remodeling, Additions, Roofing, Basement remodeling, Bathroom remodeling
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Years in Business : 13 Years
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License # : No License Provided

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Chicago Construction Works, Inc.
(773) 349-6919
1352 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL
Services
Hot Tubs & Spas, Lighting, Insulation, Security, Demolition, Carpenters, Flooring, Painting, Ceilings, Architects & Designers, Doors, FirePlaces, Sauna, Home Automation, Heating, Sunrooms, Kitchen remodeling, Garage & Carport, Waterproofing, Closets & Garage Organizers, Countertops, Framing, Disability Alterations, Home Builders, Windows, Skylights, Cabinets, Plumbing, Drywall and Plaster, Water Heaters & Tanks, Interior Decorators, Central Heating System, Additions, Roofing, Mirrors, Basemen…
Service Types
Residential, Commercial, Emergency Services
Company Information
Hours : 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM M,T,W,T,F,S
Years in Business : 5 Years
Languages Spoken : English
Licensing Information
General Liability Insurance : Yes
License # : City of Chicago General Contractors License No TGC012546
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Accepts Credit Cards

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Meade Services Inc.
(773) 761-1595
6400 N Francisco
Chicago, IL
Services
Insulation, Commercial Property Maintenance, Carpenters, Kitchen remodeling, Decks & Porches, Disaster Restoration, Water Heaters & Tanks, Bathroom remodeling, Garage & Carport, Paving, Handyman, Security, Plaster & Stucco, Basement remodeling, Drywall and Plaster, Ceilings, Hot Tubs & Spas, Framing, Home Builders, Flooring, Mirrors, Powerwashing, Tiling, Sauna, Solar Energy, Skylights, Roofing, Electrical, Locksmiths, Sunrooms, Wallpaper & Wallcoverings, Siding, Lighting, Plumbing, Multiple …
Service Types
Residential, Commercial
Company Information
Hours : 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM M,T,W,T,F
Years in Business : 25 Years
Languages Spoken : English, Spanish
Licensing Information
Bonded : Yes
General Liability Insurance : Yes
License # : 09- to be submiten upon request( for security reasons)

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Raincoat Roofing Systems, Inc.
(708) 681-5757
1750 W. Parkes Drive
Broadview, IL

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Tecta America
866-832-8259
5215 Old Orchard Rd.
Skokie, IL
 
Matthews Custom Homes Inc.
(630) 325-9809
402 1/2 Hudson Ave
Clarendon Hills, IL
Services
Central Heating System, Drywall and Plaster, Kitchen remodeling, Heating, FirePlaces, Lighting, Fencing, Gutters, Architects & Designers, Garage & Carport, Bathroom remodeling, Carpenters, Tiling, Electrical, Handyman, Closets & Garage Organizers, Mold Remediation, Windows, Insulation, Plumbing, Home Automation, Plaster & Stucco, Disaster Restoration, Additions, Siding, Doors, Ceilings, Framing, Decks & Porches, Home Builders, Sunrooms, Basement remodeling, Concrete Flatwork, Central Vacuum, …
Service Types
Residential, Commercial
Company Information
Hours : 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM M,T,W,T,F,S
Years in Business : 30 Years
Languages Spoken : English
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General Liability Insurance : Yes
License # : No License Provided

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QUESTION: During a recent trip to my attic, I found evidence that I have a leak in my roof. Can I fix a leaking asphalt roof myself?

ANSWER:With a little time and patience, most roof leaks can be tracked down and patched. The first step is assessing the entire roof before you begin patching. A roof truly in need of re-shingling will thwart most attempts at patch jobs. Typically, asphalt roof shingles at the end of their lives will curl up and/or bubble. Also, the granules on a defunct shingle's surface will be nearly gone, and pieces of shingle or entire shingles will be missing. In a case like that, it's best to re-shingle the entire roof. However, if your roof shingles are in decent shape, remember that roof leaks don't always end in the attic at the spot where they begin on the exterior roof's surface. Sometimes a leak begins 10 or 12 feet from where it ends.

Still, the most notorious locations for roof leaks are around a chimney, in dormer and gable valleys, and in corners where a sloping roof abuts a vertical wall. At the chimney, leaks often originate where the sheets of lead flashing that come out of the chimney meet the roof. These sheets fold down the side of the chimney and are woven under the nearby shingles. In between the individual layers of lead flashing, water often penetrates and works its way under the roof material.

The best solution here is pumping plastic roof cement (a tar-like substance) in between the layers of flashing. Plastic roof cement can be purchased in tubes sized for an ordinary caulking gun, which is the most convenient tool for applying the goop without a lot of mess. In roof valleys, the search for a leak source and the proper fix is a bit trickier. Most valley leaks don't show up until the roof carries a snow load or debris in the valley stacks up deep enough to hold water.

If the leak appears when these conditions are in place, then it's time to tear up at least one set of valley shingles and see what's underneath. At the very least, there should be extra layers of roofing felt under the valley shingles. Better yet, metal flashing or bituminous roofing underlayment should be under the shingles. But most often, there's no extra waterproofing in the valley, and that's why you have the leak in the first place. When replacing small areas of asphalt shingles, try to work during warm (70° F or so) and overcast days. This makes removing the bad shingles easier and results in less damage to the good shingles nearby. Gently roll back the good shingles and remove both the underlying nails and bad shingles as you go, working from the top of the valley down. Remove shingles at least three feet away from the valley. Before installing new shingles, be sure you have proper flashing or the bituminous ice and water shield firmly in the valley.

This same approach is used when leaks are located near the point at which a vertical wall meets a sloping roof. The only difference is some wall siding must be removed to install new flashing or a water shield both on the roof surface and at least 18 inches up the abutting wall.

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