Chicagoland's Rainy Season: 
A Sign Your Roof Needs Attention

The recent heavy rains in Chicagoland highlight the importance of proactive roof maintenance. This extended wet season serves as a timely reminder to ensure your roof is in top shape. A healthy roof is essential for keeping your home safe and dry, and neglecting it can lead to costly repairs down the road.

Chicagolandі Rainy Season
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So, how can you tell if your roof needs some TLC after a period of heavy rain? Here are some common signs of trouble to watch out for:

Leaks:

This is the most obvious indicator of roof damage. Check your attic and ceilings for water stains or drips, especially around chimneys, vents, and skylights.

Missing or Damaged Shingles:

Shingles are your roof's first line of defense against the elements. Look for missing, cracked, curled, or loose shingles – any of these issues can allow water to seep in.

Clogged Gutters:

Overflowing gutters can cause water to back up under your roof shingles, leading to leaks and potential damage to your fascia boards and foundation.

Inspecting Your Roof After a Storm

Inspecting Your Roof After a Storm
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While climbing onto your roof yourself might not be advisable, there are ways to perform a basic inspection after a heavy rain:

Do a visual inspection from the ground

Look for any obvious signs of damage, like missing shingles, sagging roof lines, or pooling water.

Check your gutters

Ensure they are free of debris and draining properly.

Look for signs of water intrusion inside your home:

Pay attention to stains on ceilings and walls, particularly near the eaves.

When to Call a Professional

When to Call a Professional
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If you notice any of these warning signs, it's time to call in a professional roofer. Green Attic Roofing has a team of experienced inspectors who can thoroughly assess your roof's condition and identify any potential problems. We offer a variety of services to keep your roof healthy and functioning optimally, including repairs, replacements, and preventative maintenance.

Don't wait for a small leak to become a major headache. By taking proactive steps to maintain your roof, you can ensure your home stays protected from the elements, year-round. Contact Green Attic Roofing today to schedule a free inspection and keep your peace of mind throughout Chicagoland's rainy seasons.

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