Of all the projects a homeowner or property owner can undertake, new roof construction can be the most daunting. For one thing, it represents construction taking place on an existing structure, and, more than likely, one that’s in use on a daily basis. This presents serious logistical and safety issues that have to be addressed during the initial planning phases. Any time you’re dealing with load-bearing structures and engineered systems, it’s best to work with only the most-qualified professionals you can find – like those at Chicago Flat Roof Company.
With so many choices in materials and construction methods available, Chicago Flat Roof Company recommends a thorough inspection of the structure prior to the application of any new roofing. It’s important to uncover any structural defects, or weakened interior reinforcement, while there’s still time, and plan for their repair during the new construction phase. Taking the time to do the job right today could save you some very serious headaches later, and potentially uncover issues you’d have never known of until something unfortunate occurred. No homeowner or property owner wants that and neither do we.
Chicago New Roof Construction Styles
As you make your way around Chicago, its suburbs, and Northwest Indiana, you’ll see just about every possible roofing style imaginable. With the history and architecture the city is famous for, that should come as no surprise, but, believe it or not, there are some tried and true guidelines to follow if you want to match your property with the perfect roofing material and style.
Chicago Flat Roof Company specializes in new roof construction for residential, commercial, industrial, governmental, and institutional clients all across the Greater Chicago area. Our experience and our resources allow us to tackle any job you might have, and, with a track record spanning more than 15 years, you can be sure we deliver results that last. Our specialties include:
Pitched Roofs: The traditional residential roofing style, you see pitched roofs in every suburban residential area all over the country, and for good reason. They’re much more visually appealing, even striking if planned accordingly, and can add the perfect finishing touch to any home. These roofs most commonly use shingles, but can be built out of a wide range of materials. Ask your Chicago Flat Roof Company which options would be best for your property.
Flat Roofs: Most often seen in commercial roofing, flat roofs are less costly to install and more energy efficient than pitched roofs. This is due to a flat roof consisting of less material, as it covers less area, and no voids in its construction which means far less insulation required to maintain internal temperature. Flat roofs are also excellent for commercial and industrial purposes because of their innate ability to bear heavy loads. HVAC systems and other ground-based equipment can be safely placed on flat roofing if the construction methods were adequate. Flat roofs also stand up to heavy snowfalls much better than their pitched counterparts.
Chicago New Roof Construction Materials
When the time comes for new roof construction – be it commercial, residential, industrial, or otherwise – you’ll have to make a final decision on more than just what style of new roof you’d like – you’ll have to choose the materials. This is where the real details are, and paying close attention to them during the planning phase can save a lot of time, money, and frustration later on. This is also where you’ll get to show your creative side since decorative elements and color choices will be predicated on the type of material you decide to go with.
Most pitched residential roofs use asphalt shingles as their primary roofing material. Shingles are an excellent choice for many reasons, not the least of which is color. Shingles today come in a wide variety of color choices and all have an excellent track record of low-cost installation and maintenance. Chicago Flat Roof Company uses only the highest-quality shingles in every job we do, and all our products are backed by meaningful manufacturer warranties.
Metal roofing is another great option for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. It lends itself to incredible ornamentation and can be beautiful when installed correctly. Metal roofs also stand up far better to the elements than their asphalt cousins and come in just as many styles and colors. They can be more expensive, but their benefits can be seen as greater than their increased cost. They’re made from recycled materials and are themselves completely recyclable. Metal roofing is still not nearly as popular among homeowners due to its industrial-style appearance, but, with advances in fabrication and selection, it’s becoming increasingly popular year-by-year.
Why Choose Chicago Flat Roof Company?
If you’re in need of a reputable, experienced and locally-owned roofing contractor, there’s only one clear choice in Chicago and Northwest Indiana – Chicago Flat Roof Company. Our expert technicians will deliver the finest finished product without bloated costs or hidden fees. Our professional quote will be the price you pay, and our inspection process – which is free of charge – will ensure all the work needed is identified before anything is done.
Our reputation is everything to us, and we stand behind all of our work, so don’t waste time with amateurs, call us for the finest service to be found in the region. Remember, when you need new roof construction, you need Chicago Flat Roof Company. Call (312) 667-4440 today to get the inspection out of the way and we can get started giving you the roof you want and need.