Rogers Roofing Siding and Windows – With the amount of snow that is being predicted we are going to have our crews available to remove excessive snow from roofs. Please call our office at 773-768-3022 or 219-933-9145 or if there is an emergency call 219-313-2771
Holiday wishes to all. Take advantage of this end of the year sale. Holiday savings good through January 31, 2011 on roofing, siding, windows, gutters, fascia and soffit. Call Rogers Roofing Siding and Windows at 773/768-3022 or 219/933-9145. See coupon for details.Holiday Sale Coupon
Check out these savings: 10% off 30-yr roofing system; 15% off 40 yr. roofing system; 20% off 50 yr. and lifetime roofing system; 15% off all other services including fascia, soffit, gutters, siding and windows. Offer ends July 31, 2010. Offers cannot be used with any other offers. Call us for a free estimate, 773-768-3022, serving the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana areas.Rogers Roofing Coupon
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Replacement Windows Will Save You Money
Older single-pane windows are not energy efficient. They do not hold in either heat or cold and they let an enormous amount of outdoor air into the interior of your home. The U.S. Department of Energy indicates that 40% of your annual heating and cooling bill can be affected by your windows. Double-pane vinyl replacement windows are much more energy efficient and can save you hundreds of dollars each year in energy costs.
Additionally, single-pane windows have a tendency to allow moisture and condensation to build up on the inside of the window and the frame. This moisture can seep into your walls and cause mold, mildew and wall damage. Double-pane replacement windows keep moisture out and won’t leak, preventing any interior damage that can be costly to repair. Plus, many utility companies offer rebates and energy incentives to customers who replace old inefficient windows with energy efficient replacement windows.
Replacement Windows Mean a More Comfortable Home
Have you ever been to an old farmhouse in the winter? They’re charming and cozy looking on the outside, but cold and drafty on the inside. This is because of their old single-pane windows. Replacement windows that have two panes of glass keep the temperature in your home even, without drafts.
Old windows can also allow in moisture that can frost over adding to the cold on the interior of the windows and often causing the windows to freeze shut in the winter. When an old window freezes shut it’s very difficult to free it without causing damage to the relatively fragile single pane of glass and delicate frame. Vinyl replacement windows are sturdy and run smoothly for years.
In the summer, old windows allow the heat in and let the cool out which takes away from the comfort of your home. Replacement windows with double panes of glass can prevent these problems. What’s more, replacement windows act as sound insulation, blocking exterior noise and creating a quiet, peaceful interior.
Replacement Windows Look Great!
New vinyl replacement windows come in such a wide variety it’s easy to find the right style for your home. A good window contractor can show you an assortment of choices that will work for your project.
There’s no reason to be concerned about replacing old windows and losing the charm or original design of your home. Replacement windows are available in such a wide array that most older window styles can easily be matched. From a small bathroom window to a beautiful bay window, there is a replacement window for any room.
Replacement windows can really improve the overall appearance of your home. The glass is clearer and the windows are often larger than the old single-pane variety which allows more light into your living space. New windows can also enhance the exterior of your home adding a more refined look.
Rogers Roofing is giving away $100 gift cards to first 100 callers who schedule a free estimate with us. Call us at 773-768-3022 to take advantage of this savings. This gift card can be applied to any service with Rogers Roofing.
What Are Ice Dams?
Ice dams are formed when heat from the inside of a home escapes into the attic and warms
the roof decking during the winter. This heat, combined with heat from the sun, can melt snow
on the roof. Melting snow on the upper roof and in the valleys then runs down toward the
eaves as water. When it reaches the cold eaves and gutters it refreezes. The continual thaw and
re-freeze process creates ice dams. The result is water backing up under the roof shingles or
behind fascia boards where it can soak through the roof decking or wall sheathing, causing
damage to attics, ceilings and walls.
Ice Dam Defense
There are three ways to defend against the damage ice dams cause: insulation, ventilation and water-proofing shingle underlayment. All three work together. Insulation keeps heat from escaping from your home’s living space into your attic. Ventilation removes the heat and helps keep the roof deck evenly cool to help prevent snow from melting on the roof. Finally, waterproofing shingle underlayment, such as WinterGuard,™ is laid across the roof before roof shingles are applied. WinterGuard is warranted against leaks from dams that do form on the roof.
With existing roofs, waterproofing shingle underlayment is only an option if you remove the existing shingles or are building a new addition. Regardless, increasing the insulation R-value in the attic is always possible and ventilation can usually be added to your attic easily.
An attic insulated to today’s energy standards with fiber glass insulation minimizes heat escape
through the ceiling, virtually eliminating the possibility of snow melting and refreezing at the
base of the roof.
If your home was built before 1980, chances are it needs more attic insulation. The amount of
insulation your house should have will vary depending on where you live, how your house is
built and many other factors including your lifestyle. Insulation levels are recommended by geographic zones and are stated in R-values. R-value is the resistance to heat flow of a material. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power.
The second thing to look for in your attic is the amount of ventilation that you have. It is important to have ventilation in the attic so any heat lost from the interior of the home is drawn up and out of the attic. Adequate attic ventilation will help the roof deck stay cool. Another benefit of having your attic ventilated is that it allows for moisture that rises into the attic from things such as bathing, cooking and the laundry to escape. Unchecked moisture can promote mold, mildew, and wood rot.
There are two common ways to ensure that excess moisture or heat can escape to the outside. One way is to use a power or mechanical ventilation system. The other way is through a natural, or static, ventilation system. A power ventilator is an electric powered fan installed at the roof or gable that runs by a thermostat or humidistat when the attic needs ventilation. Natural or static ventilation systems consist of simple vent or covered openings in your attic. These are typically ridge vents, gable, eave, or roof vents. Many ventilation experts agree that externally baffled ridge vents combined with vented soffits are a very effective method for ventilating an attic.
Where older construction doesn’t permit ridge and soffit ventilation, powered fans can be
a good alternative.
A properly designed ventilation system must have both intake vents in the soffit or in the eaves at
the lower part of the attic, as well as exhaust ventilation, such as ridge vents, high in the attic
at or near the ridge.
Cooler, dryer outside air typically enters through eave vents near the attic floor, forcing existing
moisture-laden or heated air out through vents placed high on the roof or gable.
By ensuring proper insulation and ventilation, you will run less risk of the formation of ice dams,
and you will substantially reduce the likelihood of damaging your attic components.
If you are building a new home, or reroofing an older home, you should also insist that
waterproofing shingle underlayment be installed before your roof shingles are applied. As
mentioned earlier, it is completely resistant to water and, as such, is a critical last line of defense against leaks, preventing backed up water from getting into your home wherever it is applied.
CertainTeedWinterGuardTM is warranted to prevent water penetration for the warranted life of the
new asphalt shingles applied over it (up to a maximum of 50 years). While shingle underlayment does not prevent the formation of ice dams, it will prevent backed up water from getting into the
house. Discuss shingle underlayment placement with your builder or contractor. However, as a
guide, CertainTeed recommends that it be applied:
- Under metal flashing and counter flashing at roof penetrations, sidewalls, etc.
- In areas where roof pitches change, in valleys and around chimneys.
- Along the eaves and at short cornice projections.
Contact Rogers Roofing for a free estimate. Call 773-768-3022 – Illinois or 219-933-9145 – Indiana.
Rogers Roofing offers snow removal on flat roofs this winter season. Our crews are working during the winter season. Please contact us at 773-768-3022 or 219-933-9145. Call for a free estimate. Vist our website www.rogersroofing.com.
Have you cleaned your gutters this year? If not, now’s the time before the winter comes bursting in. Gutters and downspouts need to be clear of debris to do their job. SAFETY FIRST; You’re better off hiring a professional contractor do to this service for you. Please give us a call.