Downers Grove Roof Repair, Replacements & Inspections
With either rain, snow, sleet or hail hitting an average of 72 days per year, and temperatures that range from 16º to 84º, life as a roof in Downers Grove can be especially difficult.
That’s why Main Street GC Inc, a reputable contractor with years of experience handling the harsh DuPage County climate, is standing by to help with any roofing needs you may have.
Need help? We offer these services:
- Roof inspections – The National Roofing Contractors Association (link) recommends annual roof inspections in the spring and fall to protect against signs of wear and tear that can develop into bigger problems if left unchecked.
- Roof repairs – If you notice leaks, water spots or missing shingles, please give us a call. It’s important to resolve minor issues before they have a chance to develop into bigger problems (black mold, rotting wood).
- Roof replacements – A new roof can add value to your home and give you peace of mind for years to come.
- Hail/storm damage repair – Storm damage happens. So in the unlucky event that your roof is damaged, we can help navigate claims with insurance to get your home back to it’s former glory as quickly as possible.
“Main Street installed a new roof on my home in May 1, 2018. I was home at the time and observed the installation from start to finish. The installation was done quickly and very professionally. We are more than 100% satisfied with the new roof and the ease of working with Scott, the owner of the company. I have HIGHLY recommended Main Street General Contractors to my neighbors, and would do so to anyone who needs a new roof.” – George and Debra L. (Local resident)
As time goes by, your roof will start showing signs of age. Roof leaks here and there, missing or cracked shingles, a sagging roof deck, are all signs that your roof needs attention. But, how do you decide if you need a repair or replacement? Replacements are a bigger project and more costly, but sometimes a repair may not cut it. You certainly don’t want to wait too long before replacing it, but you also want to get the most out of your existing roof. To help you make an informed choice, we’ll discuss how to determine what’s right for you.
What does roofing cost in Downers Grove IL?
Note: the final costs of roofing services depends on a number of factors, so these figures are just meant to serve as a guideline.
If you suspect that your roof has sustained damage, getting a roof inspection is an essential step for assessing the extent of the damage. For a typical roof inspection, costs range from free to around $1,000. Factors that affect the cost are, the company providing the inspection, the complexity of your roof, the materials, and the extent of the inspection.
If a repair is needed, expect to pay between $250-$1,000 for small repairs. However, costs can run up to $4,000 depending on a variety of factors such as materials and the size of the project. If it’s time for a replacement, expect to pay an average of around $5,000 to $10,000. Costs can go as high as $15,000 depending on materials, the shape and size of the roof, and the difficulties of disposing of the existing roof.
Since every Downers Grove project is different, the actual costs of inspections, repairs, and replacements vary. Even though there are average prices that can give you a rough idea of how your project will cost, it would be best to contact someone for an estimate.
Should you inspect, repair, or replace your Downers Grove roof?
As mentioned earlier, your roof is exposed to damages as time goes on. Even though modern roofs are built to withstand the elements, they are still susceptible to damage. Hail, snowstorms, and severe rain and wind can have a huge effect on the condition of your roof. Inspections can help detect minor problems before they graduate into bigger problems. Roofing inspections should be done at least once a year and after any major storm or natural disaster.
Moving to the Next Step: Repairs or a Full Replacement?
Making the right choice between a repair or replacement is very important. Repairing a roof that needs a full replacement may end up costing more in the long run. Conversely, replacing a roof that needs only minor repairs may cost you unnecessarily. Here are some of the factors that will help you make the right choice:
The current condition – Does your roof show signs of damage and if so, what’s the extent of the damage? If the roof has minor damage, then a repair is easy and less costly. However, if the roof has suffered extensive damage, such as multiple leaks, or missing shingles, then a replacement may be necessary. Other signs indicating that you may need a replacement are water stains, wet spots on walls, peeling of paint, and dark areas on the ceiling.
Age of your roof – On average, an asphalt roof can last 20 to 30 years, if it’s maintained properly. If you know your roof is getting old, and you are seeing signs of damage, then it may be time for a replacement.
“Main Street General Contractors was an absolute delight to work with. They came to the house to replace the roof and siding. Showed up on time and kept the yard and house neat. The guys were all very willing to discuss any questions that I might have had and were all very courteous. The work was completed on time and they did an outstanding job. We are extremely happy with the workmanship. I will recommend Main Street to everyone I can.” – Christopher B. (Chicago Area homeowner)
Are general repairs or replacements covered by insurance?
Note: Your insurance policy may differ so please keep that in mind. It’s best to contact your insurance company directly to find out if your repair or replacement is covered.
Most insurance service providers cover damage from natural disasters like storms, hurricanes, and tornadoes. For specific details, please contact your insurance provider.
“They helped me with all paper work telephone calls appointment with insurance company I was very happy with their work and the way they handled I give fiver star rating.” – Govind Patel (Chicagoland)
Step 1: Decide if you’d like an inspection, repair or replacement.
Step 3: Speak with a friendly staff member to schedule your job.
Step 4: Get your damages fixed or your new roof installed, & enjoy the peace of worry free protection!
Not in the 60515/60516 area? Main Street GC Inc serves neighboring communities as well.