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Components of a Residential Roof System

There’s a lot more to the roof of your home than what meets the eye. Hidden from sight are layers of materials that are critically important to the integrity and stability of your roofing system. Every component of a residential roof does its part to keep you and your...

How Long Does a Residential Roof Last?

No matter how good you roof is, it won’t last forever. Eventually, every roof will need to be replaced. There are several signs you might need a new roof—from damaged or missing shingles to mysterious stains on your ceiling—but knowing how long your roof should last...

Types of Residential Roofs

When it’s time to replace your current roof or install a roof on a new home, it can be easy to get overwhelmed with all the options on the market. How do you decide which type of residential roof is right for you? At Champion Roofing, we have 30 years of experience...

How to Maintain Your Roof During the Summer

Summertime can be pretty challenging for your roof. While the hot sun is one of the biggest problems, there are also heavy rains, high winds, and hail damage that can potentially endanger the integrity of your roof. As the days become hotter, it would be great to take...

Pros and Cons of Clay Tile Roofing

When it comes to replacing an old roof (due to old age or damage), you should always do your homework on comparing different types of installation techniques and products. The type of installation we’ll discuss here at Champion Roofing is clay tile. This type of...

Signs You Might Need a New Roof

Your roof protects your home, and it will need to be replaced when it needs more than a few repairs. You should replace your roof before it completely fails. Here are a few signs that you need a new roof. Old Age Your roof may need to be replaced if it is more than 20...

Pros & Cons of Terracotta Roofing

Today, fashionable homes around the world frequently display eye-catching Terracotta roofs. Essentially, this type of tile consists of earth-fired clay. Manufacturers furnish sufficient heat over extended periods of time to create a fused, watertight surface. In many...

Common Types of Damage to Commercial Roofs

Protecting your commercial roof is imperative to your business. If your roof becomes damaged in any kind of way, it could lead to leaks. If you have leaks in your business, this could cause damage not only to your building, but any items you sell. There are several...

Common Winter Roofing Problems

Wintertime is a hazardous period for the roof. Issues such as moisture buildup, icicles, rodents, leaks, and tree overgrowth damage the roof without the homeowner's awareness until it is too late. Moisture: Moisture builds when the heated air from the house rises and...

Commercial Roofing In Chicago

Chicago winters can be brutal. Frigid temperatures, icy precipitation, and unforgiving, whopping breezes and wind chills are commonplace. Any of these conditions could result in rapid deterioration of a home's roof. Roofing Problems Winter Weather May Cause Typically,...

Roof Repair For Museums

Regardless of the construction, roofs are key exterior features. However, these vital coverings are especially critical in reference to museums and historical buildings. Therefore, repair on such entities often present unique challenges and should be executed by a...

What does a Roofing Inspection consist of?

Roofing inspections are absolutely essential to the long-term health of your roof. The more that your roof is exposed to heavy weather, such as snow and frigid temperatures or high winds and hail, the greater the need for timely roofing inspections. Because heavy...

Signs You Need a New Roof

Your home has several critical structures that require attention over the years, including the foundation, walls and rooftop. In fact, the roof is one of the most complex parts of any home. It's tough for decades, but it does exhibit specific decline at some point....

Winterizing a Commercial Roof

Winter is quickly approaching, so you want to make sure that your commercial roof is ready for the cold, ice and snow. If you do not winterize your roof now, you could end up with leaks and face expensive repairs. The Risks of Winter Wintertime brings a wide variety...

Clay Tile Roofing

Clay tiles are one of the most popular types of roofing materials. They've been around for over a hundred years, and most property owners prefer this type of tiles for various reasons. Initially, clay tiles came from products such as terra cotta, fired clay, or slate....

Pros & Cons Of Slate Roofing

Individuals looking at homes to purchase may notice that a large percentage of homes will have asphalt shingles. In fact, the majority of home roofs will have this type of shingle added. However, popularity isn't everything when it comes to roof shingles; it's simply...

4 Types of Roofs

Roofing plays an integral role other than just protecting room occupants from harsh weather conditions. The top also focuses on complementing the house design and increasing the aesthetic appeal of the house. When building your home, there are various designs and roof...

How to Extend the Life of a Commercial roof

Being able to understand how you can make sure your commercial roof lifespan as long as possible comes with understanding the issues that face your roof. There are a variety of ways that your roof can either be impacted externally or have internal problems that can...

Types of Roof Vents

The days of naturally ventilating homes are of the past. Natural ventilation did not consider several factors, including moisture in the air. Homes nowadays are air-sealed for energy efficiency. So, natural ventilation becomes quite ineffective in such homes. There...

COVID-19 Update

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) To all of our customers, According to the Governor’s stay-at-home policy, Champion Roofing is an essential business which means we are open for business. Champion Roofing is taking steps to combat the Covid-19 virus. We are following the...

5 Common Winter Roofing Problems

The winter brings rain, snow and ice, all of which cause problems for roofs throughout the season. Preparing for winter now will help to prevent unnecessary work and problems maintaining your home later. Before you start thinking about salting your driveway and...

How to Winterize a Commercial Roof

Summer is finally over, and as the winter approaches, you have to think about your commercial property's condition, especially the roof. Winter is one of the highly unpredictable seasons of the year. There will be snow and ice, and you are not sure how much it will be...

Types of Asphalt Roof Shingles

Asphalt shingles are commonly used for residential roofing. Asphalt shingles are relatively inexpensive and quick to install. They are also durable and of high quality. They have different attributes and types and can withstand harsh weather conditions in different...

4 Signs That Your Tar & Gravel Roof Requires Repair

As a building owner, you must ensure that your structures are in proper condition. If you notice something wrong with your property, you need to rectify it immediately to prevent further costly damages or accidents. For instance, once you realize that the tar and...

What Is A Built-Up Roofing System?

Built-up roofing is a type of roofing material that is used on low-slope roofs. It is made up of layers of bitumen and reinforcing fabric. Built-up roofing, or BUR, is preferred for flat roofs because it creates a sealed surface. Types of BUR Roofing BUR roofing is...

Pros & Cons of Metal Roofing

One of the most important aspects of your home is the roof. Not only is it important for aesthetic purposes, but it can also save you from having additional problems such as water coming into your home and causing mold. However, every couple of years, you're going to...

Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

Why is this type of foam roofing ideal for industrial, commercial, construction, and residential facilities that want a long-lasting, efficient, energy-saving, environmentally-friendly, and economic option? Roofing contractors want to use the highest-quality materials...

Single-Ply Membrane Roofing

Single-ply roofing has become the preferred option for companies building properties with flat or low-sloped roofs. They are factory manufactured polymer-based membranes or sheets connected through joints to form a roof, thereby reducing over 80% of on-site labor and...

How to Choose a Commercial Roofing Contractor

Roofing is one of the critical aspects of construction projects. Whether you need a fresh installation or repairs for an already existing roof, the key point of concern should be getting the right contractor. A badly done roofing installation poses a high-risk hazard...

Flat Roof Installation and Repair

Flat roofs are very common in commercial and industrial buildings. If you need installation for a flat roof, choosing the right contractor that works with you from conceptualization to completion will give your building the look and strength it deserves. Single-ply...

Commercial Roof Repair and Damage

Keeping a commercial structure in check involves all sorts of considerations. It calls for keeping your roofing system in check, too. Commercial properties are like all others in that they have to keep employees, customers and clients alike safe and secure. If you...