Frequently Asked Questions About Our Roofing Repair Company

Do you have questions about roofing repair and other types of exterior home renovations? We understand how important it is to get the answers you need before a project begins. After all, having the right information is crucial to an informed purchasing decision – and an informed decision is one that you’ll be most happy with!

At Renowned Building Solutions, our mission is to be the most ethical and transparent roofing repair company on the market today. We accomplish this through honest communication with our customers and refusing to take shortcuts in our work. Our commitment to transparency extends to this FAQ page.

We’ve compiled answers to some of the most common questions people ask about our roofing, siding, window and gutter services. We hope you find them useful! Don’t see your question listed below? Please reach out, and we’d be happy to answer it for you!

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What areas do you serve?

We serve customers in four states: Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and North Carolina. Our service area in Northern Illinois begins at our office in McHenry and radiates throughout the entire Chicagoland region. It extends up into Southern Wisconsin to cities like Milwaukee and Madison. We also have a strong presence in Indianapolis, IN, Raleigh, NC, and the metro areas surrounding those cities.

How long have you been in the business?

Our owner, Steve Staley, founded Renowned Building Solutions in 2014. However, he had been in the industry many years prior to starting the company.

Are you licensed and insured?

Yes! We carry all necessary licenses and insurance for the services we provide and the regions we serve. We’re a licensed unlimited roofing contractor in Illinois and a licensed dwelling contractor in Wisconsin. Our work is completely bonded and includes workman’s compensation, general liability, and umbrella insurance.

What sets you apart from other roofing repair companies near me?

We’re aware of our industry’s bad reputation for scamming people and delivering low-quality work. What sets us apart is we’re constantly striving to defy those low expectations and amaze our customers with unparalleled customer service.

No other roofing and siding contractor in our region is as honest, transparent or ethical as our company. We’re completely upfront with our customers about everything we do, and we back it up with quality work done the right way every time.

We’re always happy to provide potential customers with references to check out for themselves. You can also view our portfolio on our website to see photos of past projects and read customer reviews on our testimonials page.

What types of roofing do you install and repair?

Our professional roofing repair team can install and repair many different types of residential and commercial roofing materials. The residential roofing materials include:

  • Traditional asphalt shingles
  • Wood shakes
  • Synthetic slate
  • Metal roofing

We also specialize in commercial flat roofing materials, such as:

  • TPO
  • EPDM (rubber)
  • Modified bitumen
  • And more!

We work with all the top roofing brands, including Owens Corning, Mulehide, IKO, GAF and CertainTeed. Our company is an Owens Corning Preferred Contractor and a CertainTeed Master Shingle Applicator.

What types of siding do you install?

We specialize in installing four varieties of siding:

  • Vinyl siding
  • LP SmartSide fiber board
  • JamesHardie cement board
  • Cedar siding

Each type of siding we install comes in a wide array of colors and shapes. We’ll work with you to find the style that perfectly complements your home’s design.

What types of windows do you install?

We install all types of windows, from large picture and casement frames to roof skylights and egress windows for your basement. Our product catalog has a wide range of colors, styles and sizes to choose from to match your home’s aesthetic.

Do you install seamless gutters?

Yes! Seamless gutters are the only type of gutter we would ever install on a home. This is because seamless gutters are much less likely to clog or leak than gutters with seams. We can also create them on-site to perfectly fit the dimensions of a home for incredible form and function.

How do I know if my home has been damaged by a storm?

Storm damage isn’t always immediately noticeable. Still, there are many symptoms to watch closely for after a storm. Look for torn, dented, missing, cracked or peeling shingles on your roof and water damage from leaks in your ceilings. Your siding can also display signs of damage, such as cracks, holes or peeling paint. Other signs of storm damage can include dented gutters and suddenly drafty window frames.

While it’s a good idea to be vigilant for all these symptoms, the best way to know if you have storm damage is to have your home inspected by an experienced contractor. Our team does comprehensive storm damage inspections, using drone videos and photography to document all the damage for the insurance adjuster.

Can you help with insurance claims for storm damage repairs?

Absolutely! We have licensed public adjusters on staff who will thoroughly inspect your roof. They will then meet with the insurance representative to get you the coverage you deserve. We’ve already settled more than 4,000 insurance claims for our customers and would be happy to do the same for you!

How long do roofers take to replace a roof or complete other projects?

The length of a project will depend on its type and scope. A residential roofing project for a standard-sized home takes 1-2 days. Most commercial roofing projects also take 1-2 days, though they can sometimes take weeks or months for larger buildings or apartment complexes with multiple roofs. Siding and window projects typically last no more than two days; however, getting the materials for these projects can sometimes take a while due to recent supply chain issues. We can install seamless gutters on a home in less than a day.

You’ll always receive a clear timeline for how long your project should take, and we’ll update you immediately if there are any unexpected delays.

Do you offer warranties for your work?

Yes! We provide five-year workmanship warranties. If any issues arise with our renovations, you can call us, and we’ll return to make the repairs free of charge.

How can I maintain my roof, siding, windows and gutters to extend their lifespans?

Regular maintenance is the best defense against unexpected problems popping up in your home. Some essential maintenance tasks include:

  • Keeping your roof clear of debris that can trap moisture, like leaves, branches or moss
  • Washing vinyl siding every year with a soft brush and soapy water
  • Repainting wood siding every few years to keep it sealed and protected
  • Checking your window seals to make sure they’re not letting in drafts
  • Cleaning your gutters every few months to avoid clogging and water buildup

It’s also important to keep a close eye on your roof, siding, windows and gutters to watch for signs of deterioration. Don’t ignore small problems because they’ll grow and become more expensive.

The best way to ensure this doesn’t happen is to hire our professional team for a maintenance inspection. We’ll catch hard-to-notice problems and make all necessary repairs to keep your home healthy.

Should I repair or replace my roof?

A few key factors will determine whether you need roof repair or replacement. A roof repair will suffice if you have damage or a leak in one spot and your roof is relatively new and still under warranty. However, if the damage is widespread and your roof has exceeded its life expectancy, you’ll be better off with a complete roof replacement.

How do you ensure the safety of your workers during a project?

Worker safety is of supreme importance during every project we complete. We ensure our workers’ safety by following all OSHA guidelines for construction projects. We also provide all necessary safety equipment at every job site, including hard hats, safety glasses, harnesses and more.

How soon can you start work once I sign the contract?

How soon the project can begin after you sign the roofing contract will depend on the availability of materials. Unfortunately, supply chain issues and limited product availability can sometimes cause delays before we can start. However, once we have the materials you requested, we will schedule the installation for a time that’s convenient for you and arrive on time to begin work.

How much does roofing repair cost?

The cost of a roofing repair project can vary significantly based on various factors. For example, the materials chosen, size of your roof and location are all considerations. For the most accurate cost estimate, contact Renowned Building Solutions for a free quote today.

How long should a roof repair last?

A good roof repair should last your roof’s lifetime (or remaining lifetime) as long as no accidents or storm damage happen. This means a brand-new roof could last fifty or more years. Of course, choosing the right roofing contractor and high-quality materials is crucial to ensuring your roof repair lasts a long time.

Do roofers repair flashing?

Yes! Experienced roofing contractors can repair flashing by removing the shingles to expose it, then fixing the issue. Replacing the flashing is sometimes part of getting a whole new roof, but it isn’t necessary other times.

Can you get roof repair after solar panels?

Technically, the answer is yes. But it does complicate the process a bit. If your roof has solar panels, you’ll need to have them removed before the roofing repair and reinstalled after the project. Generally, the company you leased or purchased the solar panels from will handle this before the contractors begin work.

Can professional contractors repair my garage roof?

Yes! Professional contractors are actually the best choice to repair your garage roof. Like the rest of your home, you may need to repair or replace your garage roof depending on how extensive the damage or deterioration is.

Our Roofing and Siding Company is Here to Serve You!

We hope this page has answered all your burning questions about your exterior home renovation needs. If you have further questions, please call or message us on Facebook. We look forward to providing the transparent and ethical service you should expect from a professional roofing and siding company!