The 8 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Roofing & Roof Repair

installation of berkshire premium shingles, a brand included in 1 of the 8 most frequently asked questions about roofing and roof repair

As a top roofing contractor in Northern Illinois and the Chicago area, we frequently hear questions from our customers. That’s understandable. It’s a significant investment. Below are some of the answers that we provide. You can also look at our roofing pages to get a sense of who we are, and how we can help you get the best roof possible for your home or business.

Is There A Warranty For My New Roof?

We help our clients select the highest-quality roofing products on the market and we stand behind the work that we do. Our roofs hold durable even during the harsh Illinois winters. That is why they are all backed by our 10-year Workmanship Warranty.

How Much “Life” Does The Current Roof Have?

This answer can depend on the individual circumstances, but it is important to address issues with your roof as they come up, because those issues can lead to further damage. When your roof is curled or leaking, it can lead to excess moisture, which then can lead to mold. The idea is to hopefully complete the new roof before there are further damages that need to be addressed.

How Long Have You Been In Business?”

FTC Oury Group was founded in 1982 under the name Oury Roofing. A merger between Oury Roofing and FTC Construction occurred in 2017.

Are We Licensed, Bonded, And Insured?

Yes, FTC is licensed, bonded, and insured for residential and commercial roofing projects, repairs, and renovations. Our roofing license is #104016962. We are also A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau, and an Owens Corning Preferred Contractor.

What Roof Product Brands Does FTC Oury Group Recommend?

FTC has carefully selected the roofing products that we work with to ensure that we’ll provide the highest quality, and most durable product possible. These products include Owens Corning, GAF, and Henry Roof Coatings. For residential shingles we’ll use Berkshire Premium Shingles and Trudefinition Duration. On commercial properties, we specialize in EPDM roof coating systems, commercial roof maintenance, and flat roof repair.

When Is The Best Time To Replace My Roof?

As we mention on our roof repair page, the best time to replace your roof is when the sun is shining. The point is you don’t want to wait for a small problem to become a big problem.

Is A New Roof A Good Investment?

A new roof offers great perks for residents whether you are looking to sell or remain in your home for years to come. It can certainly increase the curb appeal to your home by giving it a fresh new look. It can also reduce energy bill by better insulating your family from the summer heat and the winter cold. A high-quality roof can also prevent ice dams, mold, or other potential damage that comes when the old roof ages or wears down.

What Will A New Roof Do For My Energy Bills?

The roof is certainly a core element to an energy efficient home, which can lead to energy savings, as mentioned above. This also depends on how old the previous roof was, and how that roof performed. But with quality materials and proper ventilation, you should see a drop in energy bills.