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Roof Maintenance Services



Roof maintenance services
Roof maintenance services
Roof maintenance services

At Knickerbocker Roofing and Paving Co. Inc., we know maintenance is the best method of extending a roof’s life. With our comprehensive roof maintenance services, we provide rapid repairs and reduce the need for roof replacements.

Why Is Roof Maintenance Important?

Roof systems are the most vulnerable part of a building’s exterior. They can be heavily impacted by the harsh weather conditions with which they often come in contact, such as:

  • Wind
  • Rain
  • Ultraviolet radiation
  • Sleet
  • Hail
  • Snow

Regular roofing maintenance extends a roof’s life span by identifying smaller problems before they turn into larger problems. Identifying and repairing any roof issues early will also keep the roof system in watertight condition. 

If left unchecked, roof issues can cause expensive, long-term damage that will result in the need for a full roof replacement. In comparison, regular maintenance, repairs, and restoration cost thousands of dollars less.

Over the span of 30 years, a good roof maintenance program can save up to 50% when compared to the costs of fully replacing the roof system every 15 to 20 years. Roof maintenance programs are also tax deductible as an operating expense for businesses, thus providing even more cost savings.

How to Maintain a Roof

There is no such thing as a minor roof issue—when ignored, even the most seemingly minor issue can turn into a major problem.

Regularly clearing drains and cleaning gutters helps to prevent storm drain backups and leaks. To maintain the integrity of the roof system, avoid walking on the roof unless appropriate walkpads or walkways are installed. Additionally, regularly check that the roof equipment, such as commercial heating and air cooling systems, is functioning properly.

Keeping tree branches trimmed is an important step in roof maintenance. During inclement weather, it is easy for a heavy branch to fall and cause significant roof damage. Trees also make it easier for animals to access the roof, which can pose its own set of unique problems.

Utilize the services of a professional roofing contractor to inspect and repair to prevent failings in the flashings or field of your roof system. This can prevent leaks before they are detected inside the building.

Best Practices for a Roof Maintenance Program

roof maintenance services chicagoThree major practices ensure the proper maintenance of a roof system:

  • Preventative maintenance
  • Scheduled maintenance
  • Inspections following severe weather

Preventative maintenance can help catch problems before they turn into serious issues, thus ensuring the longevity of the roof system. For best results, follow the guidelines set by roofing materials manufacturers.

Similarly, regularly scheduled maintenance helps to avoid major issues and is an excellent opportunity to perform necessary repairs before any problem gets worse. The ideal interval between routine roof maintenance and inspections is approximately six months to a year. In unusual cases, however, certain conditions may necessitate more frequent inspections.

Finally, scheduling an inspection following inclement weather and as soon as it is safe to do so is the best way to catch any problems.

Roof Maintenance Services by Knickerbocker Roofing

At Knickerbocker Roofing, we offer a number of comprehensive roof maintenance plans designed to fit any budget. We provide emergency repair services and 24-hour responses, and we work with our customers individually to set up annual, semi-annual, or per-project contracts.

After inspection, we provide detailed written reports with photos of any problem areas. We also offer roof coating services and photo documentation of all repairs. We are certified by all major roofing system manufacturers, and can be trusted to furnish and install all of their roofing systems. To learn more, contact us or request your quote today.

Small Projects

Knickerbocker Roofing is a full service roofing contractor capable of successfully completing any small project on your roof:

  • Skylights
  • Gutters
  • Roof hatches
  • Sheet metal finishing
  • Roof anchors and safety equipment
  • Roof curbs for HVAC equipment
  • Metal roof repairs and restorations
  • Roof coating
  • Steep slope repairs and slate & tile
  • Roof Maintenance Programs

Our Service Division staff can be contacted directly to schedule a free roof evaluation and provide a proposal for a maintenance program:

Jeff Justice, Service Manager (708) 932-8599
Steve Dreibelbis (708) 516-7771
Amber Lochner, Administrative Assistant (708) 339-1640



Example Roof Maintenance Projects


Roof Maintenance Capabilities

Roof Maintenance and Service   Annual, semi-annual agreements
Service   24 Hour Service
Leak repairs
Processes   Reseal open joints
Touch up coatings
Re-secure loose flashing
Clean roof drains and gutters
Re-secure drain ring bolts and strainers
Replace deficient sealants
Inspect sheet metal flashing
Remove debris
Repair tears, splits and punctures in membrane
Reseal pitch pans
Repair damage by others
Issue a written report with pictures
Quality   Guarantee repairs
Certified to make repair
Maintain manufacturer's warranty
Region   Chicagoland suburbs
Northern Illinois
Northwest Indiana
Southeast Wisconsin
100 mile radius from Chicago

Additional Information

Industries Served  
Property management
Intended Applications  
Nursing homes
Extended living
School districts
Park districts
Government organizations
Associations   Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA)
National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)
Association of Subcontractors & Affiliates (ASA)
Midwest Roofing Contractors Association (MRCA)
National Slate Association (NSA)
Tile Roofing Institute