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Reasons For A New Roof


Reasons You Might Need A New Roof

Sometimes the need for a new roof is crystal clear to the naked eye. Sometimes, the reasons are harder to spot, like with storm damage that can take weeks or years to reveal itself. And, sometimes, a new roof might be in order that has nothing to do with damage. No matter why, the decision to get a new roof is always a big one. Roof replacement or installation represents a major investment for homeowners. The proper roofing also significantly impacts appearances, home value and over all function of the house.

Do you own a house that you rent out? Are you thinking of putting your home up for sale? Is your present roof twenty years old or older? Stay Dry Roofing recommends that you get a roof inspection to check for potential damages. This is the first step in determining if you need a new roof replacement or just repairs. Some of the things to look for that can help you determine if a new roof is what you need include:

  • Shingling that is missing, has tears or are broken
  • Any shingles that are cupped or curled on the edges
  • Thick mold or moss that has grown over large areas of the roof
  • Shingles that have gone “bald,” with substantial loss of their granule coating
  • Numerous leaks coming through the roof
  • The roof’s sheathing is soft and rotten

Roof replacement at the right time is crucial. When you wait too long, problems can increase and the cost is far more likely to go up than stay the same. A JnJ Restoration Roofing inspection is geared to learning exactly what your roof needs, not what it doesn’t need, whether that’s repairs, maintenance or a new roof. As a family owned, locally operated business we value our place in the Greater Chicago Area and surrounding suburbs. That means we will never try to up-sell you on services or products you don’t need.


Storm damage to roofing can manifest in many ways. Wind storms can tear shingling away, leaving bare patches that must be re-roofed. High winds can throw large debris like heavy branches, or even complete trees, across roofs. Hail damage may sometimes appear to be just a few dimples in your shingling. But heavy hail can crack the underlying sheathing, punch holes through the shingles, shatter skylights, damage vents and more. The kind of damage storms can cause to the “bones” of a roof, its basic structure, should not be underestimated. A good roof inspection after a major storm is the best way to learn exactly what your roof may need, helping you prevent far more costly repairs down the road.

Hail Damage

Hail Damage to a roof is defined as damage to roofing as a diminution of water-shedding capability or a reduction in the expected long-term life of the roofing material. Specifically defined, functional hail damage causes splits to cedar shakes and damage to asphalt shingles as punctures, tears, or fractures (bruises) in the shingle mats.
Hail can damage Cedar Shakes & Shingles when even as small as quarter size. Depending on variables such as hardness and wind speeds these stones can fly at speeds in excess of 150 mph. When falling in such fashion, depending on the age of the roof and size of the hail typical Shakes & Shingle hold little resistance. Hail will also cause damage to other exterior fixtures around a property such as siding, gutters, window screens, painted fences, fascia, ac units, mail boxes, shrubbery and any and all things in the path of these destructive stones.


When wind passes over and around a building, it generates inward and outward pressures on the walls and inward or outward (uplift) pressures on the roofs. Inward (positive) pressures are generated on the windward side of the building as the wind blows against a wall or roof surface such as a steep or semi steep roof. This positive pressure can lead to damage shingles, lifting the tabs so that the pressure can get under the tab/shake. Ridge caps can be blown off and entire sections of shingles can be lifted and or bent/creased before laying back down to lay flat on the roof again


When you’re faced with hail damage, you have enough to worry about. Rather than adding the hassle of insurance claims to your already-full plate, leave it to the team members at JnJ Restoration.

Since 2010, we’ve been the handling exterior remodeling projects and insurance claims throughout Greater Chicago. We can serve as your professional insurance liaison during this challenging time, no matter the size or scope of your project. We’ll work directly with your insurance company to make sure you get hail damage repairs that are up to your Chicago Suburb’s code.

Put Your Hail Damage Insurance Claims in Expert Hands

If you’ve experienced hail damage in Chicagoland, the first step is to call the restoration experts at JnJ Roofing. We maintain an internal insurance estimating department that specializes in wind and hail damage. As a result, we’re able to provide timely, caring support from start to finish:

  • Free Inspection: Before we inspect your home or even think about specific repairs, we’ll meet with you to make sure you fully understand the insurance restoration process. We’ll be there to answer any questions you might have.
  • Property Inspection: After we’ve met with you, one of our local hail damage restoration experts will analyze your property from the chimney to the foundation. We’ll also write up a full exterior report and analysis.
  • Assessment: We will document your property in detail to generate the proper records for insurance build back process. We send out an insurance adjuster,every time.
  • Adjustment: We’ve formed a relationship with a majority of the nation’s leading insurance companies, thus making this a stress-free process. We will meet with the adjuster onsite to ensure that all necessary repairs are done to today’s strict building codes and compliant with manufacturers specifications.

Facing Hail Damage in Your Greater Chicago Home or Office Building? Call Now for a Free Insurance Restoration Inspection

Even if your hail damage seems relatively insignificant, it’s essential to get it taken care of as quickly as possible—so contact JnJ Restoration now! We’re an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor. This title is is not held by many Chicago Roofing Contractors!! We have all the training required to handle both expert repairs and hassle-free insurance claims for storm restoration. Call our Chicago hail damage team or fill out our online form to get started with your assessment and quote today.

Do You Need Help With The Insurance Process?  JnJ Restoration Will Help You at No Cost To You!


Insurance claims process: A JnJ Restorations  Project Manager will conduct an inspection of your house to determine the extent of the damage to your roof, exterior walls, gutters, windows, and the interior of your home.

If we determine that there is sufficient damage to warrant opening an insurance claim we will ask you to call your insurance company to initiate a claim. (Unfortunately, insurance companies do not allow us to do this for you.)

Once you have an insurance claim number, we will work with both you and the insurance company to schedule an adjustment of your home – if there is any interior leaking or damage you will have to be there, otherwise we can meet with them on your behalf.

JnJ Restoration Project Manager will meet with the adjuster and point out all of the damage. If the adjuster agrees with our inspection and estimate, we will notify you immediately. If they disagree or refuse to pay for everything we feel you are entitled to, we will still notify you immediately. We will then request that a different adjuster re-inspect your house. If they still refuse to pay you what we honestly feel you are entitled to, we can have a 3rd party arbitrator inspect your house to verify all estimates for accuracy and fair market pricing. Once again, you are kept informed throughout the process.

Once we receive word that your insurance company is paying for the damage, you and your JnJ Restoration Project Manager can then pick out appropriate building materials and colors. Our representative will collect the insurance excess, which is typically $500.00. This is your only out-of-pocket expense. This will allow us to get the job formally contracted with correct orders, colors, materials while you are waiting on receipt of your cash settlement from your insurance carrier. This will speed up the restoration process so we are not waiting weeks for cash settlement to begin ordering materials for your job. Our goal is to get your property restored quickly and we will start that process even before you have received your cash settlement so we can get you back to normal as quickly as possible.

All paperwork will be scanned into our internal system and we will put in any formal requests for variances that are needed on your insurance claim. Variances are often left off the insurance companies’ initial estimate until we send them the required documentation.

Next, your JnJ Restoration Project Manager will place the order for the materials needed to replace the damaged areas with our production office.

When the materials are delivered, the JnJ Restorations Project Manager will do a thorough inspection and make sure that all of the materials delivered are the right colors, and that everything is correct. Also at that time, our representative will collect any funds that you have received from the insurance company (unless it was paid to us already). On the day of construction, one of our Project Managers will be at your home to meet with the crews and get them started.

Once your project is completed, you and the JnJ Restoration Project Manager will go over the Inspection Checklist together, point by point, to confirm that everything has been completed to your satisfaction.


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    Nino Divanovic

    I absolutely recommend JnJ! They replaced my roof, and they were very professional, accommodating  and fast. There were no hidden fees and it was an extremely easy process to install our roof in the Chicago Suburbs.  Mike was so great to work with on our roofing project, and he would answer calls/texts, when I had some questions, even in the evening hours.

    Alice S. Roofing Installation Glenview, IL 60026

    We needed our roof done fast because of the storm damage to our roof in Glenview on the Northshore of Chicago. JnJ Restoration roofing and siding is the best value because they came right out, assessed the hail damage to our roof and siding, and then completed the roofing work in 3 days. Great quality roofing slate shingles from DaVinci ! We get so many compliments from our neighbors in Glenview, roofing will never be easier for you! We recommend JnJ Restoration for roofing and siding to anyone in Chicago’s Suburbs!” -Tom W.

    Ben O. Roofing Installation North Shore Chicago

    The owner of roofing company in Evanston, JnJ Restoration, Jason, is extremely personable, attentive, and professional.   His roofing installation company does terrific work and I would not hesitate to hire him again!

    Esther Anca

    Thank you JNJ and your Roofing Team, you did an amazing job on my Roof, very clean professional and on time! I highly recommend JNJ for all your roofing needs!


    Danny Johnston

    Great customer service and follow up on our roofing installation in the Chicago Suburbs. We recommend JnJ Roofing!

    Peter K

    Best in the business. Jason and staff were not only professional, but very knowledgeable. We had a pretty bad hail storm which caused some leaks in a building I manage. They came out, gave me a very fair price and got the work done very clean and very fast. They were also very kind and patient to educate me on everything I needed to know about my situation.

    Jay T. – DaVinci Roof Installation DuPage County, IL

    JnJ Restoration roofing and siding company in Glen Ellyn made the DaVinci roof installation process on our house easy and seamlessly smooth! Jason, the owner of JnJ Restoration came out and did our roof replacement quote in Glen Ellyn, IL, was polite and courteous and always on time throughout the process. His roofing installation company crew was respectful of our neighbors, finished when the contractor crew chief said they would and cleaned up after the roof job site everyday. We also get many compliments on our DaVinci Roofing Shingles, Chicago’s best roof option, in my opinion.
    If you are looking for a new roof installation in Chicagoland, JnJ Restoration comes highly recommended! Next year we plan on doing a new vinyl siding installation to match our new roofing by JnJ Restoration. Overall, I would say JnJ Restoration is the best roofing company in Chicagoland, or at least Chicago’s West Suburbs!

    Jill G.

    We found JnJ Restoration to be reliable, prompt, friendly and reasonable priced for our roofing installation.

    They worked on our roof clean and really fast, but did a great job (not rushed).  Recommended for contracting needs!