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Martin Exteriors Named Best Roofing Contractor & Best Siding Contractor in Northern Illinois

We are thrilled to announce that we’ve received two What Rocks Awards this year!

Martin Exteriors was named the Best Roofing Contractor and Best Siding Contractor by the Rockford Register Star. This is the second year in a row that we’ve been named the Best Roofing Contractor in Northern Illinois.

The Rockford Register Star readers nominated and voted for us at 2021 What Rocks Awards, an event that celebrates the best businesses and services in the Rock Valley region. Seeing as there are more than 20 thousand businesses operating in the Rockford area, we are beyond grateful to be selected as the best ones in our categories.

We appreciate the continued support we’ve been receiving from our amazing community and would like to thank all the readers and customers who voted for us in this year’s contest. We will continue to put our best foot forward in all our roofing and siding work, giving you the quality protection you deserve.

The virtual What Rocks Awards gala was held on November 17, 2021, and we gathered the whole team to watch and enjoy it together. Check out the video of the Martin Exteriors team awaiting the results and celebrating the win!

We would also like to add that our company was listed on the Inc.’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America in 2021, ranking 745th with a revenue growth of 662%. We’ve worked very hard to get where we are right now – and it shows!

Count on Us for the Best Roofing & Siding Services

Martin Exteriors is a family-owned local roofing company based in Roscoe, IL, operating since 2006. We provide quality roofing and siding services for customers in the Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin areas. Reach out to us if you’re looking for a roofing company that can take care of your roofing and siding efficiently and cost-effectively!


What Happens During a Commercial Roof Inspection?

Commercial roof inspections are usually no-obligation checkups that save time and money for both commercial roofers and business owners. During such a checkup, the roofer will check whether the roof poses a risk to people and the property and address minor roof problems and weak spots that may become prone to leaks and corrosion.

Here is what to expect during that process.


The Inspection Starts from the Inside

Contrary to what you might have expected, a commercial roof inspection starts from the inside of the building. The roofer will first start looking for water leaks and their point of entry. Estimating where the water is entering your building makes it easier to assess the situation on the roof.


Walking the Roof

After the roofer has inspected the inside of the building, they will move on to the roof to check for holes, cracks, ponding water, uplifted materials, etc. The walk starts from the sides of the building that have a higher chance of having problems and finishes in the middle of the roof.


Cleaning Debris in the Gutters and Downspouts

To be able to check the whole roof properly, the roofer will have to clean the debris that might have piled up on the roof and in the roof’s drainage system. Commercial roofing inspectors note a significant amount of drainage issues, such as leaks and congestion, which should be addressed before they create structural damage to the roof and the whole building.


Taking Samples

Your roofer might also take a core sample of your roof system to see what type of material it’s made out of. The sample will also show the level of saturation and moisture, as well as the age of the roof – older roofs might be suggested for roof replacement. The area where the sample had been taken will be immediately repaired not to cause additional problems.


Final Report Documented in Writing

The inspection report will include suggestions for any repairs, rework, or replacement required, a list and photos of the problems and damage found, and a schedule for follow-up work. It is best for you to go through the report with the contractor to see how long the suggested work will last and always ask for the price estimate of each segment of the work.


Schedule a Commercial Roof Inspection Once a Year

Commercial roof inspections need to be scheduled at least once a year. However, if you feel like there is a possibility that your roof has issues and poses a risk to the occupants, you should schedule the inspection right away.

Martin Exteriors offers a free commercial roofing inspection and maintains the highest industry standards when conducting roofing work. We are your number one commercial roofing contractor in Illinois that will fully protect you and your property, so contact us today!