The weather in Chicago can be unpredictable and difficult to deal with. If it’s summer, the heat can actually be pretty problematic, and if it’s winter, or autumn, the cold weather and precipitation will be enough to get your roof damaged pretty badly, if you haven’t been taking proper care of it.
Illinois in general and the city of Chicago in particular will turn out to be a place where all four seasons are equally well-represented, so you’ll have to be very careful when it comes to making sure your commercial roof doesn’t sustain any damage.
The cold weather during the winter time can be one of the major threats in Chicago. Even though there are no tornadoes or hurricanes in the area, the winter storms that sometimes hit Chicago will damage your roof through wind damage, reduced temperature conditions, snow buildup and ice dam formation. As for the autumn and spring, storms are pretty common, so you will have to either make sure your roof will be sturdy enough to withstand storm damage, or that you can find a sturdier replacement that will.
Your best chance at ensuring that your roof makes it out alive after a full year of withstanding Chicago’s difficult weather is to hire a reputable and skilled rubber roofing Chicago contractor who will help you with roof inspections, maintenance and preventive repairs that could minimize the damage that your roof might sustain.