Nuvohaus provides a wide range of information and services to help homeowners make informed decisions about replacing their roof systems.
A new roof system is a considerable investment, and you deserve to have it done right the first time.

Our roofing experts have years of experience and can take care of all your roofing needs.
Nuvohaus can assist you with checking your roof.

However, if you prefer to perform an initial inspection, please follow important tips from Nuvohaus.

Roof System Types:

Roof systems and materials generally are divided into low slope and steep slope.  Low slope roofing includes water impermeable, or weatherproof, types of roof membranes installed on slopes less than or to 3:12 (14 degrees).  Steep slope roofing includes water shedding types of roof coverings installed on slopes exceeding 3:12 (14 degrees).

- Built-up roof (BUR) membranes.
- Polymer-modified bitumen sheet membranes.
- Metal panel roof systems for low-slope applications.
- Single-Ply membranes; Thermoplastic membranes (TPO), Thermoset membranes (EPDM).
- Spray polyurethane foam-based (SPF) roof systems.
- Asphalt shingles.
- Clay tile and concrete tile.
- Metal roof systems for steep-slope applications.
- Wood shakes and wood shingles.
The most commonly use roof system in the Chicago area homes. Asphalt shingle are composed of a base material, either organic felt or glass-fiber mat, that provides support for the weather-resistant components and gives a shingle strength. The asphalt and fillers material generally in the form of mineral granules that provides protection from impact and UV degradation and improves fire resistance.
The most common form of asphalt shingles are strip shingles. Both 3-tab shingles and laminated shingles contain a strip of factory applied adhesive that is activated by the sun’s heat after installation and seals each shingle to the next course. The period of warranty covering 3-tab shingles is either 20 or 25 years. The warranty for laminated shingles is limited lifetime.
Nuvohaus will provide homeowners with a warranty covering our workmanship for 5 years.

Here are the roof checkup guides for Homeowners:

  • Make sure the ladder is on solid, level ground.
  • Secure the ladder at the top to prevent it from slipping
  • Extend the ladder at least 3 feet beyond the gutter, and angle it 1 foot back from the house for every 4 feet in eave height.
  • Always use both hands when climbing the ladder.
  • Once on the roof, you should look for:
  • Shingles that are buckling, curling or blistering indicates the end of the shingles’ life expectancy.
  • Loose material or wear around chimneys, pipes and other penetrations.
  • Excessive amounts of shingle granules in your gutters; granules give shingles added weight and protect them from ultraviolet rays.
  • Missing shingles and damaged flashing/Turtle vent (Hail/Wind Damage).