The Lindholm Process
The first step in the Lindholm Process is handling your estimate request. Whether you call in and speak to one of our live secretaries or submit an online estimate request form, we will be able to provide you with a free estimate handled by one of our project managers.
Once a roofing professional has come out, you will receive a proposal for the work that we are able to perform. We will provide you with two copies of the contract, one for you to keep for your records and a second for you to sign and return to Lindholm Roofing. Once we have received the signed contract your job goes directly into the scheduling department to be setup for completion.
SCHEDULING YOUR JOB
The third step in the Lindholm Process is to prepare for the work to begin. We will select the best crew for your project, and time for work to begin (weather permitting). Once we are ready to begin the job we will order any material that is needed, and have it delivered, or brought to the jobsite by the roofers themselves.
Chicagoland weather can be unpredictable, snowing one day and sunny the next. Our office is open all year round and our staff and installers are always working together to get each job completed, big and small. We appreciate your patience and understanding that the work needs to be performed correctly in dry weather and in safe conditions.
PREPARING THE JOB SITE
When the crew arrives, they will begin setting up everything needed to complete your job. This may include tarps, ladders, plywood, extension cords, etc. We may require the use of electrical outlets. If there are any questions that you would like to ask during any part of this process, please give us a call. It is always best to inform us of any concerns as soon as possible so we can address them.
TEARING OFF YOUR ROOF
Tearing off an existing roof can be a loud and dangerous process. There is a lot of weight coming off of your home, about 10,000 lbs on average. All of this material has to come off and is placed either directly into a dumpster, dump trailer or on the ground and removed by hand. It is important to understand that we do this every day, and that many homeowners only have a roof done once or twice in their lives. So again, if there are any questions or concerns please give us a call and we will be able to answer any questions you may have.
During the tear off process is the first time where the original roof deck is exposed. This is the first time we are able to assess the type and amount of wood that should be replaced. Many homes require little to no new wood, while others could need large sections replaced, as it is about 10% of our customers need no new wood at all.
INSTALLING YOUR NEW SHINGLE ROOF
With a solid deck to work with, we are ready to begin installing your roof system, which consist of 4 parts.
#1 ICE BARRIER is installed at the eves and in valleys of heated spaces. This is a self-sticking membrane, designed to resist melt water from entering the house if it backs up under shingles when ice dams are occurring.
#2 FELT PAPER, installed over the remaining exposed decking was originally installed to protect the shingles from the sap in new roofing boards. Today its main function is to back up the shingles in situations of extreme windblown rain.
#3 SHINGLES At last! It’s starting to look like a roof again. Anyone can claim to be a roofer and slap on shingles, but few roofers have the hands on experience, installing hundreds of successful projects year in year out, with Lindholm’s ongoing training, support and inspections.
#4 DETAILS – vents, baby tins, chimney flashings, pipe flashings, “the devil is in the details” must have been coined with roofing in mind. When inexperienced roofers have problems it is usually here. For us there is no such thing as 99%, we feel 1 drip is 100% failure. Our crews take pride in building a roof system that not only looks great but will provide years of worry free service. (On both flat & shingle roofs)
You can chose between Durolast pvc membrane or modified bitumen products. All materials are of excellent quality and carry a manufacture warranty as well as a Lindholm Roofing guarantee. Our project manager can assist you in determining which product is right for your building and budget.
At Lindholm Roofing we supply free estimates for exterior siding options on your home. Siding options include vinyl, Hardi Board Cedar, shingle, and beveled plank cedar siding, aluminum cladding of exposed soffit fascia, and various trim are often a part of the options offered to make your home aesthetically pleasing and maintenance free. Options are available to best meet your needs and budget.
GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
Gutters and downspouts are an important part of the water management on your home. Water is typically channeled away from your foundation and is meant to protect from seepage and damage that can accrue.
Choosing between aluminum, copper or galvanized products provide a choice and look that best suits your needs and budget. We also offer an option to install gutter guards on existing or new gutters to prevent debris build up.
Lindholm Roofing offers experienced brick masons who will either tuckpoint, grind & tuckpoint, or rebuild using quality materials to either a wall or chimney. In addition to our brick work services we also offer a waterproofing service to help maintain new or old masonry work. Please speak with our project managers to determine which option is best for you and your budget.
Lindholm Roofing likes to abide by the good, better, best model when it comes to giving our customers options that fit their budget and needs. Within our masonry services we can perform repairs and completely rebuild, see more detailed information below.
- Tuckpointing ”Good options”: Applying new mortar over old mortar in the spaces between your bricks, stones, terra cotta or cinderblocks. Tuckpointing helps to prevent water from entering either the roof system or Decaying the masonry. This can lead to a Mold, Mildew or a rotting wood situation. This is a cost-effective way of preventing a more costly replacement or repair.
- Grind & Tuckpoint “Better option”: Once the mortar is too thick to apply new mortar on top, our mason will grind out old mortar. Typically grinding work is performed using hand-held machine grinders and vacuum attachments (used to mitigate the release of dust).
- Re-building of Walls & Chimney’s “Best option”: Our masons completely tear down the existing brick, stone or cinderblock structure and rebuild using new mortar and often new brick, stone or cinderblock as well. Once the bricks are too far gone to hold mortar this would be needed.
- Waterproofing (An important step to help stop further decay of the brick. (Any trapped moisture within the brick will react with the salts inside of the brick. As the moisture evaporates, the salts will crystallize on the masonry surface, creating a white efflorescence).
Once everything has been completed, we will sweep and haul away all of the debris around the house. All of our roofing trucks are equipped with magnets that will pick up stray nails around your property. If you are having (gutters, siding, or windows) installed, an additional crew will arrive within 1-2 weeks after the roof has been done. If there was a dumpster used at your property it will be removed after the job has been completed.
We’ve been here since 1949. We are an family owned and operated 3rd generation roofing company. You have one of the best companies in the industry behind you. With a Lindholm Roof we stand by our motto, “Our Family Has Your Family Covered”!
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