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Roofing and Exteriors Insight

Dyna Flow Corp shares valuable insight regarding residential & commercial roofing and exterior construction.


Thursday, February 27, 2014



Are your skylight windows fogging up, leaking and showing signs of condensation during these friged months? It's no surprise to anyone, the Chicago land and western suburbs are experiencing the worst winter in decades and top 5 worst ever. Our homes are constantly being tested and their strength compromised. We're seeing several cases of skylights experiencing condensation, with signs of sweating and leakiness. Yes, it's normal for warm air to rise and make contact with a cold surface (the skylight glass), creating the foggy, sweating affect. The big worry is routing drywall, mildew, deteriorating insulation, floor damage and future skylight and/or roof leaking. That being said, The Ram has a simple DIY list of things you can do to help prevent this.


The colder it is outside the lower the humidity setting on your humidifier and furnace should be. Check your humidity setting.


Turn on a ceiling fan close to the skylight to help keep the heat from rising to the skylight(s).


During the extreme cold, run the exhaust fan in the nearest bathroom and/or kitchen.


CALL THE RAM FOR A FULL INSPECTION AND CONSULTATION - $150 for a thorough skylight, roof, and attic inspection.



Ice Dam Elgin and Chicagoland Areas

Saturday, January 11, 2014
Ice Dam Removal in Chicago? Don't hit the panic button. Here are my thoughts and insights from 30+ years of experience. First of all don't spend a bunch of money that may or may not make a difference.

Asses the situation and ask these questions, are there safety concerns? Is there water coming inside the house? If the answer to these questions is no then there is a good chance that no action is the best action. Ice dams are occurring all around us, at the same time and for the same reasons. Most will go untreated and all will eventually reduce and disappear as nature takes its course.

Some suggestions that might help. If ice on the ground is a problem  it may be possible to rope off an area and not allow traffic under the ice until it resolves itself. Typically ice dams are not a problem in and of themselves.  If yours is problematic I suggest calling a reputable local roofing contractor to help with your issue. You can expect prices from $350.00 to $1000.00 or more. The down side to removal is that the dam may return given similar conditions and there could be some collateral damage to shingles or gutters. Give me a call I would be happy to walk you through your unique situation.


P: 630-289-2224



DFC Roofing, Dyna-Flow Corp., Roofing Contractors, Elgin, IL