Structural Issues From Non-Existent Flashing

Many Chicago-area townhomes were built in the 80s and 90s as four to six units, two stories, with a balcony over a two-car garage. During inspections of these homes, we have found that proper flashing was not installed around the doors and balconies. Around the garage area are structural headers that support the opening, and […]

Ice damming on roof

Handling Ice Dams: A Property Manager’s Guide

By Shannon Skeels, General Manager, FSCM One of the most common roofing issues that a property manager hears in wintertime is about leaking inside the home. Sometimes this indicates there’s a problem with the roof, but frequently the roof itself is sound but a buildup of ice, called an ice dam, is causing water to […]