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The dangers of Ice Dams, and how they can damage your home

The dangers of Ice Dams, and how they can damage your home

The cold winter weather can be tough on your home. Heavy snowfall can cause the roof to collapse. Even the snow melting can cause issues, because of the phenomena of ice dams.

What are ice dams?

Ice dams are a buildup of ice along the edges of a roof caused by melting snow turning into water. This can happen from temperatures outside increasing or by the warm air inside the building heating up the underside of the roof enough to melt the snow. These buildups will slowly grow over time. Eventually, the ice will grow tall enough to create a dam, blocking future snowmelt from falling off the roof. Because the water has nowhere else to go, it will pool next to the ice and stay there, either freezing into more ice or seeping into the roof itself.

How do ice dams create issues for your home?

The first major issue of ice dams is the water. With nowhere else to go, it will seep into the roof, damaging the shingles and supports. After that, the water can then spread further into your attic, leading to in-home water damage. This can result in major structural damage to your home, from rotting wooden support to water leaks from damage shingles.

In addition to that, the large ice buildup of the dam can cause its own set of issues. For starters, the dam can grow icicles, which if large enough, can cause damage if they fall. The buildup of ice will also be very heavy, which can cause damage to the eaves or gutters it grows on. Heavy buildup of ice can bend the eaves and gutters, making them unable to work properly. In a worst case scenario, the ice dam can become too heavy for your gutters to handle, bringing them down and needing a total replacement.

How to prevent ice dams?

There are multiple ways to prevent ice dams from forming, but their degree of success and difficulty can range quite a bit. The easiest way is to keep your gutters clear of fall debris that can create blockages that help ice dams form. This isn’t a perfect solution, as it only lowers the risk and won’t completely mitigate it. Another simple measure to lower your risk is to use a rake or similar object to remove snow buildup from the edges of the roof, making it easier for the melting snow to fall off.

For more complex solutions, installing heating cables on the roof or gutters will help ensure the snow melts before it can ice over, keeping your house free from ice dams. There are also special venting installations that can be installed in the attic in order to keep the roof the same temperature as the eaves, preventing the warm air inside the home from warming the roof. These methods are more complicated, but they offer much better protection against ice dams.

Despite these prevention measures, there is no way to guarantee an ice dam won’t form. Be sure to regularly check your attic in the winter for any leakage, in addition to checking the eaves and gutters for large ice buildup. If you do find any damage from ice dams, give Aloha Construction a call! Our experienced professionals can restore or replace your roof and gutters to keep your home safe from the elements.

Categories News, Roofing Contractors, Vinyl Siding

Aloha’s 15th Anniversary

August 11th 2022

Aloha Construction Company Celebrates 15 Years in Business

LAKE ZURICH, IL – The harsh reality is that approximately 20% of new businesses fail during the first two years of being open, 45% during the first five years, and 65% during the first ten years. Only 25% of new businesses make it to 15 years or more.

These menacing statistics give companies who hit the milestone of their 15th year in business good reason to celebrate – and Aloha Construction is celebrating just that this year! Aloha opened its doors in 2008, one year prior to the great recession. Through much hard work, keen management and skilled craftsmanship, they survived this tough period and eventually strived.

Serving all of Chicagoland and southern Wisconsin, Aloha Construction also has a division in Bloomington, IL. Aloha’s president, Dave Farbaky, shares the fact that they have over 25,000 completed projects, which is an impressive number.

Aloha Construction focuses on exterior residential work, such as roofing, siding, gutters and windows. Farbaky notes that they are also experts in working with the homeowner’s insurance companies, which is something most homeowners really appreciate.

In 2014, Farbaky found himself asking “What about homeowners who have issues inside their homes, such as flooding, mold or fire damage?” The answer to this stream of thought was to create Aloha Restoration, which handles water, mold and fire damage mitigation as well as restoration.

When asked what has kept Aloha in business for so long, Farbaky claims it’s the careful orchestration of business planning, strong marketing and most importantly, building a team of great crafts-people. He also states that it’s critical for a company to reward hard work, the importance of continuing education and providing opportunities for career advancement for all employees.

Please join Aloha Construction in celebrating their 15th anniversary celebration at, where they live by the motto “We Reign When It Storms.

Categories News, Roofing Contractors, Vinyl Siding

Does your home’s exterior need a Refresh?

There are so many factors that contribute to giving your home’s exterior a refresh.
Outside from normal aging, the speed and friction caused by winds and rain can result in damage to Cedar Shake and Asphalt Shingles. When is the last time your had your home’s exterior inspected?

Our services include:

  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Gutters
  • Windows
  • and more!

We Reign when it Storms!

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This year’s finalist winner Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics is Aloha Construction, Inc!!

Last year, we took home the honorable mention. This year was a different story. From the Better Business Bureau: The Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics is the most prestigious award the Better Business Bureau can present to a business. Being a recipient indicates the business not only believes in high standards promoted by the BBB, but consistently demonstrates and integrates them into daily business practices.Receiving a Torch Award from the Better Business Bureau is an honor to select businesses. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Award honors businesses that have been “Doing It Right – Ethically.” Competing against other amazing companies such as American Sale, Empire Today, Fox Valley Auto Group, Lake Shore Recycling Systems, and Perma-Seal; we are truly honored and humbled!

According to Steve J. Bernas, President & CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. “Companies receiving the Torch Award have distinguished themselves as businesses that operate in an ethical manner,”  “They know the importance of their customers, employees, community members and other stakeholders to their business’ success. This is at the heart of why the BBB conducts the Torch Award program. We want to encourage businesses to do their best because it benefits everyone.”

An independent group of 15 judges decided to give us the 2018 Torch Award For Marketplace Ethics (and the 2017 honorable mention) for our charitable work in the field and our forward thinking company culture; however, this award is more about the people who helped us get here. If you are reading this, we just want to say: THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT!!

For the full news release (as featured by Business Insider), follow this link:


Categories Giving Back, News

Aloha Construction Inc’s donates $1965 to Camp One Step by Children’s Oncology Services via Illinois State University Athletics!

This past month, our Bloomington, IL roofing team took on another charitable initiative presenting this charity donation of $1,965 to Camp One Step by Children’s Oncology Services! Since the start of the academic season, we were were looking ways to make more of an impact and, as those of you who follow us know, we came up with the Aloha Construction “Building Better Communities” program in which we were continuously donating $5 for every assist recorded in an ISU Men’s basketball game!

Want to learn more about the unique cancer charity that is Camp One Step?

Learn more about what we’ve been up to by check out the full news release here: Aloha Construction Inc & Bloomington roofers donate to Camp One Step!

*pictured above is Aloha Marketing Director Martin Parsley & Camp One Step Senior Counselor Janine Delaney*

Categories Giving Back, News

Aloha Construction, Inc. receives Better Business Bureau 2017 Torch Award for Ethics!

Receiving a Torch Award from the Better Business Bureau is an honor to select businesses. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Award honors businesses that have been “Doing It Right – Ethically.” This year, we are pleased to announce that we have received one of nine 2017 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics!! As we always say, being local roofers and siding contractors is simply the tip of the ice berg. Our goals and aspirations are so much more!

“Companies receiving the Torch Award have distinguished themselves as businesses that operate in an ethical manner,” says Steve J. Bernas, president & CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. “They know the importance of their customers, employees, community members and other stakeholders to their business’ success. This is at the heart of why the BBB conducts the Torch Award program. We want to encourage businesses to do their best because it benefits everyone.”

We won the 2017 Torch Award For Marketplace Ethics for our charitable work in the field and our forward thinking company culture. A panel of 15 independent judges highlighted our partnership with Omni Youth services the all-expense paid Christmas shopping spree for children in need, our work sending a child with Congenital Heart Disease and 12 of his friends to their first Bulls Game, our efforts with the Bloomington, Illinois Boy’s and Girl’s Club, and our internal employee incentive programs as just a few reasons why we received this coveted award.

For more information, check out the full news release at:

Categories Giving Back, News

Aloha Construction, Inc. sponsors Central Illinois Flying Aces hockey team!

As you know, we like to do more than roofing and siding. Every year, one of the most engaging and fun sponsorships we partake in is our Bloomington Thunder sponsorship. We do youth jersey giveaways and award the Aloha Hard Hat Player of the Game for outstanding play each week. We even partner with the Bloomington Boy’s and Girl’s club to host their “Youth of the Month” at home games. With it being October, the boys start their season on Saturday and we want to introduce you to their new brand and look:

Aloha Construction Inc. now sponsors the Central Illinois Flying Aces USHL hockey team!

Beyond the new look, the Flying Aces have a new head coach for this upcoming 2017-18 season. Previously the assistant coach, Mike Watt takes the reigns! With a 2016-17 record of 25-27-5-3, the Flying Aces and their new head coach look to get this team back to the postseason. The last time they made it was when they fell one game short of the 2016 Clark Cup Final.

The club returns 10 players in total. Stand out players returning include forwards Cameron Burke (the team’s leading scorer from last season), Marko Reifenberger (11 PTS) and Calen Kiefiuk. League veteran Regen Cavanagh also joins the team this season from the Dubuque Fighting Saints.

This year, the team’s blue line also boasts four veteran defenseman that look to hold it down! Bloomington native and University of Wisconsin commit Brady Smith, Simon ButalaJason Smallidge and Charlie Raith bring just under 200 games of USHL experience between the three.

Goaltending is strong with this team. The group includes University of Minnesota-Duluth commit Zach Stejskal. Zach plays like a brick wall posting a stellar 1.85 GAA and .936 SV% last season. Before that, he led the Grand Rapids High to a Class 2A Minnesota high school state championship. Erik Gordon, who spent last season on the team’s affiliate list, will also be in the mix after a year in which he posted a 24-3-0 record, a .928 SV% and 1.89 GAA between the NAHL’s Fairbank Ice Dogs and Lone Star Brahmas en route to him being named to the All-NAHL Second Team and NAHL All-Rookie Team.

With all-star caliber talent and with us backing them up, we encourage everyone to check out our boys down state! The season starts this Saturday. Go Aces!

In conclusion, if you need tickets – please visit

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Kane County Cougars final home stand!

Kane County Cougars host their final home stand of the season! (Aloha Construction, Inc. Sponsors)

This Labor Day weekend, the Kane County Cougars host their final homestand of the season! As proud (roofing contractor) sponsors of the team, good luck this weekend! Play your heart out!! For those that don’t know, our local team is 69-62 with about 5 games left to play until the playoffs. The team comes out strong as they were the first-half division winner, so we have faith for a final push. While we are known as local siding contractors, we have a knack for baseball, so we wanted to share some stats…

With a game today, we see this team finishing the way they started. After all, this is a quality team. For instance, this year their team batting averages is at .250 with a .352 SLG. Also, the Kane County Cougars  have one of the lowest ERAs in the Midwest League at 3.35 and their WHIP is close to league lowest at 1.22.

If you haven’t seen them this year and you want to catch them on their final homestand of the season, the festivities kick off with Star Wars Night on Saturday, September 2nd. Finally, they tear the house down with their last fireworks show of the summer on Sunday, September 3rd.

If you do head to the field, we keep an eye out on the following players:

  • Marcus Wilson (CF) | Batting .295 with a .455 SLG and 9 home runs
  • Mark Karaviotis (SS) | Batting .307 with a .411 SLG
  • Ramon Hernandez (1B) | Batting .288 with a .420 SLG and 11 home runs
  • Sam McWilliams (P) | 11-6 wins and losses with a 2.89 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP (131 Innings Pitched)

Need tickets? Check out their calendar with options to purchase tickets here:

Again, we are so proud to have been able to sponsor the Kane County Cougars for yet another season!

Go get em…


Categories News, Siding Contractors

Meet Aloha Restoration, Co. | Our new home remodeling & interior restoration company!

We are proud to introduce our new company: Aloha Restoration, Co.

As local roofers and siding contractors, we are proud to introduce our interior restoration and home remodeling division: Aloha Restoration, Co. Also based out of Lake Zurich, we are now part of a network that offers mold removalwater damage restorationfire damage restorationinterior remodeling services, and we even know how to clean carpet.

Becoming expert roofers & providing quality siding repair was never the end goal. Since starting this company over a decade ago, we always dreamed of developing into a one-stop shop for homeowners across the Midwest. Whether you need flood damage repair or vinyl siding repair, our local network can handle it. Providing quality craftmanship along the way, we feel both Aloha Construction, Inc. and Aloha Restoration, Co. are now equipped to make life easier for the residents of Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.

This year has been all about growth.  As we grow, it’s important to not forget the little things. Things like service & craftmanship. After all, our industry is centered around making people feel more secure in their homes. Because of this, it’s important we don’t forget it.

Based in interior restoration services & being home remodelers, we focus on training

Opening this new division, we put an emphasis on training. Becoming more certified and licensed in disaster recovery & professional remodeling than our local counter-parts; we’ll get you restored in no time!

For those who need emergency assistance, Aloha Restoration, Co. is 24 hours and responds quick at anytime of the day. In times of need, there are other allies outside of your local authorities that can help secure your home. While most people don’t think to call us, we will work hand-in-hand with the authorities to secure your home. We make this process hassle-free for you and your family.

Our new office is just 5 minutes away from our main headquarters.  Offering free in-home assessments, we insist anyone stop in and schedule a property inspection. Servicing the entire Lake County area, our newest division is a local home remodeling and clean up company.

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How to get insurance to pay for roof replacement | Answers inside.

Storm Damage Repair | How to get insurance to pay for roof replacement? 

A storm with high winds, hail, and heavy rain has passed through your area. Your roof is leaking and it would appear there is hail damage to your roof. You’re probably wondering how to get insurance to pay for roof replacement. Is it even possible? In short, the answer is yes, but storm damage repair is a tricky business. Sure; you’ve heard stories about homeowners with minimum hail damage roof and they get the entire roof replaced. Of course, you’ve heard the other end of the tale too. Someone with a lot of damage gets nothing covered by their insurance. Before we dive in on how to get insurance to pay for roof replacement, let’s talk about the main factors of storm damage repair.

When hail hits, it does serious damage to personal property. During a storm, wind direction and speed vary. Changes in conditions can affect the location and severity of the roof hail damage. Obviously, the hail’s size affects the amount of damage to your property. Finally, the type of materials used to build your roof absorb impact differently. When you take these factors into consideration, hail damage is a type of storm damage repair insurance companies are willing to cover.

Okay, so roof hail damage is a big factor. Does homeowners insurance cover roof leaks?

The answer here is also yes. However, without strong roofing knowledge & an understanding of how to work with insurance adjusters, convincing them to write a check will be difficult. Simply put, bring a roofer that has integrity and insurance experience to your adjuster’s appointment. Before you make a claim, have us provide you with a FREE PROPERTY INSPECTION! We can determine before you file a claim if there is any hail damage roof. This will prevent you from having your claim denied should there be no need for storm damage repair. Do not call in a claim to hoping the insurance adjuster will come out and find something. If they can save money by not replacing your roof, they will!

Notice anything off since the last storm passed through?

Let us know! We can help get your full roof replaced!

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