There is a special style of roofing that is seen on the South Side of Chicago. Thought I would share it with you.
Funny, Roofers and Plumbers are the only two trades that are state licensed, in Illinois, but you see plenty of people doing roofing or plumbing without a license. The reason? Because people hire them.
Looks like a typical GREEN Building.
Notice how they cut down on energy use by downsizing the windows on the side.
The roll roofing is a light color in order to deflect UV rays.
The can at the side of the porch is so the owner is able to toss recyclables from the porch with out getting up and thus conserving personal energy.
My guess is that the front entry door is energy star rated.
I actually had an inspection of the house, next door, about 2 months ago. I did the inspection for a contractor (Highland Park) and we took about 15 minutes doing a look around at this place.
It definetly has some problems. The garage extens out over the ravine, and the footings are bad. Much rust on the columns. Blown seals on most of the thermal windows. Roof is a joke. Didn’t get to see the inside.
Some recent reports I have heard say that it is selling for 2.3 Mil, but has about $200K worth of work to be done.