Roof Repair or Replacement?

June 14, 2017

Homeowners generally understand the importance of keeping a dry roof over their heads. They know that regular maintenance and yearly inspections can help keep their roof from leaking and deteriorating faster than it might if left unattended.


If you are looking to have your roof inspected by a professional who knows what to look for, Dick’s Roof Repair Service in Kenosha is qualified to give you an assessment that you can trust.


Six decades of experience in Southeastern Wisconsin has resulted in Dick’s having the best reputation for quality roof repair and replacement.  Their skilled roofing installers and repairmen know how to react to unique challenges, giving homeowners the peace of mind that their roof will perform in a way that they expect and deserve.

Often, homeowners who feel they might need to buy an entirely new roof can solve the issues they are facing with some strategic repairs done by the experts at Dick’s Roof Repair Service. Dick’s inspectors know what to look for. They can identify when cracked caulk or rust spots on your roof’s flashing require attention.

Missed or broken shingles are often visible to the homeowner. Dick’s inspectors can ascertain whether those missing or broken shingles are a sign of a bigger problem or if the problem can be solved by just replacing them.

Dick’s will also inspect the rubber casing around vent pipes for cracked or worn rubber. While they are up there, they will take a look at the chimney cap to see if there are any issues with that as well.

Moss or lichen on the roof could indicate decay underneath the shingles. Dick’s will be able to tell you if that is the case, or if your roof just has black algae stains, which are usually just cosmetic.

If you are finding piles of grit in your gutters, you need to understand how that impacts the shingles where those granules come from. They shield shingles from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays.

There are ways to identify roof problems through indications of things happening on the inside of your home as well. Dark stains on your ceiling may be the result of a roof leak. Peeling paint on roof overhangs or damp spots alongside fireplaces should also trigger concern that your roof may not be performing well.

Roof leaks can be hard to trace because the water may be traveling along the inside of your walls or ceiling before finding a spot where it settles and makes a stain. Dick’s inspectors are experienced at finding the source and solving the problem.

Even if you are not aware of any visible deterioration of your roof, if it is 15 years old or older it is wise for you have it checked out.  A new roof is usually a good investment, one of the few home repairs that will return more than 100 percent of your investment if and when the house is sold.

Roof repair and replacement is something homeowners need to take seriously. You can trust Dick’s Roof Repair Service for an accurate and honest assessment of your home’s roof and the best solutions available within your budget. Contact Dick’s at 262-654-6644 in Kenosha or 262-639-7864 in Racine.