Fall is Perfect Time to Update Your Siding

Fall is Perfect Time to Update Your Siding

The holidays are approaching and fall decorations are coming out of storage, ready to make your home look festive. Instead of strategically using those decorations to hide your home’s damage or unattractive siding, why not give your house a total makeover in 2020? It might surprise you, but fall is a perfect time to replace your vinyl siding.

Besides the curb appeal of updating your home with new siding, there are very logical financial and safety reasons to keep your home’s outside appearance in tip-top shape.

  • Water damage. Your home’s siding helps to protect the building’s interior structure (and your family) from moisture. Water making its way between house and siding can lead to mold, a weakened structure or worse.
  • A cascade effect. Failing to replace siding once sections start to slide off will only lead to an increasingly bigger issue. Siding interlocks together, so removing a few pieces can cause an eventual domino effect.
  • High maintenance. A home in need of new siding quickly becomes a homeowner’s nightmare with a constant need for minor repairs. 
  • Bills, bills, bills. Damaged or old siding can lead to subtle signs of underperformance and increased heating or cooling bills. New, vinyl siding includes ratings by Energy Star for the efficiency advantages.
  • Hidden horrors. Damaged siding can hide a lot of hidden issues and hazards, from unknown water damage to mold.

Safety and heating bills aside, there is another fiscal reason to update your home’s siding: curb appeal.

The exterior of your home is the moment that makes the all important first impression if you plan to sell your home. Damaged or unsightly siding can lead to decreases in property value. Prospective buyers will often assume they will have to now pay for the new siding or that you, as the current homeowner, slacked in taking care of your home. 

Replacing your siding is also a solid investment in your home. According to Interest.com, by replacing the existing siding with new vinyl siding and all factory trim, you can see a recoup of nearly three-quarters of your investment. The average cost of vinyl siding in 2020 is $14,359, and your potential return could be a little under $11,000.

It is important to know what signs to watch for on your homes siding. If any of these issues are appearing on your home, it might be time to call Dick’s Roof Repair for a FREE estimate.

  • Siding that is cracked, warped or rotting.
  • Paint peeling INSIDE your home.
  • Fungus, mold or mildew.
  • Severely faded siding or siding that needs repainting a lot.
  • Increased energy bills.
  • Siding with bubbles or blisters.

Fall is a perfect time for homeowners to replace their siding for many reasons.

  • Scheduling. Most contactors are extremely busy in the spring and summer months with roof repairs and replacements. You will be able schedule your home’s update faster during the fall when their crews have more availability.
  • Avoiding the summer heat. Replacing vinyl siding in the fall temperature is key. Vinyl siding can expand or contact in high heat, which can cause issues with the installation process.  
  • Avoiding the spring rains. Improper replacement of your siding in the spring, by less reputable roofing and siding companies, can lead to moisture problems in the future.
  • Savings. Replacing your siding now, before the extreme winter temperatures and snow, will help to prepare and protect your home. This can save you significant amounts on your heating cost and help you avoid any future issues.

Don’t wait until next year to start thinking about your home’s siding. Now is a perfect time to contact the Dick’s Roofing team for your FREE estimate and to get your home scheduled today.

We’ll schedule a time to do a quick walk-around, take measurements and perform any other possibly required inspections, again, all from the outside of your home for the safety of you and your family.

In today’s modern era, our team is ready to communicate with you in so many ways:

  • Call us! We would love to hear from you and schedule your home for an appraisal (all from a safe distance of course).
  • Online quotes! Our online quote system is easy to use and available 24/7 on our website for your convenience.
  • Discovery calls! Do you have questions and need answers? We can set up a call with you to discuss your options.
  • Video chats! Sometimes putting a face to a name is important or perhaps you want to give us a virtual tour of your home and the issue you want to discuss.
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Contact Dick’s Roof Repair today.

Free Roof for Healthcare Hero | Dick's Roofing

Congratulations to Our Healthcare Hero Winner

We are proud to announce the winner of our Healthcare Hero campaign that’ll be receiving a free roof this fall is Christina Olsen and her family Nic, son Brixton and four-legged dog Arlo. 

Christina has been a CNA at Brookside Care Center for 14-years in the rehab department. Since COVID began her income was impacted due to less hours available based on fewer surgeries and rehab patients, on top of her boyfriend, Nic, being laid off from March – June this year. 

Her job has changed quite a bit since COVID began, now when she arrives at work she immediately puts on a clean mask, has her temperature taken and has weekly COVID tests. She works day shifts and is now required to change in and out of full PPE (personal protective equipment) gear between every patient room which includes gowns, shields and masks. 

Once Christina leaves work she has to come home, change out of her scrubs and put them in the basement, shower and then pick up her 4-year old son, Brixton, from her mother’s home who takes care of him each day.

Christina stated what a nice surprise it was to be selected for the free roof by Dick’s Roofing because the family had been saving for two years to replace the roof but other expenses kept getting in the way. 

Once Christina and Nic select the color for their new roof our crew will order the materials and schedule an installation date before winter arrives. Dick’s Roofing is proud to be able to provide a Kenosha family a free roof to protect them from the elements this winter and keep their home warm. 

DIY Roof Repair | Dicks Roofing

Avoid DIY Roof Repairs

Home improvement projects saw a boom this year with so many people spending more time at home. The DIY fans updated kitchens, fixed up bathrooms, did some lawnscaping and some even made the potentially dangerous decision of DIY roof repair.

Some roof repair projects can appear to be fairly simple, and many handymen or women have attempted to replace shingles, fix leaks or replace flashing. What is important to remember is that fixing your own roof can:

  • be very dangerous
  • cost you more than you thought
  • cause potential future problems and expenses

Dangerous:

It should be obvious to most people that climbing on your roof is inherently dangerous. There are many potential hazards that can lead to severe injury or even death. Even if you feel confident climbing ladders or scaffolding to access your roof’s surface, do you have the experience to use power tools, swing a hammer or even climb across your roof, without any safety gear? Remember, a fall from even a one-story home could be life-threatening. Safety concerns should be a number one reason to call the experts, such as Dick’s Roof Repair.

Cost:

You might think doing a fix-it-yourself on your roof is saving you money. Perhaps you feel calling a roofer for an estimate (such as the FREE one you can get from Dick’s Roof Repair) isn’t worth it. Maybe you feel the job is simple enough to take on yourself, even though you might not understand or know all the underlying issues. Updating or fixing your roof without the proper tools and experience could cause you to ignore issues a professional could spot right away. A small imperfection, overlooked by someone other than a professional, could lead to big problems down the road. DIY roof repair, done incorrectly, could lead to a mistake that a professional will have to come in later and fix. It’s also important to know if your DIY project, such as repairing your roof, is up-to-code and keeping your home safe.

The average roof replacement is about $23,000. That cost could be significantly higher if you are buying shingles, flashing, felt paper and more in small quantities. As a professional roofing company, our team has access to materials at a reduced rate, as compared to a home shopper. We are buying in larger quantities and that results in passed on savings to you.

Potential future problems:

Your home’s roof is an integral part of your home’s structure, and it is not something to be taken lightly. An incorrectly fixed issue could lead to leaks, which could weaken your roof, and that could lead to endless issues in the future from increased heating/cool bills, to massive leaking, to structure weakness or even a potential collapse of sections of your home structure. One small issue could grow quickly into a massive financial burden.

Having a professional, such as Dick’s Roof Repair, work on your home’s roof also brings the safety net of a warranty. If you or your handy person fixes an issue and it fails, you will have to replace it or call in an expert to do all of that work again. You can avoid this outcome by working with a professional. Our team takes pride in our work and our guarantee.

Additional warranties could also be jeopardized by NOT using a professional roofing company. Many shingle manufacturers, for example, only honor their warranties if they are installed by a certified company.

These are just some of the reasons to avoid updating, fixing or replacing your home’s roof without the assurance of working with a professional roofing company. Replacing or repairing your home’s roof is an important investment, and you should take the time to find a trustworthy roofing contractor, such as Dick’s Roof Repair, to complete the job. 

You can take advantage of our FREE ESTIMATES offer, and our talented team can take all needed measurements from the outside of your home. We’ll schedule a time to do a quick walk-around, take measurements and perform any other potentially required inspections, again, all from the outside of your home for the safety of you and your family.

In today’s modern era, our team is ready to communicate with you in so many ways:

  • Call us! We would love to hear from you and schedule your home for an appraisal (all from a safe distance of course).
  • Online quotes! Our online quote system is easy to use and available 24/7 on our website for your convenience.
  • Discovery calls! Do you have questions and need answers? We can set up a call with you to discuss your options.
  • Video chats! Sometimes putting a face to a name is important or perhaps you want to give us a virtual tour of your home and the issue you want to discuss.

Contact Dick’s Roof Repair today.

Home ROI | Dicks Roofing

Top ROI for Home Improvements

Are you thinking about updating your home but not sure which project to start first – windows, siding or replacing your roof? This is a perfect opportunity to determine which home improvements will give you the biggest bang for your buck.

When improving or updating your home, the top proven ways to increase your home’s value is:

  • Make it more attractive.
  • Make it low-maintenance.
  • Make it more efficient.
  • Make it bigger.
  • Make it smarter.

In today’s uncertain times, many homeowners are focusing on those top 3 items: attractiveness, low-maintenance and efficiency. Luckily, three of the TOP renovations for your ROI (return on investment) meet at least three of the above criteria for home value.

Top ROI Home Renovations:

  • Siding Repair or Replacement
  • Windows Replacement
  • Roof Repair or Replacement

Siding: 

Damaged or unsightly siding can impact the perceived age of your home along with its potential charm. Curb appeal goes a long way when it comes to assessing the value of your home. Repairing your siding or replacing it can also help increase the energy efficiency of your home and help prevent moisture or wind from penetrating the walls. Updating your siding is a valuable renovation, and you can bring in a return of up to 76% on your investment.

New siding will help you:

  • Boost your home’s property value
  • Can help repair unseen structural damage
  • Improve your energy efficiency
  • Improve your curb appeal

Working with an experienced installer, like the team at Dick’s Roof Repair, can help you save cost and potential future headaches with your siding replacement. Our team can help you assess the needs for your home, offer a variety of options and discuss the advantage of using LP products, fiber cement siding and vinyl siding.

Windows:

Replacing your home’s windows doesn’t just affect what you see when looking out. New, energy efficient windows can keep your energy cost down, and improve the look of your home. Windows are a functional update that might not be as visually noticeable, but are much appreciated for improving energy efficiency. A $10,000 expenditure on new windows can bump up an asking price on a house about $8,500, according to ISoldMyHouse.com, for an 85% ROI.

New windows offer a variety of advantages:

  • Easy maintenance compared to old, hard to open/repair windows
  • Sound attenuation – modern windows can help block not only cold or hot air, they also help reduce outside sounds in your home. 
  • Increased energy efficiency with increased insulation and double- or even triple-paned construction.
  • New windows can help you sell your home, since prospective buyers will appreciate avoiding that potential cost down the road

Roofing:

A new roof is always a great selling point when it comes to your home. In fact, the Remodeling Impact Report shows that 32% of real estate agents said a new roof recently helped them cinch a deal. 

Besides the actual increase in home value that you get from your new or professionally repaired roof, you can also start the clock on lower heating and cooling bills by exploring appropriate shingle colors and materials designed with the technological expertise of scientists familiar with rugged midwestern weather patterns. 

Reasons to Install a New Roof:

  1. Reduced Energy Cost: As mentioned above, a new roof can help you weather the ups and downs of Wisconsin temperatures and decrease both your cooling and heating cost. Some roof shingles even have an ENERGY STAR® rating because they are designed to reflect solar heat.
  2. Resale Value: A new roof is a bonus to new home buyers, increases your curb appeal and can improve your home’s value.
  3. Warranties: A standard warranty for premium shingles can last as long as 50 years. Saving you (or a new home buyer) money in the long run
  4. ROI: Remodeling’s 2019 Cost vs. Value Report found that the average American homeowner spends $22,636 on a new asphalt shingle roof of midrange quality. That new roof will increase the home’s value by $15,427, on average. That works out to 68% return on the investment.

The type of shingles you use on your home’s roof can also have an impact on the ROI of your investment. According to Zillow.com, the cost and ROI breakdown between asphalt shingles and a metal roof are:

Replacement – asphalt shingles

Asphalt shingles are one of the most widely used types of roofing materials. They’re sturdy, waterproof and relatively easy to install.

  • Average national cost: $22,636
  • Average resale value: $15,247
  • ROI: 68.2%

Replacement – metal

Metal roofs are durable and low maintenance. They’re most commonly found in snowier parts of the country.

  • Average national cost: $38,600
  • Average resale value: $23,526
  • ROI: 60.9%

Replacing your home’s windows, siding or roof is a big investment, and you should take the time to find a trustworthy roofing contractor, such as DIck’s Roof Repair, to complete the job. 

You can take advantage of our FREE ESTIMATES offer and our talented team can take all needed measurements from the outside of your home. We’ll schedule a time to do a quick walk-around, take measurements and perform any other possibly required inspections, again, all from the outside of your home for the safety of you and your family.

In today’s modern era, our team is ready to communicate with you in so many ways:

  • Call us! We would love to hear from you and schedule your home for an appraisal (all from a safe distance of course).
  • Online quotes! Our online quote system is easy to use and available 24/7 on our website for your convenience.
  • Discovery calls! Do you have questions and need answers? We can set up a call with you to discuss your options.
  • Video chats! Sometimes putting a face to a name is important or perhaps you want to give us a virtual tour of your home and the issue you want to discuss.

Contact Dick’s Roof Repair today.

Apartment, Condo Roofs | DIck's Roofing

Roof Repair: Apartments & Condo Associations

When it comes to an apartment complex or condo association, one of your primary focuses is the satisfaction of your residents or owners. You want to make sure that their living space is well-maintained and the roof over their head is keeping them safe, warm and dry.

Whether you are a property manager or part of an association board, you know that, at some point, the roof requires repairs and eventually replacement. Just like a single-family-home, there are signs to watch for and simple steps to take, to help keep your apartment complex or condo association in tip-top shape.

Signs of wear and tear or damage to watch for:

  1. Deterioration of granules. Besides the aesthetic value of the granules on the roof, the loss of granular texture is a key indicator of the age of aparment’s roof. Less granules = older roof.
  2. Tar streaking. Those black streaks on a roof are actually algae. That algae can eventually cause damage to the roofing shingles.
  3. Missing shingles. Missing shingles can lead to leaks and additional damage to the rest of the roof. 
  4. Curled or Buckled Shingles. Shingles begin to buckle or curl as they get older, due to the stress from mother nature. They will eventually become brittle and will break.
  5. Moisture and/or mold. Green vegetation on the roof can indicate trapped moisture, which spells possible future damage.
  6. Ice dams or icicles on the building’s gutters. Icicles and ice dams impede drainage off the roof and can lead to significant water damage.
  7. A leaky chimney or roof. Consistent or intermittent roof leaks could mean water is seeping through the building roof. 
  8. Overly high energy bills. If your residents are complaining about unusually high energy bills, this could be an indication of a poorly insulated roof or other issues.

If these signs are present on the apartments building or condo association’s roof, it might be time to research and consider your next steps. It’s also important to note that sometimes the signs are not always 100% clear. A good rule of thumb is that if you suspect there may be some damage, have it checked out by a professional, such as Dick’s Roof Repair. Catching an issue early can save you a world of stress AND money.

Proper maintenance of your apartment complex’s roof or condo association’s roof is important. A few simple steps can help you watch for the above listed signs of damage. Proper maintenance can also help extend the life of your building’s roof.

  • Have the roof surfaces cleaned annually. This is visually appealing for residents and helps to wash off potential mold/plant life and it also helps to make sure the drainage system is up-to-snuff.
  • Be sure to repair damaged roof flashing. Damage to the roof’s flashing often leads to leakage. Those metal strips that seal around chimneys and roof edges are vital in maintaining a strong and functioning roof.
  • Watch for wear and tear. Repair the minor damage (such as items listed above) as soon as possible. A small leak, if not fixed, can easily turn into a potential nightmare.
  • Have a roof inspection after storms. Minor storm damage, difficult to see from the ground, could quickly lead to extensive damage. Have the apartment complex’s or condo association’s roof inspected as soon as possible after a storm, to confirm there’s no damage.

Hiring a licensed roofing contractor for your apartment complex or condo association’s roof repair or replacement is also important to guarantee the work or repair. It is important to consider the size and extent of a building’s roof when hiring your roofing company – a small  roofer will lack the proper knowledge and experience when it comes to commercial roof repair and replacement. 

Dick’s Roof Repair has been helping Kenosha, Racine and Walworth county associations and property managers with their roofing issues and replacements for over 60 years. Dick’s Roof Repair Service has the knowledge and experience to navigate the intricacies of different roofing systems – for new installations and repairs. Our team works with management, each step of the way, to help you see the return on your capital investment and to maximize the benefits of your roofing system, windows and/or siding.  We evaluate your building requirements and recommend the best possible solution to fit your budget.

In addition to our repair and replacement services, our team can provide a comprehensive list of condo exterior services. We can:

  • Inspect roofing and assess needs
  • Detect and repair leaks
  • Remove ice dams and increase attic insulation
  • Install gutters and downspouts
  • Fix or install flashing
  • Replace entire roof
  • Repair underlayment

Contact us today for a quote on your apartment complex or condo associations’s roof installation or repair.

Looking Out New Windows | Dick's Roof Repair

Keeping You Safe with Beautiful Windows

The beautiful summer weather is here, flowers are blooming and the sky is amazing. As you work from home or look outside during the day, do you find yourself wishing you had new windows? So you could better enjoy the view or perhaps open the window for a little more fresh air? Especially if you are the proud owner of a more historical home in Kenosha, since older or disrepaired windows can be a problem.These days, many home projects have been put on hold as we limit the number of people in our houses and practice social distancing. What might surprise you is that now is still a perfect time to get your windows updated and new ones installed. Especially if you call the team at Dick’s Roof Repair.

Since 1957, our skilled and knowledgeable technicians have been helping to keep Kenosha County homes safe, sound and, well, beautiful. From siding to roofing to, yes, even windows – our team has the experience to get the job done quickly, SAFELY and with outstanding results.

As we all traverse the new “norm” in 2020, companies, including Dick’s Roof Repair, have stepped up their safety and cleaning responsibilities and routine. Our team is taking this task especially to heart when it comes to windows installations, since this task requires us to enter your home. We want you, your family and our team to feel safe during the entire process.

Our dedication to keeping you and our team safe include:

  • Working closely with the homeowner to set up all times for visits, measurements and installation dates, to limit interactions/interruptions with household members.
  • Limiting our crews to 1-3 installers.
  • Limiting the  team members who can enter the home to only the foreman, who will wear a mask at all times.
  • The foreman will shut off the room required for the installation by closing the door and/or using vapor barriers/screens to enclose the work area from the main living space.
  • The Dick’s Roof Repair foreman will prioritize all interior work so that it is finished first and then sanitized, prior to moving the work to the exterior of the home.
  • All interior and exterior job sites will be cleaned at the end of the project.
  • Dick’s Roof Repair office will call/email/text each homeowner to let them know when the job is complete.
  • Invoicing will be handled electronically and homeowners can make payments via mail or by dropping the check at the Dick’s Roof Repair office.
  • Receipts can be emailed or mailed to the owner.

Besides helping you enjoy the beauty of mother nature, whether your home is in Downtown Kenosha, near Petrifying Springs Park or in one of the many neighborhoods in Pleasant Prairie, new windows can also improve the safety and curb appeal of virtually any home. New, updated windows can increase your home’s air flow, provide better insulation, provide beautiful, natural lighting and increase the curb appeal of your home.  

The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that you’ll save between $126 to $465 a year by replacing single-pane windows in your home. Depending upon how many you have to replace, you may see savings after even one year or two!

Four reasons you should consider replacing your windows.

  1. They are looking rough. If your windows are damaged, warped or broken, it is time to call the experts at Dick’s Roof Repair. Our team can inspect your home’s windows and provide you with a FREE estimate on your replacing windows. If your windows fog up, are drafty or stick when you open or close them, replacement might be your best option.
  2. If your energy bills are “through the roof,” replacing your windows could be a solution. Drafty windows can cause your energy bills to be about 10% to 25% higher, according to Energy.gov.
  3. Makeover time! If your home’s curb appeal needs some updating, new windows can be the perfect “face lift.”
  4. Two words: Wisconsin Winters! Wisconsin’s weather can wreak havoc on your windows, especially in the winter. The effects of constantly changing weather, from balmy 40 degrees to gale force winds and subzero temperatures, can slowly erode away your windows appearance AND effectiveness.

Don’t wait until next year to start thinking about your home’s windows. Contact the Dick’s Roofing team today for your FREE estimate and to get your home scheduled this summer or fall.

Roofing Quotes, Work During a Pandemic | Dick's Roofing

Keeping You Safe During Home Repairs & Updates

Social distancing. Gloves. Stay at home.

This is the new norm for many of us BUT life still goes on, nature still brings heavy rains and winds and some homes still need roof, siding or window repairs/replacements.

At Dick’s Roof Repair, we understand that nature happens and your roof, siding or windows still need TLC or might need to be replaced, even during these unprecedented times. Our goal is to make sure your home AND your family is safe, dry and secure.

In the past, it was our teams’ greatest pleasure to meet our customers, face-to-face to discuss home project options. We have been a proud member of the Kenosha community since 1957 and we have always enjoyed getting to know our neighbors or helping out our returning customers.

In light of new guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic, we want to assure you that Dick’s Roof Repair is prepared and still here to update, repair or replace your roofing, siding or windows.

In today’s modern era, our team is ready to communicate with you in so many ways:

  • Call us! We would love to hear from you and schedule your home for an appraisal (all from a safe distance of course).
  • Online quotes! Our online quote system is easy to use and available 24/7 on our website for your convenience.
  • Discovery calls! Do you have questions and need answers? We can set up a call with you to discuss your options.
  • Video chats! Sometimes putting a face to a name is important or perhaps you want to give us a virtual tour of your home and the issue you want to discuss.

After our initial conversation, our team can take care of the next steps without interrupting your “safe at home” schedule.  Our talented team of estimators can take all needed measurements from the outside of your home. We’ll schedule a time to do a quick walk-around, to take measurements and any other possibly required inspections, again, all from the outside of your home.

If we have any questions, we will then be sure to contact you via phone or email.  Your estimate can be then sent to you via electronic means or, if you prefer, we can mail the estimate to you. Once we have your house or business scheduled for roofing or siding work, you need never worry about our team – they will be dedicated to completing your roofing or siding project all from a safe distance and with extremely limited (if at all) face-to-face interactions.  All you need to do is sit back and wait to enjoy your home or business’s updated look.

If you are looking to have your windows replaced, now is the time to contact our team for estimates.  Although our estimates can be done safely from outside, we are scheduling the updates and installations for later in 2020, when we can more safely enter your home. Unfortunately, due to the current restrictions and the future winter weather, the timeframe for window installations will be short this year. We would love to get you scheduled today before our availability is booked up. Contact us today to discuss options about our amazing window vendors, from Pella Doors & Windows, Simonton Vinyl Windows, Alliance Vinyl Windows, and Therma Tru Doors.

Dick’s Roof Repair Service has been meeting the needs of Southeastern Wisconsin homeowners and businesses for over 60 years. Practically everywhere you look in Kenosha and Racine are homes and businesses that Dick’s has served. 

To schedule an estimate or a repair please call us at 262-654-6644, email us or submit an online quote.

Roof Damage | Dicks Roof Repair

Is it Time to Repair Your Roof?

The five basic necessities to survive:
– Air
– Water
– Food
– Shelter
– Sleep

During the startling and unprecedented current events, a fair amount of people have probably had this thought go through their mind, as they contemplated what matters to them in the quiet of their own home.

Shelter. A home. A roof over your head.
This is the one necessity that the team at Dick’s Roof Repair can speak to. It has been our job since 1957, as your #1 local roofing company, to help you keep a roof that is in good repair, over your head.

When it comes to your roof, one of the last things you want to have is any damage or issues that point to “it’s time to replace the roof.” There are many signs that indicate your roof is in need of attention. Sometimes, in the cold of winter and even the onset of spring, these signs become more evident as a result of melting snow, cascading ice or just the expansion and contraction of roof elements as a result of changes in the weather. 

If your home is in Downtown Kenosha, the lake effect might cause additional damage but that doesn’t necessarily mean your home, closer to Kenosha’s famous Brat Stop and away from the lake for example, is safer – roof damage can be an unfortunate part of home ownership.

It might be time to contact us, your local roofing company, if you see these any of these 10 signs of damage:

  1. Missing granules. Besides the aesthetic value of the granules on your roof, the loss of granular texture is a key indicator of the age of your roof. Less granules = older roof.
  2. Tar streaking. Those black streaks on your roof are actually algae. That algae can eventually cause damage to your roofing shingles.
  3. Missing shingles. Missing shingles can lead to leaks and additional damage to the rest of the roof. 
  4. Curled or Buckled Shingles. Shingles begin to buckle or curl as they get older, due to the stress from mother nature. They will eventually become rigid and will break.
  5. Moisture and/or mold. You might think that bright green vegetation looks nice but it can indicate there may be trapped moisture, which spells possible issues for your home’s roof.
  6. Daylight coming through the roof boards. We hate to say it but, if you can see the outside (or daylight) coming through your roof, you should get that fixed and/or replaced right away.
  7. Ice dams or icicles on your gutters. Although icicles in the winter can be beautiful, they (along with ice dams) impede drainage off your roof and can lead to significant water damage.
  8. Attic temperature differences. Ideally, your attic should be the same temperature as the outside. Anything else can be an indication of a poorly insulated and/or damaged roof.
  9. Leaky chimneys and/or roof. If you see peeling paint or water stains on your ceiling, it could mean water is seeping through your roof into your home. That means it could be time to repair or replace your roof.
  10. Overly high energy bills. If your energy bills are overly high, this could be an indication of a poorly insulated roof or other issues, where air is escaping out of your home.

If these signs are present in your home or business’s roof, it might be time to research your options. It might be time to call on a  local roofing contractor, such as the Dick’s Roof Repair team, for roof repair or roof replacement?

Springtime is an excellent time to schedule an appointment with Dick’s expert roof repair team and to take advantage of our FREE estimates. We will come to your home or business to personally inspect your roof and provide suggestions for repair or replacement. Replacing a roof is not a quick process, but it does add visual appeal as well as increases equity in your home. In fact, research has shown that a new roof can add 15-40% to the value of a home.

Dick’s Roof Repair Service is your local expert in GacoFlex S4200 Flex Silicone Roof Coating Systems also.  You can re-cover your flat roof INSTEAD of replacing it! GacoFlex offers a clean, economical and responsible solution for renewing a weathered and leaking roof!

If your roof is newer and in good shape, our local roofing experts can help with minor repairs and insulation projects. We have been servicing clients in the Kenosha and Racine area for more than 60 years. We are experienced, qualified and up-to-date on roofing trends and the latest products.  

Since 1957, Dick’s Roof Repair Service has been meeting the needs of Southeastern Wisconsin homeowners and businesses. Practically everywhere you look in Kenosha and Racine are roofs that Dick’s has either repaired, replaced or installed. A 60-year history of trust keeps customers coming back.

Dick’s professional crews do everything from tear-off to clean up. Our goal is to provide you with the customer service and products you deserve. Entrusting your home to Dick’s is a great way to keep your home warm, dry and protected for decades. Some of the roofing-related projects we can assist with include:

  • Shingle Tear-off
  • Re-roofing
  • Repairing
  • Rubber Roofing
  • Roofing Underlayment
  • VELUX Skylights
  • Inspections
  • Insulation
  • New Construction
  • Warranty Work
  • Complete Cleanup

For additional information or to request an estimate please contact us at 262-654-6644. Please note all estimates will be sent electronically or left in the home owner’s mailbox, along with any relevant product information and/or contact information. If any customer would like to discuss the estimate with a video call, arrangements can be made with our office or directly with the estimator.

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Helping The Community in Hard Times

As a dedicated member of the Kenosha community for over 60 years, the team at Dick’s Roof Repair is deeply saddened by current events. Our hearts go out to everyone who is struggling during these troubling times. This global pandemic will no doubt continue to touch each and every corner of the world, along with all of us in Kenosha County.

Since the beginning, Dick’s Roof Repair has worked tirelessly to help support the community in which we all live and work. As individuals and families prepare for an uncertain future and struggle to stay safe and healthy, help and support such as that is key. 

We would like to take this opportunity to make sure the following organizations are remembered. They continue to impact the lives of so many in our community, especially during this crisis.

Meal programs volunteers and donations needed.

The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha is a meal pick-up site for Kenosha Unified School District‘s food program during the coming weeks.

If you or your business is interested in purchasing or providing a grab-and-go dinner, please contact Jake McGhee at jmcghee@bgckenosha.org. Otherwise, it is simple to make a monetary donation to the club online here.

Monetary donations needed!

The Kenosha Literacy Council is a non-profit organization that teaches reading, writing and speaking skills to adults so they and their families can achieve financial independence, good health and greater involvement in our community.

During the days and weeks ahead they have a plan in place to provide support and learning opportunities to KLC students and their families. This includes internet access, computers and tablets to use for homework and other needs, and healthy snacks for those with limited access to food.

We hope you’ll consider supporting KLC in raising funds for additional food and supplies that are needed during this time here.

Food donations needed.

The Shalom Center is calling ALL Hope Builders to help stock the pantry to feed youth and families in need right. They’re currently accepting a variety of food and beverage donations to help feed the large population they’re serving. Click here to find out what you can donate now. 

Volunteers Needed!

KAFASI provides residents of Kenosha County with programs that meet vital needs within the community. Aging Services programs provide nutritious meals, affordable transportation, respite for caregivers, memory care programming, and solutions to loneliness for homebound people.  Family Services programs support parents of all ages while addressing the needs of families with children who are at risk of abuse or neglect. Essential skills are taught through casework, as well as the Teen Parent, Parenting Class and Anger Management programs.

KAFASI is in need of volunteers to continue delivering these vital services to our community. Please enroll if you can assist.

Volunteers who are unable to deliver can also volunteer to help combat loneliness and isolation within our community with phone calls to homebound seniors. “Sponsor a Senior” is also a great way to help the older residents of Kenosha. A donation of $26.25 can help to feed a senior for a week.

See more about volunteering here.

Support Your Local Restaurants. 

Many of your favorite local restaurants and bars, from Downtown Kenosha and beyond, are still open with some delicious takeout breakfast, lunch and/or dinner options. Most establishments have options for pick-up or delivery. You can easily call in your order or order online and enjoy some amazing food, with minimum contact with anyone else. This is a great way to help support local businesses during these difficult times.

Also, consider purchasing a gift card from your favorite local business now to use later or give as a gift!  Learn more about the gift card rally here and learn what other local businesses are now offering from activities to online options to private shopping here.

Home Window Replacement | Dicks Roofing

Is It Time to Replace Your Windows?

Windows, simple pieces of glass, wood or metal that separate our homes from the outside. They are meant to keep us safe, warm and dry and, often time, we don’t think about them … until there is a problem. A small window issue can be a BIG problem! Drafty windows can cost your average home hundreds of dollars, from increased heating bills, over the course of winter.

The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that you’ll save between $126 to $465 a year by replacing single-pane windows in your home. Depending upon how many you have to replace, you may see savings after even one year or two!

New, updated windows can increase your home’s air flow, provide better insulation, provide beautiful, natural lighting and increase the curb appeal of your home.  

Four reasons you should consider replacing your windows.

  1. They are looking rough. If your windows are damaged, warped or broken, it is time to call the experts at Dick’s Roof Repair. Our team can inspect your home’s windows and provide you with a FREE estimate on either replacing or repairing your windows. If your windows fog up, are drafty or sticking when you open or close them, replacement might be your best option.
  2. If your energy bills are “through the roof,” replacing your windows could be a solution. Drafty windows can cause your energy bills to be about 10% to 25% higher, according to Energy.gov.
  3. Makeover time! If your home’s curb appeal needs some updating, new windows can be the perfect “face lift.”
  4. Two words: Wisconsin Winters! Wisconsin’s weather can wreak havoc on your windows, especially in the winter. The effects of constantly changing weather, from balmy 40 degrees to gale force winds and subzero temperatures, can slowly erode away your windows appearance AND effectiveness.

Our suggestion for replacing your windows:

When it comes to replacements, our experts recommend full-frame replacement windows – this takes the old window out all the way to the original framing. This allows our team to inspect the opening for rot, decay and/or damage. We will then remove the existing trim (saving it for re-installation later) and repair or replace the window’s damaged areas. Then, we install the new window and apply non-expanding foam fill between the window and the frame, to help seal the window and address any areas of potential drafts. The final steps include caulking the window and re-installing the trim. To keep your new windows looking beautiful from the outside, exterior LP trim or aluminum wraps can be included.

The other option is to remove the existing sashes from the old window frames and leave all the interior trim. New windows can be installed to fit inside the existing window frame. This allows for the old beautiful or perhaps historic trim to remain, although this option will reduce your glass size and increase the frame size.  For better insulation, this application includes non-expanding foam-fill between the window frame and new window. It also includes proper aluminum/LP trim wrap to exterior to keep your home looking sharp all year long.

Dick’s Roof Repair is proud to work with amazing window vendors, from Pella Doors & Windows, Simonton Vinyl Windows, Alliance Vinyl Windows, and Therma Tru Doors.

Don’t wait until spring to start thinking about your home’s windows. Contact the Dick’s Roofing team today for your FREE estimate and to get your home scheduled in 2020.

Attic Insulation | Dick's Roofing

Is It Time to Insulate Your Attic?

Wind, snow, ice and cold. Winter is making itself known from the damage to the dunes on Lake Michigan to the sidewalk wreckage in Downtown Kenosha, behind the Kempler Center. But, what you might not realize, is that damage is also being done to your roof. Damage that could possibly be avoided with new or properly installed attic insulation.

If your home is experiencing any of the following issues this winter, it is time to have your home’s attic insulation replaced/inspected:

  • Curling or buckling shingles
  • Missing shingles
  • Ice dams
  • Icicles
  • Overly warm attic

Any one of the above issues can be caused by inadequate or improperly installed attic insulation. Remember, snow and ice are two of the most damaging elements to roofs. Not only can these issues lead to potentially costly repairs, they can also lead to increased heating bills ALL winter. 

A great rule of thumb, when it comes to your attic, is “if it’s too warm, cool it.” Your attic temperature is a result of heat rising from the inside of your home combined with the the heat from the sun shining down on your roof. Without proper insulation, your attic can become a hot little nest egg of trouble.

Your best option, according to Tom Silva, from “This Old House”  to avoid such issues is to properly insulate your attic.

Luckily, now is the time of year best suited for updating, replacing or installing new insulation in your attic area. If your attic is the “arctic tundra” in the winter and becomes the “Serengeti desert” in the height of summer, now is the time to take action. Inspection, installation and clean up is much easier and more comfortable at this time of year, both for you and your contractor.

Take advantage of our Attic Insulation Special and insulate up to 1,000 sq. ft. with an R-19 rating for only $725. (Offer expires March 31, 2020.)

Whether you live in an older home in Kenosha’s historic Allendale neighborhood, or a more modern house on the west side, Dick’s Roof Repair team will treat your home with care, skill and consideration. Our experienced crew is used to working in and around cold Wisconsin weather. Rest assured that we will complete your roofing project as quickly and efficiently as possible.If you need a free estimate or consultation on the condition of your roof, Dick’s Roofing is the place Kenoshans call to get the best product at the best price. Contact us today!

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Winter Roof Repair | Dick's Roofing

Roofer’s Nightmare: Don’t Delay Your Roof Repairs!

As the holidays pass, now is the time to think about your 2020 goals. It is also a perfect opportunity to start thinking about the roof over your head and any necessary roof repairs or replacements.

Did you know that this is the BEST and the WORST time of year for any great roofing company, such as Dick’s Roof Repair? We are busy and we love it. This time of year, we are happily helping our customers make sure their home is dry and warm, either with roof repairs or replacements. But, as the cold sets in and the weather works against our hard-working team, we consider the homes that were not able to schedule their repairs or replacements in time.

Reasons to start thinking about your roof now:

  1. Fall and winter is a BUSY time for any good roofing company. Don’t be caught unaware and not be able to schedule your for your home in time.
  2. Procrastinators never prosper. Waiting to fix your roof can actually lead to more damage in the long run. Don’t let a potential repair turn into a full replacement.
  3. A new or repaired roof is more efficient. Why waste money on leaks, poor insulation and other issues?
  4. Weather waits for no man or woman. Besides wrecking potential HAVOC on your home, seasonal weather can also delay your roofing company’s ability to get your home finished on time.
  5. Scheduling your roof repair or replacement, well in advance, gives you time to plan AND helps to make sure your home won’t be “left out in the cold” due to scheduling problems.

When is the BEST time to schedule your roof repairs and/or replacement?

At Dick’s Roof Repair, we suggest to our homeowners to:

  • Think now
  • Plan tomorrow
  • Schedule ASAP

As soon as the cold starts to recede and all the beautiful snow starts it’s final melt, contact Dick’s Roof Repair. This will give you and our team time to schedule your FREE estimate and to review your roofing options.

For repair or replacement in the fall, you should ideally plan to have your contract signed and work scheduled no later than the end of June.

Contact Dick’s Roof Repair for more information.

House Holiday Decorations | Dick's Roof Repair

Be Safe With Your Holiday Decorations This Season

It’s that time of year when Kenosha homeowners begin bringing their outdoor holiday decorations up from the basement and begin the rewarding, yet tedious, process of decorating their homes.

Exterior decorations take special care. There is more to it than just throwing some lights at a wall and plugging them in. There are many different kinds of lights and decorations and the creative end project often requires special installation knowledge so it is as safe as it is beautiful. The last thing you want to have happen when you install your decorations is damage your roof or siding. But it can happen if you are not careful.

It is important to keep in mind the extremes in Wisconsin weather. Your installations need to be secure enough to withstand strong winds and water-tight so as not to result in electrical short-circuits. Kenosha has many “Clark Griswold wannabees” – people who try to put the maximum number of lights possible into the smallest square footage. That is fine and can be a lot of fun; but just be sure your installation techniques support whatever you do. Don’t overload fuses or outlets or cords and be sure the light cords themselves are not worn or frayed. 

When installing lights or other decorations on your roof, it is vital that you not use nails or screws in a way  that might damage the watertight integrity of your roofing system. There are options; be sure to explore and understand the best ways to attach things without creating issues for you come springtime.

The same holds true for your siding. Be sure wreath nails and screws are securely fastened to 2x4s or other boards sufficient to withstand the weight of what you are hanging.

Whether you are decorating one of those beautiful large homes near Downtown Kenosha or are participating in the annual decorating extravaganza on Christmas Lane, it is incumbent on you to install your decorations safely and securely. If you don’t feel your skills are adequate to do the installation yourself, there are local contractors who do this for a living. There is no job too large or too small for many of them.

So to install your decorations safely and securely, be sure to review the following:

  • Lights (burned our or loose bulbs)
  • Cords (discard frayed or worn cords)
  • Outlets (don’t overload too many extension cords)
  • Nails/Screws (be sure they are secure and are not going to compromise your roofing or siding)

Dick’s Roof Repair Service wants you to enjoy the holidays and show of your decorations secure in the knowledge that they will not blow off in that next storm or  blow out a fuse when it rains or snows. For over 60 years we have been Racine and Kenosha’s number one residential contractor for roofing, siding, gutters, windows and insulation. Call us at 262-654-6644 for all of your roofing and siding needs.

Insulation | Dick's Roofing

Properly Insulating your Home Provides Comfort and Cost Savings

According to the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA), 90 percent of single family homes in the US are under insulated. Homes lacking the proper amount of insulation will be harder to cool in the summer and more difficult to heat in the winter. Humidity can also be a challenge with uninsulated attics.

If your home is uninsulated-or under-insulated-you may notice that it takes longer for upper-level bedrooms to cool down during warm weather. A wide fluctuation in temperature between your first and second floors is also a sign that more insulation is needed. Adding high-quality insulation in the attic will help to regular indoor temperatures, particularly to those second-floor rooms, where warm air travels naturally.

Not installing insulation in your home can lead to higher energy bills as well. Leaks or drafts around windows and doors and uninsulated attics can cost you money each month. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, homeowners can save an average of 15 percent on heating and cooling costs by cutting out those drafts and insulating important areas like your attic

Dick’s Roof Repair is here to help! We’ve been keeping  KenoshaRacineOak Creek and Franklin comfortable for 60+ years. We are offering a special through March 2020: our technicians will install R-19 grade insulation in your attic for only $725 (up to 1,000 square feet; offer expires March 31, 2020). Our qualified technicians use 100% Fireproof Blown-In Cellulose Insulation, so you can rest assured that this product will last. Don’t wait to schedule your service appointment-contact Dick’s today!

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Source cited: https://www.ars.com/blog/the-benefits-of-insulating-your-attic

Holiday Roof Decorations | Dick's Roofing

Now is the time to make sure your roof is ready the holidays.

Halloween is here and the rest of the holiday season is soon to follow! Pumpkins, lights and holiday decor will begin to make their appearance – from yards to doorsteps to roofs, from Downtown Kenosha to neighborhoods in Racine. Now is the time to make sure your roof is ready the holidays.

Seasonal decorations can be hard on roofs. Your home (and roof) is built to survive what mother nature can toss at it, but human ingenuity and holiday decorations is a detail that’s hard for your roofing company (like the experts at Dick’s Roofing) to factor in. From ginormous spiders nailed haphazardly to your shingles to a team of animatronic reindeer “prancing” along your gutters, some homes can really take a beating in the name of the holiday cheer.

As always, safety is first.

  • Survey your roof first, or call the team at Dick’s Roof Repair, to assure your roof is safe to walk on or attach lights and decorations.
  • Confirm you have the right equipment. Do your ladders reach high enough or do you need safety gear to protect against potential falls?
  • Ask your friends, family or neighbors for help. Often time, holiday decor can be a little cumbersome to set up and helping hands can go along way.
  • Make sure any items that need power are regulated for outdoor use AND their power plugs are protected from the elements.

Once you have your decoration layout set, lights checked, blowups tested for air holes – now is the time to plan how you want to attach holiday items to your home.

Don’t miss these tips to keep your roof in tip-top shape during the holidays:

  • Avoid using nails on your roof. Each time you do, you create a potential for tiny leaks. Wisconsin winters can be harsh and nails can undermine the shingles quality. The additional weight from the decorations nailed into the shingles can also create additional damage.
  • Keep the large cut-outs and statues on the ground. Installing them on the roof can cause possible issues if high fall/winter winds cause those items to fall over or fly away. 
  • If you use inflatables, keep them away from chimneys, vents, power lines and tree branches. You might want to light your home for the holidays but, we assume, not by causing a potential fire. If you place an inflatable on your roof, make sure it touches nothing but the roof itself to avoid future damage.
  • If you are putting up lights, straighten them out and test them prior to hanging them. Ensure you attach them while safely using a properly sized ladder. Do not climb on the roof and attempt to bend over to hang them. Make sure you have a helper to assist with handing your lights and to help keep you safe.

Following these safety tips and rooftop hints will help you and your family enjoy your holiday decorations AND a safe roof over your head for years to come. Contact the team at Dick’s Roof Repair for more information for a FREE estimate on your roof replacement or repair today.

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Siding With Dick’s Roof Repair, Couldn’t Be Happier

In over 60 years of business, Dick’s Roof Repair list of happy customers is extensive. From siding to roofing, we always love to hear from them.

Recently, Mount Pleasant‘s very own John Owens took the time to tell us exactly why he appreciated our company’s hard work and dedication. He worked closely with one of our team members, Oscar, on updating the look of his home with beautiful new siding. John arranged to be home during most of the project and was excited to see the work as each step was completed… he couldn’t be happier with the final results!

“I watched Oscar a fair amount over the days he was working on this project, and I can tell you that I was very impressed with his hard work, diligence and the overall quality of his work. Over many years I’ve monitored a number of workmen of different trades on projects around my home or elsewhere, and in the world of “GOOD/BETTER/BEST” I would rate Oscar’s work among the very best I’ve experienced. I appreciate some of the quality workmanship touches that your firm provides for their siding work.”

John also took the time to answer inquiries from his neighbors who are also considering siding improvements. They, too, were impressed with Oscar’s work and John told them he “was very pleased with Dick’s Roofing management and work.”

Both Oscar and the rest of the Dick’s Roof Repair team are thrilled with how happy the Owen’s family is with their new siding. Our business is serving customers in the Kenosha and Racine area with their residential exterior home improvement needs and are dedicated to keeping our customers happy.

Find out more about what we can do for you and for the place you call home. Contact Dick’s Roof Repair Service today at 262-654-6644 for all of your roofing and siding needs.

Replace Your Roof Before Winter | Dick's Roofing

Replace Your Roof Before Winter Hits

We made it through the dog days of summer and cooler fall temperatures – along with the beautiful Wisconsin fall colors – will soon be upon us. It’s a perfect time of year to have your roof inspected by the trained roof technicians at Dick’s Roof Repair. There is only one choice when it comes to experience, skill and commitment to our customers.  The team at Dick’s is here to provide roof repair or total replacement, depending upon the state of the shingles and underlay. Whatever the roofing project, we will work with you to find the best, most cost-effective solution. 

Whether you are noticing leaks, curling shingles or signs of water damage, our team will come to your home to provide a thorough inspection and a free, detailed estimate for repair or replacement. 

Not only is this a great time of year to schedule a call, but there are more options than ever for vibrant new shingle colors and eco-friendly roofing materials. Do you have a flat roof that needs help? Our technicians can install GacoFlex rubber coating to protect it and improve durability. GacoFlex helps you avoid an expensive tear-off (and doesn’t clutter up our landfills) and also provides energy cost savings. 

Maybe you are looking for specialty shingles or have a unique roof line? In our 60+ years of serving customers in southeastern Wisconsin, we have experience with nearly every type of residential roof style and size. 

This level of experience is important; you can feel confident that our technicians are well-trained, informed and up to date on the latest products and roof replacement trends. They are also happy to answer any questions about the repair or replacement process and will provide a free estimate for all work. 

Contact us and let’s get started on an energy-efficient, updated roof. 

Colorful siding | Dick's Roofing

Colorful Options for Your Home’s Siding and Roof

Many of us think of siding as one way to keep our homes warm and cozy during cold weather. But quality siding can also help keep your home cool – and your energy bills lower- –  in the summer heat. As siding ages, it becomes less energy-efficient, allowing more drafts and warm air to seep in. Now is a perfect time to have your siding inspected by a technician from Dick’s Roof Repair.  

Our team members are trained to look for:

  • damaged or cracked siding
  • siding that is extremely faded in color or blistering in spots
  • siding that is bulging 

Once the inspection is complete, our specialists can offer their suggestions and discuss repairing or replacing with you. These days, there are a variety of options and materials, depending upon the size of your home and your budget. Many customers are choosing colors that are brand new to the market and add a pop of color to their home. Popular collections from Mastic Vinyl Siding include Carvedwood Premium Dark colors and Carvedwood Solar Defense Premium colors, as well as their cedar discovery shake and shingle siding. As a bonus, homeowners can use an online tool to view different color options and see what they like best. PlyGem offers a home exterior visualizer tool

Siding and shingle manufacturers are both thinking outside the box. If you’d like to take a virtual tour to see how a certain roof color might look on your home, we are big fans of Owens Corning’s visualizer platform. It’s an easy way to scroll through some of the latest color options before making a final decision.  The Artisan series of shingles by Owen Corning, for instance, includes a variety of designer colors, including the 2018 Color of the Year, black sable.

Contact the team at Dick’s Roof Repair today for a thorough inspection and estimate. Then have fun with all the color options! We will help you transform your home’s exterior, while increasing its energy efficiency. Don’t delay!

GacoFlex® Products Help You Get the Most Out of Your Roof

Technology has impacted all areas of the housing market and Dick’s Roof Repair is constantly on the look-out for innovative new products that will save our customers money. Our top picks are high-quality, durable products that increase efficiency and are gentle on the environment.

Gaco Western is a manufacturer of roofing products that fit all those criteria. We have worked closely with them over the past few years. We are big fans of their GacoFlex ® and GacoRoof ® silicone roof coating systems.

The 100% silicone-based sealant makes it long-lasting and a great value for refreshing residential and commercial roofs. It also helps home- and business owners avoid the cost of a full tear-off – no big expense and no big load of shingles to take to the landfill. In addition, the reflective, glossy finish of GacoFlex products can help you save on heating and cooling bills.

The GacoFlex ® S4200 helps protect your roof from pooling water, severe weather and UV rays. The high adhesion S4200 does not need primer and requires only one layer of coating, which allows for faster installation time.

Dick’s Roof Repair is the only local contractor to be certified by Gaco Western to install their products. All GacoRoof ® silicone coatings come with a 50-year limited warranty (product only) and a 5-year labor warranty. (Additional, extended labor warranties can be purchased). Plus – GacoFlex ® can be applied over nearly every type of roof substrate including metal, single-ply membrane, mineral cap sheets and built-up roofing.

Whether you are in the market for roof repair or replacement, the team at Dick’s has the experience and the qualifications to get your commercial or residential project done efficiently; excellent customer service is our goal for every project, big or small. We are the area’s largest and most reliable roof repair company. We have been serving clients in southeastern Wisconsin for more than 60 years. Contact us today to schedule your free estimate.

Roof Repair or Replacement Help

Here in southeastern Wisconsin, when May flowers pop up, we tend to be cautiously optimistic that spring has finally arrived. Although springtime often brings showers and storms, many homeowners get back outside to start lawn and landscaping projects. Those projects often include exterior renovations to homes large and small. Heavy rains can often highlight problems with a home’s roof, including worn-out shingles.

Springtime is an excellent time to schedule an appointment with Dick’s expert roofing technicians and to take advantage of our FREE estimates. They can come to your home to personally inspect your roof and provide suggestions for repair or replacement. Replacing a roof is not a quick process, but it does add visual appeal as well as increased equity in your home. In fact, research has shown that a new roof can add 15-40% to the value of a home.

If your roof is newer and in good shape, the Dick’s team can help with minor repairs and insulation projects. We have been servicing clients in the Kenosha and Racine area for more than 60 years. We are experienced, qualified and up-to-date on roofing trends and the latest products.  

Some of the roofing-related projects we can assist with include:

  • .060 EPDM -flat and low-slope roofs
  • GACOFlex Roof Coating – flat and low slope roofs
  • Real Estate Inspections ($100 service fee with inspection report)
  • Roof Repairs
  • Chimney Flashing Replacement
  • Velux Skylight Replacement
  • Cedar Shake Tear- Offs & Re-Roof
  • Asphalt Shingle Tear-Offs & Re-Roof

Contact Dick’s Roof Repair today to schedule your consultation. Take advantage of the warmer weather – and our decades of experience  – and get your roofing project completed!