Icicles on roofs cause damage

Icicles On Your Roof Are A Sign Of Trouble

Have you ever been tempted, or dared, to stick your tongue on an icicle? First off, don’t do it because you might get stuck. Second of all, have you ever wondered why your home is covered those beautiful (but damaging) icicles anyway?

Icicles can be amazing! In the winter, you can see them everywhere but, if your home has them hanging from your roof, it is a sign of trouble.

Icicles are a symptom of ice dams. They form in your home’s gutter system due to lack of proper insulation in your attic. If your attic is too warm, this causes the snow on your roof to melt. As that melting snow pools into your gutters and freezes, the over flow eventually forms into the lovely icicle … that you might have just froze your tongue to.

Icicles and the ice dams behind them, can cause serious damage to your roof, your gutter systems and, eventually, can cause expensive water damage to your home.

The best solution to decreasing your home’s chances for these winter decorations is to properly insulate your attic. Between the heat rising up from the inside of your home to the heat of the sun beating down on your roof, the attic becomes an important player in the war against winter roof damage.

Unfortunately, chances are that you will not be able eliminate icicles from your home entirely. There are always a few sources of heat that will continue to sneak into your home’s attic. Plumbing stacks, bathrooms, chimneys, dryer vents – these are all points of weakness that can’t be helped.

Proper attic insulation is still your best defense against those beautiful and damaging roof decorations. With a properly insulated attic, your home can eliminate ice dams and thus a majority of icicles as well.

The season of icicles is the best season for you to have your attic worked on. Inspection, installation and clean up is much easier and more comfortable at this time of year, both for you and your contractor. You can also take advantage of our Attic Insulation Special and insulate up to 1,000 sq. ft. with an R-19 rating for only $575.

For more information on ice dams, don’t miss Dick’s Roof Repair’s blog: Lack of Attic Insulation Leads to Ice Dams

Contact Dick’s Roof Repair today!

Icicles on roofs cause damage

Icicles On Your Roof Are A Sign Of Trouble

Have you ever been tempted, or dared, to stick your tongue on an icicle? First off, don’t do it because you might get stuck. Second of all, have you ever wondered why your home is covered those beautiful (but damaging) icicles anyway?

Icicles can be amazing! In the winter, you can see them everywhere but, if your home has them hanging from your roof, it is a sign of trouble.

Icicles are a symptom of ice dams. They form in your home’s gutter system due to lack of proper insulation in your attic. If your attic is too warm, this causes the snow on your roof to melt. As that melting snow pools into your gutters and freezes, the over flow eventually forms into the lovely icicle … that you might have just froze your tongue to.

Icicles and the ice dams behind them, can cause serious damage to your roof, your gutter systems and, eventually, can cause expensive water damage to your home.

The best solution to decreasing your home’s chances for these winter decorations is to properly insulate your attic. Between the heat rising up from the inside of your home to the heat of the sun beating down on your roof, the attic becomes an important player in the war against winter roof damage.

Unfortunately, chances are that you will not be able eliminate icicles from your home entirely. There are always a few sources of heat that will continue to sneak into your home’s attic. Plumbing stacks, bathrooms, chimneys, dryer vents – these are all points of weakness that can’t be helped.

Proper attic insulation is still your best defense against those beautiful and damaging roof decorations. With a properly insulated attic, your home can eliminate ice dams and thus a majority of icicles as well.

The season of icicles is the best season for you to have your attic worked on. Inspection, installation and clean up is much easier and more comfortable at this time of year, both for you and your contractor. You can also take advantage of our Attic Insulation Special and insulate up to 1,000 sq. ft. with an R-19 rating for only $575.

For more information on ice dams, don’t miss Dick’s Roof Repair’s blog: Lack of Attic Insulation Leads to Ice Dams

Contact Dick’s Roof Repair today!

Low Sloping Roof Installation and Repair

Are you thinking about replacing the flat roof on your building? Then look no further than Dick’s Roof Repair Service. Dick’s is Kenosha and Racine’s preferred flat roof (also known as a low sloping roof) contractor. Dick’s has the knowledge and experience needed to complete your flat roof project successfully.

Flat and low slope roofs look attractive on a wide range of architectural styles and commercial buildings. You can even find a flat and low slope roof on the dormers and porches/balconies of residential homes. If you have an existing commercial building with a low slope roof, here are some reasons to have Dick’s Roof Repair Service inspect the roof.

  • There is ponding water on the roof.
  • There are alligator cracks in the roof, also known as large cracks.
  • The rubber from the low slope roof is pulling away from any of the walls.
  • The seams in the low slope roof have failed or are leaking.

If any of the above is happening on your low slope roof, than it is time to have Dick’s Roof Repair Service install a new roof on your commercial building.  

Dick’s Roofing utilizes EPDM (Ethyline Propolyne Diene Terpolymer), which is the most commonly installed single-ply membrane for both residential and commercial applications, and is also a cost effective way to replace the roof. EPDM roofs come in different thicknesses, but we at Dick’s Roofing use the 0.60 mil, as it is a heavier rubber roofing.

EPDM is a single-ply rubber roofing membrane that is resistant to weathering, and abrasion damage. Because of its tolerance to a wide array of weather conditions including wind and hail, EPDM is one of the most sustainable and environmental materials currently used in the commercial roofing industry. An EPDM roof is a fully adhered system, which due to recent technology advances, has become a leading choice in second generation applications. It is ideal for reroof situations, as the previous roof can be torn out or it could go over the existing roof depending on what is currently installed on your roof.

Installation of a low slope roof is to be done in the spring, summer or early fall. Dick’s Roof Repair Service is your preferred commercial low slope roofing contractor who has the knowledge to navigate the intricacies of different commercial roofing systems – for new installations and repairs. We will evaluate your current commercial building’s roof and recommend the best possible solution. Contact Dick’s Roof Repair Service today to discuss your commercial buildings low slope roof project.

Maintaining and Extending the life of your existing flat roof

Maintaining and Extending the life of your existing flat roof

If you have an existing low-slope roofing system, also known as a flat roof, it is important to protect and maintain the flat roof. We at Dick’s Roof Repair Service are your local experts in polyglass coatings and flat roof maintenance. There are several keys to properly maintain and extend the life of your existing flat roof.

1. Apply a Polyglass Coating
Applying a Polyglass coating to a roof that is 10 – 15 years old can extend the life of the roof by up to 10 years and increase energy savings. We utilize Polyglass 700 which can be applied to EPDM Roofs, Torch Down Roofs, Granulated Roofs, PVC Roofs and Metal roof services.

2. Benefits of a Polyglass Coating
A Polyglass Coating will provide a long-term roof-top exposure that is skid resistant, UV resistant, energy efficient, and non-abrasive. Polyglass 700 is a bright white water-based elastomeric coating which forms a seamless membrane when applied to the roof. Not to mention, the white is used for maximum reflectivity to protect the roof from ultraviolet sunlight and other weather exposures.

3. Conduct Frequent Inspections
A consistent roof inspection schedule should be in place after the polyglass coating has been applied. This will help you catch and eliminate any issues before they arise.

4. Maintain Drainage System
A flat roof relies on a properly installed and designed drainage system to prevent unwanted standing water, which could cause the roofing materials to breakdown and eventually leak along the seams. To help protect against that, you want to make sure that all drainage outlets are functioning properly and are not blocked by any debris such as leaves.

By following these simple steps and working with our expert team at Dick’s Roof Repair Service, you can extend the life of your flat roof for many years.

Contact Dick’s Roofing today for a free estimate to apply a Polyglass Coating to your Flat Roof.