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Winter can wreak havoc on your roof. The wet weather can lead to water damage, ice dams, and more problems for your home if you do not get your roof repaired.

Because the winter weather can worsen so many roofing problems, you need to get these taken care of before the season changes.

Winter weather can seriously damage your roof, regardless of what type of roof you have.

Whether you have an existing leak that worsens from a winter storm or if your roof is not sealed, you may find that water can seep into these gaps and damage your home. 

Because the winter months are so cold, this water can freeze and create an ice dam. Ice dams can be dangerous for roofs because they turn small cracks into large leaks. The weight of the ice buildup on your roof may even cause unsupported roofs to collapse. 

Do you want to learn more about fall roof repair and roof replacement? Then, keep reading these five reasons why you should hire a fall roof repair team to take care of your roofing problems!


1. Avoiding Unpredictable Weather

One of the critical reasons you should get your roofing services taken care of in the fall is mother nature.

Midwest weather is unpredictable year-round, from spring rains to summer’s boiling heat. No homeowner wants to chance an early rainstorm damaging their newly exposed roof or high heat causing scuffs of their brand new shingles. You also don’t want to worry about the chance of your home’s new shingles not sealing properly in the winter chill.

By scheduling your home’s roof repair or replacement in the fall, you can take advantage of Wisconsin’s cooler temperatures and more mild weather patterns. This makes this the optimal time to repair or replace your home’s roof.

2. Prevents Pests

Next, you need to get your roof repaired in the fall months because it can help you prevent pests from nesting in your home. As the weather cools down, many animals like squirrels, mice, and more seek refuge from the weather. 

If you have any cracks or holes that lead into your home, you may find that these pests will begin to nest and may spend the winter in your home. Once pests live inside your house, they may chew through wires, eat your insulation, and cause more damage to your home. 

To prevent these pests from invading your home, you can have your roofing repair company identify potential entrances for pests and seal them off before it becomes a problem.

If you notice these common signs of pests in your home, you should find a roofing company to help you seal your roof.  

3. Fewer Storms

Mother nature strikes again! If you are getting a new roof or getting your roof repaired, the last thing you want is a storm to happen in the middle of this process. If your roof is not water-tight, storms can lead to water damage. 

Because there are typically fewer storms in the fall months, this makes it a relatively safe time of year to get your roof repaired as the weather is much more predictable. 

On the other hand, rainy spring and summer months may lead to worsened problems with your roof if you get your roof repaired during a storm. If there is a storm, it also means that your roofing company will not get your project done as quickly. 

To get your project done more efficiently, it is best to schedule it for the fall months. 

4. Save on Heating

When you repair your roof in the summer, it can help you save money on heating costs in the winter months. If you do not seal your roof properly, it can let a lot of heat escape if you don’t repair it. 

Old roofs may also have problems with insulation. If you do not have enough insulation in your attic or roof, your heat will be able to escape. This will cost you more to regulate the temperature of your home. 

By getting a roof repair or replacement in the fall, you will be able to keep your roof better insulated for the upcoming winter months. 

5. Repair Summer Damage

Finally, fall roof repair will fix damage to your roof sustained during the hot summer months. Because summer weather is so hot, the sun can cause damage to your roof and the materials on it. 

Many people don’t realize that your roof will also be much hotter than the temperature outside. Because heat rises, the heat in your house will come through to the roof. Your shingles will also absorb some of the heat from the sun.

The continued exposure to the sun can lead to shingles that are warped or cracked. If your shingles are brittle from the summer weather, you need to get them fixed before storms. Otherwise, they may not hold back the weather. 

Find The Best Roof Replacement & Roof Repair Company Today

As the weather changes from fall to winter, you need to get your roof taken care of and repaired. If you wait too long, you may find that the winter weather can cause further damage to your roof and may result in a more expensive repair or replacement. 

By repairing or replacing your roof in the fall, you can prevent pests, save money on heating, and more. 

Are you looking for a reliable roofing company to help fix your roof? Dick’s Roof Repair Service can help! Contact our team today to get more roof repair tips or a free estimate for your upcoming roofing project!

Ice Dams | Dick's Roofing

Lack of Attic Insulation Leads to Ice Dams

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas” is a great song for this time of year but, unfortunately, all that cold and snow can also mean ‘tis the season of ice dams.

Ice dams forming in your home’s gutter system is caused by the 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, it freezes and BAM, you have an ice dam.  This can cause havoc to your gutter system,  your roof in general and, eventually, it can cause serious water damage to your home.

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 on your roof.  Without proper insulation, your attic can become a hot little nest egg of trouble.

There are “bandaid” fixes for your ice dam issues. You could install heat tape (heat wire.) This is a heated wire system, across your roof, that creates pathways for melted snow to flow off your roof.  It is not a cheap system to install and it will also increase your electric bill. You can also make a point to rake your roof in the winter. Manually removing the snow, after each snowfall, can decrease your chances of an ice dam. But keep in mind that these are just temporary fixes.

Your best option, when it comes to eliminating ice dams, is to insulate your attic. Even Tom Silva, from “This Old House” agrees that the best way to eliminate ice dams 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 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 care of your attic’s insulation needs.  Dick’s Roof Repair team can inspect and insulate your home for you.

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!

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!

Ice Dams | Dick's Roofing

Lack of Attic Insulation Leads to Ice Dams

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas” is a great song for this time of year but, unfortunately, all that cold and snow can also mean ‘tis the season of ice dams.

Ice dams forming in your home’s gutter system is caused by the 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, it freezes and BAM, you have an ice dam.  This can cause havoc to your gutter system,  your roof in general and, eventually, it can cause serious water damage to your home.

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 on your roof.  Without proper insulation, your attic can become a hot little nest egg of trouble.

There are “bandaid” fixes for your ice dam issues. You could install heat tape (heat wire.) This is a heated wire system, across your roof, that creates pathways for melted snow to flow off your roof.  It is not a cheap system to install and it will also increase your electric bill. You can also make a point to rake your roof in the winter. Manually removing the snow, after each snowfall, can decrease your chances of an ice dam. But keep in mind that these are just temporary fixes.

Your best option, when it comes to eliminating ice dams, is to insulate your attic. Even Tom Silva, from “This Old House” agrees that the best way to eliminate ice dams 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 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 care of your attic’s insulation needs.  Dick’s Roof Repair team can inspect and insulate your home for you. Take advantage of our Attic Insulation Special and insulate up to 1,000 sq. ft. with an R-19 rating for only $675.

Contact Dick’s Roof Repair today!

Residential Roofing Contractor

Choosing The Right Residential Roofing Contractor

Dick’s Roof Repair Service has practiced residential roofing installation and repair in Kenosha and Racine since 1957. With almost 60 years of experience, we are the experts at repairing, replacing and installing roofing systems. We use only the best and most technically advanced roofing products available. We purchase our products from ABC Supply Co., Inc., the largest exterior home supplier in the United States. If you decided on a specialty item, we will make every effort to find that product, deliver and install it.

Owner Jeff Milkie is extremely involved in the community. We understand that you have many responsibilities, so we try to make the process as simple as possible. We have the knowledge and experience to navigate the intricacies of different residential roofing systems, for new installations and repairs. Our team works with you each step of the way to fully understand your needs and recommend the best possible solution to fit your requirements and budget.

Here is what you need to know about a residential roofing contractor and the installation and repair of your roof:

1. We have a large experienced crew

We will arrive with a crew of 8 – 10 professionals who work quickly and efficiently to remove, clean-up and re-shingle your roof. The crew is respectful, as we treat the property like our own, and keep the disruption to a minimum. We typically complete the project within a few days.

2. Re-Roofing

Our experts will inspect your roof and offer advice if your roof can be shingled over the current shingles or if a tear-off is required. In addition, our team will replace all roof vents and add more vents where necessary.

3. Roof Repair

Dick’s Roof Repair Service specializes in repairing residential roofs that have valley leaks, chimney leaks, shingle replacement, rotten wood replacement, wind damage repair, and flat-roof leak repair. Our experts know what to look for when inspecting your roof and will recommend the best solution to repair your roof.

4. Dick’s Roof Repair Service is a Licensed Roofing Contractor

We are a Wisconsin State Certified and Fully Insured roofing company. When the bid is submitted, we provide you with all of the information that you need to make an educated decision in selecting your roofing contractor.

5. Check our References

Be sure to visit our gallery page to view other roofing projects that we completed. We will also provide you with references to go and look at.

6. Warranty

We will provide a 10 year workmanship warranty that includes leakage or materials that blow off due to installation.

By choosing an experienced and licensed contractor like Dick’s Roof Repair Service, you will be assured and confident that you hired a contractor that has the appropriate credentials and the resources to complete the project in a timely fashion.

Contact Dick’s Roof Repair today for a free estimate.

Roofing & Siding Contractor

We service our warranties and answer your call backs

Dick’s Roof Repair Service is the preferred residential roofing contractor for Kenosha and Racine. With almost 60 years of experience, Dick’s Roof Repair Service has the knowledge and experience to navigate the intricacies of different residential roofing systems, for new installations and repairs. Our team works with you each step of the way. We evaluate your home’s needs and recommend the best possible solution to fit your requirements and budget. Family values, professionalism, and roofing philosophy are the cornerstone of Dick’s Roof Repair Service, that have helped us become a leader in the roofing industry in southeastern Wisconsin.

Home improvement projects — such as having a new roof installed or your home re-sided — are major decisions, and we understand the impact it has on your family. Most people tend not to think about their roof or siding until something happens, and it needs to be repaired or replaced. We try to make the process as simple as possible for you and your family. Dick’s Roof Repair Service provides a 10-year workmanship warranty that includes any leaks or material that should blow off due to the installation of the roof. Not to mention, you are receiving the warranty that the product we are installing offers as well. You can rest assured that the investment you made to update your home is well protected.  After your roof or siding has been installed or repaired, Dick’s Roof Repair Service is available via phone call to answer any questions that you may have about the service or product. We return all phone calls and messages in an appropriate timeframe, usually within 24 hours of receiving your call. At Dick’s Roof Repair, customer satisfaction is our primary goal.
By choosing a licensed contractor with years of experience like Dick’s Roof Repair Service, you will be assured and confident that you hired the right contractor. Contact Dick’s Roof Repair Service today for a free estimate.

Homeowner Association Trusted Contractor

Living in a community with a homeowners association has its advantages. We at Dick’s Roof Repair understand that repairing / replacing exterior areas of your homes can be a tricky endeavor, which is why we are a homeowner association trusted contractor. As a homeowner association’s trusted contractor we have the experience and a large enough team to deal with your association board’s needs, and individual owners to make sure that your roofing, siding, gutter or other exterior project goes smoothly for everyone involved.

Dick’s Roof Repair understands that the Homeowners Board has many responsibilities, so we try to make the process as simple for them as possible. Not only do we have almost 60 years of local experience, we come with the creditientals to prove we are the right company for the job. Here are some things homeowners association need to know about working with us on their roofing project.

1. Dick’s Roof Repair is a Licensed Roofing Contractor

We are a Wisconsin State Certified and Fully Insured roofing company. When the bid is submitted, we provide you with all the documentation that you need for your Association Board to make an educated decision in selecting your contractor.

2. Check Our References

Being in business for almost 60 years has allowed us to work on numerous Condo Association roofs. Some of our most recent references include:

Cornerstone Condominiums in Kenosha at 74th Street and 98th Ave

Greenridge Condos in Racine at Spring Street and Newman Road

3. Dick’s Roof Repair has a large experienced crew

We arrive on the job with a large experienced crew to complete the project in a timely manner. The crew is respectful of the individual owners and property, as we treat each like our own and keep the disruption to a minimum.

4. We don’t inconvenience Individual Owners

With numerous families living in your association , we do our best to accommodate all parties involved and follow the association’s rules and regulations.

5. One point of contact

With large enough crew working on the roofing project, there will be numerous people on site at any given point during the project. To make it easier on us and the association, we have one point of contact for all of your questions and needs throughout the entire process.

Exterior projects are a major decision for any association. By choosing an experienced and licensed contractor, like Dick’s Roof Repair, you will be assured and confident that you hired a contractor that has the appropriate credentials and the resources to complete the project in a timely fashion.

Contact Dick’s Roof Repair today for a free estimate of your next association project.