Residential RoofingResidential Roofing in Greater Madison, WI & Rochester, MN

A roof is so much more than a nice visual—it’s one of the most important parts of your home’s structure. Your roof is designed to protect your home from harsh weather conditions. From rain and hail to high winds and heat, your roof is considered to be your home’s first line of defense—so make sure it’s a good one. Larson Home Services is here for all of your residential roofing needs in the Greater Madison WI, and Rochester, MN areas.

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Choosing the Right Residential Roofing Service

The right roofing company makes all the difference. From routine inspections to major replacements, it’s important to choose a contractor with the right expertise to ensure long-lasting results. 

Factors to consider include how much experience your preferred roofing contractor has, what materials they use, and if they offer any warranties. Luckily, Larson Home Services is a premier roofing contractor you can count on. 

Since 2009, Larson Home Services has been the go-to roofing company for homeowners in Rochester and the Greater Madison area. Customers trust us thanks to our GAF Master Elite® certification. Our crew offers expert inspections, repairs, and complete roof replacements.

Types of Roofing Materials

Roofing materials come in different shapes and sizes—and they all have their pros and cons. Take a look at some of the most popular roofing materials homeowners choose and how they can benefit your home.


The Pros

Asphalt shingles are one of the most cost-effective roofing options available, making them a top choice for budget-conscious homeowners. They’re fairly simple to install and come in various colors and styles, allowing homeowners to match their roofs with their exterior paint scheme.

The Cons 

While asphalt shingles are decently durable, they may be susceptible to extreme weather like severe hail and wind. They also have a shorter lifespan than other roofing materials and may need frequent maintenance.

Cedar Wood

The Pros

Cedar wood might be the right choice for you if you’re into a natural aesthetic. Cedar wood is timeless and earthy, providing excellent insulation to help regulate indoor temperatures. Plus, it’s eco-friendly, making it a superior choice for environmentally conscious homeowners.

The Cons

Even though cedar wood looks aesthetically pleasing, it will require regular maintenance. If you have a cedar wood roof, we’ll inspect it for issues like rot and mold. Cedar wood is also prone to damage and decay when exposed to the Midwest’s harsh weather conditions.


The Pros

Metal roofs are one of the most durable types of roofing materials out there. They require little maintenance and can absorb heat during the blistering summer months. The insulation capabilities of a metal roof can even lower your energy bills in the long run.

The Cons

While metal roofs may end up saving you money, they come at a costly upfront price. That being said, the investment typically pays for itself over the years. Another issue some homeowners might have is sound, as metal roofs can be pretty noisy during bad weather. 


The Pros

There’s a reason slate has been used for centuries. The biggest benefit of a slate roof is that it’s completely fire-resistant, giving homeowners added peace of mind. Slate also offers a unique appearance and is extremely resilient against harsh weather.

The Cons

A slate roof can cost a pretty penny, but like metal roofs, the investment pays for itself. In addition, the weight of a slate roof is considerable. This added weight may require additional work to reinforce your roof’s structure.

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The Residential Roof Replacement Process 

Depending on the type of roof you have, it can last anywhere from 25 to 50 years. If your roof has reached the end of its life or is damaged beyond repair, it’s time to consider a new roof replacement. The experts at Larson Home Services follow a roof replacement process to get the job done right.

Initial Free Inspection

Our process starts with an initial roof inspection. We’ll discuss problem areas and go over material options that cover your current and future expectations.

Provide an Estimate

The Larson Home Services crew will provide you with a free and transparent estimate covering the new roof material and labor costs. Once you approve the estimate, we’ll get to work.

Roof Installation

Depending on your roof’s square footage, it can take anywhere from one to two days to install a new roof. We ensure every roof installed meets industry standards and yours.


After we complete your roof replacement, you’ll receive documentation and warranty coverage that can save you thousands in repairs.

The Signs You Need Roof Repair

Roofs are made to last, but they’re not meant to last forever. Ignoring the signs of roof repair can lead to bigger issues like water damage and structural issues. Here’s how to spot common issues:


Is your ceiling dripping water? Do you have a suspicious stain that continues to grow? Water stains on ceilings or walls, dampness in the attic, and curling or buckling shingles can indicate roof leaks.

Missing Shingles

Take a look at your roof; do you notice anything out of the ordinary? If you spot patches of missing shingles, then you should get a professional roofing contractor on your property to make the necessary repairs.

Storm Damage

The aftermath of a storm can wreck your roof, especially if it’s old and has experienced years of wear and tear. Hail, strong winds, and heavy rains can cause visible damage such as dents, cracks, or loosened shingles.

Even though short-term solutions like buckets and tarps help, they’re not ideal long-term. Contact a licensed roofing company for long-term repairs or even a full roof replacement.

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Why Choose a Local Roofing Contractor?

It pays to make sure you’re hiring a credible roofing contractor.

One of the best ways to gauge how good a roofing contractor is is by reading reviews from other customers. Look for five-star reviews and positive feedback from others who recommend the roofing company you’re considering. And remember to verify that the contractor holds licenses and certifications required by your state.

Enhancing Your Home’s Energy Efficiency with the Right Roof

Every homeowner wants to lower their energy bills. That’s where ENERGY STAR® certified shingles come in handy. These shingles are solar-powered, which helps keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. 

Larson Home Services is a certified ENERGY STAR® dealer and installer. However, you can lower your energy bills by choosing materials that provide adequate energy efficiency. 

Opt for materials like metal and slate. These materials reflect more sunlight and provide better insulation during extreme weather conditions.

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Roof Warranty and Maintenance

GAF Golden Pledge® Limited Warranty

When you invest in a new roof with Larson Home Services, your peace of mind is our priority. Our company offers a limited warranty that covers your entire roofing system including workmanship coverage.

  • Provides 100% coverage for your entire roofing system.
  • Backed by GAF, offering 25 years of workmanship coverage (20 years for 3-tab shingles).
  • Transferable to the next homeowner if you sell your home.

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Financing Your Residential Roofing Project

Need a new roof but don’t have the funds to cover it? No problem. Larson Home Services offers convenient financing options for your next roof investment. We can discuss financing options with you during your consultation.

Get the roof you want without the wait and learn more about our stress-free financing today.

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Get Started on Your Residential Roofing Project

If you’re ready to start your roof project, look no further than Larson Home Services. Our crew handles everything from minor repairs and hail damage to roof inspections and replacements. 

Give your home the protection it deserves with a high-quality roof from Larson Home Services, Wisconsin, and Rochester’s GAF Master Elite® roofers. Get started with a free estimate.

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