Roof Repair Services in WI & MN

Roof Repair Madison WI

When you need a new roof or crucial roof repair, you need a contractor who knows how to finish the job efficiently. Larson Home Services offers expert roof repair and replacement services to homeowners and businesses throughout Wisconsin. Whether you’re in La Crosse County, Columbia County, or Rock County, we’ve got your roof covered.

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7 Warning Signs You Need Expert Roof Repair

While certain types of roof damage like loose shingles, bare spots, and leaks are easily noticeable, others may go unnoticed. Here are a few ways you can check for roof damage before calling in the pros.

Your Home’s Roof is Sagging

A sagging roof is often a sign of a weight issue.

If your roof is sagging, it could be due to heavy gutters, weakened structures, or water damage. Get in touch with a professional from Larson Home Services to repair your sagging roof.

Water Leaks

Water leaks are a common problem homeowners face following heavy rains. Leaks during or after rainfall usually indicate a weak spot on your roof. This could be anything from a missing shingle to a large hole.

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Fixing a water leak requires the help of a professional roofer who can diagnose the issue and prevent future problems. Notice a leak? Contact us now to fix it fast and prevent future damage!

Defective Shingles

Shingles are designed to protect your home from the elements. When they become damaged, everything Missing, broken, or dented shingles compromise your roof’s structure and must be repaired or replaced to prevent roof leaks. Otherwise, you could find yourself dealing with mold and mildew problems.

Protect your home! Schedule a shingle repair or replacement today to avoid leaks and mold.

Your Gutters Are Blocked 

Your gutters do a lot more work than you think. They don’t just collect and channel away water, but they also prevent your home from becoming waterlogged. Clogged gutters can cause water to back up onto your roof, causing leaks and potential flooding. Ensure you clean your gutters at least six times a year to prevent water damage.

Increase in Energy Bills

No one wants to see rising costs on their monthly energy bill. But did you know that your roof could be the culprit of your rising costs? That’s because a roof leak could lead to wet insulation, affecting your home’s temperature and ultimately leading to increased energy bills. Call a professional roofer for roof repairs, replacement, and inspection.

Presence of Mold 

Mold is always the result of excess moisture, so if your roof is leaking, mold growth may not be far behind. Mold can grow in as little as 24 hours, so make sure you’re calling a professional roofer as soon as you notice a roof leak or the presence of mold.

white roof with mold stains due to water damage

In addition, mold, mildew, and excess moisture can eventually lead to wood rot and structural damage.

Visible Exterior Light

Unless you have a skylight, you should see any light peeking through your roof. Any amount of light that enters your house through your roof points to holes, cracks, or gaps in your roofing. Call Larson Home Services to get an expert on your property today.

How To Check for Quality After Getting a Roof Repair

Hiring a roofing contractor in Madison is a big deal. After all, your home is your biggest investment, and getting a roof repair and replacement is no small cost. Once the roofers have finished the job, take a moment to check for quality. Every homeowner can and should check for quality after a roof repair. Just follow the steps below:

1. Check For Proper Sheathing 

Roof sheathing is also known as the roof deck. A professional roofer will make sure the sheathing is correct before finishing repairing your roof. When you check for quality, inspect and ensure that the contractor took time to repair the sheath properly.

2. Is the Work Site Clean?

Your roofing contractor should always clean up after themselves.

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A good contractor cares about the cleanliness of your home and will ensure the work site and landscape are both spotless. They shouldn’t leave behind any cardboard, shingles, nails, or any other dangerous materials.

3. Check For Proper Underlayment

The underlayment of your roof should be placed between the sheath and the shingles. The protective underlayment should be placed to protect your home from water and ice forming on the roof. If you find that the underlayment isn’t shielding from water and ice, contact your roofer.

4. Are the Nails Strategically Placed?

Roofers aren’t supposed to place nails blindly. Nails should be placed strategically to safeguard shingles when doing your roof repair and installation.

Qualified workman in uniform work wear using air or pneumatic nail gun and installing shingles

If the nails aren’t nailed down correctly, you could experience loose or blown-off shingles. Take a look at your nails and ensure they’re securely anchored into place.

5. Are the Shingles Repaired or Installed Correctly?

The way shingles are repaired or installed can affect the integrity of your roof. Checking the alignment of shingles on your roof is one of the easiest ways to check for quality. Take a look at your shingles and check whether they’re aligned on the same horizontal plane.

6. Pay Attention To Small Details

Minor details are everything. Checking for any irregularities in areas such as your roof’s flashing can prevent further issues from cropping up down the line.

What To Expect After Your Roof Repair? 

Getting a full roof replacement is exciting, but it can also be stressful. Luckily, Larson Home Services makes the roof replacement process as seamless as possible. Below are a few key steps we outline when wrapping up your roof replacement service.

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Final Payments

Most roofing contractors require a deposit before starting work. This cost is intended to cover expenses like labor, materials, and equipment. Check out your contract and make sure you settle the final payment after conducting one last inspection.

Selecting Your Warranties

Larson Home Services provides a GAF Golden Pledge® Limited Warranty. This warranty provides 100% coverage of your entire roofing system. It’s also transferable to the next owner should you choose to sell your home.

Routine Maintenance

Roof replacement isn’t a one-and-done deal. Now that you repaired or have a new roof, it’s your responsibility to keep up with roof inspections and routine maintenance. Larson’s crew provides detailed roof inspections along with repairs and recommendations. Just give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.

How Larson Home Services Roof Repair Contractors Can Help

In need of a roof repair? Just experienced hail damage? We’re the roof repair contractors for you.

As seasoned professionals, we specialize in residential roof repair and replacement, providing industry-leading services to homeowners in Wisconsin and Minnesota. From roof inspections to installation, we take care of the entire replacement process from start to finish. Get started on your project today.

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