Protect the investment that you’ve made in your home or business by working with our roofing repair for Southern WI. At Budget Roofing Repair, we offer services throughout Madison, Dane County, and southern Wisconsin.

When you work with our experienced contractors, you receive the personalized attention that you deserve. Because we are locally owned, there is no risk of you being lost in a corporate shuffle. From tears-offs to patching, our management is accountable for every service we perform for you. We work with roofs, siding, and gutters.

Why Is My Roof Leaking?
Indeed, one of my favorite customer calls is when the consumer states, “It only leaks when it rains!” I could be concerned if a roof leaked when it wasn’t raining. Leaks occur for several reasons. Flick through a number of the common culprits and the fee to get them fixed.

Shingles may blow off in high winds and hail. To fix blown off shingles, you first match the shingles for color and manufacturer. Then, you ought to hire you to install the shingles to manufacturer specifications.

Roof boots
Neoprene (rubber) boots can disintegrate over time. We always suggest leading boots, which are slightly more expensive but can last much longer. Even although you incur the price of removing the rubber boots and replacing them with lead boots at first, you might save your self from interior damage in the future.

If flashing, the metal installed around chimneys, dormers, and skylights, isn’t installed correctly or becomes damaged, it can cause leaks. It is a difficult one to place an amount on. Shingles surrounding the location must be removed and replaced. Siding may have to be manipulated, and flashing will need to be built to secure the area.

Roofing materials
If your roof pitch is less than 3:12, you should use roofing explicitly made for flat roofs. A 3:12 roof pitch has 3 feet of vertical rise for every single 12 feet of length.
When you have the wrong roofing material, the location will need to be completely removed before installing new roofing material.

Siding or windows
It can be a shocker: It could not even be your roof. If you have the slightest hole in your siding, water can get in and appear as a roof leak. Water entering windows can look such as a roof leak too.

Roof Repair: How to Detect a Leak
The roof plays a significant role in protecting your house and everything within it. The slightest leak or roofing problem can compromise the integrity of your roof, and cause considerable injury to your home’s structure.

Reasons for leakage
Roof leaks can occur for a variety of reasons. Severe weather, especially hail storms and high winds, may cause significant damage. Another cause is too little, or incorrectly installed flashing around the chimney. and other protrusions on the roof, like plumbing vents. Missing shingles will even cause roof leaks. Shingles are responsible for preventing water from seeping into a roof’s decking, that is usually made of wood.

Checking for leaks
It’s not hard to spot a roof leak. Look for water spots or yellowish areas on your ceiling. After having a storm, check your yard for missing shingles. Another tip is to inspect your attic during a rainstorm. Go up when it’s dark and shine a flashlight in suspect areas. The light will reflect off falling water and quickly identify the leak.

Call in a roofer
Call in a roofing contractor to inspect the damage. A good roofer should perform an extensive examination of the roof, and identify all points of leakage. Regards to the extent of the damage and age of the roof, the contractor will recommend a spot repair or overall replacement.

How to Handle an Emergency Roof Repair
You depend on the roof to protect your property and everything within it. So what would you do if a tree fell on your roof in the center of the night time, or hail and high winds ripped it apart? Would you know whom to call?

1. What qualifies as an emergency roofing repair?
Once a roofing system is compromised, it enables water infiltration. A quick roof repair or protective cover must certainly be installed to remediate further interior and structural damage. In many instances, we will see emergency tarp the hole in the roof or damaged area before the weather system passes, and we could assess the damage and propose an even more permanent roof repair.

2. What type of situations requires a roof leak repair?
In many instances, the roofing system was compromised because of weather event, animal, or fire. Mother Nature is a remarkably strong opponent for roofing systems. Winds that exceed 50 mph have the force to tear shingles from the roof and expose the substrate. Trees limbs will be torn off trees and tossed about like toothpicks, penetrating the structure. Lightning can strike and blow a hole through the roof. Raccoons and squirrels want to chew through rotted wood and create sizable holes in the roof. Fire, of course, will decimate anything in its path.

3. What happens when roofers get a call for emergency repairs?
If it’s in the center of a storm, we will wait before the storm subsides and then mobilize quickly. Safety for my workers is priority one. There’s often nothing we could reasonably do when there’s high wind, heavy rain, and lightning within a storm.

If a fire causes the roof damage, we will mobilize and attempt to bring the structure back again to a water-tight condition. Frequently, fires compromise the structural integrity of a roofing system, and that makes it dangerous to gain access to all areas of the roof. Again, the safety of my crew and the homeowners is the top priority.

4. What should a homeowner about the roof damage?
First and foremost: Don’t panic. The injury to the roof is already done. Contact your insurance provider and a professional roofing contractor to help. Be wary of storm chasers who follow such weather events and capitalize on homeowners’ fears. Invest some time to consider your repair or replacement options once a contractor has secured the roof and protected your property from further damage.

Do not attempt to correct [the roof] on your own own. There’s an excessive amount of risk of being injured, and a homeowner won’t correctly assess the actual damage. Roofs and ceilings may be repaired quickly, broken bones cannot. Document your loss and costs, in writing and with photos.