Residential Roofing

Roof Repair

The Wisconsin climate, along with normal aging and inevitable wear and tear, will take their toll on the roof of your home. Regular roof inspections from a licensed roof inspector can save you money on roof repairs in the long run. Thanks to our thorough inspection process, we’ll help you understand what areas of concern may exist in your roof. We’ll also provide you with a detailed report, which will be of benefit when dealing with insurance claims.


It’s tempting to think that you’ll save money making repairs yourself. However, there are factors you should be aware of before tackling a DIY roofing repair.


For example, when was the last time you were actually on your roof? Unless you have the necessary experience and safety equipment to scale your roof, simply getting to the problem can be a risky move. Additionally, do you know what you’re looking for? Damage is not always apparent to the untrained eye, leading to missing significant problems – problems that can grow into much bigger ones over time.


The best, most cost-effective (and safest) option is to hire a team of professionals like Exterior Solutions to make sure all repairs are done correctly the first time.


If you’re interested in saving money on roof repairs, do a thorough visual inspection of your roof several times a year, especially after storms. From the ground, use a pair of binoculars to inspect your roof. You’re looking for streaking stains, curled or buckled shingles, and areas on the roof missing granules or rusted flashings.


You can also inspect your roof from the inside by looking for water stains, moss, or mold in the attic. If you see any of these issues, call us immediately to do a thorough assessment. Keeping track of your roof regularly is the best way to ensure that minor repairs stay small and don’t turn into big problems later.


If you’ve noticed minor issues with your roof, call our team at Exterior Solutions today to prevent those minor issues from turning into big problems later.

Roof Replacement

Sooner or later, every roof needs to be replaced, usually due to the long-term effects of weathering. Generally speaking, any residential roof more than 20 years old is likely a prime candidate for re-roofing. Missing shingles, holes, bare spots, curling shingles, cracks, and even dark streaks are all signs which show the integrity of your roof has been compromised. It is no longer protecting your family to its fullest potential.


Some simple roof repair jobs involve an easy shingle replacement or small patch job and can be completed in a day. If you have significant repairs, it’s always worth it to compare the cost-effectiveness of a full installation rather than making costly repairs to a roof that will likely need to be replaced soon.


Consider these factors when deciding between a repair or roof replacement:


Age: Most residential homes use asphalt shingles that have a lifespan of approximately 20 years, depending on the quality of initial installation, weather patterns, and roof slope. If the roof is more than 20 years old, it’s probably time to replace it.


Leak Locations: If you have an isolated leak in one specific area, a patch job will get it fixed easily and quickly. If you have multiple leaks that have spread across the surface, it might be time to replace them.


Selling Your Home: If you have roof issues and are looking to sell your home in the next few years, consider replacing the roof before you list your home. Roof issues will come up in a home inspection, and you may be required to fix or replace them. If you have only a few trouble spots, but the rest of the roof is in good condition, a repair job might suffice. The best way to determine this is to have an expert inspection completed first.


Valleys and Chimneys: If shingles in the valleys of your roof are damaged, that’s usually a sign you need a complete replacement. If the damage is found around the chimney, it might be sufficient to replace flashing. As always, a professional inspection is the best way to know for sure.


Whether you’re considering a full roof replacement or wondering if those repairs may more extensive than they appear, our team of experts is ready and willing to help. Contact Exterior Solutions today!


Being GAF certified means we can give every customer a 50-year non-pro-rated dimensional shingle at a 30-year shingle price. We also take it upon ourselves to register every warranty on behalf of the customer. We use nothing but the best building materials available and don’t cut corners. Our projects typically take between 1 to 2 days to complete, barring any major projects.

Roofing, siding, gutters, doors, and windows are the main services we offer at Exterior Solutions. We have custom options for each service to fit your home with the design you dream of.


We value our customers, which is why we want to make sure no client goes without getting the roof they desire. That’s why at Exterior Solutions, we price match all local competitors, plus we offer financing through Green Sky Finance. Find Out More.