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Common Roofing Problems in Northern Wisconsin

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Roof Damage Is Costlier To Ignore Than To Repair 

If you're a Wisconsin resident, you know how harsh the elements can be on your home. Your roof is there to protect your home, and it almost always does its job, but after years of enduring blistering winters, powerful storms, and whatever other natural predicaments Wisconsin might throw at you, even the toughest of roofs will become damaged and need repairs or replacements. Luckily for Green Bay, Oshkosh, and the surrounding area's residents, Overhead Solutions is Wisconsin's top roofing repair contractor. There are countless ways that your roof can be damaged, and we have the know-how to repair or replace your roof in any situation. Here's a look at some of the most common roof problems in Wisconsin.


 Damaged roofing from a Wisconsin wind storm

Flashing is one of the most common causes of roof leaks

Your roof is covered in seams and cracks. Every roof obstruction, junction ridge and valley has a seam running down it. Each needs to be sealed with flashing to keep the elements out. Some of the most common places where flashing roof repair is needed are:

  • Chimney Flashing
  • Window Flashing
  • Vent Pipe Flashing
  • Dormer Flashing
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Overhead Solutions Fixes All Storm Damaged Roofs

Wisconsin weather is notoriously unpredictable. We can go from beautiful tailgating weather to horrible storms in the same afternoon. You never know when hail or high winds may pummel your roof and leave you with missing shingles, leaks in your roof, or loose gutters. Overhead Solutions is Wisconsin's top roofing contractor and we've seen everything that this state can throw at a roof including:

  • Hail
  • Wind
  • Trees
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Wind damage to a Wisconsin home roof
 Damaged roofing from a Wisconsin wind storm

What does Hail, Wind & Rain Damage Look like?

Storm damage takes lots of forms. Most commonly you will see wind damage, which typically looks like missing or torn shingles. High winds will get under the edges of shingles and rip up entire strips of shingles.

Hail damage is another common roofing storm damage that is common in Wisconsin. Hailstones of a large enough diameter will leave cracks in shingles, black scars where granules are knocked off, and bruises.

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Curling Shingle Prevention

If you look up at your roof and see your asphalt shingles peeling up towards the sky it may be time to call Overhead Solutions. Curling shingles may start as largely superficial damage, they will eventually lead to most serious structural damage to the underlying structure. Curling shingles can be the outcome of a number of effects. It is important to keep your roof properly maintained to avoid costly overhaul fixes. Some of the causes of curling shingles include:

  • Poor attic ventilation - If your attic isn’t well ventilated, moisture filled air that typically rises to the attic can get trapped in the decking and cause mold to form, resulting in curling shingles.
  • Improperly installed shingles - If you didn’t use Overhead Solutions for your roof’s installation, your shingles could have been placed not using enough nails, or nailed shingles in the wrong places. This can allow for the shingle to come lose, and result in curling shingles.
  • Shingles that weren’t lined up properly - The tar line wasn’t lined up by an experienced professional on each shingle, so the shingles haven’t adhered properly. This leads to curling shingles, or shingles that could potentially fall off.
  • Multi-layered roofs - Occasionally property owners choose to lay a second roof on top of the old one to save on installation costs. Though it saves in the early days, it can lead to huge costs in repairs down the road. Multi-layered roofs often lead to premature curling shingles due to the new shingles not being as secure and thus easily curled by high winds.
  • Old age - The most common cause of curling shingles is an old roof. If you have an asphalt roof done more than 15 years ago and your shingles are curling, it’s probably time for a new roof

If you’ve noticed issues regarding curling shingles, be sure to contact Overhead Solutions for effective repairs, or preventative protection.

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Before shoring up possible causes of your curling shingles like attic ventilation, its best to get the damaged shingles repaired first. Curling shingles can be resealed if the damage isn’t too severe. In other instances, replacing damaged shingles or a total roof replacement may be the best course of action.

If your roof has maxed out its life expectancy and most of your shingles are curling, it’s probably time for a full roof replacement. As mentioned before, multi-layered roofs lead to reoccurring problems later on. Two layers of shingles are almost never better than one.

A good roof will last you for decades, but eventually the freeze/thaw cycle, storms, and old age will create weaknesses. A common symptom of deteriorating roofing, is water leaking into your attic, or even into your living area.

Although roof leaks can develop anywhere, the most common places are:

  • Near dormers
  • Along seams
  • Around chimneys
  • Around vent pipes
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Roof Leak Costs Are Minimized By Early Detection & Quick Action

Very few people have money laying around for roof repairs, but once you notice water leaking through your roof it’s important not to procrastinate. Once the leak starts it will only get worse. While the leak gets bigger, the moisture it’s letting in will begin breeding mold & mildew, damaging the structure of your house, and opening the door for a whole host of additional problems.

Overhead Solutions offers financing and payment plans to help you take care of your roof leak problem before it turns into a catastrophic issue.

If The Ridge of Your Roof Looks Like A Halfpipe, It's Time To Call Overhead Solutions

It may seem obvious, but one way or another, a sagging roof is the result of inadequate structural support for the weight of the roof. Most commonly you’ll notice this in the ridge of the roof, often the middle will sag while the ends remain upright, creating a saddle shape. You may also notice sagging in the soffits, overhangs or rafters.

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It costs more to ignore a sagging roof than to fix it

A sagging roof rarely manifests on its own. If your roof is curved like a banana it’s likely the result of old age, structural damage from years of storms, heavy snow, or poor construction. Letting the problem persist will only allow those factors to continue eroding away at the integrity of your roof until your roof suffers a catastrophic failure.

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Get Pro Help For Sagging Between Trusses, Rafters and Joists

Unlike some common roofing problems, fixing sagging isn’t as easy as retrofitting some structural support to keep your roof held up. Sagging indicates serious, underlying structural issues that require professional attention.

With Overhead Solutions on the job, your roofing project will be as painless as possible. We’re one of Wisconsin’s top roofing contractors, which our satisfied customers will attest to. Most jobs can be completed in 1-2 days, and we offer financing and payment options to make the cost of a roof construction project more bearable.

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TIMBER! Is your neighbor's Tree Crushing your Roof? Call Overhead Solutions! 

Trees are a beautiful

addition to any neighborhood but come with the risk of roof damage, especially with crazy Wisconsin weather. Falling trees and branches are very common, a few things that can either weaken or knock over your tree include severe weather, fungus, and termites.

Clearing the tree damage to your roof may seem like an impossible job, but the experts at Overhead Solutions can handle it.

Free Estimates for Insurance Claims on Tree Damage To Roofs

After a tree falls on your roof, you need to meet with a roofing contractor to provide a quote to see if you should file an insurance claim. We provide free, fair estimates so you quickly know whether you need to file a claim.

If you do need to file a claim, our contractors will work with your insurance adjuster to make sure that you receive a fair settlement.

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Why You Shouldn't Wait On a Minor Roof Repair 

  • (More) bad weather can make roof damage worse and lose more money
  • Small leaks can become larger and rot the structure of your roof
  • Moisture from a damaged roof may lead to mold growth
  • Heat lost from a damaged roof leads to additional energy costs

Overhead Solutions has 24/7 emergency roof repair services to help minimize damage and protect your home.

Overhead Solutions is Wisconsin's top roof repair contractor. Get in touch if you've had a tree crash through your roof

A common problem for new roofing is buckling shingles

Often times one or two years after a new roof is installed, you may start to notice your asphalt shingles buckling and bumping. Often this is caused by moisture problems in your roofing system, or occasionally, defective roofing materials.

If your roof is covered in bumps and rises, contact Overhead Solutions. We are Northeastern Wisconsin’s top roof repair contractor.

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Causes and solutions for buckling shingles
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What causes buckling shingles?

Buckling shingles are most common within the first year of installation. The cause of buckling shingles is most often movement in roof sheathing as moisture levels rise and fall. Improper gapping can cause sheathing to push together and push shingles up.

Occasionally buckling shingles can be caused by environmental conditions during installation. If shingles are installed shortly after rain, the underlying moisture can cause movement in the roofing system.

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What can you do?

A properly installed roof should be resistant to buckling from moisture. Overhead Solutions ensures that every roof we install has taken environmental concerns into account. We can also make modifications to an existing roofing system to minimize humidity fluctuation in an attic, that includes ventilation solutions and more.









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