If you’ve been putting off a roofing inspection or know you have a leak but keep putting it off, now is the time to call your roof repair company. Of course, when you know you have a problem, time only makes the repair bigger and more expensive. However, many roof leaks and roofing issues don’t make themselves known until there is snow on your roof and it begins to melt.

Winter is Coming

We couldn’t resist the motto from Game of Thrones because it’s true. The Milwaukee area gets snow and sometimes when the snow fall starts, we have snow on our roofs for weeks at a time. If there’s snow on your roof, we can’t repair it. In fact, there are some roof repairs we can’t do when the temperatures are below freezing so even if it doesn’t snow, you’re putting your home at greater risk by putting off your roof repair.

 A Neglected Roof Needs Early Replacement

There comes a point that a roof repair won’t solve your problems. If you neglect performing repairs when you first realize you need them you may be facing an early roof replacement. A small leak can damage more than you think. Remember that water expands when it freezes and when you have a small hole with water in it and that water freeze, it expands the hole. Repeat this process a few days in a row and that small hole isn’t so small anymore. The more water that gets in the more damage to your roof deck, insulation and even your ceiling and walls.


Granted not many people let their roofs go to the point a pest can get in but we’ve seen bats, squirrels, mice and snakes in attics. It’s likely they got in through a small issue with the roof, soffits, or fascia. Your roofing contractor should inspect your entire roofing system and make repairs to whatever they find. When creatures take up residence in your home, they often die there which leads to a whole other set of problems.

Don’t neglect a roofing inspection or needed roof repair to save a few dollars now. It will cost you more in the long run. Frank-Dale Roofing & Exteriors is your local roof repair company serving Franklin, Greendale and surrounding areas. Call us today for your no obligation roofing inspection – 414-425-5796 or fill out our contact form and we’ll call you.