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Common Roofing Problems in Fox Valley

Deteriorated Shingles

The Basics: Shingles provide crucial protection for your house in Appleton. They direct the flow of water off your roof and prevent leaks getting in, along with energy getting out.

Why it happens: Shingles are constantly exposed to the harsh elements so that you won't be. Due to the strong lake effects of Lake Michigan & Lake Winnebago, shingles on Fox Valley buildings see increased rain, snow, and wind. Exceptionally strong weather and extreme temperatures cause shingles to deteriorate faster. Even moss can cause damage to shingles if not located and removed quickly. 

How to prevent it: With regular roof inspections from Infinity Exteriors, we'll ensure this doesn’t cause further problems. If shingles are already damaged, we will quickly replace affected shingles or do a roof tear-off if absolutely necessary.

Ice Damming

The Basics: In the winter, your cozy, heated home warms the roof, melting snow and ice. The water then flows down into drastically colder eaves and gutters, causing it to refreeze, gradually creating ice dams. Eventually, more water will gather behind these ice dams and remain on your shingles, leading to leaks into your roof structure, attic, and house interior.  This is an especially common problem in older Fox Valley homes.

Why it happens: Improper attic insulation is the main factor for shingles heating up in Fox Valley. Your attic space should be as close to the outside air temperature as possible, as to not melt all the snow and ice off your roof in the winter.

How to prevent it: Infinity Exteriors contractors recommend installing AttiCat Blown-In insulation for maximum temperature stability. AttiCat insulation keeps heat in your home not on your roof, preventing ice dams from forming. With proper insulation, your home stays warm and cozy, plus you'll be saving on energy bills throughout the long Fox Valley, Wisconsin winters!  

Leaky Flashing

The Basics: Flashing is considered as any weatherproof material added to joints or seams in the roof to prevent water damage.

Why it happens: If the flashing is not installed correctly, it won't have any luck stopping leaks. Chimneys, window lattices, roof valleys & ridges, and other vulnerable seams and joints of the roof need to have flashing to keep out water.

How to prevent it: The experts at Infinity will recommend the right material for your roof’s flashings that won't only prevent further leaks, but complement the aesthetic of your home.  We provide estimates upfront on new flashing installation and old flashing replacement in Fox Valley so you won't have any surprises with the cost.  

Leaky Chimney

The Basics:  A chimney is meant to funnel smoke and gases safely out of your home from your fireplace or boiler, but without proper protection, your chimney could be funneling water into your home as well. 

Why it happens: Older chimneys or poorly constructed ones commonly become compromised. The flue is meant to let gas and smoke out, not stop rain from getting in, leading to water damage in your house. When the mortar in the seams between the chimney and the rest of the roof becomes damaged by water, this is also primed for dangerous leaks. 

How to prevent it: Installing a chimney cap is the first and most efficient way to stop rainwater from entering your chimney. Additional flashings around the base of your chimney will also protect the mortar seams from deterioration, preventing serious water damage to your Appleton home. 

Leaky Roof Valley

The Basics: A roof valley is where two sections of roof come together, usually at an angle. This can be where a new addition is placed in adjunction with the old roof, or how the house was always designed.

Why it happens: A valley is a natural weak spot on the roof due to easier accumulation of water and common improver shingle alignments and cuts. New additions especially are more likely to experience a leak after settling with a contrasting older roof section. 

How to prevent it: Infinity Exteriors installs shingle coverings over roof valleys to keep rainwater and snowmelt out of your house. Another solution our roofing experts provide is cutting the shingles so they divert water as originally intended. We also ad aluminum gutters that will collect the water and dispose of it away from the rest of your home.

Rotted Fascia Board

The Basics: The fascia is the wood board running along the edge of your roof. Fascia's are meant to keep moisture out of your home and attic, but an excess of water pouring over your fascia board will cause it to rot.

Why it happens: Improperly installed gutters cause fascia boards to deal with more water than they are built for. A misaligned drip edge will allow water to soak your fascia board and rot it. Clogged gutters also have the potential to allow water to back up underneath the drip edge and get into the fascia.

How to prevent it: Fascia board rot can be prevented or delayed by installing a drip edge, repairing/replacing broken gutters, clearing gutters, or painting/caulking the fascia board. Keeping the fascia board intact will also help protect your soffits from water damage, a much more expensive problem to repair.

Bird & Squirrel Nesting

The Basics: In the notoriously cold Wisconsin weather, humans aren't the only ones seeking shelter. Critters will try to find their way into exposed attic spaces and anywhere else dry and warm enough for a suitable nesting habitat.

Why it happens: Even the smallest of openings in a deteriorated roof is enough for birds and small rodents to squeeze into. Soffit vents, chimneys, gutters, and window wells can all provide access points for these animals. Gutters in particular provide a convenient place for birds to build their nests, blocking water runoff and potentially causing harmful water damage to your home. 

How to prevent it: You can always reduce the chance of unwanted bird and squirrel guests by reducing their access points. AttiCat Blown-In insulation is an alternative to traditional soffit, which rodents are known to nest in during winter. Installing a covered aluminum gutter will also minimize entry points and detract birds from building nests. 

Roof Buckling

The Basics: Buckling is when the surface of your roof becomes warped, and shingles become bent and uneven.

Why it happens: Your shingles, underlayment, and decking can all be affected by moisture or heat. This may be due to inadequate ventilation or improperly installed roof components. 

How to prevent it: The Appleton roofing experts at Infinity Exteriors will determine the current cause of the roof buckling and find the best solution to prevent further buckling. We repair roofs the right way so we don’t have to come back and fix it again next year. 

Quality Appleton Roofing Repairs

Our Fox Valley roofing contractors are skilled and seasoned in Appleton roofing repairs for all aspects of your roofing system.  While many roof repair issues are caused by improper installation of roofing shingles, other causes can include improper insulation of your attic, inadequate attic intake ventilation, and other sources which are often ignored by many Appleton roofing contractors.  Infinity Exteriors is more than just an Appleton roofing company.  Instead of employing simple shingle patching and replacement techniques requiring additional roofing repair service every couple of years, our Fox Valley roofing contractors have a thorough knowledge of roof systems to stop the problem at its source for a most complete, long-lasting roof repair.  Infinity Exteriors of Appleton is the best choice for roof repair and roof replacement in the Fox Valley area because we look at your roof repair issue in the context of your entire roofing system and find the underlying cause of your roof repair need.

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Appleton Roofing Repair Warranties

Our Appleton roofing contractors are qualified to make roofing repairs under the roofing manufacturer's warranties even if a different Fox Valley roofing contractor installed your roof.  Infinity Exteriors utilizes the highest-quality roofing system components with the best manufacturer's warranties ensuring an Appleton roof repair guaranteed to last far into the future. Our affordable payment plans will ensure you can get the repairs you need now, saving yourself more expensive repairs in the future. We offer a lifetime warranty on any roofing system installed by our roofing contractors. 

If you encounter a problem with an Infinity Exteriors Fox Valley roofing system today, tomorrow, or thirty years from now, our Appleton roofing contractors will fix it. From meeting the manufacturers' warranty requirements on roofing products installed by other Appleton roofing contractors to offering a lifetime guarantee on Fox Valley roofing systems installed by us, Infinity Exteriors roofing warranties have you covered. For all kinds of exterior remodeling, Infinity Exteriors provides you with the highest quality service in Wisconsin.

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