• Your Roof and Extreme Weather

    Look at any news, weather channel or newspaper and you will see and read stories about extreme weather locally, nationally or internationally. There are episodes of heavy rains, high winds, tornadoes, extreme heat and cold all over the globe. Talk with your neighbors, family, work colleagues about roofing in Janesville, Wisconsin. Basically, we are all seeing and feeling it. The summers are hotter, the rains are heavier, the winds are stronger, the winters are more intense. How does extreme weather affect your roof on your house?

    Garage roof damaged from strong winds

    Think about the prophecies we hear about in church on Sundays. These include plagues, pests, famine, floods, earthquakes and volcanoes, (not so much in Rock County), the Devil (at least on Halloween or when we are tempted). We live through seasons of weather that have a major affect on the materials and roof in our home. The stress buildings endure over time leads to deterioration. The roof alone gets at least 250 days of direct sunlight every year. Think what your skin would look like after that amount of time without protection. Over twenty years, not pretty, right!

    Stripping old roofing material from the plywood substrate
  • Neighbors helping neighbors with roof repair

    McGarry's House in Milton, Wisconsin showing the new roof repair produced simultaneously with the neighbors house

    McGarry’s house re-roofed simultaneously with the neighbor’s.

    Reduced costs from the consolidation of roofing materials for two houses produced a savings by purchasing materials for both projects at the same time. The neighbor returned from vacation with a new roof to realize a substantial savings on roofing materials. And, to enjoy the July 4th Independence Day Celebration with a freshly renovated house.

    Material decisions are important aspects to consider when estimating a roof repair. Many items exhibit a cost-per-unit decrease when the quantity of items purchased increases. Imagine that the price to replace the gray asphalt shingles on your house is $0.05 each, a nickel a piece. Not bad right! That fits your budget.

    Neighbor's House in Milton, Wisconsin

    McGarry’s neighbor’s house

    Now imagine the neighbor next door, or across the street, talks with you and wants to explore hiring the same roofing company. They want to examine if the estimate decreases by consolidating two projects combining the roofing material purchases. For example, you purchase gray shingles and the neighbor purchases red shingles. The roofing company can place an order for five thousand shingles; fifty percent or two thousand five hundred in gray, and another fifty percent – two thousand five hundred shingles in red. Brilliant! The cost per shingle reduces from $0.5 cents each for one roof repair, to $0.25 cents each for two roof repairs ordered at the same time. You save 50% on material costs by consolidating orders for re-roofing two homes together… hypothetically that is. Call for a no cost estimate to compare the costs.

    Neighbors helping neighbors with roof repair. That is the way it should be in our communities like Milton, Wisconsin. We live here too!

  • Roofing St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Evansville, Wisconsin

    St. Paul's Church with crane used repair the steeple.

    Hail Aunt Grace! She taught us love and respect, and how to pick four leaf clovers.