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This issue of the Dimension Design-Build-Remodel e-newsletter includes information on…

  • how to know if you need a new roof
  • improving indoor air quality
  • following us on Facebook
  • Brookfield lot availability
  • feedback from our clients
  • Father’s Day Facts

We look forward to working with you on your next home building or renovation project.

Determining if a New Roof is Needed

Homeowners completing maintenance on their home often prioritize areas they use on a regular basis. In addition to what they see or use daily, homeowners also need to look up to ensure their roof is looking good and functioning properly.

With that in mind, the following are activities to carry out to determine if your home may need a new roof.

  • Examine your files to determine the last time the roof was replaced or reshingled. Knowing that information and the types of materials used will assist in determining whether the roof has viability remaining. For example, an asphalt shingle roof usually lasts 20 to 25 years, while shingles mounted on another layer of shingles is typically replaced after 20 years.
  • Before looking at your roof from outside, visit your attic. With a flashlight, look under the eaves to determine if you see light entering through the top of the house. In addition, be on the lookout for streaks or stains, as they indicate a roof leak.
  • Evaluate your home’s rooftop periodically to ensure it looks good, particularly after rain or snow storms. Shingles are designed to lie flat against the roof, so if there are areas with cracked, curled, bald, or buckling shingles, repairs are necessary. If there are many areas with these characteristics, it is likely a roof replacement is necessary.
  • Look in the gutters and downspouts for shingle granules. If you see a significant number of granules, that is a sign the shingles are reaching the conclusion of their lifecycle.
  • Evaluate the flashing and seals around vents, skylights, and chimneys for cracks or breaks, as they may cause leaks. In homes built before 1990, flashing is often comprised of roof cement or tar. Today, it is suggested that a metal flashing system be installed for increased permanence.
  • Inspect the roof surface for indications of trapped moisture, deteriorating boards, or drooping, especially at the roof’s lowest points A sagging roof is a clear indicator that replacement is necessary and it should be done soon to prevent additional home damage.
  • While having moss as part of your yard’s landscaping is appropriate, there are issues when it is found on the roof. Moss, as well as mold and fungi, may signify trapped moisture, which can destroy the structure. To remove moss that accumulates in a roof’s shaded corners, use a stiff brush, but be sure to correct the triggering issues.

Having some damaged shingles or a small leak does not mean it is necessary to install a new roof. If it was done correctly and the materials are less than 15 years old, repairs may be appropriate. A roof may organically come to the point where it no longer functions as it should without suffering a significant breakdown. It just may no longer look attractive and regular maintenance becomes tiresome.

Keep in mind that deferring roof replacement may lead to larger issues in the future. If you see the cautionary indicators outlined above, contact a professional to evaluate the roof and provide costs on doing a replacement.

For more information about whether you may need a new roof, visit our website or call Dimension Design-Build-Remodel at 262-402-6602 to arrange an appointment.

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Benefits of a HEPA Filtration System

At Dimension Design-Build-Remodel, we have made it a priority to build and renovate homes with a focus on creating an environment that produces enhanced indoor air quality. One of the ways we achieve this objective is through the installation of a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Filtration System.

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Brookfield Lots Available

Brookfield lots are still available for purchase! Each lot includes a spectacular view with costs starting at $175,000.

You have the flexibility to choose one of our current floor plans, including one of the “healthy home” models, or we can create a new personalized plan for you. The minimum size requirement for a home on a lot is 1,600 square feet. Subdivision rules do not apply.

Call us today at 262-402-6602 for more information and to discuss the purchase of one of these terrific lots.

What Our Customers Say

They gave me an estimate for remodeling a kitchen, first floor, bathroom, master bath remodel project. They are very professional. I had nothing but good things to think about them during the process. It just came down to a cost issue. Their bid process was cleaner than any other one I had. In one swoop, they brought every sub-contractor in at one time. They were good.

Tom S. Brookfield

We used Dimension to construct a lower level bathroom in our townhouse in June 2010. It was a build from scratch, including the need to relocate and add some plumbing lines (and access others though the lower level concrete floor), add walls and electricity, provide finished cabinetry and tile work. While we did not want to over-improve the space, we wanted a simple classic look that would blend into the finishes in the rest of our home and not look like an add-on or after-thought.

We were pleased with Dimension’s work. Dave Kallie paid attention to the details in the planning process and prepared a thoughtful design. He presented us a detailed timeline and budget, and Dimension adhered to it throughout. The work was of very good quality. And when the occasional issue arose -- as they always seem to in projects like this -- Dave was very responsive in resolving any problem and finding ways of dealing with the unexpected. We would gladly use Dimension again for another project in our home and recommend Dimension to others looking for quality remodeling and building services.

Ken and Anne, Milwaukee

Father’s Day Facts

  1. The first local Father's Day was celebrated June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington.
  2. In 1916, US President Woodrow Wilson approved the idea of observing an annual Father's Day.
  3. President Calvin Coolidge made Father's Day a national event in 1924.
  4. President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation in 1966 declaring the third Sunday of June as Father's Day.
  5. Father's Day is the fourth most popular card-sending holiday, with an estimated $100 million in card sales.
  6. Roses are the official flower for Father's Day. A red rose is worn in the lapel if your father is living, a white rose if he is deceased.
  7. Seventy-five percent of Americans plan to celebrate or acknowledge Father’s Day.
  8. The necktie is the most popular of all Father's Day gifts according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Hammers and golf clubs are also popular presents for the day.
  9. The world's oldest father was an Indian farmer named Nanu Ram Jogi, who fathered his 21st child at the age of 90 in 2007.
  10. On Father's Day in Germany, men drink all day at beer gardens.
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