Attic Insulation

Is My Attic Properly Insulated?

Attic Insulation

Most homeowners assume that the primary use of their attic is extra storage space for their house. However, the primary purpose of an attic is to regulate the temperature of your roof. Ideally, this is achieved through efficient attic insulation and ventilation techniques. Read more

Ceiling Stains

I See a Water Stain on my Ceiling – Do I Have a Roof Leak?

Ceiling Stains

Every homeowner’s worst nightmare is a leaky roof. Maybe your town just experienced a once-in-a-decade mega rainstorm, or maybe that roof shingle you hadn’t gotten around to replacing finally let the water come streaming in. Regardless of the cause, a leaking roof can be a serious pain. If you need immediate assistance, call Nelson Contracting (402) 464-2418. Read more

If You Have a Leaking Roof Pipe Vent, Get It Fixed

What is a Roof Pipe Vent?

A roof pipe vent in a home allows gases from the structure, particularly from the kitchen and bathrooms, to escape and keep the airflow circulating within. These are a necessary component of any house to keep the building fresh and healthy to inhabit. Read more

Prevent Roof Rot

How to Prevent Roof Rot with These Simple Tips

Prevent Roof Rot

As a homeowner, one of the worst things that can happen to your home is having a rotting roof. Not only is it often expensive to repair, but it can also allow rain or snow to leak in through the ceiling and cause further damage to the interior of your house. Additionally, a rotten roof can lead to more serious complications such as mold or other toxic substances invading your home. If you have an emergency, call Nelson Contracting at (402) 464-2418. Read more

Remove Snow From Roof

The Proper Way To Remove Snow From Your Roof

Remove Snow From Roof

If you live in Nebraska, part of your regular roof maintenance inevitably involves clearing off snow.

Allowing too much heavy snow and ice to accumulate without taking the trouble to remove it can be extremely damaging. In the best scenario, you’ll end up needing to get your roof repaired. Heavy snowfall combined with neglect can cause the whole structure to fail. If this happens, you will need a complete roof replacement.
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Prevent Ice Dam Roof

How to Prevent an Ice Dam on My Roof

Prevent Ice Dam Roof

If you’re a homeowner in an area of the US that sees a lot of snow during the winter, it’s not if but when you’ll experience your first ice dam. This thick buildup of ice begins at the edge of the roof and grows upward toward the ridge, sometimes covering as much as 10 feet of shingles. Read more

Roof Flashing

Why is Roof Flashing Necessary? What Does it Do?

Roof Flashing

Roof flashing is an essential component of your roof. It secures the joints and edges of your roof as well as places where water accumulates like valleys between roof sections. High-quality flashing that is properly installed will direct water away from the vulnerable roofing area and towards the water drainage system.

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Prevent Roof Collapse

Look for These Signs Before a Roof Collapse

Prevent Roof Collapse

Roofs typically deteriorate over time because of their reliance on structural support and exposure to moisture and the elements. If you don’t maintain and care for your property’s roof, eventually, it will collapse.

A roof does not, however, collapse overnight. A collapsing roof is the result of multiple structural issues that develop over time. Long before a roof collapse, it will exhibit warning signs that indicate the need for a repair job. In this post, Nelson Contracting will be discussing the signs that you should look for before a roof collapse.

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Roof Lightning Strike

When Lightning Strikes Your Roof, Here’s What You Do

Roof Lightning Strike

Lightning strikes the earth millions of times per day. A lightning bolt is an electrostatic discharge between a storm cloud and the ground, and it has millions of volts of power. Since lightning strikes are such a common phenomenon, your house may also be struck by lightning at some point.

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Metal Roof Inspection

Why You Should Have Your Roof Inspected

Metal Roof Inspection

Keeping your roof well-maintained is critical to ensuring it keeps you protected for a long time. A roof replacement is one of the most expensive and time-consuming repairs a homeowner ever faces. Just like with your car, it’s important to regularly inspect your roof to keep it in tip-top shape.

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