Roof Drip Edge

What Does a Drip Edge Do and Why It’s Important

Roof Drip Edge

Without the proper roof protection, your home can sustain water damage that may shorten its lifespan and affect the interior of your home. Thankfully, installing a drip edge provides you with an easy solution. Drip edges abide by most building codes, so little prevents you from installing them and protecting your roof.

A drip edge consists of metal flashing installed at the edge of your roof to move water away from the fascia and keep the underlying roof structure dry. It will hang off your roof above the fascia, keeping essential parts of your roof safe from damage. Drip edges come built with non-corrosive materials, ensuring their longevity and their appearance. Read more

Cedar Shake Roof Pros And Cons

What Is a Shake Roof? Pros & Cons of Cedar Shake

Cedar Shake Roof Pros And Cons

Cedar shakes and shingles make truly beautiful roofing options. Depending on the type and style of cedar roofing you choose, you can give your home that rustic, elegant look and feel. Today’s homeowners have plenty of shake roof options from which to choose.

But what is a shake roof? Our roofing experts at Nelson Contracting in Lincoln, NE, will help you better understand this roofing material that keeps growing in popularity. If you’re ready to start your new cedar shake roof installation or need assistance, call us today at (402) 464-2418. Read more

Metal Roof Costs

How Much Does a Metal Roof Cost?

Metal Roof Costs

If you need to install a new roof, then you’ve likely considered various options available to you. Today, metal roofs are all the rage. They can be visually appealing and practical, and they can withstand harsh weather better than many other types of roofing. But how much does a metal roof cost?

In this post, our dependable roofing experts at Nelson Contracting in Omaha, NE, will detail how much metal roofing typically costs and the various factors that will affect their cost. Read more

Metal Roofing Pros And Cons

Metal Roofing Pros and Cons (The Need to Know)

Metal Roofing Pros And Cons

A Closer Look at Metal Roofing

If you need to replace an existing roof or install a new one, you may want to consider a metal roof. But before you buy, plan to do some research and weigh the pros and cons of metal roofing versus other roofing materials.

In this post, our trusted roofing experts at Nelson Contracting in Lincoln, NE, break down some metal roofing pros and cons to help you decide whether metal roofing meets the needs of your home. If you still need help or are ready to start with new metal roofing installation, call our team at (402) 464-2418. Read more

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Asphalt vs. Metal Roofing: Which is Better?


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A good roof protects a home’s inhabitants from the fiercest storms and the most sweltering heat. Replacing a roof is a big investment, but it’s also an opportunity to make an important choice: asphalt or metal roofing?

Nelson Contracting has been installing, repairing, and replacing roofs in Lincoln, NE, for over 20 years. Our experts know all the pros and cons of each material, and they’re standing by to discuss them with you at (402) 464-2418. Meanwhile, here is a comparison to help you understand some of the differences between asphalt vs. metal roof materials. Read more

fireproof roofing

Fireproof Roof: A Closer Look At Fire Resistant Roof Materials


Fireproof roof

For the right materials to make your roof fire-resistant, the Nelson Contracting team in Lincoln, NE, can get you started.

Your roof has all the conditions for a fire to break out and spread quickly, making it a dangerous hotspot. Luckily, there are ways you can ensure a fire-resistant roof by using the proper fireproofing material. Three classes measure fire resistance level: Class A, which means it takes the roof about two or more hours to ignite; Class B, about one hour; and Class C, around 20 minutes. Read more

Roof Dryer Vent Fire

How to Clean the Dryer Vent on a Roof

Roof Dryer Vent Fire

Cleaning Dryer Vents on Your Roof

Home maintenance is crucial for keeping the building and its features from degrading prematurely or becoming hazardous. Unfortunately, homeowners sometimes neglect key maintenance steps like cleaning dryer vents on roofs until problems arise. Read more

Cedar Shake Roof Lifespan

How Long Does a Cedar Shake Roof Last

Cedar Shake Roof Lifespan

Cedar Shake Shingles Life Expectancy

Buildings throughout the world use cedar shakes to construct roofs with high-durability and a rustic appeal. Homeowners and business owners alike find the roofing material beneficial, and they are not incorrect; cedar shake roofing offers plenty of advantages. Read more