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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Installing New Roof Tiles

Why You Shouldn’t Work on Your Own Roof

Installing New Roof Tiles

Plenty of homeowners out there pride themselves on keeping and caring for their own house. Some folks love to do all their own landscaping, all their own painting, or even build their own decks and lawn pieces. Plus, all of us like to save a few bucks. However, when it comes to dealing with your roof, there’s just no good excuse for doing things on your own. Read more

Reroofing Your Home

Is Cleaning My Roof Necessary?

Cleaning A Roof

Any proud homeowner wants to keep their most valuable asset looking its best. Whenever your paint starts to chip, or your siding starts to fade, you feel the pressure to call a painter or contractor to come fix it. After all, the neighbors can all see! Read more

Leaky Skylight

How to Fix a Leaky Skylight on My Roof

Leaky Skylight

You’ve just installed a skylight in your home, and you absolutely love it. Waking up reading the newspaper and eating breakfast underneath the warm and vibrant sun is a great way to start your morning. Then, a few months after installation, you notice it’s leaking.

Skylights continue to grow in popularity among homeowners all across the country because they can take the appearance and feel of your home to the next level. Unfortunately, as with anything to do with your roof, sometimes leaks happen, and they require your immediate attention. Read more

Roof Replacement

Roof Replacement: 4 Types of GAF® Roofing Shingles You Should Know About

Types of GAF® Roofing ShinglesWe all know someone whose roof home could use a little attention… especially their roof. When it comes to a complete re-roof, homeowners should understand their options. As a longstanding roofing company, we know and trust GAF®. Here are some of the reasons you should too:

GAF is the recognized leader in commercial and residential roofing nationwide. For over a century, the company has been manufacturing innovative products that help homeowners protect the things they treasure most.

The shingle lines offered by GAF have changed the way local homeowners look at residential asphalt shingles roofing. As a GAF Master Elite™ roofing contractor, Nelson Contracting offers their top-of-the-line products. Here are four shingle styles you can choose for your home: Read more

roof maintenance

Roof Maintenance: Why Should You Take It Seriously?

Did you know that regularly maintained roofs last 50% longer than those that only get checked when there is leakage? Scheduling routine inspections semi-annually, before, and after the most damaging season of the year can make your roof last as long as possible. Read more