Winter And Your Roof

The Effects of Winter on Your Roof and Their Solutions

The Nebraska winter can take its toll on your roofing system. This is why many experts recommend semi-annual inspections to ensure your roofing system is intact before and after the year’s most damaging season. Your trusted roofing contractor Nelson Contracting discusses this in detail.


Winter And Your Roof 


Strong windstorms happen in winter months in Nebraska. Loose shingles and weak pieces of flashing could easily blow off during a storm. Your roof’s rakes and ridges take the most hit because they’re openly exposed to constant streams of wind. Furthermore, cold temperatures can elevate the chances of roofing failure. Aging asphalt shingles become more brittle, losing the elasticity they need to weatherproof your home. We offer the best roof repair service in Omaha, Lincoln and the surrounding cities.

Ice and Snow

Ice damming allows melted water to seep underneath your shingles, creating leak points. Unbridled ice dams instigate water intrusion, damaging vulnerable areas, especially the wood decking. Like too much snow, it adds tremendous weight on your roofing system. The longer it sits on top of your roof’s surface, the greater the potential damage. As your trusted Lincoln roofing company, we recommend that you remove snow on top of your system to prevent further damage.

One of the reasons ice dams occur is because of poor attic ventilation. Your home’s inability to expel excessive moisture in the attic causes uneven roof temperature. In turn, the plane of your roof is hotter than the eaves. This allows the snow to melt on the surface and refreeze when it reaches the edge. An expert contractor like us can identify and fix attic vent problems during inspection to help prevent icicles from materializing again.

Call a company that provides that necessary roofing services for your needs. As a Master Elite™ roofer, Nelson Contracting specializes in repairing and replacing GAF asphalt shingles. We can fix any winter damage your roof has incurred and prepare it for the upcoming season.

To schedule your roof inspection, call us today at (402) 374-4233. We offer roofing services in Lincoln, NE, and the surrounding areas.