Last day of Winter 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska. An afternoon weather mix that altered between sunshine, small hail pellets, brief periods of near white out snow conditions, and more sunshine.
First day of Spring 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska. Sunny and cool, barely any wind. Afternoon temperatures back into the high 60s.
Third day of Spring 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska. Another weather mix that varied from some early morning sunshine to rain in the afternoon and on to sleet and snow after dark.
And while Omaha weather may have seemed as crazy as a March hare, a look at the rest of the state proved even more confusing. In fact, on the third day of spring, March 23, 2016, the state of Nebraska had everything from a Tornado Watch to a Winter Storm Warning to a Blizzard Warning to a Winter Weather Advisory issued by 3:30 pm. That is a crazy weather pattern. And while the snow which turned to hail was often described as dippin’ dot balls, the larger hail and strong winds had many home owners contacting a roofing company the next morning. Although many states claim to have all four seasons in the same few days, Nebraska is especially notorious for its strange weather variations.
Roofing Company Estimates Give Home Owners an Idea of Storm Damage
Although the beginning of Spring 2016 may have seemed uncertain, longtime residents of Nebraska know that taking the first blooms of daffodils as a sign that winter is really over is unwise. Spring storms can be some of the most violent and residential roofing repair companies are often the busiest during the months of high winds and hail. In fact, the days and weeks after destructive weather are some of the most busy times for a roofing company.
Currently, over 50,000 businesses offer installation, roofing, siding, and sheet metal work. Add in the number of businesses who replace windows and skylights after a round of spring storms and the streets of the affected areas will be crowded with work trucks and teams for months.
Roof Repair and Siding Replacement Help Home Owners Maintain the Value of Their Property
No matter where you are in the country, a vast majority of homeowners see the exterior of their homes as one entity. These 88% of home owners do not look at their homes as a sum of its separate components. Property values are dependent upon proper home maintenance, and few things speak louder about the value of a home than the roof, siding and windows.
So wether you are looking for a residential roofing company to replace the shingles on an older home or you are hiring a team to repair a new roof damages in a storm, finding a reputable and trusted company is important. In almost all cases, a local roofing contractor will provide the best service. Starting with local referrals and ending with jobs completed on time, a local roofing company is often easier to communicate with and follow up with.
If there is one good thing about the need to replace a roof it is the opportunity to take advantage of the newest roofing technologies. While old asphalt shingles may have had short life spans and been products that would remain in landfills longer than they were ever on a roof, the same is not true of the newest roofing materials. In fact, the recycled content of the steel in a metal roof is more than 55% when it is examined from production to installation to reuse. This percentage is far superior to old asphalt shingles. Composite roofing materials are also more friendly to the environment.
And while making a smaller carbon footprint is important, home owners also consider another factor when they are selecting their new roofing choices. Nearly 72% of homeowners say they select new roofing materials that require little or no maintenance. With some composite shingles and metal roofs coming with warranties that last more than 50 years, home owners who replace roofs may be doing so for the last time.
New roofs can bring new value to a home. Selecting the best materials and having them installed by the best contractors can mean a maintenance free roof that lasts for years.
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