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Getting a new roof installed is a big deal and not to be taken lightly. A new roof is an investment in your home and great way to add some value and appeal to your home as well. Roofs are an important part of a home and when the roof is in good condition it can last a long time and help care for your home. You can’t just say you need a new roof and that is the end of the conversation. There are many different things to consider when choosing a new roof to be installed in your home. Deciding that you need a roof is just the first step. This is best done when a professional inspects that roofs and deems it necessary to replace it instead of repairing it. You also need to have a licensed and experienced roofing contractor to replace the roof for you. Another decision that you need to make is what kind of materials you are going to have installed and what is best for you.

Nickerson Roofing lists what you should consider when you are choosing a material for your new roof.

What Amount You Can Afford to Pay For Your New Roof: When you want to install a new roof you need to decide what you can afford to pay. That can be a big part in deciding the type of material that you should purchase. Some materials are cheaper to have installed but may not last as long. Others will last longer but may cost more up front to purchase and have installed. Shingles are an option that may be better priced but tiles are a product that can last longer.
Roof & House Color & Decor Combinations: If you go outside and look around your neighborhood you will notice a theme with the roofs. That is not always the material that you have to go with but it is a great idea to look at what fits the areas look and feel best. Many times sticking with the materials that other neighbors have used helps the house to look blended into the neighborhood. You can use the same materials but go with a different color if you want to change it up a bit. The type of roofing material that you use should complement the house as well as the surrounding buildings.

If you want to have a new roof installed, call Nickerson Roofing in Truckee, Mystic, Floriston, Olympic Valley, Alpine Meadows, Tahoe City, Dollar Point, Ridgewood, Carnelian Bay, Kings Beach, Eder, Norden, Soda Springs & The North Lake Tahoe Basin of California today!

If you have a roof that has been damaged you need to get it repaired as soon as possible. Most of the time roof damage is done through some kind of disaster that has caused the shingles, tiles, or cedar shake roofing material to come off or shift where they were originally placed. If they are out of the place due to bad weather many times they can be repaired instead of paying for a an entire roof replacement. The roof can also be damaged by debris that has fallen on the roof or if someone walks on the roof and causes damage. Whatever the reason you are going to regret not repairing the roof when the first sign of rain shows up. The rain can cause even more damage to your home and that will end up costing you more money in repairs. Whether you have a small amount or damage or a large amount, a professional roofing company can come out and inspect the damage and give you an estimate on repairs.

Nickerson Roofing Company lists why you need to have your roof repaired and how it is done.

Why Should You Have Your Roof Repaired: The most important reason to have your roof repaired if there is any damage is to stop the spread of said damage. As soon as the weather starts to act up again, additional tiles or shingles can start to come off more easily. The more damage there is to the roof, the more it will cost you to have it repaired and the bigger the chance that you may need to replace the entire roof. Another reason is your home is not susceptible to the elements such as water and snow. The water can now seep through the damaged part of the roof and get into your homes attic or crawl space. This will lead to water damage that can then lead to mold and mildew growth. Once you have mold, you are in for a much larger clean up that has to be done by a remediation specialist.
How Is The Roof Repaired: The best thing about having your roof repaired is that you can contact a professional roofing company that can come out and look at the damage and assess it to determine the cost of repairs. They also have access to the materials, knowledge and experience that are needed to make the repairs and leave the roof looking as good as new!

If you have damage to your roof call Nickerson Roofing Truckee, Mystic, Floriston, Olympic Valley, Alpine Meadows, Tahoe City, Dollar Point, Ridgewood, Carnelian Bay, Kings Beach, Eder, Norden, Soda Springs & The North Lake Tahoe Basin of California today for an estimate.

This time of year we experience heavy rain fall, drafty winds and other sorts of bizarre weather that spring ushers in. “April showers bring May flowers” and “In like a lion and out like a lamb” are not far from the truth when it comes to the weather that spring hits our homes with. Protecting your home from any type of storm should be at the top of your priority list, and when you think about the parts of your home that are exposed to extreme weather throughout the year, it is your home’s roof that takes the brunt of every storm that passes over. After a storm occurs, hire Nickerson Roofing to inspect your roof for any sign of damage that may need to be repaired to avoid further damage.

Do Not Inspect Your Roof for Storm Damage Alone

One major mistake that homeowners often make is inspecting their roof after a storm all by themselves. Many homeowners have no idea what to look for when it comes to storm damage. Not only do they not know what to look for but they are putting themselves in a great deal of danger when climbing up on top of their roof by themselves. Many accidents happen when homeowners attempt to get on their roofs. Ladders falls, footing is not secure and bones are broken. Even if you do suspect some damage, you most likely don’t know the extent of it or how to repair it. Leave this task to Nickerson Roofing. We are skilled and experienced in roof inspection and have all the appropriate tools and materials needed to inspect your roof for any type of storm damage.

Wind, Rain, Hail & Snow Storms Can Cause Serious Damage to the Roof of Your Home

Roofs are made up of many different types of materials from metal, tile, slate, wood and asphalt shingles. No matter what type of material the roof of your home is made of, it can become severely damaged from stormy weather. Shingles can go missing, asphalt shingles can become dented, tiles can be cracked or broken, holes can form causing leaks into your home and many other complications can occur from a storm. When a severe storm hits, the exterior of your home takes a beating. Hail, heavy rain, wind and flying debris are the number one causes of serious roof damage.

If your house has experienced a severe storm, contact Nickerson Roofing today in Truckee, Mystic, Floriston, Olympic Valley, Alpine Meadows, Tahoe City, Dollar Point, Ridgewood, Carnelian Bay, Kings Beach, Eder, Norden, Soda Springs & The North Lake Tahoe Basin of California for a roof inspection and emergency roof repairs to make sure your roof is in good condition.

Each house has a set of gutters that are used to send any excess water such as from rain or snow away from the home and to a safer place to soak in. The gutters need to be in good working condition in order to work the way they were intended. When the gutters go bad, the water and debris can build up on the roof which can lead to roof damage. Worse than that it when the water and muddy debris leak around your home causing damage to the foundation. If you think that your gutters might be damaged it is best to have them repaired or replaced as soon as possible.

Nickerson Roofing outlines what can cause damage to your gutters and when you need to have them replaced.

What Can Clog & Damage Gutters & Downspouts?: The gutters are made to take on water from rain and snow and send it through the series of gutters to a downspout and emptied onto an area that has been predetermined. The gutters are an open tubing so that means that not just water is being sent through them. Other debris such as sticks, leaves and mud can also become a part of the gutters. When that happens the gutters can become compacted and clogged and that can lead to damage. When they are too backed up the gutters can start to come apart at the seams or even cause bulging and cracks in other parts of the gutters as well. Gutters can also be damaged when someone uses a ladder and is not carful. When the gutters are backed up and start to break they need to be replaced. When gutters are broken, the debris and water can lead to a danger around the property including a slipping hazard along the walkways.
Do I Need Gutter Repair or Replacement: If you suspect that your gutters are damaged in any way you need to be sure that you have them inspected. A professional roofing company can come out and inspect the gutters and downspouts to be sure that they are working properly. If there is any concern that the gutters are damaged the roofing company can give an estimate to replace them. If the gutters are not replaced by a professional roofer, more damage can occur which can lead to you spending more money on repairs. A professional roofer like Nickerson Roofing has the experience and knowledge on replacing gutters without causing damage to the rest of your home!

If you need to have your gutters repaired or replaced call Nickerson Roofing in Truckee, Mystic, Floriston, Olympic Valley, Alpine Meadows, Tahoe City, Dollar Point, Ridgewood, Carnelian Bay, Kings Beach, Eder, Norden, Soda Springs & The North Lake Tahoe Basin of California today!