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If you are getting ready to have a new roof put on your home, there are a lot of options to look into as far as the shingles you will use. There are price differences, weight differences, durability differences and so on. There may be a particular look that you are trying to achieve with your shingles as well. Nickerson Roofing is here to help you differentiate between the variety of roof options for your new roof.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most cost efficient and therefore, a common choice among homeowners. This type of roofing actually accounts for about 80% of residential roofs. They come in many different colors and styles. They can actually be made to replicate wood, shake or tile that may be pricey. Even though they are cost effective, they have a rather short lifespan of only 20-30 years. This may seem like a long time, but other materials are made to last even longer than this. Homeowners still often choose asphalt shingles for their roofs because of the cost.

Metal Roof Shingles

Metal roofs are becoming more and more common. They are an especially good choice if you have a low slope or steep slope. They can be a solid piece of metal or made into metal shingles. They are not outrageously expensive and have a long lifespan of about 50 years. They do well in places that experience high winds. This is also a very lightweight roofing option, and can be very durable depending on the quality of metal you choose.

Tile Roof Shingles

Tile shingles are a more expensive option, but they are very durable and last 50+ years. They are commonly used on Spanish style houses and for that reason, are used often in the southwest states. This type of shingle is very heavy and does require some reinforcing to support it. If you are considering this style, the durable material that tile shingles are made of and the long lifespan, might outweigh the cost.

Wood Shingles & Shakes

Wood shingles or shake shingles are a very organic option. They are commonly made of cedar or redwood for their resistance to rotting. People are drawn to them for their natural appearance, and it’s a bonus that they are eco-friendly as well. If you live in an area that doesn’t experience extreme weather conditions, wood shingles can last at least 30 years. Wood shingles are also more energy efficient that asphalt shingles, even though they are a bit more expensive.

Slate Shingles

Like tile shingles, slate shingles are very heavy and require a reinforced roof. They are made from natural slate rock and come in varying colors of grey and brown. This is a very durable roofing option as well and will last 50 years or more. Not only is slate unique in appearance, but it handles extreme weather conditions well.

Roofing Inspections, Emergency Repairs, Preventive Maintenance, Installation & Replacement 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

There are many considerations that come into play when choosing your new roof. The roofing specialists at Nickerson Roofing can help you make the best decision based on the structure of your roof as well as your budget. Call us today!

Every home has some sort of drainage system that helps to take the water from the roof and sends it to an area that is safe for the water to pool. Most of the time it is gutters. The gutters are an open tubing that is attached to the side of the house and through a series of pipes it moves the water to a downspout. The downspout comes out somewhere along the side of the house and releases the water where it can drain off and pool away from the foundation of the house. When the gutters are damaged or not functioning right, the water can start to collect as well as other debris that can end up causing damage to your home, fascia, roof and foundation. These are all extremely costly repairs and will be a serious construction around your home. You want to hire a professional roofer to come out and replace the gutters on your home.

Nickerson Roofing lists reasons that gutters can be damaged and why it is important to hire a professional roofer.

How Are The Gutters Damaged: The gutters can be damaged a number of ways. One of the ways is when the water builds up along with dirt. The gutters can get full of sludge that will stop the water from getting from the gutters to the downspout. This can cause them to back up and eventually they will get too heavy and can become unattached from the side of the house. Another way is if there is a storm and the debris from a tree gets into the gutters. This can be a branch or leaves that will hit the gutters and can cause dents and separation that lead to the gutters not working properly. They can also be damaged by a ladder or someone on the house that is walking near it. The ladder can accidentally bump the gutter and that can break it and cause it to fall off the side of the house. Whatever type of damage that is done you need to call a professional to repair or install new ones to ensure that it is draining the way it was intended.
Who Should Replace My Damaged Gutters: The best person for the job is a professional roofer like Nickerson Roofing. You want to use the expertise of someone that knows about roof as well as gutters. The gutters are attached to the side of the home and many times when they are damaged the roof is too. The gutters need to be installed just right and at the right level to ensure that they are draining the water from the home and away from the foundation and the house itself.

Gutter & Downspout Replacement & Roofing Services 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.

Nickerson Roofing recommend steel gutters. They are strong and heavy with many color options and can be painted decorator colors. Available in strong welded 18 gauge steel, they can withstand heavy snowfall and are the preferred choice of your Nickerson Roofing professionals! Contact us today to learn more!

Reroof your Home this Summer with Nickerson Roofing

Its summer time and home improvement jobs are quickly accumulating on your to do list, so get started on making your home the best it can be. One of the best ways to keep your home looking and feeling great is to have your roof redone. Nickerson Roofing is your number one choice when it comes to re-roofing your home. Our team is skilled, experienced and fully equipped to get your home’s roof back to new. Protect your home’s equity, structural integrity and belongings inside with a re-roofing job. Your roof takes a beating all year long from the harsh and extreme variables that the weather can bring. From hail, rain, snow, sleet, heavy winds and the blistering sun, your roof goes through an extreme amount of resistance, which can end up causing some damage to your roof. If you do not have your roof inspected regularly or schedule a re-roofing appointment with Nickerson Roofing, you will regret not doing so.

Take the Proper Steps to Prepare your Home for a Re-roofing Job

Once you have smartly scheduled to have your home re-roofed with Nickerson Roofing, there are a handful of steps you can take to ensure that the process goes as smooth as possible. The first step you should take is to secure all loose and fragile items that you have hanging on your walls. Pictures and other decorative accents that hang on your wall should be carefully taken down. A re-roofing job means our team will be up on your roof using hammers and other types of tools to re-roof your home, and this may result in some items being knocked off of the wall. It is better to be safe rather than sorry, so take down any decorations that have the possibility of falling down during the job.

Dust your Ceiling Fans, Air Vents and Beams Before the Reroofing Starts

Dusting your home is essential to keeping it as clean as you can, remember that while Nickerson Roofing is in the middle of re-roofing your home, they will be using hammers and other tools to get the job done, just like with your wall decoration, the slightest bump could send any dust that sits in higher areas of your home to the floor. Before your appointment, perform a visual inspection of your home and look for any dust that may be lingering above you. Come of these areas may include the ceiling fans throughout your home, air vents that are rarely dusted or exposed beams that run through your home. Take the time to dust these areas off so you are not wondering where all the dust came from after your re-roofing job is finished.

Make your Home Easily Accessible to the Roofers Replacing Your Roof

Be sure to leave as much parking space as you can for the team at Nickerson Roofing at your home. This will make carrying, unloading and moving equipment much easier for our roofing professionals. Keep main access doors open and ask if there are any other steps necessary to take in order to make the re-roofing process as smooth as possible.

Roofing Inspections, Emergency Repairs, Preventive Maintenance, Installation & Replacement 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

Nickerson Roofing will provide you with the absolute best roofing services in town. Call us for all your roofing needs!