Beware of who you choose to do a roof inspection in Omaha. There are roofing contractors out there that don’t actually want to fix a roof. While the exact reasons why they won’t fix a roof vary, what it almost always ultimately comes down to is they want to sell you a whole new roof. To compare, the average roof repair in Omaha is $800, and the average cost for complete roof replacement in Omaha is $10,000.
Other than attic ventilation, there is no more misunderstood component to your roof than the ice and water shield. Also known as “ice shield or weather guard”, you’ll see it as IWS when written on an estimate or proposal. Why is IWS so misunderstood? Because depending on the area of the country you live in and your climate zone, it is used differently.
I am going to tell a true story and a prime example of why if you own a commercial building in Omaha, you should have a yearly roofing maintenance service plan with a local roofing company. We were working on replacing the roofs of several different buildings at an apartment complex in Omaha.
With the majority of leak calls for residential roofs we get, we don’t actually see water dripping from the roof. Instead, we find water stains on ceilings. Water stains are good indicators that there is a problem. And most of the time, the problem is a roof leak. However, water stains on the ceiling don’t always mean a roof leak. There could be a window or siding problem causing the water stains. But what we’re going to focus on in this post is what residential roof problems can cause leaks. While there are many things that can lead to roof leaks, all leaks can be boiled down to two simple main causes.
Do you have a problem with your Omaha roofing? If the answer is yes, It’s completely normal to freak out and think you will need a whole new roof. You may even have some Omaha roofing companies tell you that you do need a new roof. However, I would tell you to pump the breaks! If the roof problem is causing damage, do a temporary repair to give yourself time to properly evaluate the situation. Don’t make a hasty decision with your roof, they are expensive.
You have many choices when choosing an Omaha roofing contractor to hire for your roof work. If you’ve never had to hire a contractor of any kind, let alone a roofing contractor, you probably don’t have a clue where to start looking for the best roofing contractors.
There are many roofing companies in Omaha, NE that will happily take people’s money in exchange for specific types of roofing work. Most of those companies just want to replace the roof on a house after an event like a hailstorm. If you’re wondering why that is, it’s because those jobs are very lucrative, quick and easy.
April will make the 3-year anniversary of the 2013 hail storm that damaged most of the roofs in Millard. About a year after the hail storm, Roof-Tech began getting calls from homeowners who were experiencing problems with their roofs. The problems they were experiencing weren’t due to hail damage. Instead, those issues arose because of replacement installations that were done shortly after the storm.