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Please read below our recent news and articles about roofing and siding jobs done in Omaha, NE.

Upgrade Your Home's Roof with a Standing Seam Metal Roof!

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When most people think of metal roofing, they generally think of corrugated metal roofs. These roofs are often seen on older buildings, outdoor sheds, barns, and other outlying structures. While the material still makes use of high-quality steel, it's not as efficient or effective as the newer standing seam roof used on many residential and commercial structures across the country. If you're looking for a metal roof, a standing seam option has a number of benefits.

Made of Thicker Material

Standing seam roofs are typically made of thicker sheets of steel, making them ideal for areas exposed to severe weather, like Omaha. When the stormy season strikes, hail, debris, and falling branches can wreak havoc on your roof. The thick metal sheeting used in a standing seam roof is extremely durable and will withstand most hailstorms with little to no damage.

Available in Many Color Options

Metal roofs are available in almost any color you can imagine, making it particularly ideal for homeowners looking to make a statement with their roof. However, if you're looking for a durable roof that blends in with the other homes in the neighborhood, metal makes it easy. Most manufacturers make standing seam roof material in multiple shades and finishes, so you'll be able to find the perfect look for your home.

Metal Lasts

Shingle roofs have an average lifespan of 10-20 years, when adequately maintained. Many metal roofs have a much longer lifespan, typically lasting up to 50 years when maintained by an experienced roofing contractor. While we always recommend that you hire a professional to service your roof, a standing seam metal roof will see less damage and need less maintenance throughout its life.

Upgrade your home's roof with a high-quality standing seam metal roof and see the difference steel can make. Contact Premiere Exteriors today to schedule a free, no obligation consultation.

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Should You Repair or Replace Your Residential Roof?

It's very important to make the right decisions when it concerns your home, and this is especially true when it comes to your roof. Your roof ensures everything from the safety to the performance to the value of your home, so it's crucial that it's in good shape at all times. Keep reading to find out more about whether you should repair or replace your residential roof

Think Long-Term 

You absolutely have to think long-term when you're trying to decide if you should replace your roof or not. If your roof has damage or is showing signs of wear, you're probably better off replacing the whole thing rather than just making a few repairs. This is a good idea for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the amount of money that you will end up spending in repairs will cost you more in the long-term since the need for repairs likely means that you're going to need a new roof in a few years anyway. And secondly, if you already have a crew at your house with all of the necessary equipment at hand, you might as well just get the whole job done while the opportunity is right in front of you. 

Roof Over or Tear Off 

Once you have decided to get a new roof, you will then have to decide if you should have the new roof installed over the existing one or if you should just have the existing one torn off first. Just like with your decision to replace the roof, it really all comes down to saving money upfront and risking greater expenses in the future, or spending more money upfront to get the job done right the first time and not risking future expenses. And this also depends on the type of roof that you currently have as well. 

Replacing your residential roof is a big expense, but it is an investment that will last you for decades. Contact us today at Premier Exteriors for more information on repairing or replacing your residential roof. 

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Signs Your Should Consider Roof Replacement

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Your home’s roof plays a key role in keeping the elements out of your home, and keeping you and your family warm and dry. It is then important that you look out for the warning signs your roof is giving you telling you that it needs to be replaced. There are a few easy signs you can lookout for indicating that you may need to consider roof replacement; here are just a few of these signs.

Your Roof is Leaking

One of the easiest signs for you to detect indicating trouble with your roof is signs of a leak including water spots on the ceilings in your home. While this may sound obvious, homeowners are often inclined to ignore small water spots, as they do not view them as serious. However, even a small water spot in your ceiling can indicate larger roof damage, and can indicate that your roof may be in need of repair or replacing. It is important not to ignore any indication of a leak as serious water damage can occur quickly.

There are Broken or Missing Shingles

One way to tell if your roof may need replacing is to look at the condition of your roof’s shingles. This will require that you periodically go up onto your roof to inspect its condition. You will want to look for shingles that are broken, cracked, or missing on your roof. While your roof may be able to be repaired if there is a small number of damaged shingles, having many damaged or missing shingles likely indicates that your roof needs replacing.

Your Roof is Getting Old

A good indicator as to whether or not you should consider having your roof replaced in the near future will be your roof’s age. Most roofs will last 20-25 years, and if your roof is older than this, you will have to be prepared for the fact that you will need to have it replaced before too long. A professional roofer will be able to give you an idea of when your roof will need to be replaced.

Here we have introduced a few of the key ways in which you can tell if your roof is in need of replacing. Contact us to learn more about how you will know when it is time to replace your roof, as well as to schedule an inspection of your roof.

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5 Telltale Signs That Your Roof Needs Replacing

Over the years, you've seen your share of neighbors replacing their roofs--sometimes it's been obvious to the naked eye that the roof was in horrible shape, but other times the roofs in question looked perfectly fine. It isn't always easy to spot problems with your roof--after all, how often are you up there? There are a lot of tiny signs that your house may be ready for a roof replacement, but you'll need to get up on that ladder and take a closer peek. Before going up there, take a look at this list of telltale signs that your roof needs replacing:

1. Curling, cracked, or missing shingles. Pay close attention to your shingles--they're an easy way to recognize roof problems. Shingles curl in two different ways--they can cup (curl up at the edges) or claw (flat edges with a bowed middle). Wind damage often causes cracked shingles, either from the force of the wind itself or from large branches falling on the house. If you notice cracked shingles all in one small spot, it's possible that these can be replaced. However, if you see cracked shingles in various spots throughout the roof, this indicates a need for roof replacement. Missing shingles don't necessarily create a structural problem with your roof, and they can be easily replaced. The drawback is that replacement shingles rarely match the original color of the rest of the roof, due to weathering and changes in manufacturing. You may prefer to replace the whole roof rather than having a patchy look. Depending on the extent of your curled and cracked shingles, you may have between one and five years left before you need to replace the roof. 

2. Granules in the gutter. If you've recently replaced the roof, granules in the gutter are completely normal (there are always excess granules that come loose during installation). If it's been ten years since your roof was replaced, finding granules in the gutter means that your shingles are losing necessary protection from the sun. The shingles will being to rapidly deteriorate in the scorching heat of the sun--if you are noticing these granules, your roof is about halfway through its lifespan. 

3. Sagging roof. Obviously, you don't want to see your roof sagging in the center. That is certainly a cause for drastic action. Sagging roofs indicate a serious structural problem in the attic or even with the foundation. You should contact a professional immediately upon noticing any sagging or drooping in the roof. .

4. Sunlight in the attic. Unless you've got a beautiful attic room with lovely windows lighting up the place, seeing slants of sunlight beaming into the attic is definitely a bad thing. Light getting into the attic indicates damage in the roof that will also let in rain and snow. Once you notice light filtering into the attic, keep an eye out for any water stains--pay special attention when it rains or snows, so that you can pinpoint the leak (or leaks). Small leaks can be patched, but leaks in large areas can spell trouble--leave it to an expert to determine the best course of action. 

5. 25 years. As we mentioned earlier, roof problems are not always noticeable to the naked eye. Asphalt roofs tend to last between 20 and 30 years--so if your roof is 40 years old, it's definitely time to replace. Once your roof reaches that 25th birthday (even if it looks fine), you probably have about five years left before it needs replacing. 

In some situations, the need for roof replacement is obvious--for example, when a roof is sagging and looks close to caving in. Sometimes, the roof looks fine but is simply too old, which will eventually cause problems like leaks. Keep an eye on your roof, and if you notice any of these signs, please feel free to contact us. An experienced roofing professional can help determine the best course of action to keep your home in tip-top shape. 

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