Have You Recovered From the Storm?

The National Weather Service reported that the storm that hit Omaha shortly a few weeks ago included 96 mph straight-line winds, leaving power outages – and lots of damage – in its wake. Drive just about anywhere in Omaha and you can see startling damage to trees due to the strong winds. The record winds also left significant damage to […]

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Severe Weather Awareness Week

This is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Nebraska and Iowa – a perfect time to share some reminders about storm season. In the Midwest, severe thunderstorms pose the biggest weather threat. In order for a thunderstorm to be considered severe, it must produce quarter-sized or larger hail with wind gusts of around 60 mph. About 10% of all annual T-storms […]

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Spring Gutter Clean-Up

After the long, cold winter, we are always anxious to get outside. The weather this weekend looks good enough to get a jump start on some spring clean-up around the yard. The Rooferees recommend you check your gutters, especially if you did not get a chance to clean them out before winter set in. Leaves, stick and debris may have […]

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Roof Damage from Spring Thaw

It’s March, the temperatures are warming, the snow is melting, and the sun is out – Spring is almost here! We are all happy to see the snow and ice melt away, and signs of green peaking out in lawns and gardens. But the thaw might reveal some hidden problems. Ice dams occur as snow and ice melt during the […]

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Safe Removal of Holiday Lights

The holidays may be over, but many of us haven’t been ready to let go of the holiday lights and decorations. Many homes in town still have Christmas trees up inside and lights hung outside. Hanging lights and decorating for the holidays is festive and fun, and this year more than ever, we needed that to help us get in […]

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Avoid a Snow Avalanche from your Roof this Winter

The Omaha metro area saw the first significant snowfall of the season last week. Several inches of snow fell midweek, and it has stuck around ever since. But, as the temperatures have slowly crept upwards the last few days, and the sun has peaked out, some homeowners have been surprised by the sudden release of snow and ice from their […]

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Derecho Damage

The Omaha metro area was hit by a derecho last week. The storm seemingly came out of nowhere, and left power outages, fallen trees and damage to homes in its wake. A derecho is the Midwest’s version of a hurricane, with winds speeds comparable to a hurricane. The one that hit the Omaha area is one of the strongest in […]

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Recognizing Storm Damage

Our first threat of severe weather could come later today, but we know this is just the beginning of severe storm season. Severe storms are common in the Midwest this time of year, and they can be very destructive. Hail and strong winds can damage roofs, gutters and siding, and repair and replacement costs can be high. The Rooferees have […]

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No Hail Sale!

Does your home need a new roof? Maybe you’ve been putting it off, hoping for a hail storm to damage your roof so you can file an insurance claim? The Rooferees have some advice – Don’t wait for the hail! A damaged or old roof in need of replacement is not fully protecting your home from rain and snow, and […]

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