Hail Storm Insurance Claims Made Easy with Aspen Exteriors The hail storm that hit Nebraska City, NE, on April 19, 2023, left many homeowners with damaged roofs and a need for swift repairs. While dealing with insurance claims can be a daunting task, Aspen Exteriors is here to help. In this blog post, we’ll focus on how our team can support you through the insurance claims process to restore your home’s roof. Hail Storm Near Nebraska City, NE: A Recap On the evening of April 19, 2023, a severe hail storm struck Nebraska City and surrounding areas, producing golf ball-sized hailstones that damaged roofs, windows, and siding. This event underscores the importance of having a reliable partner like Aspen Exteriors to help you navigate the insurance claims process and restore your home’s roof. Aspen Exteriors: Your Insurance Claims Professionals As a leading roofing and storm damage restoration contractor, Aspen Exteriors is committed to helping homeowners...Read More
Hailstorms are a common occurrence during spring and can cause significant damage to your home’s exterior, particularly your roof. At Aspen Exteriors, we understand the importance of protecting your home from the elements, and we want to help you minimize the impact of hailstorms. In this blog, we’ll discuss essential steps to prepare for hailstorms, what to do after a storm, and how our team can assist in keeping your home safe. How Hail Can Damage Your Roof Hailstones can vary in size and density, which directly affects the level of damage they can cause. Large hailstones can dent or crack shingles, leading to leaks, while smaller hailstones can cause granule loss, reducing the shingles’ lifespan. The cumulative effect of hailstorms can compromise your roof’s integrity and, ultimately, the safety of your home. Preparing Your Home for Hailstorms 1. Regular Roof Inspections Regular roof inspections can help identify existing damage or weak spots that might...Read More
Spring is finally here, and with it comes the perfect opportunity to give your house a thorough maintenance check. After a long winter, your home might need some TLC to ensure it stays in top condition. At Aspen Exteriors, we know that regular maintenance is essential to protect your home and extend its lifespan. Here are some tips to help you maintain your house this spring. 1. Clean Your Gutters Gutters are a crucial part of your home’s drainage system, and it’s essential to keep them clean and free from debris. Clogged gutters can lead to water damage to your roof, siding, and foundation. Use a ladder to climb up and clean out any leaves, twigs, and other debris that has accumulated over the winter. You can also install gutter guards to prevent debris from building up in the first place. 2. Inspect Your Roof Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against...Read More
For many homeowners around the country, summer has officially arrived! The kids are out of school, pools are open, and the temperatures are soaring. While this can be a great time of year for cookouts, spending time with family and vacations, the beginning of the summer season also means an increased threat of hail damage. In the month of May this year, more than 20 states across the country reported hailstones greater than one inch in size. 1” Hail Doesn’t Seem That Big. Should I Really Be Concerned About Damage? Hail can begin to cause damage when it is around one inch in size, so while it may not seem like cause for concern, if you’ve had hail of this size in your area, it is a good idea to have your roof inspected – just in case! Hail damage is not always visible from the ground, so without taking a much closer look at...Read More
Hail storm season is officially here! In the United States, hail storms become more common from May until August. As experts in storm damage restoration, we are very knowledgeable about the effects of hail and how it can present a significant problem for homeowners during the spring season. What is Hail? Hail forms when thunderstorm updrafts carry raindrops upward into the extremely cold atmosphere. They grow by being coated with liquid water that freezes onto the surface. If the water freezes instantaneously, the hailstones will be cloudy. If it freezes slowly, the hailstones will be clear. Hail falls in response to gravity when it becomes heavy enough to overcome the updraft. The speed at which they fall depends on hailstone size, friction with the surrounding air, local wind conditions, and how much they have melted since forming. Here are the expected falling speeds based on hailstone diameter: Smaller than 1 inch: 9 – 25 mph Between...Read More
Spring has officially arrived, and we are looking forward to warmer temperatures! While most homeowners are excited to welcome the new season after a long and cold winter, it is important to remember that thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hail become a greater threat throughout the next several months. We are here to help you prepare your home for these weather conditions! What Icicles Can Mean for Your Roof First and foremost, it is important to consider how your roof has held up through the winter, and take action if necessary. If you’ve noticed icicles on your home, this can be a sign that you have insulation issues. When the heat in your home reaches your attic due to poor insulation, it causes snow and ice to melt, flow down your roof, and re-freeze – forming icicles. You will want to ensure your chimney or flue is sealed to avoid leaks heating your roof and thus causing...Read More
As a busy homeowner, a minor leak in your roof may not be your biggest priority. If it isn’t causing a huge inconvenience or only seems to be a problem occasionally, it can be easy to put it at the bottom of your to-do list! While a minor leak in your roof may not seem like a big deal, it is so important to have these inspected and repaired as quickly as possible. They can be deprioritized when they aren’t directly impacting your living space or only become a nuisance now and then. However, a seemingly small leak can end up costing you much more in the long run when not resolved promptly. It is important to recognize that even though a leak may seem minor, it could be causing greater problems within the walls of your home. We say it often in the storm damage repair field: just because it is “out of sight”...Read More
It’s that time of the year again. Time to bring out the Christmas lights and start decorating! Many people hang lights incorrectly and damage their roofs, so it’s important to learn about the newest techniques and methods of hanging lights. Creating Christmas light displays has evolved and has advanced into an art form. All of this creativity could damage your roof, if you are not careful. There are many products out today that can prevent damage to your roof. It’s a great idea to be updated on the newest lighting methods and seasonal products in order to prevent long-term damage and deterioration to your shingles. Hanging Christmas lights has become easier and faster over the years; it has also become safer too–not only for the person who is creating the light display, but for their roof also. 1) Nails and Staples are a Thing of the Past. In the past, when hanging up Christmas lights,...Read More
Hail Storm Insurance Claims Made Easy with Aspen Exteriors The hail storm that hit Nebraska City, NE, on April 19, 2023, left many homeowners with damaged roofs and a need for swift repairs. While dealing with insurance claims can be a daunting ...
Hailstorms are a common occurrence during spring and can cause significant damage to your home’s exterior, particularly your roof. At Aspen Exteriors, we understand the importance of protecting your home from the elements, and we want to help ...