ROOFING IS OUR SPECIALTY
Shingles, shake imitation, slate, metal, or flat roofing on residential or commercial buildings; our experienced crews do all types of roofing. Quality workmanship and exceptional customer service are our top priorities.
Let’s face it, your roof has a tough job – it’s your home’s first defense against the elements. The roof must protect your home during freezing Nebraska winters, pounding springtime thunderstorms, blazing summer heat, and blustery fall winds. It’s asking a lot of any material to withstand all that, which is why we insist on using only the highest quality of roofing materials. There are many roofing options for different applications. We can assist you in choosing the best option for your home or business in Lincoln and the surrounding areas.
We are concerned with keeping your property undamaged and your landscaping intact during your roofing project. Golden Rule Contractors is a certified “New Roof, No Mess” contractor in Lincoln and the surrounding areas. The Equipter is a versatile, multi-use trailer that can easily access tight areas on the roof. We use it to minimize the amount of roofing debris that lands in your yard, to remove the old shingles from the roof more efficiently, and to shield sensitive landscape against accidental damage. When the roof is complete, we make a thorough inspection to ensure that your yard is cleaned to our high standards.
The shingle, the most commonly used roofing material in America. Shingles can add that traditional touch your home needs. Shingles come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs, including wood, asphalt, rubber, and more. During installation, shingles are applied from the base of the roof upwards and rows of shingles are overlapped to create a pattern on the roof. Shingles provide countless benefits that make them a preferred roofing option:
- Cost efficient
- Less complicated installation
- Lightweight causes less stress on home’s structure
- 10 to 20-year lifespan
- Eco-friendly; can be recycled after use
- Wide variety of colors and textures
- Water, moisture, and weather-resistant
- Low maintenance
When installed correctly, shingles are a safe investment that will add protection and value to your home for many years.
SHAKE IMITATION ROOFING
If you’re interested in going above and beyond traditional shingles for your roof, it may be worth your while to look into shake imitation metal shingles. Imitation metal shakes can give your home the durability of a metal roof while maintaining the look and charm of traditional shingles, all at an affordable cost. Golden Rule Contractors is experienced in the installation of Decra and Metro imitation shingles, which provide several best-of-both-world features for your roof.
- Simulates look of conventional wood and tile shingles
- Class A fire ratings
- Reduces energy consumption
- Provides longevity of stone-coated steel
- Available in several colors
- Won’t crack, split, or rot
- Wind, hail, and UV resistant
- Low-maintenance even in harsh climates
- Interlocking design provides for easy installation
- Deep, realistic shake pattern
We have years of experience with metal roofing, are up-to-date on the newest roofing trends, and use only the best materials. Whether you’re looking into an exposed fastener system or standing seam metal roof, we’ve got you covered from start to finish. Metal roofing has a long list of benefits that makes it a premium roofing option. Metal roofing will provide the largest return on investment for your home. A metal roof’s long life span typically makes it cheaper than asphalt shingles in the long run.
- Unmatchable durability and strength
- 40 to 70-year lifespan
- Reflect solar-radiant heat and can reduce cooling costs up to 25 percent
- Distinctive, authentic look
- Impenetrable to rain and snow
- More design options than other roofing alternatives
- Minimal maintenance
While metal roofs last the longest of all roofing options, eventually they’ll need to be repaired or restored. Before spending a hefty chunk of change replacing your metal roof, let us renew it with Conklin roofing products to save you the trouble. Golden Rule Contractors is an independent Conklin roofing products contractor and we’re experienced in spray coating existing metal roofing to increase its longevity. Over time, the elements will deteriorate a metal roof’s protective finish, causing rust to form. Re-coating a metal roof will restore it to like-new condition, keep your home weather-tight, reduce surface temperatures, and ultimately save you money.
We know we’re talking roofs here, but often gutters need to be replaced right alongside the roof, particularly in cases of storm damage. A good gutter system is responsible for channeling water away from your home. If they are leaking or damaged, water may pool near your foundation. This can result in water seeping into your basement, which will add more costly repairs. If you notice any of these signs, it may be time for you to look into to purchasing new gutters.
- Cracking or splitting
- Peeling paint/flecks of orange on or around gutters
- Water/mildew buildup around home’s foundation
- Water damage or marks directly beneath gutters
- Gutters that sag or pull away from house
- Water leakage/mold in basement
- Gaps between gutter connections
Golden Rule Contractors runs its own seamless gutters custom for your home, and we can construct virtually any color you need to match existing roofing or metal. It is usually beneficial to invest in new gutters when getting a new roof, but if you have concerns, our crews are always knowledgeable, experienced, and professional. If you have any questions, or would like to set up a free estimate, please contact us.
After a hailstorm or natural disaster, a homeowner might be unsure of what to do about roof damage. Golden Rule Contractors offers free inspections to help determine if your roof should be repaired or replaced. We can work with your insurance company to install the best roof possible. Over the years, we have worked with insurance adjustors in regards to roofing and helped many homeowners complete their claim. Often, gutters will suffer damage from the same storms that damage roofs. We have our own seamless gutter machine and experienced crews that can replace gutters. Usually, we can schedule gutter and roof replacement together to save you time and hassle.
Once you have decided to repair or replace your roof and chosen the best roofing material for your project, we will provide you with color samples to assist you in choosing your preferred colors for your roofing, gutters, and metal valleys.
During your roofing project, Matt and Dave will keep close tabs on the project. They’ll check local radar and forecasts to stay in tune with the current weather conditions. They will inspect your roof ventilation system for adequate airflow and check for weak or rotten decking. If unforeseen decking problems arise, repairs will be made reasonably and quickly. At the end of the day, your roof will be watertight.
Cleanup is an area in which we strive to go above and beyond expectations. See our New Roof, No Mess page for details about our commitment to preserving your landscape during the roofing process.
Golden Rule Contractors’ goal is to provide you with a reliable, quality roof that will complement your home’s appearance and serve you well for years to come.
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I had Golden Rule Contractors replace the roof on my home because of hail damage. I was very happy with the job they did for me. They used the best shingles available and did a very good job. Very easy to work with, good employees and they cleaned up so there was no mess.
I have been a building contractor all my life and I would recommend them.Lowell F.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF I NEED ROOF REPAIRS?
Look for the following warning signs:
Curled Shingles: Curled shingles are more easily damaged by wind and can allow rain into your home. This may be an indication of a ventilation problem, which we can address when we inspect your roof.
Worn-off Granules: Granules protect shingles from intense sunlight and water. When they wear off, the shingles will deteriorate. Often times, dark spots appear on the shingles when granules wear off. If you see granules coming out your downspouts, it might be time for a roofing inspection.
Loose, Cracked, or Missing Shingles: These can cause leakage into your home. It’s important to address these issues before drywall damage compounds the problem and raises the cost of repairs.
Spots on your Interior Ceiling: Spots may indicate your roof is leaking and is in need of immediate repair.
Black or Green Streaks: Algae can discolor your roof and moss can cause shingle edges to lift and curl, which can then result in shingle blow-off during periods of high winds. Moss can also cause lateral water movement, resulting in leaks and damage to decking.
Age: Most shingles last 10 to 25 years. When the other homes in your neighborhood are getting new roofs, it may be time to consider replacing yours as well.