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STONEBROOK EXTERIOR JOINING THE LINCOLN YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE FOR 2019 SEASON

Stonebrook Exterior is excited to be joining the Lincoln Youth Football League for the 2019 season and beyond. We are looking forward to coaching the fundamentals of football while promoting the importance of working together as part of a team to achieve success.


For over 17 years, Stonebrook Exterior has provided full exterior construction services to commercial and residential clients across the Midwest. Stonebrook is a long-time supporter of the Lincoln Fire Department and feel honored to have the opportunity to take over the sponsorship for the team previously sponsored by the Lincoln Firefighters legacy.


During the winter of 2003, Steve Kunkel & Jason Reinke founded Stonebrook Roofing. Over the years, our capabilities have evolved far beyond roofing. In 2017, we decided to change our name to Stonebrook Exterior. We feel our updated name better represents our vast capabilities.

Is Your Home Exterior Ready For Spring?

Exterior spring-cleaning gives you a chance to get to know your home even better. Winter weather can damage the exterior of your home, which can gradually lead to more extensive problems if left unrepaired.

 

Just like any home project, it is easiest to approach a wide range of chores by dividing them into manageable areas and making a spring-cleaning checklist to help stay organized. As you check things off your list, be sure you do a visual inspection of your home’s exterior and make note of any damages you may find.

 

SPRING-CLEANING

 

Home Exterior: Cleaning the actual structure of your house is easy and will instantly improve its appearance.

 

Windows: Washing windows and screens will give you a sparkling view of spring even if it's still a bit too cold to be outside enjoying it as much as you want.

 

Gutters: Cleaning out rain gutters is a fall chore for many homeowners but checking them again in the spring will ensure that no debris has become clogged in them during winter storms.

 

Siding: Pressure wash the siding of your home to remove grime. Be sure to start at the highest points of your home to avoid washing dirt down onto clean areas.

 

Garage: Cleaning out the garage will give you more space for summer equipment such as bikes, outdoor games, and gardening equipment. This may be a good time to hold a yard sale as well.

 

Roof: Remove any debris off roof. Check flashing points for any potential problem areas, cut back any tree branches from the roof and look for any abnormalities to the roofing system. 

 

If you see anything that concerns you, contact Stonebrook Exterior at 402-438-5559 to set up a FREE evaluation. One of our representatives will be able to confirm your suspicions and offer solutions. Before you know it, your home will be ready for spring and all the fun that comes with sunshine and warm weather.

How To Treat & Prevent Ice Dams

About Ice Dams

Ice dams are frozen ridges of melting snow that stop the water from flowing off the roof. Ice dams can form on roofs, eaves, dormers, roof valleys, gutters, skylights and downspouts and can cause shingle damage, water leakage into the roof, damage to insulation, moisture leakage into walls and ceilings, and gutter or downspout problems.

Ice dams can be a persistent problem in Nebraska during extended periods of below-freezing temperatures. Ice dams form when roof areas become warm enough to melt snow, typically because of the combination of the insulating effect of heavy snow accumulation and heat loss from conditioned spaces. Water from melted snow runs down the roof under the snow cover and refreezes along roof overhangs where the roof surface temperature is lower. As more water from the melting snow becomes trapped behind the dam of ice, it can back up under shingles and infiltrate the underlayment, leading to leaks.


Prevent Ice Dams

Where ice damming presents an urgent problem and demands immediate action, it may be advisable to remove the snow accumulated on the roof and to prevent additional water backups. Snow removal from a rooftop should be attempted only if it can be done safely from the ground level. An extended-handle broom or roof rake specifically designed for snow removal from sloped roofs may be used to pull snow down and off a roof. This action may damage the roof and should be performed with care to avoid hitting the roof surface, dislodging roof covering materials or pushing snow up the roof.


*We do not recommend attempting to break up ice build-ups on roofs by chipping away with shovels, picks, etc., or applying high-pressure, high-temperature water. The impact of sharp or hard tools or thermal shock is likely to damage a roof covering and aggravate any existing issues from ice damming.


Backed by an A+ Better Business Bureau rating and nearly 20 years of local service, Stonebrook Exterior will help you get your roof back into tip-top shape. If you’re unsure what that extra snow is doing to your roof, please contact us to assess the situation and come up with a plan. Request your FREE, no-obligation consultation today! 402-438-5559


Learn More About Ice Dams

Follow the link to watch this short video to learn more about ice dams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AGU5wDO0cw

Can Interior Window Condensation Lead To Mold?

Your windows are a lot more than just a nice view of the outdoors. They greatly contribute to your home’s energy efficiency, that is, if they’re performing the way they should be. During the winter, when the temperature dips below freezing, you may start to notice moisture forming as condensation or frost on the windows inside your home. 


Moisture and condensation may not seem like an immediate threat to your home’s integrity; however, failing to pay attention to window condensation can lead to wood rot, water damage, and the development of harmful mold. Unfortunately, this mold can be very damaging to your home and to your family’s health. 


Interior window condensation forms in the winter when the warm air inside the house condenses on the cold windows. Oftentimes, condensation inside windows occurs behind a closed curtain or behind furniture or the bed. Interior condensation could be happening for a number of reasons. Failed window seals in the window glass, high levels of humidity in the home, or even from not running the oven or bathroom fans while cooking & showering.  


Is interior window condensation a cause for alarm? It depends on where it accumulates. If you notice any discoloration along the bottom seal of your windows or if you have condensation forming between window panes, pay close attention and have your windows checked for proper installation & glass failure. The important thing to realize is that interior condensation on your windows is a warning sign & you need to address the problem before it causes any major damage to your home. 


If you have questions or concerns, Stonebrook Exterior is here to help. Give us a call TODAY at 402-438-5559 to schedule a free consultation.

JM Peak Advantage Pinnacle Contractor | Stonebrook Exterior

Stonebrook Exterior is proud to share the news that we have reached Pinnacle Level within Johns Manville’s Peak Advantage Program. We are honored to be the only Pinnacle Contractor in both, Nebraska & Colorado​.

The Pinnacle level is the highest of three levels of recognition within the program and only the top roofing contractors with an excellent record for exhibiting quality workmanship installing JM roofing systems, financial stability, outstanding member rating, and high commitment to safety are able to reach this level. Our team has always worked extremely hard to excel in all these areas.


We thank Johns Manville for their trust and confidence in Stonebrook Exterior, and we thank our incredible employees for their continued dedication to making us one of the most trusted and respected roofing companies in the United States. Great work, team!!!


REACH FOR THE SUMMIT, AIM FOR THE PINNACLE!

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Welcome to our Brand New Website!

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