Admitted to the Union in the year 1867, Nebraska is the 37th state of the United States. It is home to roughly 1,961,504 people, and ranks as the 16th largest state, occupying an area of 200,356 km2. Nebraska has 3 climatic zones encompassing it. The first of these is the humid continental climate, which is present in the eastern two-thirds of the state and has hot summers and freezing winters. Then comes the humid subtropical climate, which comprises the southwest of said eastern two-thirds, and is characterized by more humid summers but less colder winters. Finally comes semi-arid climate, which lies along the Nebraska Panhandle and in the areas bordering Colorado, with a near-desert-like climate. The state lies right within the tornado alley, and faces thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes in the spring and summer seasons.
Nebraska’s high humidity levels and its vulnerability to storms means that any property owner in this state looking for a durable roofing system has to look for the right combination of strength and flexibility. Three types of roofs can hold up in the face of all of these criteria - asphalt, cedar and metal. Each of these come with their unique advantages - asphalt is inexpensive and durable, cedar wood offers an enhanced curb appeal and helps with air circulation, while metal roofs are a firm favorite amongst commercial property owners on account of their extremely low maintenance requirements and humidity and moisture.