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Roofing FAQ

Do you provide free, no obligation estimates?

Absolutely, we value each of our potential customers and welcome the opportunity to schedule, at your convenience, a time to discuss your roofing needs.  Our experienced estimators will evaluate the condition of your roof and give you our professional assessment of the condition of your roof and options available.

Do you offer roof repair?

Yes, we do! Our goal is to get you the best solution we can to ensure you have a secure, dry roof over your head. If your roof just needs a simple Tulsa roof repair, we will do that. If it needs a full roof replacement, we will let you know. We will give you recommendations and options after a thorough roof inspection.

How long does the re-roof project take?

For residential roofs, one or two days is normal, however if your roof is substantial in size it could require additional time.

Can you just re-cover over the current roof?

Each roof is evaluated on a case by case basis and recommendations will be made at that time. Depending on the type of shingle you currently have and city code requirements we will give you options based upon that criteria.  Generally speaking, tearing off existing materials, inspecting the wood underneath and then installing your new roof will guarantee optimum long-term performance.

What are roof flashings?

Flashings are used wherever something intersects the roof. These are the most important areas of your roof. Various materials can be used to protect these areas: sheet metal (copper, galvanized steel, aluminum) lead, ice and water shield, membranes and sealants can be integrated at siding, chimneys, walls, gutter lines, skylights, pipes and vents. If the existing flashing is in good shape they can sometimes be re-used. However, since flashing can be the most critical roof component we recommend new flashings if there is any concern about the existing.

 

What is ice and water shield and do I need it?

Ice and water shield is a protective underlayment that is applied over the wood deck prior to any shingles being installed. It provides an extra layer of protection in areas that are most prone to leaks and ice damming problems. We typically suggest installing ice and water shield along the eaves, around chimneys, skylights and in all valleys.

Do you repair, replace skylights?

Yes, during the re-roof project is the ideal time to evaluate your skylights.  If you have skylights that leak or have given you other problems, now is the time to address these issues.  It may be time to replace them or they can be removed and decked over if desired.

Will you assist in replacing gutters if needed?

We will evaluate the condition of your guttering at the time of inspection and give you options. You may want new gutters because of aesthetics if they are showing signs of age or you decide to change the color of shingle for re-roof purposes.  If there are signs of storm damage, this will be brought to your attention as well.

Do you clean up after the project is completed?

All debris will be removed from your property and cleaned on a daily basis. Upon completion, a magnet will be run to remove any excess nails.  A final inspection will be performed of your new roof and grounds to assure your complete satisfaction.

Do you maintain both workers compensation and general liability insurance?

We are fully insured for your protection.  This means you will never be held responsible for any of these expenses. Upon request, we will be happy to provide these to you for verification.

What does hail damage look like on a roof?

Hail damage will dent metal roofs and will break shingle granules loose. If you have excessive granules accumulating in your gutters, you may have hail damage. Call us for a free roof inspection if you want to know if you have hail damage. If you’d like to do a little investigating to begin with, read our article that gives some guidance on how to tell if you have roof hail damage.

How do I know if I need a new roof?

There are many factors to consider when determining the needs of a re-roof.  Algae, curling shingles, blistering, missing shingles, rotting are just a few of the symptoms our professionals look for. The area you live in and weather conditions play a large part to the longevity of your roof.  Upon inspection, we can determine the condition of your shingle and make recommendations based upon our findings.

What are the qualifications of a trusted contractor?

Check for a proven track record. Ask for references and follow up with phone calls.  Call your local Better Business Bureau and if complaints were found, were they resolved in a timely manner to the satisfaction of the homeowner?  Ask for names of local suppliers where they do business and make sure they are in good standing. Request insurance verification to be sent to you from the carriers to ensure coverage. Know this, if they don’t have insurance you are exposed to risk of a worksite personal injury lawsuit.  Check to make sure the company is properly registered with the State of Oklahoma – https://www.ok.gov/cib/Roofing_Contractors/index.html

What steps are necessary to maintain our new roof?

We recommend you call us annually to inspect your roof.  For a minimal fee we will come out and check for areas of concern: curling shingles, loose seams, fireplace flashings and other areas of possible penetrations for water.  During the winter months ice damming can cause problems that need to be addressed before the Spring storms arise.  Tree limbs can also be a hindrance and should be cut back away from your roof. The quicker we can address areas of concern, the better performance your roof will give you extending its life and avoiding those emergency calls!

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