Hail Damage?

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So, you have hail damage. Well…you’re pretty sure you have hail damage but you don’t have a ladder to get up on the roof to check!

What do you do first? This is a question we’re asked very often.

Our recomendation is to have a reputable roofer come and inspect it for you. If you’re in our area, that’s something Capstone does at no cost to the owner. We suggest this for a couple reasons:

1). You should be able to get a roofing company out to inspect your roof more quickly vs. waiting for your insurance company to send an adjustor.

2). IF you have damage and need to have an adjustor sent out, they will most likely take you a bit more seriously knowing a roofer has already confirmed you have damge.

As a property owner it’s so important to have local people looking out for you! Know the quality businesses in town and who to trust. That way, when you have a suspected problem, you know exactly who to contact. An out-of-town, storm-chasing company won’t be there for free inspections as a service to you…but a local, reputable company will be.

 

 

 

Oakcreek Community

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When a co-housing community in Stillwater, Oklahoma was in search of a high-efficiency builder several years back, they looked no further than a local builder named Scott Campbell. With expertise in energy star, ‘green’ building and multi-family construction, Scott and his company, Campbell Construction, went to work on this gem of a project. It was an honor for him to help bring their dreams of such a community to life, right here in his hometown.

So, when it came to the construction of the roofs for these quad-plex homes, Scott used his own, local roofing company to handle all the roofs. You see, it made no sense for Oakcreek to hire a builder with knowledge in energy efficiency if their roofs were not also installed with that goal in mind. Why build a great product and not protect it with all the best materials?

Installation is key when it comes to your roof, especially when wanting to minimize utility costs long-term. The folks at Oakcreek had this goal in mind when making their selections. They wanted local, they wanted efficient and they got both! Capstone Roofing is proud to have been a part of such a great, local project built from the ground UP with great materials.

Licensed and Insured

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You’ve seen the phrase thrown around, haven’t you? Licensed and insured. But do you really know what that means when it comes to roofing?

Requirements vary from state to state in the roofing industry. In the state of Oklahoma, roofing companies must be registered to perform roofing services, both residentially and commercially. http://cib.ok.gov/roofing One of the major keys to obtaining this certification is proof of liability insurance of no less than $500,000. In addition, they must provide workers’ compensation insurance-or proper exemption-and meet additional RCRA requirements.

Hiring a company that is both licensed and insured protects YOU. Maybe you’ve shopped around and found a cheaper price on your next roof. Make sure you’re comparing apples to apples! The difference between the companies (and price) could be this important element. Roofing contractors performing work without a license and insurance are not only illegal in Oklahoma, they’re placing you, as the consumer, at risk. Be informed when it comes to hiring your next roofing contractor and choose someone like Capstone Roofing who is both licensed and insured.

to vent or not to vent

To vent or not to vent…

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According to this article, http://www.networx.com/article/Roof-Attic-Vents, it is estimated that nearly 9 out of 10 roofs in North America are vented improperly.  That’s a whole lot of property just waiting for problems. What kind of problems, you ask??
A great-looking roof that isn’t installed properly won’t last very long. Without adequate venting, the life of your roof will be cut short. Proper venting is paramount in a roof installation because it allows for necessary airflow thereby decreasing your utility bills. If your attic and roof deck become too hot or too cold, your heating and cooling system goes into overdrive. An HVAC system working too hard costs you money. And who wants to spend extra money on electric bills?

Another huge reason to ventilate your roof: restricted airflow allows dangerous moisture to build up. This kind of moisture can lead to mold which poses a health risk for you and your family. Add to that, too much moisture decreases the life of your roof. Wow, if money isn’t reason enough…your health sure is!

It doesn’t matter how great your shingles are if they aren’t vented adequately. What a wasted investment. Make sure your roofing contractor is installing your roof correctly, with sufficient venting. Should you choose Capstone Roofing, rest assured that Scott and his team will install your roof with proper venting. His background as both an energy-efficient builder and roofer give him a great perspective in this area, benefiting clients across Oklahoma.

 

Not all shingles are created equal

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It’s true. All shingles are not created equal. In fact, there’s a lot more than just the overall appearance that distinguish them from each other. Let us introduce you to the Class 4 Impact Resistant Shingle.

Springtime in Oklahoma can bring some nasty storms. And with them, lots of hail. This is a big reason we tell our clients to consider a Class 4 Impact Resistant Shingle. They can resist up to two-inch hail and give you a lifetime warranty, when installed properly by our team. Oklahoma is among the top 4 states that average the most days with damaging hail larger than golfball size. http://America Has a Distinct Hail Alley | The Weather Channel

What’s more, you can save up to 25% on your homeowner’s insurance premium when you choose this shingle. Your home is often your greatest investment, why would you want to skimp on the material covering it? Icing on top for Oklahomans…this shingle is manufactured right here in OKC. When you choose this quality product, you’re helping fellow Okies. It’s a great choice all the way around!

Since quality is our top priority at Capstone, we recommend you check these out. They offer the highest rated protection available in the residential shingle market. https://malarkeyroofing.com/product_detail/legacy

shop local

5 Reasons to SHOP LOCAL on your next roof

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You’ve seen the phrase lately, haven’t you? Shop local. What you probably didn’t realize is that it pertains to the roofing industry…big time. In fact, hiring local when it comes to roofing is key.
Why does it matter, you ask? Let us give you 5 reasons to hire local on your next roof:

1. TIME:
Need a contactor to get to your job quickly? Someone local can generally get to your roof sooner.

2. COST:
Hiring local keeps your costs down. You aren’t paying the hidden travel costs by an out of town company. Beware of storm-chasers as they may not be carrying the proper liability insurances, which place you at a cost risk should an accident occur.

3. SERVICE:
Put a name with a face. Hiring local allows you to connect with people, not just a company. Should you have any issues down the line, you’ll know exactly who to call.

4. WARRANTY:
Let’s face it, warranty issues are a pain to deal with. What’s worse, having warranty problems that aren’t being addressed because you hired someone from out of town. You can save yourself a lot of hassle by choosing local.

5. COMMUNITY:
Choosing a local roofing contractor helps your community. Silly, you say? Maybe, but consider this. A local company who takes pride in their community is most likely ordering products within the community. They’re employing people around you and creating jobs. Buying local keeps revenue in your town and, long term, benefits you!

Capstone Roofing is proud to be a family-owned, LOCAL business. And, as you read, local really does matter when it comes to roofing.