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Shield Your Home: Preparing Your Roof for Oklahoma’s Tornado Season

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Living in Oklahoma comes with its own set of challenges, and one of the most significant is the threat of tornadoes. With the tornado season looming ahead, it’s crucial to ensure that your home is adequately prepared to withstand the fury of these natural disasters. One of the most vulnerable parts of your house during a tornado is the roof. These essential steps will help to prepare your roof for Oklahoma’s tornado season.

Secure Loose Objects

In the event of a tornado, loose objects around your property can become dangerous projectiles, causing significant damage to your roof and home. Take the time to secure outdoor furniture, decorations, and any other loose items that could be picked up by strong winds. Additionally, trim back overhanging tree branches that could potentially fall onto your roof during a storm.

Invest in Reinforcements

Consider investing in reinforcements for your roof to improve its ability to withstand high winds and flying debris. Options such as hurricane straps or metal roof bracing can provide additional stability and protection during severe weather events. 

Maintain Gutters and Downspouts

Proper drainage is essential for protecting your roof during heavy rains and storms. Ensure that your gutters and downspouts are clear of debris, such as leaves and twigs, that could cause water to pool on your roof. Regularly clean and maintain your gutters to prevent clogs and water damage, and consider installing gutter guards to minimize maintenance requirements.

Consider Impact-Resistant Materials

If you’re in the market for a new roof or planning to replace your existing one, consider opting for impact-resistant materials. Impact-resistant shingles or metal roofing can help minimize damage from hail and flying debris, providing added peace of mind during tornado season. Capstone Roofing offers a wide range of durable roofing materials suitable for Oklahoma’s unpredictable weather conditions.

Inspect Your Roof Regularly

Regular roof inspections are your first line of defense against storm damage. Before tornado season kicks into high gear, schedule a professional inspection from Capstone Roofing. Our experienced team can identify any weak spots or areas of concern on your roof and address them before they become a problem during a storm. Look for missing or damaged shingles, loose flashing, and signs of water damage inside your home, as these can all indicate potential issues with your roof.

Capstone Roofing: Your Trusted Partner for Tornado Season Preparation

At Capstone Roofing, we understand the importance of protecting your home or business from the unpredictable wrath of Oklahoma’s tornado season. With offices in Stillwater and Owasso, we proudly serve northern Oklahoma with reliable roofing services for both residential and commercial properties. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to ensuring that your roof is prepared to withstand whatever Mother Nature throws its way.

Whether you need a routine inspection, repairs, or a complete roof replacement, you can trust Capstone Roofing to deliver exceptional results and unparalleled customer service. Contact Capstone Roofing today for a free quote and peace of mind knowing that your home is in expert hands. Don’t wait until it’s too late— schedule your inspection now!

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Weathering the Storm: Top Signs Your Roof Needs Repair – Tips for Oklahoma Homeowners

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Oklahoma homeowners know all too well the unpredictability of the weather, especially when tornado season looms. As the winds pick up and the clouds darken, it’s essential to ensure your roof is prepared to withstand the storm. Here are some top signs to watch for that indicate your roof may need repair, especially as tornado season approaches.

Missing or Damaged Shingles

One of the most obvious signs that your roof needs attention is missing or damaged shingles. High winds common during tornadoes can easily lift or tear shingles from your roof. Even if only a few shingles are missing, it can compromise the integrity of your roof and lead to leaks and water damage. Regularly inspect your roof for any signs of missing or damaged shingles, and promptly address any issues to prevent further damage.

Water Stains on Ceilings or Walls

Water stains on your ceilings or walls are often a telltale sign of a roof leak. Leaks can occur for various reasons, including damaged shingles, cracked flashing, or deteriorated sealant around vents and chimneys. With the heavy rains and potential hail associated with tornado season, it’s crucial to address any leaks promptly to prevent extensive water damage to your home’s interior.

Sagging or Drooping Roof

A sagging or drooping roof is a severe issue that requires immediate attention. This could indicate structural damage or rotting underneath your roof’s surface, possibly caused by water infiltration. With the threat of tornadoes looming, a compromised roof structure puts your home at greater risk for collapse during severe weather events. If you notice any signs of sagging or drooping, contact a professional roofing company to assess the situation and recommend the necessary repairs.

Increased Energy Bills

If you’ve noticed a sudden increase in your energy bills, your roof could be to blame. Damaged or improperly insulated roofs allow heat to escape during the winter and penetrate your home during the summer, forcing your HVAC system to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature. With Oklahoma’s fluctuating weather patterns, ensuring your roof is adequately insulated and sealed can help improve energy efficiency and reduce utility costs year-round.

Mold or Mildew Growth

Mold and mildew thrive in damp, humid environments, making your attic an ideal breeding ground if your roof is compromised. Leaks or poor ventilation can lead to excess moisture buildup, promoting the growth of mold and mildew on your roof deck and insulation. Not only can mold and mildew compromise the structural integrity of your roof, but they can also pose serious health risks to you and your family. If you suspect mold or mildew growth, it’s essential to address the underlying cause and remediate the issue promptly.

Capstone Roofing: Your Trusted Partner for Repairs

When it comes to ensuring the safety and integrity of your home’s roof, trust is paramount. Capstone Roofing, with offices in Stillwater and Owasso, is your trusted partner for all your roofing needs in northern Oklahoma. Whether you’re a homeowner preparing for tornado season or a business owner in need of commercial roofing solutions, Capstone Roofing delivers unparalleled expertise and craftsmanship.

Contact Capstone Roofing today for a free quote and peace of mind knowing your roof is ready to weather any storm.

Ice Dams

Ice and water shield

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Is ice and water shield really that important? Well, if you’ve been on the receiving end of an inconvenient roof leak recently, you may have a quick answer for this. If not, it may have never crossed your mind.

The fact is, it’s not just rain that causes major roof leaks. Snow, sleet and ice can build up over time and create ice dams that have the potential to wreak havoc on your roof. The melting water that backs up behind these dams can end up penetrating through the roof to your ceiling, down your walls and right into your home. It can catch homeowners completely unaware as most aren’t looking for these types of leaks in cold weather.

Fortunately, there’s a way to prevent these kinds of structural nightmares.

Ice and water shield is a fully-adhered underlayment for roofing. It gets installed around places like your chimney, valleys, and other penetrable places on your roof. Many companies offer it as an optional product during a roof install but, if you’re smart, you won’t consider it optional at all. Compared to the costs and hassle involved in a roof leak, your money will be well-spent on this preventative product for your structure.


At Capstone Roofing, quality matters. We know it’s the seemingly little things—like specific roof underlayment—that can make a big difference in the long run.



The rise of the pop up shop

Consider the WHO behind the product you’re buying

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Pop-Up stores are becoming more than just a passing trend. These days it’s difficult to find a market segment this kind of strategy hasn’t touched. And, the roofing industry is no exception. The Pop-Up industry has grown to nearly 10 billion in sales, according to PopUp Republic . Of course this kind of buying option can be fun for consumers; who of us isn’t motivated by convenience, speed of sale and one-of-a-kind products? No one wants to miss out on a deal! Unfortunately, this trend often doesn’t translate well when it comes to more expensive products, especially ones that could require maintenance over time. Products like roofs.

That’s one of the biggest reasons why many insurance companies and real estate agents alike will urge their customers in need of a new roof or roof repair to shop local. Finding a brick-and-mortar business that is established in the community is worth more than you may think. Sure, the new kiosk, store-front down the street promising a quick sale and cheaper price may seem appealing, but consider the who behind the product you’re buying.


Here are some great ‘who’ questions to ask yourself:

  • Who, exactly, am I buying from? Is this a local family I’m supporting?
  • Who will take care of warranty or repair issues should they arise?
  • Who can you speak to should you have questions in the process? Are you going to be passed around a large company in an impersonal way or is there a direct person you know you can contact, easily?
  • Who will quickly come to my aid in an emergency? Is your emergency their priority?
  • Who is invested in your community? Is the company you’re choosing helping your local town in any way?


At Capstone who we are is just as important, if not more, than what we do. Sure, we believe our company delivers a great product and service to you, our customers. Yes, we’ve got our certifications, taken the classes and have the insurance and endorsements. But, more than that, we’ve got roots. Roots in this community. Born and raised in Stillwater, owner/operator Scott Campbell takes pride in the long-lasting relationships he has with customers and in the reputation he has earned in this industry. With a background in custom building and general contracting, Scott has a wealth of knowledge that gets passed along to each roof Capstone completes.

We know that quality matters to you. You should know it matters to us at Capstone Roofing, too. As a business, we’re invested here. As your neighbor, we aren’t going anywhere.

So, the next time you’re shopping for a roof-or any substantial home improvement project-we’d like to encourage you to consider the who behind the product. Shopping local matters for both the business owner and, we’d argue, for you the consumer.



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Metal Roofs

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Need a metal roof for a large commercial business or industrial warehouse? Maybe you’re looking to add metal to an area on your house for some character. Big jobs or small, you may have discovered that not all roofing companies offer metal roofs.

The Metal Roofing Alliance is a great resource for consumers and roofing companies alike. It provides a search engine for individuals to learn about metal roofs as well as look for MRA members in their area. As a roofer, it allows you to have a platform to distinguish yourself as a professional in this specific type of roofing material, connecting you with consumers looking for a reputable provider and installer.

Another great feature, the MRA site allows you to upload a photo of your home and visualize how a metal roof will look, offering you a wide variety of features and colors. As an added bonus, you can ask questions about a new or existing metal roof and one of their experts can respond in a forum.

More great news if you’re in the market for a metal roof in Oklahoma: Capstone Roofing is proud to be a member of the MRA and offers metal roofing, along with shingles and roof coatings. Give this local, licensed and insured installer a call today: (405) 338-ROOF

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Tips to Avoid Roof Repair Fraud

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All too often property owners get taken advantage of when it comes to home and roof repairs. These unsuspecting, trusting individuals expect quality work and mistakenly hire people who ‘talk the talk’, but don’t necesssarily ‘walk the walk’, when it comes to credentials and certifications. Unfortunately, it’s an easy mistake to make, especially in the construction industry!

The state of Oklahoma has been increasing the requirments in numerous construction industries to protect property owners, including endorsements in the roofing industry. These requirements separate the professionals from the fraudulent businesses preying on people unknowledgeable of the industry standards.

Here are some tips to AVOID Roof Repair Fraud:

  • Ask for a License or Registration
  • Verify the Contractor’s License Information by checking the CIB site
  • Request and Check References
  • Obtain a Written Contract
  • Vertify locally, whether permit is required and/or issued

In just a few short minutes you can eliminate the risk to you as a property owner! Don’t waste your time and hard-earned money on a company claiming to offer a product or service they are not qualified to deliver. Make it easy on yourself and check with the Construction Industries Board. Their site is well-equipped to quickly check credentials across the state.

Capstone Roofing is proud to have met the industry’s requirements for both residential and commercial roofing. We have our commercial endorsement, something few in this area of Oklahoma have. (405) 338-ROOF



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Buying or Selling a Home?

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Spring is almost here and with that, the onslot of homes getting ready to hit the housing market. Whether you’re looking to sell your current home or searching to buy, chances are you’re noticing the value of a great roof.

Here are 3 things to keep in mind when buying or selling a home:

  1. Roof issues are one of the top problems found during home inspections.
  2. A bad roof could get your mortgage application denied.
  3. Roof warranties can be transferred, but there are limitations; read the fine print to obtain transfer.

According to an HGTV article, the most common problem found during home inspections is roof-related. “Most important is the number-one defect detected during the inspection process: moisture and drainage. This is the leading cause of dry rot, major structural damage and toxic mold. It is important that grading of the property slopes away from the home. The roof must be inspected and be watertight”. In other words, a roof problem is a big deal. And a bad roof to a potential new buyer, a deal-breaker.

In this article by, a bad roof is one of the top 5 reasons a mortgage application is turned down. It’s important for buyers and sellers to take this information into account when applying for a mortgage loan. A new roof is something that is often a negotiated item between the parties and sometimes is a cost that is split. Knowing a reputable, local roofer (like Capstone Roofing, if you’re in Oklahoma) is so valuable in this process so that you get a real number estimate that is accurate to with which to negotiate.

Another thing to keep in mind when you’re buying or selling a home is a roof warranty transfer. Buyers should make sure to get the warranty of a new roof transferred when making their home purchase. Many times there is a fee involved in this process. Also important to note, most manufcaturers only allow transfers one time to one buyer. The security of a new roof is a great thing but, even better, a roof with a transferable warranty!

Don’t go into the buying or selling process blind. You can alleviate stress by educating yourself before an issue arises, especially one involving a roof. Contact a professional roofing contractor to get an estimate or inspection to know exactly what costs are involved; it could just save you a lot of time and money.

A residential house with Capstone roofing


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CertainTeed has been a trusted roofing shingle manufacturer for many, many years. “Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings”. Clearly, this company has done a lot of things right!

As with most roofing shingle manufacturers, CertainTeed has a certifcation program in place to distinguish qualified roofing contractors from their competitors. Their Master Shingle Applicator program allows contractors looking to further their roofing knowledge a way to gain specific product insight. This kind of educational program benefits customers by giving them a way to easily recognize a company who has gone through the qualification process, setting them apart from average roofers.

Capstone Roofing is pleased to have our Master Shingle Applicator certification. In fact, we are the only CertainTeed roofing pro within 35 miles of Stillwater. Customers can easily locate the nearest professional CertainTeed installer with their Find a Pro search tab located on their Web site. Simply put your zip code in and define your search area to find the professional closest to you; it’s a great tool.

As always, an educated consumer is something we always encourage. Make sure you make a quality choice when making a big investment like a roof installation. And, whether it’s a new roof, roof repair or re-roof, remember the roofing pro nearest to you.



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Commercial Roofing Endorsement

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A commercial endorsement in the roofing industry is a big deal and fairly difficult to obtain. The state of Oklahoma has procedures, tests and requirements in place for those in the roofing profession to secure this license. Not only do such professionals have to apply and pay for this certificate, as they do to meet Okalahoma’s residential roofing requirements, but these roofers must also take a lengthy and difficult test, emphasizing commercial roofing procedures, laws and specifications. In addition, a commercial license requires a company to secure, at minimum, $1M general liability insurance. The difficulty of this test eliminates many applicants and therefore separates these professionals from the rest.

This kind of distinguishment is an asset to the roofer and potential clients and Capstone Roofing is pleased to have this commercial endorsement. As one of only a few roofing contractors locally to hold this license, we are confident we can use our expertise to handle your commercial roofing project.

As a potential commercial customer, it is important to make an educated selection because your project is generally bigger in size and therefore more costly. Making a sound choice for a qualified, endorsed roofing contractor is essential and legally necessary. There are fines in place for contractors performing any commercial roofing without this endorsement. This kind of legal action could bring your project to a hault. Whether it’s metal, shingled or a roof coating, and whether it’s new construction or a re-roof, a commercial contractor must have their endorsement. 

So, the next time you need to hire a roofing contractor for a commercial (or residential) project, we strongly encourage you to do a little homework. Make sure they are commercially endorsed and in good-standing with the state of Oklahoma. Head over to the construction industries board site and see for yourself exactly who you are hiring.

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Owens Corning

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As you may know, Owens Corning is a well-known and reputable shingle manufacturer. Since 1938, they have been huge in the roofing industry. This company helped transform the old-style, organic shingles of yesteryears by patenting ones made with fiberglass back in 1965. Their brand has expanded and become quite popular, continuing to deliver quality, innovative roofing products to their customers and installers.

Capstone Roofing is now the only preferred contractor in the city of Stillwater to meet the professional roofing requirements as part of the Owens Corning Roofing Preferred Contractors program. As specified by the company, these preferred contractors “are part of an exclusive network of roofing professionals who meet high standards and strict requirements for professionalism and reliability”.

As is true in many industries, not all suppliers and installers are the same; the good ones are good for a reason. It takes time and commitment to quality to stand out from the competition. Capstone is dedicated to consistently delivering products that meet or exceed industry standards. It is partnerships with reputable companies such as Owens Corning that allow us to install great roofs and give us a platform through their professional programs. It’s an honor to be recognized in this way and we hope it gives our clients even more peace of mind when choosing Capstone as their roofing contractor.

Thank you, Owens Corning!