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04/09/2016
By: Diane H.
Oklahoma Roofing & Constr
My home was hit by a tornado. These people swooped in when I was in shock and in a desperate situation and assured me they would take care of everything. They had replaced a roof for a neighbor, so that's why I went with them. Things started off good. My mistake was handing over the first check, then things took an ugly turn. Projects weren't getting done, calls weren't being returned (I was even hung up on). I knew I'd messed up. The flooring guy was great and I would highly recommend his work. The owner and his son are lacking in professionalism and promptness. Almost everything was completed. Bottom line: I would not recommend this group. It caused me a lot of stress. My neighbors all felt the same way. Lesson: plan now for using a highly reputable (Angie's List?) group before you're in a desperate situation.
Tips & Advices
Roofers commonly use certain supplies to handle the task of roof repair. A scaffold or a shingle lift is often used to access the roof. Roofers wear hard hats, and they typically wear soft-soled steel-toed shoes that protect their feet and provide optimum traction. Roofers use basic equipment such as caulking guns, paint brushes, electric or cordless drills, wheelbarrows, pop-rivet guns, power brooms, power spudders, shovels, backpack blowers, and high-pressure washers.
Certain supplies are needed when performing a do-it-yourself roof repair project. Working on a roof can be dangerous, and a safety harness with a rope and anchor point is essential equipment if you want to help prevent a fall. You'll also need a ladder, roofing nails, a crowbar, a utility knife, a tape measure, a chalk line, and a hammer.
Algae-resistant roofing shingles are shingles that have been specially built to resist algae growth. A common method for accomplishing this involves including copper granules in the shingles during the manufacturing process. Algae growth can cause unsightly black streaks on your home's roof, and this may lower your property values.
It can take less than a day to put on a new roof, but it could take as long as several days if the roof is large and complex. Weather conditions will also impact the length of time required for this task, and wind, snow, or rain will slow the process.
In general, the average lifespan of a roof is 20 to 25 years. However, the lifespan of your home's roof will be closely linked to the roofing materials used. Roofing made with asphalt shingles can last 15-30 years, and a metal roof may last 30-45 years. A roof made with concrete tile could last 35-50 years.

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