Brian Land, owner of Land Enterprises Roofing was interviewed by OKC Fox 25 news this morning regarding the roof damage to Waterloo Baptist Church during last night’s storm. Brian was driving to our office when he noticed the destruction and tv crews interviewing Pastor Griff Henderson this morning. While we are not official members of Waterloo we feel like honorary members because our children attend Mother’s Day Out twice a week and our family attends classes on Wednesday nights. While inspecting the damage Brian noted that he could see pews in the sanctuary through the roof. He was able to get our crews out to the church a short while later for an emergency repair.
With damage where you can see inside the property you can’t waste anytime in having it repaired. In the event of additional rain, the inside of the church could have been easily damaged too. To minimize the injury it was necessary to act quickly. It was just great timing that Brian happened to be driving by and could help out.
If you received damage from any of the recent wind storms make sure you have a professional inspect your home. Even the smallest amount left unattended can lead to a leak later on. Protecting your home from exterior and interior damage is important for the safety of your family as well as your investment. If you need a free roof inspection, call Staci at our office; (405) 359-3951.
You can see Brian’s interview tonight at 9pm on OKC Fox 25 news.
As we all know this has been an extremely hot summer with hardly any rain. As a result, most of the counties in Oklahoma have had to ration their water. This also means that many homes and properties are at great risk from wild fires. Did you know that keeping your gutters and valleys free from debris will lesson your fire risk? Having dead leaves and sticks accumulate on your roof and gutters is a serious fire risk. All it takes is one spark and your precious home is in danger.
Our project manager, Todd Davis, saw it happen while he was helping fight wild fires in Harrah. The homeowners were dousing their homes and yards with water when one of the homes had a spark land on a pile of dead leaves and pine needles that had accumulated in their gutter and valley. The spark caught the pile on fire and consequently caught the eave on fire, then the house. Todd said that flying embers ignite debris quicker than shingles, had the debris not been there they may have had more of a chance to protect their home from this disaster. Keeping your roof and gutters free from debris also protects the shingles from unnecessary damage that may shorten the lifespan of your roof and is not covered by your insurance.
At Land Enterprises Roofing we inspect many roofs every year that have premature wear and tear due to tree branches and debris accumulating in the valleys of the roof and gutters. This is why we created a roof maintenance program for residential homes. We know many homeowners do not have the time or the desire to climb a ladder to perform these kinds of chores. If you are interested in learning more about this program or would like a free roof inspection check our website; www.landroofingokc.com or call our office at 359-3951 today.
Since I was a little girl I remember hearing my Mother repeat this advice and wonder what it meant. Now that I am a wee bit older and hopefully a lot smarter I finally understand what this phrase means. Being a home owner and business owner I deal with lots of financial decisions that require me to weigh all the options before agreeing to the purchase. Unfortunately, I have made many mistakes because I was anxious to save a buck or two. Some of the decisions were good but most were not when the price was the biggest consideration. With life experience to reflect back on, I now make these decisions with price in mind but value, quality and integrity at the top of my list.
Every now and then Brian gets approached by a homeowner looking for the cheapest bid for their roofing project. Brian will politely explain that we are never the cheapest and that usually ends the conversation. It’s not that we are out to over charge our customers it’s just that our first priority is to help our customer choose the best roofing system for their home. Through Brian’s many years as a roofer then, roofing contractor he knows the best quality materials and preferred methods of installation.
A large portion of our customers have insurance that covers their roof claim. We use the same computer program to write your estimate as the insurance company uses to generate your claim. Getting the cheapest bid for your roof only saves your insurance company money, not you.
It is truly in your best interest to choose a roofing company that you trust because they have a good reputation and has been personally referred to you. Your roof protects your most valuable asset, why risk it with a roof system that isn’t the best quality just to save a buck or two?
This is a common question and a concern for some. No need for concern, having an adjuster meet with you roofer is similar to having an advocate. An advocate offers support and works on your behalf to make sure you receive the appropriate results. This is what a qualified roofer can do for the home owner in the event of storm damage to their roof.
After the roofer has found damage that warrants the need to file a claim, having a roofer you trust to meet with your insurance adjuster is a great idea. The roofer will work with your insurance company to show their adjuster every area of damage affected by the storm including items that might be overlooked such as gutters, ridge caps, air conditioning coils and window screens. After all, roofing is a roofer’s expertise but an adjuster may not have much experience with a roof so it is helpful for the two to discuss the damage to ensure nothing is left unaccounted for. In addition, your roofer can give the adjuster measurements for the roof and any additional buildings on your property. This makes the adjusters visit to your home more efficient and may mean a quicker response to your claim.
Think you have storm damage? Give us a call @ 359-3951, we offer free roof inspections and over 25 years of experience working with insurance adjusters for our customers!
If you suspect that you have damage to your roof or you are unsure call a roofer first before you call your insurance company. When you call your insurance company it automatically becomes a claim on your policy. When the adjuster comes out to inspect your roof any amount of damage, small or large, will be accounted for in the claim. All of this may count against you when it is time to renew your insurance and as a result you might receive an increase in your premium. This could happen even if you don’t have damage!
The best thing to do is call a roofing company you trust and have them come out and do a roof inspection. This inspection is free and the roofer inspecting your home will give you an honest assessment of the condition of your roof. Many times our inspections have revealed damage to the gutters or ridge caps but no damage to the actual shingles. In this case it may not make sense for you to file a claim. There may be no damage at all and a claim isn’t needed. Your time and money are important so consider calling the roofer first before your insurance company.
We are always happy to give free roof inspections so give our office a call today! (405) 359-3951.
While eating lunch in the office kitchen today, Brian and I were watching a local news show. We noticed an interesting commercial for a well known company and its owner claiming to be the #1 roofing, siding and window company in Oklahoma. At first I thought of the famous words from Napoleon Dynamite,” as if anyone could know that”, it’s not like roofing companies are ranked like sports teams. Then I remembered that this is the same person I saw ambushed by a consumer reporter on a local news show just a few years back because this company had several lawsuits for poor craftsmanship. At the time he looked disheveled, used foul language and vowed to leave the state because he was fed up. Fast forward a couple of years and now he is looking professional and claiming to be #1. It made me think about how hard it must be for the consumer to choose a roofing contractor who can be trusted or any kind of contractor for that matter.
There are many great roofing companies located here in the metro area with my company being one of them. But, how do you choose the one that is best for you? The answer is actually very simple, choose Land Enterprises… just kidding! Seriously, the best way to choose a contractor is through a personal referral. There is no higher compliment than when one of our customers refers their family or friend to our services. Knowing someone firsthand who had a great experience is a good first indicator that you too will have a good experience. If you haven’t been personally referred to a company or want to double check their reputation, here are some easy ways to check.
*Call the Better Business Bureau (239-6081) or check their website oklahomacity.bbb.org. They can tell you if any complaints have been made against the company, how many and if they were able to be resolved or not.
*Check Angieslist.com or other referral sites. Angieslist.com does require a subscription but offer free trials too. The referrals are from actual customers that Angieslist.com employees have verified as true and accurate. They also provide information about many different professions.
*Type the company’s name into a search engine like Google or Yahoo to see what information is provided. You would be amazed at the amount of information that is posted everyday about local businesses.
*Check with your local Chamber of Commerce. They too can give a referral of a trusted company.
*Ask to see their Contractor registration card. If they cannot produce one, don’t hire them. It is now a law in Oklahoma that all roofing contractors are to be registered with the Oklahoma Construction and Industries Board. Having the registration card proves that they are in compliance with the law and have worker’s compensation insurance and general liability insurance.
One last piece of advice, but a great one, is to NEVER pay for the job before it is completed to your satisfaction. Every story on the local news channel about an unhappy customer and a contractor has the same theme….the customer paid for the job upfront either in full or made a partial payment. What happened next? The crew didn’t return or the job was done poorly. If a company insists on being paid upfront, call someone else. All reputable contractors expect to be paid at the end of a quality job not before.
You can take the stress and worry out of finding a good roofing contractor with a little bit of homework. In the end this is your home and having a properly installed roofing system is vitally important and worth the effort.
by: Kirsten Land on April 26th, 2011 about Roofing Advice
As some of you may have seen or heard, Brian Land (owner/founder of Land Enterprises Roofing) has recently been featured on local newscasts to introduce our brand new, first in Oklahoma, Roof Maintenance Program. This program offers homeowners the opportunity to never step onto their roof again! This is a concept that many homeowners have appreciated since they have worried about their spouse or partner climbing a ladder to clean gutters or remove debris from their roof.
We offer 4 packages with the investment starting at $195. Each package includes a 12-point-roof inspection, cleaning the gutters and skylights, caulking if needed, and inspecting the roof for leaks or any potential problems. After each inspection you will receive a report outlining the findings in the inspection. Customers who are enrolled in this program also receive discounts for any needed repairs or re-roofs. Eventually all homes need to be re-roofed but this program will help prolong the life of your roof and may prevent any interior damage that can occur from a leak by catching it before it ever starts!
Curious about our new program? Call us @ 359-3951 to schedule your free, no obligation inspection
My sister, Allison, and I pose in front of an Atlas/Centaur launch vehicle when I was about eight-years-old.
Today marks two very important dates in space history with the 50th anniversary of human space flight and the 30th anniversary of the US Space Shuttle’s first flight! For me and many others who love space travel this is a bitter sweet anniversary as the Space Shuttle program will come to an end this summer. When the last Shuttle blasts off into Space it will also mark a new era in US history as NASA will no longer have any manned space craft in it’s fleet. The Obama administration cut plans for any future Space Shuttle program. I believe that decision will diminish America’s exceptionalism in the world. When we flew to China last year to adopt our second son, our travels took us to Inner Mongolia, China, home to China’s space program. Our guide took us to a history museum that hosted an exhibit about the Chinese space program and with it included pictures and information about our US Space Shuttle. When asked why they displayed pictures of our space program he told us that the Chinese admire the US space program. No other space program besides China and the US were shown in this exhibit.
The US has been a leader in the Space Race ever since President John F. Kennedy declared it a priority for America. Sadly, it is no longer a priority to this administration. The Space Shuttle program has advanced our society and way of life with many discoveries that led to great inventions including Velcro to name only one of many.
I have grown up watching the Space Shuttle launches and have admired the many astronauts. My Father worked for NASA when I was growing up and I know how much this program means to the many people around our country who work for NASA.
I never had the privilege of seeing a launch in person and had hoped to see one before the program ended. When that day finally arrives it will be a sense of pride in our Country and a pain in my heart for the end of something so magnificent!
by: Kirsten Land on March 28th, 2011 about Land Enterprises Roofing
These are the pictures of the beautiful First Church of the Nazarene in Chickasha! They chose the StormMaster Slate shingles manufactured by Atlas. The color is ”Weathered Slate” and it is a class 4 impact shingle that has a lifetime limited warranty, 130 mph wind warranty and is also algae resistant! Some insurance companies offer a discount if you choose this shingle for your roof.
On this project we added additional ventilation to the church which saves on energy costs. We also combed the air conditioning units which were damaged by a hail storm. Combing the vents simply straightens the fins that were dented due to the impact of the hail. Straightening the fins helps the units to operate at their optimal level.
The best part of all is that the congregation of the First Church of the Nazarene now has a beautiful new roof that everyone in Chichasha will enjoy seeing everyday!
For more information about the StormMaster Slate shingle or other Atlas products visit the “Materials” sections of our website.