We've all been there. Just as you get settled into your evening routine, perhaps making dinner, watching your favorite television show, or chasing your kid around the house whose running from their pajamas; you hear a knock at your door. "That's strange", you say to yourself, "I wasn't expecting company". As you walk towards the door, you're hoping it isn't a salesman, and if it is someone selling something , you pray it's a girl scout selling their delicious cookies. You open the door to see that the person standing on the other side is in fact not a sweet little child with a box of gold in hand, but rather a grown adult who looks like they want to sell you something..... and they don't have girl scout cookies.
We cannot speak on behalf of every person that knocks door-to-door, nor do we want to, but the Pitch Perfect team does not believe in being "pushy". Going to door-to-door as a way to advertise our business is not just about "making a sell" for us. The bigger picture for our company, is that we make connections with people in our community and we know the best way to do that is face-to-face. Sure, using platforms on social media are faster ways to reach as many people as possible, but we still believe in the old fashioned way of connecting......having actual conversations. We also believe in quality over quantity. If you find a Pitch Perfect representative at your door, know that we are there to say hello. If the people we meet are in need of a service that we can provide, great. Otherwise, we still count the interaction as a win because we were able to connect on some level.
As we enter the season of giving thanks, we hope that we all can be more mindful of the ways in which we interact with one another. If you ever see us bundled up out there, we'd love to chat with you, so don't hesitate to say hello.
Welcome to the top 5 causes of roof damage. Let's start with the little guy (or girl) in the picture.
1. Squirrels, raccoons, birds, and rodents are looking for ways to stay protected from the Oklahoma elements. Animals most commonly enter through soffits and soffit vents. If they find rotten wood, they can make their way through these areas too. Once inside the attic area, they can take a toll on wiring systems and venting systems. Even when we have a fairly dormant hail season, animals are still looking for place to call home.
2. Oklahoma is known for its hail storms, so it's no secret that hail can cause significant damage. Depending on the thickness of your roof, sometimes even the smallest hail stones can break through the surface of the shingles. Damage to your shingles can causes leaks that can cause further damage to your home.
3. When the "wind" comes sweeping down the plains was not written by accident. Oklahoma's windiest day averages an hourly wind speed of 13.2 mph. That kind of wind can cause some significant damage to your shingles, mainly blowing them off your roof, leaving your roof unprotected.
4. Rain tends to cause more damage when it is wind driven, as the wind can drive rain in places that it might otherwise be able to reach. If a roof is improperly installed in any way, there can be drainage issues causing rain to puddle, which can lead to major problems.
5. Debris from trees tends to be a problem as the falling limbs can knock granules off shingles, leaving the shingle more vulnerable to the elements. After some times, the shingles breakdown and no longer serve their function.
Pitch Perfect Roofing & General Contractors offers Roof Maintenance Packages to help maintain your roof throughout the year. Call today to set up your appointment!
Living in Oklahoma, the first image that may come to mind when you think about roof damage is hail. According to the Insurance Information Institute, Oklahoma was ranked 5th in 2017 for states experiencing major hail events. This means that about 55% of properties in Oklahoma experienced hail damage. What's even more interesting is that 2017 was not necessarily the worst year Oklahoma has had in terms of weather related events. These statistics are based off of hail that measures more than 1 inch in diameter.
So, food for thought. If just over half of the state was effected by hail last year, just imagine how many Oklahomans are unaware that they might have hail damage on their roof. Yet, homeowners are held responsible for mitigating damages to their roof. If you do not know you have damage, how is this possible? You can find the information above plus more at the following site: https://www.iii.org/fact-statistic/facts-statistics-hail.
The weather can be unpredictable at times, but its a good thing Oklahoma has a Roofing and General Contracting company they can depend on.