2017

ELLIOTT ROOFING PRESENTS: THE SANTAFICATION

This year, one of our team members is giving back to the community in a very special way. Jeff Siems, our operations manager, has the heart and the beard big enough to fill Santa’s shoes. He worked all year to grow out his beard so that he could give back to kids by spreading holiday cheer. Check out our video to see Jeff’s transformation from operations manager to Santa Claus.

LIGHTING THE WAY FOR MR. CLAUS

With December around the corner, now is the perfect time to put up your Christmas lights. Installation can be a tricky process. There are certain practices to follow when installing lights to aid in the longevity of your shingles and, most importantly, the safety of anyone on the roof. Watch our video for tips and tricks from roofing experts on how to properly light your home.

WINTER ROOF MAINTENANCE

With cool air, changing leaves and snowy winter forecasts, maintenance to your home and roof becomes necessary. Elliott Roofing has you covered with tips and free inspections to help protect your roof from possible damage during the winter season.

WHEN TO START PREPARING YOUR ROOF FOR WINTER

Try to get ahead of the cold by winter-proofing your roof in the fall. It is particularly dangerous to be on the roof with ice or snow, so do what you can now and stay on the ground when winter arrives.

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR ROOF

Look for leaves or debris building up on the roof. Be especially aware if you have a lot of trees around your home. With leaves falling and winds blowing it is easy for debris to get blown onto the roof and in the gutters. It is important to keep your roof and gutters clear.

Check that water can drain properly through the gutters. If you notice a build-up of debris and leaves, have the gutters cleaned out.

DANGERS TO YOUR ROOF IN THE WINTER

Watch for snow and ice. These are the biggest winter threats to the structure of your roof. When snow or ice accumulates on the roof it can cause an ice dam, which is a ridge of ice at the edge of a roof preventing the snow, ice or water from draining properly. Making sure your roof and gutters are clear before the ice and snow arrive can help prevent ice dams from forming.

If you do notice an ice dam, do not attempt to clear the ice or snow and never put chemicals on your roof. Contact Elliott Roofing and we can advise you on the best measures to take.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE ROOFING CONCERNS

Contact Elliott Roofing to come out and look at your roof. We offer free roof inspections and will notify you of any abnormalities. Most roofing accidents happen on the ladder; therefore, we strongly advise against climbing on the roof yourself.

Call us with questions or concerns on how to best protect your roof.

OKC: 405-789-4646

TULSA: 918-524-4646

ELLIOTT SPOTLIGHT: ALEXI OJEDA

Alexi started in the roofing business shortly after college working on roof repairs. With his drive, motivation and honesty, Alexi was quickly promoted to sales and then again to a management position. Alexi has become an integral part of the Elliott Roofing team.

Our team sat down with Alexi to learn a little more about him and his passion for roofing. Learn more about our Residential Production and Quality Assurance Manager below!

1. WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AT ELLIOTT ROOFING?

I am the Residential Production and Quality Assurance Manager. It is my job to ensure the work we complete is up to Elliott Roofing’s standards and that our customers are completely satisfied with our company’s work.

2. WHAT DOES YOUR DAY-TO-DAY LOOK LIKE?

My day consists of scheduling jobs, checking in on projects that are in progress, inspecting recently completed work and meeting with homeowners about warranty questions.

3. WHAT ARE YOU MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT IN YOUR JOB?

I am most passionate about producing high-quality roofs and providing excellent customer service.My drive comes from seeing the results of a new or repaired roof and knowing that a family can sleep safely with one of our roofs over their heads.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF WORKING AT ELLIOTT ROOFING?

My favorite part of working at Elliott Roofing is the people I work with.

5. WHAT IS YOUR REASON FOR ROOFING?

I enjoy when I can help a customer with something and I know they are appreciative. Sometimes you can tell a burden has been lifted for them and it makes me happy to have helped.

6. HOW DID YOU GET IN THE ROOFING INDUSTRY?

I got into the roofing business soon after I graduated college in 2007. Right out of college, I worked as a rehab tech at Jim Thorpe Rehab, but I soon started looking around for a new job. My dad knew the founder of Elliott Roofing, Keith Elliott. Keith gave me an interview and offered me a job assisting in repairs with the opportunity to move into sales. I leaped at the opportunity, and I’ve been a part of the Elliott team ever since.

7. WHAT KEEPS YOU BUSY OUTSIDE OF WORK?

My family keeps me constantly busy. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Kristina. We have two children, Olivia (7) and Wyatt (3). Other than spending time with my family, I enjoy hunting, fishing and playing in a men’s baseball league.

NOT ONLY DOES ALEXI VALUE HIS CAREER AND TEAM, WE VALUE HIM TOO. WE ASKED THE TEAM TO SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH ALEXI AND WHAT ROLE HE PLAYS IN OUR TEAM.

ALEXI HAS BEEN A TREMENDOUS ASSET TO ELLIOTT ROOFING FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS. HE WAS EXCEPTIONAL AS AN ESTIMATOR AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN OUTSTANDING TEAM PLAYER AND LOYAL EMPLOYEE TO OUR COMPANY. HIS PROFESSIONAL APPROACH DELIVERS THE HIGHEST QUALITY CUSTOMER SERVICE AND HAS STREAMLINED THE ENTIRE PRODUCTION PROCESS. ALEXI IS TIMELY, CONSISTENT, DEPENDABLE AND HONEST.

 

ALEXI BUTTONS UP ALL THE LOOSE ENDS. EVERYTHING FROM FINAL PUNCH LIST ITEMS, SERVICING CUSTOMERS AFTER THE SALE AND FINALIZING ALL THE ROOFING REPAIRS.

 

ALEXI’S ROLE TAKES A LOT OF PRESSURE OFF THE SALES TEAM TO ALLOW US TO SELL THE JOBS NEEDED KNOWING WE HAVE ALEXI TO PRODUCE IT. HE IS A QUALITY INSPECTOR, MAKING SURE OUR CREWS ARE TOP-NOTCH.

 

ALEXI BRINGS A CALM AND COOL APPROACH TO THE ELLIOTT ROOFING TEAM. THE TEAM HAS COME UP WITH AN ALTERNATE IDENTITY FOR ALEXI, HE IS NOW ‘ALEX’ WHEN HE IS GETTING HIS HANDS DIRTY FIXING ROOFS, AND ‘ALEXI’ WHEN HE IS MANAGING PROJECTS.

 

ALEXI’S ABILITY TO WORK DIRECTLY WITH OUR CUSTOMERS IS UNMATCHED AND HE CONSTANTLY EXEMPLIFIES OUR COMPANY MISSION, ‘STRIVING TO PROVIDE QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP, WHILE DELIVERING HONEST, FRIENDLY SERVICE.’

“ROOF ROOF” FOR CENTRAL OKLAHOMA HUMANE SOCIETY

The Elliott Roofing team has an intense desire to give back to the community in a meaningful and impactful way. Our company give-back initiative, “Everyone Deserves a Roof Over Their Head,” combined with our team’s love for animals guided Matt and Holly Case to create a relationship with the Central Oklahoma Humane Society. Every Wednesday, at least two of our team members spend a few hours of their workday volunteering with the animals and preparing them for adoption.

Recently, the Elliott Roofing team volunteered at the 2017 Annual Central Oklahoma Humane Society Hero Awards Gala. Those invited to attend the gala are donors, supporters and volunteers. This annual event serves as a fundraising opportunity and a “thank you” to those who have generously given their time, resources and money to help the Central Oklahoma Humane Society continue its efforts in promoting the well-being of animals and eliminating needless euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets. It was an honor to be invited to the gala, and when our team was asked to volunteer, we jumped on the opportunity.

At the event, we sold raffle tickets to attendees. All of the proceeds from the raffle and the event go toward expanding the organization’s resources to continue rescuing and caring for more pets. In the effort of raising money, we turned selling raffle tickets into a competition among our team. Holly won by a landslide (no surprise to anyone that knows her).

Helping at the gala is only a small part of the work we’ve done with the Humane Society. Watch the video below to learn how you can donate your time and resources to help such a noble cause.

OUT OF THE OFFICE IN OKLAHOMA

When our Elliott Roofing team is out of the office, they are busy spending quality time with their families, relaxing and exploring the many restaurants, attractions and events in Oklahoma. Get to know our team a little better and read about their favorite things to do in Oklahoma.

 

MATT CASE : MANAGING PARTNER

Matt’s perfect day is full of relaxation, rest and really big steaks. Ideally, he would start the day with a few cups of coffee, or maybe the entire pot, while watching “Arial America” on the Smithsonian Channel. Naturally, Matt still manages to stay busy during his time away from the office and you’ll likely find him working on his yard. His perfect day would also include watching his nine-year-old son play soccer for the Edmond Soccer Club and then cutting into a tender filet from The Ranch Steakhouse.

HOLLY CASE: MANAGING PARTNER

Holly enjoys her days off filled with exciting activities and indulgent food. The perfect day for Holly would include a peaceful morning in nature, either running along Tulsa’s riverside parks or hiking through Turkey Mountain. After getting well-acquainted with nature, Holly recommends breakfast at Stonehorse Café and exploring Utica Square with family, meeting up with lifelong friends in Jenks and taking a drive past her alma mater, Jenks High School. Go Trojans! After traveling back to OKC, she’s sure to stop at Coffee Slingers for an afternoon recharge, shop in Classen Curve and dine on the rooftop of Packards. If that isn’t enough excitement in one day, Holly would end her perfect day in Oklahoma cheering on the OKC Thunder at the Chesapeake Arena.

JEFF SIEMS: OPERATIONS MANAGER

Jeff and his wife love to get out in the OKC community and experience all the growth the metro has had in recent years. Jeff still enjoys going to the Oklahoma State Fair where he and his wife spent their first date. When Jeff isn’t exploring the new restaurants and shops in Oklahoma City, he enjoys a good sporting event, at Southern Nazarene University, where he and his wife graduated, or Chesapeake Arena supporting the Thunder.

ALEXI OJEDA: RESIDENTIAL PRODUCTION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER

Alexi has so many favorite restaurants and hangouts in Oklahoma City that it’s hard for him to choose what to do on his days off. A lover of pizza, Alexi will likely visit one of his favorite pizzerias in OKC: Hall's Pizza Kitchen, Pizzeria Gusto or The Wedge. In downtown OKC, he would also spend time at The Jones Assembly or Bleu Garten before heading to a Thunder game. These activities take second place to being with his family, coaching his daughter’s softball team and spending time hunting and fishing on his family’s ranch.

JOSH BENSON: COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER

Josh is an Oklahoma native with many Oklahoma favorites. He and his family like to spend time at Lake Arcadia. Often, they take their camper on a road trip to one of the many great lakes in Oklahoma to find the best hunting, fishing and camping sites. When they decide to stay in Oklahoma City for a less adventurous weekend, Josh can be found enjoying a baseball game in Bricktown, indulging in Fuzzy’s Tacos or the Cheesecake Factory and, of course, “thundering up” at the Chesapeake Arena.

CHRIS MARLATT: SALES MANAGER

Chris is always jumping in the Greens Country Club swimming pool with his wife and kids on a hot summer day. When the weather isn’t perfect to sit by the pool, he and his family spend the spring hanging out at Bleu Garten or Fassler Hall. Both places have tasty drinks and food, plus they’re kid friendly!

BRYAN FIVECOAT: SALES ESTIMATOR

Bryan, an Oklahoma resident for 10 years, enjoys spending his downtime at home in Mustang and exploring the many districts in Oklahoma City. If Brian and his family are spending the day in Mustang, they will likely get involved in one of the many community events including watching movies in the park, competing in the color run or playing disc golf. Even though there is plenty to do in Mustang, Brian also enjoys going to Oklahoma City and eating at his favorite restaurants (Pho 45, SushiNeko or The Mule) followed by a round at Top Golf or games at Main Event.

JONIE NALLEY: ADMINISTRATION

Jonie stays busy with family and sporting events on the weekends. She enjoys all types of sporting events, from her grandkids’ soccer matches and basketball games to watching the OKC Thunder and OSU Cowboys. When she is not at a soccer field or basketball arena, Jonie’s favorite place to be is at Mama Roja’s watching the sunset over Lake Hefner.

CHRIS KING: SALES ESTIMATOR

This native Texan has begun to call Oklahoma “home” for many reasons, mostly because of the kind people, but he also appreciates the entertainment, dining and nature trails. Chris can’t choose just one favorite activity for his downtime. He frequents Cain's Ballroom or Guthrie Green for live concerts and enjoys dining in downtown Tulsa and exploring the river parks and trails. Of course, he always makes time for cheering on OSU and the Thunder.

HOW TO FILE A ROOF DAMAGE INSURANCE CLAIM

Elliott Roofing is here to help when the unexpected happens. We understand filing a roof damage insurance claim can be complex and sometimes frustrating, so we have laid out a few key points to follow.

1. KEEP RECORD OF THE TIME AND DATE OF THE STORM AND TAKE PHOTOS OF THE DAMAGE BEFORE ANY CLEAN UP.

The insurance company will ask for the date and approximate time of the storm so be sure you can provide that information. Photos directly after a storm can give the insurance company a chance to see the true damage to the home which is vital to your claim.

2. AVOID DOOR-TO-DOOR SALES.

Door-to-door sales become more frequent after a major storm that could have caused damage to your home. Companies can often be looking to thrive on the storm damage, so be cautious. Be sure to breathe and take your time before reacting to storm damage. Rest assured that Elliott Roofing’s inspections are 100% honest and always have our customer’s best interest in mind.

3. HAVE A ROOFING COMPANY COME OUT TO INSPECT THE PROPERTY DAMAGE IN RELATION TO THE STORM BEFORE CONTACTING THE INSURANCE COMPANY.

Elliott Roofing provides free roofing inspections to determine if an insurance claim should be filed. This inspection can save you from filing an insurance claim that is not needed. A zero-dollar claim to insurance is the same as a paid-out claim.

4. REQUEST A ROOFING EXPERT BE THE POINT OF CONTACT.

If an insurance claim is necessary, Elliott Roofing will serve as your insurance claim specialist to make the process seamless. We can check all code upgrades and address any issues at our adjuster meetings. Our team helps eliminate front-end delays on getting your home back to its original form. Let the experts represent you.

5. GET YOUR HOME BACK TO NORMAL.

With Elliott Roofing as your insurance claim specialist, the process will be taken care of and the weight will be off your shoulders in no time.

Chat with us on our website or give us a call today at:

405-789-4646 for our OKC office

918-524-4646 for our Tulsa office

1-800-573-8388 for all other Oklahoma communities to get your process started

RESTORE YOUR HOME’S CURB APPEAL

You can give a home a fresh coat of paint, new windows or clean up the landscaping, but nothing beats the look of a high-quality roof. According to Better Homes and Gardens, “A roof can account for 40 percent of a home’s look from the curb.” In this blog, we highlight some of your greatest options:

GIVE YOUR ROOF A FRESH LOOK WITH A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE UPDATES!

NEW ROOFING MATERIALS

Consider learning more about the options available. In today’s market, there are countless selections of unique materials to choose from. From tile, slate and wood shakes to metal, stone coated steel and composite shingles – we have you covered. We invite you to explore our website to see some of our projects!

CLASSIC FEATURES

The devil is in the details and what a difference they can make! Add that special touch by incorporating features such as copper awnings, finials, cupolas or ridge and valley metals. These can update the look of your roof tremendously. Decorative chimney caps and weathervanes have maintained popularity over the years and are always an attractive way to spice up your roof.

UNIQUE ADDITIONS

Additional roof trimmings can include skylights, well thought out roof line, shed roof details, distinctive dormers and other architectural elements. Don’t know what these are? You’re not alone, and we can help! We would love to share more information with you about adding specific roofing details to enhance the beauty of your home.

BOOST THE QUALITY OF YOUR HOME AND REAP THE HOMEOWNER BENEFITS.

ADDED HOME SAFETY

A fresh roof can do a lot for your home, but safety is our number one concern. With a new roof, you can be sure your home is in top condition for the health of your home and your family.

ADDED HOME VALUE

Buyers want to know exactly what they’re getting when purchasing a home and a roof can make or break the sale of your home. Give yourself that peace of mind and give your roof a face lift when it needs it most.

UPDATED INSULATION

Without insulation, energy you use to heat and cool your home can easily leak out. Updating your insulation can save you money on energy bills, reduce your energy use, improve the comfort of your home and make your home more soundproof.

EFFICIENT VENTILATION

Ventilation is a major part of any roofing job and is key to having a high-quality roof. Ventilation alone can extend the life of a roof, reduce energy costs and reduce extreme indoor temperatures. We offer a variety of options to help your roof breathe better and therefore improve your home’s overall efficiency.

ELLIOTT ROOFING IS YOUR ROOFING EXPERT AND CAN HELP MAKE THESE ADDITIONS A PART OF YOUR HOME. CALL US TODAY TO DISCUSS HOW WE CAN INCREASE YOUR CURB APPEAL AND THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME!

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARE EXPECTING… A NEW ROOF!

A new roof can be a major project and we want to make sure you are fully equipped. Here are a few things to know when you’re expecting a new roof!

ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BUDGET

Ask for a detailed list of what services the roofing company will provide when comparing prices, and make sure it hits your goals. Projects can differ from company to company and pricing is not always comparing apples to apples. Ask about extra fees or supplemental payments that occur upon project completion. Be sure to get what you paid for!

THINK LONG-TERM

Elliott Roofing assists in determining the customer’s goals and discusses how to achieve them. We focus on the quality and longevity of our customer’s roofs. When it comes to roofing, the cheapest option is not necessarily the best. It’s like the old saying, “You get what you pay for.” If price is a concern, talk with your local banking institution about a financing plan. Protecting your home should be a top priority. Be sure to make the best long-term decision for your home or business and don’t get caught up on just the price.

FOLLOW YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDELINES

Check with your neighborhood association before beginning any major construction project. Some neighborhoods have certain guidelines regarding roofing colors and materials, location of debris containers and when construction can commence and must complete daily.

TALK TIMELINE

A typical residential roof should take around one to two days to complete. The timeline can be extended based upon the pitch, angle or slope of the roof, design features and inclement weather. The key is not speed when it comes to roofing; it is accuracy. Elliott Roofing will give you an estimated timeline, but if the project is longer than anticipated, be sure to remember that the quality of the roof is most important. 

DISCUSS PAYMENT BEFORE THE PROJECT BEGINS

Discuss when payment is due before a roofing project begins and be financially prepared. Elliott Roofing invoices the customer after the project is complete.

PREPARE YOUR SPACE

Getting your home or business ready for a major construction project is key. It can save you time, money and the typical construction project headaches.

Below are a few ways to get your space ready:

  • Decide on a spot for roofing materials and have it cleared before scheduled delivery
  • Unlock gates and provide access to all areas around the home or business
  • Relocate cars
  • Turn off home or business alarms with rooftop sensors
  • Secure pets from the backyard
  • Turn off pumps to the pool and/or hot tub
  • Remove items that may fall off interior walls due to nail pops
  • Cover valuable contents in attic (if a re-deck or wood roof replacement)
  • Move outside potted plants out of construction area
  • Make electricity accessible

Following our guidelines to getting your space ready increases the safety of a job site and makes the project more convenient for the home or business owner. Elliott Roofing has laid out these steps to make your roofing project as seamless as possible.

ALERT THE NEIGHBORS

As a courtesy and safety measure to the surrounding homes, we place a sign in the yard sharing our registered roofing contractor number and warning that the area is considered a construction site. The safety of our customers, children and animals is of utmost importance to our company. If the property owner has a close relationship with neighbors, communication of the roofing project and construction site is always a thoughtful and courteous touch.

LISTEN TO THE EXPERTS

An Elliott team member will walk you through all the key points before any roofing project begins. Let the experts take care of you, your home and business.

ELLIOTT SPOTLIGHT: MATT CASE

Matt entered the roofing industry in 2010 when his family became owners of Elliott Roofing. The Case family purchased the roofing company just one week before the largest hail storm in Oklahoma City’s history. Matt says he was immediately thrown to the wolves! He started performing repairs and post installation quality inspections right away… too many to even remember. He lived in Tulsa at the time and can still travel I-44 with his eyes closed (if he had to).

Our team sat down with Matt to learn a little more about him, his family and his passion for roofing. Learn more about our managing partner below!

1. WHAT KEEPS YOU BUSY OUTSIDE OF WORK?

My family and my house keep me happily busy in my free time. I spend my spare time doing lawn and garden work, cleaning our pool and watching my kids grow. Our family is usually found cooking in the kitchen and we enjoy getting out to travel. When I am not enjoying family time, I take pleasure in golfing and hunting.

2. WHAT ARE YOU MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT WITH ELLIOTT ROOFING?

I’m most passionate about my team. If employees and subcontractors are truly happy with Elliott Roofing, it tremendously improves the customer experience. We put an incredible amount of effort into maintaining our fantastic company culture. For us, it is all about our work family and the core values that bind us together as a team. Our core values spell out DEVOTED.

Diligent, Ethical, Valued, Original, Trustworthy, Efficient and Driven.

3. WHAT DOES YOUR DAY TO DAY LOOK LIKE AT ELLIOTT ROOFING?

My day-to-day efforts are focused on debriefing our three teams: sales, production and operations. I want to be sure to stay up-to-date on all projects including production, progress, developing innovative roofing solutions and customer satisfaction. I enjoy being in the thick of it when issues arise. It is a collaborative effort to develop the right solution for each project. I keep in close communication with our industry by networking with other contractors, architects or manufacturers within our trade. And did I mention email??…I spend a great deal of time corresponding and navigating my inbox.

4. HOW DOES ELLIOTT ROOFING GIVE BACK?

We want to be as charitable as possible. We recently developed a new and exciting initiative to give back to our Oklahoma community. Our charitable giving mission is driven by the idea that “Everybody Deserves a Roof Over Their Head.” As a team, we thoughtfully selected organizations in need and who align with our mission. One of our wonderful charitable partners is the Central Oklahoma Humane Society. We volunteer our time in their adoption center every Wednesday. We have found immeasurable joy and great reward in working as a team to give back!

5. WHY DO YOUR EMPLOYEES ENJOY WORKING AT ELLIOTT ROOFING?

Going back to culture…it is all about our people and our work family. We have extraordinarily tight working relations at Elliott Roofing. Everyone is valued, each voice is heard and every opinion is respected. Our doors are open, we are transparent with one another and we do not micromanage. We realize that we are all working together to carry the ball to the same end zone. I believe that our employees enjoy their jobs here because they are cared for and supported. Beyond all of that…we have FUN…in and out of the office.

6. HOW HAS ELLIOTT ROOFING GROWN SINCE YOU AND YOUR WIFE, HOLLY, BECAME MANAGING PARTNERS?

Elliott Roofing has changed a lot since Holly and I came to the forefront of the operations just four years ago. Elliott Roofing was mainly a residential roofing contractor and we noticed a great opportunity in commercial roofing. Jumping into the commercial roofing piece of the business was an enormous leap of faith! It was not an easy endeavor, but seldom anything worthwhile comes easy. I am very proud to say that we worked hard and have had great success. We are very proud to be involved with several of the most recognizable and exciting commercial projects in the state.

7. WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ELLIOTT ROOFING IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS?

We have many goals set for ourselves. Most of all, we would like Elliott Roofing to grow consistently over the next 5 years. We hope to continue to deliver the same honest, friendly service as our customers have come to depend on. We hope to continue to nurture and grow our great team. We are excited to see our charitable giving initiative grow into an even bigger, more wide reaching, impactful program. We have been in business for 36 years this year – celebrating the big 4-0 in 2021 will be a remarkable time for us!

 8. WHAT MAKES YOU PROUD OF ELLIOTT ROOFING?

Our dedication to each other and to our customers is what makes me so very proud of Elliott Roofing. When a team works well together the customers experience automatically improves.

9. YOU HAVE HAD MANY EMPLOYEES THERE A LONG TIME AND EVERYONE IS EXCITED TO BE THERE. HOW DO YOU KEEP COMPANY CULTURE SO HIGH?

I believe that our culture is so great because we are not afraid to show how much we appreciate each other. We are a tight knit group. As our office secretary said just this week “We are like brothers and sisters. We may give each other a hard time now and then, but we are back to laughing in no time.”  We truly have a good time at work. Outside of the office – we get together frequently to play Top Golf, grab meals, bowl and explore our cities. We try to get families together a couple times a year for some fun in the sun. We are proud OKC Thunder season ticket holders and we disperse the tickets evenly among the employees. We always have goals and incentives to help boost productivity and create a little healthy competition. We work hard and play hard.

10. WHAT CHALLENGES HAVE YOU SEEN OWNING A ROOFING COMPANY? HOW DID YOU RISE ABOVE THE OBSTACLES?

I’ve run into plenty of obstacles at the helm of Elliott Roofing. Being true to myself, customers and employees always helps me raise above. Honesty conquers all.

11. WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE ROOFING STORIES?

Our local supplier took Holly and myself on a vacation last January while my estimators were bidding on the largest project this company has ever gone after. Come to find out my competitor (and great friend) was bidding the job and happened to be on the trip with us. We were both very involved in the bidding process and hopeful to land the job. This project involved many different styles of roofing and some of the styles had never been installed in the state, or surrounding states…ever! We were sitting on the beach together when they announced that Elliott Roofing was awarded the job. My friend/competitor raised his drink and said, “I have no problem losing this project to you and your company. Well done and congratulations.” This project put Elliott Roofing on the commercial roofing map.

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FAQ FOR ROOF INSPECTIONS

An inspection with Elliott Roofing is a full top-to-bottom inspection of the home’s roof. It covers proper installation for all aspects of the roofing system. The homeowner will receive a comprehensive list from Elliott Roofing of all discoveries and recommendations moving forward.

Check out a few frequently asked questions about a roof inspection!

Q: WHAT ARE THE REASONS FOR A ROOF INSPECTION?

A: There are a few variables for a roof inspection:

  1. A repair
  2. A re-roof
  3. After major storms
  4. A homeowner is selling their home
  5. A customer is buying a home

 

Q: SHOULD A HOMEOWNER INSPECT THEIR OWN ROOF?

A: No. The homeowner is not properly trained to know what to look for and it can be very dangerous to climb on a roof without the certified equipment. Leave it to the professionals.

 

Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HOME INSPECTOR AND A ROOFING COMPANY INSPECTING THE ROOF?

A: A roofing company knows the current codes, manufacturer specifications, installation guides. The inspection check-list can be much more comprehensive with a roofing company. A home inspector can overlook items they may not know about.

 

Q: WHAT IS THE COST OF A ROOF INSPECTION?

A: An estimate for a repair or replacement with Elliott Roofing is free.  We have a wonderful inspection service for those looking for a comprehensive assessment – complete with a written report and photos. This is a great option for those looking to sell or purchase a new home; or need professional documents present in real estate transaction.

 

Q: DOES THE HOMEOWNER NEED TO BE HOME FOR A ROOF INSPECTION?

A: Not always, but it is preferred. It gives us a chance to get to know the homeowner and we can fully show them what we are inspecting and further explain.

 

Q: HOW OFTEN SHOULD A HOMEOWNER HAVE THEIR HOME INSPECTED?

A: Every 2-3 years, when a big rain or hail storm comes through or right before the winter season. It allows our team to catch damages before they occur.

 

Q: DOES THE ROOFER JUST STAY ON THE ROOF FOR THE INSPECTION?

A: A qualified and trained roofer should go into the attic and check for leaks that are not visible straight from the shingles.

 

Fun Fact:  Owens Corning does yearly routine inspections on multiple roofs to ensure Elliott Roofing is held to the highest standard. Elliott Roofing has and will continue to be a Platinum Preferred Contractor.

YOUR ROOFING CHEAT SHEET: A GLOSSARY OF TERMS

Elliott Roofing has been a roofing industry leader since 1981. When it comes to protecting your home and business from the top down, trust the experts. Trust Elliott Roofing!

Let us help you become conversational in roofing. Check out our most commonly used verbiage here!

BBB (Better Business Bureau)

BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public. BBB has determined that Elliott Roofing meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints.

Bullpen

The bullpen is an Elliott Roofing original. It is known as the sales room or a place to spitball ideas. It’s where some of our greatest roofing concepts have been born!

Caps

Caps can match the performance of your new roof and offer multi-layer protection at the highest-stress areas of your roof, the hips and ridges. These pieces are essential to the protection of your roof and keep unwanted elements out. These are often the last pieces to be installed on a roof.

Commercial Roofing

Any roofing projects on a restaurant, shopping center, church, hotel, business building or more. As one of Oklahoma’s leading commercial roofers, Elliott Roofing has your business covered — literally! Roofing commercial properties can begin from the ground up, during the middle of construction, or can be re-roofed after the property is complete. Elliott Roofing takes care of the top of your business while you focus on the foundation. As a commercially endorsed company, you and your new roof are in good hands with Elliott Roofing. Our commercial endorsement number is #1969.

Cricket

A cricket is a small piece installed in between the roofing surface and the chimney to divert water. A cricket is an essential piece for any home with a chimney 30 inches or larger.

Felt

A sheet of saturated material that can be used as a secondary layer of protection for your roof.

(Metal) Finial

A finial is one of the ornate finishing touches to your roof. A finial is a decorative metal point normally placed on the ridges of a roof.

Flashing

Flashings are materials used to waterproof a roof around any penetration or roof to wall area. These are on different areas covering the roof and should be inspected every two to three years for damage.

Free Estimate

An estimated cost and time of a new roof, roof repair or re-roof. We understand roofing can be intimidating to the untrained eye. Elliott Roofing offers free estimates for both residential and commercial roofing services. Our team will explain and recommend needed services based on our inspections. Ask for your free estimate today!

Inspection

A roof inspection for any residential property. Our inspection is for your protection. Elliott Roofing’s “Roof Inspection Package” includes a completed inspection form detailing the condition of all roof surfaces, your additional components and roof accessories in a checklist format. You will receive a letter with a summary of your roof inspection, five photos for visual review and an           interpretation of the Elliott representative’s findings. When it comes to protecting, and inspecting your home, trust the roofing experts.

Insurance Claims

Elliott Roofing serves as a roof insurance claim specialist and will help write a claim to your insurance company after major damage to your roof. We help assess roof damage and help file roof insurance claims. If you have experienced damages to your roof due to rain and water leaks, tornadoes, ice or storms, Elliott handles your liability and property insurance with care to help you receive the best coverage.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Limited lifetime warranty covers workmanship on the roof and includes materials and labor to remedy any problem caused by workmanship. Elliott Roofing has two different warranty options. Check those out here!

Nail Stripper

A nail dispenser and holder worn around the neck. Roofers tend to use a nail stripper instead of a typical tool belt. The nail stripper holds the unused nails and lets them out the bottom one by one, giving the roofer an easier way to grab nails.

ORCA (Oklahoma Roofing Contractors Association)

The Oklahoma Roofing Contractors Association is a non-profit organization created to promote, train, and educate both our members and consumers on best practices for the roofing industry in Oklahoma.

Pitch

The angle, slope or slant of your roof. It was common to have a “low-pitched” roof in the 1960’s and a “high-pitched” roof is more common in a Victorian-era home.

Repair

Fixing an existing roof without replacing the entire structure. With Elliott Roofing, sometimes a repair to your existing roof is a fraction of the cost of a new one. Repairs can be needed after storm damage, hail damage or normal wear and tear. Our team evaluates your roof’s condition to present all your roofing options–free of charge. A roof repair is available for residential and commercial properties.

Re-Roofing

A complete overhaul of your existing roofing structure for residential homes. Residential properties can have normal erosion and depreciation, damage from Oklahoma’s unpredictable weather or can just become weak over time. Elliott Roofing can re-roof your home in any existing stage.

Residential Roofing

Any roofing project on a home as opposed to a business. A re-roof or roof repair is available for all residential properties. Be sure to get ahead of Mother Nature and have a roof inspection to protect your home.

Ridge

The peak where two sloped roof sections meet.

Ridge Vents

Installed on the peak of the roof, allowing exhaust ventilation all along the ridge-line. Ridge vents allow year-round ventilation to help the attic and provide distributed ventilation along the entire underside of the roof.

Squares

Roofing squares are one of the most common measurements in the roofing industry. 1 roofing square = 100 square feet.

Tabs

The bottom portion of a traditional shingle separated by the shingle cut-outs.

Valley

Area where two adjoining sloped roof planes intersect on a roof creating a “V” shaped depression.

Whirly Bird

A whirly bird is also known as a wind turbine. These pieces are installed on the very top of the roof next to ridge vents and use wind power to suck hot and humid air out of the attic.

References:

http://www.gaf.com/roofing/residential/glossary_of_roofing_terms

https://www.certainteed.com/resources/RPG_Accessories-Broch.pdf

https://roofgenius.com/roofingsquare.asp

https://www.thespruce.com/roof-pitch-determines-roofing-materials-1821975

http://www.gaf.com/roofing/residential/products/ridge_cap_shingles/timbertex

SIX ROOFING TRENDS IN 2017

Elliott Roofing proudly serves Oklahoma as an industry leader. We have been providing superior customer service to the Oklahoma City and Tulsa communities for more than 35 years and are honored to do so. It is vital for our team to stay on top of roofing trends and update processes to create a better product, enhance the efficiency of homes and increase your castle’s curb appeal.

Check out a few recent roofing trends we’re sure you’ll love!

1. QUALITY PREVAILS

Our customers have been requesting higher quality roofs again and again, now more frequently than ever before. They are tired of replacing their roofs every few years due to Oklahoma’s weather elements. Specifically–hail. Can you blame them? Because of this, we are installing more and more “impact resistant shingles.” Impact Resistant shingles are manufactured and constructed differently than your standard composition shingles. Whether these shingles are composed of enhanced materials or reinforced with fiberglass and backing, it reduces the amount of granule loss during an impact to the face of the exposed shingle. These specialized shingles must pass strict industry testing to qualify for impact resistant ratings. These impact resistant shingles have become essential to the lifetime of a roof, especially with Oklahoma’s ever-changing weather. Be sure your home is prepared for Oklahoma’s unknown and get your free inspection or repair estimate today!

FUN FACT: HOMEOWNERS CAN QUALIFY FOR A HOME OWNER’S INSURANCE DISCOUNT WHEN THEY CHOOSE IMPACT RESISTANT SHINGLES FOR THEIR ROOF

2. THE “FINIAL” TOUCH

Copper finials and copper cupola accents have been upgrading home appearances for centuries and provide a luxurious look for an unbeatable price. The word “finial” derives from the word “final.” In fact, these copper finials or copper cupolas are often the final touches to give a home that “wow factor!” Our sales manager, Chris Marlatt, claims these features as his favorite home add-on. He loves to see such a small accent piece make a huge difference. We can price out the finials and cupolas to include these finishing details in almost any residential roofing job.  Get in touch with our team and find out how we can quickly upgrade your home!

3. ROOF TECH

We have seen enormous growth in recent years with the advancement of commercial roofing applications and you bet Elliott Roofing has been right in the thick of it. Companies are increasing the efficiency of their roofs to improve the quality and longevity of their buildings. We are Oklahoma’s commercial roofing experts and offer a wide variety of quality commercial roofing solutions. In fact, we have specific production teams for both residential and commercial roofing to ensure we are your go-to team for any roofing project. Check out some of our commercial roofing projects!

4. GO GREEN, SAVE GREEN

Right now, about 9 out of 10 homes are under-ventilated and it is often a simple roofing fix! Increasing ventilation in attics reduces the strain on heat and air conditioning systems. In addition, we use a lighter underlayment that breathes. We provide several options for an overall better-ventilated roofing system that naturally results in a more energy-efficient home. Let the roofing experts decrease your heating and air costs and enhance the look of your home. Contact us to get started today!

5. LET THOSE SHINGLES MINGLE

Blending roofing materials is the hottest trend in real estate right now. We love to use metal materials as an accent to traditional shingles. Mixing and matching roofing materials can really make an aesthetic difference to the exterior of your home. You’ll have the neighbors saying, “Well, would you look at that!” They’ll wish they went with Elliott Roofing, too.

6. CUSTOMER SERVICE WINS THE DAY

Finally, the biggest trend in roofing is fantastic customer service. More than ever homeowners are looking for companies with integrity over those that simply promote cheap prices. We like to say, “we’re your neighbor, your friend.” The rest of the roofing trends are, at best, secondary to the feeling of being taken care of. We stand by the quality of our work and take great pride in our commitment to honest, friendly service. Our customers have come to expect that Elliott Roofing will take care of their home and family. We have been a local, family-owned-and-operated business since 1981 and are proud to continue our roofing legacy. Check out what our customers say about us and why we love to serve Oklahoma. http://elliottroofs.com/testimonials/

DEVOTED: OVER 35 YEARS

Elliott Roofing is a family owned company with core values to reflect. Our team sat down to find out what sets Elliott Roofing apart and after a long discussion of who Elliott Roofing is and what customers we represent, we landed on the word DEVOTED. Elliott Roofing has been devoted to our customers, company and team members for over 35 years serving the Tulsa and Oklahoma City communities. We broke down the word “devoted” into the most important qualities and have spelled them out for our team to follow and our customers to see through the service and work we provide. You can see our team members live out being “devoted” everyday!

We understand that we must put our team first, and in turn, we do what is best for our customers. Our team dug deep to answer some questions about what working for Elliott Roofing means. Check out some of our answers to see what makes our team so special!

“The family environment is what makes Elliott Roofing feel like home compared to other working environments. I know I can call any of the team members and get help as needed without a question.”

“I’ve seen firsthand that the employees are truly a part of the team at Elliott Roofing.  Each employee’s input is recognized and considered, especially when it’s relating to bettering the customer’s service needs and experience.” 

“I can definitely say that Elliott Roofing is not only a great company to work for, but also a great company for customers who have any type of roofing needs.”

REAL VS SYNTHETIC ROOFING MATERIALS: FAUX-REAL OR FOR REAL?

With so many new roofing products coming to market, many homeowners are wondering if synthetic slate, stone and clay-tile roofing is superior to the real thing. Today’s faux roofing materials are composed of rubber or plastic, with UV and impact-resistant additives. Let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of real and faux roofing, so you can make the right choice for your home.

WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF A REAL-WOOD SHAKE ROOF?

When it comes to aesthetics, wood shake roofing is unlike any other roofing material in that no two roofs will ever look the same. In fact, as the wood ages, your roof will look different from year to year.

Homeowners love the character of weathered wood shakes, but is character worth the maintenance and hassle? In Oklahoma’s humid climate, wood roofs are especially prone to rot, mold and mass – more so if you use wood that isn’t pressure-treated. Shake roofs can suffer quite a bit of damage from wood-destroying insects and high winds. Wood is also one of the least fire-resistant products available.

WHAT ABOUT REAL SLATE AND CLAY TILE?

Natural slate and clay tile have two entirely different looks, but they have many similarities. Both products have amazing longevity. There are reports of slate roofs that have lasted well over 100 years. These materials are also extremely heavy, which makes them one of the most wind-resistant choices available. Clay and slate roofs are highly fire resistant, and these materials are impervious to insect damage and rot.

Despite their qualities, these roofs do come with a few disadvantages. Cost can be a big issue. These factors all drive up the price of slate and clay tile:

  • Expensive stone quarrying or clay tile manufacturing
  • Long-distance shipping of heavy materials
  • Delicate installation procedures since power tools will shatter stone and clay

According to Architect Magazine, most builders will add 10 to 20-percent more to the cost of a slate roof just to cover breakage losses during shipping and installation. In some instances, these roofs can cost as much as a home.

The extreme weight of clay and tile roofing can pose another problem. Some homes simply do not have enough structural support to bear the weight of these products, so extra reinforcement may be required.

Impact damage (read: hail) and weather are further weak points, something we in Oklahoma know plenty about. Large hail hitting a roof can shatter slate shingles and clay tiles. Rapid freeze-thaw cycles – particularly after recent rains – can also cause breakage.

WHAT ABOUT SYNTHETICS?

Even with the disadvantages, some homeowners still prefer real roofing materials for aesthetic purposes. However, if you want to avoid some of the hassles associated with the real deal, synthetic alternatives are an attractive option.

Most faux products boast a 50-year lifespan, which is longer than a wood roof, but a bit shorter than the life of stone and clay roofing. There are also several other advantages to consider:

  • Faux slate and tile weighs far less than real stone and clay, eliminating the need for any structural reinforcement
  • Most products offer Class A fire resistance, which is the highest rating in the industry
  • Synthetics typically also have Class 4 impact resistance, meaning that they will handle hail and foot traffic better than almost any other roofing material
  • Faux roofing offers better wind resistance than wood or asphalt shingle, although it doesn’t perform as well as heavy slate and clay
  • Often made from recyclable post-consumer and post-industrial waste, many faux roofing products are considered environmentally friendly.

In addition to these advantages, faux wood products don’t harbor wood-destroying pests, and they are resistant to rot, mold and other problems that are common with real wood roofing.

Synthetic roofing isn’t perfect, however. Cost is a drawback for some homeowners. While faux roofing often costs less than the real thing, these products are still more expensive than asphalt shingles.

Aesthetics are another concern. Synthetic products replicate wood grain, stone texture and natural coloring fairly well, but a close examination will reveal the differences. Manufacturers simply can’t recreate the infinite colors and textures found in natural products. However, experienced contractors are well aware of this, and they will take steps to randomize colors and patterns, thereby avoiding a fake, repetitive look.

If you have more questions about real and faux roofing products, Elliott Roofing can help you make the right choice. With extensive experience among a variety of materials, we can help you find an option that not only looks great, but will add lasting value to your home. Contact us today!

SEVEN MOST COMMON ROOFING PROBLEMS IN OKLAHOMA

There are many things that cause issues or damage to your roof, especially in Oklahoma, where we have an interesting combination of high winds, intense thunderstorms, and the occasional tornadoes every spring. Understanding and addressing the most common roofing problems is important to ensure the longevity of your investment. Preventative care is the main way to protect your roof and save you money in the long run. Here are some of the most common roofing problems Oklahomans face and what you can do to save your home.

  1. Roof Leaks – Since  September is one of Oklahoma’s rainiest months, it’s no surprise that roof leaks are the most common problem. Leaks can occur due to flashing details that weren’t applied properly at installation, cracked shingles, or joints between the roofs which allow water to seep in. It’s important to catch this problem from the very beginning to avoid structural mold and mildew, which can cause serious health issues.
  2. Hail Damage – In addition to rain, Oklahoma also gets a fair amount of hail with our thunderstorms. The impact of hail can fracture or loosen the granules from your asphalt shingles. It can be easy for the untrained eye to misidentify natural weathering for hail damage, which is why it is important to call a professional inspector to come out and survey your damage right after the storm to file an insurance claim.
  3. Wind – We live in a state where the “wind comes sweeping down the plain”, which also means potential damage to your roof. Wind damage happens to be one of the leading causes of commercial and residential property damage. It can go largely unnoticed until a large mass of snow or ice causes the structure of the roof to weaken and fall through.
  4. Snow/Ice – If there is a heavy snow or ice storm during the winter months in Oklahoma, your roof may be in danger. Unless your roof already has prior damage, it should be able to hold 20 lbs per square foot of snow before the stress becomes too much. To prevent major damage, you can use a roof rake to pull the caked-on snow off of the roof. Never try to climb onto your roof after a snow / ice storm. The extra weight can be just enough to trigger a roof collapse and cause extended damage to yourself and your home.
  5. UV Rays – Depending on the type of roof on your home, the sun can cause a tremendous amount of damage, especially on asphalt shingles. Ultraviolet rays cause roofing materials to deteriorate over time, especially on sides facing the west or the south. This deterioration can eventually cause major leaks.
  6. Trees – Tree branches that are broken off in the Oklahoma wind can cause damage to your roof, especially when they are hanging over your house. When winds get up to 65 mph, they an cause falling branches to scratch and puncture the roofing materials. Your trees should be trimmed back as far as possible to prevent the wearing away of the protective top layer of your roof.
  7. Lack of Maintenance – When you don’t set a regular maintenance schedule for your roof, many minor problems you would otherwise catch may become bigger problems in the future. When you don’t take the time to clean backed-up gutters or check for damage after a significant storm, you run the risk of costing yourself more money by needing to get a whole new roof. You can extend the life of your roof by scheduling a regular roof inspection with qualified professionals. Contact us to make sure your roof gets the maintenance it needs to withstand the most common roofing problems in Oklahoma.