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.
by: Kirsten Land on March 25th, 2011 about Land Enterprises Roofing
Between now and 5pm on Monday, March 28th “Like Us” on Facebook and you will be entered to win 2 tickets to the OKC Home Show, April 1-3. The winner will be announced on Tuesday morning.
The OKC Home Show tickets are $11.00 at the door or $8.00 online (www.homeshowokc.com) for adults and children 12 and under are free. Chip Wade from HGTV’s Curb appeal will be there too! The OKC Home Show will be at State Fair Park and opens Friday, April 1st from 12pm – 9pm, Saturday, 10am – 9pm and close on Sunday, 10am – 6pm. Come by and see us at our booth!
A new law passed by the federal government states that any contractor that disturbs a painted surface in a home, childcare facility or school built before 1978 must be certified and follow certain work practices to prevent lead contamination. This law also mandates the contractor to provide the homeowner/tenants with information regarding this process and potential risks involved before work begins.
Homes built before 1978 may have been painted on the interior and exterior with a lead based paint. This type of paint was desirable because it was durable and would last a long time. In fact, this paint is still used on public bridges and over passes because it doesn’t pose a risk to the general public and will not need to be painted very often. All other buildings, it is against the law to use this type of paint.
Lead based paint is dangerous for us, especially children under the age of 6, in the form of dust. Even in low doses when breathed in, it can cause high blood pressure and hypertension for adults. It is also dangerous for pregnant women because they can transfer it to their unborn baby. Lead is especially dangerous for young children as it is known to cause reduced IQ levels, learning disabilities and behavior problems.
If you are concerned about the levels of lead in your home, you can hire a certified inspector or risk assessor that can conduct an inspection of your home. This test will tell you where the lead is located. They can then guide you in what actions you should take to address this situation if lead is indeed found.
At Land Enterprises Roofing we have a certified risk assessor on our staff. The only time that this would be a concern for us is if we have to work with the trim and remove drip edge during the roofing process. When we encounter this on a home or business built before 1978 our certified professional will test the area for lead. If lead is found then our team will follow the federal guidelines. The federal guidelines instruct us to lay down sheets of plastic to collect any debris, chips, or dust of paint that may become disturbed during this process. After the work is completed our team will carefully wrap the particles into the plastic, seal it and dispose of it properly. Caring for the health of our team and our customers is our first priority.
For more information you may contact the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-5323 or our office at 359-3951.
by: Kirsten Land on March 8th, 2011 about Roofing Advice
Starting January 1, 2011 all roofing contractors have to be registered with the state of Oklahoma. Some of the requirements are to have worker’s compensation insurance and general liability insurance to name a few. This new law was passed by the Oklahoma State legislature to protect its citizens from roofing contractors that have little to no coverage. As we all know when storms hit our great state contractors of all kinds from all over the country come running to get their share of the work. Often these companies do not have the proper amount of insurance and this can put your home and finances at risk. Another problem that often occurs is after they finish the job they move on to the next city. A customer recently told us that they were planning on using one of these out of town companies because they said they were committed to being in town for at least one year. This person delayed the work for a couple of months and when they were ready, found out that this company had already left the state. Warranties offered by out of state companies are only good if someone is around to honor the warranty. To protect our citizens from these kind of scenarios, the state requires that all roofing contractors renew once a year. Failure to comply with this new law may result in a fine and a charge with a misdemeanor.
As part of the law registered contractors have to display their number on all vehicles and promotional materials including yard signs to show they are in compliance with the law. Roofing companies that are registered are also given a registration card to show their customers. We are proud to announce that Land Enterprises Roofing has received our contractor registration number and it is #0030. We not only met but exceeded the qualifications because we carry $1,000,000 in general liability insurance and the state requires only $500,000. While we never want to use our insurance we carry this amount to protect our customers in the event that something unfortunate does happen. It is just another way that we are looking out for the best interests of our customers
by: Kirsten Land on March 5th, 2011 about Land Enterprises Roofing
We are so excited to announce that we will have an exhibit at the OKC Home Show, April 1-3 at the State Fair Park this year. We will be introducing our brand new Roof Maintenance Program which is the first program of this kind to be offered in Oklahoma. As a special treat we will also have a drawing to give away one Roof Maintenance Package each day of the show. So, come see us and you might be one of the winners!