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The Roof Inspection Process: An Interview with Jake Carey of Big Dog Roofing

By Jake Carey

Tell us about your company and its foundation.

Big Dog Roofing was founded in October of 2013. We are a family company that is simply looking to better our community and offer a solid service with integrity and honesty. Our family is firmly grounded in the community, and my wife is a teacher for the Broken Arrow school system. We have lived in Broken Arrow for 10 years and plan on staying here for a long time. Not only does Big Dog Roofing do roofing, we also do handyman work as well as Christmas lights installation.

When should a homeowner look into getting their roof inspected?

Homeowners should typically get their roofs inspected at least twice a year and after any significant storms that might have occurred in their area. Like anything else, roofs will wear out over time and need to be inspected regularly. If you notice any shingles that are missing, broken, pushed up, dark with black or grey streaks, or not secured, then it is definitely time to contact a professional roofer and get an inspection scheduled.

What are common issues with roofs that you look for during an inspection?

When we do an inspection we are looking for signs of old age and storm damage. Age can present itself in several ways like cracks in the shingles, blistering from heat, loss of granules, color fading, missing shingles, and broken shingles. During an inspection we are also looking for any areas that might be damaged from a storm such as blown off, broken, or cracked shingles from wind or small circular indentions from hail.

What is the general process of inspecting a roof?

When someone calls for an inspection we send out one of our trained inspectors and have them get on the roof and take many pictures. We inspect all slopes and surfaces of the roof and then we meet with the homeowner to show them the issues we found and discuss a game plan moving forward.

Do different types of roofs call for different inspection approaches?

Typically no. Age and damage will be present on all types.

What is the best way to contact you and your business?

You can reach us by going to our website www.bigdogroofing.com or our Facebook page www.facebook.com/bigdogroofing. You can also contact us directly at 918-928-2958 or jake@bigdogroofing.net.

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