By: Christopher Davis | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2014
Salesman Doug Hazelwood and Owner Jim Murr of Dun-Rite Roofing.
Oklahoma is known for its extreme temperatures. Currently, we are in the midst of another scorching summer. Such persistent heat can wreak havoc on roofs. Within a month or two, torrential thunderstorms will reveal any damage done over the summer, only to be followed by the threat of ice and snow. In order to rest easy during the fall and winter, call in the experts at Dun-Rite Roofing. Owner Jim Murr and his crew will ensure your home or business is prepared for the impending weather changes so you don’t have to break out the tarps and buckets.
Based in Owasso, Jim Murr started Dun-Rite in 1992, providing roofing services for mostly “new construction” home builders. He and his small crew earned a reputation for quality work and, before long, found themselves providing roofs for both new construction and complete tear off and roof replacements, including wind and hail repair, as well as seamless guttering. Now, Murr coordinates several crews who can address almost any roof-related project. Dun-Rite covers a large swath of Green Country from their Owasso office and warehouse. Murr notes, “We take clients as far out as Grand Lake.”
Oklahomans have seen record-setting heat in recent years, and drought conditions are not improving, according to the national Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The trend has been longer stretches of heat waves punctuated by short bursts of heavy rain. Excessive heat can inflict damage on rooftops. Murr points out that once shingles begin to warp, roofs are prone to further damage later on. “Once there is a way for the rain to seep down, underneath the shingles, it can get bad quickly,” he says.
Given that when it does rain, it rains hard, homes and businesses with unchecked damage in shingles can spell disaster. Further, once the storm season settles in, the ways in which rooftops suffer damage only increase. “All it takes is for a fallen branch to break through or a small patch of shingles to blow off during a storm,” Murr says.
If damaged shingles go unrepaired, winter weather will make matters worse. Once moisture seeps beneath shingles, routine freeze cycles will cause deeper, more significant damage to rooftop structures and even walls and electrical systems. The expansion of frozen water in building materials compromises durability, and it does not take long for rot to set in. The sooner action is taken, the less costly the repairs will be.
Contact Murr and his crew for an honest assessment of your roof’s status. During consultation, Dun-Rite will provide thorough information about various shingles and materials, as well as explain related topics like aesthetic, budget and energy conservation. Once materials are selected and a job is planned out, Murr says, it usually takes a single day to complete. Dun-Rite understands the value of time and is committed to their customers’ satisfaction.
Dun-Rite has a solid track record of delivering stellar service. The Better Business Bureau gives them an A+ rating. If you are not confident your roof is prepared for winter, then the time is perfect to schedule a visit from Dun-Rite.
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Christopher Davis is an educator and musician, as well as a writer. A California native, he resides in Tulsa with his wife, two sons and a modest menagerie of pets. When he isn't inspiring young minds, you will most likely find him spending time with his family or playing drums and percussion with Project Huckleberry or the Movetet. In addition to Value News, Davis also writes for Currentland. You can view his work at https://seedavis.wordpress.com.