Protect Your Roof from Winter Woes

Is your home prepared to defend against the elements? Do right by your home and call Dun-Rite Roofing.

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2013

Doug Hazelwood and owner Jim Murr of Dun-Rite Roofing.

Doug Hazelwood and owner Jim Murr of Dun-Rite Roofing.

Green Country is known for extreme weather. Temperatures range from “hot as lava” to “Antarctic,” and the wind can transform a neighborhood to a twisted mess of branches. The roof of our home is our shield against such dynamic weather. ­Dun-Rite Roofing provides the strategy, resources and ­manpower to fortify your home against the forces of nature.

    Dun-Rite Roofing’s ­headquarters are in Owasso. They primarily service Tulsa and the surrounding area, but will travel all over the state. If you live in Green Country and you need a dependable crew to repair or replace your roof, then do right by your home and call Dun-Rite.

    Jim Murr started his ­company back in 1992. Back then, he was leading a single, small crew who did new ­construction jobs for local builders. It was not long before his team built a ­reputation for doing quality re-roofs and repairs. Today, Murr commands a small army of roofing warriors whose ­mission is to ensure your home is protected from the elements.

    Tornadoes, lightning, ice storms – we are troopers when it comes to surviving the most challenging weather patterns. We’ve seen the cars that, after a minutes-long ­hailstorm, look like they drove through a warzone. What many of us do not stop to ­consider, Murr points out, is how this battle with nature affects our own homes. Sometimes, the toll is ­immediately noticeable: a tree falls onto your roof. More often, a roof suffers critical damage that goes unnoticed until it is too late.

    “All it takes is for a fallen branch to break through or a small patch of shingles to blow off during a storm,” ­cautions Murr. Heat can cause a problem, too, warping ­shingles and allowing space for rain to infiltrate. “Once there is a way for the rain to seep down, underneath the shingles, it can get bad ­quickly,” he says. After a ­brutal summer bookended by tornado seasons, there is ample opportunity for even new roofs to become ­compromised. Minor damage to a rooftop can be easily exploited by an Oklahoma winter.

    Murr explains it is ­common for moisture ­underneath the shingles to wreak havoc on roofs as soon as the frigid season arrives. The water freezes, beginning a cycle of expansion and ­cracking in the shingles and wood. If left unchecked, water spreads throughout the roof or leaks into walls. In unlucky cases, one bad ­downpour can damage far more than roofing, ruining electrical wiring, ­appliances or floors in your house. The best defense against this ­scenario is vigilant attention and ­proper ­maintenance of the roof ­shingles and ­vunderlying ­structure.

    Dun-Rite helps guard against these threats by providing superior inspection and experienced, professional repair service. They can explain the benefits and ­weaknesses of various ­shingles and materials, taking budget, aesthetics and energy ­conservation into ­consideration.

    The team is prepared to take on virtually any project, and can suggest significant upgrades to your roof, too. Recently, Dun-Rite added ­gutter systems to their list of products. If you find yourself in need of a new roof, the time is never better to add on rain gutters for extra ­protection and convenience. “Most projects are completed in a single day,” says Murr, assuring customers that Dun-Rite is committed to saving you time and providing ­excellent service.

    Most of us think the sound of rain beating down on the rooftop is soothing, and don’t expect it to lead to disaster. Make sure your roof brings you peace of mind, not a headache. Call Dun-Rite Roofing to ensure that when it rains, it doesn’t pour.

For more information, contact

Dun-Rite Roofing

7744 N Owasso Expy. Suite B
Owasso, OK 74055
(918) 272-1831

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About Author Christopher Davis

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

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