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Top 10 Arkansas Roofing Questions Answered: Part 1

Our Arkansas roofing customers often have a million questions for us about properly maintaining, repairing and replacing their roofs, and they should, as caring for your roof is a substantial financial investment that greatly impacts your home and quality of life. We want to help those who want to be more educated about their roof as much as possible, so we’ve listed out the top 10 questions we’re asked about roofing, and provided expert answers to each. Here are the first five:

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Arkansas Summer Storms Gutter Damage Aftermath

Arkansas summer storms are absolutely beautiful to watch and terrifying to get caught in. They can arrive without warning, create havoc on your home, and leave just as quickly as they came. And the duration of the storm doesn’t always make sense with the intense amount of damage caused. It’s akin to what your toddler can do to your living room when you look away for a second to take the spaghetti off the stove. There’s a reason for the phrase “looks like a tornado came through your room!” Unfortunately, with roofs, the damage isn’t always visible from the ground. And that includes gutter damage.

Clogged gutter damage can include water misdirection, wear and tear on your roof, rain runoff that causes leaks and damage in your foundation, extra weight that causes a pull-away from your roof, and damage to landscaping. Let’s explore some of these a little more.
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Employee Spotlight: Bryan Hamaker

At P.I. Roofing, we love to shine a spotlight on the amazing people that make the work we do possible. Today, we’re featuring Bryan Hamaker, who has spent the past 10 years working with customers and helping our company find new opportunities and markets where our services are needed. Get to know him a little better through the Q and A below:
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What You Can Learn in the Roof Leak Detective

When P.I. Roofing was founded in 2001, we noticed one of the most rewarding aspects of our business was helping home and building owners make smart decisions about their roofs. In fact, over our years in business it has become clear that the emphasis we place on educating our customers is a key difference between P.I. Roofing and our competitors. While our face-to-face conversations with our customers has proven to be extremely effective in informing them about proper roof maintenance and care, we wanted to do more. In 2014, owners Joel and Veronica Johnson wrote “The Roof Leak Detective,” a comprehensive guide for anyone who owns and must maintain a roof. We’re only a phone call away, but by releasing our own book, we knew we could better help our customers:
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Why Many Roofing Companies Replace Roofs That Could Be Repaired

One of the primary reasons P.I. Roofing was founded was to prevent home and building owners from paying for a completely new roof when their current one only needed a few repairs (you can read more on that topic in last week’s blog). Unfortunately, most roofing companies hold the practice of giving a roof a quick look, finding a problem and telling the customer the entire roof needs to be replaced. We often shock customers when we tell them we can fix their roof, because other roofing companies have told them a complete roof replacement is the only way to fix their problems. There are a couple reasons other companies do this, and it comes down to more than just money. Roofing companies would rather replace your roof than repair it because …

It takes time to do a proper roof evaluation.

Getting up on your roof, properly evaluating it and pinpointing the problems is a time-consuming task. While it’s often what’s best for your pocketbook, other roofing companies simply don’t want to spend the time and manpower to do a complete inspection. At P.I. Roofing, you (and your wallet) are always top-of-mind, and we want your experience with us to be a positive one. We always do a full evaluation of each roof we work on, and our evaluating technicians perform a 17-point inspection to ensure they don’t miss anything.

It’s more work to do repairs.

With the added time of an inspection also comes the need to look over the results and formulate a repair plan, which is much more specific and nuanced than a replacement. While putting on a full new roof is still a lot of work, it’s much more cut-and-dry than customized repairs.

Roofers make more money on a roof replacement than a repair.

Finally, it is more economically beneficial for a roofing company to replace a roof rather than repair it – if you look at the exchange as a one-time transaction. At P.I. Roofing, we want to build longstanding relationships with customers that trust us, which in the end is more economically beneficial for everyone.

Why We Founded P.I. Roofing

Every company, from the smallest startups to the biggest corporations, has a story of how and why it was founded, and we believe this story says a lot about the company’s character and principles.

In 2001, Joel and Veronica Johnson decided to found P.I. Roofing to address the problems they had witnessed within the roofing industry, and because they knew they could provide a better product and experience for customers. Specifically, they wanted …
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