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|There are 816 Roofing Contractors in the State of Oklahoma (OK).
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About Oklahoma Roofing
Roofing contractors provide an important function in the building process. Their responsibilities range from consultation to installation and repair. Roofing contractors can recommend the best type of roofing for your area. Residential roofing contractors work primarily with asphalt, metal, and sometimes cedar shank, depending on the location and the amount the owner wants to pay for roofing. Responsibilities also include waterproofing and winterizing roofs.
Oklahoma has plenty of sunshine and minimal rain. The state experiences scorching summers and freezing winters. The average temperature ranges from 37 degress in the winter to 82 degrees in the summer. The lowest temperature on record was 27 degrees on January 18th, 1930. The hottest temperature in Oklahoma was 120 degrees on June 27, 1994. In Oklahoma City, the average rainfall was 35.9 in between the years of 1971 to 2000. Oklahoma City is one of the country's windiest cities, with average wind speeds about 12.3 mph. As a result, Oklahoma also experiences a huge amount of tornadoes.
Common Roofing Issues
In Oklahoma, the biggest weather problem is wind and tornadoes. Contractors must compensate for wind when recommending a roofing system. Many roofers in the windiest parts of Oklahoma choose to use interlocking shingles. Interlocking shingles work by fastening to each other, thus creating greater wind resistance.
The state of Oklahoma doesn't issue licenses for residential roofing contractors. Even with the lack of state-regulated requirements, there are many ways for a consumer to choose a roofing contractor. One of the best ways to search for any complaints against a roofing contractor is to visit the Better Business Bureau's website. There's an updated list of roofing contractors along with their accreditation, company profile and complaint history. Other good sources to find reputable roofers are Midwest Roofing Contractors Association and the National Roofing Contractors Association. Be aware, though, that these associations are not consumer advocates but rather a community of professionals.
The most unusual roof in Oklahoma belongs to the Bavinger House. It's a spiral-shaped building buffeted against a rock. Another unusual roof is found on the Stage Center, formerly known as Mummers Theater. It features an odd combination of geometric shapes.