The roof is one of the most vital parts of your home, and any issues with your roof needs to be taken seriously. Leaks and permeant problems can develop if any damage is not taken care of quickly, which can make fixes even more costly.

There are numerous options when it comes to roofing styles and materials, and it’s good to think of what will best fit the climate that you live in. Here is some important information on what you should do when repairing or replacing your roof.

Permits and Licenses

Before repairing or replacing your roof in the city of Tulsa, there are permits (Click Here for permits)  that you need to be aware of. This also applies if you are repairing or replacing your roof yourself, unless you are merely replacing roofing materials. The permit process for residential buildings can be found here.

If you are replacing or repairing your roof due to damage, such as smoke, storm or structural damage, a worksheet needs to be filled out. All forms are to be turned in the Development Services Permit Center found at

175 E. 2nd St., Ste. 450
Tulsa, OK 74103.

Additional information can be found on the City of Tulsa’s website

Ensure that your roofers have valid roofing licenses before doing any work on your roof. This is required by most cities and is intended to protect you, the homeowner.

Types of Roofing Materials

The unpredictable Oklahoma weather can be hazardous to roof health, so it is key for homeowners to choose wisely when it comes to what materials to use for their home. Budget and structural concerns are also factors to think of, as well as if it will be a commercial or residential roof.

Wood Shingles

Although reliable and affordable, wood shingles need a lot of maintenance and tend to have a shorter lifespan than other options.

Slate Shingles

Eco-friendly, incredibly durable and stylish, slate shingles can have a lifespan of up to 100 years! The possible downside to these shingles is they are expensive, but they can be a great investment with how long they last.

Metal Roofing

With the ability to withstand hail, heat, high winds and most other natural dangers, metal is an extremely durable roofing choice. It is usually affordable, but if you have an unusually shaped roof, metal will not work for you.

Asphalt Shingles

These shingles are what you will see on most roofs and come in a number of styles. They have a lifespan of between 20 to 30 years, although premium asphalt fiberglass shingles can last up to 50 years. These shingles are usually the least expensive option.

When to Replace Your Roof

Roof replacement is not always necessary, even if there is damage. Small repairs can be done to roof damage that is localized or if a few shingles are missing or broken. Keep in mind, that a small leak could mean there is actually a larger problem at hand, so it is best to consult with a roofing expert to make sure.

Prices during late summer tend to be higher due to increased demand because of the relatively calm weather but ensure that you do not wait for roofing repairs or replacements if they are needed. Even small issues can create large problems if left untreated.

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