Friday, March 29, 2019

Roof Wind Damage-What it is and How to Spot It

Wind Damage

Living in Tulsa Oklahoma means living with tornadoes and the damaging effects they can have on your home.  Tulsa is considered a high-risk area for storms as the city averages three tornados a year.  Between 1950 and 2018 there have been a total of 250 documented tornadoes in Tulsa Oklahoma.  Burggraf Roofing is Tulsa’s trusted roofer and has experienced staff that can assess any wind or tornado damage.  Because of all the tornado activity and the damaging effects of high winds, it is essential to understand how it can affect your home particularly your roof.  Below is a list of damaging effects wind can cause to your roof:


  • Missing Shingles

When high winds hit your roof, the impact is not equal across the entire area. Generally speaking, the edges of the roof along with the roofline are the most susceptible to wind damage.  As the wind rips across your roof, it can catch on anything, especially loose roof shingles, and tear them right off.  This damaged area might only be a shingle or two, but if neglected or not fixed, it can grow exponentially over time and other high wind events exposing your roof to more damage if water or moisture can enter where the shingles are missing.


  • Flashing Damage

Flashings are strips of metal or other material that are placed around vulnerable parts of your roof including the chimney, skylights, and vents to keep water or moisture from entering the roof.  Because they are usually made from thin pieces of metal, flashings are incredibly vulnerable to strong winds and can easily be damaged or torn off completely.


  • Gutter Damage

Gutters can be damaged during high wind speed weather events as the fasteners used to keep gutters in place can easily be ripped off.  High winds also carry debris that can be deposited into the gutter causing it to clog; this along with heavy rain can cause the guttering to sag and eventually pull entirely away from your home.


  • Shingle Curling

Wind can damage your roof by catching under roofing shingles and causing them to lift and curl.  When strong winds roll across your roof, they can create suction and pull roofing tiles up damaging them and causing the roofing nails to come loose, this type of damage is hard to spot because from the ground the roofing tiles look fine.  When winds damage roofing tiles, they can also cause them to curl making them susceptible to being entirely torn from your roof as well as exposing the roof under the tile to water and moisture.  If you spot roofing tiles that are curling, they need to be fixed right away before any more damage can occur.


  • Tornadoes

Part of living in Tulsa Oklahoma is having to deal with tornadoes and the destruction they can cause.  Tornadoes can have wind speeds of up to 300 mph and have been known to uproot large trees and pick up cars and hurl them hundreds of yards.  The high wind speeds tornadoes generate can not only hurl objects on your roof causing damage, but they can also rip the roof right off of your home.


  • Debris

During any weather event that includes strong winds, debris can be picked up and dropped on your roof causing damage.  Any item that is loose outside is capable of becoming a projectile if the wind gusts are strong enough.  Often these high winds will pick up tree branches and drop them on your roof where they can puncture it causing costly damage.


While there is no way to keep your roof wholly protected from wind damage, there are steps you can take to minimize the damage to your roof.  It is essential to have a professional come out at least once a year and inspect your roof for any weak spots that may be susceptible to wind damage.  It is also essential to have your roof checked following a tornado or other high-speed wind event to make sure your roofing tiles and flashing have not been compromised.  It is less expensive and easier to fix problems before they become so large that you need to have the entire roof replaced.

Contact us for help

Burggraf Roofing is Tulsa’s trusted roofer, and we are available 24 hours a day seven days a week to assess any wind damage to your roof, and we can be reached at (918) 370-4444 or email


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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Jenks High School

Jenks High School is a secondary school located within Tulsa County in Jenks, Oklahoma, United States. It serves students from the town of Jenks and students from the south side of the city of Tulsa. The high school has over 2,800 students in grades 10–12, with the attached Freshman Academy the high school campus has over 3,600 students.

Jenks is known for its successful high school football program. The Trojans won the 3A state championship in 1979 followed by a 5A state championship in 1982. Since 1993, the Trojans have been a dominant force in the Oklahoma 6A high school football scene, winning championships in 1993, 1996–2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, and 2012–2015, for a total of 16 state championships. The 1997 team, which went 14–0 and outscored its opponents 535–118, is considered one of the greatest high school football teams in the history of Oklahoma. R. Perry Beaver served as head football coach from 1977 to 1991.

Jenks High School football has produced NFL players Rocky Calmus, Sean Mahan, Garrett Mills, Phillip Dillard, Jerry Wisne, Chase Beeler, and Steven Parker among others. The Jenks baseball program has produced MLB all-star Josh Johnson.

Since 1978, the year of the first state championship in any sport, the Trojan athletic and non-athletic programs have in total won 172 state championships in various OSSAA sponsored sports and non-athletic events, as well as state championships in non-OSSAA sports such as gymnastics, hockey, and rugby. This is, by far, the most championships produced by any school in the state of Oklahoma, in state history.

The following is a list of the OSSAA sports and non-athletic events in which the school competes, along with the current head coach for the team, as well as the years, if any, during which the school's team won the state championship:

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Former Bixby Teacher Accused Of Kissing Student, Facing Sexual Battery Charges

BIXBY, Oklahoma - A former Bixby High School teacher has been charged with sexual battery after an investigation into allegations she kissed an 18-year-old student.

Bixby Police started the investigation of Jill Arthur on January 7th, after the first report of the relationship. An unidentified witness told police Arthur said she and the student went to see a movie on December 26th, then kissed afterward.

Police interviewed the 18-year-old male student, who said the relationship started with the teacher giving the student her number and asking him out. The student confirmed the account of attending a movie and kissing in the car afterward.

Police say the student said there was no other physical contact.

Police say they interviewed Arthur, who admitted kissing the student for about 15 seconds and telling the student not to tell anyone. Police say she said there was no other physical contact with the student.

Arthur has been charged with sexual battery and was arrested Thursday. She has been released from jail on $2,000 bond.

Bixby Public Schools has released this statement regarding the incident:

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Commercial Roofing Services With Roofing Experts

Roofs provide the much needed protection to any building. You have to choose the roof material carefully that suits your building and make sure that it lasts long. You can increase your roof life with proper installation and quality services provided by professional roofing contractors. The roofing experts are qualified technicians who use advanced methods to survey your roof and find out the repair and maintenance needs. Once they figure out the damages, they suggest possible solutions, required material and an estimated cost.

Cost-Effective Services and other benefits

When it comes to build a new roof, or repair the existing one, the roofing experts try their best to come up with the best possible option in a cost effective manner.

There are many benefits in hiring these experts. For a longer roof life or durability, you have to use the appropriate materials and try to protect it from all weather conditions. Some house owners prefer clay tiles for strength. However all types of houses cannot resist this burden as it is heavy. Therefore, some house owners prefer lightweight tiles. Tiles offer good performance when compared to asphalt shingles or other roof materials. This provides natural water shedding and remains strong in all climates. Various colors, designs and styles are also preferred for roofs. Commercial Roofing brings a wide variety of options including many designs and styles.

Maintenance Work

You have to choose the roof material that needs less maintenance. The Minimal maintenance and Torch on Roof Repairs adds to the quality and craftsmanship of these service providers. Mobile roofing is another type that uses tiles and needs less maintenance. If you install roofs that needs a lot of care then it is better you seek professional help to clean and maintain the roofs. Any early detection of minor repair work has to be fixed so that it does not lead to major damage or replacement.

Offers and Discounts

You have to be vigilant to avail the offers and discount prices of these roofing services providers. Many companies have taken up to provide these roof and drainage solutions to cater to residential apartments and commercial complexes. Roof cracks, leaks, emergency water leakage services are other services that they offer.

Once you shortlist a company among many, you can read the details of their services, the material they provide and the after care. You should not just select any company for meeting your roofing needs. It is an important decision and you have to choose wisely.

Williams Roofing among leading roof contractors in Surrey offering a complete range of services including commercial roofing, roof-repair, replacement and maintenance in Surrey, BC.

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Alexander Posey, a member of the Muscogee (Creek) nation, and his family settled in the area now known as Bixby in the late 1800s. He founded a community that was initially known as "Posey on Posey Creek," and included two saloons, a blacksmith shop and a general store. The town became a government town site with a post office in 1895. Located in the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Indian Territory, Bixby was named in honor of Tams Bixby, a chairman of the Dawes Commission. The original 80-acre (32 ha) town site plat was approved by the Dawes Commission in 1902. Many settlers were attracted to the area by the rich, though sometimes swampy river bottom land. In 1904 the Midland Valley Railroad laid tracks and built a depot about 1/2 mile north of the original town of Bixby. This created factions that briefly split Bixby into two towns. The new part of town was deliberately surveyed so that the new streets did not align with the existing ones. However, businesses in the original town soon moved to the new location and built permanent brick buildings there. Bixby incorporated as an independent, self-governing town in 1906, with a population of 400 and an area of 160 acres (0.25 sq mi). The first mayor, recorder and five aldermen were elected in February, 1907. In 1911, a two-story brick schoolhouse was built on Main Street. Bixby Central Elementary is now near the original site. A traffic bridge was built over the Arkansas River in 1911, and for a time was said to be the longest bridge west of the Mississippi River.

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