Go Green & Save Green: Stonewater Now Offering Solar Solutions

Stonewater Roofing is extremely proud to add solar panel technology to its existing catalog of roofing options, giving customers a chance to take back power from the big electric companies while making our planet a cooler place to live.

“Solar power is all about green,” stated Stonewater Roofing CEO Roland Browne. “It’s eco-friendly for property owners who want to go green and help protect our environment, but it can also save you some green by drastically cutting the cost of your monthly electric bill.”

The amount saved is based on a detailed list of variables and is different from one customer to the next. However, many property owners should be able to offset their electricity costs by more than 60 percent. Some may even be able to cut their costs by nearly 100 percent — all while adding 4-6 percent to their property’s value.

Plus, the amount of money you save each month will actually increase over time. That’s because solar customers are free from the threat of electricity price hikes. Utility companies routinely increase your bills and, since you need electricity, you are just forced to pay the new amount. Solar energy provides an alternative option, one that is not subject to inflation.

Stonewater Roofing’s solar experts are able to completely assess the financial benefits during an initial energy assessment.

These savings, along with a 26 percent federal solar tax rebate, can help property owners quickly cover the costs associated with solar panel installation and start putting that cash to better use. “This lets you tuck money away for a new car, a family vacation, or something else that you really love,” Browne added. This rebate percentage drops to 22 percent in 2023 and just 10 percent in 2024, so don’t miss out on your chance to cash in!

But the benefits of solar energy are not strictly financial. There is a practical side as well. “Texas experienced an absolutely awful snowstorm last year that led to a massive power crisis. Many homes and businesses were without power for several days. People should not have to live in fear of that happening again,” Browne said. “Solar keeps you safe from another power crisis.”

Indeed, the Stonewater solar package can include an optional battery backup system for storing any energy generated by the sun. That means, even if the state’s electric grid goes dark, your property will have access to an uninterrupted supply of power. Solar panels remain operational on rainy or overcast days, and they are designed to stay mostly free of snow even in the worst storm.

“Stonewater is already on the roof,” Browne continued. “We love to innovate, and solar is just the next logical way for us to offer even more peace of mind and keep our customers even safer from the next storm.”

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Stonewater Roofing Voted Tyler Paper’s “Best In Town”

Stonewater Roofing is proud to have been voted “Best in Town” by the Tyler Morning Telegraph‘s readers. The company defeated its competition by an overwhelming majority, proving what our employees have known for years. The local experts at Stonewater Roofing are second to none when it comes to protecting your property.

Results of the contest were officially announced Sunday after nearly two full months of nominations and voting.

“We know we’re the best roofing company, and it’s nice to hear that our customers agree,” said Curtis Jackson, Stonewater’s vice president of sales and marketing. “This is obviously a huge honor for us. It shows that our entire team is doing everything right, top to bottom. It’s very rewarding, and we could not be more excited.”

“We’re extemely proud of the work we do, proud of the service we provide, and now we can be proud knowing that the people we help truly appreciate everything we’ve done,” Jackson added.

Of course, reviews are also a good measure of customer satisfaction, and Stonewater Roofing has more Google reviews than any other East Texas roofing company. Click here to read those reviews or leave one yourself!

Along with excellent customer service and workmanship, Jackson credits some of the win to the company’s community activism efforts. “Giving back to the community is not a one-way street. When you help out others, you receive help in return. Whether it’s the nonprofits we help with sponsorships, the students we help with scholarships, the teachers we help with school supplies, the property owners we help with roofing issues,” he said. “We’re the best in town because we’re an active part of the town.”

Join our list of happy customers and see for yourself why Stonewater Roofing is the best in town. Click here to schedule your free roof damage assessment today!

#ClearTheList Returns To Help Teachers From Longview To DFW

The new school year has arrived, but Stonewater Roofing first helped nine lucky teachers get the supplies they needed for their classrooms. It was part of the East Texas company’s annual #ClearTheList campaign, a push to assist underpaid educators by fulfilling their Amazon wishlists.

This was Stonewater Roofing’s third year helping out teachers. It was also the company’s largest school supply drop ever, hand-delivering books, games, pens, stickers and much more. Instructors ranged from elementary to high school and stretched from the DFW area to Longview. Winners were chosen randomly, and this year just so happened to include two ladies from Owens Elementary School in Tyler.

  • Bonnie Carney, Holiday Heights Elementary School in North Richland Hills
  • Regina Cooper Ahn, Bridgemark Center For Learning in Tyler
  • Nicole Dickerson, Stanton-Smith Elementary School in Whitehouse
  • Tracy Dingler, Bullard Elementary School in Bullard
  • Sarah Galland, Velma Penny Elementary School in Lindale
  • Stephanie Pearce, Pine Tree Primary School in Longview
  • Amy Touchstone, Longview High School in Longview
  • Risa Wasik, Owens Elementary School in Tyler
  • Kayla Whiddon, Owens Elementary School in Tyler

The #ClearTheList movement started as a social media phenomenon. School districts simply cannot afford to buy all of the supplies needed for their classrooms. So, many educators started relying on the kindness of online strangers, posting their wishlists and sharing the registries on social media with the #ClearTheList hashtag. The campaign soon turned into a viral sensation.

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“I’ve already spent a lot of money on my classroom, and there’s always more things to buy,” explained Dickerson as she learned that her list would be cleared. “There’s some things on there that we use every single day, like the paper and the markers, the things that get used up and we have to constantly buy.”

“I put so much into my classroom,” added Galland. “Not just money, but time and energy and just my whole heart.”

“If you teach with your heart first, more than anything, they’re going to remember that,” stated Touchstone about her Longview high schoolers. She said that many come from impoverished environments, and they deserve to have the same opportunities found elsewhere. “I feel like God put me in this position, at this school, for right now.”

Employees from Stonewater Roofing brought the overstuffed boxes of school supplies to the teachers before the new school year began. “We have come through probably the hardest year of our teaching careers,” said Carney, referencing the challenges that came about due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “This last group of kids made it, and I’m so looking forward to this new group of kids.”

Don’t Let Hidden Hail Damage Ruin Your Property’s Roof

You might think that your roof looks fine, but it could be the victim of hidden hail damage. After all, more than 30 severe storms dropped one-inch hail or larger across DFW and East Texas, and that’s just since the beginning of this year. This is large enough to cause some serious roofing problems, and your property likely got hit.

“Oftentimes, you can’t see damage from the ground,” explained Stonewater Roofing senior sales representative Anayo Onyi, “and if you do see anything that looks like a disturbance, you can’t really identify it without being up on the roof.” So, there is only one sure way to make sure that hidden hail damage doesn’t become a major problem.

“Your next step is to have a qualified professional — Stonewater Roofing — come up and inspect the damage for you,” Onyi said.

Stonewater Roofing’s experts provide a complete health check of your property. “We look for primary and collateral damage. So, primary damage would be to the shingles themselves. Collateral damage is to soft metals, window screens, gutters and things like that,” Onyi said. “All that kind of just helps to paint a picture of what actually occurred and the extent of the damage.”

Inspecting your roof yourself is not recommended. First, you are likely not trained in how to spot damage. But most importantly, it can be very dangerous if you were to slip and fall. “It’s kind of a waste of time, unnecessary risk,” Onyi stated. “It’s best to have somebody that does that day in, day out come and give you a professional inspection.”

In just 15 minutes, you get the peace of mind that comes with knowing the status of your roof, and you’ll know what the next step is to staying protected. “If you don’t have any storm damage, great,” Onyi added. “But if there’s a potential issue that might cause a leak later down the line, then I’m going to point that out to you.”

Ready for your free damage assessment? Contact us today and make sure that your home or business is safe from the next storm.

Warranty Options Can Extend The Life Of Your New Roof

Replacing your roof is an important purchase, so it’s equally important that you get an outstanding warranty to ensure that you stay protected for many years into the future. While the standard warranties that come with our GAF roofing products are good, there are even better options available to customers, ones that can help extend the life of your new roof.

Stonewater Roofing gladly offers the System Plus, Silver Pledge and Golden Pledge warranties. “They’re just enhanced warranties on top of the ones that we already have, that you already get,” explained Longview office manager Kelli Johnson. Each one can be transferred a single time with no fee.

“All three of them cover material defects for 50 years,” Johnson continued. The basic shingle and accessory warranty only covers materials for 10 years. That’s a huge difference in how much peace of mind you get from your newly installed roof, even from just upgrading to System Plus.

However, the System Plus warranty, like the standard one, does not cover any workmanship defects. “The Silver Pledge warranty covers workmanship defects for 10 years,” Johnson added, “and the Golden Pledge warranty covers workmanship defects for 25 years.”

The Golden Pledge plan also adds an additional one-year labor warranty through Stonewater Roofing. Combined, this makes the Golden Pledge warranty an amazing option for customers. “It’s just an all-around really good warranty,” said Johnson.

Few roofing companies can keep you this protected. “We can actually offer these warranties through Stonewater Roofing because we are Master Elite through GAF,” Johnson noted. “There’s only two percent of roofing companies in the United States that are able to offer these warranties.”

That is just one great reason to trust Stonewater Roofing with your roofing needs. Schedule a free roof damage assessment today!

3 Great Reasons To Hire A Local Roofing Contractor

No matter where you are located, you always want to hire a local roofing contractor to help you with your roofing needs. It might sound like a simple idea, but there are many roofers who chase storms around the country in search of business. Selecting one of these contractors can be dangerous.

Here are three great reasons to stay local when trusting a roofing contractor with your property.

1. We can be verified by the community.

Stonewater Roofing is licensed in both Texas and Louisiana, and we are members of several local organizations. “We’ve got a lot of references locally,” explained Kurtis Galyen, commercial sales executive with Stonewater Roofing. “We can definitely speak to the community and what jobs we’ve done in the community, how many jobs we’ve done in a certain area.”

Not only that, but we are also very proud of the charitable work that we have done within our communities, such as helping local teachers get necessary supplies for the classrooms, or helping local students achieve their dreams.

Traveling roofers might not be properly licensed and probably have no interest in seeing the community flourish. However, local roofing contractors can be trusted to be knowledgeable and invested in you and your neighborhood’s well-being. “Our credentials are easily validated,” Galyen added.

2. We respond quickly.

Stonewater Roofing operates brick-and-mortar offices in Tyler, Longview and the DFW area. When you choose Stonewater, you can be sure that help is always available, no matter when a powerful storm strikes. “We’ve been called out all times of the day, on the weekends, middle of the night,” said Galyen.

A traveling roofer might be hundreds of miles away when you need help.

Local roofing contractors are always nearby and ready to assist in the event of an emergency. “We can come out on site instantly with some tarps and some materials to minimize the damage that’s caused by a storm,” Galyen said. That is a peace of mind that you can only find when you pick local.

3. Your neighbors love us.

Stonewater Roofing humbly asks all customers to leave an honest review on Google (Tyler, Longview, Bedford), Facebook and the Better Business Bureau‘s website. We have earned more than 500 overwhelmingly positive reviews from customers, all local to the communities in which we serve.

These reviews prove that Stonewater Roofing is providing quality workmanship and outstanding customer service. It’s not just us saying this — our customers agree.

“You can go online and take a look at those,” Galyen stated. You might even find someone from your very own neighborhood. The traveling roofer likely isn’t collecting reviews from your neighbors, because they are not as committed to helping the community as we are.

Stafford Wellness In Longview Gets New Roof & More

When the team from Stonewater Roofing first met Aaron Stafford, the owner of Stafford Wellness in Longview, he knew that his building’s roof was probably in poor condition. “I hadn’t been on the roof but maybe a couple of times,” he explained. “We knew we had a lot of damage to the roof, had several cave-ins previous to me owning the building.”

The 26,000 square foot facility was built in 1982. Stafford Wellness has been operating in the building since 2010, with Stafford taking over ownership of the building in 2014. His business holds boot camp fitness programs inside, along with other activities aimed at improving physical health.

“We didn’t know the extent that the hail damage potentially was,” Stafford said.

So, when Stonewater Roofing offered a free damage assessment of his facility, Stafford was more than welcoming. “It was a great opportunity to have someone go up and at least take a look and see exactly what needed to be done,” he said. “They opened our eyes to a lot of the things that we were unaware of.”

For just the price of his deductible, Stafford was able to get a new roof, several new air conditioning units, new exterior paint and a new sign. “The building was pretty much overhauled completely on the outside,” he said. “It looks totally different now than it did before.”

“We thought we were just going to get a roof and ended up getting pretty much a whole new outside building,” Stafford said.

The old Stafford Wellness was a tan building that showed its age. Stafford said that he’d always talked about a new paint job and updates to spruce up the outside. “It looked like an old courthouse or federal building,” Stafford added. “A new paint job actually has really changed everything to the exterior look of the building.”

Stafford’s customers have definitely noticed the change as well. “We’ve gotten a phenomenal response from the way the building looks now, from the exterior to the sign to pretty much everything,” he said. “Extremely simple process, and highly recommend that you might look into Stonewater, for sure.”

Stonewater Awards Scholarships To 4 East Texas Students

Stonewater Roofing awarded $1,000 college scholarships to four lucky East Texas students this month, as former high schoolers start looking ahead to the future. Teens were encouraged to submit a video explaining their hopeful career path, their inspiration for choosing that path, and what the scholarship would mean to them.

“It’s impressive what kids can do these days,” explained Stonewater Roofing CFO Chris Morris. “Everybody had a great story, so it definitely made it tough for us to choose.” In fact, it was so hard to narrow down the field that the company reached out to its partners for help.

The initial plan was to only offer two scholarships, one for the Tyler area and one for the Longview area. However, after watching videos from so many amazing kids, Morris said, “It was clear that two wasn’t going to be enough.” Stonewater Roofing asked the folks at GAF, Infinity Marketing and M. Roberts Digital to pitch in extra cash and help provide scholarships for twice as many of the entrants.

The two winners from Tyler were Jayla Gipson and Christopher Whitmore, while the winners from Longview were Braden Nickel and Lanie Pritchett.

Gipson graduated from Tyler High School and will be attending the University of Texas at Arlington in the fall. She plans to study business and commercial real estate, with the goal of one day being her own boss. However, she is mostly focused on giving back to the community like her grandmother who died from COVID-19 in January. “She was always so hard-working, and she always pushed me to be hard-working as well,” Gipson said.

Some people may already know Whitmore’s name. The former Tyler Legacy High School student was featured in the news for an internship he had at Hood Packaging, where he designed a drainage filtration system. He will be studying civil engineering in the fall at Texas A&M, with hopes of becoming a construction project manager. “It all started out with LEGOs,” he said.

Nickel graduated from Longview High School and is heading out of state to study computer science at Louisiana Tech University in the fall. “I believe that computer science is the future of humanity, and that’s something that I want to be a part of,” he stated in his video. “The only limitation is your imagination.”

Meanwhile, musical theatre has always been Pritchett’s passion, just like her mother before her. She started acting at a young age and never looked back, even winning a Best Actress award at a district competition. “I truly believe,” Pritchett added, “with all of my heart, that music and the arts can change the world and have an impact on other people’s lives.” The Gilmer High School grad will continue to study theatre at East Texas Baptist University in the fall.

“Watching all these videos, people have goals, and compassion, and they’re ready to go to the next level,” said Brennan Eberhart, direct sales supervisor for Stonewater Roofing. “They have a bright idea for the future.”

Stonewater Joins North Texas Roofing Contractors Association

Stonewater Roofing is proud to partner with the North Texas Roofing Contractors Association, an organization that helps roofing professionals in and around the DFW area. Members must meet high industry standards and live up to a code of ethics designed to benefit consumers.

It is no secret that the roofing industry is fraught with devious contractors who chase storms, take advantage of property owners and deliver subpar work. However, groups like the North Texas Roofing Contractors Association seek to legitimize the companies who are doing things the right way, and they let consumers know who to trust.

NTRCA members are not stormchasers. They are full-time roofing companies — all in excellent standing with the Better Business Bureau — who are dedicated to helping the community by providing important roofing services. Members can provide a detailed list of accreditations, warranty information, previous work and customer references.

Along with this, NTRCA members also promise to apply only high-quality roofing materials that are not previous used or expired. For instance, Stonewater Roofing uses materials from GAF, one of the industry’s leading manufacturers. We have been named a GAF Master Elite certified installer, earning us a reputation of trust and excellence.

Stonewater Roofing and all other NTRCA members also comply with federal, state and municipal laws, specifically as it relates to the payment of deductibles. (Spoiler: Yes, you have to pay your deductible. It’s the law.)

In addition to the strict code of ethics, NTRCA also helps companies stay informed about the latest developments in the roofing industry through education opportunities. Events held throughout the year offer members a chance to learn from each other and receive in-depth training on a variety of topics.

“This is another great partnership that will help us continue to grow as a company,” stated Stonewater Roofing founder and CEO Roland Browne. “It’s also another great way for property owners to know that, when they work with Stonewater Roofing, they’re working with a trustworthy company who can and will provide peace of mind.”

Great Time To Start A Career At Stonewater Roofing

Unhappy With Your Career? You Don’t Have To Be

More than 60 percent of Americans are searching for a new employer, according to a 2020 study conducted by human resources firm Ceridian. That’s a staggering number — but it doesn’t have to be this way.

Stonewater Roofing is the perfect landing spot for self-disciplined, motivated individuals who are seeking a new career path.

The family owned and operated roofing company was founded in 2010 — in the spare bedroom of a humble Tyler home — and has since grown exponentially. We now stretch from the DFW area to Shreveport, Louisiana. Stonewater Roofing was also the first East Texas company to receive the GAF Master Elite Triple Excellence Award.

But your job search shouldn’t be based on market growth or awards.

What Does Stonewater Mean To You?

We asked our employees that question, and the responses were powerful.

“Stonewater means everything to me,” explained direct sales manager Jordan Cagle. “It’s helped me grow and know more about people, our community, questions and concerns.”

“But the most important thing, to me, that Stonewater represents is our culture, our diversity within our culture, and how that everyone comes from different backgrounds,” Cagle continued. “We come, unite for a common goal — which is genuine caring for each and every client we have.”

That caring attitude, Cagle stated, extends down from the rooftops and into the communities that we call home. “Just making our footprint in our community known,” he said. “What we represent is so much more than construction.”

Senior sales representative Anayo Onyi added, “Stonewater means, to me, that you can start out in a not-so-favorable position, with not all the opportunity and not all the optimism, and you can work hard, transition, overcome and help build something great — be a part of something great.”

Apply Today!

Stonewater Roofing is now hiring in DFW, Tyler, Nacogdoches and Longview. Employees are offered healthcare and retirement benefits. “We want you to grow with us,” said CEO and founder Roland Browne.

Click here to apply now!