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#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.

Project Manager


Stonewater Roofing is seeking self-disciplined, motivated individuals to join our exclusive construction staff. This is not just a job, this is an opportunity to have a long-lasting career in the roofing industry as part of the premier roofing company in East Texas. If you are serious about achieving success as a project manager, then we want to hear from you!

Unlike other companies, Stonewater Roofing will not leave you stuck in boring training classes. Our project managers start out in the field, learning how to be successful by obtaining firsthand experience with our tenured project managers.

In short, we want you to be successful and will help you grow to reach your full potential!

Why Stonewater?

  • Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance Benefits
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) Matching
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Paid Time Off
  • Business Fully Operates On Apple/Mac/iOS Devices

Responsibilities

  • Ensure that crew members have all materials and equipment for the current job.
  • Be the customer liaison while on the job site.
  • Ensure that each project is installed according to company policies and standards.
  • Coordinate subcontractors to complete additional work as needed.

Qualifications

  • Previous Construction Background (Preferred)
  • Positive Attitude
  • Highly Motivated & Driven
  • Deadline & Detail Orientated
  • Physical Ability To Carry & Climb Ladder
  • Physical Ability To Lift 50+ Pounds
  • Reliable Transportation (Truck Preferred)

Job Type

  • Full-Time (40+ Hours Per Week)

Salary

  • From $35,000 Per Year

Experience

  • Construction: 2 Years (Preferred)

Education

  • Associate’s Degree (Preferred)

Click To Apply Now!

Invoice Specialist


Stonewater Roofing is seeking a self-disciplined, motivated individual to join our exclusive invoicing team. This is not just a job, this is an opportunity to have a long-lasting career as part of a rapidly expanding East Texas roofing company. If you are serious about achieving success as an invoicing specialist, then we want to hear from you!

The ideal candidate will be an industry expert with prior Xactimate experience. We’re looking for someone who is comfortable fully documenting a home’s losses through accurate measurements, photographs and additional notes. The role requires close coordination with our sales staff, construction team, and property owners in order to generate estimates and ensure that all work is correctly reflected.

Why Stonewater?

  • Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance Benefits
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) Matching
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Paid Time Off
  • Business Fully Operates On Apple/Mac/iOS Devices

Qualifications

  • Must Have Xactimate Experience (1 Year Preferred)
  • Knowledge Of Roofing, Construction, Insurance Claims Procedures (Preferred)
  • Positive Attitude
  • Highly Motivated & Driven
  • Deadline & Detail Orientated

Job Type

  • Full-Time (40+ Hours Per Week)

Salary

  • $16.00 – $19.00 Per Hour (Based On Experience)

Click To Apply Now!

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!

Tornado Hits Dallas, Storm Then Brings Destruction To East Texas

Powerful storms blew through Northeast Texas on Sunday night and early Monday morning, leaving behind extensive damage to homes and businesses. There were reports of quarter-sized hail, tornadoes and straight-line winds that reached more than 100 mph in some areas.

The most severe weather struck the DFW Metroplex, and Dallas in particular.

Officials with the National Weather Service have confirmed that tornado touched down near Dallas Love Field on Sunday night before moving northeast through the city. There were no serious injuries reported, but nearly 140,000 people were left without electricity across Dallas, Richardson, Garland, Rowlett, Sachse and surrounding cities.

Power lines were torn down, trees were knocked over and many structures were damaged or destroyed.

A house owned by Dallas Stars player Tyler Seguin was among the buildings ripped apart by the tornado. The athlete explained on Twitter that this property was actually for sale, and that he had recently moved to another home. Seguin thanked those who reached out to him online and called the situation “an extremely sad sight to see.”

Many more homes, schools and shopping centers were left in shambles after the tornado. Tina Devlin of Dallas told KXAS-TV that her house was a “total loss,” and similar reports came from homeowners in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas, Garland and Sachse. “I heard all the snapping of the trees and the wind blowing, and so I climbed into this bedroom closet, and just as I got in there, the roof blew off,” Devlin said.

Shingles were reported missing from roofs in various cities from Keller, located north of Fort Worth, all the way to Carthage, to the southeast of Longview. That is a path of nearly 200 miles.

Dallas Fire-Rescue also responded to a structure collapse on Sunday night. Seven people escaped from the building, said to be an auto repair shop, just before it came down. Firefighters also received calls about broken glass and debris at multiple homes, and a 7-Eleven convenience store that collapsed. Again, everybody made it outside without injury.

Even a fire station was not safe from the overnight storm’s destruction. According to Jason Evans with Dallas Fire-Rescue, one of the department’s stations sustained significant damage — including a partial roof collapse — as a result of strong wind gusts and flying debris. No firefighters were hurt, but the building was left uninhabitable.

Radio station KNON-FM went off the air when the storm hit. Lew Morris of “Reckless Rock Radio” told The Associated Press that the Dallas building’s power went out just before the “distictive whistle” of a tornado. “We then heard the building shaking and could hear the glass windows shattering everywhere along with debris banging around. We waited until all the noise died down,” Morris recalled. The studio was destroyed, but staff members were not harmed.

Meanwhile, the Dallas Independent School District canceled classes at some schools on Monday, citing damage to campuses.

After the storm ravaged the DFW area, it marched toward East Texas with the same fury. The National Weather Service stated that a tornado also touched down near Fair Play on Sunday night, about nine miles west of Carthage. Power lines were ripped apart and trees were toppled in Henderson, Pine Hill and Alba. A hardware store in Troup was destroyed.

Crews with the National Weather Service will be surveying the storm damage in Rusk County and Panola County on Monday to determine if more tornadoes were responsible for some of this destruction.

Need Help?

Let the experts from Stonewater Roofing help you get your life back on track after this devastating storm. We have crews across East Texas available to assist with the cleanup efforts and inspect your property for damage. We are ready to help homeowners and businesses find peace of mind after this disaster. Stonewater Roofing is here for you.

Click Here To Contact Us, Or Call 903-266-1205

Wind Can Be More Damaging To Your Roof Than Hail

It makes perfect sense that hailstones would cause damage to your home’s roof. After all, we’re talking about chunks of ice barreling down onto your property at a high rate of speed. But even storms that do not have much hail can be destructive to your roof. That is because wind has the power to rip away entire pieces of your home’s protective top layer.

Such a storm was felt recently in the DFW area. There were very few reports of hail, but winds reaching up to 80 mph knocked down trees and power lines, damaged buildings and even toppled a crane in downtown Dallas. It might not be the kind of storm that has homeowners thinking about roof repairs, but that is a mistake.

According to the National Weather Service, some slight roof damage can occur with just 45 mph winds, even though this is considered to be a “non-severe” storm. A traditional “severe” storm features winds of at least 58 mph, and definitely has the potential to rip apart a home’s roof. Wind speeds above 75 mph will likely cause widespread roof damage.

The effects of strong winds on a home can be pretty interesting, because the damage is not done in a uniform manner. Wind tends to cause the greatest amount of damage along the edges of a roof, or in areas that were damaged by a previous storm. Those are the places where the shingles can most easily be ripped away from your property.

Much of the reasoning is based in science. Wind pressure is greater along a home’s perimeter, and lower in the middle sections of a home’s roof. Also, there are two types of pressure: positive and negative. The positive pressure creates a pushing effect while the negative pressure is more like a suction. Your roof will experience both kinds of pressure. The section of your roof that sees each type of pressure depends on the direction that the wind hits your home.

Strong winds knocked trees down onto and around a home. (credit: NOAA)

That wind pressure will cause the materials on your home’s roof to move. In areas of higher pressure (like the edges) or locations where the shingles are already damaged, that movement will be greater. The problems increase exponentially from that point. Once there is a little bit of movement, it becomes easier for wind to grab that shingle and move it more, or even peel it away from the roof entirely.

This kind of roof damage usually starts very small, and is difficult for most homeowners to notice. But the problem increases with each gust of wind that blows through your area. Spots where shingles are raised, displaced or missing altogether become susceptible to water damage from rain, which can quickly lead to leaks inside of your home.

The goal is to prevent wind damage before problems become devastating, or fix your home’s issues very soon afterward. Contact the experts at Stonewater Roofing for your FREE damage assessment. We can thoroughly look over your home and let you know if recent storms have had a hazardous impact on your family’s safety.

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