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Nichtech Roofing Systems

Not just for barns any longer, today’s metal roofs are more attractive than ever. They have lost their “barnyard” image and now sport a host of colors, finishes, and profiles and are much more compatible with the architectural styles of today’s home exteriors. A durable and energy-efficient alternative to shingles, metal roofs are enjoying a new found popularity.

According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, the popularity of metal roofing products has increased dramatically over the past decade. A whole new genre of metal roofing materials has become available. Metal roofs are the high-tech answer to the need for durable, fire-resistant, lightweight roofing that looks at home on a house.

Nichtech Roofing

Nichtech Roofing understands the technical requirements for superior residential and commercial metal roofing. After 25 years of service to the roofing industry as the National Training Manager for the largest manufacturer of roofing products in the United States, Charles Nichols started Nichtech Roofing in 2008 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“I can tell you it has been exciting to be a part of an industry that has evolved from a purely functional system for keeping rain off a building to a system that storm proofs your home,” Nichols said. “It has been gratifying to be able to provide Oklahoma residents and businesses storm proof metal roofing. The metal roofing systems that Nichtech Roofing installs are well respected as leading the industry in terms of beauty and functionality. Our metal roofs will not rust, will lower your utility bills, will storm proof your home and will last a lifetime.”

Metal Roofing

Stone coated steel roofing adds value to your home, is durable and saves you money. Choosing a roof for your home involves many variables. In Oklahoma where roof damage comes from many sources including wind, hail and ice, you need a roof that stands up to Oklahoma weather. The Gerard roof system which Nichtech Roofing utilizes, uses interlocking panels and batten-mounting. This interlocking system provides structural integrity, creates an effective solution for freeze/thaw cycles, and the design provides superior resistance to wind uplift. Oklahoma roofs must withstand hail and the Gerard stone coated steel has been laboratory tested and shown to withstand 3″ simulated hailstones. Nichols says “a properly installed Gerard stone coated steel roof is designed and installed to last a lifetime.” There is a fully transferrable warranty that turns the roof into a negotiating tool when listing your home and Gerard also provides homeowners with a wind warranty.

Asphalt Roofing

Nichtech Roofing also provides other roofing systems besides metal. Asphalt shingles are ranked into four classes based on their strength and durability. From Class 1 to Class 4 with Class 4 being the most durable. “Not only are Class 4 shingles more durable but they add to curb appeal as they hold up better and preserve the roofs look,” Nichols says. “There are many options for asphalt shingle roofing in Oklahoma.”

Roofing Claims

Nichtech Roofing will assist and walk you through the insurance process. “Understanding actual cash values, depreciation factors, ever changing deductibles and how you recover the money needed to make repairs can be confusing,” says Nichols. “Your deductible is the same regardless of who you use, so choose a contractor who looks out for your interest.” Mr. Nichols has personally trained over 15,000 roofing professionals throughout North America in Hail and Wind Damage Assessment, Proper Application Techniques, Roofing Safety, Understanding Ventilation and many other topics related to the roofing industry. “My unique background is used in every claim negotiation. My staff is well versed in the art of insurance negotiation and we handle every claim as if it were our own home.”

“At Nichtech Roofing we help you find the best roofing system for your home. Your roof can expect to have a longer life, an attractive look, and provide a barrier to reduce heating and cooling costs. There are many features and benefits to consider when making a roofing decision,” Nichols says. “We strive to be the best roofing contractor in Oklahoma and our customer service is second to none.” Services include re-roof and new roof installation for both residential and commercial property, roof evaluations, trouble shooting, roof maintenance and repair.

Nichtech Roof Systems is an active member of the Oklahoma Roofing Contractors Association (ORCA) and Certified by North Americas Largest, Oldest and Most Respected Roofing Manufacturer (GAF/ELK Materials Corporation). Only the top ten percent of roofing contractors in the nation are qualified to obtain this certification.  They are also a Certified Master Installer of Oklahoma’s #1 Storm Proof Roof System, Gerard Stone Coated Steel. They install in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Enid as well as other Oklahoma locations.