Local military family receives new roof

  • By Christy Wilson
  • 17 Aug, 2016

Skywalker Roofing gives back to the community

A local King military family received a new roof from Skywalker Roofing out of Eden on Monday as part of Owens Corning’s national Roof Deployment Project.

Sergeant David Easter, A-BTRY 5th 113th FA, who has served 15 years in the military, seven of which have been in the National Guard was selected to be part of the program.

“We’re excited to give back to our local military community through the Roof Deployment Project,” said Luke Wilson, Owner of Skywalker Roofing. “It’s a great honor that allows us to utilize our own expertise to give back to those servicemen and women who sacrifice so much for us.”

Easter’s wife, Michelle said it came as a surprise to her family.

“It’s wonderful to know people out there care about those who serve in the military. We really appreciate it and know it’s going to look great,” she said.

Wilson, who learned about the project at an annual roofing convention said he knew right away he wanted his company to be part of it.

“I’ve been in this business for 14 years. It doesn’t always have the best reputation. There was a study done by the Better Business Bureau and going back 50 years or so 3.4 million complaints were done on roofers,” he said. “We’ve really tried to change that image. We do things completely different than other companies. We really treat people well and offer the best finished product.”

Wilson and his crew arrived at 6:30 a.m. on Monday with materials provided by Owens Corning and breakfast for the family and workers.

“We’re proud to be able to provide this,” said Bobby Fillion, an employee of Skywalker Roofing. “We believe this is the best way to protect your home just like our military men and women do daily to protect this country.”

For more information on the Roof Deployment Project, or to learn more about how you can get involved, visit RoofDeploymentProject.com.

Amanda Dodson can be reached at 336-813-2426 or on Twitter at AmandaTDodson.


By Christy Wilson 17 Aug, 2016

You rely on your roof to keep out severe weather, pests, and other problems that could make your home practically unlivable. So it’s understandable you would want to fix roof leak issues as quickly as possible when they show up. But as the roof replacement team at Skywalker Roofing in Stokesdale, NC explains, understanding the reasons behind your leak is essential to getting the proper repairs.

The following are common culprits behind a leaky roof:

  • Holes: While this may seem fairly obvious, most homeowners don’t realize that any hole in the roof—even a hole for an antenna or vent—can create a potential risk for a leak. This most often happens when the flashing hasn’t been properly installed around the hole or if the flashing has become loose or cracked. Thankfully, this is a problem that is easily resolved: Just have roof replacement professionals install new flashing in these areas.
  • Shingle Problems: Another common cause of leaks occurs when shingles overlap your roof’s flashing, which can cause snow and ice buildup during the winter. When this buildup occurs, it forms a dam that will cause water to get underneath both the flashing and shingles—similar to what occurs when a clogged drainpipe causes water to build up and overflow.
  • Poor Insulation: Your shingles and flashing aren’t always the culprits behind an apparently leaky roof! In some cases, a poorly insulated attic can result in the buildup of condensation inside your home. An apparent leak will form, but in reality, the solution lies in fixing your attic’s ventilation and insulation, not in replacing your roof.

Whether you need to repair a leak in your flat roof or require a total roof replacement, the expert team at Skywalker Roofing will take care of the task quickly and effectively. To learn more about their services, visit them online or call (336) 627-5596.


By Christy Wilson 17 Aug, 2016

A local King military family received a new roof from Skywalker Roofing out of Eden on Monday as part of Owens Corning’s national Roof Deployment Project.

Sergeant David Easter, A-BTRY 5th 113th FA, who has served 15 years in the military, seven of which have been in the National Guard was selected to be part of the program.

“We’re excited to give back to our local military community through the Roof Deployment Project,” said Luke Wilson, Owner of Skywalker Roofing. “It’s a great honor that allows us to utilize our own expertise to give back to those servicemen and women who sacrifice so much for us.”

Easter’s wife, Michelle said it came as a surprise to her family.

“It’s wonderful to know people out there care about those who serve in the military. We really appreciate it and know it’s going to look great,” she said.

Wilson, who learned about the project at an annual roofing convention said he knew right away he wanted his company to be part of it.

“I’ve been in this business for 14 years. It doesn’t always have the best reputation. There was a study done by the Better Business Bureau and going back 50 years or so 3.4 million complaints were done on roofers,” he said. “We’ve really tried to change that image. We do things completely different than other companies. We really treat people well and offer the best finished product.”

Wilson and his crew arrived at 6:30 a.m. on Monday with materials provided by Owens Corning and breakfast for the family and workers.

“We’re proud to be able to provide this,” said Bobby Fillion, an employee of Skywalker Roofing. “We believe this is the best way to protect your home just like our military men and women do daily to protect this country.”

For more information on the Roof Deployment Project, or to learn more about how you can get involved, visit RoofDeploymentProject.com.

Amanda Dodson can be reached at 336-813-2426 or on Twitter at AmandaTDodson.


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