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How Roofing Contractors Navigate Storm Season
Posted on May 10, 2022 by Phillip Camerer
As spring winds down, the summer months launch into a full assault from Mother Nature on homeowners and business owners. From floods to hail to high wind advisors, the National Weather Service (NWS) issues a litany of weather alerts, advisors, and warnings.
For roofing contractors, navigating the storm season is all about a creative balance of time, efficiency, preparedness, and pure luck in some cases. However, to be ill-prepared with roofing contractor material is almost folly.
Goals for Navigating Storm Interruptions
For most roofing contractors, the reason they are fixing a roof is storm damage. For folks living in the four-state region, the significant weather-related events that lead to roof damage can include 50-year floods, tornados, hail, and lightning strikes.
Although a significant hurricane out of the Gulf of Mexico can produce a lot of tropical storm-related damage for homeowners and businesses once it makes landfall, despite the impacts of hurricane season, there isn’t much else roofing contractors need to listen for from the NWS or the National Hurricane Center.
Prudent planning is what roofing contractors are after when following local weather forecasts. Contractors often schedule tentative work weeks in advance rather than days since weather forecasting is only 80% accurate for a seven-day prediction.
Tentative Work Weeks
If work can begin early, roofing contractor crews can use a tentative schedule to get a headstart on roof repairs, like roofing underlayment, roof installations, and roofing inspections. When using a tentative work schedule, roofing crews can also push the start date to a more favorable weather day to achieve more progress without delay.
However, roofing contractors need to monitor local weather radar and weather alerts continuously. It is not enough to keep an eye on the sky while focusing on roof repairs.
If the weather does turn while work is underway, contractors need important on-hand material that protects a homeowner or business owner’s property from further damage. Since roofers also use expensive equipment, roof tarps are an effective way to keep roofing material dry.
When it comes to insurance companies, they want to know the roofer hired to complete the repairs on an insurance claim is a crew of experts that understand the importance of preparedness, so their insured client’s property is protected.
Hire A Knowledgeable Roofing Contractor
Whether a roofing contractor is replacing or repairing an asphalt shingle roof, a slate roof, or completing a roof coating, homeowners and business owners need a knowledgeable well-prepared roofing contractor. The idea is to finish the job right the first time.
If you’re looking for an experienced and skilled roofing contractor, contact the team at Phillip Camerer. They can minimize the risk of further damage if your roof is in urgent need of repair or replacement and coordinate with your insurance company on any insurance claims.