Local Roofing Companies See Increase in Business

By: McKinsey Harris Email
By: McKinsey Harris Email

Not only have the rain gauges gone up over the past couple of days, but so has business for some local repair companies.

Local roofers say, as rain amounts increase, so do the number of repairs.

Darrell Cline has a leaky roof.

"Tuesday when it was really, really, I think I got about three inches here and it was really starting to come in pretty good, so I just decided, 'Hey, it's time to get something done,'" says Cline.

Days and days of hard rain can make problems more noticeable.

"I mean, I don't notice too much when it's just a slow drizzle or something, but yeah, the hard rains," says Cline.

However, the fix is underway, and James Groff with Valley Roofing says they've had lots of calls from people like Cline, needing their leaky roofs fixed.

"Well heavier rain does expose issues that may not leak on a regular roof. And so maybe there's a spot that's not going to leak and you get a whole lot of water, it makes things different," says Groff.

Handling all of these jobs gets tough when rain continues on and off for days.

"Well it limits the amount of work we can get done, but it also puts a lot more stress on the roof of the house and things can kind of build up and cause more problems," explains Groff.

He says, while this is great for business, it does plug them up a little bit.

"We have some jobs scheduled in, so all the sudden we've got to push that stuff around and make this emergency stuff work," says Groff.

Some roofing companies say they're also seeing an increase in business because the economy is improving, so people are more willing to fix or replace their roof.

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