The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the worst pandemics the world has ever seen. Health systems of the world have received a rude jolt due to the pandemic that has affected nearly 4.3 million + people worldwide and has claimed many thousands of lives. The pandemic has also paralyzed the world economy and many businesses are shutting down amidst of serious economic crisis.
Soon after WHO declared COVID-19 as a pandemic in March everyone was forced to observe social distancing as the only way out of this horrifying pandemic. As a measure to tackle the pandemic and impose social distancing many state administrations have laid down regulations ordering businesses deemed as ‘non-essential’ to shut down temporarily. Only services & companies that were considered as ‘essential’ were allowed to operate.
Are roofing services among the ‘essential’ services?
Now whether ‘roofing companies’ are under the ‘essential’ category or not is still unclear. However, many states are allowing roofers to carry on with their operations. Home or commercial property owners who have met with a roofing emergency can however approach roofers as leaving a roofing emergency unattended could lead to huge loss of life & property eventually. Roofers are open to accepting business when such an emergency need arises.
Still, it’s very necessary to follow the measures that many roofing contractors are following to make sure that you, your family members & the entire roofing crew stay safe while continuing to offer the necessary roofing services to the various customers during the deadly COVID-19 outbreak.
Can roof repairs be put on hold due to COVID-19 pandemic?
So, when it comes to answering the question ‘Should I get a roofing project executed amidst the COVID-19 pandemic?’ the answer is ‘yes’. As the world is trying to adapt to this relatively new, uncharted territory, repairing or maintaining your roof may be the last thing in your to-do list. While we all need to minimize physical contact and crowding as far as possible, it is also pretty vital to make sure that your home remains in top form.
Delaying with roof repairs can end you up in major damages later. Basic roof leakage issues or issues like failed flashing often take the shape of major problems such as insulation replacement, large-scale mold remediation, and critical structural damages too as property owners tend to avoid addressing minor roof issues promptly. Waiting for COVID-19 to end before a roof can be repaired will be sheer foolishness as after COVID-19 you, as a property owner, may not have the financial ability to handle major and costly roof repairs.
Safety measures you need to pay heed to
However, before opting for the execution of a roofing project amid COVID-19, make sure that the roofing contractor you hire strictly adheres to the specified CDC protocols and comes to work for you with thoroughly disinfected tools and PPE gears. Also, when you book a service or engage in any sort of communication with the roofing contractor, opt for the paperless and virtual modes of communication such as email, phone, chats, etc. Also, while signing the contract and while making payment for the services offered, you could use e-signatures and online fund transfer respectively. This would bring down the rate of physical contact during the execution of the roofing project.
Allegiant Roofing- Keeping the customers safe during the pandemic
At Allegiant Roofing we are taking utmost care and following all safety protocols. We have moved to a virtual platform where you can get estimates and schedule appointments without any face-to-face meetings.