For many businesses, there’s clearly a time of year when they’re the busiest. For those working in the retail industry, the holidays are much, much busier than the rest of the year. People are busy buying gifts for their families and friends (and for themselves), so stores see huge spikes in sales. For the auto industry, the summer is the busiest time of the year. People are much more likely to purchase a car in the summer than in other times of the year, for whatever reason. For those in the restaurant industry, the summer is also a much busier time of the year. People still eat out in the spring, fall, and winter, but they’re much more likely to do so in the summer. The warmer weather brings them outside and more people are on vacation, so it makes sense.
For roofing professionals, the spring and early summer are by far the busiest times of the year, with the fall coming in second. Why is the spring and early summer so busy for roofing professionals? It has to do with the weather that time of year in the US. For most of the country, May and June are the most active months in terms of severe weather events. The warm and cold air mixing is what it takes for severe weather to form, so it makes sense that more of those storms form during that time of year. Tornadoes, hail, lightning, and powerful winds are all more common during those months, and those types of weather events wreak havoc on roofs. Hail and strong winds can damage roofs pretty significantly, so once a bad storm rolls through an area, you’ll see roofing contractors knocking on doors up and down the street. They’re seeing if homeowners will allow them to inspect their roofs so that they can provide an estimate of how much damage was done and what it would cost to have the damage repaired. If the homeowner agrees to the work, the roofing contractors will contact the insurance company and get the process started.
Now, why would the fall be the second busiest time of the year for roofing professionals? There are two reasons. First, many people wait until the fall to actually have their repairs or replacement performed. They rightly assume that more severe weather might roll through their area during the summer, so they put off the work until the fall to ensure that they don’t have to get their roof replaced or repaired two times in the same year. The second reason has to do with hurricanes. They’re more likely to form during the latter months of summer and the early months of fall, and there’s nothing that causes more damage to a roof than the most powerful type of storm on Earth.
Regardless of the time of year, if you’ve got a roof that you believe should be inspected for damage, hire a company like Roof Worx to do the job. You want a company with experience, expertise, and a desire to satisfy their customers, and that’s exactly what you get with them.