COVID-19 and the ensuing social distancing restrictions have changed the way many industries operate or brought them to a close altogether. Fortunately, roofing is considered an essential business because it falls under the construction category.
Roof repair is critical for keeping commercial and residential properties safe and weathertight, even more so during COVID-19 (when we’re all spending so much time at home). Still, safety is vital, and protocols need to be kept. The following are a few ways that roofing companies can ensure everyone’s safety during roof repair or replacement jobs during the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus Outbreak Safety Measures
While roofing companies will likely have their own process, in general, they should be adhering to safety measures outlined by organizations like the World health organization. This includes adhering to social distancing, keeping all communications via phone or email. This means implementing paperless transactions to ensure low to zero contact during inspections, meetings with adjusters, consultations, and the roofing job itself. Because the work is primarily done outside, you do not need to worry about running into the roofing crew throughout the project.
Don’t Put Off Having Your Roof Repaired
While it is important to focus on your health during the COVID-19 outbreak, your home needs to be in good condition, as well, to keep you healthy while you are inside your home. For example, constant exposure to moisture makes a home vulnerable to mold growth and affects air quality. Besides potentially damaging your home, mold can impact your health. This is especially the case if you have respiratory conditions or allergies.
In conclusion, now more than ever before, we need to do what it takes to stay healthy and to protect ourselves, our families, and pets from potential risks. Your roof plays an essential role in keeping your home and family safe from the elements. If you need a new roof or roof repair. . . don’t put it off. Hire a professional roofing company that follows the appropriate safety measures during the COVID-19 outbreak.