Roofing Companies Busier Than Ever Because of El Niño

El Niño Is Knocking, Are You Prepared?
October 14, 2015

In Spanish, “El Niño” doesn’t sound particularly menacing. But “the little one” has already been giving coastal Californians enough to fear. To roofing business leaders in the state, the presence of El Niño means the upcoming months will be very busy indeed.

Weather experts are already tying the storms we’ve seen in the past few weeks to the phenomenon known as El Niño. To them, Californians shouldn’t take the threat of powerful winter storms lightly.

If these experts are right and this year’s El Niño becomes one of the strongest on record, service providers who make a living securing people’s homes and businesses might have to brace for one of the busiest working seasons also on record.

To the owner of a local roofing company in Palo Alto, people are, indeed, heeding weather experts’ recommendations.

To a Bell Gardens roofing company owner, this is one of the busiest times he has ever experienced since he started his business. “We are all working overtime,” he told the LA Times “and have been for months.”

“We can only take on so much. I can’t just go out and hire 20 new roofers,” he said. To the California business owner, the El Niño phenomenon, which alters wind cycles and weather patterns due to the warming of sea-surface temperatures, is nothing to play with. The wild winds many of us have experienced in the past couple of weeks could be the beginning of a much harsher winter. Ignoring the risks the weather change could pose to your home could prove costly in the long run.

According to the National Weather Service, the area between Los Angeles and San Diego, for instance, has a 60 to 69 percent chance of experiencing higher levels of precipitation than average this winter. Local residents who have been through thick and thin in the Golden State for the past decades are taking these warnings seriously.

As residents rush to roofing companies to have their homes secured for the winter, many of them are having to turn down job requests simply because their staffs are over-booked. To residents, this should serve as a warning to never leave it to the last minute to have your home repaired. But to roofing companies, this means something else entirely: their service could help residents to stay safe through one of the roughest winters California has ever seen. And that’s something to celebrate.

Remember Permanent Roof still has openings available for roof inspections and repairs. Call us today at 310-838-7663 to schedule an appointment before the weather gets worse.