A year later, traces of Hurricane Irma are still present in Southwest Florida. Several home owners throughout Southwest Florida cover their damaged roofs with blue tarps.
Why haven’t these homeowners fixed there roofs a year later?
Michelle Grojean, director of marketing at Crown Roofing, said many home and business owners didn’t realize they had damage from Hurricane Irma until the rainy season came.
“We’re getting calls and inspectors are going out and telling them, ‘yes this is hurricane damage,'” Michelle said, “and they aren’t finding out until a year later.”
The damage was so extensive that local roofers haven’t been able to keep up with the phone calls, requesting service. According to Michelle, all roofers in the area have a steady list from Hurricane Irma and the rainy season.
Michelle, 33, says it’s a “never-ending hamster wheel” of homeowners that need help. She attributes this to leaks and other roofing issue.
“We call back every customer,” Michelle said. “There is a line.”