Roofers trying to catch up on projects from Fall 2017

Published: Jan. 17, 2018 at 5:53 PM EST
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(1/17/2018) - Six crews from Lockhart Roofing were working hard across multiple mid-Michigan counties Wednesday.

They layered up to handle the frigid temperatures, but said the sunshine made all the difference.

"When you're moving, staying active it's not as bad," explained Manager Dan Sowden.

And they're moving, the crew in Flushing is working to completely replace the roof on a home.

"Typically it would take, like in Spring or Summer, we'd be done probably mid-afternoon, but it'll be stretched out probably two days," Sowden said.

The Flushing homeowner actually called in September. Sowden said they're usually caught up with the year's projects by Christmas, but they had a long list in 2017 thanks to the windstorm in March and then the usual business.

Plus, he said now the weather is playing a role. It shut them down for about 4 weeks.

"Right now, I believe we're in the beginning of March for jobs; and then, we have list of people that want to just wait until warmer weather," Sowden explained. "So, we have a list of people beginning of April, middle of April, that people that go to Florida for the winter and avoid all this."

But Sowden said, if it's an emergency, don't hesitate to call, "Emergency situations we definitely can respond right away, we can have somebody out if somebody's having an issue, within the same day to you know assess the damage."