Storm season is always unpredictable as no one knows when the next hailstorm or tornado will strike. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic will only add to the uncertainty of storm season. Roofing contractors must face the challenge of managing staff and staying organized to keep up with the growing volume of work while also prioritizing the health and safety of workers, customers and communities.
There are storm chasers, and then there are storm chasers. The term is often used to refer to contractors who follow in the wake of hailstorms repairing damaged roofs, but there’s another brand of storm chaser, made famous by the movie “Twister” and the Discovery Channel show “Storm Chasers”: scientists who follow severe weather events to secure data on storms, often risking their lives in the process.