Storm damage business booming as monsoon comes in full force

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) — Storm damage businesses are thriving now that this year’s monsoon is in full force, and they are also preparing for what’s to come.

Fallen trees, power lines and missing roofs are what these companies see. And while Mother Nature has a mind of her own, they offer some tips to help lessen the blow.

Mike Daugherty of Blue Mountain Custom Roofing has been busy. Today he showed us some of the damage the weather has left in Tucson leading to a busy season.

“This is definitely the busiest we’ve ever had. Most influx of phone calls we’ve ever had. That has a number of factors, but there certainly wasn’t much to talk about last year,” says Daugherty.

The company not only repairs roofs, but also takes care of other storm damage. Mike tells KOLD that this wind has been widespread and very strong lately.

Some roofs have literally been ripped off the house. Today, the company went through an entire truckload of tarpaulins.

“We are not the ones who go to the home depot when they run out of sails and go everywhere trying to find the sails. We pre-purchased our tarpaulins in bulk, so we don’t do that.”

A tree came down on Cortato at Hartman, and the garden wall immediately came down with it.

Mother nature is going to do what mother nature wants, but there is something you can do to minimize damage.

“Having your trees pruned regularly makes a huge difference. Because when they are very dense, they catch more wind, just like the wind has incredible strength and shifts with the wind. So trees that are low maintenance and don’t let the wind through a bit can definitely blow over,” says Daugherty.

Mike says if you have major damage you can call the company directly and they will help you file a claim.

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