We get it, nobody likes it when their jobs are delayed. Unfortunately, unless you have Jack Frost or Mother Nature on speed-dial, we can't really do much about it.
Here's a few reasons why your job could get delayed during Colorado's colder months.
There's SNOW place like home when it's too icy to be on a roof.
As much as we love our jobs, being on a roof, in the snow, walking on ice, while carrying heavy tools, isn't exactly OSHA approved. When it comes to the priorities of the management team, the safety of the men "on the front-line" is our absolute, first priority.
Similar to a teenager being told they can't go to a social event, even if we wanted to fix your leak, Mom and Dad said no. We'll have to reschedule for another time when they won't be auditioning for The Nutcracker on Ice on your roof.
2. Like hairspray in humidity, some of our products just don't work in the cold.
Asphalt shingles, underlayment, and some coatings are much more difficult to work with when the temperatures dip below the 40s. We know we have big, warm hearts, but our sheer radiance is not enough to keep our materials from getting brittle and losing their value in the cold. Some jobs that require these materials may be delayed so that we can ensure that the products are at the ideal temperatures to work correctly, but a temporary fix will be provided.
3. Their mothers won't let us send them out when it's below freezing.
Okay, maybe that was a little dramatic, but we do need to make sure that we keep everyone's hands, feet, and noses safe from the bitter cold. Some of our guys may look like abominable snowmen, but they're just as susceptible to frostbite as the rest of us. We do what we can to keep them warm and on the road, but sometimes we have to keep them inside to keep them safe, and that's okay.
Angry tenants and deadlines are never fun to work with, so we thank you for your continued patience during the winter months. We will keep the schedule on-track as much as we can, and continue to update you if anything changes. In the mean time, drink your cocoa and enjoy the snow as much as you can.
Stay safe and drive slow,
The Roof and Gutter Guys Family