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Roofing companies busy in storm aftermath


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Reported by: Price McKeon
Updated: 7/25/2013 5:26 pm Published: 7/25/2013 5:23 pm


A local roofing-company owner said the last two days have been his busiest ever.

Tuesday night's storms caused damage to homes across the Tulsa metro area.

The storm left a hole in Erik Scott's roof. He said his daughter's ceiling has a hole in it.

"Here's somebody already repairing a roof over here from a shingles standpoint," said Scott.

Scott said he went to sleep Tuesday night and woke up to find his kids' trampoline missing and a huge hole in his roof.

"It's a 25-by-35 [foot] hole … it's out of there; you can see the attic, you can see the rooms," he said.

Now, he's left cleaning up insulation scattered like snow in his yard. He said he found a roofing company to put a temporary tarp up pretty easily yesterday.

"They were all over the neighborhood kind of just running around helping people tarp," he said.

But finding a company to permanently fix his roof and repair the hole in his 10-year-old's room has not been as easy.

A-Best Roofing Co. owner Jim Lane told FOX23 it's been crazy.

"We still have well over a hundred, probably more than that, jobs that we haven't even been able to go to yet, just because of the range and the number of calls," said Lane.

Lane said the calls are from everywhere.

He's even out of the office climbing ladders and on roofs looking at damage.

"I'm not in roof-climbing shape but I'm getting in roof-climbing shape. I'm helping out," he said.

He said in one day, his company looked at damage for more than 70 homes and businesses.

"We probably can't take care of everybody but we're trying, we're trying the best we can," he said.

Scott said he hopes his tarp holds until his roof can be fixed.

"Tonight we have more rain coming, so who knows? It could delay it even more," he said.

Scott said his home also had water damage and structural damage.


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Grammy - 7/25/2013 10:14 PM
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Somehow posted to wrong story....oops

Grammy - 7/25/2013 10:13 PM
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Geeeze....what a load of political correctness bu*****it!

Mayor Maynot - 7/25/2013 5:56 PM
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Drywall painting and carpet to follow closely behind. Pay the deductible and go on it.
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