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On Katrina Anniversary, NRCA Stresses Importance of Hiring Professional Roofing Contractors to Repair Hurricane Damaged Roofs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Charlotte Norgaard
Date: Sept. 3, 2014 (847) 493-7548
  cnorgaard@nrca.net

On Katrina Anniversary, NRCA Stresses Importance of Hiring Professional Roofing Contractors to Repair Hurricane Damaged Roofs


Rosemont, Ill. — On the 9th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's destruction of the U.S. Gulf Coast, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) is urging homeowners and business owners to use healthy skepticism when hiring a roofing contractor to repair their hurricane damaged roofs and insist on working with a professional roofing contractor.

"NRCA always recommends a common-sense approach to finding a roofing professional," says William Good, NRCA Executive Vice President. "Make sure the contractor is licensed, if that is required, has a permanent place of business and proper insurance."

Hurricane Katrina swept through portions of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi Aug. 29, 2005. Its hurricane-force winds and storm surge affected everything in its path, including roof systems.

NRCA warns that following a hurricane, it is common for unprofessional contractors to take advantage of unsuspecting and distressed homeowners and do less than proper repairs on roof systems.

In addition, NRCA strongly advises against homeowners climbing up on their roofs to perform inspections or to remove debris and urges homeowners to contact a professional roofing contractor to perform these tasks.

A list of criteria to consider when hiring a professional roofing contractor, as well as NRCA member contractors by geographic area can be found at NRCA's consumer website www.everybodyneedsaroof.com.

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NRCA is one of the construction industry's most respected trade associations and the voice of roofing professionals and leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology and advocacy. It represents all segments of the roofing industry, including contractors; manufacturers; distributors; architects; consultants; engineers; building owners; and city, state and government agencies. NRCA's mission is to inform and assist the roofing industry, act as its principal advocate and help members in serving their customers. NRCA continually strives to enhance every aspect of the roofing industry. For information about NRCA and its services and offerings, visit www.nrca.net.




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