Following particularly bad storms throughout the region, some nefarious individuals take this as an invitation to burglarize the homes of people who are rebuilding after hail strikes destroy the roof of your house. Hailstorms tend to occur most often during the spring when no one is really expecting their own home to be hit. While performing repairs, thieves simply walk into the construction zone and can steal bundles of shingles and roofing materials worth thousands of dollars. This can be a massive setback.
Due to the rising outbreak of such thieving actions by criminals, roofing companies have begun requiring their workers to lock up any palettes of shingles that were delivered to a job site. Shingles are not cheap, unfortunately. A single palette could be worth well over $1,000. This is a huge loss for the roofing company and the client who hired them to perform repairs following a bad storm.
The best option is to simply lock these items up where possible. After having been delivered, most palettes can be chained up to prevent a thief’s access. If a thief spots this safeguarding measure, most will simply move on to an easier target.
If you are worried about thieves coming onto your property and stealing construction supplies from the roofing company you have hired, there are some things to look out for.
- Look for irregular driving patterns – This would include a large transportation van driving by slowly as if canvassing the house.
- Individuals who walk by multiple times and eye the supplies closely.
- An individual who is on the construction site but does not work for Peak Roofing & Construction.
If you are looking for a professional company who takes steps to prevent the loss of materials on a work site, call Peak Roofing & Construction. In Dallas/Ft. Worth, you can reach us at (972) 335-7325, or in Houston at (281) 290-7325.