Roofing companies see boost in business after heavy rains
Roofing companies are staying busy after heavy rainfall in the Valley. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Some roofing companies are seeing a boost in business after heavy rains swept through the Las Vegas area this week.
"We've actually had some golf ball size hail out in Sun City and Summerlin which is causing some damage to the tiles, to sky lights, and causing leaks also," John Tighe with Professional Roofing Services said.
Many roofing companies had every worker on the clock on Wednesday.
"We're very busy this time especially with the amount of rain we had in the short period of time," Tighe said. "A lot of roofs are leaking that probably wouldn't leak in a lighter rain."
Roofing companies say now is a good time to check your roof for leaks or damage. If left uncared for, they say even minor leaks could cause structural damage to drywall and plywood.
Despite the heavy rain, some roofs may only see problems now after getting hit from the other extreme found here in Southern Nevada.
"I would say the sun is a lot hotter here and the weather is more extreme when it come to that," Tighe said. "Exposed roof systems, flat roofs tend to wear out a lot faster that it would in a different climate."