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Roof repairs delayed before more possible storms

Posted at 11:29 PM, May 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-07 15:09:05-04
Valley families are scrambling to weather-proof their homes before more possible thunderstorms this weekend.
Roofing companies are getting so many calls, they're having trouble getting to all the requests.
"A lot of people have been asking us and begging us to please come out no matter what it takes," said David Schweigart, the owner of D & L Roofing.
Schweigart says D & L is getting more than 200 calls a day, and they're only able to respond to half of them.
Pat Boyle hasn't had enough time to fix her roof since the last batch of thunderstorms a few weeks ago.
There was a leak that pooled water in her bathroom windowsill and onto her carpeting.
She now has a tarp on her roof, a temporary solution until roofers can come back and make a permanent repair.
Schweigart says a tarp can maintain a roof for about a week or two.
He says the best way for homeowners to avoid getting caught up in the backlog of calls is to have an annual preventive maintenance before monsoon season.