Yes, you can call a roofer during Portland’s Stay-At-Home Order, but some services may not be available.
Oregon’s Stay-At-Home Order: What It Means for Portland Residents
Many Portlanders are still stuck at home in observance of Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” order issued on March 23rd, 2020. Of the 33 counties that applied to reopen on May 15, 2020, the Oregon State Government announced that it had approved 28 of those counties to reopen. However, three Portland-area counties have not yet applied to reopen. What does that mean for Portlanders when the rest of the state’s economy is in Phase 1 of Governor Kate Brown’s plan to reopen Oregon’s economy.
What is Open in Portland?
Since the Portland-metro area has not yet entered into Phase 1 of the governor’s reopening plan, many services and businesses are still restricted. Certain businesses remain open, including essential businesses and services such as (but not limited to):
- Healthcare providers
- Essential government functions
- Stores that sell food or medicine
- Stores deemed necessary for transportation, including gas stations and auto shops
- Restaurants for takeout and delivery
- Crticial trades, such as plumbers and contractors (such as roofers) for work necessary to make a safe residence
However, on May 15th, the Governor’s office also allowed other retail stores in the Portland-area to reopen, as long as they follow strict social distancing guidelines and other measures designed to curb the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
Are Roofers Considered “Essential” During Oregon’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” Order?
Yes, if you need emergency roof repair, you can call a roofing contractor in Portland during the “Stay Home, Save Live” Executive Order. However, many other roof-related projects such as remodels may be harder to get started during this time due to the required social distancing measures.
Need a Roof Replacement During Coronavirus?
If you need roof repair or roof replacement in Portland during the current crisis, it’s still possible to hire a roofing contractor. Here are some tips on how to make the experience as safe as possible for you and your family.
Use Photos and Videos to Communicate
If you find that May showers aren’t staying outside and you have a leak in your home, you can send photos and videos of the issue to your roofing contractor instead of having them come into your house and observe the damage in person. There are also plenty of other ways to communicate with roofing contractors besides in-person visits to an office. Homeowners can contact roofers through phone, email, or text.
For example, here at Pioneer Roofers in Portland, we can schedule initial consultations in a way that makes you most comfortable in this uncertain time, whether that’s by email, phone conference, or video conference. Additionally, we can use digital tools to help you decide on colors and materials.
Get No-Contact Roofing Estimates
Additionally, your roofing contractor can start the process of creating an estimate using your photos and videos. Once it gets to the point that the roofer needs to see your roof in person, they can schedule an appointment to inspect your roof without any contact with anyone who resides in your home.
If you need a comprehensive estimate from the professionals here at Pioneer Roofing, we are able to provide no-contact options for estimate preparation. While you and your family are safe inside your home, our roofing contractors can go onto your roof and inspect the roof while following all recommended social distancing guidelines.
All Onsite Work Conducted While You’re Inside Your Home
In most cases, we here at Pioneer Roofers can complete your roof repair without entering your home. We can use photos and videos to keep you updated throughout the roof repair process. This way, you don’t have to have any face-to-face contact with the roofing contractors while they are working. We can even send you annotated photos to show you exactly what we’re doing while we’re repairing your roof.
Even if your home needs a complete roof replacement, you and your family can still be in the home while our contractors perform the replacement. While roof work can be noisy, headphones and earplugs can go a long way toward making the project bearable. Depending on the complexity of your roof’s design, most roof replacements should only take a few days during daylight hours. So, hopefully, the noise isn’t too intrusive for that amount of time.
If other interior repairs need completion after your roof repair, such as ceiling repairs due to water damage, that work can be completed at a later time.
How Can Pioneer Roofers Help You?
Here at Pioneer Roofers, we understand the stress that comes with significant roof repair or roof replacement. In these troubling times, that sort of financial burden can be even more stressful. We have financing plans available for qualified customers with rates as low as 0%. Contact us today so that we can figure out the best way to help you and plan a repair process that makes you comfortable.
Pioneer Roofers has over twenty years of experience in the Portland area providing the most comprehensive roofing services in the area. We use high-quality materials and hire the most experienced and skilled contractors to perform top-notch work on your property. Call today to get started!