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Need windstorm repairs? Waiting could be better

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Mark Lang, owner of Lang Roofing Company says waiting to get that roof fixed until the weather warms up may be in your best interest. Mark Lang, owner of Lang Roofing Company says waiting to get that roof fixed until the weather warms up may be in your best interest.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Many people are still waiting for repairs to homes and businesses after the November windstorm, but some roofers say waiting a little while longer could actually be better.       

Mark Lang, owner of Lang Roofing Company says waiting to get that roof fixed until the weather warms up may be in your best interest.  He suggests a simple blue tarp secured firmly to get you through winter until those repairs can be made correctly. 

"Normally this is vacation time," says Lang,  "but we're as busy as can be."

After the windstorm, Lang and just about every other roofer around has been inundated with work.   

"You just can't get to all the phone calls unfortunately," says Lang.  "It's frustrating for the customer and it's frustrating for the contractor because you just can't help everybody that's in need.  So we just do our best."

Sometimes their best for now is waiting to make those roof repairs until a shift in the winter weather.   

"Most roofing products are temperature sensitive," Lang tells KHQ.   "Even though there is roofing that's going on right now, new roofs are getting applied that's typically not going to be a very high quality application.  That's because the material gets brittle when it's cold." 

Lang says quality installation is important.  He showed us a house he had worked on before windstorm and because of the way the installation was done, the roof went through the record winds without a hitch.   

"We didn't have to redo the whole thing so that saved a lot of material and labor." 

If you did sustain damage and do needs repairs done, Lang says sites list Angie's List and the BBB can give you some insight when deciding which roofing companies to use

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