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What Contractors Should Know About Blue Roof Contracts

Roofing contractors selling tarps as temporary repairs must take the necessary precautions to protect themselves while serving their community. Although the installation of temporary coverings may seem minor, it is important to recognize the potential for things to go awry. 

In this article, we discuss what blue roof contracts are and why you should have them at the ready prior to disaster. Cotney Attorneys & Consultants is now offering blue roof contracts for only $250. If you are interested in obtaining a roofing contract or have any questions, please contact us today. 

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Where Do Blue Roof Contracts Originate?

Blue roof contracts originate from the priority mission managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) known as Operation Blue Roof. The purpose of Operation Blue Roof is to provide homeowners in disaster areas with temporary coverings for their damaged roofs until arrangements for permanent repairs can be made. It protects the property and allows residents to remain in their homes, thus reducing temporary housing costs.

Operation Blue Roof applies to primary residences or permanently occupied rental properties with standard shingled roofs and less than 50 percent structural damage. If eligible, the homeowner must legally agree to a Right of Entry (ROE) that allows Corps workers to access damage on the property and contracted crews to work on the roof. A fiber-reinforced, plastic sheeting is then installed using strips of wood that are secured to the roof via screws or nails to prevent water or debris from entering the home. 

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What Are Blue Roof Contracts?

Blue roof contracts are a type of roofing contract designed to allow contractors to acquire any necessary supplies and equipment necessary to make temporary roof repairs, particularly installation of the blue, plastic sheeting, in support of emergency response operations. These contracts are typically procured in an effort to allow contractors to get to work as soon as possible. 

The goal is to get as many homes protected as possible in the shortest amount of time. The blue plastic is designed to last up to thirty days so that homeowners are afforded the time to make arrangements for permanent roof repairs. This is valuable for situations like natural disasters when homeowners are presently unable to arrange permanent roof repairs. 

Why Are Blue Roof Contracts Important for Contractors?

Blue roof contracts are important for contractors to acquire because they can help homeowners in need while growing your business at the same time. Making sure you have blue roof contracts set up ahead of time ensures you will have an edge over local competitors who rush to obtain blue roof contracts following a disaster. Particularly in time-sensitive situations, such as disaster relief efforts, it is of the utmost importance to have existing blue roof contracts in place. For more information on obtaining a roofing contract or roofing insurance, contact us today. 

If you would like to discuss roofing insurance, please contact us at (866) 303-5868.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.