Roofing Job Industry After Hurricane Michael
Roofing work in Bay County, Fla., since Hurricane Michael last October is valued at $134 million, according to the Panama City News Herald. Roofing-related construction work has a higher value than all other storm-recovery jobs combined.
County records show that to date, all permitted building work since the hurricane is valued at about $160 million, meaning roofing work alone makes up 83% of that total. Also, Bay County has issued 8,857 building permits since the hurricane, 76% of which was just for roofing. Some roofers said there’s still plenty of demand for their services, helping highlight the full scope of repair work still facing the area. According to records, the county has issued 6,752 building permits for roof work since the storm.