Located in the heart of tornado alley, Mesler Roofing, Siding and Windows in Lawrence, KS, is no stranger to natural disaster situations. According to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Kansas is hit by upwards of 100 tornados per year.

Over the 40 years of service that Mesler Roofing, Siding and Windows have given to our community, one thing that has remained consistent: The importance of doing business locally following an emergency weather situation. It doesn’t matter if you are a homeowner or a business owner; the advantages of doing business locally in these situations will spread to everyone in the community. Read on to learn more.

If you are in or around the Lawrence area and looking for a roofing and exteriors company to help you with your next project, contact Mesler Roofing, Siding and Windows today to see how we can help.

“Storm Chasers”

Following a tornado the process of rebuilding and repairing can prove to be difficult for everyone involved. Unfortunately, it is for that very reason that storm chaser roofing companies will come to town and go door to door asking for your business. While this may sound convenient, they often provide unfinished work and before you have time to realize it they have moved on to their next destination. Even when they offer people warranties, once they leave town they go unresponsive, leaving you to foot the bill.

Keeping your business local in these situations not only helps support your local roofing contractor, but also means you are saving thousands of dollars and a lot of headache down the road.


Boosts The Local Economy In A Time Of Need

Depending on the severity of the event, it could take your community months to rebuild. Local and small businesses will likely be hurting during this time. Giving them your business allows them the opportunity to create some breathing room when balancing their books. If not properly prepared for it, the effects of a natural disaster on the local economy could quickly sink smaller and newer businesses. Making sure to do as much business as possible within the community gives the local economy a nice boost and allows it time to recover.

Job Creation

Doing business locally equates to more jobs for your community. The more jobs available in your community means more and more money will circulate within its economy.

Builds Positive Business To Business Relationships

Building strong, positive business-to-business relationships is crucial to succeeding as a small business owner. The days and weeks following a disaster are a great time to reach out to other business owners to lend a helping hand. There are many ways to do this, but overall it is most important to let the other business in your community know that you are they to help if they need it. The people you help and support during this time will not forget what you have done for them, making them more likely to assist you in the future whenever you happen to need it.

Keeping Your Community Going: Do Business Locally

Keeping your business local following an emergency or disaster situation is one of the best ways to help keep your community afloat during its most difficult times. Remember, it’s drastically important that you avoid storm chasers, as they will likely leave you more troubles than you started with. It also helps to strengthen the local economy, builds a strong sense of community, and lets your neighbors know that you support them in their time of need.

Are you dealing with weather damage to your home or business in the Lawrence, KS area? Contact Mesler Roofing, Siding and Windows!

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