Operation Blue Roof and Right of Entry Information

Operation Blue Roof is a priority mission managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The purpose of Operation Blue Roof is to provide homeowners and permanently occupied rental properties in disaster areas with fiber-reinforced sheeting to cover their damaged roofs until arrangements can be made for permanent repairs. This is a free service to homeowners. Operation Blue Roof protects property, reduces temporary housing costs, and allows residents to remain in their homes while recovering from the storm.

The Right of Entry (ROE) is a legal document that allows Corps workers to access your property and assess damage to your home. The ROE also allows contracted crews to work on your roof.

No Cost: There are no costs associated with the Blue Roof program. Please contact us if someone is attempting to charge for Operation Blue Roof services.

Cancellations

To cancel online; applicants should email their request to roe-cancel@usace.army.mil.  Applicants should include in the email their Right of Entry number, Reference number, name, address, phone number and their PIN number they received upon sign up.  Applicants may receive a call back to verify information provided in the cancellation request.  

Call Center Information

Our Blue Roof Call Center is experiencing delays as a result of the large number of impacted residences eligible for the program.  We apologize for any inconvenience and frustration caused by these challenges.  If your call goes directly to voicemail, please hang up and retry calling the Blue Roof Program at (888) 766-3258.  Assisting you in enrolling in the Blue Roof program is our top priority.

Application Information

The sign up period for Blue Roof concluded on October 15th. No new applications will be accepted at this time. 

Eligibility Status

Per direction from the state, the following Parishes are eligible for a temporary roofing mission:​

Ascension Assumption East Baton Rouge
East Felciana Iberia Iberville
Jefferson Lafourche Livingston
Orleans Plaquemines Pointe Coupee
St. Bernard St. Charles St. Helena
St. James St. John the Baptist St. Martin
St. Mary St. Tammany Tangipahoa
Terrebonne Washington West Baton Rouge
West Feliciana    

 

 

 


Official Contracting Companies assigned to Program

Barlovento

Swan­

Venegas

Interested in contracting with the Corps? Use the links provided for more information

https://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/Business-With-Us/Contracting/

https://www.usace.army.mil/Business-With-Us/Contracting  

 

Operation Blue Roof is a priority mission managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This is a free service to homeowners. (La versión en español está en la siguiente diapositiva)
El Cuerpo de Ingenieros del Ejército de los EE. UU. cuenta con el programa Techo Azul que entrega un techo temporal mientras usted trabaja para obtener reparaciones permanentes para su techo. Esto es gratis para propietarios.

Blue Roof News

Corps of Engineers installs final Hurricane Ida blue roof
11/2/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed its final blue roof Monday in New Orleans, Louisiana, as part of Operation Blue Roof emergency response for Hurricane Ida...
USACE installs blue roofs on over 90 apartment buildings in the New Orleans area
10/27/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed temporary roofing, or Blue Roofs, on a low-income apartment building in New Orleans recently. In total USACE installed Blue Roofs on 90 buildings at four...
Blue Roof

Status Update

If you wish to know the status of, modify, or cancel your blue roof, or find the status of your Right of Entry (ROE), please contact the Blue Roof Call Center (888) 766-3258. 
You will need your Right of Entry (ROE) number to validate your status.

About Operation Blue Roof

Operation Blue Roof is a priority mission managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for FEMA. Operation Blue Roof aims to provide homeowners in disaster areas with fiber-reinforced sheeting to cover their damaged roofs until permanent repairs are made.

This program is a free service to homeowners. Operation Blue Roof protects property, reduces temporary housing costs, and allows residents to remain in their homes while recovering from the storm.

This program is for primary residences or a permanently occupied rental property with less than 50 percent structural damage. Vacation rental properties are not eligible for this program. After the blue roof is installed, the structure is declared habitable. Not all roof types qualify for the program. Roofs that are flat or made of metal or clay, slate, or asbestos tile do not qualify. All storm debris must be removed for the roof to qualify.

Tips for Blue Roof


  • Remove debris from your roof.
  • Secure your pets. Homeowners with pets who have submitted Right of Entry forms should ensure pets are placed inside or properly restrained away from the structure in order for workers to safely access the roof. A loose animal on the property may cause a delay in the installation of temporary roofing.
  • Beware of solicitations.  Blue Roof representatives never solicit participation, nor will they ask for Social Security or bank account numbers.
  • Look for identification. Corps employees who do assessments for Operation Blue Roof carry U.S. Government ID cards. If you don’t see it, ask for it. Contractors will have a copy of signed Right of Entry form.
  • If you get a call. Representatives from Operation Blue Roof may call to clarify information or location, but they will not ask for sensitive information.
  • Don’t pay. Operation Blue Roof is free to residents.
  • If in doubt.  Report people claiming to be government workers to local law-enforcement agencies or to the FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline at 1-866-720-5721.