Commercial Roof Inspections in Hastings, NE, for Wind & Hail Damage Insurance Claims After Storm on June 7, 2022

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Jun 8, 2022

For the second time in less than one month, Hastings, NE, residents were rocked by fierce winds and destructive hailstones on Tuesday, June 7th. RestoreMasters has emergency roof repair teams onsite, offering any affected property owner a commercial roof inspection.

Highlighting the heavy hail property damage losses, a Hastings family took shelter and decided to videotape the massive ice stones pummeling their neighborhood and area business districts. That’s when a hailstone smashed through their front door and broke the pane of an interior door.

“It just shocked me, it shocked me,” Whitney Itzen reportedly told KSNB Channel 4 while watching the video. “I of course was worried that it was going to shatter, and glass was going to come into the house. Our kids were in bed. Our oldest was almost asleep and, of course, she jumped out of bed and wanted to know what was going on.”

Just one month earlier, Hastings took a beating from a severe weather incident that flipped a semi-truck trailer on Highway 14 and destroyed a steel building on the southwest side of town.

Property owners who suffered hail damage to roofing systems are urged to request a complimentary roof inspection to fast-track roof insurance claims. It’s crucial to have a contractor take emergency roof leak repair measures before water damage ruins equipment, inventories, or weakens beams.

A local wind and hailstorm damage map shows one long storm cell stretching across from the northeast past Stapleton across I-80 and Hastings. Other severe weather fronts hover near Columbus, David City, and the Aurora area. Light gray swaths show the path of high winds.

The yellow sections show hailstones up to 1.25 inches pelting communities. Light orange sections indicate hail up to 1.75 inches in diameter making landfall, with dark orange pointing to ice chunks up to 2.5 inches striking roofs. But the purple concentrations are where ice the size of baseballs and larger caused extensive hail damage on roofs.

Hail Map, Hastings, NE, June 7, 2022

Images of the Nebraska storm were posted to social media:

The National Weather Service tornado, high wind, and hailstorm damage map shows a heavy concentration of severe weather over Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, and storms trekking through Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Alabama, among others. The country sustained 17 tornados, 223 high wind incidents, and 222 hailstorms on Tuesday, June 7th. News and social media reports pinpointed the following devastation and roof storm damage.

  • Clay County: High winds resulted in widespread property and roof storm damage, with Glenvil feeling the brunt at 70 mph, and gusts of 65 mph in Fairfield.
  • Hastings: Ice chunks the size of tennis balls reportedly hit the Hastings Fire Station. Extreme wind gusts above 60 mph ripped off shingles and impacted siding, leaving buildings in need of emergency roof repair. Emergency management responders reported trees and power lines had been downed.
  • Hastings Airport: Punishing winds upwards of 70 mph affected airport traffic after 8 pm.
  • Inland: Hailstone strikes the size of golf balls cracked shingles and windshields.
  • Nuckolls County: The towns experienced high winds that snapped tree limbs and damaged grain bins in Nelson. In Bostwick, wind gusts were recorded as high as 68 mph.
  • Pleasanton: High winds and large hail broke windows and damaged siding.
  • Ravenna: Hail larger than baseballs pummeled automobiles, and landscapes, and inflicted hail damage to roofing systems in Buffalo County, according to Facebook posts. Other social media reports showed hail the size of grapefruits.
  • Wilcox: Hail the size of a quarter covered the Kearney County community.

“We are seeing a lot of tree damage as you can see behind me, a lot of broken windows, a lot of northern exposures to properties, roofs, vehicles,” Adams County Emergency Manager Ron Pughes reportedly said.

RestoreMasters recently provided commercial roof inspection services and emergency roof repair to Wichita, KS, after hail and torrential damaged buildings on May 31, 2022.

Severe storms, bringing hail, strong winds, or tornadoes can cause severe roof damage, by ripping off roofing systems. Some older roofs can be damaged by winds as low as 50 miles per hour. Several factors will determine the severity of roof damage: the height of the building and proximity to nearby structures, the quality of work by the original installers, the shape and angle of the roof, the age and type of roofing materials, and the impact from debris.

It's important to get a thorough roof inspection & property damage assessment following severe weather like this so that you can determine whether you have roof damage from hail or high winds. If roof leaks do occur, an experienced disaster roofing contractor can stop leaks with tarping or shrink wrapping, where affected areas (or the entire roof) are covered with a durable shrink-wrapped plastic membrane till permanent repairs can take place. That way you can prevent mold growth from water intrusion.
If your property was anywhere within the storm damage map, it would be best to get your roof inspected, even if you think your roof was not damaged. Many storm damage symptoms are not always evident immediately. And insurance companies sometimes enforce deadlines for claims, so you need to get your claim filed quickly.
Commercial property owners can depend on RestoreMasters emergency response crews to assist them with catastrophic roof damage, siding and window damage, frozen pipe damageand turnkey restoration services.
We provide services to clients of all types, with hail or wind damage to tile roofing, such as: hospitals, medical facilities, churches, schools, colleges & universities, museums, condos, hotels, warehouses, resorts, retail properties, historical properties, industrial properties, and residential properties.
Call us today, if your building or roofing system has seen damage from fallen trees or collapsed roof or any other damage from hail, tornadoes or wind storms.
Shrink Wrap RoofingRestoreMasters is a hail damage roofing and restoration contractor and provides storm damage restoration services including: commercial and industrial roofing, emergency roof repair, tarping & shrink wrap roofing, tile roof repair, water removal, burst pipe repair, water damage restoration, fire damage cleanup & fire damage restoration, debris cleanup, disaster response, tornado damage roofing & restoration, hurricane damage roofing & restoration, mold remediation, interior restoration and construction services to rebuild your property.
If you need storm damage repair, contact RestoreMasters.
Our team, comprised of large loss claims experts works directly with your insurance company to help get your business back into operation again as soon as possible. We are a turnkey restoration contractor providing help with all phases of restoration from emergency cleanup services to complete build back of your property.
RestoreMasters provides a large team of professionals working on your behalf, including: insurance claims experts, large loss attorneys, public adjusters, roofing and building engineers, interior construction experts, and other professionals with a specialty in storm and disaster damage insurance restoration.
We do repair, replacement and restoration services on the following roofing systems: TPO roofing, metal roofing, tile roofing for hail damage, slate roofing, asphalt shingle roofing from hurricane damage, EPDM roofing, roof coatings, torch down roofing, BUR roofing, SBS-modified roofing repair, PVC roofing.

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