Commercial Roof Inspections in Kansas City, Missouri for Wind Damage Insurance Claims After Tornado on June 7, 2022

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Jun 8, 2022

Four tornados touched down in Kansas City on Tuesday, June 7th, cutting down trees, and power lines and badly damaging residential and commercial buildings. Early news reports indicate winds topped 100 mph, and RestoreMasters has commercial roof inspection experts in Kansas City to fast-track wind damage insurance claims and implement emergency roof repair measures.

Early reports pointed to an EF1 tornado that plowed through Johnson County, Kansas, into Jackson County, Missouri, overnight. NBC affiliate KSHB 41 indicated that a second and more ferocious twister wreaked havoc as it drove winds of 115 mph and cut more than a 9-mile path, 200 yards wide through Johnson County and into Jackson County, causing widespread roof wind damage, downing trees, and leaving thousands without power.

“Evergy reports almost 30,000 customers without power. Independence Power and Light reports more than 1,850 customers without power. The Board of Public Utilities in Wyandotte County has 51 customers without power,” according to KSHB 41.

Reports indicate Buckner sustained heavy property damage, and all impacted property owners are urged to request a complimentary commercial roof inspection and promptly file a wind damage insurance claim so that a roof repair contractor can secure your building.

A local map of the tornado in Kansas City shows a massive light gray storm front blanketing the region. The extreme winds are shown stretching as far west in Kansas as Reno and Tonganoxie in Leavenworth County. The tornado damage map also extends as far east as Buckner, Orrick, and well beyond Lee’s Summit to the south.

Hail Map, Kansas City, MO, June 7, 2022

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The National Weather Service hail, high wind, and tornado damage map shows a densely concentrated storm cluster across Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri, with fronts dipping into North Texas and isolated severe weather trailing through Alabama and Tennessee.

National reporting accounted for 221 high wind incidents, 220 hailstorms, and 17 tornados, inflicting substantial property damage that required immediate commercial roof inspection services and repairs. Wide-reaching reports illustrate the following areas suffered property and roof wind damage in the Greater Kansas City area.

  • Buckner: Johnson County, MO, was reportedly hit by the more devastating tornado of the four in the storm cell. The EF2 sent debris flying at 115 mph as it cut a trench 9 miles long and two football fields wide.
  • Leewood:  Drone footage shows a tree that fell on a house near 95th Street and Belinder Road.
  • Lenexa: An EF1 tornado cut a 14-mile path more than a football field wide across Johnson County, KS. Branches covered the Santa Fe Trail and a large tree was downed on Kessler.  
  • Mound City:  Trees were toppled in areas of Holt County, MO.
  • Rockport: High winds ripped down tree limbs on Highway 111 in Atchison County, MO.
  • Valley Falls: A tree two feet in diameter was snapped in half by tornado winds in Jefferson County, MO.
  • Wagstaff: Miami County, KS, saw winds peak at 80 mph as a twister ripped a 75-yard swath.
  • Winchester: Limbs were routinely severed from trees, some as large as eight inches around.

After a tornado impacts a community, it’s crucial to have a comprehensive, no-cost commercial roof inspection completed. When a twister ravages an area, the vacuum-like force can cause roof wind damage to structures that did not sustain a direct hit. RestoreMasters recently dispatched emergency roof repair crews to Southern Indiana to support property owners making wind and hail damage insurance claims after storms hit on May 19, 2022.

Strong winds can rip open some roofing systems and cause severe roof wind damage. Older roofs are susceptible to severe wind damage, by winds as low as 50 mph. The intensity of roof damage is determined by various factors: the velocity and impact of flying debris, the quality of the original installation, the building height and location in relation to other buildings, the angle and shape of the roof, and the material used on the roof.

Getting a roof inspection & property damage assessment after severe weather like this is important for determining whether you need to address roof damage from hail or high winds. Circumstances do not always allow for immediate repair of roof leaks. In the meantime, an experienced disaster roofing contractor can cover the roof or affected area with a tarp or with a durable plastic shrink wrap material, until such a time when more permanent repairs can be made. We need to stop more moisture damage, so we can prevent mold growth.
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. Symptoms of storm damage problems do not always show up 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.
The types of clients that consistently rely on RestoreMasters to assist them with hail or wind damage to tile roofing includes: all commercial buildings, hospitals, schools, churches, condos, apartments, hotels, resorts, restaurants, dealerships, retail properties, historical homes & buildings, warehouses and industrial properties.
If your building recently sustained damage due to wind, hail, falling trees, collapsed roof, or other storm-related issues, give us a call today.
March 25, 2021 Tornado DamageWe are RestoreMasters, a restoration contractor specializing in wind & hail damage roofing, providing storm damage restoration services including: disaster response, commercial and industrial roofing, tile roof repair, emergency roof repair with tarp or shrink wrap, debris cleanup, water removal, pipe burst cleanup, water damage restoration, tornado damage roofing & restoration. In addition to that, we respond to disaster situations with: hurricane damage roofing & restoration, mold remediation, interior restoration and construction, windows & doors, and other services to rebuild your property. We also provide fire damage restoration.
Contact RestoreMasters if you need help fixing storm damage.
As one of the nation's leading large loss claims experts, our team of independent adjusters works directly with your insurance company to help expedite the process and get your facility back to full operation in no time. As a turnkey restoration contractor, we step in at the beginning with emergency response services and will stay with you throughout the entire process till your property is built back.
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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