Commercial Roof Inspections in Kearney, Hastings, York, Seward, NE for Wind, Hail & Tornado Damage Insurance Claims After Storm on June 14, 2022

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Jun 15, 2022

Commercial property owners suffered heavy losses after Kearney, Hastings, York, and Seward, NE, were ravaged by high winds, hailstone strikes, and a tornado on Tuesday, June 14th. Early reporting indicates widespread businesses have been crippled and require emergency roof repair. RestoreMasters already has commercial roof inspection services professionals in the field to expedite a commercial roof inspection request.

In Seward, massive hailstone strikes nearly destroyed businesses. ABC affiliate KLKN reported that Rumery Lawn & Landscape suffered upwards of $50,000 in property damage. “Jerry (Rumery) said doors will be closed for the rest of the week as his team assesses the damage, but he’s hopeful to open back up in some capacity next week.” Commercial property owners can request a complimentary roof inspection to estimate repair costs and expedite insurance claims.

A local high wind, tornado, and hailstorm damage map shows multiple overlapping storm cells stretching from east of Kearney along I-80 to Lincoln. The yellow areas point to hail up to 1.25 inches peppering communities. The light orange indicates ice up to 1.75 inches made landfall. The dark orange swaths indicate hailstones up to 2.5 inches in diameter caused significant roof damage. The light and dark gray sections are where neighborhoods and business districts experienced high wind and tornado roof damage.

Hail Map, Kearney-Seward, Nebraska, June 14, 2022

Storm images and videos have been posted to social media, by residents and news centers.

The National Weather Service high wind, hail, and tornado damage map confirms a concentrated storm system over southeast Nebraska, as well as Northern Florida, and Georgia, with isolated fronts across the country. The Tuesday, June 14th, tally includes four tornados, 237 high wind events, and 84 hailstorms. Wide-reaching reports highlight the crushing property damage losses in Kearney, Hastings, York, and Seward, NE.

  • Fairfield: Wind gusts reached 64 mph in this area of Clay County.
  • Garland: The Seward County village suffered extensive hail roof damage as ice the size of large apples made impact.
  • Grafton: Ice stones as large as golf balls blanketed the York County community.
  • Hastings: Hailstones the size of hen eggs pounded automobiles and rooftops. The hail roof damage was exacerbated by fierce 70 mph winds. A trampoline went airborne in one neighborhood and was entangled in power lines. The Hastings Street Department was in full cleanup mode by Wednesday morning, using chain saws to chop large hardwood trees blocking streets.
  • Henderson: Ping pong ball-sized ice cracked and dented commercial roofs.
  • Kearney: Buffalo County business districts took multiple hailstorm dousings with ice the size of hen eggs cracking shingles and denting metal roofs. Wind gusts reached upwards of 80 mph in Kearney County.
  • Lushton: A tornado measuring 400 feet wide cut a path 7.6 miles long across York County, injuring at least two residents as winds reached 90 mph.
  • McCool Junction: Posts on social media platforms show damaged and toppled utility poles.  
  • Seward: Hail the size of tennis balls prompted residents to shelter in place and wait out the storm.
  • Sutton: Outbuildings were overturned, and trees blocked roads.
  • Trumbull: Areas of Clay County sustained ice hits ranging from golf ball-size to hailstones the size of baseballs.  
  • Waco: A large concrete grain bin was downed by extreme winds.
  • York: Hail the size of baseballs pounded the community leaving severe roof storm damage behind. The York College Campus was hit hard, and widespread damage was reported.

RestoreMasters sent emergency roof repair and commercial building inspection experts to Beatrice, NE, after a storm on June 11, 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.

Roof damage can be severe or mild, depending on various factors which include: materials used on the roof, impact of debris, building height and proximity to other buildings, age, angle and shape of the roof and type of roofing.

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.

In situations where you've got a leaking roof, experienced disaster roofing contractors can stop the leaks temporarily, by laying tarp or by using a durable shrink-wrap plastic membrane in the affected areas, or even over the entire roof. This will keep your building protected until permanent repairs can take place. This will help prevent mold infestation from water leaks.

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 deadlines from insurance companies could hinder you from filing a claim later.

Commercial property owners can rest assured that emergency response crews are available to assist with window, siding and roof damage, frozen pipe damage as well as 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.

Contact RestoreMasters if you need assistance with storm damage repair.

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.

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 provide the following roofing services: TPO roofing repair, metal roofing replacement, tile roofing hail & wind damge repair, slate roofing replacement, asphalt shingle roofing repair from tornado damage, EPDM roofing restoration, roof coatings, torch down roofing, BUR roofing replacement, SBS-modified roofing repair, PVC roofing restoration.

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