Commercial Roof Inspections in Lincoln, NE for Hail Damage Insurance Claims After Storm on June 16, 2022

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Jun 17, 2022

After another devastating hailstone strike pounded Lincoln, NE, on Thursday, June 16th, property owners are trying to navigate the worst month of roof hail damage since 2014. The recent storm cracked shingles, dented metal roof panels, and tore into flat roofing systems. RestoreMasters has commercial roof inspection services and repair teams onsite.

“Farm fields have been leveled, homes have been battered, and windows blown out as a series of windstorms and hailstorms moved through. This year’s continuous outbreaks of hail are the result of storms riding into Nebraska along the edge of the heat dome that has been suffocating vast swaths of the country this spring and summer,” according to the Omaha World-Herald. “American Family Insurance, a major insurer in Nebraska, has received 6,200 claims for wind and hail damage this year, with about 4,000 coming in June.”

Commercial building owners are advised to request a complimentary roof inspection following a storm to fast-track insurance claims and secure rooftops. Hail the size of a quarter can crack shingles and panels, making them susceptible to a leaking roof. Water damage to support beams and load-bearing walls can prove costly when unchecked.

A local hailstorm damage map indicates at least seven fronts congregated around Lincoln, NE, leaving residents in need of emergency roof repair. The yellow sections show ice stones up to 1.25 inches in diameter pelting automobiles and rooftops. Light orange hovering over cities and towns such as Malcolm, Prairie Home, and Woodland Hills, saw hailstone strikes as large as 1.75 inches causing hail damage on roofs. And the dark orange north of Lincoln points to hail up to 2.5 inches smashing into automobiles and roofs at a high velocity.

Hail Map, Lincoln, NE, June 16, 2022

Citizens and News centers post images of the storm on social media:

​The National Weather Service high wind, tornado, and hail property damage map for Thursday, June 16th, shows a storm cluster over Southeast Nebraska, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, with isolated storm fronts across the country. All told, two tornados, 357 high wind incidents, and 73 hailstone strikes inflicted widespread roof damage. Traditional and social media reports highlight the severe hail damage to roofing systems in the Lincoln, NE, area.

  • Crete: Quarter-sized ice-peppered areas of Saline County before midnight.
  • Lincoln: Multiple hailstone dropping occurred in Lancaster County, ranging from half-dollar-sized ice to chucks larger than hen eggs.
  • Malcolm: Hail the size of golf balls blanked the community.
  • Maytown: Quarter-sized hailstone strikes occurred after 9 pm.
  • Dunbar: Neighborhoods and business districts in Otoe County experienced wind gusts upwards of 60 mph.
  • Seward: The Seward County seat took heavy hail property damage as ice the size of golf balls made impact, according to social media posts.

It’s essential to schedule a commercial roof inspection following a hailstorm. When hard ice makes impact, it leads to a leaking roof that may not be immediately noticeable. Once water damage spots show on the ceiling, beams may be compromised, and hazardous mold has grown behind walls. RestoreMasters dispatched emergency roof repair crews to Kearney, Hastings, York, and Seward, NE, after high winds and hail-damaged buildings on June 14, 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 severity of roof damage depends on several factors including: type and age of roofing materials, presence of flying debris, roof shape and angle, building height and proximity to adjacent structures and the quality of original roof installation.

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 are a problem, they need to be addressed immediately. Experienced roofing contractors can either cover the affected area (or the entire roof) with a tarp or with a durable shrink wrap plastic membrane until long-term repairs can be made. Preventing water intrusion will help stop mold from growing.

Rather than believing your roof is not damaged, if your property is anywhere in the area of the storm damage map, then you will want to get your roof inspected.

Some storm damage symptoms take time to appear.

And insurance company deadlines could hinder your ability to file a claim later.

Emergency response crews are available to provide property owners with assistance in turnkey restoration services, as well as assistance with frozen pipe damage, window damage, siding damage, and roof damage.

Our clients include: schools, hospitals, hotels, churches, resorts, retail, warehouse, industrial, and other commercial properties as well as residential properties with hail or wind damage to tile roofing systems.

If your building has sustained harm from fallen trees, collapsed roof or any other damage related to hail, tornado or wind storms, call us today.

Wind Damage to RoofWe are a disaster restoration contractor providing damage restoration from hail, tornadoes, fire and flood. RestoreMasters responds to disaster emergencies by repairing roofing systems of commercial and residential buildings, starting with temporary solutions using tarp or shrink wrap to prevent leaks, until more permanent solutions are decided upon. We also assist with debris cleanup, water removal, burst pipe damage repair, water damage building restoration, tornado damage roofing & restoration, hurricane damage roofing & restoration, mold remediation, interior restoration and reconstruction, and many other services to rebuild your damaged property. We also provide fire & smoke damage restoration.

Contact RestoreMasters if you need assistance with storm damage repair.

Our team of large loss insurance claim experts works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back to pre-storm condition.

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.

The RestoreMasters team is comprised of professionals specializing in storm damage insurance restoration, including: insurance claims experts, public adjusters, large loss attorneys, roofing engineers, building engineers, interior construction experts, and other experts in the field of damage restoration.

Types of roofing systems we repair & replace: TPO roofing, metal roofing, tile roofing, slate roofing, asphalt shingle roofing, EPDM roofing, roof coatings, torch down roofing, BUR roofing, SBS-modified roofing, PVC roofing.

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