Commercial Roof Inspections in Manhattan, KS for Wind Damage Insurance Claims After Storm on June 11, 2022

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Jun 12, 2022

Straight-line winds topping 100 mph were responsible for an estimated $10 million in property damages losses to Manhattan, KS, and the surrounding area on Saturday, June 11th. Twisters touched down in neighboring counties and nearly overrun Riley County as officials waited for commercial roof inspection experts to complete assessments. RestoreMasters sent emergency roof repair teams to Manhattan to provide commercial roof inspection services and help property secure their buildings.

“Most of the storm damage we get in Kansas is actually caused by straight-line winds, so they should always be taken very seriously,” Riley County Emergency Management Director Russel Stukey reportedly told WIBW 13. “Radar indicated a tornado debris signature and tight rotation in Olsburg in a storm which traveled south. We are very fortunate the rotation signature stopped before it reached Manhattan. The damage was significant but could have been worse with a direct tornado hit.”

Commercial property owners are urged to request a complimentary roof inspection to help fast-track insurance claims to cover the cost of roof wind damage.

A local high wind damage map shows a large gray storm cell running from Marysville south across Blue Rapids and Manhattan. The light areas indicate high winds able to snap tree limbs and tear shingles off rooftops. The darker gray regions concentrated over Blue Rapids and Manhattan demonstrate tornado-strength wind forces.

Hail Map, Manhattan, KS, June 11, 2022

High wind and damage videos and images posted on social media:

The National Weather Service tornado, hail, and high wind damage map for Saturday, June 11th shows intense, severe weather fronts focused on Eastern Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Montana, with isolated storms on the Eastern Seaboard. National reports accounted for 12 tornados, 55 hailstone strikes, and 79 high wind incidents. Traditional news and social media platforms point to Riley County and surrounding communities sustaining heavy property and roof wind damage.

  • Blue Rapids: Winds topped 90 mph as roofs were torn off residential buildings in Marshall County. A tornado touched down southwest of the community, flipping over rail cars.
  • Grandview Plaza: Winds upwards of 90 mph toppled trees and power lines across Geary County.
  • Keats: Straight-line wind reportedly reached 82 mph. Utility poles were downed along Highway 24, and thousands lost power. Portions of roofs were ripped off by wind force.
  • Manhattan: Excessive tree damage was reported at Tuttle Creek State Park. Significant damage to the Kappa Alpha Chapter building may have resulted from a nearby tornado.
  • Marysville: Wind speeds surpassed 100 mph as commercial properties sustained heavy storm damage, and retail buildings suffered structural damage. Social media reports from the scene showed severely damaged agricultural buildings.
  • Oketo: The National Weather Service confirmed a twister touched down in Marshall County, destroying structures in its path and inflicting roof wind damage to nearby buildings.
  • Olsburg: Tree limbs 12 inches in diameter were snapped, and flying debris struck buildings. A funnel cloud cut an 11-mile path of destruction.
  • Ogden: A large tree was uprooted, and branches were severed in the eastern parts of town.
  • Waterville: Highway 77 was shut down west of Blue Rapids due to power lines strewn along the road.

When a twister passes through an area, it generates an intense vacuum effect that can compromise commercial roofing systems. It’s crucial to schedule a commercial roof inspection to prevent seepage and water damage. RestoreMasters recently sent emergency roof repair crews to repair hail and wind roof damage in Colby, KS, on June 4, 2022.

Tornadoes, hail, and even strong winds can cause severe wind damage to roofing systems. Some older roofs can be damaged by winds as low as 50 miles per hour. 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.

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.
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 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.
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.
If you need storm damage repair, contact RestoreMasters.
As large loss claims experts, our team works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back on its feet. We provide all aspects of building restoration, from emergency response services and cleanup to total build back of your facility.
Our team of professionals includes: insurance claims experts, public adjusters, building engineers, roofing engineers, interior construction experts, large loss attorneys and other professionals specialized in storm damage insurance restoration projects.
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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