Roofing Contractor Fixes Storm Damage in Emporia, KS Following September 17, 2022 Hail & Wind Storm

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Sep 18, 2022

Hail and high winds ripped through Emporia, KS, on Saturday, Sept. 17th, downing utility poles and leaving commercial property owners in need of emergency roof repair. RestoreMasters has contractors who can be contacted at the roof repair offices in Wichita, Kansas, to provide commercial roof inspection services in support of an insurance claim and fix damaged buildings.

“A tree reportedly fell onto a roof at the height of the Saturday afternoon storm in Emporia. A pole was broken at 12th Avenue and Industrial Road. Wind gusts estimated at 70 miles per hour knocked down limbs and power lines five miles south-southwest of Reading. The LCECC reported Neosho Rapids lost power completely, as did part of Americus,” The Emporia Gazette reported. “Winds in the 60-mph range were reported at Emporia Municipal Airport, as well as north of Olpe and north of Neosho Rapids. Law officers reported hail in the Neosho Rapids area was about the size of golf balls, combining with the wind to strip leaves from trees.”

Extreme temperatures following the water seepage from high wind and hail roof damage are setting buildings up for potential mold growth. Commercial property owners are urged to request a complimentary roof inspection to avoid unnecessary remediation.

A local high wind and hail damage map indicates a large hailstorm stretched from Americus to the southeast of Lebo, with intense concentrations over Neosho Rapids. The yellow sections on the hailstorm map show ice chunks up to 1.25 inches making landfall. The light orange shows hail up to 1.75 inches pelting automobiles and buildings. But the dark orange demonstrates hailstones up to 2.5 inches in diameter inflicted roof damage.

The light grayish swath over Emporia points to high winds that neared hurricane force and left a wake of property and wind roof damage.

Hail and Wind Damage Map - Emporia, KS, Wind 9/17/2022

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The National Weather Service high wind and hail damage map shows storm concentrations over Central Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and Northern Minnesota. Local news and social media reporting highlight the heavy property and roof damage sustained in Lyon County and abutting communities.

  • Americus: Hail the size of hen eggs pounded rooftops during the mid-afternoon. The sustained icefall covered lawns and decks as strong winds uprooted trees.
  • Emporia: High winds reached 65 mph as trees were toppled and utility poles fell. A barn was significantly damaged.
  • Geary County: Gusts reached 70 mph with reports of wind damage across Grandview Plaza and Junction City.
  • Neosho Rapids: Hailstones the size of ping pong balls peppered commercial and agricultural buildings from 4:21 pm to 4:40 pm. Straight line winds of 60 mph stripped the leaves from trees.
  • Reading: Broken tree limbs and downed power lines blocked roads after 70 mph winds swept through Lyon County.
  • Saffordville: Trained spotters observed winds estimated at 60 mph flatten vegetation, while hail pelted areas of Chase County.
  • Wilsey: The Morris County community was blanketed by quarter-sized hail.

It’s essential to have a commercial roof inspection performed following a severe weather event to ensure roof leaks are cured. RestoreMasters worked with property owners to implement emergency roof repair strategies and perform roof inspections to fast-track insurance claims in Lincoln, NE, after a hailstorm hit on June 16, 2022.

Strong winds can rip open some roofing systems and cause severe roof wind damage.

Some older roofs can sustain damage from only 50 mph winds.

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.

Following severe weather like this, it's important to get a thorough roof inspection & property damage assessment to determine whether or not you have roof damage from hail or wind.

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.

Get your roof inspected, even if you think there is no problem, especially if your property falls anywhere within the area of the hail and wind damage map.

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.

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 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, 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.

The RestoreMasters team of professionals includes: public adjusters, insurance claims experts, large loss attorneys, roofing and building engineers, interior restoration crews, and many more professionals specializing in insurance restoration for storm damage.

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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