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

Hail storm images and videos were shared on social media:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 serve the following types of property owners with hail or wind damage to tile roofing: hospitals and clinics, schools, universities, institutions, churches, condos, hotels, resorts, retail properties, warehouses, mult-family, historical properties, industrial properties and residential properties.

Give us a call today, if the building on your property recently was damaged from wind, fallen trees, hail, collapsed roof or any other storm-related damage.

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.

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.

A turnkey restoration contractor, we can help you with all phases of restoration from emergency response services to total build back.

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.

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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