Roofing companies dealing with tree, wind damage after storm

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After one of Omaha’s strongest-ever storms swept through the metro last week, homeowners have been left with a huge mess to clean up, and that’s left businesses scrambling to help get them back on track.One roofing company said it’s been non-stop since last weekend, and the work is only beginning.Brent Peterson woke up to a nightmare situation: the storm stripped his shingles right from his roof.”That front line wind came through and it just got the corner of the roof and just peeled it back like a can opener,” Peterson said.He said water was streaming into his house.”Took it all the way to the plywood and took all the tarp paper off and those exposed joints of the plywood, the water, just right through it,” Peterson said.Jeanie George with Prime Roofing said she’s seen the damage the storm caused to roofs all week.”It’s hard to say, to put a number on it,” George said. “Just constantly, every day is full of appointments.”She said companies have been doing their best to keep up with the calls.”It’s been really hard,” George said. “We’re just using our extra staff, coming up with different ideas, trying to get back to everybody as fast as possible and actually, everybody in the community expects it.”It’s not just the number of houses they’re working on, it’s also the nature of the damage. George said wind damage makes it hard to spot obvious issues,”It’s not clear cut, as far as what the damage is,” George said. “If you don’t have a tree that came down or a branch, the wind, it was being kind of tricky and lifting up shingles and parts of the roof. So it is a little bit harder to detect on the windstorms than just like a typical hail storm.”She said they’re doing their best to stay on top of it all.”Right now, we’re just weeks,” George said. “I don’t want to get months, so if we keep on top of everything, we’re really trying our best to get to everybody as fast as we can. Especially for people having leaks, you can’t wait.”George said she hopes there won’t be any more major storms like last week, and that there aren’t any supply issues that slows down repairs.

After one of Omaha’s strongest-ever storms swept through the metro last week, homeowners have been left with a huge mess to clean up, and that’s left businesses scrambling to help get them back on track.

One roofing company said it’s been non-stop since last weekend, and the work is only beginning.

Brent Peterson woke up to a nightmare situation: the storm stripped his shingles right from his roof.

“That front line wind came through and it just got the corner of the roof and just peeled it back like a can opener,” Peterson said.

He said water was streaming into his house.

“Took it all the way to the plywood and took all the tarp paper off and those exposed joints of the plywood, the water, just right through it,” Peterson said.

Jeanie George with Prime Roofing said she’s seen the damage the storm caused to roofs all week.

“It’s hard to say, to put a number on it,” George said. “Just constantly, every day is full of appointments.”

She said companies have been doing their best to keep up with the calls.

“It’s been really hard,” George said. “We’re just using our extra staff, coming up with different ideas, trying to get back to everybody as fast as possible and actually, everybody in the community expects it.”

It’s not just the number of houses they’re working on, it’s also the nature of the damage. George said wind damage makes it hard to spot obvious issues,

“It’s not clear cut, as far as what the damage is,” George said. “If you don’t have a tree that came down or a branch, the wind, it was being kind of tricky and lifting up shingles and parts of the roof. So it is a little bit harder to detect on the windstorms than just like a typical hail storm.”

She said they’re doing their best to stay on top of it all.

“Right now, we’re just weeks,” George said. “I don’t want to get months, so if we keep on top of everything, we’re really trying our best to get to everybody as fast as we can. Especially for people having leaks, you can’t wait.”

George said she hopes there won’t be any more major storms like last week, and that there aren’t any supply issues that slows down repairs.

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