Roofing companies dealing with tree, wind damage after storm

Last week, after one of Omaha’s strongest storms ever swept through the subway, homeowners had to clean up a massive mess, prompting businesses to scramble to get them back on track. A roofer said it’s been non-stop since last weekend, and work has just begun. Brent Peterson woke up in a nightmare: The storm plucked its shingles right off his roof. like a can opener,” said Peterson. He said water was flowing into his house. “He took it all the way to the plywood and took off all the tarpaulin and those exposed joints of the plywood, the water, right through it,” Peterson said. Prime Roofing’s Jeanie George said she’s been seeing the roof damage caused by the storm all week. “It’s hard to say, to put a number on it,” George said. “Just constant, every day is full of appointments.” She said companies have done their best to keep a record of the calls. “It’s been very difficult,” George said. “We’re just using our extra staff, coming up with other ideas, trying to get everyone back as quickly as possible and basically everyone in the community expects that.” It’s not just the number of houses they’re working on, it’s the nature of the damage. George said wind damage makes it difficult to spot obvious problems. “It’s not clear what the damage is,” George said. “If you don’t have a tree that has fallen or a branch, the wind, it was a little tricky and lifting shingles and parts of the roof. So it’s a little harder to detect on the storms than just a typical hail storm.” She said they do their best to keep track of everything.’ We’re only a few weeks into it right now,” George said. “I don’t want to get months, so if we keep an eye on everything, we’re really doing our best to get to everyone as quickly as possible. Especially for people with leaks, you can’t wait.” George said she hopes there won’t be any major storms like last week, and there will be no delivery problems delaying repairs.

After one of Omaha’s strongest storms ever swept through the subway last week, homeowners have had to clean up a massive mess, leaving businesses struggling to get them back on track.

A roofing company said it has been non-stop since last weekend and work is just beginning.

Brent Peterson woke up in a nightmare: the storm ripped its shingles off his roof.

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

He said water was flowing into his house.

“Take it all the way to the plywood and take all the tarpaulin off and those exposed joints of the plywood, the water, right through,” Peterson said.

Prime Roofing’s Jeanie George said she’s been seeing the damage the storm has caused to roofs all week.

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

She said companies have done their best to keep a record of the calls.

“It’s been very difficult,” George said. “We’re just using our extra staff, coming up with other ideas, trying to get everyone back as quickly as possible and basically everyone in the community expects that.”

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

“It’s not clear what the damage is,” George said. “If you don’t have a tree that has fallen or a branch, the wind, it was a little tricky and lifting shingles and parts of the roof. So it’s a little harder to detect on the storms than just a typical hailstorm.”

She said they do their best to keep up with everything.

“We’re only a few weeks away at this point,” George said. “I don’t want months, so if we keep an eye on everything, we really do our best to reach everyone as quickly as possible. Especially for people with leakage, you can’t wait.”

George said she hopes there will be no more major storms like last week, and there are no delivery issues delaying repairs.

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