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Hail Season and Your Commercial Roof

It’s that time of year again in Nebraska – hail season. We’ve already endured some bad hail storms, and there are surely more to come. Along with wind, hail causes the most grief for commercial building owners. In 2018 Nebraska was the fourth most hail impacted state in the U.S. with 309 major hail events statewide. Many business owners don’t consider the impact of hail damage until they’re affected. With such a high volume of storm damage events, it’s only a matter of time before luck runs its course. Running a commercial roofing business in Omaha has taught us a lot about the best roof systems to combat hail and preserve the life of commercial roofs. We are also able to help building owners get the money they deserve through…

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Commercial Roof Storm Damage

Commercial buildings, often referred to as “flat roofs,” receive a beating when it comes to wind and hail storms. Commercial roofing in Omaha primarily deals with the aftermath of these two types of storm damage. Most commercial buildings provide 1/8 to ¼ inch per foot of drainage. These roof systems are designed to be watertight more so than water-shedding. These systems achieve their water tight design by using roof coverings that are typically single-ply membranes, multi-ply asphalt systems, or metal panels. The most common single-ply membranes include TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin), PVC (polyvinyl chloride), and EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer). We’re going to take a look at how wind and hail damage can effect these common commercial roof systems. Wind Damage Severe wind affects all of the the commercial roofs systems…