Posts Tagged ‘Minnesota tornado’

Clean Up After Minnesota Tornadoe Damage

June 23, 2010

Minnesota Tornadoes: Almora Albert Lea and Wadena Worst Affected

Minnesota was left in a bad shape after a series of Tornadoes ripped through the area, killing three and injuring scores. The storms went wild forcing several homes, trees, and power lines to the ground.  Hardest hit was the town of Wadena doing major damage to numerous houses and farm buildings across the state.

If your home was damaged in the latest Minnesota storm, it is important that you understand the insurance process.  Severe storms and hail race through the Twin Cities Metro area and Western Wisconsin every year.  You may have damage to your home and not even know it.  The best way to protect your home’s investment is through a qualified inspection. Even if you only feel you have minor damage, call for a free no obligation inspection.  A qualified inspection greatly increases your leverage with the insurance company.  Your insurance pays for the repairs, less the deductible.  Most home owners do not realize that there may be storm damage to their roof, siding, gutters, windows, deck, or air conditioner. Make sure you maintain the value of your largest investment.

June 17 Minnesota Tornado Damage

June 22, 2010

Tornadoes ripped through north-central and northwestern Minnesota on Thursday, knocking down trees and causing widespread damage.  High winds also struck Almora, southwest of Wadena.  The town was littered with pieces of structures, including shingles from homes.  Roofs were ripped off buildings, as the tornado tore through the city.  In an interview Thursday evening, Mayor Wayne Wolden said the city has a ton of storm damage following the tornadoes that ripped through much of Minnesota.  There are a lot of trees down and there’s a lot of shingles throughout the entire community.

There are many different areas where your roof can leak.  It is important to isolate the problem area and get it fixed as soon as possible.  Remember, it is important to have regular roof inspections done to ensure its integrity isn’t compromised.

If you are wondering if your property has been damaged by a recent Minnesota hail or wind storm, contact a reliable roofing contractor that can help you identify and repair damage to hail damaged roofs.

Cleanup After Minnesota’s Widespread Tornado Outbreak

June 21, 2010

Minnesota’s Tornado Outbreak

On June 17th, 2010, one of the worst tornado outbreaks in Minnesota’s history took place. Tornadoes touched down in northwestern and southern Minnesota, leaving Wadena and Albert Lea areas severely damaged.  Over 36 tornado reports were called in to the National Weather Service (NWS).  The previous state record for tornadoes is 27 and will hold out until the NWS has had a change to survey the damage.  Current estimations predict 16 tornadoes may have actually occurred.

Miraculously only 3 perished in the line of storms from Fargo, through Minneapolis-St. Paul, down to Albert Lea, but unfortunately the damage in aftermath of the storms is quite widespread.  Hardest hit is the town of Wadena, MN, where near 200 homes were obliterated in the storm.

If you suspect your home has sustained hail or storm damage, contact a qualified roofing contractor today!  A qualified roofer will asses and adequately document that damage exists and be your advocate throughout the entire insurance claim and repair process.

Minnesota Tornado Outbreak May Be A Record

June 20, 2010

Wadena, Minnesota is a typical small northern town with a population of 4,300. But business is anything but usual after a large tornado smashed into town around 5pm June 17th.  Tornado sirens gave plenty of warning, and there were no fatalities, but a tremendous amount of property damage followed.  A second batch of tornadoes along the Minnesota-Iowa border destroyed dozens of homes.

If you are wondering if your property has been damaged by the recent Minnesota hail or wind storm, contact a reliable roofing contractor that can help you identify and repair damage to hail damaged roofs.

Tornado Hits Albert Lea Minnesota

June 18, 2010

Roof Repairs, Roof Tearoffs, and Roof Replacements For Minnesota Homeowners

The tornadoes that formed in the sky above Minnesota Thursday PM were Kansas-size twisters, in some cases nearly 1/2 mile wide, large, long-lasting, violent tornadoes, more common in Oklahoma and Missouri than the Gopher State.  A few were multi-vortex (wedge) tornadoes, so big and fat they didn’t even resemble typical tornado funnels.  A multi-vortex tornado is composed of 3-8 mini-tornadoes, all rotating around a common center.  If one of those violent vortexes passes overhead total damage is all but insured.  This accounts for crazy stories: one home flattened, while the home across the street suffers only minor damage.  To see the video of the tornado that hit near Albert Lea click here.

Roof Repair

We all know how Minnesota weather can turn nasty without notice.  Spring storms are especially troublesome and we often are in need of minor to major roof repair.  Repairing a roof is the process where an existing roofing system has suffered damage, or aged or additions and adjustments are made to it.  

Re-Roofing – Tear off and Recovers

Re-roofing is the process of installing a new roof when a roofing system fails.  Roofing system failures can be caused by a number of factors, including age, severe weather, poor workmanship, defective materials, improper specification of a roofing system, abuse and failure to maintain the roof properly.

Roof Maintenance

Maintenance involves the physical inspection of an existing roofing system to determine its current condition, detect weakness and failures and identify any potential future problems.   Through a program of regularly scheduled annual or semiannual roof inspections, homeowners can protect their roofing investments by seeking to identify damage in its early stages.   Early detection of leaks and roof system failures make it possible to repair and extend the life of a roof system, which is significantly less expensive and time consuming than replacing an entire roof.

If your property has been affected by storm damage (hail or wind) or if you are wondering if your property has been damaged by a recent Minnesota hail or wind storm, contact your local roofing contractor.  It is crucial that you find a credible contractor that is trained in storm damage insurance negotiation.

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