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Local roofing companies keeping busy in wake of hail storms

Local roofing companies keeping busy in wake of hail storms
(Murphy/KNEB/RRN)

Following heavy hail storms late last week,  area roofers are keeping busy inspecting damage and giving out estimates.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of hail damage on Scotts Bluff County roofs alone is expected, as golf ball to baseball sized hail pummeled the region.

Rich Schank with Schank Roofing says he and his crews have been busy since Friday morning going to affected homes,  assessing the damage,  and giving damage estimates. He says professionals looking at the damage can see things that the average home owner would not notice.

Schank also warns people to be wary of the fly-by-night roofing companies that flock to areas affected by hailstorms.

“We’re always going to be here after the roof is done, and if something should happen and you need something fixed, we’re here,” explains Schank. “And we do a labor warranty for five years and if you’re not in town in more, that warranty is no good, so you know that’s another good reason to hire somebody from town.”

Schank says that as it stands now, his crew will be busy through at least the early part of 2020 working on repairs from last week’s storm, and are prioritizing homes with the most imminent damage.

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