NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) – The recent ice and snow storms have devastated the Commonwealth, turning off electricity, rendering roads impassable and damaging cars and people’s homes.
The phone of a local roofing company rang on customers dealing with this storm damage.
“I mean, we typically see 10 to 20 calls a week about leaks or missing clapboards,” said Riley Wolfe, owner of Big League Roofers. “Over the past few weeks we’ve made an average of 10 to 20 calls a day.”
For big league roofers, most of those calls were leaks and water damage from the ice building up on the roofs. But they also saw major damage.
“In the first round we had a few calls in which the ice load on the trees broke some branches and fell on houses. That’s why people asked for trees to be removed immediately,” said Inspector Ken Karhoff.
When it comes to winter storms, the majority of responses are about reactive action, but Big League Roofers said there are some proactive actions homeowners can take.
“The biggest preventive measure is to make sure your attic is adequately insulated. This is the main cause of these ice dams,” Wolfe said.
While the winter threat is over, repair work is only just beginning.
“We’ll all be hands in place once this thing melts,” said Wolfe. “As soon as we can safely get to the rooftops and safely send our boys out when there is no more snow or ice, we have about 100 people on the list right now, and that grows minute by minute as people go into town upcoming days. “
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