Crews work in heat after last week's hail damage

Posted at 5:58 PM, Jul 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-07 08:44:54-04

Despite the heat, many roofers and construction workers are outside Thursday working through the hot temps and humidity.

Many crews are working to repair roofs after a hail storm hit the Omaha metro a week ago.

Workers say its 10 to 15 degrees warmer on a roof compared to on the ground. Moreover, roof shingles with tar can get pretty hot to the touch. Workers, like Matt Preister, say they're extra careful on days like this.

"The darker the roof the hotter it is you're up there you're sweating," Preister said. "House after house, after house, there's just so many claims right now. It's just one after another, after another.."

Roofing companies say they are still getting calls to check out roofs as insurance claims pile up following last weeks storm. Staying hydrated is important, along with using a sunscreen and finding shade.