Storm-related claims provide 'stimulus' for Kansas roofers

For roofers, the plunking of hail on the roof sounds a lot like a cash register ringing. Roofing is a feast-or-famine business and requires savvy to get through the slow times in order to make it to the busy ones.

In the winter, companies search for work and try to hold expenses down. Work picks up in April.

And, if a bad storm hits, the phone doesn't stop ringing for months.

Hail and other storm repair is big business in Kansas and it can actually be considered a form of temporary economic development and job creation, courtesy of the insurance industry, for the local economy.

Kansas had an estimated $110 million in storm-related claims in June, according to the Kansas Department of Insurance.

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