Cleanup and Roof Damage Repair Executed After Heavy Hail & Rain Storms In Caldwell County, NC, May 26, 2022

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May 27, 2022

Torrential downpours, flooding, funnel clouds and hail shut down power for thousands of customers in the Caldwell County, North Carolina area on Thursday, May 26, late in the afternoon, according to Fox46 News. Schools were closed or had delayed openings as the storms rolled through the night into Friday morning.

There was a report of a tornado on the ground, near Love Valley in nearby Iredell County and quarter-size hail in Caldwell County, as well as Cherokee, Cleveland, Burke, Wilkes, Catawba, and Iredell Counties.

This storm was almost as bad as the one that hit a little further east in the Maryland-Delaware area 10 days ago, on May 16th. The residents in that area had never seen hail as big as they did on that day.

Large hail driven against roofs and sidings, by high winds, can cause severe damage, which will let in water during heavy rainfall that occurred in this storm. Water damage brings in molds and mildews, as well as weakens building structures. RestoreMasters is in the Caldwell County area to assist with emergency repairs, providing coverings for roofs by shrink wrapping or using tarp.

The local hail and wind map shows heavy wind (gray) adjacent to the hail storm, that dropped 1” hail (yellow). The southern area of the hail storm brought golf-ball-sized hail (orange).

Hail Map, Caldwell County, NC, May 26, 2022

Local social media shows images and videos posted by weather centers and residents of the area:

The NOAA National Weather Service’s storm incident report and map indicate large hail and wind damage in Caldwell County, NC and surrounding counties.

  • Love Valley: EF-2 tornado, touched down near Tuckers Grove Road and moved northeast, snapping and uprooting trees, one person injured,
  • Granite Falls: Golf ball sized hail reported
  • High Shoals: Quarter sized hail reported
  • Shelby: Tree down on a house
  • Rhodhiss: Tree down on a house
  • Granite Falls: Shed damage from high winds.
  • Windy Gap: Tree down on Fishing Creek Road
  • Newton: Trees down on power lines near Startown Elementary School
  • Clingman: Four trees down on Old Highway 421
  • Hays: Tree down.

RestoreMasters encourages property owners to be very careful when inspecting or cleaning up buildings after heavy storms, especially if there has been flooding or heavy water damage. It does not take long for black mold to begin, especially in warm, damp weather. Be sure to wear proper PPE to reduce exposure to unhealthy molds and mildews. RestoreMasters has expertise in clean up of this type as well as temporary and permanent repairs and restorations.

Strong winds can rip open some roofing systems and cause severe roof wind damage.

Some older roofs can be damaged by winds as low as 50 miles per hour.

Several factors will determine the severity of roof damage: the height of the building and proximity to nearby structures, the quality of work by the original installers, the shape and angle of the roof, the age and type of roofing materials, and the impact from debris.

Getting a roof inspection & property damage assessment after severe weather like this is important for determining whether you need to address roof damage from hail or high winds.

If roof leaks are a problem, they need to be addressed immediately. Experienced roofing contractors can either cover the affected area (or the entire roof) with a tarp or with a durable shrink wrap plastic membrane until long-term repairs can be made. Preventing water intrusion will help stop mold from growing.

Rather than believing your roof is not damaged, if your property is anywhere in the area of the storm damage map, then you will want to get your roof inspected.

Some storm damage symptoms take time to appear.

And insurance companies can require you to get a claim in before their deadline.

Emergency response crews are available to provide property owners with assistance in turnkey restoration services, as well as assistance with frozen pipe damage, window damage, siding damage, and roof damage.

We serve the following types of property owners with hail or wind damage to tile roofing: hospitals and clinics, schools, universities, institutions, churches, condos, hotels, resorts, retail properties, warehouses, mult-family, historical properties, industrial properties and residential properties.

If your building recently sustained damage due to wind, hail, falling trees, collapsed roof, or other storm-related issues, give us a call today.

Lighthouse Tabernacle - Sulphur, LARestoreMasters is a disaster restoration contractor, providing storm damage restoration from hail, tornadoes, fire and flood, responding to emergencies in disaster situations, by aiding with repair of commercial and industrial roofing, tile roofs, providing temporary solutions to cover damaged roofs with tarp or shrink wrap.

We also provide clean up of storm debris, water damage cleanup, frozen pipe burst cleanup, restoration after water damage, mold remediation, tornado damage roofing & restoration, hurricane damage roofing & restoration, interior restoration and construction and much more. We also provide fire damage cleanup & restoration.

If you need storm damage repair, contact RestoreMasters.

As large loss claims experts, our team works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back on its feet.

As a turnkey restoration contractor, we step in at the beginning with emergency response services and will stay with you throughout the entire process till your property is built back.

RestoreMasters provides a large team of professionals working on your behalf, including: insurance claims experts, large loss attorneys, public adjusters, roofing and building engineers, interior construction experts, and other professionals with a specialty in storm and disaster damage insurance restoration.

We provide the following roofing services: TPO roofing repair, metal roofing replacement, tile roofing hail & wind damge repair, slate roofing replacement, asphalt shingle roofing repair from tornado damage, EPDM roofing restoration, roof coatings, torch down roofing, BUR roofing replacement, SBS-modified roofing repair, PVC roofing restoration.

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