Commercial Roof Inspections Billings, MT for Hail Damage Insurance Claims After Storm on July 24, 2022

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Jul 25, 2022

A fast-moving storm pounded Billings, MT, on Sunday, July 24th, with high winds driving hail into buildings and a deluge of rain drenching the region. Significant property damage was inflicted, and commercial roof inspections are needed to identify leaks, implement emergency roof repair and expedite insurance claims. RestoreMasters deployed commercial roof inspection services crews to Billings to help property owners avoid unnecessary losses.

“A powerful storm passed over the Billings area beginning about 7 p.m. Sunday, bringing dime-sized hail that stripped the leaves from trees, pounded crops, and in some areas dented cars and shredded vinyl siding,” the Billings Gazette reported. “High winds tore the awnings off some businesses and blew some trees and branches into streets. More than a half-an-inch of rain fell in minutes, flooding streets and sidewalks.”

When hailstone strikes are coupled with torrential downpours, rain infiltrates a commercial building’s roof deck, weakening rafters, load-bearing walls, and spurring hazardous mold growths. That’s why property owners and managers are advised to request a complimentary roof inspection.

A local hail damage map shows fronts over Billings, north of Hardin, and one just south of Route 212 between Crow Agency and Busby. The yellow sections point to hail up to 1.25 inches in diameter making ground fall. The orange portions covering Billings indicate hailstones up to 1.75 inches struck automobiles and rooftops.

Hail & Wind Damage Map - Billings, MT, Wind, Hail, 7/21/22

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The National Weather Service high wind and hailstorm damage map for Sunday, July 24th, shows concentrated severe weather across Pennsylvania, New York, and New England, with isolated events in the Carolinas and Montana. A full accounting indicates 200 high wind incidents and eight hailstorms occurred within 24 hours. Traditional news and social media platforms reported the following wind and hail damage to roofing systems and other property losses in Yellowstone and neighboring counties.  

  • Billings: Yellowstone County sustained multiple hailstone strikes with ice the size of ping pong balls battering rooftops. High winds reportedly neared 70 mph as commercial buildings sustained damage to siding, awnings, and torn roof shingles. Dozens of buildings were without power and traffic signals were knocked offline as mature trees fell across roads.
  • Rapelje: The Stillwater County town was blanketed by hail the size of mothballs. Strong wind gusts snapped tree limbs and sent debris flying into structures.

More than 1.5 inches of rain reportedly fell during the destructive storm, tripling the previous daily record. That much damage and moisture typically result in a leaking roof and scheduling a prompt commercial roof inspection helps identify problem areas to demonstrate losses to insurance companies. RestoreMasters sent emergency roof repair and inspection specialists to Bismarck, ND, for wind damage insurance claims after a storm hit on June 19, 2022.

Some roofing systems can be severely harmed by damage from heavy winds, tornadoes, or hail.

Some older roofs can sustain damage from only 50 mph winds.

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.

It's important to get a thorough roof inspection & property damage assessment following severe weather like this so that you can determine whether you have 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.

Even if you don't think your roof was damaged, you will want to get your roof inspected if your property falls anywhere within the hail damage map.

Symptoms of storm damage problems do not always show up immediately.

And deadlines from insurance companies could hinder you from filing a claim later.

Commercial property owners can depend on RestoreMasters emergency response crews to assist them with catastrophic roof damage, siding and window damage, frozen pipe damageand turnkey restoration services.

The types of clients that consistently rely on RestoreMasters to assist them with hail or wind damage to tile roofing includes: all commercial buildings, hospitals, schools, churches, condos, apartments, hotels, resorts, restaurants, dealerships, retail properties, historical homes & buildings, warehouses and industrial properties.

If your building has sustained harm from fallen trees, collapsed roof or any other damage related to hail, tornado or wind storms, call us today.

March 25, 2021 Tornado DamageWe are RestoreMasters, a restoration contractor specializing in wind & hail damage roofing, providing storm damage restoration services including: disaster response, commercial and industrial roofing, tile roof repair, emergency roof repair with tarp or shrink wrap, debris cleanup, water removal, pipe burst cleanup, water damage restoration, tornado damage roofing & restoration.

In addition to that, we respond to disaster situations with: hurricane damage roofing & restoration, mold remediation, interior restoration and construction, windows & doors, and other services to rebuild your property. We also provide fire damage restoration.

Contact RestoreMasters if you need help fixing storm damage.

As one of the nation's leading large loss claims experts, our team of independent adjusters works directly with your insurance company to help expedite the process and get your facility back to full operation in no time.

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.

The RestoreMasters team is comprised of professionals specializing in storm damage insurance restoration, including: insurance claims experts, public adjusters, large loss attorneys, roofing engineers, building engineers, interior construction experts, and other experts in the field of damage 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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