Commercial Roof Inspections in Belle Fourche & Western South Dakota for Wind and Hail Damage Insurance Claims After Storm on June 12, 2022

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Jun 13, 2022

Extreme high wind and hail storms inflicted heavy property and roof damage in Belle Fourche and Western South Dakota on Sunday, June 12th. Storm chasers went on the record calling the massive ice that smashed agricultural and commercial buildings “gorillas.” RestoreMasters has emergency roof repair crews in Butte County, S.D., to accelerate wind and hail damage insurance claims and provide commercial roof inspection services.

“A few ranches and buildings, some sustained literally hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage. Roofs off homes blew apart buildings, collapsed barns, tipped over semis that were parked with heavy trailers on them and just flipped them over,” Butte County Sheriff and emergency manager Fred Lamphere reportedly told South Dakota Public Broadcasting. “So, it was pretty intense. We’re still assessing all the infrastructure-type damage. It’s just going to be a couple of days to start putting everything back together.”

Western South Dakota property owners are urged to request a complimentary roof inspection. Wind and hail damage to roofing systems allow debris and moisture to penetrate buildings, inviting water damage and hazardous mold growths.

A local high wind and hailstorm damage map confirms emergency roofing services are needed in Butte Fourche and across Western South Dakota. At least four overlapping hailstorms blanketed the region, stretching across the Wyoming border into the Badlands.

Long yellow swaths across the wind and hail damage map show ice up to 1.25 inches peppering areas. The light orange sections point to hail up to 1.75 inches, with the darker orange highlighting hail up to 2.5 inches in diameter. But the purple concentrations are where “gorilla” hail devastated neighborhoods and business districts in Belle Fourche, and a prompt commercial roof inspection may be sorely needed.

Hail Map, Belle Fourche & Western South Dakota, June 12, 2022

Hail and extreme wind images and videos have been posted to local social media:

The National Weather Service high wind, tornado, and hail property damage map shows a dark concentration of storms targeting Western South Dakota and central areas of the state. Other severe weather systems trickle across Nebraska, Wyoming, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. All told, there were six tornados, 123 high wind incidents, and 61 hailstone strikes across the country on Sunday, June 12th. Wide-reaching resources report the following Western South Dakota sustained among the worst property and roof damage.  

  • Belle Fourche: Hailstone strikes the size of grapefruits pounded automobiles, and rooftops, as residents stayed away from windows. Driving winds over 75 mph threw debris and ice as siding and windows were impacted. Large trees were reportedly uprooted and toppled.
  • Creighton: Residents in Pennington County sheltered in place as hailstones qualifying as “gorillas” inflicted hail damage on roofs that require emergency roof repair.
  • Deadwood: Historic buildings may require commercial roof inspection after hail the size of ping pong balls peppered the community.
  • Elm Springs: Hail the size of golf balls pelted windshields and cracked roofing shingles just before 8 pm.
  • Fort Meade: Ice the size of hen eggs made landfall, cracking asphalt shingles, and dented metal roofing systems.
  • Redig: Wind gusts reportedly exceeded 84 mph across Harding County.
  • Saint Onge: Winds gusts raged upwards of 91 mph as ice the size of a baseball caused hail roof damage.
  • Sturgis: Commercial buildings across the city were hit with multiple hail falls, some as large as half dollars.
  • Wasta: Meade County property owners took heavy roof hail damage as hail the size of grapefruits battered agricultural and commercial structures, pushed by 64 mph winds.
  • Whitewood: Lawrence County was not spared as golf ball-sized ice impacted structures.

Affected property owners are urged to schedule commercial roof inspection services and make prompt roof leak repairs. RestoreMasters recently sent hail roof repair teams to Sioux Falls and Southeast South Dakota to correct hail roof damage on May 28, 2022.

Some roofing systems can be severely harmed by damage from heavy winds, tornadoes, or hail. Winds as low as 50 mph can cause some older roofs to be damaged. 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.

After a severe storm of hail or high winds, it is important to get your roof inspected, and have a property damage assessment report so that you can learn whether you have damage to your roofing system. In situations where you've got a leaking roof, experienced disaster roofing contractors can stop the leaks temporarily, by laying tarp or by using a durable shrink-wrap plastic membrane in the affected areas, or even over the entire roof. This will keep your building protected until permanent repairs can take place. This will help prevent mold infestation from water leaks.
Get your roof inspected, even if you think there is no problem, especially if your property falls anywhere within the area of the hail and wind damage map. 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 assist commercial property owners with roof damage, frozen pipe damage, siding and window damage, and 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.
Call us today, if your building or roofing system has seen damage from fallen trees or collapsed roof or any other damage from hail, tornadoes or wind storms.
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 mitigation, 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.
If you need storm damage repair, contact RestoreMasters.
Our team, comprised of large loss claims experts works directly with your insurance company to help get your business back into operation again as soon as possible. A turnkey restoration contractor, we can help you with all phases of restoration from emergency response services to total build 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.
Types of roofing systems we repair & replace: TPO roofing, metal roofing, tile roofing, slate roofing, asphalt shingle roofing, EPDM roofing, roof coatings, torch down roofing, BUR roofing, SBS-modified roofing, PVC roofing.

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