Commercial Roof Inspections in Chicago, IL for Wind Damage Insurance Claims After Storm on June 13, 2022

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Jun 14, 2022

Wind speeds topped 90 mph in the Greater Chicago area as a tornado struck Monday, June 13th, displacing apartment tenants in need of emergency roof repair. The twister reportedly tore through the Northwest suburb of Schaumburg, known for its massive Woodfield Mall, while others suffered heavy commercial property damage. RestoreMasters has commercial roof inspection services and repair teams in Chicago ready to help secure buildings before mold and water damage cause further losses.

“Damaging winds tore through the Chicago area Monday, with gusts over 80 mph knocking down trees and sending millions to shelter as tornado sirens wailed. An EF-0 was confirmed by the National Weather Service from Schaumburg to Roselle after they completed a storm survey Tuesday. They noted the tornado was flanked on its western side by a swath of severe straight-line winds,” Fox 32 Chicago reported. “Both O’Hare and Midway Airports issued ground stops as strong winds were recorded at the airports. Just outside of Chicago in Maywood, there was a report of an entire roof knocked off a 3rd-floor apartment building.”

In the Bellwood suburb, an apartment complex had the entire roof torn off. All impacted commercial property owners are urged to request a complimentary roof inspection to fast-track insurance claims and get the emergency roof repair necessary to reopen.

A local hail, tornado, and high wind damage map shows four storm fronts targeting Greater Chicago. A pair of relatively modest yellow cells indicate hailstones up to 1.25 inches in diameter pelted areas northwest of Arlington Heights. A light gray swath over Pingree Grove and across Elgin indicates high winds. The large storm stretching from Schaumburg, IL, to Gary, IN, possessed strong winds, with the dark concentration pointing to hurricane-force blasts.

Hail Map, Chicago, IL, June 13, 2022

Images and videos are posted on social media by residents and news centers:

The National Weather Service hailstorm, high wind, and tornado damage map for Monday, June 13th, shows destructive weather events in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, South Dakota, and Illinois. All told, 54 hailstorms, 372 high wind incidents, and six tornadoes laid waste to buildings now in dire need of a commercial roof inspection and emergency repairs. Traditional and social media reports confirm Greater Chicago sustained the following high wind and tornado storm damage.

  • Albany Park: Wind roof damage left buildings with missing shingles and compromised metal and flat roofing systems.
  • Auburn-Gresham: Large trees were uprooted, and limbs struck homes and businesses.
  • Broadview: Pictures of utility poles snapped and grounded circulated on Twitter.
  • Douglas: Mature trees lay strewn across the road on South Lake Park Ave.
  • Elk Grove Village: Social media videos show roofing materials blowing off industrial buildings near Louis Avenue and Lively Boulevard.
  • Hyde Park: Trees were downed, and cleanup is underway.
  • Lincoln Park: A parking garage had an entire wall blow out.
  • Navy Pier: Winds gusts reached 61 knots.
  • New City: The Chicago section saw hardwood trees toppled into powerlines at 5100 Block of S. Throop Street, according to Twitter reported.
  • Northlake: High winds ripped off roof tiles, and windows were shattered.
  • Riverside: More than eight buildings sustained significant wind roof damage due to falling trees. Powerlines were also severed, and residents were urged to exercise caution.
  • Schaumburg: A tornado touched down and trekked across the Elgin-O`Hare Expressway into Roselle, inflicting heavy roof wind damage.
  • Stickney: The Lionel Trains Building suffered structural damage, according to social media reports.
  • Westchester: Multiple residential and commercial building roofs took hard impacts from falling trees and flying debris. Wind speeds exceeded 90 mph as two apartment buildings had roofs peeled off, and tenants were displaced. Emergency roof repair is needed before the rain and high temperatures cause mold growths to spread.

It’s essential for property owners to schedule a prompt commercial roof inspection in order to have insurance claims processed quickly. RestoreMasters deployed commercial roof inspection services experts to Oconomowoc, WI, after a storm hit on June 10, 2022.

Tornadoes, hail, and even strong winds can cause severe wind damage to roofing systems. 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.

Following severe weather like this, it's important to get a thorough roof inspection & property damage assessment to determine whether or not you have roof damage from hail or wind. If roof leaks do occur, an experienced disaster roofing contractor can stop leaks with tarping or shrink wrapping, where affected areas (or the entire roof) are covered with a durable shrink-wrapped plastic membrane till permanent repairs can take place. That way you can prevent mold growth from water intrusion.
If your property was anywhere within the storm damage map, it would be best to get your roof inspected, even if you think your roof was not damaged. Some storm damage symptoms take time to appear. And insurance companies can require you to get a claim in before their deadline.
Commercial property owners can rest assured that emergency response crews are available to assist with window, siding and roof damage, frozen pipe damage as well as turnkey restoration services.
Our clients include: schools, hospitals, hotels, churches, resorts, retail, warehouse, industrial, and other commercial properties as well as residential properties with hail or wind damage to tile roofing systems.
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 help recovering from storm damage, contact RestoreMasters.
Our team of large loss insurance claim experts works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back to pre-storm condition. We are a turnkey restoration contractor providing help with all phases of restoration from emergency cleanup services to complete build back of your property.
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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