Commercial Roof Inspections in Chicago, IL for Wind & Hail Damage Insurance Claims After Tornados on July 22, 2022
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Hailstone strikes and driving winds devastated Greater Chicago, IL, and at least three tornados were confirmed Friday, July 22nd, and into Saturday morning. The western suburb of Naperville sustained a direct hot as twisters snapped tree limbs and left buildings in need of emergency roof repair. RestoreMasters has commercial roof inspection and repair experts in Chicago ready to secure buildings and help fast-tract the insurance claims process.
“A tornado touched down overnight in Naperville near 95th Street and Route 59. Snapped trees and minor roof damage were confirmed. There were reports of more damage in the far south part of the city, near 103rd Street and east of Route 59,” the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
A twister touched down in Romeoville as it entered Crest Hill, Joliet, and another trekked north of Manhattan, according to reports. Commercial property owners are urged to request a complimentary roof inspection to assess the damage. Tornados create a vacuum effect that pulls at everything around them. It’s not uncommon for flat and metal systems to sustain damage that goes unnoticed until roof leaks appear.
A local high wind, tornado, and hailstorm damage map shows yellow and orange hailstorm concentrations in Metro Chicago and communities to the north. The yellow points to hail up to 1.25 inches pelting automobiles and rooftops. The orange sections indicate that ice up to 1.75 inches in diameter inflicted hail damage to roofing systems. The light gray swaths over Joliet and Naperville demonstrate high winds and tornados that caused roof wind damage to retail and industrial buildings in Greater Chicago.
Images of the storm posted on social media:
The National Weather Service storm damage map tracked the hailstorms, high winds, and tornados on Friday, July 22nd, that continued into Saturday morning. All told, 204 high wind events, 36 hailstone strikes, and 17 tornados were reported across the country. Wide-reaching reports show Chicago suffered among the worst damage and property owners near the following extreme weather incidents are urged to schedule a commercial roof inspection.
- Crest Hill: A tornado was spotted near the Prairie Bluff Preserve south of Lewis University Airport.
- Cropsey: Golf ball-sized ice stones struck McLean County at approximately 2 pm.
- Frankfort: Tree damage was concentrated near Route 45 and Manhattan-Monee Road.
- Grayslake: Hailstones the size of golf balls hit roofs and outbuildings, based on social media reports.
- Lake County: The district experienced widespread hail fall in the 1- to 1.5-inch range.
- Lakemoor: Buildings sustained roof wind damage and trees were knocked over.
- Long Grove: Downed trees led to Old McHenry And Cuba road closures.
- Manhattan: A twister briefly touched down as wind speeds reached 75 mph.
- McHenry: The northern Illinois city took the brunt of the hailstorm with ice the size of golf balls shattering exterior lights in business districts.
- Naperville: Hail the size of quarters preceded a twister touching in the south side. The tornado generated winds upwards of 85 mph that shot debris into a shopping plaza.
- O’Hare Airport: Wind speeds reached 58 mph as thunderstorms doused the airport.
- Peotone: Trees were downed by high winds that flung debris into the siding of buildings and gutters.
- Plainfield: Will County saw hail the size of quarters pelt automobiles and leave hail damage on roofs.
- Romeo: Footage of a funnel cloud was captured by a Lewis University Airport Tower camera.
- Tinley Park: Tree limbs were snapped by high winds.
It’s crucial to schedule a commercial roof inspection following a hailstorm or tornado. Although a leaking roof may not occur immediately after the extreme weather event, fasteners and sealants become damaged from hailstone hits and tornado winds lift sections and pull at flashing. RestoreMasters dispatched commercial roof inspection services professionals to assist with claims after a high-wind storm hit Chicago on June 13, 2022.
Severe storms, bringing hail, strong winds, or tornadoes can cause severe roof damage, by ripping off roofing systems. Winds as low as 50 mph can cause some older roofs to be damaged. The severity of roof damage depends on several factors including: type and age of roofing materials, presence of flying debris, roof shape and angle, building height and proximity to adjacent structures and the quality of original roof installation.
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