Commercial Roof Inspections in Columbia, PA for Hail Damage Insurance Claims After Storm on July 1, 2022

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Jul 2, 2022

​Intense storm fronts left residents sheltering in place as hail damaged roofs in Columbia, PA, and across Lancaster County on Friday, July 1st. Property owners require prompt commercial roof inspection services to assess the hail property damage and expedite insurance claims. RestoreMasters has emergency roof inspection and repair professionals in Lancaster County.

“(Marie) Dermo heard what she thought was thunder, and felt like an earthquake, as her house shook. The power went off briefly and then came back on. As the storm surrounded her home, she told her children to move away from windows and put them in the hallway,” according to Lancaster Online. “Firefighters responded to a call after a tree fell onto a home on Plymouth Road in Manor Township. That tree also brought down utility wires. There were other reports of tree branches down on roadways in Manor and Lancaster Townships, and traffic lights were out on Columbia Avenue in Lancaster Township after the storm.”

Commercial property owners and managers are urged to request a complimentary roof inspection to create a record of the wind and hail roof damage. Documentation can help speed insurance claims processes while emergency roof repair efforts are underway.

A local hailstorm damage map shows a pair of storm fronts over Lancaster County. One stretches from Hallam, across Columbia, and northeast to Lancaster Airport. The other impacted southern Lancaster County, running from Lake Clarke to Mechanics Grove. The light yellow areas indicate hail up to 1.25 inches around made landfall. The orange sections over Columbia, Marietta, Martic Forge, Buck, and Rawlinsville show hailstones 1.75 inches in diameter cracked windshields, shingles and left leaking roofs in the storm’s wake.

Hail Map, Columbia, PA, July 1, 2022

Weather service map warns of coming storm on Twitter.

The National Weather Service high wind, tornado, and hail damage map highlights an extreme weather system across southern Pennsylvania and isolated storms in New York, Ohio, Indiana, South Dakota, and others. All told, 166 high wind incidents and 19 hailstone strikes were reported Friday, July 1st. Wide-reaching reports demonstrate the extent of the hail damage to roofing systems and other property in the Columbia area.

  • Honey Brook: Trees blocked the road at the intersection of Compass and Hill roads, as well as Good Hope Road, Flint Hill Road, and Route 896.
  • Millersville: Trees and power lines were toppled in the Manor Ridge area.
  • New Holland: Ice the size of a quarter pelted the Lancaster County community during the early afternoon. High winds pushed trees onto power lines.
  • Reading: Ice the size of half-dollars struck rooftops and automobiles across Berks County.
  • Spring Grove: A tree snapped and landed on a residential property on Stoverstown Road.
  • Stewartstown: High winds dropped trees and power lines on Barnes Road in York County.
  • Wakefield: High winds downed trees and hundreds were left without power across Lancaster County.

A commercial roof inspection following a high wind event or hailstorm provides an essential record. The process also identifies seemingly minor wind and hail roof damage that leads to water damage. RestoreMasters sent commercial roof inspection services and emergency repair crews to Fort Wayne, Indiana, after a hailstorm hit on June 13, 2022.

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

Older roofs are susceptible to severe wind damage, by winds as low as 50 mph.

Roof damage can be severe or mild, depending on various factors which include: materials used on the roof, impact of debris, building height and proximity to other buildings, age, angle and shape of the roof and type of roofing.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

Wind Damage to RoofWe are a disaster restoration contractor providing damage restoration from hail, tornadoes, fire and flood. RestoreMasters responds to disaster emergencies by repairing roofing systems of commercial and residential buildings, starting with temporary solutions using tarp or shrink wrap to prevent leaks, until more permanent solutions are decided upon. We also assist with debris cleanup, water removal, burst pipe damage repair, water damage building restoration, tornado damage roofing & restoration, hurricane damage roofing & restoration, mold remediation, interior restoration and reconstruction, and many other services to rebuild your damaged property. We also provide fire & smoke damage 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.

The RestoreMasters team of professionals includes: public adjusters, insurance claims experts, large loss attorneys, roofing and building engineers, interior restoration crews, and many more professionals specializing in insurance restoration for storm damage.

We provide repair, replacement and restoration services due to tornado damage and hurricane damage for the following roofing systems: 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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