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.

Strong winds can rip open some roofing systems and cause severe roof wind damage.

Some older roofs can be damaged by winds as low as 50 miles per hour.

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.

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.

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.

Some storm damage problems do not produce symptoms right away.

And insurance company deadlines could hinder your ability to file a claim later.

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.

If your building recently sustained damage due to wind, hail, falling trees, collapsed roof, or other storm-related issues, give us a call today.

Shrink Wrap RoofingRestoreMasters is a hail damage roofing and restoration contractor and provides storm damage restoration services including: commercial and industrial roofing, emergency roof repair, tarping & shrink wrap roofing, tile roof repair, water removal, burst pipe repair, water damage restoration, fire damage cleanup & fire damage restoration, debris cleanup, disaster response, tornado damage roofing & restoration, hurricane damage roofing & restoration, mold remediation, interior restoration and construction services to rebuild your property.

If you need help recovering from storm damage, contact RestoreMasters.

As large loss claims experts, our team works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back on its feet.

A turnkey restoration contractor, we can help you with all phases of restoration from emergency response services to total build back.

Our team of professionals includes: insurance claims experts, public adjusters, building engineers, roofing engineers, interior construction experts, large loss attorneys and other professionals specialized in storm damage insurance restoration projects.

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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