Commercial Roof Inspections in Decorah & Postville, IA for Hail Damage Insurance Claims After Storm on June 28, 2022

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Jun 29, 2022

​A fast-moving storm inflicted hail damage to roofs in Decorah and Postville, IA, and the surrounding area on Tuesday, June 28th, leaving property owners in need of emergency roof repair and commercial roof inspection services. Hail roof damage presents as cracks in sealants, flashing, shingles, and panels, leaving commercial buildings vulnerable to subsequent water damage. That’s why RestoreMasters dispatched emergency roof inspection and repair professionals to areas in and around Decorah and Postville, IA.

“Large hail is a concern with any severe thunderstorms that develop, and that threat extends from western areas of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and across Wisconsin into eastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa,” Fox Weather reported.

Commercial property owners are advised to request a complimentary roof inspection and create a record of the hail roof damage. A certified roofing contractor can provide a detailed assessment that helps fast-track the insurance claims process and reduce denials.

A local hailstorm damage map shows a long hailstorm front stretching from north of Cresco through Decorah and Postville and ending near Clayton Center. The yellow swaths point to ice up to 1.25 inches around pelting residential neighborhoods and business districts. Dense orange areas indicate hailstones 1.75 inches in diameter struck windshields, rooftops, and agricultural buildings. Decorah and Postville took the brunt of the largest hailstone strikes.

Hail Map, Decorah & Postville, IA, June 23, 2022

Storm image posted on social media.

The National Weather Service tornado, high wind, and hail damage map for Tuesday, June 28th, shows a hail cluster over Northeast Iowa, with other storm fronts in Montana, Utah, Wisconsin, and isolated incidents across the country. A variety of reports highlight the property and hail damage to roofing systems in Clayton, Winneshiek, and Allamakee counties.

  • Decorah: Hail the size of golf balls pounded rooftops.
  • Elkader: Building to the northeast of town saw ice the size of quarters make landfall.
  • Harmony: Hail the size of half-dollars pounded automobiles and buildings after 7 pm in Winneshiek County.
  • Kendallville: Hailstones the size of ping pong balls cracked shingles and dented metal roofing systems.
  • Postville: Ice the size of a hen egg struck commercial and agricultural buildings in areas of Allamakee and Clayton counties.

The importance of a commercial roof inspection following a hailstorm cannot be understated. A photographic record allows property owners to file a successful claim and avoid unnecessary water damage and mold growths later. RestoreMasters put commercial roof inspection services technicians and emergency roof repair teams in the field after a hail storm impacted businesses in Oconomowoc, WI, on June 10, 2022.

Severe storms, bringing hail, strong winds, or tornadoes can cause severe roof damage, by ripping off 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.

Getting a roof inspection & property damage assessment after severe weather like this is important for determining whether you need to address roof damage from hail or high winds.

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.

Many storm damage symptoms are not always evident immediately.

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

Emergency response crews are available to provide property owners with assistance in turnkey restoration services, as well as assistance with frozen pipe damage, window damage, siding damage, and roof damage.

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.

Give us a call today, if the building on your property recently was damaged from wind, fallen trees, hail, collapsed roof or any other storm-related damage.

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.

Contact RestoreMasters if you need help fixing storm damage.

Our team of large loss insurance claim experts works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back to pre-storm condition.

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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