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.

Tornadoes, hail, and even strong winds can cause severe wind damage to roofing systems. Winds as low as 50 mph can cause some older roofs to be damaged. 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 problems do not produce symptoms right away. And insurance companies sometimes enforce deadlines for claims, so you need to get your claim filed quickly.
Commercial property owners can depend on RestoreMasters emergency response crews to assist them with catastrophic roof damage, siding and window damage, frozen pipe damageand turnkey restoration services.
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.
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.
March 25, 2021 Tornado DamageWe are RestoreMasters, a restoration contractor specializing in wind & hail damage roofing, providing storm damage restoration services including: disaster response, commercial and industrial roofing, tile roof repair, emergency roof repair with tarp or shrink wrap, debris cleanup, water mitigation, pipe burst cleanup, water damage restoration, tornado damage roofing & restoration. In addition to that, we respond to disaster situations with: hurricane damage roofing & restoration, mold remediation, interior restoration and construction, windows & doors, and other services to rebuild your property. We also provide fire damage restoration.
Contact RestoreMasters if you need help fixing storm damage.
As large loss claims experts, our team works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back on its feet. We provide all aspects of building restoration, from emergency response services and cleanup to total build back of your facility.
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 do repair, replacement and restoration services on the following roofing systems: TPO roofing, metal roofing, tile roofing for hail damage, slate roofing, asphalt shingle roofing from hurricane damage, EPDM roofing, roof coatings, torch down roofing, BUR roofing, SBS-modified roofing repair, PVC roofing.

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