Commercial Roof Inspections in Mid-Michigan to Document Hail Damage From September 21, 2022 Storm

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Sep 22, 2022

Hailstorms ripped across Mid-Michigan Wednesday, Sept. 21st, inflicting widespread damage and leaving property owners in need of a prompt commercial roof inspection. RestoreMasters dispatched emergency roof repair crews to impacted communities. Property owners and building managers concerned about hailstone strikes can contact the roof repair office in Detroit, Michigan.

“Hail could be up to ping pong size, wind gusts could hit 60 mph, and lightning is expected to be frequent as a cold front pushes into the area,” a Fox 2 report warned. “Around 10 a.m., the storm was just entering the severe thunderstorm watch area with clouds reaching up to 35-40,000 feet. The taller the clouds, the more that severe weather can build.”

Commercial, institutional, and agricultural building owners are urged to request a complimentary roof inspection. Hail typically dents and cracks materials that result in slow roof leaks and eventual water damage. Enlisting commercial roof inspection services following a hailstorm ensures a definitive record of the roof damage has been established to pursue an insurance claim.

A local hail damage map indicates a long storm front stretched from Standish to Route 115, west of Harrison. Smaller fronts impacted Edwards and areas around Roscommon State Forest Area, among others. The long yellow sections point to hail up to 1.25 inches blanketing areas. The orange concentrations on the map show that ice upwards of 1.75 inches in diameter caused property and hail roof damage.

Hail and Wind Damage Map - Mid Michigan, Hail 9/21/2022

Videos of storm and images of hailstones were uploaded to social media sites:

The National Weather Service high wind and hailstorm map for Wednesday, Sept. 21st, confirms a fierce concentration of storms impacted Mid-Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Idaho, Pennsylvania, and New York State. A full accounting shows that 50 high wind events and 11 hailstone strikes occurred over 24 hours. Wide-reaching reports highlight the following effects across Mid-Michigan.

  • Breckenridge: Homes and businesses in Gratiot County were impacted by high winds and flying debris as downed trees blocked Lincoln Road East of Baldwin Road.
  • Gladwin: Gladwin County buildings were doused by ice the size of golf balls before sunset.
  • Grant: Newaygo County businesses along Route 37 suffered hits from hail the size of half-dollars.
  • Harrison: Ping pong ball-sized ice peppered rooftops, cracking shingles and denting metal panels.
  • Kawkawlin: Bay County saw strong wind gusts snap tree limbs and down power lines.
  • Mason: Kent County experienced multiple hits from falling ice. The largest reported stones that made an impact were the size of golf balls.
  • Standish: The Arenac County community sustained icefall the size of quarters at approximately 8 pm.
  • Mason: Businesses in the Ingham County Seat were pelted by hailstones the size of limes.
  • Vassar: High winds downed trees and power lines across Tuscola County.

Prompt commercial roof inspection services are crucial in terms of documenting hail roof damage when filing a claim. RestoreMasters supported property owners by providing commercial roof inspection services after high winds damaged roofs in Saint Paul, MN, on August 27, 2022.

Some roofing systems can be severely harmed by damage from heavy winds, tornadoes, or hail. Winds as low as 50 mph can cause some older roofs to be damaged. The intensity of roof damage is determined by various factors: the velocity and impact of flying debris, the quality of the original installation, the building height and location in relation to other buildings, the angle and shape of the roof, and the material used on the roof.

After a severe storm of hail or high winds, it is important to get your roof inspected, and have a property damage assessment report so that you can learn whether you have damage to your roofing system. 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.
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.
We provide services to clients of all types, with hail or wind damage to tile roofing, such as: hospitals, medical facilities, churches, schools, colleges & universities, museums, condos, hotels, warehouses, resorts, retail properties, historical properties, industrial properties, and residential 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 removal, 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.
If you need storm damage repair, contact RestoreMasters.
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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.
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