Commercial Roof Inspections in Pierre, SD for Wind Damage Insurance Claims After Storm on June 20, 2022

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Jun 21, 2022

​Wind speeds equivalent to a Category 1 hurricane ravaged Pierre, SD, as well as neighboring counties Monday, June 20th, and agricultural and commercial building owners are now tasked with emergency roof repair. The straight-line winds wreaked havoc in the state’s capital city as Central South Dakota continues to endure extreme weather systems. RestoreMasters dispatched commercial roof inspection services experts to the Pierre, SD, in an effort to help expedite insurance claims and prevent further losses.

“Severe storms that ripped through central South Dakota Monday night have forced the temporary closure of the Oahe Downstream Recreation Area on the Missouri River,” according to the South Dakota Central Press Syndicate. “Some of the strongest winds with the storm passed to the north of Pierre and over the Oahe Downstream Rec Area. A wind gust of 72 miles an hour was reported in Fort Pierre with the storm and 61 miles an hour in Pierre. The strongest reported wind gust was three miles south of Bunker in Stanley County of 85 miles an hour. Winds were reported 10 miles southwest of the Chantier Creek Rec Area of 71 miles an hour.”

Commercial property owners are advised to promptly request a complimentary roof inspection and build a record of the damage to support insurance claims going forward. It’s not uncommon for high winds to compromise the integrity of roofing systems that begin leaking later.

A local wind damage map indicates a massive extreme weather system stretched from the Badlands across Pierre and above Aberdeen. The light gray areas point to high winds able to tear off roof shingles, snap tree limbs, and pelt siding with flying debris. The darker area in the eye of the storm points to hurricane-force winds inflicting property and roof damage from Wendte across the capital and as far northeast as Faulkton.

Hail Map, Pierre, SD, June 20, 2022

News centers and residents post images and videos of the storm on local social media:

​A National Weather Service tornado, hailstorm, and high wind damage map for Monday, June 20th, shows storm fronts across Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota. All told, national weather resources estimate six tornados, 48 hailstone strikes, and 241 high wind events resulted in widespread property and roof damage. Social media and traditional news reports illustrate the devastation suffered in Pierre and neighboring communities.   

  • Bunker: Areas of Stanley County were hit by winds of 85 mph.
  • Harrold: Wind speeds exceeded 60 mph after 8 pm.
  • Pierre Regional Airport: Powerlines were downed, trees toppled, and airport buildings sustained significant roof damage.
  • Polo: Straight-line winds reached 79 mph in the Hyde County community.
  • Seneca: Officials recorded wind velocities that hit 80 mph, consistent with a Category 1 hurricane. Trees blocked Highway access, powerlines were downed, and trees were uprooted by fierce winds.

When winds reach hurricane strength, they typically tear away roof shingles and raise sections of metal and flat roofing systems. A commercial roof inspection provides insight into compromised areas and gives property owners an official record to pursue an insurance claim before a leaking roof leads to water damage. RestoreMasters responded to hail and wind roof damage in Belle Fourche and Western South Dakota to support impacted community members on June 12, 2022.

Strong winds can rip open some roofing systems and cause severe roof wind damage. Winds as low as 50 mph can cause some older roofs to be damaged. 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.

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. In situations where you've got a leaking roof, experienced disaster roofing contractors can stop the leaks temporarily, by laying tarp or by using a durable shrink-wrap plastic membrane in the affected areas, or even over the entire roof. This will keep your building protected until permanent repairs can take place. This will help prevent mold infestation from water leaks.
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. Symptoms of storm damage problems do not always show up immediately. And deadlines from insurance companies could hinder you from filing 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.
We serve the following types of property owners with hail or wind damage to tile roofing: hospitals and clinics, schools, universities, institutions, churches, condos, hotels, resorts, retail properties, warehouses, mult-family, historical properties, industrial properties and residential 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.
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 help recovering from storm damage, contact RestoreMasters.
Our team, comprised of large loss claims experts works directly with your insurance company to help get your business back into operation again as soon as possible. We are a turnkey restoration contractor providing help with all phases of restoration from emergency cleanup services to complete build back of your property.
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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