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.

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.

It's important to get a thorough roof inspection & property damage assessment following severe weather like this so that you can determine whether you have roof damage from hail or high winds.

Circumstances do not always allow for immediate repair of roof leaks. In the meantime, an experienced disaster roofing contractor can cover the roof or affected area with a tarp or with a durable plastic shrink wrap material, until such a time when more permanent repairs can be made. We need to stop more moisture damage, so we can prevent mold growth.

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 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.

As one of the nation's leading large loss claims experts, our team of independent adjusters works directly with your insurance company to help expedite the process and get your facility back to full operation in no time.

As a turnkey restoration contractor, we step in at the beginning with emergency response services and will stay with you throughout the entire process till your property is built back.

The RestoreMasters team is comprised of professionals specializing in storm damage insurance restoration, including: insurance claims experts, public adjusters, large loss attorneys, roofing engineers, building engineers, interior construction experts, and other experts in the field of damage 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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