Commercial Roof Inspections in St. Charles, IL To Document Hail Damage From September 18, 2022 Storm

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Sep 19, 2022

A massive hailstorm blanketed the greater St. Charles, IL, area on Sunday, Sept. 18th, leaving business owners in need of commercial roof inspection and repair services. RestoreMasters has experienced professionals in the field and impacted property owners can contact the Illinois roofing office in Chicago for immediate commercial roof inspection services.

Severe storm warnings were reportedly issued for Central and Northeast Illinois on Sunday and overnight into Monday morning. Counties such as Kane and DuPage felt the sting of hail strikes that battered commercial, institutional and agricultural rooftops. Impacted businesses and organizations are urged to request a complimentary roof inspection to prevent seemingly minor leaks from causing water damage and spurring hazardous mold growths.

A local hailstorm damage map shows a large front spanning business districts from the Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital across DuPage Airport and to the east of Route 59. The large yellow sections show hail up to 1.25 inches pelting rooftops. The orange concentration that follows along Route 64 indicates ice up to 1.75 inches in diameter struck rooftops at high rates of speed.

Hail and Wind Damage Map - St. Charles, IL, Hail 9/18/2022

Storm threat report posted on social media:

The National Weather Service high wind and hail damage map for Sunday, Sept. 18th, confirms hailstorms pounded Illinois. All told, one tornado, 42 high wind incidents, and 31 hailstorms were reported within a 24-hour period. The bulk of the storms was focused on Illinois, with St. Charles and nearby communities experiencing the following.

  • Batavia: Wind gusts reached 60 mph as tree limbs were snapped and debris was sent airborne.
  • Campton Hills: Hail the size of nickels peppered the suburban Kane County village, leaving dented roof shingles and damaged panels.
  • Du Page Airport: Ping pong ball-sized hail pummeled the airport, leaving commercial structures with an imminent emergency roof repair need.
  • Geneva: Ping pong ball-sized hail pelted rooftops during the late evening. The siding on multiple buildings was damaged and leaves were stripped from trees, according to local news reports.
  • Saint Charles: Residential and business districts sustained multiple hail strikes, with the largest ice nearing the size of golf balls.

When mid-sized hail makes impact on commercial, institutional, and agricultural roofing systems, it typically results in cracks in the shingles, tiles, and panels. Coupled with the damage to HVAC sealants and flashing, even minor hail damage causes roof leaks. A prompt commercial roof inspection provides a record of the damage that can help speed up insurance claims while emergency roof repair techniques are put in place.

RestoreMasters dispatched commercial roof inspection and repair specialists to Washington, IL, to document hail and wind damage from an August 20, 2022, storm.

Severe storms, bringing hail, strong winds, or tornadoes can cause severe roof damage, by ripping off roofing systems. Some older roofs can be damaged by winds as low as 50 miles per hour. 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.

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. 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.
Even if you don't think your roof was damaged, you will want to get your roof inspected if your property falls anywhere within the hail damage map. 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 assist commercial property owners with roof damage, frozen pipe damage, siding and window damage, and turnkey restoration services.
Our clients include: schools, hospitals, hotels, churches, resorts, retail, warehouse, industrial, and other commercial properties as well as residential properties with hail or wind damage to tile roofing systems.
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.
Lighthouse Tabernacle - Sulphur, LARestoreMasters is a disaster restoration contractor, providing storm damage restoration from hail, tornadoes, fire and flood, responding to emergencies in disaster situations, by aiding with repair of commercial and industrial roofing, tile roofs, providing temporary solutions to cover damaged roofs with tarp or shrink wrap. We also provide clean up of storm debris, water damage cleanup, frozen pipe burst cleanup, restoration after water damage, mold remediation, tornado damage roofing & restoration, hurricane damage roofing & restoration, interior restoration and construction and much more. We also provide fire damage cleanup & restoration.
If you need storm damage repair, contact RestoreMasters.
As large loss claims experts, our team works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back on its feet. 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.
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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