Commercial Roof Inspections in Washington, IL To Document Hail & Wind Damage From August 20, 2022 Storm

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Aug 23, 2022

An aggressive storm front ripped through Washington, IL, on Saturday, August 20th, as high winds and hail damaged roofs, shattered glass, and pockmarked siding. RestoreMasters dispatched commercial roof inspection teams from the roof repair office in Chicago to document the damage and help property owners fast-track insurance claims.

“The very large hail that fell in Washington shredded tree leaves, broke car windows and produced damage to roofs and siding. The debris then clogged area drains which then lead to flooding throughout the community with the heavy rain,” CI Proud reported. “There was a great deal of wind damage from Sunnyland to Washington along Washington Road. Numerous large tree branches were knocked down while small trees were blown over. The worst structural damage was done to the Jon Williams Tumbling Academy, which had large windows blown in and some damage to the roof.”

The region saw tornado activity and more than five inches of rain is expected to cause water damage to commercial, agricultural and institutional buildings. Emergency roof repair crews are responding to Tazewell and other impacted counties to tarp and shrink wrap roofs to prevent further losses. Property owners are urged to request a complimentary roof inspection.

A local hailstorm damage map shows a dense storm formation from the eastern shore of Peoria Lake along Route 24 to Dee-Mac Road. The yellow section points to hailstones up to 1.25 inches. The light orange areas on the map show ice as large as 1.75 inches that struck businesses along Route 24. But the dark orange swath indicates hailstone up to 3 inches in diameter battered rooftops, broke windows, and inflicted among the worst property damage.

Hail Damage Map - Washington, IL 8/20/22

Local social media posts show storm clouds and huge hail stones:

A National Weather Service high wind, tornado, and hail damage map shows storm clusters over Central Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, and West Virginia, with isolated fronts scattered across the country. All told, five tornados, 75 high wind incidents, and 24 hailstorms were recorded for Saturday, August 20th. Traditional news and social media reports highlighted the extreme hail and wind damage in Central Illinois that required commercial roof inspection services and emergency repair.

  • Chillicothe: Quarter-sized hail peppered roofs and automobiles, denting shingles and panels.
  • East Peoria: Hail the size of ping pong balls and high winds shattered windowpanes and commercial buildings saw metal roof panels badly damaged.
  • Lacon: Areas of Marshall County were pelted by hail the size of ping pong balls.
  • Peoria Heights: Trees limbs upwards of a foot thick were snapped, resulting in roof and siding damage.
  • Sparland: Golf ball-sized hail struck roofs and automobiles during the mid-afternoon.
  • Washington: Businesses along Route 24 suffered significant hail roof damage as ice larger than baseballs cracked roofing systems, dented metal panels, smashed windows, and ruined siding. Wind speeds topped 60 mph as shingles were torn off, and large trees snapped, landing on rooftops.

Flash flooding warnings were in effect as two-day rain totals for Washington exceeded 5 inches. Emergency roof repair efforts are vital to protect rafters, structural supports, and a business's contents from water damage. Securing a commercial roof inspection and estimate helps expedite the insurance claim process.

RestoreMasters sent commercial roof contractors to help property owners in Olney, IL, after hail and high winds left a wake of damage on August 1, 2022.

Severe storms, bringing hail, strong winds, or tornadoes can cause severe roof damage, by ripping off roofing systems. 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. 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.
Rather than believing your roof is not damaged, if your property is anywhere in the area of the storm damage map, then you will want to get your roof inspected. Symptoms of storm damage problems do not always show up immediately. And deadlines from insurance companies could hinder you from filing a claim later.
Commercial property owners can rest assured that emergency response crews are available to assist with window, siding and roof damage, frozen pipe damage as well as 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.
If your building has sustained harm from fallen trees, collapsed roof or any other damage related to hail, tornado or wind storms, call us today.
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.
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.
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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