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.

Some roofing systems can be severely harmed by damage from heavy winds, tornadoes, or hail.

Some older roofs can be damaged by winds as low as 50 miles per hour.

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.

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.

Get your roof inspected, even if you think there is no problem, especially if your property falls anywhere within the area of the hail and wind damage map.

Symptoms of storm damage problems do not always show up immediately.

And insurance companies sometimes enforce deadlines for claims, so you need to get your claim filed quickly.

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.

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 help recovering from storm damage, contact RestoreMasters.

Our team of large loss insurance claim experts works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back to pre-storm condition.

A turnkey restoration contractor, we can help you with all phases of restoration from emergency response services to total build back.

The RestoreMasters team of professionals includes: public adjusters, insurance claims experts, large loss attorneys, roofing and building engineers, interior restoration crews, and many more professionals specializing in insurance restoration for storm damage.

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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