Commercial Roof Inspections in Wellington, CO to Document Roof Hail Damage from July 27, 2022 Storm

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Jul 28, 2022

People in Wellington, CO, were forced to shelter in place on Saturday, July 27th, as hail strikes pounded building roofs and torrential downpours caused flash flooding. Commercial property owners will require prompt commercial roof inspection and roof repair services to prevent water damage and expedite insurance claims. RestoreMasters has a roof repair office in Colorado Springs, Colorado that provides statewide support, including commercial roof inspection and emergency roof repair in Wellington.

“Hail stones the size of grapes and larger were reported in Wellington and other portions of Larimer County,” the Coloradoan reported. “Up to 2.55 inches of precipitation had fallen in Fort Collins proper and up to 2.62 inches in Wellington.”

Commercial property owners are urged to request a complimentary roof inspection. Even minor hail roof damage can leave cracks in roof sealants, panels, and shingles that allow rain to penetrate. When moisture soaks rafters and load-bearing infrastructure, it can result in significant water damage. And hazardous molds grow behind walls, impacting the health of commercial building occupants.

A local hail damage map shows four intense weather formations over northern Colorado. One hovers to the west of Route 287. A pair of hailstorms trekked east of Pierce, Ault, and Eaton, impacting buildings along Highway 14. The most severe roof hail strikes occurred in the greater Wellington area as a massive storm stretched from Windsor to the Wyoming border.

The yellow sections depict hail up to 1.25 inches pelting communities and farmland. The light orange areas highlight ice as large as 1.75 inches in diameter, inflicting damage to residential and commercial roofing systems. But the dark orange swath that hit Wellington indicates ice stones up to 2.5 inches inflicted hail roof damage.

Hail & Wind Damage Map - Wellington, CO Hail, 7/27/22

Images posted on social media by weather services and residents of surrounding area:

The National Weather Service high wind, tornado, and hailstorm damage map for Saturday, July 27th, shows concentrated storm fronts over North Central and Northeast Colorado. Isolated weather events formed across Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kentucky, and North Carolina. Wide-reaching reports highlighted the need for commercial roof inspection services and repairs based on the following damage sustained in the Wellington region.

  • Ault: Quarter-sized hail pelted outbuildings and commercial roofs at approximately 6:45 pm.
  • Boulder: Hail the size of quarters blanked residential neighborhoods and business districts.
  • Eaton: Storm chasers recorded hail of more than 1.5 inches at the intersection of state Highway 14 and County Road 49.
  • Fort Collins: Hail the size of tennis balls was measured in the aftermath of the property damage. Wind gusts also snapped tree limbs and flung debris into siding and gutters.
  • Masonville: Hailstone strikes the size of ping pong balls caused roof damage around Crystal Mountain, followed by more than a half-inch of rain in under 15 minutes.
  • Rockport: Straight line wind speeds reached 59 mph in parts of Weld County along the Wyoming border, tearing roofing shingles.
  • Severance: The Weld County community sustains ice hits larger than golf balls.
  • Timnath: The Larimer County district suffered multiple hailstone incidents, with the largest ice reportedly the size of hen eggs.
  • Wellington: Hailstones the size of limes dented metal roofs and asphalt shingles according to trained spotters.

RestoreMasters responded to Pierre, SD, to provide emergency roof repair and inspections after a storm caused roof wind damage on June 20, 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. Roof damage can be severe or mild, depending on various factors which include: materials used on the roof, impact of debris, building height and proximity to other buildings, age, angle and shape of the roof and type of roofing.

Following severe weather like this, it's important to get a thorough roof inspection & property damage assessment to determine whether or not you have roof damage from hail or wind. 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.
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. Some storm damage problems do not produce symptoms right away. And insurance companies sometimes enforce deadlines for claims, so you need to get your claim filed quickly.
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.
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.
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 help recovering from storm damage, 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.
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 provide the following roofing services: TPO roofing repair, metal roofing replacement, tile roofing hail & wind damge repair, slate roofing replacement, asphalt shingle roofing repair from tornado damage, EPDM roofing restoration, roof coatings, torch down roofing, BUR roofing replacement, SBS-modified roofing repair, PVC roofing restoration.

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