Commercial Roofing Contractor Fixes Roof Hail Damage in Spokane County Washington & North Idaho After August 11, 2022 Storm

Commercial Roofing & Restoration

Disaster Response Team

Aug 12, 2022

Buildings in Eastern Washington and North Idaho were pummeled by large hail stones driven by strong wind gusts of up to 70mph during a rare storm on Thursday, August 11th. Urgent emergency roof repairs were needed to seal up building roof leaks, and commercial roof inspections are essential to fast-track insurance claims for roof hail and wind damage. RestoreMasters deployed roofing crews from offices that complete roof repair from Seattle, Washington and across the region.

“The storm ripped through places like Rockford, Liberty Lake, Otis Orchards, Hauser and Post Falls, said Ken Daniel, a meteorologist with Spokane’s National Weather Service,” reported the Spokesman-Review. “Hail stone around 1.75 inches in diameter in Otis Orchards and 1.5 inches in Liberty Lake were reported, Daniel said. Hail similar in size to the Otis Orchards pellets fell in Hauser, and residents experienced downed power lines and power outages around Rockford. Daniel said it seemed most of the damage was a result of the wind gusts and large hail, adding he would not be shocked if a flurry of insurance claims pop up in the coming days.”

Given the high instances of hail damage, commercial property owners are urged to request a complimentary roof inspection. Roof hail damage can dent metal roofing materials and puncture flat roofs and roof shingles with subtle damage not easily perceptible to the untrained eye. Tiny disruptions in roofing materials can allow rain to seep in and water damage to impact interior building materials and support structures. Given the amount of rainfall that accompanied the hailstorm that hit the Inland Northwest, undetected roof damage will lead to costly storm damage restoration unless corrected.

A hail damage map for the Spokane County storm stretches from Washington state areas south of Oaksdale through Fairfield, Rockford and north of Hauser, Idaho. The yellow sections show that hailstones up to 1.25 inches pelted automobiles and rooftops. The light orange section highlights ice stones up to 1.75 inches. But the dark orange swath indicates hail strikes as large as 2.5 inches in diameter pummeled roofs causing major roof hail damage in Liberty Lakes, Washington and areas west of Post Falls, Idaho.

Hail Damage Map - Spokane, WA, Idaho Hail, 8/11/22

Washington and Idaho hail and wind damage images posted on social media by weather stations and residents of the surrounding area:

The National Weather Service tornado, high wind, and hail damage map from August 11th shows multiple reports of hail and wind damage in Washington and Idaho. Reports include one tornado, 48 high wind reports, and 29 hail damage reports were recorded over 24 hours. News and social media reports show that Spokane and nearby counties, including Kootenai County suffered among the worst property and roof damage.

  • Liberty Lake, WA: 2 inch hail was pictured on social media with additional reports of ping pong sized hail.
  • Otis Orchards-East Farms, WA: Golf ball sized hail and wind gusts to 60mph reported ENE of town.
  • Spokane Valley, WA: Damaging hail and high wind gusts.
  • Rockford, WA: Downed power lines and power outages reported.
  • State Line, ID: Large hail damaged trees, siding and landscaping and caused window damage.
  • Hauser, ID: Golf ball sized hail reported on the south shore of Hauser Lake.
  • Post Falls, ID: Reports of quarter size and larger hail dropping on buildings in McGuire area.

Heavy rains following the hailstorm damage to roofs and siding intensify long-term damage to buildings. Scheduling a commercial roof inspection can identify hard to see roof and building damage that might need storm damage repair

Severe storms, bringing hail, strong winds, or tornadoes can cause severe roof damage, by ripping off roofing systems.

Older roofs are susceptible to severe wind damage, by winds as low as 50 mph.

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.

Getting a roof inspection & property damage assessment after severe weather like this is important for determining whether you need to address 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.

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 symptoms take time to appear.

And deadlines from insurance companies could hinder you from filing 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Our team of professionals includes: insurance claims experts, public adjusters, building engineers, roofing engineers, interior construction experts, large loss attorneys and other professionals specialized in storm damage insurance restoration projects.

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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