Contractor Provides Help For Hail Damage Repair Due To Storm In Worthington, Minnesota, May 28, 2022

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May 29, 2022

​Worthington, Minnesota residents spent Memorial Day weekend watching storms slam through their area. Hail the size of golf balls and tennis balls hit Worthington. When hail falls at this size it’s traveling at up to 72 mph. Clearly, this can do great damage to commercial buildings and homes. Homeowners trying to assess damage can look for signs indicating if there is damage to their roofs, without actually going up on the roof. Climbing a ladder and walking on a slanted surface can be dangerous for some people, better left to experts who have the know-how and proper equipment to do so.

Signs of roof damage are:

  1. Dents in gutters, gutter screens of downspouts.
  2. Damage on siding and windowsills or window casings.
  3. Damage to air conditioners and other outdoor items.
  4. Damage to decks and painted wood surfaces.

If a property owner sees damage as listed above, then they can be assured there is damage to the roof. They will want to call in a service to help assess the damage and apply shrink wrap or tarp to the roof in order to reduce any further water damage. After everything settles, and property owners' insurance provides help, they can have more permanent repairs done.

According to the local hail map, Worthington was struck with hail up to 2 ½” in diameter (dark orange), surrounding this portion of the storm, the hail was up to 1 ¾” (orange) and on the outskirts of the storm, stones dropped at up to 1 ¼” (yellow).

Hail Map, Worthington, MN, May 28, 2022

Images of the area storm have been shared on social media:

NOAA’s National Weather Services map and report indicate varied size hail in Minnesota, as well as the neighboring state of South Dakota. This storm is related to the storm that plagued various locations in South Dakota on the same day.

  • Worthington, MN: pea-sized hail, quarter to golf-ball sized.
  • Brandon, SD: damage to the roof of local Speedway.
  • Freeman, SD: nickel-sized hail with some ping pong-ball-sized hail.
  • Tyndall, SD: nickel-sized hail, with some up to quarter-sized hail.

RestoreMasters encourages property owners to seek assistance at the earliest possible time to ensure damage is cared for immediately. Storms continue to plague the area and water damage will increase in unprotected buildings, eventually growing mold and mildew, and warmer weather will aid in rapid growth.

Strong winds can rip open some roofing systems and cause severe roof wind damage.

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.

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.

Many storm damage symptoms are not always evident immediately.

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.

Shrink Wrap RoofingRestoreMasters is a hail damage roofing and restoration contractor and provides storm damage restoration services including: commercial and industrial roofing, emergency roof repair, tarping & shrink wrap roofing, tile roof repair, water removal, burst pipe repair, water damage restoration, fire damage cleanup & fire damage restoration, debris cleanup, disaster response, tornado damage roofing & restoration, hurricane damage roofing & restoration, mold remediation, interior restoration and construction services to rebuild your property.

If you need storm damage repair, 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.

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

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.

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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