Contractor Responds to Roof Hail Damage in St. Paul, MN & River Falls, WI After September 20, 2022 Storm Devastates Region

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Sep 21, 2022

Residents in St. Paul, MN, and River Falls, WI, were stunned by the violent force of a hailstorm that smashed windshields and inflicted widespread property and roof damage on Tuesday, Sept. 20th. Emergency roof repair crews were alerted as reports indicated hailstones the size of baseballs were smashing windshields and pounding roofing systems. RestoreMasters has contractors ready to respond from the roof repair offices in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and roof repair offices in Appleton, Wisconsin.

A staggering number of automobiles, homes, and commercial buildings sustained heavy damage. A horticulture studies building at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls suffered upwards of $100,000 in roof damage alone.

“Concern for some of the research material on whether temperature will affect or water,” Dan Waletzko, who works for the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in the Horticulture Department, reportedly told KARE 11 news. The university’s greenhouse was left with upwards of 60 holes, leaving 1,000 species at risk. “It worries me.”

Commercial and institutional building decision-makers concerned about the effects of hail pummeling their structure are urged to request a complimentary roof inspection. RestoreMasters provides commercial roof inspection services to help organizations expedite the insurance claim process and make a full recovery.

A local hailstorm damage map shows four storm fronts trekking across the region. The yellow portions highlight hail up to 1.25 inches pelting communities such as Somerset and New Richmond, WI. The orange swaths over Woodbury, MN, and other cities and towns point to ice 1.75 inches to 2.5 inches cracking roof shingles and denting panels. But the purple concentration hovering over River Falls, WI, indicates ice the size of baseball-inflicted hail damage on roofs that will require commercial roof inspection and repair.

Hail and Wind Damage Map - River Falls, WI & St. Paul, MN 9/20/2022

Hailstone images and storm videos posted on social media:

The National Weather Service's high wind, tornado, and hail damage map confirms that Wisconsin and Minnesota experienced severe weather clusters, with isolated patterns across the country. All told, there were a reported 14 high wind events and 19 hailstorms on Tuesday, Sept. 20th. News outlets and social media platforms highlighted the worst property and hail roof damage, including the following.

  • Eleva: The Wisconsin community was peppered by ice chunks the size of quarters.
  • Hudson: Ice the size of ping pong balls covered parts of St. Croix County.
  • Lake Elmo: Egg-sized hail caused damage across Washington County.
  • Mondovi: Hail over 1-inch in diameter rained down on areas of Buffalo County.
  • River Falls: Areas of Pierce and St. Croix counties took a sustained pounding from hailstones the size of baseballs. More than 80 automobiles had windows shattered and hail damage to roofs included puncture holes, broken tiles, and dented metal panels.
  • Saint Paul: Minnesota’s capital was pounded by hail the size of golf balls, with ice repeatedly hitting commercial buildings and church roofs.
  • Stillwater: Half dollar-sized hail pelted residential areas and businesses districts after 8 pm.

It’s essential to secure obvious roof leaks following a severe weather event. But it’s not uncommon for spots on ceilings to manifest weeks or months after difficult to detect hail roof damage occurs.

Scheduling a timely commercial roof inspection can prevent costly repairs from otherwise avoidable water damage. RestoreMasters responded to St. Paul, MN, after tornados and high winds caused regional roof damage on August 27, 2022.

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.

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.

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.

If your property was anywhere within the storm damage map, it would be best to get your roof inspected, even if you think your roof was not damaged.

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.

The types of clients that consistently rely on RestoreMasters to assist them with hail or wind damage to tile roofing includes: all commercial buildings, hospitals, schools, churches, condos, apartments, hotels, resorts, restaurants, dealerships, retail properties, historical homes & buildings, warehouses and industrial properties.

If your building recently sustained damage due to wind, hail, falling trees, collapsed roof, or other storm-related issues, give us a call today.

Wind Damage to RoofWe are a disaster restoration contractor providing damage restoration from hail, tornadoes, fire and flood. RestoreMasters responds to disaster emergencies by repairing roofing systems of commercial and residential buildings, starting with temporary solutions using tarp or shrink wrap to prevent leaks, until more permanent solutions are decided upon. We also assist with debris cleanup, water removal, burst pipe damage repair, water damage building restoration, tornado damage roofing & restoration, hurricane damage roofing & restoration, mold remediation, interior restoration and reconstruction, and many other services to rebuild your damaged property. We also provide fire & smoke 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.

We provide all aspects of building restoration, from emergency response services and cleanup to total build back of your facility.

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 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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