Contractor Teams Repair Roof Hail Damage In Sioux Falls & Southeast South Dakota, On May 28, 2022

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May 29, 2022

Sunday Morning May 28th, Sioux Falls and Southeast South Dakota early risers were greeted by golf ball and softball-sized hailstones and a day of severe thunderstorms to go on into Memorial Day. 

Dakota News Now reports an auto body shop that suddenly became very busy due to the damage to cars. Evan Kindt from Marv’s Body Shop said that the storm may be “the severest that we’ve seen in Sioux Falls since 2014”. Golf ball and softball-sized hail do not drop without causing damage to cars, buildings, and homes.

While Marv’s Body Shop worked diligently to assist their customers, RestoreMasters sent teams into the area to assist property owners. They will do the “dirty work” of cleanup, climbing, and walking roofs to mark and assess damage for insurance claims and implementing temporary emergency repairs until they are able to do final repairs.

The local hail and wind map indicate patches of hail from 1” up to 2.5”. There were various incidents of hail storms, the largest being the swath of hail from Olivet to areas out east beyond Adrian. The center of the storm directly over Sioux Falls and a patch west dropped huge hail about the size of golf balls and soft balls (dark orange). Extending beyond and meeting between those areas, ping-pong to golf ball-sized hail (orange) dropped, with the majority of the storm dropping 1” – 1.25” hail (yellow).

Hail Map, Sioux Falls & Southeast South Dakota, May 28, 2022

Images and videos of huge hail and storm clouds on local social media:

NOAA’s National Weather Service reports on storm events and damage in Sioux Falls and surrounding areas of South Dakota.

  • Tyndall: Nickel-sized hail up to Quarter-sized hail.
  • Willow Lake: Storage garage/shed destroyed.
  • Clark: 1” tree limbs broken, shingles blown off, storage building damaged, hay bailers tipped over, small branch damage.
  • Freeman: Nickel-sized hail to ping pong-ball-sized hail.
  • Bancroft: Metal outbuilding badly damaged from a strong wind gust causing it to collapse
  • Tea: Ping pong ball-sized hail.
  • Harrisburg: Quarter-sized hail, wind estimated at 60 – 70 mph, some vegetation damage.
  • Opal: 50 to 60 mph winds, pea-sized hail.
  • Sioux Falls: Quarter to Hen egg-sized hail.
  • Brandon: Damage to the roof at the local speedway.

Roofs become compromised when pelted with heavy hailstones, providing avenues for water damage in attic areas and crawl spaces and between walls, even more, when hail storms strike within weeks of each other. It was just a little under 4 weeks ago that this area was hit with similar-sized hail, during the storm on May 5, 2021. It is of utmost importance for property owners to have roofs covered temporarily to eliminate the possibility of further water damage.

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

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

Several factors will determine the severity of roof damage: the height of the building and proximity to nearby structures, the quality of work by the original installers, the shape and angle of the roof, the age and type of roofing materials, and the impact from debris.

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.

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.

Many storm damage symptoms are not always evident immediately.

And deadlines from insurance companies could hinder you from filing a claim later.

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.

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 storm damage repair, 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.

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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