Emergency Contractor Team Fixes Roofing Systems Following Heavy Hail Storms, On May 9, 2022 In St. Paul, Minnesota

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May 10, 2022

Two storms roared through Minnesota, on Monday, May 9, 2022. Fallen trees, hailstones the size of baseballs, heavy wind and rain, all converged to bring chaos to owners of homes and commercial buildings throughout the St. Paul area. One couple, Dan and Susan Brown living on River Street in Chisago County was devastated to have their Italianate home, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, damaged beyond belief. Twenty-six trees were thrown aside on the property, but several fell against the house and nearly removed the back porch, windows are broken and the floor inside is slanted. In Isanti County, a house was struck by lightning and another had a tree land on it. This storm extended beyond the St. Paul area to the western side of Minnesota and further. RestoreMasters’ team is in St. Paul, MN, and surrounding areas to help with emergency remediation, assessment, restoration, and repairs.

A local area hail map indicates almost baseball size hail (orange) falling in the southeast corner of St. Paul, while areas surrounding received hail up to the size of walnuts and beyond that, hail up to one inch (yellow).

Hail Map, St. Paul, Minnesota, May 9, 2022

Social media has several images of hailstones and damage throughout the area, posted by residents and storm experts.

NOAA’s National Weather Service incident report lists many trees down, power lines down, and hail ranging from pea-size to baseball size.

  • St. Paul: Baseball-size hail.
  • Ramsey: Trees down
  • Francis: Trees uprooted
  • Oak Grove: Trees down, power out in town
  • Stacy: Power lines were blown over
  • Harriss: Trees uprooted
  • Hastings: 2’ diameter trees down
  • Isanti: Hail covered the ground.
  • Rock Creek: Some Golf ball-sized hail and a lot of pea size hail.
  • Bellechester: Quarter-size hail.
  • Lake City: Half Dollar to Quarter-size hailstones.
  • Oakdale: Quarter-size hail.

Storms can create great damage to roofs and sidings, even small hailstones propelled in high wind can compromise roofing shingles. RestoreMasters highly advises getting a professional assessment of hail damage, after a severe storm such as this one in Minnesota. While building owners may not see big signs of damage, such as leaks in ceilings, there still may be damage, that would allow water to ooze into wood and between walls, which causes mold and mildew damage. Professionals not only can see things that the untrained eye cannot see, but they also know the best way to report insurance companies to ensure that the property owner receives the best coverage for repairs and restoration.

Some roofing systems can be severely harmed by damage from heavy winds, tornadoes, or hail. 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.

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 are a problem, they need to be addressed immediately. Experienced roofing contractors can either cover the affected area (or the entire roof) with a tarp or with a durable shrink wrap plastic membrane until long-term repairs can be made. Preventing water intrusion will help stop mold from growing.
Get your roof inspected, even if you think there is no problem, especially if your property falls anywhere within the area of the hail and wind damage map. Symptoms of storm damage problems do not always show up immediately. And insurance company deadlines could hinder your ability to file a claim later.
Commercial property owners can depend on RestoreMasters emergency response crews to assist them with catastrophic roof damage, siding and window damage, frozen pipe damageand 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 has sustained harm from fallen trees, collapsed roof or any other damage related to hail, tornado or wind storms, call us 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.
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 repair, replacement and restoration services due to tornado damage and hurricane damage for the following roofing systems: TPO roofing, metal roofing, tile roofing, slate roofing, asphalt shingle roofing, EPDM roofing, roof coatings, torch down roofing, BUR roofing, SBS-modified roofing, PVC roofing.

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