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

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. 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.
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. Symptoms of storm damage problems do not always show up immediately. And insurance companies sometimes enforce deadlines for claims, so you need to get your claim filed quickly.
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.
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.
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 mitigation, 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.
Contact RestoreMasters if you need assistance with storm damage repair.
As large loss claims experts, our team works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back on its feet. We provide all aspects of building restoration, from emergency response services and cleanup to total build back of your facility.
RestoreMasters provides a large team of professionals working on your behalf, including: insurance claims experts, large loss attorneys, public adjusters, roofing and building engineers, interior construction experts, and other professionals with a specialty in storm and disaster damage insurance restoration.
Types of roofing systems we repair & replace: 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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