Emergency Contractors Arrive In Santa Teresa, NM & El Paso, TX After Hail Destroys Roofs, April 26, 2022

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Apr 26, 2022

Residents of Santa Teresa, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas were rudely awakened by heavy hailstones pummeling their homes. A farmer and rancher, Jim Jordan said he awakened to the sound of hail pounding on his roof. He said, “it sounded like people on top of my roof banging on it with a baseball bat”. People who depend on greenhouses and crops, as well as home and business owners, had to face the mess the next day: clean up, do emergency remediation and bring in a lot of help. Their livelihoods depend on greenhouses to keep their plants cool in the blistering New Mexico heat, as well as keeping their homes and barns cool. RestoreMasters experts arrived in time to assist with all these details, and help to assess the damage and report it to residents’ and business owners’ insurance companies.

An area hail map indicating the storm straddling the New Mexico and Texas border indicates hail up to 1" on the edge of the storm (yellow) with hail reaching nearly 2 inches (orange) in the center of the storm. One-inch hail can cause a good deal of damage to roofs and sidings, but when it gets near 2 inches and larger it can create significant damage. Texas and New Mexico were not the only areas affected by storms this day, Waynesboro, VA and surrounding areas were also hit with severe hail and a tornado.

Hail Map, El Paso, TX & Santa Teresa, NM, April 26, 2022

News centers and residents post images and videos of the storm and its aftermath, on social media:

The National Weather Service hail report indicates hail and heavy rain:

  • Santa Teresa: Small hail and heavy rain in some parts, 1-inch diameter hail in Dona Ana county.
  • Canutillo: heavy rain and small hail mix in El Paso.
  • Anthony: lots of quarter-inch hail in El Paso.

RestoreMasters urges home and business owners to practice the utmost caution if doing roof inspections, being sure the ladder is in top working condition as well as wearing the correct type of shoes, soft-sole, or roofing boots. Bring chalk to mark damaged areas and a camera to take pictures for the insurance claim. A ground inspection can give an idea of how much damage might be on the roof, for example, dented gutters, and downspouts. Dents, dings, and other impact marks on siding and windowsills/casings may also indicate roof tile damage. Clearly, if these areas are damaged then it is highly unlikely the roof came out unscathed. RestoreMasters has experts with the training and skills to quickly and safely assess roof damage as well as provide assistance with insurance companies, emergency remediation, and final repairs.

Tornadoes, hail, and even strong winds can cause severe wind damage to roofing systems. Winds as low as 50 mph can cause some older roofs to be damaged. 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. 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.
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 problems do not produce symptoms right away. 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.
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.
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.
Contact RestoreMasters if you need help fixing storm damage.
As large loss claims experts, our team works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back on its feet. We are a turnkey restoration contractor providing help with all phases of restoration from emergency cleanup services to complete build back of your property.
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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