Emergency Roof Repair Following Hail and Tornadoes in Princeton, Texas, March 14, 2022

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Mar 15, 2022

On Monday, March 14, 2022, strong storms swept through Princeton, Texas, and the surrounding area, including Ennis and Lufkin, dropping hail as big as golf balls in some spots and causing property damage. There were also two separate reports of tornadoes in the area, one an EF-1 in Fannin and the other a brief EF-0 near Galveston. As a professional, reliable storm damage restoration contractor, RestoreMasters responded to several large loss claims in the area after these storms, and we're ready to mobilize at a moment's notice when the next storm hits to perform roof damage assessment, hail damage inspections and more.

The hail storm map indicates that the largest hail was golf-ball sized, up to 1.75 inches in diameter (orange). It was reported in Collin, Fannin, Trinity, Robertson, Angelina, San Augustine, and Fort Bend counties. The most significant damage occurred in a band from Princeton to Lowry Crossing. Hail of around 1 to 1.25 inches fell in areas east of McKinney and in Lucas and Parker (yellow).

Hail Storm Map Princeton, Texas - March 14, 2022

It only takes 1-inch hailstones to cause damage to roof shingles. RestoreMasters expects to be assessing more property in the coming days and weeks. This is especially important considering that many property owners don't inspect their roofing on a regular basis, so some issues may remain hidden until a later date.

According to the National Weather Service, hail from this storm also impacted several other Texas counties, including:

  • Mclennan - Nickel to quarter-sized hail was reported in Ross.
  • Ellis - Quarter-sized hail about 1 inch in diameter was reported at various locations throughout the county. Accumulations were reported along the interstate.
  • Dallas - Quarter-sized hail was reported near Highland Park.
  • Denton - Hail up to 1 inch in diameter was reported.
  • Collin - Hail ranged in size from quarter-sized to golf ball-sized at various locations throughout Collin County. An EF-1 tornado also briefly touched down in Fannin. Wind and tree damage was reported on various properties.
  • Anderson - Hail as large as ping pong balls was reported near Palestine.
  • Rockwall - One-inch hail reported.
  • Fannin: Golf ball-sized hail reported.
  • Kaufman - Hail up to 1.5 inches in diameter was reported.
  • Grayson - Hail up to 1 inch in diameter reported near Tom Bean.
  • Brazos - Quarter-sized hail was reported in Benchley.
  • Henderson - Reports of up to quarter-sized hail falling.
  • Trinity: Half-dollar and golf ball-sized hail was reported throughout the county, including Apple Springs. Roof damage was reported on several commercial properties.
  • Robertson - New Baden received golf ball-sized hail.
  • Angelina - Hail up to 1.75 inches in diameter was reported.
  • Rusk - Half-dollar sized hail reported.
  • San Augustine - Hail up to 1.75 inches in diameter was reported.
  • Fort Bend - Golf ball-sized hail reported.

Hail wasn't the only threat in this March 14 storm - strong winds and heavy rainfall also occurred. Following severe weather, it is imperative to inspect your property and assess any damage. An experienced disaster roofing contractor, such as RestoreMasters, can help conduct a thorough damage assessment and create temporary fixes until the property can be appropriately addressed.

With hail and tornadoes, roofing systems can sustain various forms of damage.  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. The severity of roof damage depends on several factors including: type and age of roofing materials, presence of flying debris, roof shape and angle, building height and proximity to adjacent structures and the quality of original roof installation.

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. 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) is covered with a durable shrink wrapped plastic membrane till permanent repairs can take place.

RestoreMasters Storm Assessment Team

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. Some storm damage problems do not produce symptoms right away. And insurance company deadlines could hinder your ability to file a claim later.

Emergency response crews are available to assist commercial property owners with roof damage, siding and window damage and turnkey restoration services.

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.

Metal Roof & AC Unit With Hail DamageIf your building recently sustained damage due to wind, hail, falling trees, collapsed roof or other storm-related issues, give us a call today.

RestoreMasters 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, water damage restoration, debris cleanup, disaster response, interior restoration and construction services to rebuild your property.

If you need help, contact RestoreMasters.

As large loss claims experts, our team works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back on its feet. 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.

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