Emergency Roofing Contractors Called-In After Tornado Shreds Lorain County, Ohio, Rooftops On Monday, April 25, 2022

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Apr 26, 2022

High winds and tornados ripped through Lorain County, Ohio, on Monday, April 25th, tearing at commercial buildings and leaving property owners in desperate need of emergency roof repair. RestoreMasters alerted emergency roofing crews to respond quickly and shore up damage and leaks.

ABC 5 News in Cleveland reported that winds upwards of 80 mph left residents sheltering in secure spaces as extensive roof storm damage was inflicted. A video account of a local business having its metal roof ripped to shreds went viral on the news platform. The first-hand account of the devastation shows sections flying into the air until almost nothing is left on the storage building's roof. The twister reportedly touched down in Columbia Township at approximately 2:20 pm, and sections of the roof were hurled at surrounding buildings along Eaton Commerce Parkway near Route 82.

A local map of the tornado in Lorain County and the surrounding area shows long silver-gray storm fronts stretching from Peru along Route 61, northeast through Oberlin and Parma, before angling north through East Cleveland. A second severe weather event ran from Warrensville Heights and Chagrin Falls northeast across Jefferson, where a yellow swath indicates hail property damage occurred.

Tornado, Wind, Hail Map - April 25, 2022 Cleveland, OH

Tornado shreds northern Ohio's Lorain County, storm reports are posted on social media.

The National Weather Service wind and hailstorm map shows storm fronts mounting along Lake Erie across Northern Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Western New York. All told, the national reporting services accounted for two tornados, 24 high wind incidents, and one hailstorm. Wide-reaching reports demonstrate the following communities suffered hailstone and high wind roof damage on Monday, April 25th.

  • Berea: Tree limbs were severed in Cuyahoga County near the Berea Fall Scenic Overlook and other areas.
  • Chardon: Trees were dropped along South Street, leaving community members without power.
  • Columbia Station: Utility poles were snapped in half, leaving residents without electricity.
  • Grafton: Heavy property damage was sustained on South Island Road.
  • Jefferson: Hail the size of a quarter pelted automobiles and rooftops.
  • North Fairfield: Electrical wires created safety hazards as utility poles were downed.
  • Wakeman: Strong winds toppled trees on Clinton Road, between Zenobia and Court roads.

Early reports from the Lorain County Sheriff's Office confirmed that other commercial buildings suffered roof wind damage. The County Sheriff also reported no one was seriously injured from the tornado that produced wind gusts of more than 80 mph.

Ohio’s peak tornado season typically runs through July, and high-wind events are often coupled with torrential downpours. Property owners are urged to seek a commercial roof repair specialist to secure buildings before moisture can spur hazardous mold growths. RestoreMasters recently responded to Jonesboro, Arkansas, after property owners were hit by a tornado and hail damage to roofing systems on Friday, April 15th, 2022.

Tornadoes, hail, and even strong winds can cause severe wind damage to roofing systems. Some older roofs can sustain damage from only 50 mph winds. 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.

After a severe storm of hail or high winds, it is important to get your roof inspected, and have a property damage assessment report so that you can learn whether you have damage to your roofing system. 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.
Rather than believing your roof is not damaged, if your property is anywhere in the area of the storm damage map, then you will want to get your roof inspected. Many storm damage symptoms are not always evident immediately. And insurance companies can require you to get a claim in before their deadline.
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.
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.
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 mitigation, 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.
If you need help recovering from storm damage, contact RestoreMasters.
Our team, comprised of large loss claims experts works directly with your insurance company to help get your business back into operation again as soon as possible. As a turnkey restoration contractor, we step in at the beginning with emergency response services and will stay with you throughout the entire process till your property is built 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 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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