Emergency Roofing Contractors Dispatched After Destructive Hail and Strong Wind Storm Through Alabama And Georgia on December 30, 2021
Commercial Roofing & Restoration
Highly dangerous and damaging storms entered Alabama and Georgia during the evening of Thursday, December 30th, producing massive amounts of hail, rain, and high wind gusts. Due to the significant size and scope of damage, RestoreMasters has dispatched dedicated teams to the area to assist with all levels of cleanup.
Downed power lines, trees, and structural damage were all reported throughout the entire area. Hail as large as a tennis ball pounded the region, causing damage to homes, cars, businesses, and more.
Based on information from local hail maps, most of the falling chunks of ice ranged from the 1” to 1.25” (yellow) range. However, there were isolated areas of 1.25” to 1.75” (orange) hail, as well. The thing that makes the whole event extra damaging is the scope of the hail, which stretched clear across the region, spanning from north of Demopolis, Alabama to west of Warner Robbins, Georgia.
RestoreMasters wants to remind commercial property owners that hail of this magnitude can be especially damaging to roofing materials. Thus, they recommend that thorough inspections take place to determine if repairs need to be made immediately. Failure to do this now could mean additional damage like leaks, flooding, mold damage, and more during future storms in the spring and summer.
To assist with the cleanup process, RestoreMasters intends to keep our experts in the area for the next few weeks. As experts in post-storm cleanup, we’ll continue to help with everything from repairs and additional damage removal to dealing with insurance claims personnel.
According to the National Weather Service, hail and damaging winds were reported in the Georgia and Alabama counties of:
- Colquitt (Georgia) — Tornado confirmed on the ground near Spence Airport. Downed trees in Moultrie.
- Cook (Georgia) — Trees down and blocking roads in Adel. Structural damage from a confirmed tornado in Massee.
- Jeff Davis (Georgia) — Tornado damage was reported by the emergency manager. Downed power lines, minor roof damage, and uprooted trees near Hazelhurst and Snipesville.
- Pulaski (Georgia) — Tree and light pole damage near Mock Springs. An awning was torn from a building in Hartford.
- Peach ·(Georgia) — Hail larger than 1” in diameter near Centerville and Powerville.
- Talbot (Georgia) — Nickel to quarter-sized hail in Woodland.
- Muscogee (Georgia) — Quarter-sized hail in the communities of Bibb City, Laurel Hills, Flat Rock, Upatoi, and Edgewood.
- Houston (Georgia) — Hail larger than 1.5” in Sand Bed and Perry.
- Coweta (Georgia) — Large tree snapped in Clinchfield.
- Fayette (Georgia) — Downed trees in Peachtree City that crushed vehicles and a portion of a home.
- Putnam (Georgia) — Knocked down trees and power poles in Rockville, Plant Harlee Branch, and Resseaus Crosswoods.
- Lamar (Georgia) — Wind damage including trees and light poles in Liberty Hill.
- Butts (Georgia) — Damage to foliage and power poles in Flovilla.
- Twiggs (Georgia) — Extensive damage to trees and powerlines near Marion, District Path, Danville, and Dry Branch.
- Houston (Georgia) — Hail as large as 1.5” in Sand Bed and Perry. Tree damage in Clinchfield.
- Johnson (Georgia) — Additional tree damage in the community of Scott.
- Schley (Georgia) — Eleven downed trees that required cleanup in La Crosse.
- Elmore (Alabama) — Golf ball-sized hail near Tallassee.
- Lee (Alabama) — Quarter to golf ball-sized hail throughout the county, including the towns of Loachapoka, Beauregard, and Smiths Station. Downed trees in Notasulga. Additional damage to a barn in Beauregard.
- Pike (Alabama) — Large hail and a downed tree in Antioch.
- Henry (Alabama) — Downed trees in Abbeville.
Hail and strong winds can weaken roofs and let in water and moisture, which encourages mold growth. 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.
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.
If 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, tile roof repair, water removal, 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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