Emergency Roofing Contractors Respond To Aftermath Of Hail And Wind Storm in Augusta, Georgia on May 6, 2022
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Augusta, Georgia was subjected to a storm that dropped tree branches, full-sized trees, and wind-driven hail throughout the area, on May 6th, Friday afternoon and evening. According to WRDW news, people were blocked in their homes with trees having fallen onto their roofs or in their yards cutting off access. Powerlines and trees were downed all across the area and into South Carolina, across roads, onto homes, damaging roofs. Additional damage was done to cars, and buildings from large hailstones, some as large as golf balls. One person, no stranger to storms, was home alone and frightened at seeing sparks coming from a nearby powerline, then across the street, the neighbor had a transformer on fire, which frightened her and the neighbors even more. This was a part of a more widespread storm that brought havoc to Crossville, TN and other surrounding areas on the same day. Thousands of people were without power and people were stranded in cars due to branches down on roads. Wind-blown hail, trees, and branches are devastating forces against roofs and sidings. Restoremasters sent a team into the area to assist with assessing damage so that homeowners can have peace of mind, knowing what repairs are needed, as well as having the reliable and expert services of the Restoremasters contractors.
A hail map of the Augusta, GA area indicates the span of the storm. Hail as large as eggs and tennis balls (dark orange) pelted Richmond and Johnson counties, Augusta was in the direct path of the 2.5” hail. While half-dollar-sized hail (orange) hit further out in Montgomery County, and a margin of up to one-inch hail (yellow) surrounding the larger hail storms.
Local residents and weather experts posted images and videos of the storm and hail on social media:
According to NOAA storm and damage reports, many trees, branches, and power wires were toppled, roads were blocked, and homes were damaged in the Augusta, Georgia area. Road crews and local emergency first responders went out to help people get out of their homes and off the roads.
- Augusta: Egg-size hail near the University Hospital, two-inch hail near Wheeler Road and Jackson Road, golf-ball-size hail at Daniel Field Airport, 50 mph wind and golf ball size hail near Augusta National Golf Course, and 1-inch size hail on the Augusta University campus, in Richmond County.
- Davisboro: Multiple trees and powerlines were down.
- Kibbee: Half-dollar size hail reported, in Montgomery County.
- Wrightsville: A roof was blown off a manufactured home.
- Summertown: Trees and powerlines were down near Hwy 56.
- Staunton: Two homes had roof damage, and pecan trees were down.
- Norman Park: A tree fell on a car, on Seneca Drive.
- Scott: A roof was removed from a manufactured home.
- Metter: Many trees down, quarter-size hail along Route 23, ping pong ball size hail along Olifftown Road.
- Enigma: Trees and powerlines down, a 4” diameter branch down on Highway 82.
RestoreMasters would like to remind Augusta, Ga residents that doing inspections and assessments without proper expertise may cause details to be missed. This could decrease the possibility of insurance companies providing the necessary coverage for repairs and restorations. RestoreMasters helps with everything from assessments to final restorations.
Strong winds can rip open some roofing systems and cause severe roof wind damage.
Winds as low as 50 mph can cause some older roofs to be damaged.
The intensity of roof damage is determined by various factors: the velocity and impact of flying debris, the quality of the original installation, the building height and location in relation to other buildings, the angle and shape of the roof, and the material used on the roof.
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.
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.
Symptoms of storm damage problems do not always show up immediately.
And deadlines from insurance companies could hinder you from filing a claim later.
We serve the following types of property owners with hail or wind damage to tile roofing: hospitals and clinics, schools, universities, institutions, churches, condos, hotels, resorts, retail properties, warehouses, mult-family, historical properties, industrial properties and residential properties.
If your building recently sustained damage due to wind, hail, falling trees, collapsed roof, or other storm-related issues, give us a call today.
We are RestoreMasters, a restoration contractor specializing in wind & hail damage roofing, providing storm damage restoration services including: disaster response, commercial and industrial roofing, tile roof repair, emergency roof repair with tarp or shrink wrap, debris cleanup, water removal, pipe burst cleanup, water damage restoration, tornado damage roofing & restoration.
In addition to that, we respond to disaster situations with: hurricane damage roofing & restoration, mold remediation, interior restoration and construction, windows & doors, and other services to rebuild your property. We also provide fire damage restoration.
If you need storm damage repair, contact RestoreMasters.
As large loss claims experts, our team works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back on its feet.
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.
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.
We provide the following roofing services: TPO roofing repair, metal roofing replacement, tile roofing hail & wind damge repair, slate roofing replacement, asphalt shingle roofing repair from tornado damage, EPDM roofing restoration, roof coatings, torch down roofing, BUR roofing replacement, SBS-modified roofing repair, PVC roofing restoration.
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