Emergency Roofing Contractors Respond To Aftermath Of Hail And Wind Storm in Augusta, Georgia on May 6, 2022

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May 7, 2022

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.

Hail Map, Augusta, Georgia, May 6, 2022

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.

Some roofing systems can be severely harmed by damage from heavy winds, tornadoes, or hail. Some older roofs can sustain damage from only 50 mph winds. 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. 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.
Get your roof inspected, even if you think there is no problem, especially if your property falls anywhere within the area of the hail and wind damage map. Symptoms of storm damage problems do not always show up 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.
The types of clients that consistently rely on RestoreMasters to assist them with hail or wind damage to tile roofing includes: all commercial buildings, hospitals, schools, churches, condos, apartments, hotels, resorts, restaurants, dealerships, retail properties, historical homes & buildings, warehouses and industrial properties.
Call us today, if your building or roofing system has seen damage from fallen trees or collapsed roof or any other damage from hail, tornadoes or wind storms.
Lighthouse Tabernacle - Sulphur, LARestoreMasters is a disaster restoration contractor, providing storm damage restoration from hail, tornadoes, fire and flood, responding to emergencies in disaster situations, by aiding with repair of commercial and industrial roofing, tile roofs, providing temporary solutions to cover damaged roofs with tarp or shrink wrap. We also provide clean up of storm debris, water damage cleanup, frozen pipe burst cleanup, restoration after water damage, mold remediation, tornado damage roofing & restoration, hurricane damage roofing & restoration, interior restoration and construction and much more. We also provide fire damage cleanup & restoration.
Contact RestoreMasters if you need assistance with storm damage repair.
As large loss claims experts, our team works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back on its feet. We provide all aspects of building restoration, from emergency response services and cleanup to total build back of your facility.
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.
Types of roofing systems we repair & replace: 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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