Emergency Roofing Crews Respond to Hail Damage Across Okmulgee, Muskogee & Tahlequah, OK on Friday, April 15, 2022

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Apr 16, 2022

Okmulgee, Muskogee, Tahlequah, and other communities sustained heavy hail damage on Friday, April 15th, 2022, as storm fronts swept Eastern Oklahoma. RestoreMasters placed emergency roofing crews on alert to respond and affect roof leak repair before rain drenches commercial buildings.

The hail damage to roofing systems appears substantial and widespread as multiple fronts struck residential and commercial areas. The Sooner state typically experiences persistent hail deep into May, and tornado winds are common through June. This year has been no different as the recent severe weather event stretched across Eastern Oklahoma counties.

A local hailstorm damage map shows formations as far west as Stroud and east across the Arkansas border, where Fort Smith took icefall. The Broken Arrow outskirts of Tulsa experienced a pelting as hail reached as far south as the Arkansas River below Sallisaw. The yellow areas shown on the hail property damage map highlight regions blunted by ice as large as 1.25 inches that doused areas such as Fort Gibson, Wainwright, Roland, Coweta, and Lake Eufaula State Park, among others. The orange swaths show cities and towns such as Muskogee and Tahlequah taking direct hits from ice stones as large as 2.5 inches in diameter, causing hail damage on roofs and automobiles as it spread across neighborhoods and business districts.

Oklahoma, Hail Storm Map, April 15, 2022

Images and videos of hail storm and large stones posted to social media.

The National Weather Service severe weather map shows storms moving across Eastern Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Alabama on Friday, April 15th. The national reporting services accounted for seven tornados, 16 high wind damage incidents, and 55 hailstorms that require residential or commercial roof repair within a 24-hour period. In Eastern Oklahoma, the following areas suffered hail property damage.

  • Creek County: Towns sustained damage from outlying hail fronts in Bristow and Depew.
  • Council Hill: The town sustained icefall as large as hen eggs.
  • Morris: Neighborhoods were spared from some of the largest ice as only 1-inch hail blanketed the area.
  • Okmulgee: The county seat sustained significant roof storm damage as ice the size of limes pounded buildings during the morning.
  • Porum: Ice the size of a quarter hit the Muskogee County community around noon.
  • Preston: At least three hailstone falls occurred across the unincorporated Okmulgee County community after dark. Golf ball-sized ice struck between 9 and 10 pm.
  • Rentiesville: McIntosh County experienced multiple hail events, ranging from 1-inch ice stones to some as large as hen eggs. The speed and density of such hailstones cause roof shingles to crack.

Oklahomans are no strangers to severe wind, tornados, and intense hailstorms. According to a Weather Underground report, “The U.S. Weather Bureau’s Climatological Data by Sections Vol. 22, Part 2 (April-June 1935) mentions a hailstorm producing 8-inch-diameter hailstones near Ponca City, Oklahoma, on April 17, 1935.” That equals among the largest ice stones to hit American cities and towns.

Property owners are urged to contact commercial roof repair professionals to close any cracks and cure any potential roof leaks before moisture negatively impacts the building’s structural integrity. RestoreMasters recently responded to Central Mississippi after high winds damaged buildings on April 13, 2022.

Severe storms, bringing hail, strong winds, or tornadoes can cause severe roof damage, by ripping off roofing systems.

Winds as low as 50 mph can cause some older roofs to be damaged.

Several factors will determine the severity of roof damage: the height of the building and proximity to nearby structures, the quality of work by the original installers, the shape and angle of the roof, the age and type of roofing materials, and the impact from debris.

Getting a roof inspection & property damage assessment after severe weather like this is important for determining whether you need to address 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.

Some storm damage symptoms take time to appear.

And insurance companies sometimes enforce deadlines for claims, so you need to get your claim filed quickly.

Emergency response crews are available to provide property owners with assistance in turnkey restoration services, as well as assistance with frozen pipe damage, window damage, siding damage, and roof damage.

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.

Give us a call today, if the building on your property recently was damaged from wind, fallen trees, hail, collapsed roof or any other storm-related damage.

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 removal, 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.

Contact RestoreMasters if you need assistance with storm damage repair.

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.

A turnkey restoration contractor, we can help you with all phases of restoration from emergency response services to total build back.

The RestoreMasters team is comprised of professionals specializing in storm damage insurance restoration, including: insurance claims experts, public adjusters, large loss attorneys, roofing engineers, building engineers, interior construction experts, and other experts in the field of damage restoration.

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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