Emergency Roofing Crews Respond to Leesburg, VA, Suffers Brunt of High-Wind & Hail Roof Damage on June 2, 2022

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Jun 3, 2022

High winds, heavy rains, and hailstones the size of hen eggs caused widespread property and roof damage in Leesburg, VA, on Thursday, June 2nd. In the aftermath of storm cells that drenched commercial properties during the hail and roof wind damage, emergency roofing repair crews are needed to secure buildings before business owners sustain further losses. RestoreMasters dispatched every available roofing and restoration contractor to implement emergency roof leak repair measures.

First-hand videos show driving winds pushing at trees and lashing automobiles and buildings with hard ice. Weather reports from WTOP News painted a picture of Loudon County residents suffering extensive wind and hail damage to roofing systems.

“Montgomery and Loudoun counties perhaps bore the brunt of Thursday’s severe weather: Radar-estimated rainfall rates of up to 2 inches per hour led to flash flooding on roadways near Bethesda. Hail over an inch in diameter fell around Leesburg, where crews were still working to unblock parts of Va. Route 7 during the evening commute,” WTOP News reported. “PEPCO was aware of 2,100 customers under outages in Montgomery County as of 7 p.m. Thursday. Across the Potomac, Virginia’s Dominion Energy reported nearly 1,700 homes and businesses without power in Loudoun County, with 1,100 of its Fairfax County customers also in the dark.”

A local wind and hail damage map indicates a centralized storm cell stretched from Southeast of Paeonian Springs near the Route 7 and Route 9 split to the edge of North Potomac in Maryland. The wide yellow areas highlighted on the storm damage map indicate hail upwards of 1.25 inches striking the region. The darker orange swaths point to hailstones upwards of 1.75 inches smashing glass and cracking rooftops. The light gray areas show fierce winds able to snap tree limbs and tear shingles, leaving commercial property owners in dire need of roof leak repair.

Hail Map, Leesburg, VA, June 2, 2022

Hail and storm videos and images have been shared on social media, by residents and local news centers:

The National Weather Service wind and hailstorm damage map shows a heavy cluster of high-wind incidents barreling through Northern Virginia and into Maryland. All told, the country sustained 138 severe wind events and 15 hailstorms on Thursday, June 2nd. Wide-reaching reports highlight the fact Leesburg, VA, and the surrounding area were slapped with the worst wind and hail roof damage.

  • Fairfax: Tree falls were reported at the intersection of Va-123, Ox Road, and Burke Centre Parkway.
  • Pamplin: A tree was leveled on Five Forks Road to the east of Pamplin.
  • Hampden Sydney: Intense winds dropped a tree near 2400 Block of Cumberland Road.
  • Hughesville: A fallen tree was reported near 3000 Block of Colonial Highway.
  • Leesburg: The Loudon County seat was blanketed by hard ice strikes the size of hen eggs that lasted approximately eight minutes. High winds downed multiple trees near the Route 7 and Dulles Greenway intersection, as well as Dry Mill Road.
  • Prospect: The Prince Edward County community saw upwards of 1,000 power outages due to driving wind damage.
  • Waterford: Trees were toppled near the Route 7 and Route 9 intersection just west of Leesburg. Snapped tree limbs downed power lines across northern Loudon County.

Although national weather reports did not effectively measure wind velocity on Thursday, June 2nd, limbs typically break at approximately 40 mph, and substantially greater force is needed to down a tree. RestoreMasters recently deployed emergency roofing teams to Caldwell County, NC, on May 26, 2022, to execute roof repair following hail and windstorms.

Some roofing systems can be severely harmed by damage from heavy winds, tornadoes, or hail. Older roofs are susceptible to severe wind damage, by winds as low as 50 mph. 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 do occur, an experienced disaster roofing contractor can stop leaks with tarping or shrink wrapping, where affected areas (or the entire roof) are covered with a durable shrink-wrapped plastic membrane till permanent repairs can take place. That way you can prevent mold growth from water intrusion.
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. Some storm damage problems do not produce symptoms right away. And deadlines from insurance companies could hinder you from filing a claim later.
Emergency response crews are available to assist commercial property owners with roof damage, frozen pipe damage, siding and window damage, and 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.
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.
Contact RestoreMasters if you need help fixing storm damage.
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.
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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