Emergency Roofing Crews Respond to Leesburg, VA, Suffers Brunt of High-Wind & Hail Roof Damage on June 2, 2022
Commercial Roofing & Restoration
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 and storm videos and images have been shared on social media, by residents and local news centers:
Ill take supercells with hail cores back to back weeks in the Southern Apps every day from here on out. This cell is headed into your area nearing the Tazewell Co line. @NWSBlacksburg #vawx— Billy Bowling (@babowling12) June 2, 2022
📍Lebanon, VA@WCYB_DavidBoyd @NWSMorristown @JessicaBurnsWX @capitalweather pic.twitter.com/imrBXet2Xp
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.
Tornadoes, hail, and even strong winds can cause severe wind damage to 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.
After a severe storm of hail or high winds, it is important to get your roof inspected, and have a property damage assessment report so that you can learn whether you have damage to your roofing system.
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.
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.
Many storm damage symptoms are not always evident immediately.
And insurance company deadlines could hinder your ability to file 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.
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.
We are a disaster restoration contractor providing damage restoration from hail, tornadoes, fire and flood. RestoreMasters responds to disaster emergencies by repairing roofing systems of commercial and residential buildings, starting with temporary solutions using tarp or shrink wrap to prevent leaks, until more permanent solutions are decided upon. We also assist with debris cleanup, water removal, burst pipe damage repair, water damage building restoration, tornado damage roofing & restoration, hurricane damage roofing & restoration, mold remediation, interior restoration and reconstruction, and many other services to rebuild your damaged property. We also provide fire & smoke damage restoration.
If you need storm damage repair, contact RestoreMasters.
Our team of large loss insurance claim experts works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back to pre-storm condition.
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.
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.
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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