More Roof Damage in Hays, KS Following Hail Storm on August 7, 2021
Commercial Roofing & Restoration
Another round of storms producing wind and hail passed through Hays, Kansas on Saturday, August 7th. In response to potential damage to buildings in the area, RestoreMasters continues to keep expert teams in the area to assist with cleanup. In fact, we’ve continued to have personnel helping customers in the region since the big hail storm that stretched from Ellis to McPherson on May 26.
According to reports, the vast majority of falling hail occurred over the town of Ellis and Hays-Munjor Regional Airport. Damage is unknown at this time, but we can tell that local meteorologists have measured the hailstones at 1” to 1.25” in diameter based on the local weather map (yellow).
Wind was also significant during this storm. In Victoria, residents experienced 71 MPH wind gusts that knocked down power lines and uprooted trees. In Saline County, winds reached as high as 61 MPH, breaking power poles and lines.
It is important to note that this was just one of several storms that hit various regions in Kansas on the same day. While the path of the storm was relatively limited, plenty of damage was done. According to the National Weather Service, hail or damaging winds were reported in the Kansas Counties of:
- Ellis – 71 MPH wind gusts. Tree limbs broken and roof shingles missing from buildings in Victoria. Power lines down in Hays.
- Ellsworth – 63 MPH wind gusts. Multiple trees down in Ellsworth.
- Saline – Wind gusts reaching 64 MPH at Salina Municipal Airport. Broken power poles and snapped tree trunks.
- Decatur – Strong winds of 50 to 60 MPH. Residents reported small hen egg size hail that completely covered the ground.
In addition to roof damage from hail, strong winds can rip open some roofing systems and cause severe roof wind damage. Some older roofs can be damaged by winds as low as 50 miles per hour. The severity of roof damage depends on several factors including: type and age of roofing materials, presence of flying debris, roof shape and angle, building height and proximity to adjacent structures and the quality of original roof installation.
Following severe weather like this, it's important to get a thorough roof inspection & property damage assessment to determine whether or not you have roof damage from hail or wind. 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) is covered with a durable shrink wrapped plastic membrane till permanent repairs can take place.
Even if you don't think your roof was damaged, you will want to get your roof inspected if your property falls anywhere within the hail damage map. Some storm damage problems do not produce symptoms right away. And insurance company deadlines could hinder your ability to file a claim later.
Emergency response crews are available to assist commercial property owners with roof damage, siding and window damage and turnkey restoration services.
Our clients include: schools, hospitals, hotels, churches, resorts, retail, warehouse, industrial and other commercial properties as well as residential properties with hail or wind damage to tile roofing systems.
If your building recently sustained damage due to wind, hail, falling trees, collapsed roof or other storm-related issues, give us a call today.
RestoreMasters 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, water damage restoration, debris cleanup, disaster response, interior restoration and construction services to rebuild your property.
If you need help, contact RestoreMasters.
As large loss claims experts, our team works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back on its feet. A turnkey restoration contractor, we can help you with all phases of restoration from emergency response services to total build 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.
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