Roof Damage Inspections Needed After Davenport, FL, Suffers Hailstone Strikes on Sunday, May 15, 2022

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May 16, 2022

Property owners in Davenport, Florida, received a second helping of roof damage on Sunday, May 15th, as another rare hailstorm struck in less than one month.

The Davenport, FL area sustained five incidents of hail making ground fall over the last 12 months, based on reports by trained spotters. Doppler Radar indicates ice storms passed through the Polk County community 33 times with a pair of hailstone poundings in the last year, according to tracking reports. The previous ice strike occurred on April 17, 2022, when hailstorms pummeled much of Central Florida, including Davenport.

“A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for North Central Polk County Sunday evening, according to the National Weather Service. NWS said residents in the area can expect wind gusts up to 60 mph and quarter-size hail,” News Channel 8 warned Sunday, May 15th, as the storm approached. “The weather service added that strong winds and hail can cause damage to vehicles, roofs, siding, and trees. The warning is in effect until Sunday at 8:15 p.m. Residents in Davenport and Loughman are expected to receive the worst of the storm.”

A local hail damage map stretching from the eastern side of Route 27 to the Poinciana Parkway southwest of Intercession City shows a large front. The expansive yellow area indicates ice up to 1.25 inches in diameter impacted neighborhoods and business districts. Light orange patches highlight places that experienced ice up to 1.75 inches. Dark orange points to ice stones as large as tennis balls, causing hail damage to roofing systems.

Hail Map, Davenport, FL, May 15, 2022

High winds and hailstones cause damage throughout the area, and storm reports by citizens cover social media:

The National Weather Service tornado, high wind, and hailstorm damage map shows massive storm clusters over Arkansas, East Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Mississippi, and Missouri on May 15, 2022. But isolated hailstorms can be seen impacting Polk, Escambia, Santa Rosa, and St. Johns counties in Florida. The national reporting service tallied two tornados, 188 high wind incidents, and 151 hailstorms, with the following Polk County areas needing emergency roof repair.

  • Davenport: Hen Egg-sized hail struck the outskirts to the south, west, and north of the city.
  • Intercession City: Hail the size of quarters pelted buildings as severe wind gusts exceeded 60 mph. Wind roof damage as well as torn siding and fractured trees were expected in early reporting.
  • Loughman: Hailstones the size of limes struck commercial buildings along Ronald Reagan Parkway.

As Central Florida enters the rainy season, commercial property owners are urged to schedule roof damage inspections to prevent leaks and unnecessary losses. RestoreMasters provided hail damage roof repair in the aftermath of ice and windstorms in Augusta, Georgia, on May 6, 2022.

Tornadoes, hail, and even strong winds can cause severe wind damage to roofing systems. Some older roofs can sustain damage from only 50 mph winds. 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. 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. 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 assist commercial property owners with roof damage, frozen pipe damage, siding and window damage, and turnkey restoration services.
We provide services to clients of all types, with hail or wind damage to tile roofing, such as: hospitals, medical facilities, churches, schools, colleges & universities, museums, condos, hotels, warehouses, resorts, retail properties, 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.
Wind Damage to RoofWe 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.
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