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.

Strong winds can rip open some roofing systems and cause severe roof wind damage. Older roofs are susceptible to severe wind damage, by winds as low as 50 mph. 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) 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.
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 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 recently sustained damage due to wind, hail, falling trees, collapsed roof, or other storm-related issues, give us a call today.
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