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.

Severe storms, bringing hail, strong winds, or tornadoes can cause severe roof damage, by ripping off roofing systems.

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.

Circumstances do not always allow for immediate repair of roof leaks. In the meantime, an experienced disaster roofing contractor can cover the roof or affected area with a tarp or with a durable plastic shrink wrap material, until such a time when more permanent repairs can be made. We need to stop more moisture damage, so we can prevent mold growth.

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 problems do not produce symptoms right away.

And deadlines from insurance companies could hinder you from filing a claim later.

Commercial property owners can depend on RestoreMasters emergency response crews to assist them with catastrophic roof damage, siding and window damage, frozen pipe damageand 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.

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.

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 removal, 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.

If you need help recovering from storm damage, contact RestoreMasters.

Our team, comprised of large loss claims experts works directly with your insurance company to help get your business back into operation again as soon as possible.

A turnkey restoration contractor, we can help you with all phases of restoration from emergency response services to total build back.

RestoreMasters provides a large team of professionals working on your behalf, including: insurance claims experts, large loss attorneys, public adjusters, roofing and building engineers, interior construction experts, and other professionals with a specialty in storm and disaster damage insurance 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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