Roof Hail Damage Repair Across Southwest Iowa Following September 17, 2022 Storm

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Sep 18, 2022

Massive hailstones smashed windshields and damaged rooftops across Southwest Iowa on Saturday, Sept. 17th, leaving commercial and agricultural building owners in dire need of emergency roof repair. RestoreMasters sent field crews to impacted communities and property owners can contact the roof repair office in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for a commercial roof inspection or repair team.

“The National Weather Service reports hail ranging from as small as pea- to as large as baseball ball size, fell across the area. Storms also brought winds of up to 70 miles per hour. The evening began at around 5:30-p.m. with a severe thunderstorm watch issued for the far west and southwest counties,” KJAN reported. “The warnings began to pop up about two hours later, including a tornado warning that was issued for southeast Montgomery and NE Page Counties. A possible tornado was indicated by radar, but there were no confirmed sightings.”

Enlisting commercial roof inspection services following a severe weather event can prevent unnecessary water damage to buildings. That’s why RestoreMasters urges businesses across Southwest Iowa to request a complimentary roof inspection.

A local hailstorm damage map shows multiple storm fronts trekking across Southwest Iowa. The yellow areas indicate hail up to 1.25 inches pelting communities. The light orange points to ice chunks up to 1.75 inches, damaging roof shingles and denting metal panels. But the dark orange and purple concentrations prove rocks of ice up to 3.5 inches in diameter inflicted significant hail roof damage.

Hail and Wind Damage Map - Southwest Iowa, Hail 9/17/2022

Images of storm developing and hailstones were posted to social media:

The National Weather Service high wind and hail damage map confirms a multi-pronged storm front devastated Iowa, as well as parts of Kansas, Nebraska, and Minnesota. A full accounting for Saturday, Sept. 17th, includes 28 high wind reports and 72 hailstone strikes. Boots on the ground reporting reveals the following hail property damage across Southwest Iowa counties.

  • Adams County: Corning was blanketed by quarter-sized hail and Carbon saw larger ice chunks hit buildings.
  • Cass County: The town of Griswold sustained ice fall along Route 92 the size of golf balls.
  • Montgomery County: Reports coming out of Grant indicate ice the size of quarters peppered the community. Elliot took hits from ice nearly 2 inches in diameter. Stanton felt the brunt of the county-wide event as hailstones the size of tennis balls shattered windshields and badly damaged roofs.
  • Pottawattamie County: The border county suffered among the worst hail roof damage with ice the size of large apples pounding commercial and agricultural buildings in Carson. Oakland and Council Bluffs took hits from golf ball-sized hail. Extreme winds able to tear off roof panels exceeded 70 mph in Hancock.
  • Lucas County: Businesses in Lucas and Chariton experienced roof damage as ice stones the size of ping pong balls struck in the evening.
  • Mills County: Hail the size of ping pong balls pelted communities such as Mineola around dusk.
  • Union County: Trained spotters discovered 1-inch ice pellets in Cromwell. The County Seat (Creston) took substantial damage as hail the size of golf balls cracked windshields and roof shingles.

Although tornado warnings were in effect during the devastating ice and high wind storms, spotters and meteorologists could not confirm a twister touched down. RestoreMasters put emergency repair teams on standby and has commercial roof inspection services specialists available to help expedite the insurance claims process. Roofing contractors helped West Des Moines and Clive, Iowa, business owners make a full recovery after a hailstorm pounded the region on August 19, 2022.

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

Winds as low as 50 mph can cause some older roofs to be damaged.

Roof damage can be severe or mild, depending on various factors which include: materials used on the roof, impact of debris, building height and proximity to other buildings, age, angle and shape of the roof and type of roofing.

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 companies can require you to get a claim in before their deadline.

Emergency response crews are available to assist commercial property owners with roof damage, frozen pipe 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.

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.

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

As large loss claims experts, our team works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back on its feet.

We are a turnkey restoration contractor providing help with all phases of restoration from emergency cleanup services to complete build back of your property.

The RestoreMasters team is comprised of professionals specializing in storm damage insurance restoration, including: insurance claims experts, public adjusters, large loss attorneys, roofing engineers, building engineers, interior construction experts, and other experts in the field of damage restoration.

We provide repair, replacement and restoration services due to tornado damage and hurricane damage for the following roofing systems: 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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