Roof Leak Repair Needed After Hailstorm Pelts Northwest Arkansas on Friday, April 15, 2022

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Apr 16, 2022

Northwest Arkansas sustained heavy property damage as a fast-moving hailstorm pounded rooftops in Benton and Washington counties on Friday, April 15th, 2022. RestoreMasters has hail damage roof repair specialists in the area to affect emergency leak repairs before the next storm sweeps across Oklahoma into the Natural State.

Fox 24 issued a weather alert indicating that a storm would travel through the Northwest corner, likely drenching Benton and Washington counties, among others. But the seemingly light spring rains were predicted to turn hazardous before nightfall.

“A second wave of energy will bring severe weather potential Friday night, including the possibility of damaging wind gusts, large hail, and one or two tornadoes,” Fox 24 reported. “Locations under the hatched area for hail could see hail sizes over 2-inches (hen egg/lime size) in diameter.”

Local hail damage maps show a large storm front stretching from west of Farmington through Springdale and as far east as Hindsville Lake. The yellow bands stretching from east to west highlight moderate icefall of approximately 1-inch in diameter. The light orange swaths show hail as large as 1.75 inches, striking Wheeler, Johnson, and as far east as Pilgrims Rest. Heavier ice balls up to 2.5 inches pelted south Springdale. But the largest hailstones — estimated at more than 2.5 inches — battered Springdale neighborhoods and the Springdale Municipal Airport.

Fayetteville, Arkansas, Hail Storm Map, April 15, 2022

Hail storms and images of stones are reported by citizens and news outlets on social media:

The National Weather Service storm damage maps show multiple hail, high wind, and tornado fronts trekking across Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama. All told, 16 wind events, seven tornados, and 55 hail reports were fielded by the national reporting service. Severe weather storms hit Northwest Arkansas hard Friday evening, and some trailed overnight into April 16th, dissipating before dawn. Wide-reaching hail property damage reports indicate the following communities sustained losses.

  • Fayetteville: Ice the size of quarters blanketed the community just before midnight.
  • Springdale: Taking the brunt of the hailstorm, the Washington County community sustained significant damage as ice the size of tennis balls pummeled commercial roofs and other structures overnight.
  • Business Districts: Areas along Highway 412 and Route 49 experienced the largest ice stone hits during the overnight storm.
  • Route 412: Communities including Sonora, Blue Springs Village, Pilgrims Rest, and Spring Valley saw quarter-sized ice blanket neighborhoods and businesses around the highway stretching from Springdale to the east before waning above Hindsville.

Commercial and residential property owners are urged to contact emergency roof repair specialists to inspect the condition of the building and promptly repair roof leaks. Rain and moisture can seep into cracks, weaken load-bearing supports and spur hazardous mold growths behind walls.

RestoreMasters recently responded to Eastern Arkansas, where property owners needed emergency roofing services to repair leaks and secure structures after hailstorms and tornadoes ravaged communities around Russellville and Fort Smith on Monday, April 11th, 2022.

Tornadoes, hail, and even strong winds can cause severe wind damage to roofing systems.

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

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.

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.

If your property was anywhere within the storm damage map, it would be best to get your roof inspected, even if you think your roof was not damaged.

Symptoms of storm damage problems do not always show up immediately.

And insurance company deadlines could hinder your ability to file a claim later.

Emergency response crews are available to provide property owners with assistance in turnkey restoration services, as well as assistance with frozen pipe damage, window damage, siding damage, and roof damage.

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.

Lighthouse Tabernacle - Sulphur, LARestoreMasters is a disaster restoration contractor, providing storm damage restoration from hail, tornadoes, fire and flood, responding to emergencies in disaster situations, by aiding with repair of commercial and industrial roofing, tile roofs, providing temporary solutions to cover damaged roofs with tarp or shrink wrap.

We also provide clean up of storm debris, water damage cleanup, frozen pipe burst cleanup, restoration after water damage, mold remediation, tornado damage roofing & restoration, hurricane damage roofing & restoration, interior restoration and construction and much more. We also provide fire damage cleanup & 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.

As a turnkey restoration contractor, we step in at the beginning with emergency response services and will stay with you throughout the entire process till your property is built back.

The RestoreMasters team of professionals includes: public adjusters, insurance claims experts, large loss attorneys, roofing and building engineers, interior restoration crews, and many more professionals specializing in insurance restoration for storm damage.

We do repair, replacement and restoration services on the following roofing systems: TPO roofing, metal roofing, tile roofing for hail damage, slate roofing, asphalt shingle roofing from hurricane damage, EPDM roofing, roof coatings, torch down roofing, BUR roofing, SBS-modified roofing repair, PVC roofing.

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