Roof & Property Repairs Underway After Hail Storm in La Belle, Florida, April 4, 2022

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Apr 5, 2022

Monday afternoon, April 4, 2022, LaBelle, Florida, and surrounding areas had severe thunderstorms with hail ranging from 1-inch to 1.5-inch stones. RestoreMasters crews have been busy throughout the county providing assistance with emergency roof repair and siding restoration due to pelting from the large hailstones.

Damage from hail is determined by the stone size and wind velocity. Generally, any storm with hailstones over 1" or the size of a quarter will cause roof and property damage. According to this guide How To Spot Roof Hail Damage, the roofing material can also determine how much damage. For example, organic asphalt shingles will be damaged by 1-inch hailstones. But S-shaped concrete tiles will be damaged by 2-inch stones or larger. Hail damage on a roof is difficult to determine from the ground with an untrained eye and often goes unnoticed by building owners. It can affect the integrity and longevity of a roof, that is why it is a good idea to call on an experienced inspector to do an evaluation and help provide accurate and well-documented reporting for insurance claims.

NBC-2.com reports that LaBelle residents were stunned to see quarter-sized hail dropping from a severe thunderstorm that blew through their city. In some areas, the stones were up to golf ball size (1.5-inch). The storm that hit LaBelle was part of a broader storm system that also caused severe roof hail damage in Sebring.

The map indicates areas that were affected. Yellow areas indicate 1-inch hail, while orange indicates 1.25-inch stones. Roof and siding damage was widespread along with damage to cars, gardens, shrubs and outdoor equipment, such as central air conditioner units.

Hail Map LaBelle, Florida - April 4, 2022

Hail storms are immensely damaging to the roof and siding of a home. Experienced contractors specializing in inspecting and assessing storm damage can help homeowners accurately report damage to their insurance companies. RestoreMasters wants anyone owning a home or business to know that they have crews in the LaBelle area who have many years of experience in dealing with hail and storm damage.

National Weather Service indicates confirmed reports of hail in LaBelle and surrounding communities in Hendry County.

  • Hendry County - Severe thunderstorms with hail, quarter to one-half dollar size hail in LaBelle, reports of a car dented by large hail along Hwy 80 at the Glades and Hendry county border.

With hailstones of the reported sizes, there is sure to be roof and siding damage. And with reports of a heavy thunderstorm, there were likely strong wind gusts accompanying it. Strong winds can rip open some roofing systems and cause severe roof wind damage. 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. 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) is covered with a durable shrink wrapped plastic membrane till permanent repairs can take place.

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Even if you don't think your roof was damaged, you will want to get your roof inspected if your property falls anywhere within the hail damage map. Some storm damage problems do not produce symptoms right away. And insurance company deadlines could hinder your ability to file a claim later.

Emergency response crews are available to assist commercial property owners with roof 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.

Metal Roof & AC Unit With Hail DamageIf your building recently sustained damage due to wind, hail, falling trees, collapsed roof or other storm-related issues, give us a call today.

RestoreMasters 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, water damage restoration, debris cleanup, disaster response, interior restoration and construction services to rebuild your property.

If you need help, contact RestoreMasters.

As large loss claims experts, our team works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back on its feet. A turnkey restoration contractor, we can help you with all phases of restoration from emergency response services to total build back.

Our team of professionals includes: insurance claims experts, public adjusters, building engineers, roofing engineers, interior construction experts, large loss attorneys and other professionals specialized in storm damage insurance restoration projects.

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