Emergency Roof Repair Contractor On Scene After Wind Storms Damage Northeast Illinois Buildings on November 5, 2022

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Nov 6, 2022

Treacherous wind storms raced through Northeast Illinois on Saturday, Nov. 5th, leaving a wake of destruction and property owners in need of emergency roof repair. Crews were dispatched to secure roof wind damage before the rain soaked building interiors, forcing commercial building owners to seek water removal and remediation. RestoreMasters commercial roof inspection and repair specialists are in the area. Impacted building owners can contact them at the roof repair office in Chicago, IL.

“Thousands of Chicago-area residents were without power on Saturday as a strong storm barreled through.  The wind gusts were up to 60 mph, according to the National Weather Service. ComEd said that as of about 4 p.m., there were 1,354 outages affecting 28,535 customers,” Fox 32 reported. “There were trees down in many places, including Chicago, Elgin, and Griffith, Indiana. The storm also blew the roof off of an apartment building in Elk Grove Village.”

Commercial, industrial, and institutional building owners are urged to request a complimentary roof inspection. Although numerous structures suffered obvious roof wind damage, loose flashing, raised panels, and compromised seams in flat roofing systems often result in slow leaks. Commercial roof inspection services identify problem areas and the report supports a property owner’s insurance claim.

A local wind damage map shows multiple high-wind events highlighted in gray sections to the east of Chicago. Communities such as Rockford, Freeport, Sterling, Belvidere, and Joliet, took direct high-wind hits. The dark areas over Schaumburg and others indicate tornado-force winds inflicted heavy damage.


Hail and Wind Damage Map - Northeast Illinois, Tornadoes, Wind 11/5/2022

Social media images of wind storm activity:

The National Weather Service hailstorm, tornado, and wind damage map for Saturday, Nov. 5th, shows a concentration of storms over Northeast Illinois, and Southern Wisconsin. All told, there were 66 high wind incidents and two tornadoes touched down within 24 hours. Traditional news outlets and social media reports highlighted the need for emergency roofing support.

  • Big Rock: A twister touched down in Kendall County, driving 80 mph winds along the I-30 corridor. Trees snapped and utility poles were downed.
  • Coal Valley: Trees were toppled along Route 6.
  • Colona: Trees and powerlines were dropped, leaving residents without power.
  • DuPage Airport: Wind gusts were recorded as high as 77 mph at the airport.
  • Gridley: The canopy of a gas station was destroyed in McLean County. Impacted roofs were compromised by torrential downpours.
  • Lakeview: Social media images show trees fallen on top of automobiles.
  • Lanark: Reports of power lines being torn off buildings were reported in Whiteside County.
  • Loves Park: Multiple reports of power lines and outages circulated in Winnebago County.
  • Rapids City: Rock Island County law enforcement reported multiple trees down.
  • Rockford Airport: Straight-line wind speeds were recorded as high as 59 mph at the airport.
  • Roselle: Areas of Cook County suffered through destructive winds that reached 80 mph.
  • Stockton: Wind speeds topped 75 mph, as widespread property damage was reported in Jo Daviess County.
  • Tampico: Wind speeds neared 60 mph as roof shingles were torn and utility poles fell, according to law enforcement reports.
  • Urbana: Powerful wind gusts reached 66 mph in Champaign County.
  • Yorkville: Pictures of siding torn off a building was posted on social media.

When even minor wind and roof hail damage occurs, moisture infiltrations weaken support infrastructure and spur hazardous old growths. A commercial roof inspection professional locates leaks, so they can be cured.

RestoreMasters dispatched commercial roof inspection technicians to document the hail roof damage in St. Charles, IL, after a September 18, 2022, storm.

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

It's important to get a thorough roof inspection & property damage assessment following severe weather like this so that you can determine whether you have roof damage from hail or high winds. 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.
Rather than believing your roof is not damaged, if your property is anywhere in the area of the storm damage map, then you will want to get your roof inspected. Some storm damage problems do not produce symptoms right away. 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.
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.
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.
Contact RestoreMasters if you need assistance with storm damage repair.
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.
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.
We provide the following roofing services: TPO roofing repair, metal roofing replacement, tile roofing hail & wind damge repair, slate roofing replacement, asphalt shingle roofing repair from tornado damage, EPDM roofing restoration, roof coatings, torch down roofing, BUR roofing replacement, SBS-modified roofing repair, PVC roofing restoration.

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