Roofing Contractor on the Scene After Hail, High Winds & Tornadoes Rip Through Louisiana on November 29, 2022

Commercial Roofing & Restoration

Disaster Response Team

Nov 30, 2022

Hailstones pounded parts of Louisiana as high winds and tornadoes inflicted property roof damage in Madison and Caldwell on Tuesday, Nov. 29th. Building owners across Louisiana required emergency roof repair to shore up leaks and prevent water damage.

RestoreMasters has experts in the area to secure structures and provide commercial roof inspection services to expedite insurance claims. Commercial, industrial, agricultural, and institutional property owners can call the roof repair office in Baton Rouge, LA, for a prompt response. 

“The National Weather Service Tuesday night reported structural damage from a ‘confirmed tornado’ in Caldwell Parish, and sheriff’s deputies are on the scene of significant damage. According to Caldwell Parish Sheriff Clay Bennett, two people were injured after several homes were damaged by a confirmed tornado,” KNOE 8 reported. “According to the NWS, they received reports of damage along Highway 126 six miles southeast of Clarks. The report followed another report of a radar-confirmed tornado striking just after 6 p.m. Tuesday 7 miles southeast of Columbia. The storm was moving at 45 miles an hour at the time of the warning.”

Property owners who sustained wind or roof hail damage are urged to request a complimentary roof inspection. Hailstone strikes generally leave dents and cracks that rust and evolve into leaks. Tornadoes generate a vacuum-like force that pulls on rubber and metal roofing systems. A commercial roof inspection documents the wind and hail property damage for insurance claims.

A local high wind, tornado and hail damage map shows pronounced hailstorms and tornado damage paths across Louisiana. The yellow areas near Zwolle, Natchitoches, and Winnfield indicate hail up to 1.25 inches made ground fall. The orange concentrations show ice up to 1.75 inches pounded rooftops and outbuildings. Black streaks on the map of the tornado in Louisiana confirm twisters cut paths of destruction.

Hail and Wind Damage Map Louisiana Hail Wind Tornado Damage 11/29/2022

Tornado and storm damage videos posted on social media:

The National Weather Service hail, high wind, and tornado damage map shows numerous storms stretching across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky. All told, there were 95 high wind incidents, 42 hailstorms, and 57 tornados on Tuesday, Nov. 29th. Traditional news outlets and social media platforms reported the following high wind and hail property damage across Louisiana.

  • Belmont: Golf ball-sized ice struck rooftops across Sabine Parish.
  • Clarks: Structural damage was reported after an EF3 was confirmed in Caldwell Parish. The tornado cut a 7-mile path destroying roofs and outbuildings. At least one roof was completely stripped off a building.
  • Dubberly: A roof was torn off an agricultural building. Utility poles and trees were downed across roads in Webster Parish.
  • Many: At approximately 4 pm, quarter-sized hail blanketed the community.
  • Monroe: Wind speeds of 64 mph were recorded at Monroe Regional Airport.
  • Natchitoches: Hail the size of golf balls cracked windshields and damaged roofing systems.
  • Robeline: Ice chunks the size of half dollars pelted Hagewood Community. Other sections took strikes from hail the size of golf balls.
  • Thomastown: Storm chasers posted images of twisters ripping through Madison Parish on social media.
  • Zwolle: Quarter-sized ice fell across the Sabine Parish community.

RestoreMasters completely rebuilt the Lighthouse Tabernacle in Calcasieu Parish, LA, after Hurricane Laura made landfall. The restoration process involved shrink wrap roofing to protect against water damage, as well as a new metal roof, siding, gutters, and interior renovations.

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

Some older roofs can sustain damage from only 50 mph winds.

Several factors will determine the severity of roof damage: the height of the building and proximity to nearby structures, the quality of work by the original installers, the shape and angle of the roof, the age and type of roofing materials, and the impact from debris.

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.

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.

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.

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

And insurance companies sometimes enforce deadlines for claims, so you need to get your claim filed quickly.

Emergency response crews are available to assist commercial property owners with roof damage, frozen pipe damage, siding and window damage, and turnkey restoration services.

We serve the following types of property owners with hail or wind damage to tile roofing: hospitals and clinics, schools, universities, institutions, churches, condos, hotels, resorts, retail properties, warehouses, mult-family, historical properties, industrial properties and residential properties.

Give us a call today, if the building on your property recently was damaged from wind, fallen trees, hail, collapsed roof or any other storm-related damage.

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 help fixing storm damage.

As one of the nation's leading large loss claims experts, our team of independent adjusters works directly with your insurance company to help expedite the process and get your facility back to full operation in no time.

We provide all aspects of building restoration, from emergency response services and cleanup to total build back of your facility.

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 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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