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

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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.

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.

Getting a roof inspection & property damage assessment after severe weather like this is important for determining whether you need to address roof damage from hail or high winds.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

March 25, 2021 Tornado DamageWe are RestoreMasters, a restoration contractor specializing in wind & hail damage roofing, providing storm damage restoration services including: disaster response, commercial and industrial roofing, tile roof repair, emergency roof repair with tarp or shrink wrap, debris cleanup, water removal, pipe burst cleanup, water damage restoration, tornado damage roofing & restoration.

In addition to that, we respond to disaster situations with: hurricane damage roofing & restoration, mold remediation, interior restoration and construction, windows & doors, and other services to rebuild your property. We also provide fire damage restoration.

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

Our team, comprised of large loss claims experts works directly with your insurance company to help get your business back into operation again as soon as possible.

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.

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.

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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