Roofing Contractors Respond To Widespread Hail Damage Across Southwest Kansas On Friday, April 22, 2022

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Apr 23, 2022

Families across Southwest Kansas sheltered under tornado threat on Friday, April 22nd, 2022, but it was fierce hailstorms that inflicted widespread property damage. RestoreMasters emergency roofing crews responded to early weather reports in an effort to expedite roof repairs and prevent further property damage.

CBS News affiliate KCTV 5 reported that large hailstorm concentrations hovered around Finney County, particularly Garden City.

“One storm approaching Garden City packs a punch with winds of 70-plus mph. A storm south of town that could impact Garden City has the potential to dump large hail. Garden City police reported down power lines in the area, causing some power outages,” KCTV 5 reported.

At KSN News, severe weather coverage focused on Leoti in Wichita County. Residential and commercial building owners in the County Seat suffered among the worst hail damage to roofing systems. Large ice stones caused extensive destruction, and the media outlet spoke with a local Farm Bureau representative, urging property owners to promptly file insurance claims.

“Because, like the people with broken windows, they need to get their repairs immediately, and unfortunately, when something like this happens, and there is so much damage, every roof cannot be replaced within a week. So, we are here just to make sure our insurers our taken care of,” a Farm Bureau official reportedly said.

A local hail damage map indicates multiple storm fronts stretched across Southwest Kansas from the Oklahoma line south of Rolla to Leoti. The yellow bands on the severe weather map show hail as large as 1.25 inches pelting the entire Southwest. The color-coded storm map also highlights places such as Hugoton, Ulysses, and Garden City in orange, where ice up to 2.5 inches struck automobiles and buildings. And the patch of purple is where ice of more than 2.5 inches blanketed communities.

Wind & Hail Map Southwest Kansas - April 22, 2022

Hail damage all through the area, storm reports are posted on social media.

The National Weather Service wind and hailstorm map points to intense storms across the Midwest. From North Texas to South Dakota, national reporting totals accounted for 86 high wind incidents, 11 tornados, and 157 hailstorms that resulted in substantial residential and commercial property damage that require emergency roof repair. Wide-reaching hail and roof wind damage developments resulted in the following.

  • Dighton: Hail as large as half-dollars cracked roofs and windshields.
  • Garden City: Icefall sightings indicate chunks as large as 1.25 inches hit neighborhoods and commercial structures.
  • Healy: Ice the size of a lime caused roof damage just before 10 pm.
  • Holcomb: Hailstorms dumped ice between 8:11 and 8:40 pm, with some as large as a half-dollar covering the ground.
  • Hugoton: Ping pong ball-sized ice affected property owners in Stevens County at approximately 8:06 pm.
  • Lakin: Quarter-sized hail pelted areas around Kearny County Hospital and Highway 400.
  • Leoti: The largest hailstones of the Friday, April 22, storms battered the Wichita County community as ice the size of baseballs inflicted property damage. One resident sustained a head injury while attempting to retrieve a family pet.  
  • Ulysses: Route 25 and Highway 160 east of the intersection experienced hail the size of hen eggs.

Morton County saw hail fall across communities such as Rolla, Elkhart, and Richfield, with the largest approaching the size of golf balls. Retail stores and other commercial building owners are urged to schedule an emergency roof repair inspection and contact insurance carriers with estimates. Immediate roof leak repair can prevent inventory losses and weakened support beams from water penetrations. RestoreMasters recently engaged in hail damage roof repair when high winds and ice impacted Garfield County, Oklahoma, on Sunday, April 10, 2022.

Strong winds can rip open some roofing systems and cause severe roof wind damage.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 storm damage repair, contact RestoreMasters.

Our team of large loss insurance claim experts works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back to pre-storm condition.

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.

Types of roofing systems we repair & replace: TPO roofing, metal roofing, tile roofing, slate roofing, asphalt shingle roofing, EPDM roofing, roof coatings, torch down roofing, BUR roofing, SBS-modified roofing, PVC roofing.

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