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. Winds as low as 50 mph can cause some older roofs to be damaged. Roof damage can be severe or mild, depending on various factors which include: materials used on the roof, impact of debris, building height and proximity to other buildings, age, angle and shape of the roof and type of roofing.

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.
Get your roof inspected, even if you think there is no problem, especially if your property falls anywhere within the area of the hail and wind damage map. Many storm damage symptoms are not always evident immediately. 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.
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.
Shrink Wrap RoofingRestoreMasters 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, tile roof repair, water mitigation, burst pipe repair, water damage restoration, fire damage cleanup & fire damage restoration, debris cleanup, disaster response, tornado damage roofing & restoration, hurricane damage roofing & restoration, mold remediation, interior restoration and construction services to rebuild your property.
If you need help recovering from storm damage, contact RestoreMasters.
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. A turnkey restoration contractor, we can help you with all phases of restoration from emergency response services to total build back.
The RestoreMasters team is comprised of professionals specializing in storm damage insurance restoration, including: insurance claims experts, public adjusters, large loss attorneys, roofing engineers, building engineers, interior construction experts, and other experts in the field of damage restoration.
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