Roofing for Hail Damage in Norman, OK From April 28, 2021 Storms
Commercial Roofing & Restoration
RestoreMasters emergency roofing and repair teams were immediately helping with repairs in Norman, Oklahoma after strong storms dropped damaging hail on Wednesday, April 24th. Cleveland county was hit the hardest in this round of storms, and the National Weather Service shared multiple reports of severe property and vehicle damage from large hailstones. Large hail reports also came in from Bethel Hills and Centerview areas, in Pottawatatomie county.
The OU Daily shared harsh images of the damage after 80mph winds and baseball sized hailstones ripped through the area, showing millions of dollars in damage done to local homes and businesses. It only takes a 1″ or above diameter hail stone to cause damage to asphalt shingles, and locals reported hail over 3” in diameter, with the largest reported at 3.2”.
Local hail maps indicate the largest hailstones were concentrated over Norman, Newcastle, Bridge Creek, and Blanchard with several instances of 2.5” or larger hailstones (purple). Other communities that may have seen damage from this storm include Pocasset, Carnegie, Anaparko, Tuttle, Moore, and Shawnee.
In addition to hail, strong winds can be incredibly destructive on roofing systems. Some older roofs can be damaged by winds as low as 50 miles per hour. The severity of 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 quality of original roof installation.
KFOR described the storm as ‘essentially a hurricane with large hail,’ as it caused extensive damage to homes, businesses, and vehicles. Hailstones typically produced by severe thunderstorms can fall 25-40 miles per hour. Hail 2-4” in diameter can reach speeds as fast as 70mph. Roof damage from hail and high-speed winds often goes unnoticed until property owners start seeing leaks or cracks.
This hailstorm was so destructive it punched holes through the local Wal-Mart in Norman.
Following severe weather like this, it’s important to get a thorough roof inspection & property damage assessment to determine whether or not you have roof damage from hail or wind. If leaks do occur, an experienced disaster roofing contractor can stop leaks with tarping or shrink wrapping, where affected areas (or the entire roof) is covered with a durable shrink wrapped plastic membrane till permanent repairs can take place.
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 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, 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.
If your building recently sustained damage due to wind, hail, falling trees, collapsed roof or other storm-related issues, give us a call today.
RestoreMasters 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, water damage restoration, debris cleanup, disaster response, interior restoration and construction services to rebuild your property.
If you need help, contact RestoreMasters.
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.
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.
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