Roofing for Wind Damage in Atlanta From May 3, 2021 Tornado

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Disaster Response Team

May 6, 2021

The RestoreMasters Disaster Response Team deployed to Atlanta following Monday’s tornado. The National Weather Service reported that an EF-1 tornado was on the ground for 1.5 miles in Douglas County. It cut a path 250 yards wide through residential and commercial areas.

In addition to tornado activity, strong winds caused severe wind damage to roofs, windows and walls. There were reports of a partially collapsed apartment building at Riverside Drive and Fulton Industrial Drive, downed trees and multiple metal roofs torn off. Many homes and commercial buildings also experienced severe shingle and siding damage from this storm.

Our Atlanta roof repair teams have been working around the clock in Atlanta, helping commercial property owners with roof wind damage and tree damage insurance claims. Monday’s storm comes on the heels of a strong thunderstorm that produced hail as big as 1.75″ on April 24. Monday’s storm was one of several large storms that blew across the south on Monday. Storms in Texas and Oklahoma dropped grapefruit sized hail in some areas punching holes in rooftops and shredding siding.

Tornado Roof Damage

Tornado winds can be incredibly destructive. Some older roofing systems 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.

Monday’s tornado produced sustained winds of 90 miles per hour, enough to rip roofing materials and siding off of buildings. Falling trees and debris cause additional damage.

After a storm like this, it’s important to have your roof professionally inspected to determine whether or not you have damage. If leaks area occurring, 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.

RestoreMasters Storm Assessment Team

Even if you were not in the direct path of the tornado, you may want to get your roof inspected. Some storm damage problems do not produce symptoms right away. And insurance company deadlines could hinder your ability to file a claim later.

The following counties in Georgia reported some type of damage: Douglas, Fulton, Walton, Madison, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Gwinnett, Barrow, Butts, Monroe, Clarke, Baldwin, Crawford, Washington, Houston, Burke, Bartow and others.

Communities and neighborhoods in the path of severe winds included: Doublegate, South Fulton, Fairplay, McWhorter, Druid Hills, Clairmont, Lavista, Briarcliff, Virginia Highlands, Emory, North Druid Hills, North Decatur, Clarkson, Tucker and others.

Below is a map that shows paths for the strongest winds. The tornado path is indicated in dark gray crossing Highway 6 and Interstate 285.

Roof Wind Damage Map Atlanta Tornado 5/3/21

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.

Metal Roof & AC Unit With Hail DamageIf 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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