Water Mitigation & Disaster Restoration for Hurricane Ida

Commercial Roofing & Restoration

Disaster Response Team

Sep 3, 2021

As one of the largest storms in numerous years, Hurricane Ida blasted into New Orleans and southern Louisiana on Sunday, August 29, bringing catastrophic winds, torrential rains, and widespread damage. Power outages are expected to last for up to several weeks and the level of destruction—including massive storm surges—could take months for property owners to recover from.

Gulf coast property owners are expected to be able to start cleanup as soon as possible, which is why RestoreMasters has teams across southern Louisiana to assist with all manner of damage mitigation and water damage restoration tasks.

Examples of these types of tasks include tarping of damaged roofs, shrink wrap roofing, disaster cleanup, emergency roofing services, and more. One of the more critical issues that occurred with this once-in-a-lifetime storm is severe hurricane roof damage, which can put entire buildings at risk for water damage.

After severe roof and structural damage plus flooding, commercial property owners in Louisiana should be prepared to deal with mold and mildew damage, sheetrock damage, and more as the process continues. RestoreMasters is both experienced and knowledgeable about these protocols and is here to ensure our customers get the correct treatment during such trying times.

Hurricane Ida Water Mitigation Crew

 

As expected, resources and personnel abilities will be strained through the coming months as commercial property owners start the cleanup and build back processes. RestoreMasters encourages customers to plan ahead and join the Overwatch priority response list to ensure fast and effective service.

Now is the best time to handle water damage mitigation to keep any further storms or damage from occurring to buildings. However, the next few weeks will be a key factor for water damage restoration processes, which include demolition of damaged materials, mold remediation, and ultimately the rest of the build-back process.

Due to the extreme nature of this storm, the building back from the Hurricane could take weeks, months, or even years in some instances to complete. Thus, it is important to have a team on your side that knows the proper way to handle such a catastrophic amount of weather damage. Furthermore, it is vital to choose an experienced company that knows the various nuances of working with commercial insurance companies during such a widespread weather event.

Ida first made landfall in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, where it had maximum sustained hurricane winds of 150 MPH. Peak wind gusts for this community topped out at a devastating 178 MPH. It was the fifth-largest hurricane to ever make landfall within the United States and one of the worst the area has seen in nearly two hundred years.

Storm surges near coastal parts of the New Orleans area reached at least ten feet. Offshore waves measured by satellite were as high as thirty-eight feet at times. Communities within the region reported up to seventeen inches of rain within only a few hours—an absolutely catastrophic event for both loss of life and damage to buildings.

The remnants of the storm continued to make way through six states, causing large tornado outbreaks and killing over three dozen people. Flooding remains a concern in all areas affected by the weather event, which is why RestoreMasters is dispatching disaster response teams to help affected property owners in communities throughout the United States.

In addition to roof damage from hail, strong winds can rip open some roofing systems and cause severe roof wind damage. Some older roofs can be damaged by winds as low as 50 miles per hour. 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.

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 roof 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.

In addition to roof damage from hail, strong winds can rip open some roofing systems and cause severe roof wind damage. Some older roofs can be damaged by winds as low as 50 miles per hour. 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.

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 roof 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.

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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