The Midwest had seen mostly wind storms thus far for 2015… that all ended this August. The system that kicked up on the 1st blew into the Chicago on the 2nd where it consequently picked up some headlines with its wrath. It unleashed 1 to 2+ inch hail and a few small tornados in Chicagoland during many outdoor events. By August 3rd the same weather pattern came to the Cincinnati area where more large hail, as large as 2.25 inches wide, would be driven by winds in excess of 45 MPH. Liberty Township, Mason, and West Chester, would take some of the biggest hits in Ohio before the storm moved on. The eastern seaboard would feel the storm as well but without as much hail.
Roofs Would Suffer Most in the Wake of the August Hail Damage to Mason & West Chester, Ohio
Roofing Annex, known for its Storm Damage Services, received dozens of call by the morning after the hail storm. Calls poured in about leaking roofs in Mason, a Liberty Township broken tree limb in an attic, a few missing asphalt shingles in West Chester, and a whole lot of worry about what the thunderous hail had done to roofs from all over the region. In the days since, our roof inspectors have been busy fielding the call that continue to come.
The following images and accounts from our own company headquarter town of West Chester shows just what sort of damage can occur when 2 inch hail hits.
Our inspections have been turning up hail damage mostly in Hamilton, Liberty Township, Mason, and West Chester while old and new wind damage is wide-spread in the Cincinnati Region to Dayton region.
The Storm Swath Shows August Hail Damage to Mason, West Chester, Hamilton, Liberty Township, and More
HailWatch™ provides various storm tracking and aftermath data that many use to understand storm zones, patterns, and much more. Roofing Annex looks for data like hail size and wind speed to determine the likelihood of damage in an area. Roof size, age, and the type of shingle (brand & make) play in to this. We use this information to help better inform homeowners of their risk level.
Take a look at “storm swath” above of the August 3rd storm. Unfortunately the wind data doesn’t show on it but wind speeds spikes ranged from 40 to 58 MPH in the region. A roof over 12 YO that was hit with 1+” hail should definitely get a roof exam!
Our free roof exam doesn’t just take into account the surface shingles. When one of Roofing Annex’s HAAG certified storm damage technicians inspects a roof they look at the whole roofing system. Flashings, gutters, vents, skylights, solar panels, chimneys, ridge-caps, insulation, and other attached components make up this system and hail can affect most of them.
Call us today to schedule a free inspection and comprehensive consultation.
Roofing Annex is a BBB Accredited Business with an A+ rating. In fact, anywhere you look for reviews you’ll find us pulling over 4.5 stars. Here are few kind words from our clients:
Roofing Annex provided a higher level of customer care/service than I would have thought possible for a roofing contractor. They made me rethink what professionalism is and made me realize that my roof may be the single most important piece of my home and worth proactive care. My re-roof went spectacularly and I’d do it all over again.
-Emily B. of Mason, OH
Ryan was a perfect gentleman in his care for our home, our neighbors, and with taking care of all my concerns and questions. The project was a delightful one given the amount of attention I was given. Thanks again to all the crew!
– Kristin S. of West Chester, OH
Fabulous Work!!! Every detail I’d expect and more from a company that touts itself as an “industry leader”. I admit to being difficult to work with due to a need for perfection and I never once felt myself being so… they guided me, listened to me and maintained a totally professional edge continuously.
-Linda A. of Liberty Township, OH
Roofing Annex is the most trusted restoration contractor servicing the Cincinnati area. Our clients, shingle manufactures, and the Better Business Bureau all give us 5 stars. We provide homeowners with unparalleled roofing solutions via:
- General Repairs (Roof, Siding, Gutters, etc.)
- Storm Damage Services (Certified Inspections & Insurance Claim Advocacy)
- Exterior Extras (Doors, Windows, Siding, Gutters, & Metal-work)
- New Roofing (Asphalt, Cedar, Metal, etc.)