Commercial Roof Damage Inspections Underway in New Port Richey, Florida, For Tornado And Hail Damage After Storm On May 31, 2022

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Jun 1, 2022

A tornado caused damage in New Port Richey, Florida on May 31, 2022, but thankfully no one was hurt. There was damage to homes, vehicles, downed trees, and debris tossed throughout the area. Residents watched the funnel clouds appear before their eyes. According to WFLA.com, one resident said she watched the funnel cloud form, but then shortly after she ran inside and hid in the bathroom. “It just started taking things from the ground and turning it around, turn it, spinning it, winds started forming and debris started flying, everything started flying,” she said.

Wind and debris being thrown against roofs and tornadic-wind-driven hail can cause great damage to roof tiles and shingles. It is imperative to have a roof inspection after an incident like this, to avoid water seepage under tiles and shingles due to cracked, chipped, or sheared-off tiles or shingles. Early in April, La Belle, Florida had a hail storm, dropping golf-ball-sized stones, RestoreMasters aided in the aftermath of that with roof inspections and insurance claim reporting.

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The local hail and tornado map indicates the path of the tornado (black), in the southeast area of the hail storm, which dropped up to 1” hail (yellow).

Hail Map, New Port Richey, FL, May 31, 2022

Images of the tornado and damage were posted to social media by residents and news centers.

NOAA’s storm and damage map report indicates damage in the Port Richey area, Pasco County and surrounding areas of Florida.

  • New Port Richey: Debris and tree down on three cars, tree and aluminum laying on power lines.
  • Town ‘N’ Country: Multiple reports of a funnel cloud and possible tornado.
  • Desoto Lakes: Multiple reports of funnel cloud sightings in the area.
  • Madison: Tree down at Hwy 145 at Shrine Club Road, Tree down on powerline just south of Madison.
  • Hanson: Large tree down at Almond Ave and Shrine Club Road.
  • Cherry Lake: Tree down on Hwy 53.
  • Lehigh Acres: Large tree toppled.
  • West Samoset: Utility poles snapped and roof damage at Pictown Mobile Home Park.

It is imperative to deal with roof damage immediately, with emergency coverage either shrink wrapping or tarping, in order to prevent water damage from future rain storms. RestoreMasters has experts in the area who are working to provide emergency solutions.

Strong winds can rip open some roofing systems and cause severe roof wind damage. Older roofs are susceptible to severe wind damage, by winds as low as 50 mph. The intensity of roof damage is determined by various factors: the velocity and impact of flying debris, the quality of the original installation, the building height and location in relation to other buildings, the angle and shape of the roof, and the material used on the roof.

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. Circumstances do not always allow for immediate repair of roof leaks. In the meantime, an experienced disaster roofing contractor can cover the roof or affected area with a tarp or with a durable plastic shrink wrap material, until such a time when more permanent repairs can be made. We need to stop more moisture damage, so we can prevent mold growth.
If your property was anywhere within the storm damage map, it would be best to get your roof inspected, even if you think your roof was not damaged. Symptoms of storm damage problems do not always show up immediately. And insurance companies can require you to get a claim in before their deadline.
Commercial property owners can rest assured that emergency response crews are available to assist with window, siding and roof damage, frozen pipe damage as well as turnkey restoration services.
We serve the following types of property owners with hail or wind damage to tile roofing: hospitals and clinics, schools, universities, institutions, churches, condos, hotels, resorts, retail properties, warehouses, mult-family, historical properties, industrial properties and residential properties.
If your building recently sustained damage due to wind, hail, falling trees, collapsed roof, or other storm-related issues, give us a call today.
Lighthouse Tabernacle - Sulphur, LARestoreMasters is a disaster restoration contractor, providing storm damage restoration from hail, tornadoes, fire and flood, responding to emergencies in disaster situations, by aiding with repair of commercial and industrial roofing, tile roofs, providing temporary solutions to cover damaged roofs with tarp or shrink wrap. We also provide clean up of storm debris, water damage cleanup, frozen pipe burst cleanup, restoration after water damage, mold remediation, tornado damage roofing & restoration, hurricane damage roofing & restoration, interior restoration and construction and much more. We also provide fire damage cleanup & restoration.
If you need help recovering from storm damage, contact RestoreMasters.
Our team, comprised of large loss claims experts works directly with your insurance company to help get your business back into operation again as soon as possible. We provide all aspects of building restoration, from emergency response services and cleanup to total build back of your facility.
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.
We do repair, replacement and restoration services on the following roofing systems: TPO roofing, metal roofing, tile roofing for hail damage, slate roofing, asphalt shingle roofing from hurricane damage, EPDM roofing, roof coatings, torch down roofing, BUR roofing, SBS-modified roofing repair, PVC roofing.

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