Commercial Roof Inspections Saint Petersburg, FL for Tornado Damage Insurance Claims After Storm on December 15, 2022

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Disaster Response Team

Dec 16, 2022

An EF-1 tornado touched down in Saint Petersburg Thursday, Dec. 15th, leaving a wake of property and roof wind damage. RestoreMasters has field crews in Pinellas County to roll out emergency roof repair techniques designed to prevent further losses.

Commercial roof inspection services professionals are also on the ground to help impacted property owners identify damage and fast-track insurance claims. Property owners who suffered losses or suspect the cyclone compromised their roofing system are encouraged to call the roof repair office in Tampa, FL.

“Meteorologists determined it was an EF1 tornado, producing winds around 100 miles per hour. The tornado was about 300 feet wide and its track was about a quarter of a mile long, the weather service said. The St. Petersburg Police Department said 9th Avenue North is closed from 54th to 57th Street North due to a weather event that damaged a building and church. Police are advising people to avoid the area,” the Tampa Bay Times reported.

It’s essential for commercial property owners to request a complimentary roof inspection even if they did not sustain a direct hit. Twisters generate centrifugal force that pulls on objects outside their path. They also throw hard debris at gutters, roof sealants, and siding. The same holds true of roof hail damage.

Having a commercial roof inspection performed following a severe weather event documents property damage. The report serves as a vital document that backs an insurance claim.

A local map of the tornado in Saint Petersburg shows a black line where the tornado touched down and trekked across Pinellas County. It runs from Treasure Island, west of Route 699, and follows a northeast trajectory across Route 693 and 19.

Wind Damage Map St. Petersburg, FL, Tornado Damage 12/15/2022

Tornado warnings and damage videos posted on social media:

A National Weather Service high wind, hailstorm, and tornado map for Thursday, Dec. 15th, shows a cluster of storms hovering over Florida’s Gulf Coast. A full accounting indicates there were seven high-wind incidents and one tornado, all in Florida. Traditional and social media reports highlighted the property and roof storm damage in the Saint Petersburg area.

  • Gulfport: Mature trees were downed, with one collapsing on a building and damaging the roof.
  • Kenneth City: At least two buildings were damaged as the twister cut a path near 16th Avenue N. and 55th Street N.
  • Lutz: Pool cages and fences were destroyed in the Hillsborough County community. Extensive roof damage included shingles being peeled off by high winds.
  • St. Petersburg: A tress fell on the roof of the All Children’s Academy. St. Petersburg Fire Rescue responded to multiple downed and uprooted trees along 9th Avenue North, between 58th Street and 49th Street.
  • Masaryktown: An agricultural building suffered damage and large oak trees were snapped near Ayers Road And Culbreath Road.
  • Weeki Wachee Acre: A gas station awning was damaged as high winds extended into Hernando County.

Flooding was reported by law enforcement as streets were deemed impassable. RestoreMasters dispatched restoration contractors to Sanibel Island, FL, after Hurricane Ian destroyed buildings and left the community isolated.

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.

Several factors will determine the severity of roof damage: the height of the building and proximity to nearby structures, the quality of work by the original installers, the shape and angle of the roof, the age and type of roofing materials, and the impact from debris.

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.

Some storm damage symptoms take time to appear.

And insurance companies sometimes enforce deadlines for claims, so you need to get your claim filed quickly.

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 provide services to clients of all types, with hail or wind damage to tile roofing, such as: hospitals, medical facilities, churches, schools, colleges & universities, museums, condos, hotels, warehouses, resorts, retail properties, historical properties, industrial properties, and residential properties.

Call us today, if your building or roofing system has seen damage from fallen trees or collapsed roof or any other damage from hail, tornadoes or wind storms.

Shrink Wrap RoofingRestoreMasters 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, tile roof repair, water removal, burst pipe repair, water damage restoration, fire damage cleanup & fire damage restoration, debris cleanup, disaster response, tornado damage roofing & restoration, hurricane damage roofing & restoration, mold remediation, interior restoration and construction services to rebuild your property.

If you need storm damage repair, contact RestoreMasters.

Our team of large loss insurance claim experts works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back to pre-storm condition.

We provide all aspects of building restoration, from emergency response services and cleanup to total build back of your facility.

RestoreMasters provides a large team of professionals working on your behalf, including: insurance claims experts, large loss attorneys, public adjusters, roofing and building engineers, interior construction experts, and other professionals with a specialty in storm and disaster damage insurance 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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