Commercial Roof Repair Contractor Assists With Tornado Damage in Grapevine, TX After December 13, 2022 Destruction

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Dec 14, 2022

Morning commuters were shocked when a tandem of tornadoes ripped through a Grapevine, Texas, business district Tuesday, Dec. 13th, leaving business owners in need of emergency roof repair services. The suddenness of the incident prevented residents from taking defensive measures, and buildings outside the twister’s path require a careful commercial roof inspection.

RestoreMasters has emergency roofing crews and inspection professionals in the area and were on the scene within minutes after twisters passed through. Commercial property owners in Grapevine are encouraged to call the roof repair office in Dallas, TX, or request help through the company website. 

At the decades-old Waffle Way restaurant on W. Northwest Hwy in Grapevine, a customer spotted one of the ferocious twisters and alerted diners to get to safety.

“He started yelling, ‘Take cover! Take cover! Take cover!’ It was unreal... like an out-of-body experience,” Waffle Way part-owner Natasha Thomp reportedly told ABC 8 news. “You don’t really know what’s going on. You don’t know what’s happening.”

Customers were able to shelter in the rear of the eatery as the building suffer wind roof damage, a mangled awning, and blown-out windows. Thanks to the quick thinking of one alert patron, no one was injured. But the entire surrounding business district will require commercial roof repair and restoration.

It’s essential for property owners that did not necessarily sustain a direct hit to request a complimentary roof inspection. When tornados trek through an area, their vacuum force pulls on everything. It’s not uncommon for buildings to suffer roof wind damage that doesn’t leak for months after the severe weather incident. Taking advantage of prompt commercial roof inspection services gives owners a clear, concise report that supports an insurance claim.

A local map of the tornadoes in Grapevine shows a dark line where the cyclones cut a path of destruction. It indicates the twisters tore a swath from west of Dragon Stadium, across the row of big box outlets, restaurants, offices, and all the way to Cowboys Golf Course.

Hail and Wind Damage Map Grapevine, Texas, Wind Tornado Damage 12/13/2022

Tornado videos posted on social media:

The National Weather Service hail, high wind, and tornado map for Wednesday, Dec. 13th, shows a dense cluster of storms in Northeast Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Southern Arkansas. All told, eight hailstorms, 29 high-wind incidents, and 32 tornados were reported over 24 hours. Traditional news and social media outlets highlighted the severity of the Grapevine tornado damage.

  • Grapevine: Images on social media show heavy property damage to commercial buildings such as Sam’s Club, among others. A tornado was videotaped crossing Highway 114 near Baylor Scott and White Medical Center. Numerous buildings sustained damage to roofs and siding. A car wash was destroyed on Dove Road, utility poles were downed, and Grapevine Mills Mall was forced to close due to exterior wall and roof wind damage. Grapevine Middle School was reportedly evacuated in time before taking heavy roof damage.
  • Mansfield: Buildings were left with roof hail damage as ice chunks the size of quarters pelted the area.
  • Marion Sansom Park: An EF-1 was confirmed tearing through Marion Sansom Park in Fort Worth. Trees were reportedly toppled.
  • North Richland Hills: Commercial buildings suffered extensive roof damage.  
  • Westworth: A twister touched down at an aircraft hangar, causing wall and roof wind damage. The cyclone trekked northeast through Tarrant County, according to social media reports.

Although the tornado damage to Grapevine is extensive, RestoreMasters has inspectors and emergency roof repair field crews on site. Our roofing contractors fixed widespread tornado roof damage after a tornado slashed through Northeast Texas on November 4, 2022.

Some roofing systems can be severely harmed by damage from heavy winds, tornadoes, or hail. Some older roofs can be damaged by winds as low as 50 miles per hour. Roof damage can be severe or mild, depending on various factors which include: materials used on the roof, impact of debris, building height and proximity to other buildings, age, angle and shape of the roof and type of roofing.

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. If roof leaks are a problem, they need to be addressed immediately. Experienced roofing contractors can either cover the affected area (or the entire roof) with a tarp or with a durable shrink wrap plastic membrane until long-term repairs can be made. Preventing water intrusion will help stop mold from growing.
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. Many storm damage symptoms are not always evident immediately. And insurance companies sometimes enforce deadlines for claims, so you need to get your claim filed quickly.
Emergency response crews are available to provide property owners with assistance in turnkey restoration services, as well as assistance with frozen pipe damage, window damage, siding damage, and roof damage.
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.
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 are a turnkey restoration contractor providing help with all phases of restoration from emergency cleanup services to complete build back of your property.
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 provide repair, replacement and restoration services due to tornado damage and hurricane damage for the following roofing systems: TPO roofing, metal roofing, tile roofing, slate roofing, asphalt shingle roofing, EPDM roofing, roof coatings, torch down roofing, BUR roofing, SBS-modified roofing, PVC roofing.

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