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

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Disaster Response Team

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 sustain damage from only 50 mph winds.

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.

It's important to get a thorough roof inspection & property damage assessment following severe weather like this so that you can determine whether you have 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.

Some storm damage problems do not produce symptoms right away.

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

Emergency response crews are available to assist commercial property owners with roof damage, frozen pipe damage, siding and window damage, and turnkey restoration services.

The types of clients that consistently rely on RestoreMasters to assist them with hail or wind damage to tile roofing includes: all commercial buildings, hospitals, schools, churches, condos, apartments, hotels, resorts, restaurants, dealerships, retail properties, historical homes & buildings, warehouses and industrial properties.

Give us a call today, if the building on your property recently was damaged from wind, fallen trees, hail, collapsed roof or any other storm-related damage.

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.

Contact RestoreMasters if you need help fixing storm damage.

As one of the nation's leading large loss claims experts, our team of independent adjusters works directly with your insurance company to help expedite the process and get your facility back to full operation in no time.

As a turnkey restoration contractor, we step in at the beginning with emergency response services and will stay with you throughout the entire process till your property is built 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.

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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