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.

Tornadoes, hail, and even strong winds can cause severe wind damage to roofing systems.

Some older roofs can be damaged by winds as low as 50 miles per hour.

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.

After a severe storm of hail or high winds, it is important to get your roof inspected, and have a property damage assessment report so that you can learn whether you have damage to your roofing system.

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.

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

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.

If your building has sustained harm from fallen trees, collapsed roof or any other damage related to hail, tornado or wind storms, call us today.

March 25, 2021 Tornado DamageWe are RestoreMasters, a restoration contractor specializing in wind & hail damage roofing, providing storm damage restoration services including: disaster response, commercial and industrial roofing, tile roof repair, emergency roof repair with tarp or shrink wrap, debris cleanup, water removal, pipe burst cleanup, water damage restoration, tornado damage roofing & restoration.

In addition to that, we respond to disaster situations with: hurricane damage roofing & restoration, mold remediation, interior restoration and construction, windows & doors, and other services to rebuild your property. We also provide fire damage restoration.

If you need storm damage repair, 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.

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.

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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