Contractor Provides Commercial Roof Inspection Services To Help Devastated Arkansas Property Owners After Tornadoes, Wind Storm Strike on November 4, 2022

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Nov 5, 2022

Upwards of 14 tornadoes and high-wind incidents were confirmed tearing roofs off buildings and uprooting trees on Friday, Nov. 4th, leaving property owners in dire need of emergency roof repair and commercial roof inspection services.

The number of twisters that touched down hasn’t been seen in the Natural State in over a decade, and RestoreMasters commercial roofing specialists are in the area to help ailing residents. Impacted property owners can contact a contractor at the roof repair office in Ardmore, OK, for prompt assistance.

“An EF2 tears the roof off of a well-built single-family home. Pretty much the only difference between an EF2 and an EF3 is whether or not the walls are still standing,” Dennis Cavanaugh, National Weather Service meteorologist in North Little Rock, reportedly said. “We saw roofs off homes and barns and other outbuildings completely destroyed. With roofs gone, that rain could get in and cause even more damage.”

Commercial property owners are urged to request a complimentary roof inspection to document the damage in support of an insurance claim. It’s also important to have a commercial roof inspection conducted when a tornado passes through an area. That’s largely because flying debris and the vacuum it creates lifts flat roofing materials, tugs metal panels, and loosens fasteners. Insurance carriers are more likely to approve a report detailed by a commercial roof inspection services firm promptly after the storm passes.

A local map of the tornadoes in Arkansas shows four gray sections indicating tornadoes and intense winds crossed communities such as Texarkana, Little Rock, Hope, Searcy, Benton, and areas north of De Queen. The fast-moving storm fronts left widespread roof wind damage to commercial, agricultural, and institutional buildings.

Hail and Wind Damage Map - Arkansas, Tornadoes, Wind 11/4/2022

Images showing tornado activity and damage all throughout social media:

The National Weather Service high wind, hailstorm, and tornado damage map for Friday, Nov. 4th, shows intense storm clusters covering Northeast Texas, Louisiana, Southeast Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Isolated storms hovered over Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin. All told, there were 73 high wind incidents, 29 hailstorms, and 48 tornadoes recorded for the day. Local and national reports highlighted Arkansas, where some of the worst damage was inflicted.

  • Baxter County: Snapped and uprooted trees blocked sections of Highways 62, 5, and 178. Numerous county roads required crews to clear large branches and debris. A vacant building collapsed, and roofs were torn off commercial buildings.
  • Carroll County: The roof of a grocery store sustained roof wind damage.
  • Hempstead County: Fierce straight-line winds overturned a tractor-trailer on I-30 at the bridge over The Red River.
  • Hot Spring County: An EF-1 touched down west of Ridge Road near the County Seat of Malvern. The twister uprooted trees and damaged metal buildings.
  • Howard County: At least two residential roofs were badly damaged along Highway 26.
  • Lonoke County: High winds downed trees in Furlow and Cabot.
  • Pulaski County: Metal roofs were reportedly torn off as twisters passed through the region. Mature trees were downed across power lines in Gibson and structures sustained damage in Saline.
  • Yell County: Agricultural buildings took heavy roof wind damage throughout the county.

Anytime wind or roof hail damage occurs, a prompt commercial roof inspection can help fast-track a claim while short-term measures are implemented to prevent unnecessary water damage. RestoreMasters responded to Fort Smith, Arkansas, after an October 15, 2022, storm caused roof hail damage.

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 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.

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. 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.
Rather than believing your roof is not damaged, if your property is anywhere in the area of the storm damage map, then you will want to get your roof inspected. Some storm damage problems do not produce symptoms right away. And insurance companies can require you to get a claim in before their deadline.
Commercial property owners can depend on RestoreMasters emergency response crews to assist them with catastrophic roof damage, siding and window damage, frozen pipe damageand 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.
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.
Contact RestoreMasters if you need assistance with storm damage repair.
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.
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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