Spring is Tornado Season: Is Your Roof Ready?

When the spring weather hits the Arkansas area, tornadoes and the accompanying weather—high winds, hail, rain—are virtually guaranteed. In fact, a map of the most tornado incidents as measured since the early 1950s shows the Fayetteville area as one of the hardest hit. While no amount of preparation can save your commercial structure from a major direct tornado hit, there are some precautions you can take for your Fayetteville roofing that will help reduce the chance that you’ll need total roof replacement following spring tornadoes.

Inspect Early and Often

Since it’s impossible to predict where the next tornado will hit, every commercial building owner in and around Fayetteville should be inspecting their roofing early in the season, and continuing to perform inspections any time a storm rolls through the area. These inspections can help you spot weaknesses in your Fayetteville commercial roofing and repair it right away so it won’t turn into a significant leak later.

Prepare for More Than Just Tornadoes

While it’s nice to have preparations in place for the “bit hit” of a tornado, it’s important to understand other weather that often comes along with tornado season so you can properly prepare for that as well. This generally includes:

  • High winds
  • Thunder and lightening
  • Heavy rain
  • Flying debris
  • Large hail

These additional weather events often reach much farther around the epicenter of a tornado and extend the reach of the damage into other areas beyond just the places where the tornado hits.

Hire a Professional Roofing Company

When tornadoes or the accompanying weather damage your roofing, the best thing you can do is hire a professional roofing contractor in Fayetteville to help you put it back together. Making repairs sooner than later ensures that small leaks won’t turn into major headaches for your commercial building late down the road. For the best results year after year, it’s advisable to hire a roofing company that can provide you with ongoing maintenance during every season so your roof is always in top shape.

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