Hail Season in Texas Is No Joke!
Hail is often underestimated as to how much damage it can cause. It has the same damaging effects as someone throwing rocks at multiple areas of your home, so don’t treat hail damage lightly. If not treated correctly and quickly, it could have lasting effects to your property.
What Exactly IS Hail?
Hail forms when thunderstorm updrafts are strong enough to carry water droplets well above the freezing level. This freezing process forms a hailstone, which can grow as additional water freezes onto it. Eventually, the hailstone becomes too heavy for the updrafts to support it and it falls to the ground, sometimes causing slight to severe damage.
What Should I Do If I Think I Have Hail Damage?
Classic Construction recommends that, if you don’t have a way to see if you have hail damage to the roof of your building, you check other areas to see if they are affected. Some areas you can easily check are:
- Window panes
- Drainage systems and gutters
- Outdoor patio and/or furniture
While these are telltale signs of hail damage, and should be addressed as well, it can be more extensive than you think. For example, with roof damage, there is risk of having leaks, causing water damage inside of the roof or the walls of your home if not addressed immediately.
But don’t worry: Classic Construction is a team of trained professionals who are prepared for every hail season in Texas. So, if you think that you have hail and storm damage to your home or property, give the professionals a call.