Facts You May Not Know About Hail and How it Can Damage Your Spring, TX Roofing
Although May is the most active month of the hail season, it is still possible for this season’s predicted hurricanes to bring hail our way. Because the hail may be inevitable, it is crucial that Spring, Texas homeowners are aware of these facts about hail in the event that they need hail damage roof repair or even Spring, TX roof replacement.
Facts You May Not Know About Hail
- Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t have to be cold for hail to fall. Hail is actually much more common during the warmer months.
- The United States averages over 5,000 reports of large hail every year. Tornadoes are reported an average of only 1,000 times a year.
- Hail doesn’t always look like ice rocks. In reality, hail originates as mere droplets of water inside a cold storm cloud with winds blowing upwards. This wind pattern is called an updraft, which stirs and tosses the droplets around in the cloud. As they gain momentum and continue being blown around, they augment into bigger droplets, at which point they are too heavy for the wind. Only then do these now hailstones fall onto the ground, cars, and Spring, TX roofs, creating the need for Spring, Texas roof repairs and roof replacements.
- Hailstones as small as a quarter can–and often do–inflict damage where it falls. Your Spring, TX roof is no exception and may need hail damage roof repairs.
Identifying and Fixing Spring, TX Roof Hail Damage
After a hailstorm, it’s best to immediately assess the damage. You can do so by checking shingles, chimneys, your gutters, skylights, and your siding for dings, dents, or chipped spots. However, we also recommend you contact us for a free spring, TX roof inspection. This way we can climb onto your roof so you don’t have to, which will allow us to take a closer look and spot even the slightest signs of Spring, TX roof hail damage.
Once we conclude our inspection, we will be able to determine whether you should get a few Spring, TX roof repairs or a complete Spring, TX roof replacement. Now that we are in hurricane season, it’s best to be proactive in ensuring your roof is prepared to withstand this season's predicted storms.