Not only hail damages roofs. Strong winds also cause damage to your roof, fences, and trees.
It has been roughly two years since Missouri City (77459, 77489) or Fresno / Arcola (77545) areas saw hail of this size. The last hail storm of any significance was April 2013.
Note that the hail path shows just the center of the storm; the actual swath of the storm is much, much larger. What does this mean? If a property was anywhere near this path it got hit. The question of course is how much damage did the hail or wind cause. This image was taken by the NOAA and the HailStrike weather service at 2:29 AM, May 26th. Their radar shows 3 inch hail.
Even small hail can cause significant damage in large volumes or high winds. Ever seen a picture of hay needles or branches stuck into the side of a barn from tornado winds? Even small hail such as pea or marble-sized can do significant damage when thrown at 60-70 mph. The latest Sienna Plantation and Fresno/Arcola hail storms had very high winds.
As you can see in this snapshot the radar is showing hail size of 2.5 inches. But the entire storm lasted from May 25th @ 3:29 PM to May 26th @ 7:29 AM.
The tricky part is that small hail “pock marks” cannot easily be seen from the ground. Also, much of the damage is likely from the wind. Wind can lift up the shingles essentially tearing your roof apart; BUT at the same time if the damaged sections do not literally detach from the roof they will settle back down and the damage cannot easily be seen from the ground.
Do not let this opportunity pass by! Have your roof examined by your insurance company free of charge and without risk of a rate hikes. Then get a new roof!
Call, Examine, Act
NOTE: If the insurance company denies your claim and you know you have damage from the latest Sienna Plantation or Fresno/Arcola hail storms (or any other storm) then contact an attorney.
REMEMBER: Take advantage of infrequent but powerful storms to upgrade your home by having the insurance company buy you a new roof whenever possible.
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