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- Apr 26, 2022
Was my roof damaged by the hailstorm a few days ago?
I am a 50-year-old man living in San Antonio, Texas, who is planning his retirement, and I have noticed that several hail storms have affected my neighborhood, and some of my neighbors are carrying out roof replacements; these things alerted me to things that may be happening to my roof, but I was unaware of them. APD Roofing was replacing the roof of the next-door house, so I decided to talk to one of the roofers about what was going on: Hail storms cause all roofs to lose g
- Apr 19, 2022
Hail damage by size: Types of hail that cause the most damage
The early March to August months in Texas bring us storms and hail damage that can do a lot of damage to our homes. There is a wide variety of sizes and shapes of precipitation that may occur, from tiny pellets to destructive chunks of ice falling out of the sky that are the size of grapefruits. It is obvious that the larger the hail, the more damage it causes. The most damaging hailstones are those that are the size of ping pong balls or larger. Don't underestimate the littl
- Apr 12, 2022
How big can a Hail get?
Hailstones come in a variety of sizes. Most commonly they are 1 cm in diameter but have been observed to be as large as 10 to 15 cm. Hailstones are formed when either aggregated ice ("graupel") or large frozen raindrops grow by collecting cloud droplets at below-freezing temperatures. An important aspect of hail growth is the latent heat of fusion which is released when the collected cloud water freezes. So much liquid water is collected in the process of hail growth that the
- Apr 5, 2022
Everything You Need to Know About Hail Storms
In 1981, massive thunderstorms brought 100 mph winds, tornadoes, flash floods, and grapefruit-sized hailstones of over 4.5 inches in diameter to Texas and the surrounding region, including Oklahoma, Kansas, and Alabama. 20 people died. The total estimated damage was estimated to cost $1.2 billion. This is not the first time that storms with hail have been deadly. In fact, history is full of accounts of deadly hailstorms. For example, in 1360 on “Black Monday,” a hail storm ki
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