In Texas, the hail season varies from year to year, but it usually falls between March and August.
In the midst of hail season, probably many of you are wondering, “When is hail season in Texas, and how long does it last?”. In this article, you will find all the answers to your questions about the hail season in Texas and how to prepare for it.
When is Texas's hail season?
It seems like a simple question, doesn't it? Well, we can't really compare Texas to other states because Texas is in a position to have crazy weather year-round, however, we can consider things like the ForeCAST REPORT, which indicates the amount of days that each state received hail.
How Can It Hail When It's Warm?
In the hottest months of the year, how can you create a huge ice ball? In order for us to answer that, you need to understand how hail is actually created.
Hail is more than just frozen rain. A frozen rain or sleet is rain that falls from the clouds and freezes before it reaches the ground. Meanwhile, hail is solid.
Hailstones are formed by layers and layers of water freezing together in a large clump. These hailstones grow bigger and bigger through a repetitive process.
1. The moisture in the air freezes high in the atmosphere where it can be nearly -40 degrees F. The small hailstone becomes heavy and tries to fall from the cloud.
2. An updraft of wind caused by the storm and temperature differences kicks the hailstone back up into the atmosphere.
3. On the way back up it collects a bit more water on the surface and the whole process starts over.
When the hailstone gets too big or the updrafts die down, it will fall to the ground. The amount of wind and the size and duration of the storm will determine the size of the hailstone and the amount of damage it will do to the environment below.
What Can I Do to Prevent Hail Damage?
Mother nature is quite vicious, especially with hail. Hail can range in size from a few milometers to several inches. To ensure that your roof is able to withstand storms, there are some steps you can take.
With our experience in the roofing industry, we have seen the worst of hail damage. A new storm can also tell when someone was too late to replace their roof. That only adds insult to injury. You do have a roof protecting your home, but if there has been any damage in the past, that degrades your chances of surviving a new storm. Like a chain, roofing systems are only as strong as their weakest link.
Get a Roof Inspection. APD Roofing gives free no-obligation roof inspection. We will come out and check to see if your roofing system is ready for the storm season. The most common things that we will find on an older roof is granule loss or missing shingles. Your roof might not need a full replacement at the time but could just need a quick repair. Our expert roofers will make sure that you get fixed up to protect you from any light storms you might encounter.
3. Install Impact Resistant Shingles. Shingles that are impact-resistant are one of the best ways to prevent hail damage. It is also commonly referred to as 50-year shingles due to their long lifespan.
What Happens if I Have Hail Damage?
First-time home buyers are increasingly feeling the pressure to replace their roofs if they are damaged in a hailstorm.
Because of this, they go with the first chuck in a truck that knocks on their door. Therefore, for all those homeowners, just take a deep breath while I walk you through the process.
You as a homeowner can actually assess if there may be damage on your roof. Go outside after the storm and see if you can find any of the hailstones. If the hailstones are no bigger than the size of a nickel you are usually just fine. Another great indicator of whether or not you have damage is if there is leaves from the trees on the ground. If these isn’t then you are most likely in the clear.
If you think you might have damage or would like a professional opinion please give us a call and we will come out to your property to assess your entire house for damages. Inspections are always free with no obligation.
After the inspection if there is damage found we will recommend you contact your insurance. If the hail season is still early in the year we will recommend that you hold off on actually replacing your roof, but most insurance companies have a limit of one year after storm date to file a claim.
Once your insurance claim has been filed there will be an adjuster meeting which our project manager will attend to make sure nothing is missed and we have everything to take care of your roof replacement.
If your insurance claim has been approved we will go ahead and get you on the schedule to have your roof replaced. We will then install the roof in one day on most homes and you will be good to go and protected for the next hail season in Texas.
Our hail season in Texas can vary from year to year but mostly falls between March and August.
Hail is usually found in the warmer seasons because of storms and temperature differences in the atmosphere.
Preventative maintenance is the best way to protect yourself from a hail storm whether that is replacing your already damaged roof or getting a couple of missing shingles replaced.
If you think you might have damaged please reach out to us so that we can help you get your home back to the safe haven it's supposed to be.
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