Monday, May 19, 2014

Hail storm slams through parts of US 380

When it’s spring in Texas, which usually means we have several chances to experience powerful thunderstorms that can drop damaging hail and spawn tornadoes. Round One occurred on the night of April 3, as large storms struck Denton, Aubrey, Little Elm, Frisco, Prosper, Celina, McKinney, Plano and several other areas. If you were a victim of hail damage to your home, it’s essential that you get your roof checked asquickly as possible to see if it needs to be repaired or replaced.

Storms SLAM parts along U.S. 380
At least three damaging storms struck along largely the same route, traveling across U.S. 380. Windshields were broken out by the hundreds in Denton as softball-sized hail peppered the city. However, residents of Denton and other areas that were similarly hit had to remain indoors because they were under tornado warnings as well. A twister touched down in Farmersville. Luckily, damage was minor and no injuries had been reported – although officials said it was too early to speculate how many people, if any, had been hurt.

The Destruction Hail Can Create
Hail is formed when frozen water droplets in a thunderstorm are lifted back into the clouds. As they continue to be buffeted by the turbulence, they get larger and larger until they are heavy enough to fall. Sizes typically range from about the size of a pea to the softball-size stones that fell in the April 3 storm. Typically, the flatter the pitch of a roof, the more damage it is prone to suffer because it will tend to take a direct impact. The more of a pitch a roof has, the better the chances it will only get a glancing blow.

It is extremely important to have your roof inspected because hail damage may not always be readily apparent. If you do have damage and can’t see it, your home will be extremely susceptible to water leaks when it rains. These leaks can cause a great many problems that will be extremely expensive to repair.


If your home was affected by storms, have a professional with Roofing Professionals of Texas inspect it to see if you suffered hail damage. We can provide the repair or replacement necessary to make sure your home once again provides safe, reliable shelter. Contact us online or call us at 469-906-2600 for service.

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