By J-Conn Roofing, Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
As the seasons change, so do the weather events that can damage your roof. In April, we saw nickel-sized hail in Austin. Even larger hailstones — some the size of a softball! — fell in the northern part of Texas.
Hail occurs when we experience severe storm systems. Tiny ice pellets form in the freezing air of the higher atmosphere, usually at an altitude of 8,000 to 10,000 feet; strong updraft winds then carry that ice pellet back up into the storm system. With each up-and-down pass through the storm system, the pellet accumulates an additional layer of ice. Eventually, the pellet becomes heavy enough to overcome the force of the updraft winds; it then falls through the storm as a hailstone. Very strong storm systems have the capability to carry the pellet upward numerous times, resulting in extremely large hailstones.
The roof damage caused by hail can vary depending on the point of impact and the size of the hailstones. Most impacts can be identified as hail damage by the circular shape of the dent or ding.
There are several ways to check for hail damage:
J-Conn Roofing, your Austin-area professional roofing service, can inspect your roof for hail damage and then repair that damage. You may choose to file a claim with your insurance company if there is storm damage to your roof. Dealing with an insurance claim can be difficult, confusing, and stressful for a homeowner, but J-Conn can help.We are highly experienced in working with insurance companies and will assist you through the process. With more than 30 years of experience, J-Conn Roofing & Repair Service can perform all of your roofing needs, from repair of storm damage to complete reroofing. Our monthly specials help you to fit roof repair into your budget. Contact us on the web or call today at 512-479-0510 for a quote or appointment.