Large hail, damaging winds and possible tornadoes pummeled North Texas and flooded roadways as another round of severe storms moved through Thursday. A tornado warning was in effect for parts of Dallas County for about half an hour as the storm continued to move to the eastern and southeastern part of North Texas.
Roofs that are exposed to hail damage in a place like Texas need extra attention. It's not always easy to spot hail-related roof damage – after all, the impact of hail on some materials can take weeks or even months to show up. No matter how small the holes appear, they can still be dangerous and contribute to roof failure or water damage.
If you suspect your roof has been subjected to possible hail damage, it’s important that you call a professional as soon as possible. A certified roofer will be able to assess the size and severity of any potential damage and help you determine the right steps to take for repair or replacement. Doing so will ensure that your home stays safe from costly and crushing water damage down the road.
What To Know About the Texas Hail Storm Season
Hail season in Texas typically lasts from March until around May. Experiencing hail damage to your roof can be both frustrating and daunting; however, fear not, because your homeowners insurance policy will most likely have you covered! By simply paying your deductible, you can breathe easy knowing that repairs will be taken care of. That being said, it is always best to double-check with your insurance agent to ensure that hail damage is indeed included in your policy.
When faced with hail-damaged rooftops, swift action is crucial to prevent escalating problems that may compromise the structure's integrity. Over time, this detrimental condition can cause extensive shingle damage if left untreated, leading to costly repairs or replacements.
Moreover, having a regularly inspected roof offers one of the best ways to effectively protect your home against hail damage. Inspections can detect issues like broken or missing shingles which can cause water leaks or cause lasting damage to the roof structure. Expert inspectors will also be able to identify loose seams, nail pops, and other potential signs of hail damage. And if you're a responsible homeowner, regular roof inspections could even save you money on your homeowners insurance policy.
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