Hail season is coming up, and it is time to start getting prepared. We break down what you should know about hail season in Texas as a homeowner.
When Is Hail Season in Texas?
Hail season in Texas generally falls between the months of March and May. However, it is not uncommon to have severe wind and hail storms in the summer months too, like June and July.
How Bad Is Hail Season in Texas?
According to a hail loss study released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) in 2020, Texas led the nation in major hail events and hail loss claims between 2017 and 2019. According to the report, between 2017 and 2019, Texas residents filed 637,977 hail loss claims.
Can I Prevent Hail Damage Before a Storm?
The best way to prevent hail damage is to take preventative measures to ensure your roof is in great shape before hail season begins. Our team can perform a courtesy storm damage assessment and provide you with a detailed inspection photo report. Then, we can make any repairs necessary to mitigate future hail damage.
What Can I Do If I Suspect Hail Caused My Roof Damage?
If you suspect that a storm damaged your roof, you may need hail damage roof repair. The first thing you should do is have a licensed, insured, trusted and professional roofing expert assess your roof and property for hail and storm damage.
Hail storms can cause visible damage to your roof. A few examples of visible damage include:
- Patches of missing or damaged shingles
- Debris on the roof, such as tree limbs
- New water damage inside the house
- Loose granules from the hail impacted shingles can get washed down the gutters after it rains, post hail storm. You can find these typically near the gutter/downspout ends.
See our full guide about how to assess your roof for hail damage here:
How to Assess Your Roof for Hail Damage »
Even if you cannot find any visible damage, you do not want to leave it unchecked. Roof damage can lead to structural and interior damage to your home. Have one of our professionals perform a free roof assessment, with no obligation to you! We can offer you a detailed inspection photo report outlining all damage or issues found during the inspection, giving you more information about your roof’s integrity and whether it needs repairs or replacement.
How Long Do You Have to Claim Hail Damage on a Roof in Texas?
How long you have to make a claim with your insurance provider for hail damage will depend on your insurance policy. Each policy is different and will outline how long you have to file a claim. Typically, in Texas, it is common to have one year to file a claim.
We recommend that you let your insurance provider know about the damage as soon as our trusted roofing experts have fully inspected your property and confirmed that there is sufficient damage to warrant a roof replacement. Your insurance company will schedule an appointment to send an adjuster to inspect the damage. Let your insurance company know in advance that you have chosen us as your roofing contractor, you want us there for the meeting, and it is important for them to be in agreement with us.
Elevated Roofing works with insurance companies every day. If we sign a contract with you (per your permission), we can speak for hours over the phone with your insurance company so you don’t have to!
When Should My Roof Be Replaced After Hail Damage?
If there is visible damage after a storm, we recommend that you call a licensed, local and insured roofing contractor right away. Depending on the extent of the damage, your contractor may need to take emergency roof repair measures until your roof can be repaired or replaced.
Even if there is no visible damage, we recommend that you reach out to us after a storm. We provide a free roof assessment at no obligation to you. We can do this through the use of a contactless drone. Then, we will happily go over our findings with you and provide you with a detailed inspection photo report outlining all damage or issues found during the inspection. We can determine whether your roof needs a total replacement, or if it just needs repairs.
Contact Elevated Roofing Today to Schedule a Service
At Elevated Roofing, we provide premier residential roofing services, including maintenance, roof repairs, hail and storm damage repairs and roof replacements. We proudly bring excellence and integrity to the roofing business by consistently delivering quality, reliable and cost-effective services to protect your property and investment.