Hail Damage in Southeast Texas?
When you think of Texas, you think of cowboy boots, amazing BBQ, and the year round heat that seems to blanket the state. Most people, though, don’t really think of cold weather, snow, or hail. Sure, the north part of the state sees those things more often than we do, down here in Southeast Texas, but is hail damage really that big of a problem?
Hail actually does occur more often than you would think here in the Greater Houston area. It happens quickly, and usually stops just as quickly. It’s often a shock when it does happen, and leaves behind a fair amount of damage to cars, trees, and roofs.
Kinds of Hail Damage
When dealing with hail storms, there are two kinds of damage. The most obvious damage is sever damage. It can be easy to spot from from the ground. This usually takes the form of missing or cracked shingles, and broken gutters. While this damage rarely results in immediate problems, like visible holes, broken and missing shingles can quickly lead to problems like leaking roofs, and gaping holes.
The second type of hail damage is considered ‘latent damage’, because the damage is invisible to the untrained eye. Latent damage occurs when a hail stone hits a shingle without breaking it. This might not seem like a problem, but the shingle is still damaged. The hail not only weakens the shingle every time a stone hits, but it also removes the protective granules that helps keep shingles strong and intact.
Hail damage can be difficult to spot if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for. Luckily, Tycoon Home Solutions has the training to spot, and repair the damage before it gets even worse. If your home has recently been through a hail storm, contact us for a repair quote!