Hail season is upon us in Texas, as the majority of hail damage in the state occurs between the months of March and May. In fact, Texas has more hail and wind claims than any other state. The April 2016 hailstorm in Texas was the costliest ever, resulting in almost $1.4 billion in estimated losses.
Texas is more prone to severe weather than other states in partially due to the state's unique weather patterns. Moisture from the Gulf of Mexico combined with dry air from the west during springtime cause different weather events. North Texas is especially at risk as hail is more likely in the northern part of the state, due to cold fronts that often don't make it far south. According to the Weather Channel, hail forms when updrafts in thunderstorms carry drops of rain into areas of the atmosphere where the temperature is below freezing. In these cold zones, raindrops freeze into ice pellets that range in size.
If hail hits your area this spring, please give Capitol Roofing a call at 817.453.8555 or click here to request a complimentary estimate.