It's no secret that we've experienced some severe weather in North Texas this Spring. This week, severe thunderstorms including torrential downpours, lightning, winds and hail were reported.
The National Weather Service has described the process of how hail forms to help us understand a little better how hail can be so destructive:
"Inside thunderstorms are warm updrafts and cold downdrafts. When a water drop is lifted, it can carry to temperatures below 32 degrees, freeze and then fall. As it falls it can thaw as it moves into warmer air, where it can get picked up again by another updraft, returning it to cold air where it refreezes. With each trip above and below freezing, it adds a layer of ice before it ultimately falls to earth as hail."
Hail can range in size from 1/4 of an inch to the size of a softball at 4 1/2 inches in diameter. Hail that is 3/4 of an inch or bigger is considered severe.
If you have been a recent victim of roof damage due to rain, wind or hail, contact us for a consultation and quote at 817-729-7177!
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