CM3 Construction Group - Hail Damage

Hail Damage

What you should know.

If you have recently experienced a hail storm, it is important that you have your roof inspected by a qualified professional to make sure there is no damage that could further compromise the integrity of your property. After a hailstorm, people have many questions. CM3 Contractors Group offers free no obligation property inspections, if you are unsure what to do next and need assistance; please give us a call at (214) 997-6009

Q: We have had a recent hail storm in our neighborhood. I think perhaps the storm has damaged my roof. What do I do next?
A: Even though your property may not be damaged, it is important to schedule an inspection with a reputable contractor who will thoroughly assess the damage and give you recommendations on how to best repair any damages to the property.

Q: Should I call my insurance company?
A: After you have had a reputable contractor inspect your property and it has been determined that there is damage, you should call your insurance company immediately to file a claim and make an appointment for an adjuster to come to the property and assess the damages.

Facts About Hail
  • Hailstones can vary from pea size up to grapefruit size or larger. Anything as large as or larger than Ping-Pong Ball size should be checked out by a professional.
  • Sizes of Hail Balls:
  • • Pea = ¼” Mothball = ½” Dime/Penny = ¾” Nickel = 7/8” Quarter = 1”
    • Ping-Pong Ball = 1 ½” Golf Ball = 1 ¾” Tennis Ball = 2 ½”
    • Baseball = 2 ¾” Tea Cup = 3” Grapefruit = 4” Softball = 4 ½”
  • The costliest hailstorm in the United States was in Fort Worth in May 1995. Total damages were $2 billion, with an estimated $1.1 billion of that attributed to hail damage.
  • Hailstorms rarely last longer than 15 minutes.
  • Terminal velocity of hail varies by the diameter of the hail stone. A hail stone measuring 0.39 inches (pea sized hail stone) in diameter falls at a rate of 20 mph while a hail stone measuring 3.10 inches (a baseball sized hail stone) in diameter falls at a rate of 110 mph.
  • It has been observed that hailstorms generally occur during mid to late afternoon.
Hail Tips
  • If caught outdoors, attempt first to seek shelter. If shelter is not available, reduce your chances of injury by crouching down and protecting your head and neck as much as possible.
  • Pets and livestock are injured each year by hail. Ensure they have shelter available.
  • Move vulnerable items such as cars, equipment and machinery to shelter when a storm threatens, provided such action does not pose a personal risk.
  • Be aware of new safety issues created by the storm. Watch for broken glass, damaged electrical wiring, and slippery floors.
  • Inform local authorities about any health or safety issues, including downed power lines and dead animals.
  • Contact us for emergency dry-ins to prevent further damage.
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Hail Damage

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