New Braunfels was hit with a major spring storm on March 21, 2022. While property owners are still assessing the damage, here’s what we know so far. Tornadoes touched down throughout Southeast and Central Texas leaving a wake of disaster. Reports of high winds and hail stones have been coming in from throughout the region. Residents in New Braunfels reported golf ball sized hail along with high winds and heavy downpours. If you, or a loved one, live in New Braunfels, we hope your property was spared. If, however, you are one of the hundreds of property owners facing storm damage, we encourage you to take steps now to mitigate issues this storm season.
Hail Damage Repair New Braunfels Texas: Time to Prepare for the Next Storm
While the total damages to the region are still up in the air, many area residents are bracing for what could be another record setting storm season. Experiencing such severe weather throughout Texas, from simultaneous cyclones, is a good reminder to everyone in the area to take extra precautions. Though Texas weather is infamous for its unpredictability, there are some steps you can take today to protect your family and your property for the storms to come:
- Clean up debris in your yard
- Trim back trees with dead branches or those that are hanging over your roofline or driveway
- Clean out gutters before the next big storm hits
- Address any roof leaks now before more heavy rains
- If you notice loose or missing shingles on your roof, now is the time to get them repaired.
Spotting Hail Damage
While it can be difficult to spot to the untrained eye, there are some telltale signs of hail damage that any novice can spot.
- Cracked or broken shingles
- Dark dents in shingles where granules are missing
- Loose granules on the ground around your roofline
- Dents in metal flashing, AC unit, etc.
- Dents in siding
Check out our complete post on the Signs of a Hail Damaged Roof for more tips on spotting hail damage to your property. We do however not advise that you to never climb on your roof for a close inspection, leave that to the experts. Instead, assess your roof from a safe vantage point on the ground. Snap pictures of any signs you see and schedule a professional inspection to determine just how extensive your damages in fact are.
To File an Insurance Claim or Not?
Every storm is different and insurance policies vary widely so there are no black and white answers to this age old question. However, it is important to keep in mind that minor damage is often not worth filing a claim. While you also face a statute of limitations on how long you have to file a claim if you have substantial damage. In this case, knowledge is power. This is precisely why it’s a good idea to book a professional roof inspection before you begin the claims process. The findings of your inspection will help you determine if you in fact have damage and if you do, how significant it is. Information you can then use should you decide to file a claim.
Book an Inspection Today!
If you are one of the hundreds of local property owners seeking help with hail damage repair in New Braunfels Texas, you’re not alone. Local contractors are booking up quickly, so do not delay. Book an inspection with the trusted storm restoration experts here at Dolan Roofing and Construction, and allow us to put our extensive experience to work for you!