Brookshire, Texas. Wednesday morning from about 1:00 until about 3:00 there was a major thunderstorm over much of the Houston area. Hit the hardest by the storm, which produced large chunks of hail, was the town of Brookshire. Located just West of Houston near Katy, TX is Richmond, Texas where one resident reported
…the storm woke us early as the sounds of hail striking the roof and cars alerted us of the severity of the storm. Having witnessed the damage from the tornado that tore through Joplin, hail always sends up red flags as it is a precursor to tornado’s in many cases.
Fortunately there was no tornado reports but there was significant hail damage in Brookshire Texas
What Causes Hail Damage Like That In Brookshire Texas
Hail is formed in the upper atmosphere and falls as large, layered ice particles. These chunks of hail are often spherical in shape, and they are produced by thunderstorm updrafts. Hailstorms form within unstable air masses, where temperatures are equally unstable. These unstable conditions produce large updraft speeds which are fast enough to keep a developing hailstone from falling to the ground. These hail stones would seem to be juggling in the upper atmosphere as they grow in size, layer by layer.
In a hailstorm, and in all thunderstorms for that matter, the small ice particles that form high in the atmosphere above the freezing level collect either rain water or cloud water on them, forming a water shell that freezes. These ice particles, under the right conditions, recycle in updrafts and take on layer after layer of ice until the ice particles either become too large for the storms updraft to carry them, or they get caught in a downdraft, and they finally plummet to the ground.
It is when ice falls to earth that we terrestrial beings experience hail damage. If you can imagine the sound of dropping ice into a tea glass and then image that that speed increased to the rate of terminal velocity and you get hail damage. Hail will strike roofs, break windows, damage siding, destroy wood fascias and cause all kinds of damage to landscaping and other things around your property, including vehicles, mail boxes, children’s play structures and more.
If You Live In Brookshire You Have Hail Damage.
If you have been in a hail storm or in the vicinity of a storm that produces hail, chances are good you have some sort of damage to your home. The problem is that with the untrained eye, you may not be able to recognize the damages to your home until they are compounded over time and other elements cause leaks and secondary damages. If you have been in a hail storm like the one in Brookshire last night you likely have hail damage. Your insurance company will cover damages for hail in most cases. But before you file a claim there are some things that you might want to know about your insurance policy. Also, keep in mind that the insurance company will want to minimize the damages so they reduce their liablity to pay out on an insurance claim settlement. Their adjusters are trained to save them money.
Get Up To 750% More On Your Insurance Settlement For Hail Damage
This is where you might want to consider hiring a private insurance adjuster known as a Public Adjuster. A Public Insurance Adjuster is licenced in an area like Brookshire Texas to work with policy holders to get fair claim settlements. In fact, a public insurance adjuster can get up to 750% more on an insurance claim settlement than you can on your own without an adjuster.
Randell Smith, A Public Adjuster in Texas, is a qualified Public Insurance Claims Adjuster that specializes in hail damages. Randell has a unique eye for spotting damages because of his history in many facets of construction. Knowing what a roof is supposed to look like makes spotting inconsistencies produced by storm damage even easier. To the untrained eye, these flaws in a the roof line would go unnoticed by many “trained” insurance adjusters that your insurance company will send out to assess your damages.
Which would you rather have: an insurance adjuster that is on your insurance companies payroll, or an independent public adjuster who works for you and not the insurance company?
So…again…if you live in an area where there has been a hail storm YOU LIKELY HAVE HAIL DAMAGE. Call Randell Smith, State Public Adjuster, for a FREE consultation to evaluate the extent of your damages and to help you make a fair insurance settlement.
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