Many of you may still remember the major hail storm from March 29, 2012. The hail storm dumped hail the size of baseballs for more than 30 minutes. The winds were raging at 70 to 75mph, making the hail even more damaging to buildings, cars, and homes.
For McAllen, this was one of the worst storms. Given the storm’s magnitude, the whole community is fortunate to have escaped with no serious injuries or fatalities. However, the storm did leave behind A LOT of damage. How much damage? Over $200 million, according to the Insurance Council of Texas.
By April 1st, thousands of auto and home insurance claims had been made. Additional insurance claim adjusters were sent out to McAllen to deal with the huge increase in insurance claims.
Even with all the insurance claims being made, many residents of McAllen still have done nothing! Perhaps it is because they don’t realize that they have hail damage or storm damage. Or maybe it’s because they think their roof survived the storm and because there are no leaks, they don’t need to do anything.
Just last week, we went out on a roof, and the owners had no idea how much wind and hail damage they had. It was awful. They had no idea their roof had this much damage.
This isn’t out of the ordinary…
Every week, we get calls from all over McAllen with people telling us that their roofs are leaking. We go out to the property to give them a free roof inspection, and we can’t tell you how many times we’ve found hail damage to be the cause of those leaks. Because the hail damage was never repaired, water got underneath the roof and caused serious water leaks.
Hail damage IS covered by your insurance company. But again, because some hail damage may pose no immediate threat to the structural integrity of your home or building, it goes unnoticed. That is until your roof starts leaking, and you can’t figure out why.
Unfortunately, many insurance companies have a “statute of limitations” of how long a storm damage claim is viable. If you continue to wait, you may be out of luck. By the time your roof starts leaking, you may be passed that “statute of limitations,” and the insurance company will no longer pay to fix or replace your roof. You will be stuck with 100% of the bill to repair or replace your roof.
Do not wait until it is too late. If you believe you have any storm damage, give us a call, and we will go out to your property or home for a 100% free inspection.
To schedule your free roof inspection, give our office a call today at (956) 279-8292.