Dangers Posed by Hailstones
There are a lot of factors that affect the kind of damage hailstones can inflict. They can range from negligible to types that require the help of storm restoration specialists. The hail size, density, free-fall velocity, shape, directionality and angle of impact are just some of the things that can affect the damage. Kat Construction LLC discusses them further.
Size, Density and Velocity
The size of the hailstone has a huge bearing on the damage it can cause. Basically the bigger it is, the more energy it generates. The bigger the energy it generates, the greater the impact and damage it might cause.
The density on the other hand, determines how heavy the hailstone is. Basically the heavier the hailstone is, the greater the damage. That’s also because gravity pulls harder on bigger objects, increasing their downward velocity.
Velocity is the speed at which the hailstone falls from the sky. In essence the faster it falls, the more impact energy it carries. A fast-falling hailstone will do more damage compared to the other that falls at a slower speed.
The size, density and velocity, all have a huge bearing on the damage it may cause. A very big and very dense hailstone falling at a fast pace can seriously cause some drastic damage. If this happens, there is no doubt that you will need some storm damage roof repair afterwards.
Shape, Direction and Angle
The shape of the hailstone has a huge impact on the energy flow. The shape will determine what the damage will actually look like. For instance if it looks like a pebble, the damage will look like a dent. If it looks more triangular, it’s possible that it could puncture the material.
Direction and angle play a factor on which side of the home will have more damage than the other. If you know the direction the wind is coming from, you can reinforce the side that might potentially take the most damage. Doing so can reduce the impact of the storm.
The best thing to do after the storm has passed is contact your contractor for storm damage emergency repair services so that it can be fixed immediately and prevent further damage.
At Kat Construction LLC, we are dedicated to helping our client’s home survive through the worst hailstorms. Ask us how we can help you prepare your home before a storm and how we can help you after, by calling us at (612) 326-1122. You can also fill out our contact form. We serve Eden Prairie, MN.