Summer and hail are on the opposite ends of the spectrum. So. why do we experience hail in summer?
Why It Hails in Summer
Hail is typically the result of updrafts, or strong currents of rising air, carrying droplets of water to the upper atmosphere, where they freeze. Once these hailstones grow large enough, they start falling and become a hailstorm. Hail is common in mid-latitudes during early summer when surface temperatures are warm, but the upper atmosphere is still cold enough for ice. This is basically the reason why hailstorms occur in summertime.
What to Do After a Hailstorm
Your safety is more important than anything else so be wary of your surroundings after a hailstorm. Before stepping outside, take note of any downed power lines, debris and broken glass. Wear boots for your protection, and don’t touch sharp objects, especially with bare hands.
Have a look at your roof, and call a professional to carry out roof repair if needed. Make sure to keep these suggestions in mind as well:
Note the date and time of the storm. If there’s any hail left on the ground, take a picture of it alongside a tape measure or any object to show the size of the hailstones.
Take photos of any damage to your home. Some areas you might want to look into are your roof, windows, gutters and siding.
Contact your insurance company to file a claim.
Hire a qualified and reputable contractor to carry out repairs.
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