We had a pretty severe hail storm roll through at about 8:45 last night. I think this is the third or fourth of the year and the most severe — at least at our house. The previous storm was fairly severe in its own right, but this one seemed much worse. Most of the houses in our neighborhood have already had their roofs replaced from the previous storms, but we hadn’t taken in action on ours, and weren’t really planning to do so.
Plans? Changed. The hail broke two of our windows. I went in the attic and found that there was water coming in from some of the roof vents/pipes, though I honestly don’t know how abnormal this is in a really heavy storm. As long as we have to replace the windows, we might as well get the roof checked. So I’ve filed a claim with insurance.
Below are some shots my wife took after the storm. Note that it was still pretty warm out, so the hail was melting rapidly. There was definitely some quarter-sized or larger hail falling during the storm and it was coming down very hard. I went in the garage at one point and the sound of the hail hitting the metal doors was horrendous. One of the broken windows is actually fairly sheltered, which indicates how much the wind was blowing the hail sideways.