Hail Season Is Here

Hail Season Is Here

The recent storms has reminded us all that in central Texas with Spring comes the hail. Some may be surprised by the fact that there are approximately 3000 hailstorms in the United States each year. Hailstorms don’t last long, but they pack a real punch. Every year, hail causes nearly $1 Billion in crop and property damage. At Watkins Insurance Group, we want to ensure you, your loved ones, and your property stay safe this hail season.

What your insurance covers.

Your insurance policy typically covers the cost to repair these kinds of damages. However, your deductible does apply – and you may have a higher deductible for wind/hail damage. Make sure to check your policy to see what’s covered and the deductible you’ve chosen.

Check your roof.

Roof damage is the most common problem that property owners face after a hailstorm. If you haven’t taken a look at your roof in a while, now’s the time. Repair or replace worn, curled, or missing shingles. If your roof is aging, consider replacing it before hail season begins. Roof repairs today can help you avoid extensive, time-consuming clean-up later.

When storms hit, protect yourself…and your car!

In severe storms, hailstones can be as big as a softball and can fall at speeds of 100 miles an hour. When hail begins increasing in size, it can cause extensive property and auto damage.

Stay indoors! Stay away from skylights and glass doors to avoid broken glass. If it is safe, close drapes, blinds, or shades to prevent debris from blowing inside. If you can, park your car in the garage or other covered area.

Storm damage?

Call your insurance advisors at Watkins Insurance Group at 512-452-8877. If you have damage, please contact us as soon as possible. We will assist in filing your claim.

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