Was your roof recently damaged by hail or another type of storm in West Central Florida? Whether your home already sustained damage during a storm, or if you have concerns about roof damage caused by storms in Florida, it is important to learn more about scams where "contractors" offer to repair your roof. Be aware of scams so that you are not the victim of fraud that can occur following a storm. When your home is damaged, you can experience a range of emotions, from frustration to deep concern about whether the damage will be covered by your homeowners' insurance. Usually, this is when homeowners are the most vulnerable and the targets of scammers.
Many residents of Florida's Gulf Coast region tend to associate storms producing hail with the winter months when the weather is a bit cooler. After all, hail is really cold, right? It does not seem to make logical sense that hail would form in a hot and humid summer storm. However, according to an article from Weatherbug.com, hail storms actually can be even more common when the weather is warmer or more temperate. Should West Central Florida homeowners be worried about hail storm damage over the summer when most of us are busy preparing for hurricane season?
According to a recent article in the Orlando Sentinel, the El Niño pattern this winter could result in severe storms in Central and Southwest Florida. Indeed, as the article emphasizes, "Floridians should brace themselves for a wet and wild winter, all thanks to El Niño." In case you do not know about El Niño and the ways in which these weather patterns can impact Florida, the primary fact to know is this: a strong El Niño can bring serious thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hailstorms to our typically sunny state. And according to the article, "this year's is one of the strongest El Niños on record." How can you protect your home from hailstorm damage?