North and Central Texas experienced a number of significant spring storms which brought strong winds and sizeable hail to many areas.  Many thanks to Nelson’s forensic specialists who have been tirelessly conducting field evaluations and offering fact-based opinions regarding the extent of hail related damage to building components and systems throughout Texas this spring and summer.

A May 21 storm affected the San Angelo area, with hail reported up to 4″ in diameter. Nelson’s teams have evaluated several buildings in San Angelo, and have observed evidence of significant hail from the May 21 storm, capable of causing damage to many common residential and commercial roofing systems.

Storms on May 27 affected a large area of Central Texas, including from Kerrville to San Antonio, and the Bryan/College Station area. Nelson has evaluated many buildings in these areas for damage related to the May 27 storm; and while hail size, velocity, and directionality certainly varies by location, some evidence of significant and potentially damaging hail has been observed.

Additionally, Nelson’s team has evaluated damage from recent storms in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, including the storm on April 28, which produced reported hail up to 2″ in diameter. Our professionals have also evaluated reported damage to buildings and other structures from hail which occurred during Memorial Day weekend storms, including those that occurred outside the DFW Metroplex.  These evaluations have been conducted in the city of Bowie, where a tornado occurred; and in the city of Burkburnett, where hail over 5″ in diameter was reported.

Nelson Forensics’ engineers, architects, and building scientists are licensed in all 50 states to evaluate property damage, including roof coverings and exterior finish materials on buildings, which may have been caused by hail. Our team remains ready to respond to our clients’ needs for the evaluation of storm damage nationwide.  To request Nelson’s services, please call, e-mail, or submit an online request here