Wylie contractor donates new roof to grandmother after hail storm

A local contractor is making sure a Wylie grandmother on a fixed income has a new roof over her head after April’s damaging hail storm.

Anna Montgomery was one of many Wylie residents whose home received heavy damage from a hail storm last month that left a trail of damage in Collin County.

The 79-year-old woman’s roof damage only got worse after more storms caused her ceiling to start caving in.

AJ Huckaby with Springtree Roofing and Restoration learned Montgomery had no insurance to cover the damage. And with a meager fixed income, a new roof was not in her budget.

“When I met with Mrs. Montgomery, she still had not had her roof tarped and had massive holes in her roof. I could stick my whole arm through,” Huckaby explained. “The ceiling in her living room kitchen, dining room, bedroom had all caved in. There was mold starting to grow on the walls.”

Huckaby said he couldn't walk away either. So with the help of donations from other contractors, he and his guys got to work to repair the roof.

“We are happy to give back any opportunity we have,” said Huckaby. “It’s a great feeling.”   

The contractor said about 12,000 Wylie homes had storm damage in April from softball-sized hail.