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It’s that time of year when many parts of the U.S. see severe storms with heavy rains, winds and sometimes hail. These are not only concerning your personal safety but the safety of your home as well. With some hail stones as large as softballs, it’s best to be aware of what could happen to your property and how you can best protect yourself if a severe storm does occur.
Thanks to our friends at WeatheCheck, we have some significant data here on where homeowners who are likely to see hail damage live, how to protect your property and the dangers of the storm. See the infographic below for more information.
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As you can see in the infographic above, hail can impact a home in almost any state. While many hailstorms produced small, pea-sized hail, there are large storms that can produce hail that damages cars, windows, roofing, and siding. These damages can be costly.
While you can’t prevent hail from impacting your home, you can minimize the damage. If your area is prone to hail storms, consider investing in a metal roof. Keep trees and shrubs trimmed, especially if they are by any windows or hanging over your roof. Most importantly, keep yourself safe by avoiding the outdoors during a hailstorm.
Even with preventative measures in place, a large hail storm can still cause bigger problems. You may want to have some budget for an emergency or contact your insurance company to see if they cover hail damage. While each situation is different, the average cost of storm, hail or wind damage repairs is $5,370.
With this in mind, prepare your home for the unexpected. Have an emergency fund ready should damages ever occur and be ready if a hail storm ever impacts your home.
Looking for more information on home preparedness? Read Fire Prevention & Safety.