Before a Hailstorm
Know What Your Insurance Covers and How Much You Need
- Check your policy to see what's covered and the deductible you've chosen.
- Your insurance policy typically covers the cost to repair roofs and cars, and other common hail damage.
- You may have a higher deductible for wind and hail damage than you do for other types of claims. Talk to your agent to find out more.
If you haven't taken a look at your roof in a while, now is the time. Roof repairs today can help you avoid extensive, time-consuming cleanup later.
- Repair or replace worn, curled or missing shingles.
- If your roof is aging, consider replacing it before hail season begins.
Protect Yourself and Your Car
In severe storms, a hail stone can be as big as a softball and fall at 50 to 100 miles per hour.
- 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.