Hailstorms damage buildings, crops, cars, and more, causing billions of dollars in economic losses.
More important than economic losses, however, are people. Whether you're an architect, contractor, building owner, or an everyday citizen, your first line of defense against hail will always be the roof above your head. Designing and building with components that offer the appropriate level of hail protection isn't just smart business. It's safe business.
"Over the past decade, average annual insured losses due to hail are estimated at $8–13 billion in the U.S., and losses have increased dramatically over the last few decades," reports a study published in Nature Research, a leading international journal.
As the severity and frequency of hail storms have increased, insurance, construction, and roofing companies have responded accordingly to help guide stakeholders in designing, building, and repairing roofs that provide the appropriate protection level for the most hail-prone zones in the United States.