Hail is consistently one of the most damaging and devastating weather phenomena, and if you’ve recently been affected by it in Schaumberg or Itasca, you need a hail repair damage expert you can trust. As a licensed public adjuster, we are also able to assist residents throughout Illinois, including those in the cities of Streamwood, Elk Grove Village, Bensenville, Wood Dale, Roselle, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Schiller Park, Elgin, Franklin Park, Addison, Sleepy Hollow, Gilberts, and Rosemont.
No one should feel like they’re alone when dealing with the after effects of a major hail storm. Call Gold Standard today to see why we’re the number one choice for hail damage repairs or roof replacement.
[Read the Weather Channel’s “Hail: The Most Underrated Costly Weather Disaster” here]
Taken from the article:
“It may not capture your attention, fear or fascination like a landfalling hurricane or tornado outbreak, but hail is consistently one of the most damaging weather phenomena every year.
Its annual cost to America’s insurers, homeowners and farmers runs in the billions of dollars.
‘Over the past few years, according to industry sources, we’ve seen $8-10 billion in insured and agricultural losses annually from hail alone,’ said Bryan Wood, meteorologist and operations analyst with Assurant, Inc.
Some of this can be attributed to the sheer number of severe thunderstorms in the U.S.
From 2010 through 2016, an average of 6,339 reports of large hail were received by National Weather Services offices each year.
Large hail is defined by the NWS as hail at least 1 inch in diameter, roughly the size of a quarter. Hail this size or larger is capable of more significant property damage.
What a Hailstorm Can Do
As a general rule of thumb, damage to roof shingles can occur with hail as small as quarter-size (1-inch diameter).
‘When hail hits a roof, the entire roof is replaced even if there is partial damage,’ said Bryan Wood of Assurant, Inc.
That can cost about $5,000 to $10,000.
In rare cases of softball-size hail, typically found only in the Plains states a few times a year, hailstones can punch through the roof, leading to water damage in a home’s interior.
Winds only worsen the damage potential.
Wood said that wind-driven hailstones can damage not only the roof, but also a home’s siding, windows and doors.
‘In these type of events, the damage (to a home) can exceed $30,000.'”
Originally posted 2017-07-27 14:04:27.