Hail Damage Repair in San Antonio
Hail causes insurance companies over $1 billion per year in damage and is one of the most common natural disaster that insurance providers deal with.
Hail damage occurs because hailstorms spontaneously form during regular storms. Hail is formed from updrafts in thunderstorms that bring water into freezing atmospheric temperatures. Vehicles and structures are dented from the force that the hail falls, which is about 100 mph for baseball sized hail, or the speed of a major league baseball pitcher’s throw.
Considering this speed, the size of the hail will be the primary indicator of the amount of damage possible. Hail ranges in size from pebble- to softball-sized.
- Hail the size of a quarter will damage shingles and gutters.
- Hail the size of golfballs, roughly 1.5-2 inches in diameter, will put dents in your vehicle.
- Baseball sized hail, 2.5-3 inches will break windows and windshields.
- Anything larger than 3 inches, at high speed, can put holes in certain roofs.