Hail, despite its ability to cause serious damage to homes and cars, is often underestimated and misunderstood. Below are some myths about hail and the truths behind them.
1. Small hail is nothing to worry about – Hail of any size can cause serious damage to your roof, simply based on the strength of the wind. Even small hail can cause damage, but with a strong wind, the damage can hit vulnerable locations and cause further damage.
2. Hail only damages cars – Because cars are often exposed and their roofs and hoods are easily visible, it is a commonly misconstrued that hail only damages cars. However, if your car is showing damage, it is highly likely you have damage on your roof. Focusing just on the car can leave the roof unattended, therefore leading to costly repairs.
3. If it’s not loud, it’s not hail – Sound can be an ineffective way of identifying hail. Sometimes a heavy storm can sound like hail when there isn’t any, and sometimes light hail can sound like an ordinary thunderstorm. The best way to be sure is to check outside for hail on the ground during any storm.
If you have experienced any hail recently, please contact us for a inspection and consultation.