According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, hail causes an average of $1 billion damage to crops and property each year; some years have exceeded more than $2 billion in damage.
What size hail causes damage? penny size hail, pea-size hail, nickel size hail, quarter size hail, ping pong size hail?
How extensive is Quarter Size Hail Damage?
Anyone whose property is struck by hail needs to have licensed professionals check to make sure there is damage. Do not let someone walk up and knock on your door and tell you to open up a claim because he or she knows there is damage. 99% of the time they are just unlicensed salespeople with no knowledge or expertise on roof damage. Not all hail storms cause damage or enough damage that you should open up an insurance claim. However, Pea-sized hail (1/4 of an inch) or marble-sized hail (1/2 inch) might not cause damage. Anything larger, say a dime or a quarter (3/4 to one inch) can cause serious and severe damage. Golf ball-sized hail is 1 ¾ inch and softball-sized hail is 4 ½ inches according to NOAA.
Only a professional should evaluate the extent of the damage to your business or your home. Call an Experienced Public Adjuster
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Hail size explained
Pea = 1/4 inch diameterMarble/mothball = 1/2 inch diameter
Dime/Penny = 3/4 inch diameter – hail penny size or larger is considered severe
Nickel = 7/8 inch
Quarter = 1 inch
Ping-Pong Ball = 1 1/2 inch
Golf Ball = 1 3/4 inches
Tennis Ball = 2 1/2 inches
Baseball = 2 3/4 inches
Tea cup = 3 inches
Grapefruit = 4 inches
Softball = 4 1/2 inches
Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
There is never a claim that you do not need a Public Adjuster to help you and fight for your best interest when dealing with a for-profit insurance company that only cares for their bottom line.
Even they say your claim does not meet a deductible that means most likely the granted coverage but did not pay you. We know how a wide open covered claim to pursue supplement payments.
Hail Can Damage to Yachts, Commercial Jets, Private Jets, and Luxury Automobiles. Experienced Public Adjusters do more than just adjust residential claims and commercial insurance claims.