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.
Anyone whose property is struck hail needs to have professionals check to make sure there is damage. Not all hail storms cause damage, Brennan says. 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 damage. Golf ball sized hail is 1 ¾ inches 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 for a free Hail Damage Claim evaluation. (407) 212-8669
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