Severe thunderstorms frequently are accompanied by hailstorms. As population density has increased and spacing between residential and commercial buildings has decreased in many metropolitan areas, there has been rapid growth in the number of hailstorms that cause hundreds of millions of dollars – or more than a billion dollars in damage. Property owners pay for this damage in several ways, including through inconvenience and being responsible for insurance policy deductibles when losses occur. Fortunately, impact-resistant roof covers can reduce losses and associated property ownership costs.
The latest issue of Disaster Safety Review examines recent hail field research, vinyl siding studies at the IBHS Research Center, and looks at Sandy by the numbers.
Meteorological expertise kept team from driving into the storm
Updates from the IBHS Hail Field Study.
IBHS hail data is already being used in a variety of ways and there are more possibilities ahead.
Post-cat hailstorm investigation project conducted by the Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues (RICOWI), which includes IBHS.
The first-ever indoor hailstorm demonstration.
A summary of the first-ever indoor hailstorm demonstration.
Nine steps to a FORTIFIED shingle roof for hurricane-prone areas.
Not all severe weather is alike. Why should your reactions be alike?