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HailSmart - Protect your home from Hail

10 March 2021


The Institute’s mission is to reduce the loss of life and property caused by severe weather and earthquakes through the identification and support of sustained actions that improve society’s capacity to adapt to, anticipate, mitigate, withstand and recover from natural disasters. [...] ISBN: 978-1-927929-11-7 Copyright®2018 The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction Hail damage The need to address the problem of mounting hail-related damage in Canada could not be more acute, as property owners and insurers have experienced hundreds of millions of dollars in hail damage in recent years and will likely see more hail damage in Canada going forward. [...] This, not necessarily because of any projected increase in the number of hailstorms, but due to the increased concentration of assets in Canadian cities and suburban housing developments, and the ever-growing costs of replacing damaged and destroyed property. [...] Hail too large Hail growing in circulating for cloud to hold convection currents falls to earth causing strong cold downdraft Freezing level Rain drops being sucked into the updraft 3 First steps Understand your home’s vulnerabilities Depending on the size of the hailstones, wind speed and the duration of a storm, hail can cause a great deal of damage to a home’s roof, exterior walls, and doors an. [...] The home on the left has more glancing blows to the roof from of impact and steepness of the wind, while the windward wall comes under attack the roof.



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