How to reduce risks from hail
Severe thunderstorms frequently are accompanied by hail storms. 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. Read more »
Evaluate the Risk
Significant hailstorms result in millions of dollars in damages to roofs, siding, outdoor and roof mounted equipment.
Protect Businesses from Damage
Resources to identify risk and reduce exposure to hail-related damage.
Make the Right Choice
The International Building Code currently does not require the consideration of impact resistance in the selection of roofing materials.
Protect Homes from Damage
Use these maps to determine if your home is at risk of hail damage.
Understanding the characteristics of roof covering materials
Choosing a Roofing Material
Select a roof cover for your home that will perform better in high winds and hail storms.
Choose a shingle that meets the required test standards
Guidance for installing a shingle roof.
Choosing a tile roof covering that meets the installation guidelines for wind and impact resistant test standards
Guidance for installing a tile roof.
Choose a metal roof covering that meets site wind-pressure requirements and impact-resistant test standards
Guidance for installing a metal roof.
Additional Hail Resources
- IBHS Researchers Conduct Post-Cat Hail Field Research »
- IBHS analysis of hail storm and tornado frequency »