How to protect yourself and your property from hail

Hail causes approximately $1 billion in damage in the United States each year, but there are ways to protect yourself and your property. Keep in mind these tips from AccuWeather:

  • If you do not have a garage or carport to park your car under, use tarps or blankets to protect your vehicle.
  • Look into installing impact-resistant roofing shingles, doors and windows that are built to withstand the abuse of hailstones.
  • Be sure your home and auto insurance both cover hail damage.
  • Protect yourself by seeking shelter during a hailstorm.

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