Follow these recommendations to reduce hail damage in hail-prone areas.
Replace the roof when necessary
Choose steep-sloped roofs
If possible, select a home with a steep-sloped roof, as low-sloped and flat roofs suffer more severe hail damage.
Select impact-rated skylights
Select impact-rated skylights that meet FM Approval Standard 4431 or ASTM E1996 large missile impact rating.
Select fiber-cement siding
Select fiber-cement siding where aluminum or vinyl siding would otherwise be used because it is more resilient to hail.
Close drapes, blinds, or window shades
Close drapes, blinds, or window shades during a severe hailstorm to keep wind from blowing broken glass inside.